Texas Hotels That Do the Holidays Just Right, So You Don’t Have To

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For many, the holiday season means traveling as opposed to warm nights inside around your own kitchen table or fireplace. If you need to be on the road to see family for Christmas or New Year’s Eve, there’s absolutely no reason to make your stay anything less than extraordinary. Why not choose the perfect home-away-from-home for the holidays, leaving decorating, food, and additional festivities to someone else? Here are three Texas hotels that know how to do the holidays just right, so you don’t have to.

1. Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio

Texas Hotels That do the Holidays Just Right, So You Don’t Have To

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Just a few miles from downtown San Antonio sits the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. Nestled on 300 acres of what was formerly a family ranch, this resort and spa also boasts its own lazy river and water park, walking trails, a golf course, and a huge porch from which to take in the views. Every year, the hotel lobby is transformed into a veritable Christmas oasis with beautiful holiday decorations, and throughout December, on select days, there’s a story time for the little ones by a large fireplace, complete with s’mores. There are also Christmas crafts and letter-writing to Santa. The opportunity to have breakfast with Santa is also available at Springhouse Café on the hotel property, and throughout select evenings, families can enjoy their own s’mores time together by the festively decorated fireplace. On Christmas Day, everyone can come together for an amazing Christmas dinner at Antler’s Lodge under an epically designed antler chandelier created from 500 sets which were naturally shed!

2. Four Seasons Hotel in Austin

Texas Hotels That do the Holidays Just Right, So You Don’t Have To

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Famed for its annual gingerbread village, the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin is also known for its holiday-themed cocktails, beautiful Christmas décor, and festive events. Complete with Teddy Bear Teas, indulgent holiday brunches, and elegant surroundings, this hotel has the holiday season wrapped up with a bow for its guests. Not only that, but the hotel spa is offering wonderful packages which, last year, they entitled “12 Days of Blissmas.” Just in time for the holidays, wouldn’t it be great to give the gift of your time to others after having experienced a stress-relief treatment at your hotel? These luxury accommodations overlook Lady Bird Lake and are less than a mile from the Texas Capitol Building!

3. Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center in Grapevine

Texas Hotels That do the Holidays Just Right, So You Don’t Have To

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If your holiday travels take you to north Texas this year, then a visit to the Gaylord Texan Resort is surely in order. Located in Grapevine, the hotel hosts the amazing Lone Star Christmas event in which its enormous atrium is decked out in millions of lights, a huge Christmas tree, 15K ornaments, and life-sized gingerbread houses! There are cookies and milk events with Mrs. Claus, skating, and snow tubing. Plus, don’t miss out on the “Ice!” event, featuring 2 million pounds of ice sculptures which are hand-carved! There are also ice slides and fun-filled family activities to participate in… and grown-ups will love the ice bar for their traditional glass of eggnog!