D.W. asks from Plano, TX on August 05, 2008
Suggestions for a Moms' Weekend Out
Hi! I am looking for some good ideas for a weekend road-trip Mom's weekend out. I live in the Plano area and would like to stay within a 4 hour drive -- or so. I'd like to be able to do some shopping, but would enjoy small town shops. Does anyone have any suggestions for a relaxing weekend location?
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T.E. answers from Dallas on August 06, 2008
If you get some responses - I'd love to hear what they said. I'd like to find a place to go with my team for a retreat weekend.
J.G. answers from Dallas on August 06, 2008
Salado! Lots of great shops. I've never stayed at the Stagecoach Inn, but we did stay in a condo at Mill Creek Inn for a weekend. Nothing fancy, but comfortable.
J.W. answers from Dallas on August 06, 2008
Wimberly or Fredericksburg would be perfect. They have some nice B&Bs.
D.H. answers from Dallas on August 06, 2008
Good Morning, Marshall is a great little town in East Texas (about 3 hours from Plano) with several B&B's, and lots of antiquing. It is very quiet on entertainment but there are some local venues. D. H.
M.C. answers from Dallas on August 05, 2008
What about Grapevine? wineries, spas, good shopping? Sounds like a winner to me. Have fun!
D.G. answers from Dallas on August 06, 2008
I second the Granbury suggestion. If you like antiques, this is the place to go! The downtown square is full of small shops and hometown resturants. There are tons of Bed & Breakfast around the area plus there is an old fashioned hotel right on the square called "The Nutt House" with a restaurant downstairs (http://www.nutt-hotel.com). The square also has an Opera House with fun shows, etc. (http://www.granburyoperahouse.net) and it's only 2 hours from the Plano area. (I'm from there so I'm a little biased!) ha! Have fun where ever you go!
D.D. answers from Dallas on August 05, 2008
Granbury has great bed and breakfast and good shopping on the square, plus a couple of music shows in the evenings. Fredericksburg is a little further (maybe 5 hours) but lots to do - tons of shopping, winery tours, wildflower farm, lbj ranch, etc. Austin is also fun. My friends and I were going to do a spa weekend at Lost Pines before everyone got pregnant! Jefferson is also good for b&bs and shopping, but not as good as granbury and fredericksburg. Also, Little Rock, AR has a great inn (lookout point lakeside inn) and good shopping or stay at the Arlington hotel, an old hotel with a spa. Have fun!
K.L. answers from Dallas on August 06, 2008
Go to Ft. Worth, lots of fun stuff to do. Go to Sundancesquare.com
E.J. answers from Dallas on August 06, 2008
Austin is one of my favorite nearby get-away cities. Great B&Bs, spas, shopping (clothing, jewelry & art) and fun activities such as the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, boat rentals on Town Lake and bat-watching on Congress Street bridge at dusk. It's a 3 hour drive to a wonderful Hill Country city. Whatever you choose, have a great time!
C.F. answers from Dallas on August 06, 2008
Canton is antique & unique shopping heaven! About an hour and a half from dowtown Dallas. Also in that area, the intersection of 69 & 80 is a town called Mineola - the cutest, quaintest little place. Antique shops galore, scrumptious restaurants, coffee & smoothie shops, bistro's AND the best rated 9-hole golf course in the state of Texas! My husband and I loved the town so much we bought a cabin on the town's lake - Lake Holbrook. This place is the best kept secret in the region!
Another suggestion that I didn't see from the other writers is Fredricksburg, TX (and more well-known than Mineola). It's a quaint historical town with more "upscale antiques", restaurants, bed & breakfasts, etc. My husband and I spent a wonderful Valentine's weekend there when I was too pregnant to venture too far from Dallas.