Need an Idea for a Great Excursion this Summer? We’ve Got Three!

The soaking pools and garden at the Trellis Spa.

There's so much to do in Houston this summer, it might be hard to pick and choose. May we offer three suggestions — from an upscale spa to stylish staycations — for ways to spend a few great days close to home?


FOR A SPA WEEKEND The largest spa in the state of Texas has opened on The Houstonian's verdant campus, a 26,000-square-foot retreat with a 6,500-square-foot bathing area dubbed the Soaking Pools and Garden. Trellis Spa at the Houstonian also now has its own restaurant that overlooks stately oaks, giving visitors little reason to leave once the pampering begins. The Houstonian Hotel also recently revamped its guest rooms, and its onsite Club is currently undergoing a nearly $24 mil reno.

FOR A BEACHIN' TIME WITH THE FAM Previously La Torretta, a resort on Lake Conroe has been rebranded as the Jimmy Buffet-themed Margaritaville. It opened last summer, but Houstonians are just catching on to the resort, located one hour north on I-45, as a great family-friendly getaway. Post up in a private waterfront cottage or a hotel suite with a view of the pools and waterpark. Amenities like five different restaurants, an 18-hole golf course and a great spa ensure a nice time is had by all.

Baked Alaska at the Post Oak's Bloom & Bee

FOR A STYLISH GETAWAY Listed among 2021's best hotels in the country — and No. 1 in Texas — per U.S. News & World Report, The Post Oak Hotel is the place to see and be seen this summer. Between private poolside cabanas, the world-class, 20,000-square-foot spa, onsite Bloom & Bee restaurant — perfect for ladies who lunch!— and adjacent Mastro's steakhouse, the opportunities to experience a celeb-worthy weekend abound. Pop next-door to the Galleria or across 610 to River Oaks District for spring shopping!

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