Getting Refreshed With A Couples Staycation
A lot of the trips Dylan and I take usually involve our little man. He’s actually a lot of fun to travel with, and we love spending time with him. Although we love to travel as a family, it’s nice to get away just the two of us. It’s even better when we are only a few minutes down the street on a staycation in our own city.
The Hotel Van Zandt is one of our favorite hotels in Austin. We stayed there in the summer and had such a great time. You can read about that trip HERE. We decided to take a little trip just us for a night right before New Years. Luckily my sister lives in town and stayed with Noah for the night, so we could have a relaxing night away.
We checked in and then decided to grab lunch downstairs at the cafe. We sipped on lattes and ate sandwiches. Then we took a walk around the hotel, and finished our coffee on the hotel rooftop. After walking around the hotel we decided to take a stroll on Rainey Street. If you’re not from Austin, Rainey Street is a really cool street in downtown Austin full of little restaurants, bars, food trucks, etc. The area has grown so much in the past few years. We actually went to Rainey Street on the first night we moved to Austin, so it’s a memorable spot for us.
After strolling around Rainey Street we got ready for dinner. We dined at Geraldine’s which is right inside of the hotel. Geraldine’s is incredible. It’s a culinary experience like no other. I grew up a picky eater so sometimes when I go to restaurants I turn my nose up at anything that seems out of the ordinary. I’m one of those girls who just prefers to order something I know that I’ll like even if I’ve ordered it a million times. The amazing thing about Geraldine’s is that the things I wouldn’t have normally ordered turned out to be my favorite. My absolute favorite dish is the carrots, and I don’t even really like carrots. If you ever make a trip to Geraldine’s, please order the carrots, you will be amazed.
After dinner we went back to the room, had a dance party (see Youtube video for my sweet moves), and relaxed. I took a bath in the massive soaking tub, which was uh-mazing. We woke up feeling refreshed and ready to take on the new year. There’s nothing better than getting away with your husband for some quality one on one time. One of our goals as a couple in the new year is to spend more quality time one on one with each other, not including working. We’ve been working so much these past few months that date nights have been put on the back burner, so we plan on changing that in 2017!
I hope you enjoy the video below. Please subscribe if you want some more of my Napoleon Dynamite sweet dance moves.
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Thanks so much to the Hotel Van Zandt for hosting us!
This hotel is just gorgeous! I love all of the furnishings and that bathroom is stunning!
Isn’t it so gorgeous!?? I loved the bathtub !
Staycations are so fun – especially when you want to get away but can’t go too far! Love that you did this! Looks like a really great time 🙂
The hotel is amazing! I love a couple’s staycation. we definitely need that after having 2 kids. Looks like you had so much fun in yours!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
This looks like an amazing hotel to stay at! Hope you all had a wonderful time together!
It looks like you guys had an awesome staycation time, this hotel looks amazing.
What a pretty hotel! We have a cute little boutique hotel here in town that I’ve been wanting to check out. Maybe a staycation is just the ticket!
Yes! You should check it out! It’s amazing what kind of gems we can find in our own backyards 🙂
This place is soo pretty! Goals!! Hope you had a great time.
Stay happy xo
Looks like you had such a fun trip babe – your photography is amazing too!
Thanks so much Alicia!!
My husband and I are doing a staycation this weekend and I am SO excited! The break will be nice, and especially the sleep ha. It not only helps your relationship so much, but to be a better parent!
OMG girl!! SO dreamy!! I loved watching your video and you legit do have the moves! haha. You and Dylan seem so happy together. Adore you two.
Thanks so much Chelsea! I would compare my moves to Napoleon Dynamite, but I appreciate the compliment 😉
This looks like so much fun! What a gorgeous hotel for a staycation!
This looks like a great staycation! I really need to do more of these!
This hotel is so pretty! Every time I go to Austin I always say that I want to stay there haha. Maybe I should.
Chris and I have always wanted to stay here during our trips to Austin! We will need to for sure on our next trip!
My husband and I recently did a staycation here in Houston and it was so much more fun than I ever imagined! I’ll have to look this place up next time I’m in Austin! Love the vibe!
Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass
That hotel looks gorgeous, very stylish! Looks like you had a fab staycation.
Oooh, a staycation sounds like heaven right about now. Looks like a beautiful place!
Oh wow!! This hotel is amazing. I am obsessed with the decor.
Looks fun! Even staycations are a good time. That hotel looks super nice 🙂
This place looks like a DREAM! So glad y’all had the best time!