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

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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25 Texas parks to see fall colors that are worth a road trip from San Antonio

"Texas" and "fall colors," in the same sentence? Yeah, we know, it sounds hard to believe. While we typically don't get the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Lost Maples State Natural Area
37221 FM 187, Vanderpool, (830) 966-3413, tpwd.texas.gov
If you’re a sucker for fall foliage, Lost Maples is a must-visit – especially if you don’t want to go too far from home. This natural area is perfect for hiking, so grab your camera and let the views here take your breath away.
Photo via Instagram / lady_daphne_usvc
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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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21 Things You Probably Didn't Know About H-E-B

With a history as long as H-E-B's, and with fans as loyal as they are, we'd say that San Antonians likely know…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Despite its reputation for being Texan as heck, the chain isn’t all over the Lone Star State.
H-E-B is king around South and Central Texas, but Texans in the Panhandle and in much of the Dallas-Fort Worth area live a life without H-E-B. There’s no telling when — if at all — the company will open stores in these parts of Texas.
Photo via Facebook / H-E-B
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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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25 San Antonio-area parks to spend time at now that it isn't miserably hot outside

With cooler temperatures comes the temptation to actually spend time outside — yes, by choice. Take advantage of the more comfortable weather…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Denman Estate Park
7735 Mockingbird Ln, sanantonio.gov
Denman Estate Park may very well have one of the most unique features on this list. It features a traditional South Korean pavilion, styled similarly to the Gwangju Democracy Bell in South Korea. Gwangju, South Korea and San Antonio, you may be surprised to know, are sister cities. Denman Estate Park is a beautiful place to visit, not only for the pavilion, but for the pond and garden as well, now that it isn’t so damn hot outside.
Photo via Instagram / lilladyfromtexas
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24 Beautiful Texas Parks Where You Can See Fall Colors

As gorgeous as Texas is, it isn't too common in these parts to be able to see the change in colors in…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Daingerfield State Park
455 Park Road 17, Daingerfield, (903) 645-2921, tpwd.texas.gov
You’ll be up for quite a road trip if you head out to Daingerfield. This state park is located southwest of Texarkana, which is quite a drive, but provides top-notch views. With a range of fall colors found in the foliage, you’ll be enamored by the scenery here.
Photo via Instagram / mackenzieall
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20 Texas State Parks You Should Visit Before Summer is Over

Now is the time to plan the summer getaways you look forward to all year. Whether you're into camping and hiking or…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Devils River State Natural Area
21715 Dolan Creek Road, Del Rio, (830) 395-2133, tpwd.texas.gov
Head west and take a daytrip out to Devils River, which offers plenty of summertime fun. This remote getaway is home to a beautifully pristine rivers, featuring clear spring-fed water. Take advantage of such beauty and have a day of fishing, swimming or paddling if you’re up for a strenuous adventure. On land, you can hike or bike parts of the area packed with history.
Photo via Instagram / g.meeker
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The 20 Best Water Parks Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

If you want to stay cool or just spend some time in water without dealing with the natural elements, pools are your…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Schlitterbahn, Galveston Island
2026 Lockheed Road, Galveston, schlitterbahn.com
Head east and you’ll be able to explore the Galveston Island outpost from Schlitterbahn. The park features outdoor attractions open seasonally as well as a heated indoor park for cooler months that allows it to open year-round. Take advantage of the high-thrill speed slides, raft rides and water coasters. Adults should definitely make it a point to visit the swim-up bar.
Photo via Instagram / aaronmarcmartinez
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The Best Food and Drink Festivals Happening In and Around San Antonio This Summer

If stuffing your face and/or getting boozy is your idea of a good time, then you'll want to make plans to attend…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Frozen Treats Fest
Free, Sat June 22, 1pm, Alamo Beer Company, 202 Lamar, eventbrite.com
Back for a third year, you can beat the heat with frozen treats! This refreshing festival has plenty up for grabs – paletas, milkshakes, ice cream sundaes, snow cones, mangonadas and more.
Photo via Instagram / egcollaborations
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20 Texas fishing spots worth the weekend road trip

Sometimes, a little time on the water is all you need. So, grab your fishing pole and treat yourself to a fishing…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fischer Park
1935 Hilltop Summit Rd, New Braunfels, (830) 221-4378, nbtexas.org
Fischer Park has two fishing ponds which are stocked annually with channel catfish. Visitors 17 or older must provide a fishing license and may use no more than two poles while fishing.
Photo via Instagram / nbtexasphotos
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How to Find the 25 Best Swimming Holes Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

While all of these locations are within four hours of central San Antonio, only a handful of them are over two hours…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Lake Raven
565 Park Rd 40 W, Huntsville, (936) 295-5644, tpwd.texas.gov
Located in Huntsville State Park, Lake Raven is a 210-acre lake. You can relax by the water, fish from the shores, or even get in.
Photo via Instagram / reyann
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Here's All the Snow Being Enjoyed By Texans Not in San Antonio

Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably already know that snow is falling in Texas! Of course, this majorly awesome…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photo via adrianzacarias_jr/Instagram
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