Everything You Need to Know About a Winter Getaway in Texas

You might hear Texans grumble about the fact that summers in the Lone Star State are scorching and unpleasant. The upside to this is that winters are pleasant and yield mild temperatures, with averages in the 60s. If you’re looking to take a vacation this winter season, a trip to Texas is an excellent choice! We’ll give you insight on how to have the best winter getaway in Texas possible. 

While you’re in the process of planning your winter getaway in Texas, be sure to utilize our Texas Hill Country Itinerary. We’ve outlined all of the best places to eat and shop, as well as our favorite things to see and do. 

The Best Spot for a Winter Getaway in Texas

So where exactly should you go on this winter getaway in Texas? Wimberley. Wimberley, TX, is a little slice of heaven located in the heart of Texas Hill Country. While you’re here, stay at Cypress Creek Cottages. Our fully-equipped private cottages will provide you with all the ample space and comfort that you need during your stay. A standout quality of our cottages is their convenient location. When you stay at Cypress Creek Cottages, you can easily travel to popular surrounding areas, such as Austin, San Antonio, and San Marcos. 

Our sister property, Hotel Flora and Fauna, also resides in Wimberley. If you’re seeking an eclectic room with stunning amenities in a boutique hotel, perhaps this lodging option is for you. 

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Places to Visit in Texas in December

If you’re looking for Texas winter vacation ideas, we’ve got you covered. While you’re staying in Wimberley, consider taking weekend getaways to the following cities:

San Marcos

Only a 25-minute drive from Cypress Creek Cottages


Only a 50-minute drive from Cypress Creek Cottages

San Antonio

Only an hour drive from Cypress Creek Cottages


Only a 3-hour drive from Cypress Creek Cottages

Corpus Christi

Only a 3-hour drive from Cypress Creek Cottages


Only a 3 ½- hour drive from Cypress Creek Cottages

Fort Worth

Only a 3 ½- hour drive from Cypress Creek Cottages

Winter Activities in Texas

Ice Skating

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Who doesn’t love putting on some skates and mittens and hitting the rink in the winter? A popular ice skating rink is Chaparral Ice in Austin. 


Winter is a prime time to explore national and state parks in Texas. You won’t get all sweaty as you trek the trails and are likely to spot wildlife. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars if you plan on partaking in some bird watching. Some popular parks are Big Bend National Park, Galveston Island State Park, Cypress Creek Nature Trail Park, and Dripping Springs Ranch Park

Holiday Festivals

austin trail of lights

During the winter months, there is an array of festivals and fairs in the area. Some favorite attractions at these festive celebrations include visits from Santa Claus, marshmallow roasts, Christmas carollers, train villages, gingerbread house decorating, and holiday markets. Fan-favorite holiday festivals include Dickens on the Strand in Galveston, Houston Zoo Lights, and El Paso WinterFest.

Light Displays

When you find yourself surrounded by twinkling Christmas lights, you immediately feel the magic of holiday cheer. Some big light displays in the state include the EmilyAnn Theatre and Gardens Trail of Lights in Wimberley, the Austin Trail of Lights, Santa’s Ranch in New Braunfels, and the Holiday River Walk Parade in San Antonio. 

Experience the Hill Country With Cypress Creek Cottages

Cottage 4 Livingroom

Are you ready to start planning your winter getaway in Texas? Browse our deluxe cottages and find the perfect one for you. Our Red Cottage is a designer-decorated, pet-friendly cottage that has all the comforts of home, plus more. The Red Cottage features one bedroom and bathroom, plus a kitchen, dining room, living area, and private deck with a hot tub and BBQ grill. 

Are you ready to have a winter vacation in Texas? Check our availability and start planning your getaway today! We can’t wait to have you! 

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