Day Trips You Can Take From San Antonio
Calling San Antonio his home, Stephen Geri cherishes time spent in his city. As much pride and joy he has in the activities you can do in this city, he also has plenty of opportunities to travel both near and far of San Antonio. Every now and then when you need a break from your hometown, it’s good to get out there and explore. Without making an overnight trip or a long weekend out of your adventure, there are plenty of places worth visiting all over the state of Texas. Make a day trip out of it and explore the surrounding areas of San Antonio!
Although it was originally discovered in the 1700s by the Lipan Apache, Cascade Caverns was discovered in 1840 and known as “Hester’s Cave”. Today, the caverns are open as a tourist attraction, showcasing this natural environment at it’s finest. A guided 45 minute to an hour tour will take visitors through each and every corridor of the cavern. At a cool 64 degrees year round, you’ll get to walk under the incredible rock formations and glistening, pure falling water. Occasionally the caverns are closed due to flooding, so it’s suggested that you call before you make this day trip– especially in the months of May and September.
A city within the Texas Hill country, Fredericksburg brings history to life. German settlers came to Texas Hill country in the 1840’s and Fredericksburg has both museums and history farms that tell this story. For those not so keen to learning history, Fredericksburg also has other attractions. Learn about alpaca at the Wildflower Ridge Alpaca Ranch, take a ride on the trolley or learn about brewing at one of the many breweries in Fredericksburg.
Lost Maples State Natural Area
Spectacular and stunning all year round, Lost Maples State Natural Area is most known for it’s fall foliage. From the small wildflowers to the large canyon walls, everywhere you look at Lost Maples has a site to see. For your day trip, this area is just 2 short hours of a drive from San Antonio. Many visitors come here for camping, hiking, fishing, and birdwatching. As the maples change from green to red, orange, and yellow, this state natural area proves that Texas does have all four seasons.
A fine change of scenery from the city of San Antonio, Austin, Texas has a large music and art scene. Austin is a city that caters to all forms of tourists– whether you visit a place for the outdoor sports such as paddling on the lake or you prefer a nice stroll through a historical museum. If you want to take a day trip to a larger city other than San Antonio, Austin is the way to go.
New Braunfels, TX
Just a little over 40 minutes of a drive from San Antonio, New Braunfels is full of fun for everyone. Sitting in the heart of Texas Hill country, this small town is charmed with German culture and the stunning river views. With a long list of things to see and do here, you won’t have trouble finding an activity you enjoy. Make your visit memorable at the museum of New Braunfels or sit back and relax with live music.
During the summer, many tourists come for the kayaking, tubing, and other ways to beat the heat. However, locals say the best time to visit is in the cooler months where you can visit their award winning Farmer’s Market.