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Weekend Getaways Within 2 Hours of Fulshear

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Fulshear has a lot of advantages when you’re looking for a place to call home. It isn’t just situated within 45 minutes of one of the largest metropolitan centers in the country; it’s also close to some fabulous places to get away from it all. We’ve listed 3 of our favorite weekend getaways that are less than 2 hours from our city where you can enjoy some much-deserved fun and relaxation.

Brenham/Washington (1 hour 10 minutes NW)

Imagine combining delectable ice cream, world-class theater, and a luxury resort all into one amazing weekend. Brenham and nearby Washington let you live that fantasy. Made famous by its Blue Bell Creameries, Brenham also has two amazing theaters: the Unity Theatre boasts 2 stages and attracts actors from bigger markets like Dallas and Houston, and the Historic Simon Theatre, built in 1925, now showcases classic films in its newly restored auditorium.

For area accommodations, you won’t want to miss out on the renowned Inn at Dos Brisas in Washington, just 20 minutes NE of Brenham. Set on 313 acres, this luxurious ranch retreat features a wine cellar, indoor riding arena, spa services, organic gardening lessons, and the only Forbes 5-star restaurant in the state.

Galveston (1 hr 36 minutes SE)

With 32 miles of beaches, a historic downtown area, piers, rollercoasters, and beautiful accommodations, Galveston is a great choice if you’re ready to cut loose and soak up some sun. The  Historic Pleasure Pier boasts fun rides, shopping, dining, and plenty of Gulf Coast breezes. If you’re into history, then this is definitely the place for you. Check out The Texas Seaport Museum, the Galveston Railroad Museum and The Lone Star Flight Museum. The city also has many luxury hotels, festivals, and sporting adventures to keep you entertained throughout the year. You can check them all out at Galveston.com. 

Round Top (1 hr 15 minutes NW)

If bargain hunting and rustic entertainment are more your style, you’ll definitely want to pop into this tiny town of 80. Don’t let the size fool you though: it’s home to one of the biggest antiquing events in the state, and it also packs a big punch when it comes to the arts. The Original Round Top Antiques Fair, now in its 48th year, takes place three times a year here with thousands of vendors plying their treasures. In addition, The International Festival Institute was founded here in 1971, and now occupies 210 acres with a concert hall, artist residences, and beautiful gardens and architectural elements. You can find upcoming events put on by the institute here, and if you take your trip during the summer months, pop in to see the University of Texas’ annual Shakespeare at Winedale theatrical series.