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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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…

By San Antonio Current Staff

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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20 gorgeous San Antonio hotel pools you totally shouldn't sneak into

San Antonio has plenty of public pools to enjoy, but sometimes you're looking for something a more ... ahem ... exclusive. Luckily,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The St. Anthony, A Luxury Collection Hotel
300 E. Travis St., (210) 227-4392, marriott.com
Check into this posh downtown hotel and treat yourself to a visit to the rooftop infinity pool. In addition to gorgeous views of downtown, you have a front-row seat to Rudy Herrera’s vibrant mural The Last Parade.
Photo via Instagram / thestanthonyhotel
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25 small towns within driving distance of San Antonio that are worth a weekend road trip

Certain times of year, wanderlust rises up and takes hold, but it's not always possible to plan a cross-country road trip. If…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fredericksburg
About a 1.5 hour drive northwest of San Antonio
Fredericksburg is loved by tourists and locals alike and truly has something for everyone. History buffs will enjoy visiting the Vereins Kirche Museum, which honors the German pioneers who initially settled this Hill Country town nearly two centuries ago. Shopaholics have plenty of locally-owned boutiques to choose from, and there is a swath of wineries and craft breweries for those who like to drink. With an endless supply of rustic bed and breakfasts, Fredericksburg is the perfect weekend getaway for a couple, the gals or the whole family. 
Photo via Instagram / marc_hungrylawyer
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20 Christmas tree farms in driving distance of San Antonio where you can cut down your own

Sure, you can nab a pre-cut tree from a local lot, or get a faux version from a big box store. But…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Elgin Christmas Tree Farm
120 Natures Way, Elgin, (512) 281-5016, elginchristmastreefarm.com
Head up to Bastrop County and you may find yourself at this tree farm. Open rain or shine, this farm offers Virginia Pines and Leyland Cypress trees that are grown on-site. This year the farm is open Nov. 26-Dec. 10, or sellout.
Photo via Instagram / elginchristmas
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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 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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22 fall date ideas in San Antonio that are actually good

You don't have to wait for the winter holidays to go on super-cute dates. Between the cooling temperatures, many autumn festivals and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hit up some Halloween parties
If y’all are one of those couples that waits all year for Halloween, you better make all the Halloween happenings part of your date night plans. From drinking events to costume contests and something tailoring to pretty much every aspect of the eerie holiday, there’s something for everyone.
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24 San Antonio-area corn mazes and pumpkin patches to explore this fall

Corn mazes and pumpkin patches are synonymous with "fall fun." Good thing San Antonio and its surrounding area have plenty of both…

By San Antonio Current Staff

South Texas Maize at Graff 7A Ranch
911 US Hwy 90 East, Hondo, (830) 741-3968, graff7aranch.com
Get ready to rock out in this 7-acre corn maze, which is themed on country music this year. The ranch also has a pumpkin patch, farm animals and other fun activities.This year's fall season runs through November 21.
Photo via Instagram / graff7aranch
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25 beautiful San Antonio-area parks to visit this fall

As longtime Texans, we know better than to declare that the hot days are over for the year, but it's looking like…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Crownridge Canyon Natural Area
7222 Luskey Blvd, (210) 207-5320, fosana.org
Crownridge Canyon has around 200 acres and has a variety of hiking terrain — from level 1 ADA-accessible trails all the way up to level 4 difficulties. If you’re into birding, it’s also a pretty cool spot since the golden cheeked warbler nests there.
Photo via Instagram / heathertakesontexas
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25 cool things to do in and around San Antonio when it's hot AF outside

San Antonio has plenty of fun to offer, but it can be hard to leave the house on hot days. You know,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Make a splash at a local water park
If you want to amp up the fun while cooling down in the water, head to one of the area’s water parks for a rip roarin’ good time. You can stay in town and visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ White Water Bay or Sea World's Aquatica, or drive up to Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels.
Photo via Instagram / sixflagsfiestatexas
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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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Texas' 15 most unique weekend getaway rentals

If you've been looking to get away, there's a good chance you'll be checking out Airbnb for a place to stay. With the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Unique Eco-Glamping in TX Hill country - Pod #1!, Lago Vista
$305 per night
Take a space age vacay at one of these lavishly furnished geodesic pods located at a "star-gazing glamping resort" in Lago Vista.
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These farms in driving distance of San Antonio let you cut down your own Christmas tree

While faux Christmas trees seem like they get more common each year, there's something special about decorating your home with the genuine…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Papa Noël Christmas Trees
6333 Broadway St., (512) 200-4088 ext. 108, papanoeltrees.com
Whether you pick up a tree curbside or make arrangements for tree delivery to your home or office, this tree lot in the heart of Alamo Heights has got you covered.
Photo via Instagram / papanoeltrees
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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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20 San Antonio-area corn mazes and pumpkin patches to visit this fall

There's nothing that says fall fun like a pumpkin patch photoshoot or meandering through an endless corn maze. Though there aren't quite…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sweet Berry Farm
1801 FM 1980, ​Marble Falls, Texas, (830) 798-1462, sweetberryfarm.com
For those willing to drive out to Marble Falls, the 60-acre Sweet Berry Farm is worth a visit. The crown jewel is a massive, Texas-shaped corn maze, but the farm also features a pumpkin patch, scarecrow stuffing, flower picking, hay rides and other fall-themed activities, open every day of the week except Wednesdays. Admission is free, but each activity is ticketed, so the money can add up if you're not careful.
Photo via Instagram / instasatx
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Texas' 10 Most Insane Weekend Getaway Rentals

There's a good chance you're planning some getaway time this fall. There's also a good chance that will involve finding a place…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Texas' 10 Most Insane Weekend Getaway Rentals
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25 Homes for Sale in San Antonio With Completely Over-the-Top Pools

Home swimming pools are having their moment right now. First, it's really, really hot outside, and second, those of us who want…

By San Antonio Current Staff

200 Canada Verde St.
$750,000
We get that you might not want to encourage big splashes in an indoor pool, but with ceilings that high we’re surprised they didn’t go for a taller slide.
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This Funky, Mid-1800s Home for Sale in San Antonio Includes an Old Stagecoach Stop

Let's call this one frontier funky. This five-acre property for sale in Leon Springs incorporates one of the original Boerne stagecoach stops…

By San Antonio Current Staff

This Funky, Mid-1800s Home for Sale in San Antonio Includes an Old Stagecoach Stop
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23 bike-friendly San Antonio bars and restaurants to try on your next ride

Since the pandemic began, a whole lot of us tuned up that bike that's been hanging in our garage for the past…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bombay Bicycle Club
3506 N St Mary's St., (210) 737-2411, bombaybicycleclubsa.com
After a scenic ride through Brackenridge Park, stop at Bombay Bicycle Club for one of their famous burgers. They’ve been slinging burgers at the St Mary’s location since 1973, but have plans to open a second location at Hemisfair next Spring. 
Photo via Instagram /  
bombays_sa
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A San Antonio Doctor, not a Spur, Is Selling This $2.5 Million Mansion With an Indoor Basketball Court

Usually when you see a mansion for sale with a full-size indoor basketball court, a massive workout room and a lazy river…

By San Antonio Current Staff

A San Antonio Doctor, not a Spur, Is Selling This $2.5 Million Mansion With an Indoor Basketball Court
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This Ultramodern House on Sale for $4 Million Has One of San Antonio's Best Views of the Hill Country

We all know San Antonio's Dominion neighborhood is beyond posh. But let's just say this $4 million house designed by renowned local…

By San Antonio Current Staff

This Ultramodern House on Sale for $4 Million Has One of San Antonio's Best Views of the Hill Country
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The Most Expensive San Antonio-Area House on the Market Is Full of Taxidermy and Insane Luxury

This $7.9 million rock house in Spring Branch backs up to a view of Guadalupe River State Park, but the that's not…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Most Expensive San Antonio-Area House on the Market Is Full of Taxidermy and Insane Luxury
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A San Antonio House Almost Completely Covered in Spanish Tile Is Now for Sale

When a real estate listing describes a property as "eclectic," that can sometimes translate as "eccentric." We'll let you check out the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

A San Antonio House Almost Completely Covered in Spanish Tile Is Now for Sale
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This $1.6 Million Mansion for Sale Near San Antonio Looks Like an Updated German Farmhouse

The town of Fredericksburg northwest of San Antonio boasts plenty of homes that resemble old German farmhouses. Makes sense, because the area…

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This $1.6 Million Mansion for Sale Near San Antonio Looks Like an Updated German Farmhouse
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Somehow, This 100-Acre Property on the Market Is Inside San Antonio's City Limits

This home on the market for $6 million is nestled in SA's city limits, yet the surrounding 100-acre plot makes it looks…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Somehow, This 100-Acre Property on the Market Is Inside San Antonio's City Limits
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This Home for Sale in the Texas Hill Country Looks Like the Fanciest Barn Ever Built

When some people say they want country living, they mean it literally. Inside and outside, this seven-bedroom, seven-bath luxury home was built…

By San Antonio Current Staff

This Home for Sale in the Texas Hill Country Looks Like the Fanciest Barn Ever Built
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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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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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