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.
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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…

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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.  
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20 fun alternatives to trick or treating in San Antonio this Halloween

Who doesn't love Halloween in San Antonio? There are tons of ways to scare up fun as the cooler weather sets in.…

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Go All Out on Halloween Decor
The 12-foot-tall Home Depot skeleton may be out of stock, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find another way to dial up the spookiness to 11 at home.
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Five gorgeous and secluded glamping sites within driving distance of San Antonio

Just because you want to head into the great outdoors doesn't mean you need to rough it. After all, not everybody is…

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Five gorgeous and secluded glamping sites within driving distance of San Antonio
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20 bucket list activities to do in San Antonio before summer is over

Summer is here. It's time to enjoy the warm weather and the kids being free from school. Check out this bucket list…

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See an Outdoor Movie
Seeing a flick through the windshield of your car or in a socially distanced outdoor space is a great way to lose yourself for a couple of hours. Look for the offerings at Fiesta Texas and those from Slab Cinema, or work a road trip into the deal and head to the Stars & Stripes Drive-In in New Braunfels. 
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22 must-see roadside attractions within driving distance of San Antonio

The great outdoors is nice and all, but hikes can get a bit old after a while, especially as temperatures soar. One…

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Home of the World's Largest Pecan Historic Marker, Seguin, TX
101 E. Court St., Seguin, roadsideamerica.com
Seguin sits along the Guadalupe River, which was once known as the “River of Nuts.”  A 1000 pound pecan statue outside of Seguin’s city hall is dedicated to Spanish explorer Cabeza de Vaca, who survived on a diet of local pecans while being held captive in the area.
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All the Guy Fieri 'Triple D' Restaurants Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

Guy Fieri’s frosted tips and kooky catchphrases have captivated audiences for years. If you're a self-described foodie, we bet you'll want to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Valentina's Tex Mex BBQ
11500 Manchaca Road, (512) 221-4248, valentinastexmexbbq.com
Operating out of a food truck in South Austin, Valentina’s offers both classic barbecue meats and Mexican staples. If you’re trying to eat like Guy, get there early and score the Real Deal Holyfield, made with fried egg, beans, potato, bacon, tomato-serrano salsa and, of course, a generous slice of fatty brisket.
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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.
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20 Small Towns in Texas You Should Be Exploring Right Now

With a state as grand as Texas, there's something to do and somewhere to go in every direction. From a number of…

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Dublin
About a 4 hour drive north of San Antonio
The former home of the oldest Dr. Pepper bottling plant, Dublin (not in Ireland) prides itself in being the Irish capital of Texas. Other sodas are still bottled here today, and the town really takes pride in that. So come on over and explore the Dublin Bottling Works, Ben Hogan Museum and plenty of Victorian homes to gush over.
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23 secluded Texas camping spots worth a weekend road trip

Whether you're just trying to enjoy the gorgeous spring weather, get away for the long weekend, or have a summer road trip…

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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.
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The 20 Best Texas Road Trips You Need to Take Before You Die

Obviously there's plenty to see across the great state of Texas. No matter what direction you go in, you're bound to find…

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El Cosmico
802 S Highland Ave, Marfa, (432) 729-1950, elcosmico.com
This bohemian-inspired lodging spot in the middle of the desert offers the ultimate road trip experience. While the drive out to Marfa is pretty uneventful, the chance to unwind under the stars in a trailer, yurt, teepee, or safari tent is one to make sure happens sometime this year. Plan ahead so you can snag a spot for the Trans-Pecos Festival in the fall.
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Where to Find San Antonio's Hidden Convenience Store & Market Restaurants

Convenience store food may not sound appetizing, but there's exceptions to every rule. These hidden gem restaurants prove that you should never…

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Three Amigos Grocery
303 NW 36th Street, (210) 436-0685
Aka Three Amigos Chinese Restaurant … what?! Trust us, don’t knock it ‘til you try it. This hidden gem is a Westside favorite, with the ever-popular pineapple chicken. Go. Now.
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