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,…

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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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15 beautiful Texas Airbnbs perfect for a weekend getaway, including some near San Antonio

Airbnb is the go-to for vacation rentals, and the service has got plenty of Texas properties to choose from. That said, sometimes…

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Bavarian Castle nestled in the Texas Hill Country, Burnet
$2,550 per night
The 14,000 square foot, Bavarian-inspired Falkenstein Castle in Burnet will let you live out a fantasy of European royalty in the Texas Hill Country. In addition to gorgeous architecture, the castle is furnished with over 100 works of art and other beautiful artifacts to admire, and the grounds has a 40,000 gallon koi pond with a waterfall where guests can hand-feed the fish.
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This San Antonio home for sale was inspired by a Bali island retreat

A North San Antonio home designed by respected Austin architect Don Eckols and modeled after a Balinese retreat has gone on the…

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This San Antonio home for sale was inspired by a Bali island retreat
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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…

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Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels
400 N. Liberty Ave., New Braunfels, (830) 625-2351, schlitterbahn.com
Perhaps Central Texas’ favorite summer destination, this Schlitterbahn outpost pretty much gives you four water parks in one. This park is located on the Comal River, using the space for tube chutes, rides, tube slides and pools using the spring-fed river water. That means the water is always a cool 72 degrees! There’s plenty of ways to cool down and have fun, so make it a point to explore it all!
Photo via Instagram / bahnnewbraunfels
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All the bands we caught during Austin's South By Southwest festival

South By Southwest is in full swing, bringing an army of musical artists to Austin. During our visit we managed to catch…

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Everything we saw at South By Southwest — including a killer set from San Antonio's Bombasta

It's South By Southwest time again, which means bands, filmmakers, techies and plenty of other folks are descending on Austin for days…

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Everything we saw at South By Southwest — including a killer set from San Antonio's Bombasta
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This San Antonio home for sale includes a three-story tower and a room hidden behind a bookcase

It's easy to imagine someone doing a double take as they drive by this 1990 home that recently went up for sale…

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This San Antonio home for sale includes a three-story tower and a room hidden behind a bookcase
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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.…

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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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All the performers and fans we saw at Austin's ACL Festival on Friday, Oct. 8

The second weekend of Austin's mega-sized ACL Festival got underway Friday, Oct. 8 with performances by Erykah Badu, Megan Thee Stallion, Machine…

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All the performers and fans we saw at Austin's ACL Festival on Friday, Oct. 8
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Everything we saw as San Antonio women protested Texas' six-week abortion ban

On Wednesday evening, San Antonians took part in a statewide protest against Texas' newly enacted abortion law, which stops women from seeking…

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Everything we saw as San Antonio women protested Texas' six-week abortion ban
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All the San Antonio beer lovers we saw at Weathered Souls Brewing's Creamery Series

Weathered Souls Brewing Co. held its Creamery Series event Saturday, giving San Antonio beer lovers a chance to sample brews inspired by decadent…

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All the beer lovers we saw at the Creamery Series at San Antonio's Weathered Souls Brewing
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Everything we saw as San Antonio and Austin chefs competed in the first Taco Rumble

On Thursday night, San Antonio and Austin chefs threw down to prove which city offers the best tacos at the San Antonio…

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Everything we saw as San Antonio and Austin chefs competed in the first Taco Rumble
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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…

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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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Five gorgeous and secluded glamping sites within driving distance of San Antonio

Just because you want to head into the great outdoors doesn't mean you need to rough it. After all, not everybody is…

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Five gorgeous and secluded glamping sites within driving distance of San Antonio
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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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All the Guy Fieri 'Triple D' Restaurants Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

Guy Fieri’s frosted tips and kooky catchphrases have captivated audiences for years. If you're a self-described foodie, we bet you'll want to…

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Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
11500 Manchaca Road, (512) 221-4248, valentinastexmexbbq.com
Operating out of a food truck in South Austin, Valentina’s offers both classic barbecue meats and Mexican staples. If you’re trying to eat like Guy, get there early and score the Real Deal Holyfield, made with fried egg, beans, potato, bacon, tomato-serrano salsa and, of course, a generous slice of fatty brisket.
Photo via Instagram / valentinastexmexbbq
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18 Things You Probably Don't Remember From Texas History Class

We know you remember the Alamo (you better!), but what else do you remember from Texas history? Some generations will remember taking…

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The Texas Rangers are the oldest state law enforcement agency in North America.
On top of having a badass reputation within pop culture, the Texas Rangers are also known as one of the longest-running law enforcement agencies. In 1823, Stephen F. Austin employed 10 men to act as rangers and protect hundreds of families that had recently settled in Texas. The rangers officially became an agency in 1835. John Wayne and Chuck Norris are honorary Texas Rangers.
Photo via UTSA Libraries Special Collections
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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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This pool is too gorgeous for words.
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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…

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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…

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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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This Stunning Lake Travis Home Made Entirely Out of Shipping Containers is For Sale, Let's Take a Tour

We've seen some quirky homes, but this one may just take the cake. Made entirely from shipping containers, this home overlooking Lake…

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This stunning home is located at 3135 Thurman Road in Lago Vista.
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The Cure, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr. and Other Artists, Bands You Missed at Weekend One of the 2019 ACL Festival

The Austin City Limits music festival is a beast in and of itself. While even just one artist on the lineup is…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Cure, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr. and Other Artists, Bands You Missed at Weekend One of the 2019 ACL Festival
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Everyone We Saw at Weekend One of the 2019 ACL Festival

The Austin City Limits music festival is a beast in and of itself. While even just one artist on the lineup is…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw at Weekend One of the 2019 ACL Festival
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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…

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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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17 Texas Music Venues Worth the Drive

San Antonio loves going to shows, there's no secret about that. From rock and country to metal and more, we love hitting…

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Broken Spoke
3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, (512) 442-6189, brokenspokeaustintx.net
Since 1964, the Broken Spoke has been a hot spot for live music and boot scootin’. The spirited Austin joint is also regarded for its beer and chicken fried steak. This dance hall is all about serving customers in every way possible, as it lets folks get their groove on, offers dancing lessons and, of course, a steady lineup of live music.
Photo via Instagram / austinhistoryshreds
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The 10 Most Unique Airbnb Rentals in Texas

Whether you're planning a romantic getaway, family vacation, girls trip or a self-care retreat, you have plenty of choices of where to…

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"Sleep under the stars" has a very literal meaning here at this bubble out in West Texas. The first of its kind in the U.S., you can enjoy the great outdoors without actually being outdoors.
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All the Beautiful, Cool and Weird People We've Seen at SXSW This Week

We've had such a blast at South By Southwest this year. While there, we saw plenty of people making the most of…

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All the Beautiful, Cool and Weird People We've Seen at SXSW at This Week
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20 Texas Music Festivals Every San Antonian Should Attend At Least Once

Music festivals give us life. From good tunes to meeting new friends, and extra activities that make fests stand apart from one…

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Euphoria Music & Camping Festival
Usually in May, 8500 Hergotz Lane, Austin, euphoriafest.com
With camping and music filling the weekend, Euphoria is one of those happenings that makes for memories that will last a lifetime. The annual offering lets you kick off the summer with a four-day weekend of all the electronic music you could ever want in your life. Don’t worry, there’s also acts in other genres, like hip-hop, indie and jam band. Whether you plan to make friends there or make it a vacay with the crew, this badass fest should definitely be on your shortlist.
Photo via Instagram / euphoriafest
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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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