26 beautiful Texas swimming holes, pools and lakes in driving distance of San Antonio

There's nothing better on a scorching Texas summer day than a refreshing swim. If the neighborhood pool isn't doing it for you,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Blue Hole
100 Blue Hole Lane, Wimberley, (512) 660-9111, cityofwimberley.com    
Minutes from downtown Wimberley, Blue Hole makes for a refreshing stop during a day trip to the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Reservations are required, so be sure to plan ahead.
Photo via Instagram / blueholeregionalpark
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22 water parks in driving distance of San Antonio that are perfect for summer fun

Summer's the time to get wet, but that doesn't mean you have to leg it all the way to the coast. Not…

By San Antonio Current Staff

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
23808 Resort Pkwy., (210) 276-2500, marriott.com
The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has its very own 9-acre water park, the River Bluff Water Experience. The park has a variety of slides, a lazy river, and multiple pools to enjoy, plus the not-so-lazy Pedernales River water ride, which promises 650-feet of swift currents meant to mimic a natural river.
Photo courtesy of JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa
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The 23 best places to see Christmas lights in driving distance of San Antonio this holiday season

Looking for some holiday cheer? Even the Grinchiest among us would have to admit there's something heartwarming about twinkling Christmas light displays.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Museum Reach River of Lights
It isn't just the downtown portion of the River Walk that gets the holiday treatment. The San Antonio River Authority's annual Museum Reach River of Lights extends the Christmas cheer further down the river, and even features a 30-foot-tall musical Christmas tree at the Museum Reach lock and dam. The lights will be on view through January 3, 2022.
Photo Courtesy of San Antonio River Authority
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25 gorgeous swimming holes and pools within driving distance of San Antonio

No matter how high you blast the air conditioning, sometimes the best way to beat the Texas heat is with a swim.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Blue Hole
100 Blue Hole Lane, Wimberley, (512) 660-9111, cityofwimberley.com    
Minutes from downtown Wimberley, Blue Hole makes for a refreshing stop during a day trip to the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Reservations are required, so be sure to plan ahead.
Photo via Instagram / jamiehornbuckle_realtor
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The 15 best Christmas light displays within driving distance of San Antonio

While the holiday season doesn't look or feel quite the same this year, there is one tradition that can be safely enjoyed…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Travis Park
301 E Travis St, (210) 207-3677, travisparksa.com
The holiday season in San Antonio officially begins with the lighting ceremony of the city’s 50-foot Christmas tree on Friday, November 27. This year's festivities will be virtual, so that everyone can enjoy safely from home. Just tune in at 7 p.m. to H-E-B's YouTube channel to enjoy the lighting, which will be followed by a performance by Mariachi Las Altenas. 
Photo via Instagram / skylinedronetx
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Texas-Born NFL Star Drew Brees' Childhood Home Is for Sale — Let's Take a Tour

Before he led to the New Orleans Saints to a 2010 Super Bowl victory, NFL favorite Drew Brees played football at Westlake…

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Texas-Born NFL Star Drew Brees' Childhood Home Is for Sale — Let's Take a Tour
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Late Football Star Cedric Benson's Modern Austin Mansion is For Sale

The home of former University of Texas football star and NFL running back Cedric Benson has been listed for sale. Benson, who…

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20 Texas Farms Where You Can Choose and Cut Your Own Christmas Tree

If you haven't already, you'll probably want to snag a Christmas tree soon. Whether it's an old family tradition or something new…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Pipe Creek Tree Farm
805 Phils Road, Pipe Creek, (210) 426-6191, pipecreekchristmastrees.com
Just a short drive to the Hill Country and you’ll be able to visit the land of “living Christmas trees.” This farm is open 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily so that Texans near and far can pick out and cut their fresh tree of choice. The folks here can cut the tree if you want them to, and they can also wrap your tree for the ride home. If you visit on the weekends, you and the family can also take a hayride!
Photo via Instagram / sowingseedstx
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The Best Christmas Light Displays Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

It's the most wonderful time of the year – and mostly because of the beautiful Christmas lights displays! Whether you want to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Enchanted Springs Ranch
242 State Hwy 46 W Unit C, Boerne, (210) 570-7669, christmaslightfest.com
Just up the road in Boerne you’ll be able to enjoy the Old West Christmas Light Fest. The magic of the holidays will be alive with this Texas-themed light display that’s synchronized to special tunes. There’s also other fun activities on site, from laser tag to a themed escape room. Just don’t forget to take a picture with Santa! This display opens Thanksgiving night and will run through Christmas Day.
Photo via Instagram / christmaslightfest
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20 Haunted Houses and Ghost Tours Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

Being in the midst of spooky season, that means you have to spend a night or two (or many) getting scared at…

By San Antonio Current Staff

REDRUM Haunted House
1800 E Hwy 90 Alt, Richmond, (281) 762-0034, redrumhaunt.com
Though this attraction takes safety seriously, REDRUM is all about scaring you from start to finish. All four attractions – Twisted Circus Rewired, Cinecore, Deadwood Asylum and the new Lazer Fury – were upgraded last year to make sure your outing is worthwhile. Open weekends now through November 2.
Photo via Instagram / skitzosfreakz
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The 20 Best Christmas Light Displays Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

It's the most wonderful time of the year – and mostly because of the beautiful Christmas lights displays! Whether you want to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Don Strange Ranch
103 Waring Welfare Road, Boerne, christmas.donstrangeranch.com
Just a short drive away in Boerne, Don Strange Ranch hosts a Texas-sized display with more than 3 million that you’ll have to drive through. You can also get out of the car and take another type of ride – either on a hayride or a carriage ride.
Photo via Instagram / henrylee1968
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Every Haunted House and Ghost Tour Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

Being in the midst of Halloween season, that means you have to spend a night or two (or many) getting spooked at…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours
204 Alamo Plaza Suite #T, (210) 638-1338, sistersgrimmghosttour.com
Getting spooky has never had so many options. Sisters Grimm lets you explore all things ghosts in a variety of ways: part of the haunted history walk, a dinner tour, or the ghost bus tour. However you decide to explore the haunted sites in SA, know that Sisters Grimm really know their stuff. They even have a gift shop!
Photo via Instagram / sistersgrimmtx
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25 Texas Museums Every San Antonian Should Visit at Least Once

The museums in Texas are some of the best in the country and it would be a shame for anyone to miss…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Alisa Pierce

Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
3200 Darnell St., Fort Worth, themodern.org
Post-World War II art representing various themes, styles and movements can be found within the walls of this contemporary museum.
Photo via Instagram / blessedcig
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25 Festivals In and Around San Antonio to Check Out This Summer

Summer is here, which means there's plenty of cool festivals happening very soon! We gathered the best things to do and sights…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Alisa Pierce

PRIDE Bigger Than Texas Festival
Prices vary, Sat June 30, Crockett Park, 1300 N. Main Ave, pridesanantonio.org
The official San Antonio LGBT Pride Celebration is pulling out all the stops this year to encourage everyone to “live now - forever proud.” The celebration will have food and merchandise available while guests enjoy an illuminated night parade, a rainbow dash and a family fun run/walk.
Photo by: Julian P. Ledezma
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13 Haunted Houses and Ghost Tours in Texas for a Scary Night Out

Being in the midst of Halloween season, that means you have to spend a night or two (or many) getting spooked at…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Psycho Asylum / Slaughterhouse
1201 E Houston St., psychoasylumsa.com
For one ticket, you get two opportunities to get the pants scared off of you. If you go through life without visiting this joint haunted house, you’re missing a part of the San Antonio experience.
Photo via Instagram, aggressivezen
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25 Beautiful Texas Destinations You Probably Didn’t Know Existed

Texas boasts many beautiful hidden gems. Here are just a few of our favorite spots that are just off the beaten path.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hamilton Pool Wildlife Preserve  
    
    24300 Hamilton Pool Rd, Dripping Springs, Texas 78620, parks.traviscountytx.gov 
    
    Hamilton Pool Preserve is a natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed thousands of years ago. A preserve surrounding the pool is located about 23 miles west of Austin. 
    
     
    
    Photo via Facebook (Hailey Michelle)
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