One of the best event spaces to watch a sunset over the Texas Hill Country is Travaasa Austin’s Mesquite Patio. Travaasa Austin is a 70-room boutique hotel property located 25 minutes from downtown Austin and a three-hour drive from Dallas and Houston. The property offers farm-to-table dining, a challenge course, 3.25-acre organic farm and horse stables. Travaasa Austin is located against 210 acres of the Balconies Canyonlands Preserve, overlooking Lake Travis. For retreats and meetings, Travaasa Austin offers 6,700 square feet of indoor space and 9,000 square feet of outdoor space.

The property’s west-facing patio is perfect for enjoying drinks or a full-service dinner under the Texas sky. The Mesquite Patio can be used in conjunction with The Spur, a private dining and meeting space that opens directly onto the patio. The Preserve features floor-to-ceiling windows and a stone fireplace, and can accommodate up to 60 people.

Travaasa Austin’s Solidago Gardens is a 2,500-square-foot courtyard accessible by a forested trail. The garden is surrounded by a mason wall and includes two water features and a 575-square-foot wood and stone structure.

The Farm at Travaasa is perfect for an outdoor party or Travaasa’s wealth of adventure, culinary or cultural group activities.

Four reasons to spend time on one of Texas’ resort golf courses. 

At a little more than 900, Texas has the third most golf courses in the U.S. So, it only makes sense that at some point in time, sooner rather than later, your group is going to want to meet on one. Here are four favorite resort courses where you can stay, play and celebrate.

Lajitas Golf Resort



Assistant general manager and interim golf pro:  Matt Fawkes


League City CVB manager Stephanie Polk shares her career journey.

Originally from Kentwood, Louisiana, Stephanie Polk, TDM, CTE, first made her mark on the travel and tourism industry as director of marketing for the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau. There, she helped to elevate the city as a destination for recreation travelers and business groups. Wowed by her accomplishments, in 2020, League City brought her on board to lead its marketing efforts. She shares with us highlights and advice from her experience in the industry. 


The “Hub City’s” dynamic approach to downtown revitalization, coupled with a community that fosters an environment conducive to growth and progress, paved the way for new developments in the shape of a world-class performing arts theater, luxury stays and a Michelin star-worthy restaurant.