Summer Road Trips Around San Antonio

Summer is here – if you couldn’t already tell from the record high heats! Do you have any fun trips on the calendar? Whether you’re planning a trip for the family while the kids are out for the summer or you’re looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life with your significant other, there is no better vacation than a road trip!

To help you plan, here’s a look at some of the best destinations around the San Antonio area – along with the distance (from San Antonio’s city center) and what you should see while you’re there:

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New Braunfels
Distance: 38 miles
Attractions:  Schlitterbahn, Tubing the Guadalupe River, Animal World and Snake Farm, Railroad Museum, Landa Park, Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theatre

Austin
Distance: 80 miles
Attractions: the Texas Capitol, Congress Avenue Bridge, Lady Bird Lake, Sixth Street, Rainey Street

Fredericksburg
Distance: 70 miles
Attractions:  Pioneer Museum, Main Street shopping, Wineries, Luckenbach, Enchanted Rock, National Museum of the Pacific War, Wildseed Farms

Canyon Lake
Distance: 44 miles
Attractions:  The lake, of course. Head out for a weekend of lake fun: kayaking, camping, fishing, hunting and swimming.

Small Towns: Floresville, Pleasanton, Medina, Boerne and Hondo
What to see/do: Explore the small shops, local restaurants, parks and hiking trails

Beach Towns: Corpus Christi, Galveston, Port Aransas, Mustang Island
What to see/do: relax on the beach or swim, boat or fish in the Gulf of Mexico

Caves: Natural Bridge Caverns and Cascade Caverns
What to see/do: Admire strange geological features like the “Kings Throne” and “Grendel’s Canyons” at the Natural Bridge Caverns.

Canyons: Paradise Canyon Recreational Park and Government Canyon State Natural Area
What to see/do: Hike, fish, tube and camp at Paradise Canyon and walk along 110-million-year-old dinosaur tracks at Government Canyon.

State Parks: Hill Country State Natural Area, Old Tunnel State Park, Guadalupe River State Park, Honey Creek State Natural Area, Lockhart State Park and Palmetto State Park

Searching for additional road trip destinations? Give our team a call. We would be happy to share our knowledge of the area with you!

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One Response to “Summer Road Trips Around San Antonio”

  1. Doug says:

    Another favorite of ours is Lost Maples – https://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lost-maples. It’s a great day trip and beautiful especially in the Spring and Fall.

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