Top Getaways For Parents Near Houston

Raising kids can be rewarding, but it's also challenging and often very hard work. Parents devote so much time to raising the family, taking care of the home and working a regular job that little time remains to take a break and relax. Finding time for yourself is important and the Houston area offers many places for quiet time and relaxation away from family and responsibilities. Here are five excellent getaway options for parents near Houston.
Hotel Galvez
2024 Seawall Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77550
(409) 765-7721

Located on Galveston Island directly across from the Gulf of Mexico, Hotel Galvez is a great place for parents to escape from daily worries and enjoy some time alone. This historic hotel is more than 100 years old and overflows with modern amenities while still maintaining its historic charm. Couples will love socializing with others at the swim-up bar and hot tub before sitting back and enjoying an ultimate spa treatment including a full body massage and quiet time in the Meditation Garden. Hotel Galvez represents the ultimate treat for parents and one of the best places to visit for rest and relaxation.

Hyatt Market Street
9595 Six Pines Drive
The Woodlands, TX 77380
(281) 203-5005

The Woodlands is a growing and thriving community and Hyatt Market Street is one of the best ways to get to know Houston's neighbor to the north. Hyatt Market Street features small suites that offer a quiet and relaxing oasis in The Woodland's Market Street area. Spend some time at the terrace pool before walking around the Market Street area and Market Circle, known for its boutique shops and luxury dining. Wrap up your parents getaway with an evening in-room massage before falling asleep on the comfortable bedding. The amenities and surroundings make Hyatt Market Street a great place to enjoy a getaway and indulge the senses with shopping, food and drink.

Royal Sonesta Houston
2222 W. Loop South
Houston, TX 77027
(713) 627-7600

Houston's Galleria area is well known for its large shopping center and abundant dining and lodging options. Among the places to stay, one that should rank high on your list of potential parent getaways is Royal Sonesta Houston. This hotel features almost 500 rooms overlooking the Galleria skyline on one side and downtown Houston on the other and is one of the Galleria's largest and most luxurious hotels. Dinner at the on-site ARA Restaurant followed by drinks in the Axis Lounge is a great way to experience some one-on-one time with your mate followed by some socializing with others. Room service will be happy to bring you and your sweetie a late-night dessert and beverage as you take in the peace and quiet on your parents' getaway in the Houston Galleria.

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Hotel Icon
220 Main St.
Houston, TX 77002
(713) 224-4266

Those who love the nightlife and action of downtown Houston should consider a parents' getaway at the Hotel Icon. This award- winning luxury hotel is located on the north side of downtown Houston and is considered by many as one of the very best hotels in Houston's downtown area. Deluxe rooms at Hotel Icon feature great views of the Houston skyline and surrounding areas plus luxury amenities like a whirlpool tub and shower. A delicious meal at the Hotel Icon's own Line and Lariat Restaurant is a great way to pamper yourself before boarding the Metrorail Light Rail for a quick ride to downtown and other nearby attractions. These features and more make Hotel Icon one of the Houston area's best places for a parents' weekend getaway.

Silverleaf Piney Shores Resort
8350 Piney Shores Drive
Conroe, TX 77304
(936) 856-4692

If your idea of a parents' getaway includes trees and lakes rather than stores and shopping, then consider a visit to the Silverleaf Piney Shores Resort in nearby Conroe. A short 40-minute drive from downtown Houston, Piney Shores Resort is an ideal place for nature lovers and guests will appreciate the lakeside accommodations on Lake Conroe and the opportunity to explore Sam Houston National Forest. Once couples finish a hike through the woods and a boating excursion, they can enjoy a game of shuffleboard and some time in the indoor or outdoor pools. Piney Shores Resort is not far away from the hustle and bustle of Houston, but its natural setting and peace and quiet make it seem worlds away. It's perfect for parents who want the rejuvenation that only nature can bring.

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