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

Alpine
About a 5.5 hour drive west of San Antonio
Way yonder, not too far from Big Bend National Park, lies the desert oasis of Alpine. Though secluded, those looking for an outdoorsy weekend getaway have limitless options from mountain biking to hiking and world-class campsites. Alpine is also home to a burgeoning art community. Art installations like the Tribute to Texas Musicians mural and the Sul Ross Desk can be found throughout the desert outpost.  
Photo via Instagram / sarahmvasquez
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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 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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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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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.
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12 Texas Hill Country Airbnb Rentals Perfect for a Romantic Getaway

With all the hustle and bustle of life in and around San Antonio, it can be nice to enjoy a getaway every…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Helotes Creek Bed and Breakfast, Helotes
The entire house is decorated with carefully selected antiques from the 1900s, making it a beautiful and romantic getaway. even more so for history buffs.
$100/night
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