24 essential Texas beaches to visit before summer is over

Only a few hours' drive from San Antonio, the Texas coast makes the perfect escape from city life into nature. Whether you're…

By San Antonio Current Staff

San Jose Island
San Jose Island, Aransas County, sanjoseislandtexas.org
Just a short ferry ride away from Port Aransas, San Jose Island is a privately-owned island with over 21 miles of undisturbed golden sand. While the mainland is off-limits, the public beaches are perfect for a day spent fishing, birding and shell hunting.
Photo via Instagram / portatexas
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23 gorgeous state parks within driving distance of San Antonio

What better time than now to hop in the car and travel to one of Texas' many state parks to enjoy the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Lockhart State Park
2012 State Park Rd, (512) 398-3479, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lockhart
Just a day trip from both Austin and San Antonio, a unique feature of this park is its historic golf course. It has the other classic amenities, too, like fishing, summer swimming and camping.
Photo via Instagram / eigi_einhamir
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