Riserva Tour and Travel’s Top 5 Texas Staycations


Taking a “Holiday Staycation” is a great way for you to slow down and enjoy the holiday season together as a family while staying within your schedule and budget.  Staycations are a great way to spend the holidays because you are not flying to faraway destinations, but it still allows you to take a few days off, relax, explore with your family, and discover new things about the place you live.


Live near  Austin? Checkout the Lakeway Resort and Spa.
Live near Austin and looking for a place to staycation? Try staying at the Lost Pines Resort and Spa and go zip lining.
One of our staycations. Exploring Big Bend National Park and it’s surrounding areas.


Riserva Tour and Travel’s Top 5 Texas Staycations


Beautiful sunrise at Big Bend National Park


Boquillas Canyon is the longest and deepest canyon in Big Bend National Park.


West Texas

Enjoy a game of golf at Jack Black’s Crossing, Las Lajitas, TX.


Take an adventure to Big Bend National Park while staying at a Western Texas family fun golf resort. Your days will be filled with playing golf along the Rio Grande River, zip lining, hiking, water rafting, 4-wheeling through the mountainous high desert, and more. Take a drive to Marfa to discover why people are traveling all over the world to see the Marfa Lights, live music, great food, and first class art. Don’t forget to schedule a night at the McDonald Observatory for the amazing star party. You and your family will learn about the stars and see galaxies far far away.  Camping is a great option out west, you can glamp, or even take advantage of several luxury options.  There are fun options for every style.  Make sure you end your trip staying at least one night at the Gage Hotel, or dine in their famous restaurant. Please leave a comment or email us on our website Riserva Tour and Travel for more information on what to do and where to stay in West Texas. 


Las Lajitas Golf Resort, Las Lajitas, TX…home of Clay Henry the Mayor who is a goat
Visit downtown Marfa!
Let’s go glamping at the unique Bohemian lodging in the desert at El Cosmico, Marfa, TX

Best place for lunch in Marfa.
Saint George Hotel downtown Marfa, TX
Luxury apartment for rent downtown, Marfa

Hotel Paisano was built in the 1930’s where movies stars like Elizabeth Taylor stayed. This hotel has been refurbished and is located downtown Marfa.
The Gage Hotel, Marathon TX



Austin has street art in some of the most unexpected places. Have you had your picture taken at this mural?


The city known as the Live Music Capital of World has a warm friendly Texas vibe.  Austin is fun, exciting, and offers plenty of family friendly things to do throughout the year.   Even if you are a local or live nearby, the holidays are a great time to discover downtown Austin.  You will experience great food, outdoor activities, amazing art galleries, murals, music, and fun people.  Stay a couple of nights downtown and experience the eclectic vibe of Austin.  Riserva Tour and Travel’s top two recommendations near South Congress are the Austin Motel and Hotel Saint Cecila.  You and your family will enjoy exploring SoCo and all of the fun activities in the area.  Fill your day shopping in SoCo, taking a tour of the Capital, kayaking along Lady Bird Lake, or seeing the the bats fly at Congress bridge.  If you are spending the night in one of the hotels we recommended you carve out time to lounge by the hotel fifty’s stylish pools…weather permitting, it is Texas y’all! 


Visit the Trail of Lights one of Austin’s most cherished holiday events. Photo credit Lindsay McCormack

Hotel Saint Cecilia is known for its cool art and Rock N Roll Vibe. Photo credit Hotel Saint Cecilia
Austin Motel, SoCo area
Quinessential Austin! Photo Credit Austin Motel.
South Congress Street with a view of the Capital and skyline
View of downtown Austin and the Capital while shopping in SoCo.



Downtown view of Dallas, TX.
If you are looking for a fun family staycation then head to Dallas for a one of kind travel experience.


Dallas is full of fun family friendly holiday adventures that includes incredible light displays, great shopping, theme parks, musical performances, and restaurants.  If you plan on being there over the holidays make sure to visit Enchantment Christmas at Globe Life Park in Arlington, TX.   It is a new attraction  featuring the world’s largest Christmas light maze, an ice skating pond, live music, and a lot of tasty food trucks. Do not forget to visit the Holiday Wonder at Fair Park.  You will enjoy food tastings from around the world, holiday themed lanterns, and lights.  Looking for an experience you and your family will never forget then let Riserva Tour and Travel book your holiday at the Gaylord.  You will enjoy snow, tubing, and twenty foot tall ice slides. 


Holiday Wonder at Fair Park, Dallas TX
Lights, lanterns, great food and the spirit of Christmas at the Holiday Wonder.
Gaylord Hotel Winter Wonderland, Dallas TX
Enjoy an indoor Winter Wonderland, with ice slides and skating rinks!


Texas Hill Country

Sunset in West Texas
Beautiful Texas Sunsets


This is a fun family road trip where you will learn about Texas history, see limestone cliffs, rolling hills, wineries, explore endless hikes, wonderful people, and beautiful sunsets.  Fredricksburg is a great place to stay for a few days to experience a unique German/Texan holiday affair.  Your family will enjoy shopping, live music, museums, and parades.  Make sure you drive the Willow City Loop known as one of the prettiest drives in the area, visit the Texas White House, and climb Enchanted Rock.  Looking for places to stay in Fredericksburg, Riserva Tour and Travel knows the best AirBnB’s and hotels.  If you are wanting to visit the wineries, but not spend the night we can help with a great tour. 


Main Street on Fredricksburg, TX.
Enjoy over a one hundred shops on Main Street, Fredricksbug TX.

Christmas Pyramid, Fredricksburg, TX
Outdoor Christmas Pyramid, Fredricksburg, TX.
Willow Loop drive near Fredericksburg
Willow Loop is a must see in the spring, but it is still a beautiful drive in the fall and winter.
View from the top of Enchanted Rock.
Hike Enchanted Rock with your family.
Kuhlman Cellars wine tasting room
Kuhlman Cellars, is one of Riserva Tour and Travel’s favorite.

Riserva Tour and Travel now offers group wine tours departing from the Lakeway and Austin Area


San Antonio

'the Alamo downtown San Antonio, TX.
Downtown San Antonio is a great place for families to explore. There is so much to do and see which makes it a perfect weekend getaway.


If you have not had a chance to see the magic of the lights on the River Walk during the holidays then plan on spending a long weekend in San Antonio to enjoy the carolers, culture, luminaries, shopping, food, and fun.  The Pearl District is a unique and fun place for the whole family where you can stay at Hotel Emma, which was once a prohibition brewery turned into a boutique hotel.  You can lounge in old cast iron fermentation tanks that have been refurbished while sipping on a glass of wine, explore over three thousand books in the library, or relax at the roof top pool.  Surrounding the hotel are great hip restaurants, fun shopping, opportunities for live music, and if your timing is right you can even enjoy a local market.


Holiday Lights along the San Antonio River Walk.
See the magic of the Christmas lights as you stroll the Riverwalk during the Holidays!
Lobby of Hotel Emma
Hotel Emma is located in the Pearl District. This area has been voted a family favorite hang out spot for the last few years.
Refurbished Fermented tanks to lounge in at Hotel Emma
Refurbished fermented tanks you can relax in and have a cocktail.
Family dance party with a DJ in the Pearl District, San Antonio TX.
Enjoying the family fun activities in the Pearl District, San Antonio, TX.

Plan your holiday vacation or Texas Staycation today!  Riserva Tour and Travel will customize and plan your vacation making your life easier, less stressful, while creating memories that will last a life time.  Please share this post with friends, leave a comment, and email us to learn more about our services.


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