San Antonio is a thriving city with lots to offer. Although, sometimes it’s nice to escape from the city and have a relaxing weekend getaway in a lowkey town. There’s an array of places that are close enough that you can drive to without spending too much time stuck in the car. We’ve outlined four of the best drivable places from San Antonio. Check them out below!
When you’re planning your Texas State road trip, be sure to take a look at our complimentary Texas Hill Country Itinerary. It’s full of time-saving, local information on the best things to see and do in the area.
Must-See Drivable Places From San Antonio
Here’s the list of our favorite drivable places from San Antonio!
1. Wimberley, TX
Only an hour and a 10-minute drive from San Antonio.
The town of Wimberley is an excellent place for a Texas Hill Country day trip from San Antonio. If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, this place is for you. The area has a plethora of outdoor adventures, such as hiking, biking, and natural swimming holes. If you’re seeking an indoor escape, there is also a notable number of wineries and breweries, eclectic shops, and delicious restaurants.
2. Lockhart, TX
Only an hour and a 5-minute drive from San Antonio.
Dubbed the Barbecue Capital of Texas, the small town of Lockhart is a fun-filled destination for a day trip in Texas Hill Country. When you’re not chowing down on mouthwatering smoked meats, get some exercise and explore Lockhart State Park. This park is the ultimate place to spend the day bird watching, hiking, swimming, or golfing.
3. San Marcos, TX
Only a 55-minute drive from San Antonio.
San Marcos is a city that will give you a “small town in Texas feel” but will not leave you short of excitement. One of its main attractions is outdoor recreation, specifically tubing. Hit the water and enjoy the dazzling scenery as your float down the shimmering San Marcos River. Another popular activity in this area is shopping. The San Marcos Premium Outlets is a shopping mecca that offers an extensive collection of over 145 stores, some of which you can’t find anywhere else in the state.
4. New Braunfels, TX
Only a 40-minute drive from San Antonio.
New Braunfels is known for its two impressive rivers, the Comal and Guadalupe rivers, which flow through picturesque parks. Be sure to pay a visit to Gruene Hall, which is Texas’ oldest continually operating and most famous dance hall. Today, this internationally recognized destination serves as a music venue for both up-and-coming artists as well as well-known celebrities.
Reside at Hotel Flora and Fauna in Wimberley
While you’re exploring drivable places from San Antonio, why not stay in Wimberley? One of the best features of Wimberley is its ideal location for Texas Hill Country road trips. Rather than having to book a new accommodation in each city you visit, Hotel Flora and Fauna provides you with an incredibly unique opportunity. Book once at Hotel Flora and Fauna, and gain access to every city you want to see. Save yourself the hassle; a road trip around the Hill Country is so much easier when you stay with us!
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