There are many places to visit outside of the city. You can make day trips from San Antonio to see any of the places listed here and still spend the night back in San Antonio if you want to return to your hotel. Some of the most popular ones are listed below.
Visit the state capitol, Austin.
Stay at a dude ranch in Bandera.
Canyon Lake is a beautiful place to visit and enjoy the water. It is located 40 miles north of San Antonio.
Drive through picturesque Castroville.
The small town of Concan is in the Texas Hill Country, on the Frio River.
Have a look at the beautiful pink granite Enchanted Rock.
Visit Fredericksburg Texas.
Learn about Kerrville Texas.
Spend some time in Leakey, Texas , and float in the Rio Frio.
Have you ever heard of a tiny town in the Texas Hill Country called Rio Frio?
Swim in the Nueces River in Rocksprings.
Have the shopping experience of your life in San Marcos!
My husband used to visit Seguin, Texas when he was a boy. His grandfather lived on a small farm there.
Utopia is getting national attention with the release of the new movie, Seven Days in Utopia.
Uvalde is a nice place to visit.
As you can see, there are many good day trips from San Antonio that your whole family will enjoy. Most are just a few hours or less away. Some are just minutes outside of San Antonio. Most of these towns are easily accessible from freeways and major highways.
A great tip for you is to either buy a GPS unit or rent a vehicle in San Antonio with a GPS unit. Maps are nice, but a GPS unit will actually talk to you as you drive so you don’t have to worry about remembering exit names or road names. You can buy a nice one at Wal-Mart for around $100 and use it all over the country. They are fabulous. Last summer, we flew to New Orleans and to Nashville. Having never been, we rented cars with GPS units and they made traveling so much easier.
Depending on the time of year, there are festivals, fairs, and specialty shopping. Most of the time, the weather is beautiful so folks in the Texas Hill Country take advantage of that.