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

White Water Bay at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
17000 W I-10, (210) 697-5050, sixflags.com/fiestatexas
For double the fun, you’ll thank yourself for hitting up Fiesta Texas. Have your fun on the regular coasters at night when it’s slightly cooler, but first beat the heat at White Water Bay. There’s a variety of water rides and attractions, such as the Bahama Blaster, Bermuda Triangle, Big Bender and more! Of course, you can’t forget about the Texas-shaped pool, nicknamed the Lone Star Lagoon, and the massive Tornado. Seriously, you’ll be sorry if you don’t stop by before summer ends.
Photo via Instagram / sixflagsfiestatexas
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These 10 houses for sale in San Antonio come with over-the-top swimming pools

There's nothing better than escaping the summer heat in a cool swimming pool. But, on the other hand, a crowded, over-chlorinated public…

By San Antonio Current Staff

19203 Grey Bluff Cv, $1,300,000
A dip in this pool feels like you’ve been teleported to a historic estate in Europe.
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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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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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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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These 25 San Antonio Spots Offer Patio Dining and Boozing Right Now

On a warm San Antonio day, it's hard to beat posting up on an airy patio with a frosty beverage — and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Burleson Yard Beer Garden
430 Austin St., (210) 354-3001, facebook.com/BurlesonYard
When Burleson Yard first opened, it made a splash on the scene with its huge array of activities such as a large play area for the kiddos, table tennis, hammocks, giant flat-screens and live music. As the name suggests, hopheads will be pleased with the large beer selection, and the frozen drinks tend to be a big hit as well. 
Photo via Instagram /  
burlesonyardbeergarden
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McNay Second Thursdays Says Farewell To Summer

It may be back to school time for some, but the McNay Second Thursday event will rock on the next few months.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

McNay Second Thursdays Says Farewell To Summer
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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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20 outdoor activities in and around San Antonio to experience before summer ends

It might always feel like summer in Texas because of the scorching temperatures, but let's be honest: the carefree summer days are…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Catch a San Antonio Missions game
5757 US-90, milb.com
With just a few games remaining through early September, you’ll definitely want to go out to the ballpark. Tickets are super cheap, meaning you’ll be able to take the entire family or crew for a reasonable price. Plus, nights here are equally entertaining and memorable.
Photo via Instagram / anncrystal714
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Where to Find Cool Treats in San Antonio for When It's Hot AF

We're in for several more triple-digit days, and if you're looking to lower your temperature, San Antonio has you covered with a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Bubble Waffle Bar 
Multiple locations, Instagram/bubblewafflebar 
Bubble Waffle Bar opened a second location in Stone Oak near Vida with more bubble waffles, bubble tacos and bubble tea. But owner J. R. Gallegos has added a new item to keep San Antonians entertained: mango and pineapple Dole Whip, much like the one found in Disneyland. Get it at Bubble Waffle Bar’s second location in a hollowed-out pineapple for $7.99.  
Photo by Jess Elizarraras
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The 25 Best Indoor Activities in San Antonio for When It’s Hot AF

Texas summers can get pretty sweltering. The heat, coupled with the humidity, can make spending time outside almost unbearable. Thankfully, there are…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Alisa Pierce

Cosmic Mayhem Black Light Mini Golf
903 E Bitters Rd Ste. 310, (210) 437-1072, https://www.cosmicmayhem.com/
Cosmic Mayhem is a space-themed, 18-hole mini golf course offering an airconditioned and fun experience for all ages.
Photo via Instagram / cosmic_mayhemsa
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30 Accurate Tweets If You've Ever Experienced the Texas Summer Heat

Not all heat is created equal, y'all. We all know that Texas summers aren't like that of other states. If you've ever…

By San Antonio Current Staff

30 Accurate Tweets If You've Ever Experienced the Texas Summer Heat
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20 Beautiful and Secluded Texas Beaches Worth a Weekend Road Trip

It's beach weather right now. But who wants to end up on an overcrowded stretch of sand with someone blaring their radio…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Alisa Pierce

High Island
Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County, houstonaudubon.org
High Island’s beaches stretch from Texas to Louisiana, giving East Texans hundreds of miles of secluded coastline to enjoy. Coarse sand peppered with colorful shells lie undisturbed as spring breakers and summer visitors head to better-known areas. Four nearby bird sanctuaries offer migrating herons a rest while allowing visitors to take a break from the water to view the wildlife.
Photo via Instagram / Johnny.mauldin
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20 Criminally Cheap Swimming Holes In and Around SA and How to Find them All 

It's summer-time in Texas, which means San Antonians are probably sweating more than a cold cerveza in the hot sun. Trust us,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Blanco State Park
    101 Park Rd. 23, Blanco, (830) 833-4333
    This Texas swim spot is located only about an hour away from downtown San Antonio, and with an entrance fee of only $5 per person, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular.
    Photo via Instagram, _jeepingtx_
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Groovy Moments Free Week SA: Summer Camp

As far as acts of customer appreciation go, you'd be hard pressed to find one as righteous as Paper Tiger's Free Week. Here's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Groovy Moments Free Week SA: Summer Camp
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25 Fun Things to Do in San Antonio this Week (7/19/17-7/25/17)

Here are some of our picks for the best things to see and do in San Antonio this week.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Float Fest 
    
    Sat., July 22, 2 p.m. and Sun., July 23, 2 p.m., Cool River Ranch, $60-$349
    Photo by Jaime Monzon
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15 Ridiculously Cheap Ways to Beat the Heat in San Antonio

With temperatures in the high 90s for the foreseeable future, it's time to find a few creative ways to cool off. Luckily…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Snack on a paleta
    If paletas aren't a staple in your diet during the summer, then you're doing it wrong.  Keep cool with a sweet and refreshing treat and make your way through San Antonio's long list of spots to grab a paleta. 
    Photo via Instagram, crystalgonzales
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15 San Antonio Spots Where You Can Always Find Sangria

In San Antonio, the brutal summer heat has officially kicked in. Visit these 15 places to beat the heat the fun way…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Tycoon Flats 
    2926 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 320-0819 
    Visit this cute beer garden on Saturdays for $2.50 sangria. It’s a drink and deal that you won’t want to miss. 
    Photo via Instagram, christinewojo
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27 Fun Things to Do in San Antonio this Week (5/17-5/23)

Here are some of our picks for the best things to see and do in San Antonio this week.

By San Antonio Current Staff

John Mulaney 
    
    Sun., May 21, 7 & 9:30 p.m., Aztec Theatre
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25 Beautiful Rivers and Swimming Holes that are Driving Distance from SA

Texans are tough enough to endure the heat that comes with living in paradise, but that doesn't mean we haven't come up…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Frio River
    234 RR 1050, Concan, (830) 232-6132, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/garner
    Would your year be complete without a swim or two in the Frio River?
    Photo via Instagram, axel.sir
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Photos from Rudy Tee Gonzales and King Pelican at Squeezebox

The Squeezebox hosted San Anto soul/early-rock 'n' roll pioneer Rudy Tee Gonzales (originally of Rudy & the Reno Bops) together with local throwback…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photo by Jaime Monzon (www.jmonzon.com)
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15 Vintage Photos of Summer in San Antonio

San Antonio has always been evolving, from a riparian trading post into a post-1968 World's Fair metropolis. While it might be easy…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Belvedere Motel (1960s)
     This 1963 postcard of the Belvedere Motel offers a glimpse of the motel and car culture so prevalent in mid-century United States. Located around 1970 Austin Highway where the Broadway Inn currently stands today, the Belvedere Motel stood as an affordable travel location in an area replete with overnight lodging, open long before the tourism boom of the 1968 World's Fair.
    Vintage San Antonio
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38 Photos from the Summer Craft Beer Tasting at the Hangar

The Hangar's summer craft beer tasting, complete with 10 craft beer samples + vodka-infused fruit samples. Photos by Jaime Monzon www.jmonzon.com

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photo by Jaime Monzon (www.jmonzon.com)
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37 Beautiful Photos of Jazz, TX

An exclusive look at Jazz, TX, a live music venue by renowned local musician Doc Watkins, coming to the Pearl this summer.06/10/2016…

By San Antonio Current Staff

37 Beautiful Photos of Jazz, TX
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Photos from River City Rockfest 2016

05/28/2016 Photos by Chris Garcia

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photos from River City Rockfest 2016
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15 Kayaking Spots Every San Antonian Should Experience

During the summer in Texas, there is no better place to be than on the water. But if you're the kind of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Pecos River
    Considered to be a moderately difficult river for paddling, set aside some time to visit the Pecos River when you have a few days. The drive is a little on the far side, but totally worth the extra planning. 
    Photo via Instagram  (jlemieux28)
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13 Texas Beaches Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

Whether you go to the beach to fish, swim or lounge around in the sand, there's a beach within driving distance for…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Mustang Island State Park
    Travel time from San Antonio: 2.5 hours
    Photo via Instagram/bleffel
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