Eight brief street journeys from Houston

Are you looking for a getaway from Houston this Labor Day weekend? We have some great options. Read on to find out!

Just like that, two thirds of 2021 are almost finished and we’re looking at Labor Day weekend just around the corner !!! Thankfully, last summer was better than 2020, but now there’s the Delta variant of COVID-19 that is cause for concern.

However, there are still some great ways to say goodbye to some very Instagram-worthy summer 2021 getaways in style and goodbye. And the best part is that there is a very safe way you can do it by opting for a road trip.

Check out our list of the 10 Best Road Trip Trips from Houston. These are all great places from our Lonestar state that you could cover over Labor Day weekend.

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Labor Day Weekend 2021 – Short Road Trips from Houston

1. HUNTSVILLE

Less than two hours from Houston, Hunstville State Park has great amenities like a swimming hole with a platform, nearby washrooms, a snack shop, campgrounds, and more. On your way, be sure to stop by the local statue of Sam Houston, A Tribute to Courage. Huntsville is also home to The Blue Lagoon, a beach and diving school. Don’t worry, you don’t have to dive to swim there.

Where: 565 Park Road 40 W Huntsville, TX 77340

How far: ~ 70 miles

When: Open daily, 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

How much: 13 years and older: $ 7 | 12 years and younger: Free of charge

2. SHINY

Spötzl brewery tour

Image courtesy of the Shiner Beer Facebook page

We’ll be here ahead of time – Shiner, Texas is a very small town. We think it’s worth the trip, but it won’t be the most glamorous vacation you’ve ever had. Still, the city is charming with its own unique shops. You definitely want to tour the brewery and have your daily tasting. Just down the street is Howard’s, a gas station with picnic tables outside. You can drink beer and play cards at the gas station. How cool is that You can also visit Antiques Art & Beer, Sunken Gardens and of course the violet

brewery for a tour. Stay in a local B&B for even more charm.

Where: 603 E Brewery St, Shiner, TX 77984

How far: 127 miles

When: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Mon-Sat | 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm Sun.

How much: Guided tours of the brewery are $ 10 per person

3. SEGUIN

One of the most underrated cities in Texas is Seguin. Surrounded by the Guadalupe, there are many places in the city for tubing and many cascading water features. They are also home to the oldest fully licensed bar in Texas, the largest pecan in the world, and many fantastic festivals. While you’re there, you’ll definitely want to visit Son’s Island. It’s a real island in the middle of Lake Placid with blue waters, a sandy beach, cabana rentals, live music, kayaking, and more. You can only enter the island with a reservation. Be sure to bring your river shoes – the bottom of the lake is rocky.

Where: 110 Lee St. Seguin, TX 78155

How far: 162 miles

4. WACO

The heart of Texas has recently become famous for its Magnolia Market, the birthplace and flagship home and furnishing store owned by Chip & Joanna Gaines of HGTV. With so much more to offer, the Waco Mammoth National Monument is one of the best. Their nationally recognized hiking trails in Cameron Park are well worth a full day. If that’s not enough, you can visit the Texas Rangers Hall of Fame & Museum. End your evening with a trip to Buzzard Billy’s Swamp Shack, where the kids can feed the animals while you sip cocktails.

Where: 100 N Interstate 35 Frontage Road, Waco, TX 76704

How far: 185 miles

The best way to enjoy your road trips – RVshare

Motorhome with friends

RVshare is the first and largest peer-to-peer marketplace for RV rental. With more than 100,000 vehicles available, RVshare’s diverse inventory ranges from affordable caravans to luxury RVs, and has space for any outdoor adventure, be it a camping weekend or a tour of the national parks.

Check out affordable RV options near you today by clicking here.

Labor Day Weekend 2021 – Short Road Trips from Houston Continued

5. WIMBERLEY

Wimberley, Texas is also known for tubing and swimming and is home to both the Blue Hole Regional Park and Jacob’s Well. Both nature areas are known for their clear, beautiful waterholes. If you’re there from March to December, check out the market days that happen every Saturday. You can also visit a drive-in theater, the Corral Theater. This is a Hill Country classic and one of our favorite road trips from Houston!

Where: Blue Hole – 100 Blue Hole Lane, Wimberley, Texas 78676

How far: 182 miles

6. GREEN MORNING

Located in Elgin, Texas, just outside Austin, this is home to glamping professionals. You can choose from eight different accommodations, including glamorous tents, cabin oases, renovated Airstreams and the Spartan Mansion. You would expect outrageous prices, but these people are down to earth – they are reasonably priced.

Where: Elgin, TX

How far: 138 miles

How much: $ 112 + per night

7. PEDERNALES FALLS STATE PARK

Another beautiful swimming area not to be missed is the Pedernales Falls. Nearby is the famous Hamilton Pool, a crystal clear swimming hole located in a cave with a waterfall. This particular swimming area is best for children who are good at swimming and climbing on their own – younger children are allowed, but it’s a bit stressful, especially on busy days.

Be there at least an hour before it opens and prepare to wait in line in your car, then walk about half a mile to get to the swimming area. You should wear waterproof shoes. To really make your visit remarkable, try staying at the nearby Cypress Valley Canopy Tours. They offer zipline tours, but the real gem is their tree house hotel. It’s expensive, but the view and experience are amazing. One of our top Labor Day weekend getaway options from Houston!

Where: 2585 ​​Park Road 6026, Johnson City, TX 78636

How far: 197 miles

When: Open Wed to Sun, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

How much: 13 years and older – $ 6 daily | 12 years and younger: Free of charge

8. BARTON FEATHER

Located directly on the Colorado River in Austin, this spring-fed urban pool is open year-round with lifeguards. It’s about 3 acres with plenty of lawns for sunbathing. Entry to the pool is cheap, but nearby Barton Creek is free! This is a local favorite in Austin, so go early on a weekday to avoid the crowds. Great option for a fun road trip from Houston.

Where: 2131 William Barton Dr, Austin, TX 78746

How far: 168 miles

How much: Free

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