December 05, 2016

16 Texas Towns You Should Be Spending More Time In

San Antonio is great for a lot of things, but sometimes you just need to slow down and enjoy the country life. Check out these spots to enjoy the small town charm.
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Spicewood
Travel time from San Antonio:2 hours
Home to Krause Springs, aka one of the best swimming holes to visit during the long summer months. 
Photo via Instagram, violettbeane
Spicewood
Travel time from San Antonio:2 hours

Home to Krause Springs, aka one of the best swimming holes to visit during the long summer months.
Photo via Instagram, violettbeane
Marfa
Travel time from San Antonio: 5.5 hours
If you have a weekend to get away, head West to Marfa and see what the fuss is all about. Check out the Marfa Lights, the famous Marfa Prada and camp at El Cosmico for the full experience.
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Marfa
Travel time from San Antonio: 5.5 hours
If you have a weekend to get away, head West to Marfa and see what the fuss is all about. Check out the Marfa Lights, the famous Marfa Prada and camp at El Cosmico for the full experience.
Photo via Instagram, momentswithmoxie
New Braunfels
Travel time from San Antonio: 30 minutes
What isn't there to do in New Braunfels? Spend the day at Schlitterbahn, dine at a delicious hill-country restaurant, check out a theater performance or stop by one of New Braunfels’ many museums. Your options in this town are endless.
Photo via Instagram, innewbraunfels
New Braunfels
Travel time from San Antonio: 30 minutes

What isn't there to do in New Braunfels? Spend the day at Schlitterbahn, dine at a delicious hill-country restaurant, check out a theater performance or stop by one of New Braunfels’ many museums. Your options in this town are endless.
Photo via Instagram, innewbraunfels
Castroville
Travel time from San Antonio: 45 minutes
If you only have a day to get out of SA, head to Castroville, and splash along the Medina River or take a self-guided tour featuring 60 historic dwellings from the mid 19th century. 
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Castroville
Travel time from San Antonio: 45 minutes
If you only have a day to get out of SA, head to Castroville, and splash along the Medina River or take a self-guided tour featuring 60 historic dwellings from the mid 19th century.
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Fort Davis
Travel time from San Antonio: 5 hours 30 minutes
Fort Davis has all the small town vibes you're looking for and is a National Historic Site. Check out the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens or visit the McDonald Observatory. However you spend your time, you're sure to discover something you won't find in the city. 
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Fort Davis
Travel time from San Antonio: 5 hours 30 minutes
Fort Davis has all the small town vibes you're looking for and is a National Historic Site. Check out the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center & Botanical Gardens or visit the McDonald Observatory. However you spend your time, you're sure to discover something you won't find in the city.
Photo via Instagram, harrylee1
Concan
Travel time from San Antonio: 1.5 hours
Situated near the Frio River, Concan is basically a little slice of Texas paradise, where you can get delicious barbecue, cool off in the water and enjoy hill country living.
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Concan
Travel time from San Antonio: 1.5 hours

Situated near the Frio River, Concan is basically a little slice of Texas paradise, where you can get delicious barbecue, cool off in the water and enjoy hill country living.
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Bandera
Travel time from San Antonio: 1 hour
Head out to the Cowboy Capital of the World, enjoy some local and live music, or jump in Medina Lake for a refreshing time. Bandera is only an hour away and is a charming place to spend the day. 
Photo via Instagram, mathildepathilde
Bandera
Travel time from San Antonio: 1 hour

Head out to the Cowboy Capital of the World, enjoy some local and live music, or jump in Medina Lake for a refreshing time. Bandera is only an hour away and is a charming place to spend the day.
Photo via Instagram, mathildepathilde
Gruene
Travel time from San Antonio: 45 minutes
Close to home is a designated Historic Town that shines with charm and Texas hospitality. Head over to Gruene Hall for a night of two steppin', shop the town's antique stores, or swim in the Guadalupe River all summer long. 
Photo via Instagram, sartista
Gruene
Travel time from San Antonio: 45 minutes

Close to home is a designated Historic Town that shines with charm and Texas hospitality. Head over to Gruene Hall for a night of two steppin', shop the town's antique stores, or swim in the Guadalupe River all summer long.
Photo via Instagram, sartista
Lockhart
Travel time from San Antonio: 1 hour
Famous for its barbecue rivalries and antique shopping, Lockhart has plenty to offer when you need to escape the highways and crowded places of San Antonio.
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Lockhart
Travel time from San Antonio: 1 hour
Famous for its barbecue rivalries and antique shopping, Lockhart has plenty to offer when you need to escape the highways and crowded places of San Antonio.
Photo via Instagram, weberiloveu
Luckenbach
Travel time from San Antonio: 1.5 hours
"Out in Luckenbach, Texas ain't nobody feelin' no pain." Enough said.
Photo via Instagram, r3m3dy
Luckenbach
Travel time from San Antonio: 1.5 hours
"Out in Luckenbach, Texas ain't nobody feelin' no pain." Enough said.
Photo via Instagram, r3m3dy