On the Road Again

Looking for a luxurious getaway? One tank of gas and miles of Texas' scenic views will get you there.

Someone once said, "Never underestimate the therapeutic power of driving and listening to very loud music", and we couldn't agree more. Air travel is down because of the pandemic, but the highways are still open, and Texas is a big state with a lot to explore. We encourage you to upload a playlist and hit the road.

The Valencia Hotel Group has luxury and full-service hotels across Texas. If you are looking for a road trip destination, one tank of gas will get you to the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk in San Antonio or The George in College Station. Each one is unique, as the Valencia Hotel Group prides itself on providing locally authentic experiences at each of their properties.

Voted #1 in San Antonio by Condé Nast Traveler in 2019, the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is a luxury boutique hotel located on the San Antonio River Walk. With numerous upscale amenities, including two bars and an Argentinean-influenced restaurant, Dorrego's, you will never have a reason to leave the property. Touches of old San Antonio can be found everywhere you look, from the artwork to the accessories in public spaces - it's Texas sophistication can't be missed.

Through the end of the year, the hotel is offering a Tango in the Courtyard. This fun getaway package includes a private balcony room with the perfect view of the central courtyard where guests can view two hours of Tango and related Latin-dance styles on Friday and Saturday nights. Guests will also enjoy a complimentary cheese plate and a bottle of Malbec wine.

If a drive into Aggie-land is more your style, The George, located in Bryan College Station, is a four-star boutique hotel that is not only luxurious but steeped in Texas A&M tradition. The George is one of Century Square's anchors, a walkable mixed-use destination that offers retail, dining, and entertainment venues.

You'll want to be camera ready for the famous Texas flag book wall – where 10,000 books with red, white, and blue spines were stacked together by artist Thedra Cullar-Ledford to form the Texas state flag. The art installation was dedicated to former first lady Barbara Bush after she passed in 2018. Stop in for a meal at Poppy, so called in honor of the nickname given to President George H.W. Bush by his grandchildren, or relax with a drink at 1791, a whiskey bar commemorating the beginning of the Whiskey Rebellion under President George Washington.

Texas is a big state with a lot to explore. We encourage you to upload a playlist and hit the road.

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