But if you visit at the right time of year, late winter or early summer, you should avoid the party people.
In the middle of the coast is Corpus Christi, another nice beach town with fishing and good seafood restaurants.
However, with a local university, you may have to contend with rowdy college kids.
In Houston, do it up first-class: book a stay at the St.
Regis or the chic Hotel Za Za, dine at Tony's for a sumptuous Continental meal or at La Colombe d'Or in a romantic converted mansion, then toast your marriage at Skybar with rooftop drinks.
Get cozy in a rented cottage such as the Bird's Nest Guest Cottages on the Guadalupe River near Kerrville, or check in to the Spa House at the Paniolo Ranch B&B in Boerne for a stunning view.
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Try the Best Western Ocean Villa for a good value near the beach.
At the west end of the Gulf Coast near the Mexican border is South Padre Island, sometimes synonymous with college spring breakers.
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Austin offers a bustling music scene, plus historic and romantic hotels such as the Driskill and the Mansion at Judge's Hill.