San Antonio Day Trips
San Antonio is an ideal starting location for day trips to surrounding communities and small towns. On the southern edge of the Texas Hill Country and northern edge of the south Texas brush country, San Antonio is the regional center of south and central Texas encompassed by a diverse make-up of towns with Mexican, German and Polish roots. Many of the day trips out of San Antonio require minimal driving time due to the major highway system in and out of San Antonio. However, trips on the back roads reward travelers with scenic views and beautiful Texas scenery. Texans love road trips because half the fun is getting there.
Small Town Texas
Regardless of what part of the state you are in, small towns generally revolve around the main street running through the center of town. Day trips from San Antonio to these small area towns are no different, other than the surroundings and scenery of course but the cultural heritage of towns in the San Antonio area make for a unique day trip experience. San Antonio residents often venture out of the Bexar area on day trips but they are mostly for shopping and dining.
Day Trip Destinations
Situated in Bexar County, San Antonio is the hub for the south Texas and southern hill country regions. The counties surrounding San Antonio include many day trip destinations for shoppers, history buffs and nature enthusiasts. These surrounding counties have towns, attractions and activities for travelers looking for unique Texas enjoyment in south and central Texas.
Bandera County - Towns include Bandera, Medina and Vanderpool. North of Vanderpool is the Lost Maples State Natural Area. Bandera County also is home to the parts of the Medina River and Medina Lake.
Medina County - Along Highway 90 West are the towns of Castroville and Hondo. Medina County also has terrain of both south Texas brush country and Texas Hill Country.
Kendall County - Northwest of San Antonio, Kendall County has the towns of Boerne, Sisterdale and Comfort. The famed Guadalupe River runs through Kendall County along with many hill country streams and creeks.
Kerr County - The larger town of Kerrville is in Kerr County along with Hunt, Ingram, Mountain Home and several state natural areas.
Gillespie County - Willie Nelson sings about Luckenbach Texas. Gillespie County is home to Luckenbach and Fredericksburg, a wonderful shopping destination northwest of San Antonio.
Blanco County - Birthplace of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Johnson City, is in the middle of Blanco County where the LBJ National Historical Park is also located.
Comal County - Canyon Lake, New Braunfels and a deep rooted heritage of German descendents call Comal County home.
Guadalupe County - Lake McQueeney, a water skiing paradise is in Guadalupe County near the town of Seguin. The county shares the name of the river that runs through it, the Guadalupe River.
Mexico Day Trips - Currently we do not feel that day trips to Mexico are as safe as they once were and are not recommending that travelers cross the border into old Mexico.