Globetrotting: Across Texas

TRAVEL by Alisa –

State Capital in Austin, Texas.

With summer looming over our heads and the promise of hot balmy nights, it’s time to take a look at the Top Texas Reader’s Choice winners. I know that the allure of leaving the country and heading off to explore new lands does seem appealing; however, a stay closer to home in the Lone Star State might just be your ticket for a fabulous vacation this summer.

The end of 2018 brought a review of Reader’s Choice Awards creating a list of what has been deemed, according to Conde’ Nast Traveler, as the best in Texas. Let’s take a look!

In addition, the Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt in Austin also was rated a 9 in the Top Ten Overall in the United States. It is a lovey property featuring 319 rooms well-appointed in chic décor with the comforts of the new and a flair of opulence. There’s a roof top pool, and at Geraldine’s, live music of course. We are talking about Austin – the live music capitol of Texas!

The boutique hotel is but a few miles away from attractions, such as Lady Bird Lake, the Texas State Capitol, Zilker Metropolitan Park and many other Austin must-sees. Even more impressive is the layout and accommodations to host a family reunion, wedding or corporate event. The ballrooms and intimate office spaces provide the setting for a perfect gathering. What’s more, the hotel is pet friendly, so guests can travel in style with their fur babies. Now that’s the way we Texans love to travel!

Reader’s Choice Awards - Conde’ Nast Traveler best in Texas

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt’s roof top pool in Austin.

1.  Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt – Austin
2.  The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa – Houston
3.  JW Marriott – Austin
4.  Archer Hotel – Austin
5.  Hotel Emma – San Antonio
6.  The St. Anthony, A Luxury Hotel – San Antonio
7.  Hotel Valencia Riverwalk – San Antonio
8.  Hotel ZaZa Memorial City – Houston
9.  The Westin – Austin Downtown

Kimpton Hotel Van Zandt’s Lady Bird Reception Hall.

10.  Hotel Granduca – Austin
11.  Hotel Granduca – Houston
12.  The Driskill – Austin
13.  Gage Hotel – Marathon
14.  Hotel Sorella CityCentre – Houston
15.  Hotel ZaZa – Dallas Uptown
16.  Hotel ZaZa Museum District – Houston
17.  Hotel Eleven – Austin
18.  Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek – Dallas
19.  Fairmont – Austin
20.  Four Seasons Hotel – Houston