July 19, 2018

The best tubing spots within driving distance of San Antonio

With a sizzling summer already underway, we're all feeling the urge to get wet. Fortunately, being in San Antonio puts us in close proximity to plenty of swimming holes that are perfect for having a lazy day on the water. So grab your coolers, round up the crew and tube the day away.
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Comal River
100 Liebscher Drive, New Braunfels, nbtexas.org
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Comal River
100 Liebscher Drive, New Braunfels, nbtexas.org
Photo via Instagram / derrickrage
Running through New Braunfels, the Comal River has plenty of entry-points that have dedicated fans. One such spot worth visiting on the river is at Landa Park, specifically the City Tube Chute. The slide diverts tubers around the dam and is the longest slide of its kind.
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Running through New Braunfels, the Comal River has plenty of entry-points that have dedicated fans. One such spot worth visiting on the river is at Landa Park, specifically the City Tube Chute. The slide diverts tubers around the dam and is the longest slide of its kind.
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Medina River
15890 TX-16, sanantonio.gov
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Medina River
15890 TX-16, sanantonio.gov
Photo via Instagram / resilientbuilders
Right in San Antonio’s backyard is the Medina River, a refreshing body of water that gives the pleasure of Hill Country watering holes without going the distance. Surrounding the water is a 511-acre park that also has seven miles of trails.
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Right in San Antonio’s backyard is the Medina River, a refreshing body of water that gives the pleasure of Hill Country watering holes without going the distance. Surrounding the water is a 511-acre park that also has seven miles of trails.
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Blanco River
101 Park Rd 23, Blanco, tpwd.texas.gov
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Blanco River
101 Park Rd 23, Blanco, tpwd.texas.gov
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An hour north of San Antonio you’ll find the refreshing waters of Blanco River, a mile of which you can find within the state park. With man-made waterfalls and areas scattered with rocks, Blanco River offers a change of scenery that still allows you to get your tubing on. There are even some parts of the river that have natural hot tubs!
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An hour north of San Antonio you’ll find the refreshing waters of Blanco River, a mile of which you can find within the state park. With man-made waterfalls and areas scattered with rocks, Blanco River offers a change of scenery that still allows you to get your tubing on. There are even some parts of the river that have natural hot tubs!
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Frio River
234 RR 1050, Concan, tpwd.texas.gov/
Photo via Instagram / iam_jwaiii
Frio River
234 RR 1050, Concan, tpwd.texas.gov/
Photo via Instagram / iam_jwaiii
Found at Garner State Park, this “cold” river is perfect for cooling off on those brutal summer days. While tubing down Frio is a favorite for many, this river is also ideal for swimming or exploring by paddle boat.
Photo via Instagram / snowman.73
Found at Garner State Park, this “cold” river is perfect for cooling off on those brutal summer days. While tubing down Frio is a favorite for many, this river is also ideal for swimming or exploring by paddle boat.
Photo via Instagram / snowman.73
Barton Creek
3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy B, Austin
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Barton Creek
3755 S Capital of Texas Hwy B, Austin
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The Barton Creek area has plenty of ways to take in all that nature has to offer. Down the way from Barton Springs (perfect for families and more active swimmers), this spot allows visitors to take in the water in the most relaxing way possible.
Photo via Instagram / leiabeth33
The Barton Creek area has plenty of ways to take in all that nature has to offer. Down the way from Barton Springs (perfect for families and more active swimmers), this spot allows visitors to take in the water in the most relaxing way possible.
Photo via Instagram / leiabeth33