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 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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26 kid-friendly San Antonio spots where parents can get a damn drink

Sometimes it seems like the stress never ends, and on top of that many of us are trying to keep the kids…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Friendly Spot
943 S Alamo St, (210) 224-2337, thefriendlyspot.com
With more than 75 drinks on tap, 300 canned or bottled brews, brunch on the weekends, kitchen open until midnight, and drink specials every day, it *literally* doesn’t get more friendly than The Friendly Spot.
Photo via Instagram / melissarobbo
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10 unique Texas treehouses you can rent right now for a weekend glamping getaway

Love the idea of the great outdoors, but hate the mosquito-bitten realities of camping? Then glamping might be just the thing for…

By San Antonio Current Staff

10 unique Texas treehouses you can rent right now for a weekend glamping getaway
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San Antonio's best breweries and taprooms for drinking outdoors

The Alamo City's craft beer scene has been booming for a few years, but we realized we hadn’t put together a list…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Hoppy Monk
 1010 N Loop 1604 E, thehoppymonk.com
The Hoppy Monk offers ample outdoor dining, and the food menu and huge selection of beers only add to the reasons to head to this north SA spot. Stop by on Sunday to indulge in their brunch offerings, but be warned: you will wait for a table, so don’t arrive hangry.
Photo via Instagram / s.a.foodie
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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

Garner State Park
234 RR 1050, Concan, (830) 232-6132, tpwd.texas.gov
Just about two hours west of San Antonio, Garner State Park lies in Concan, which is near literally not a whole lot else. Part of the beauty of Garner is its distance from large cities. It’s a place for you to camp with less light pollution and less reminders of back home. Plus, it’s gigantic and located right along the Frio River.
Photo via Instagram / hiking_yessie
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20 hidden gem parks in San Antonio you should visit

While everyone knows popular spots like San Pedro Springs Park, Phil Hardberger Park and Brackenridge Park, there are quite a few public…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Martin Luther King Park
3503 Martin Luther King Dr, (210) 207-7275, sanantonio.gov
If the only time you’ve hit up the city park is when taking part in the MLK Jr. March in January, consider paying this East Side park a visit any other time of the year. The park is decently-sized, bringing residents a seasonal outdoor pool, sports facilities, picnic areas as well as lots of room to run around.
Photo via Instagram / everlastingbliss__
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Where to Hike In and Around San Antonio Before It Gets Unbearably Hot Outside

It's inevitable – it'll be 100+ degrees outside in a matter of months, maybe sooner. Quick, while there's still time, take a…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Pace Bend Park
2011 Pace Bend Rd N, (512) 264-1482, parks.traviscountytx.gov
Located on Lake Travis near the northwest side of Austin, Pace Bend Park boasts more than nine miles of prime shoreline location. Incredible views are included, of course, in the admission cost.
Photo via Instagram / katekrez
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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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10 South Texas 'Glamping' Spots You Should Take Advantage of This Fall

To quote our brothers at Orlando Weekly, "What is glamping and how do I do it?" Most of our abuelos would roll…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Family-Friendly and Unique Bell Tent Camping near San Antonio, Texas
1 unit, 4 guest capacity, 2 night min., $187.25 per night
This private, custom deck provides guests with a priceless view of the everlasting Texas Hill Country.
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The 20 Best Spots for Stargazing Near San Antonio

Whether it’s on a weekend camping trip just for the sake of pointing out the Big Dipper in the night’s sky, stargazing…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fort McKavett Historic Site
    7066 FM 864, Fort McKavett, thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/fort-mckavett-state-historic-site
    If you’re a history buff and astronomy lover, Fort McKavett is almost too good to be true. Tour the 150-year-old remains during daylight, then be in awe of the wonders of the night sky for the perfect daytrip.
    Photo via Instagram, jasonweingart
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15 Essential Texas Rock Climbing Spots You Have to Explore

If you're rock climbing in San Antonio, chances are you're most likely hanging out an inside a gym. With the help of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

 Hueco Tanks Sate Park 
    6900 Hueco Tanks Road, El Paso
    Travel time from San Antonio: 8 hours
    Hueco Tanks is said to be the best rock climbing spot in Texas, but don't take other folks' word for it — check it out yourself.
    Photo via Instagram/lanshansen
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30 Texas Camping Spots for You to Explore This Year

Get out of the hustle and bustle of your daily life and go relax with the great outdoors. Whether you're looking for…

By San Antonio Current Staff

 Mustang Island
    P. O. Box 326, Port Aransas, TX 78373
    Distance from San Antonio: 168 miles, 2.5 hours
    Things to do: Hang out at the beach, picnic, fish, mountain bike, kayak, bird watch and geocache. 
    Photo via Instagram/laureninadventureland
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