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Austin’s Contrasting Spa Hotels: Miraval vs. Lake Austin Spa

Austin has two wellness retreats that are 30 minutes from downtown: Lake Austin Spa and Miraval Austin. Our editor draws their contrasts into relief.

Things to Do Near Austin, Texas

Past trips to Austin included visits to barbecue joints and the Capitol. This time, our editor ventured farther out to go on trail rides, cave tours and more.

Distilleries in the Austin Area

Texas Hill Country is known for its wineries. But on this trip, our editor sipped a variety of spirits in the tasting rooms of five distilleries outside Austin.

Austin Hotel Update

New hotels have burgeoned in tandem with Austin's growth. Our editor visits four properties in the Texas capital, and two make the grade.

Austin Restaurant Favorites

On this trip we dined at several Austin restaurant favorites as well as checked out a few new hot spots. Here are our five top picks.

A Perfect Day In... San Antonio

In this full-day itinerary, we round up our favorite places that encompass both San Antonio's rich and layered past and its promising future.

Auberge Comes to Austin

A property has opened that looks set to transform the upper echelons of the Austin hotel scene: The Commodore Perry Estate, north of the University of Texas.

Private Villas and Residences at Recommended Hotels in the U.S.

For those wanting to reunite with friends and family, private villas and homes in remote locations are more attractive than ever. Here are 20 we recommend.

Art Destinations Where You’d Least Expect Them

They may not be Los Angeles or New York City, but these seven destinations prove that you can have a big art scene in a second-tier city.

Video: Hotel Saint Cecilia Walk-Through

Hoping a hometown hideaway would help us unwind, we booked a stay at the Hotel Saint Cecilia. Here is video of the stylish Austin, Texas, hotel.

The Best Hotels for Stargazing

For all the beauty and adventure of a luxury stay in a remote location, the greatest payoff can come from above. Here are 12 hotels for serious stargazing.

A Blissful Two Days at Lake Austin Spa Resort

We had the opportunity to revisit Lake Austin Spa Resort as an overnight guest. Here is our review of this Hill Country retreat, just outside Austin.

Farm-to-Table Hotels: Where the Eats Are as Good as the Stay

Eating well is one of the best parts of any trip. To ensure that every meal is a knockout, those in the know stay at farm-to-table hotels.

Video: A Walk-Through of Hotel Emma

One of our writers returns to San Antonio and overnights at Hotel Emma, where his stay is just as delightful as his first trip there.

7 Hotels With Guest-Only Spaces

Now that hotels have become so popular with non-guests, properties are offering another level of exclusivity with guest-only bars, restaurants and pools.

13 Upscale Boutiques in Austin

Austin continues to grow as a travel destination. Besides live music, it has other strong points, including its ever-growing number of upscale boutiques.

Gallery Hopping in a Desert Town: Art in Marfa, Texas

High-quality independent galleries have helped transform the tiny West Texas town of Marfa into a legitimate global art destination.

What to Buy in Marfa, Texas

The small desert outpost of Marfa, Texas, contains a number of stylish shops, all within walking distance of one another. Here are a few of my favorite finds.

West Texas Road Trip: Video Highlights From Marfa

During my recent West Texas road trip, I stayed at the new Hotel Saint George in Marfa. Here are a few video highlights from my trip.

Texas Wines Come Into Their Own

Times have changed in the Lone Star State. There are now lots of delicious Texas wines to sip from more than 350 grape growers.

A Stay at Hotel Saint George in Marfa, Texas

A review of the Hotel Saint George, a new property in Marfa, a small Texas town with an outsize reputation.

Newly Recommended Hotels in Texas

The June 2017 Hideaway Report follows Mr. Harper's travels to Denmark and Texas. Here are the two hotels he found in Texas.

Rural Luxury, Notable Cuisine: The Inn at Dos Brisas

The Inn at Dos Brisas, a 313-acre estate set on the outskirts of the rolling Texas Hill Country, northwest of Houston, is the embodiment of rural serenity.

Texas Design Sensation: Hotel Emma

Originally a brewery, San Antonio's imposing Hotel Emma, opened in 2015, is a tour de force of imaginative design.

Best Restaurants in Austin

The Austin restaurants listed here have found their niche in an ever-changing environment by keeping things relevant, delicious and, yes, a little weird.

Just Back From: Texas Staycation

Our travel advisor took a Lone Star State staycation: She spent two glorious days at Lake Austin Spa Resort and two at Cibolo Creek Ranch, in Marfa.

The American Safari

If you’re looking for a top-notch wildlife experience without the long international flight, consider some of these properties for your next American safari.

Ten Places in America to See Before You Die

Many people have a list of places they’d like to visit before they move on to the next world; here are a few American suggestions of my own.

Austin FOOD + WINE Festival

Learn about details about the weekend-long Austin FOOD + WINE Festival, featuring top chefs, winemakers, and sommeliers cooking deep in the heart of Texas.

An Interview with Dallas Chef Kent Rathbun

Mr. Harper has recommended the flavors of chef Kent Rathbun's Dallas restaurant Abacus since 2011.

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