Labor Day Fun in the Sun
August 31, 2010 10:01 AM   Subscribe

Labor Day weekend will be my last day off before hunkering down through my heavy work load and waiting for Thanksgiving Day. I've had a glorious summer but sadly the days have become noticeably shorter. What would be appropriately awesome for this last summer huzzah? Help me Texan MeFites!

For reference, I live in Austin. I'm willing to travel out of town but preferably not more than 2 hours away. The exception being Houston where my brother has recently moved. Bonus points for romantic suggestions. My boyfriend has a rare 2 day weekend (Sunday and Monday) off from work and it would be nice to go on a weekend getaway. Extra bonus points for motorcycle friendly suggestions. We both ride. My seat isn't very comfortable so some cool stops along the way would be appreciated.
posted by vilandra to Travel & Transportation (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've had a great time at Ink's lake. Marble Falls is a bit of a destination these days, too. Going east, I've found Luling to be a pretty charming little town, and you'd be hard-pressed to find better barbecue than the Luling City Market. Or how 'bout New Braunfels? They have Landa Park, and Schliterbahn!
posted by Gilbert at 11:11 AM on August 31, 2010

We're also in Austin (so come to the next meetup and say hi!) and my first thought was also Schlitterbahn/tubing on the Guadalupe. Surprisingly, Labor Day weekend isn't that terribly crowded at the bahn in my experience. If you've got a little cash to spare, I have personally found overnighting at a B&B in Gruene, across the state highway from New Braunfels, to be very romantic. It was our favorite weekend destination when we lived in Houston.

If you want a romantic place to stay in Houston, I recommend Sara's in the Heights. We spent the night after we got married there. It may be a bit short notice, though.
posted by immlass at 12:14 PM on August 31, 2010

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