Unplug from the hustle and bustle and enjoy a romantic getaway in the southeast Houston area. Located 31 miles from Houston, the city of Alvin offers couples a quiet place to recharge and reconnect, surrounded by all the amenities one could ask for in a relaxing weekend. 

When it comes to lodging, Alvin offers unparalleled affordability with eight hotels available within the city. Try the Holiday Inn Express, which was renovated in 2017 and offers unbeatable prices. Their complimentary breakfast is expansive, so you can eat before heading out for your day. 

Once you’re settled in, take a pleasant afternoon stroll through National Oak Park, and enjoy views of the train and railway (still in operation), or visit the butterfly garden overlooking the brook. As you circle back around toward the downtown area, stop by the Alvin Historical Museum to learn about Alvin’s history through interesting, high-quality exhibits perfect for sparking discussion. 

The downtown area also offers homegrown eateries that are favorites among locals, Houstonians, and visitors from out of town. Gordon Street Tavern serves an array of delectable, original dishes paired with their house-made craft beers. The Caboose BBQ joint, a venture established in partnership with country music star, Wade Bowen, dishes out barbecue and addictive sides and desserts.  

Later in the day, get a couple’s massage at the highly-rated Longshore Massage and Mobile Spa. Their talented staff will work their magic to ease your stress, or you can schedule an appointment to take their 3-hour partner massage class where you’ll learn professional massage techniques. 

Then head to Pearland Town Center, just 15 miles north of Alvin, where plentiful shops, restaurants, and entertainment await.  

Dinner is never a disappointment at Perry and Son’s Market and Grille of Friendswood, famous for their upscale ambience and comforting dishes. The bayside boardwalk in Kemah is also a great choice for dinner, particularly for seafood enthusiasts. Take a stroll on the boardwalk for lovely views of the bay during the day, or at night, when the restaurant and amusement park lights shine bright.  

Visiting couples love Alvin’s welcoming culture and cow town roots. We hope you’ll visit and make yourself at home here. We’re waiting for you!  

Ready to book your stay? Reach out to the Alvin Convention & Visitors Bureau at www.alvintexas.org or give us a call at 281-585-3359.  We are Texas Unplugged!