Get familiar with a nearby small town
Castroville, Hondo, Poteet, Lytle
While many San Antonians are quick to pay a visit to one of the other big TX cities or escape to the Hill Country, the small towns to the south are worth a daytrip. Castroville is a hub of Alsatian culture (re: German and French fusion), and Haby’s Alsatian Bakery is reason enough to visit. Hondo has adorable local shops, weekly market and the coolest library in the area. Lytle is located in three counties – Atascosa, Bexar and Medina – and has an H-E-B Fuel connected to a Whataburger (can you think of anything more Texan?). Lastly, Poteet is the strawberry capital of Texas and deserves some recognition other than its annual festival.
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