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Suggestions for day trrips from San Antonio

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Suggestions for day trrips from San Antonio

I will be in San Antonio for a few days in early July. I will have a car. What is worth visiting outside the city, within about 100 miles ?. Any ranches worth a day trip ?.

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1. Re: Suggestions for day trrips from San Antonio

Austin is about an hour and a half away, and it's a great place to take a day trip. Lots to do, fun city, great food. Are you looking for a more active day trip, or more taking tours and seeing historic things?

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We've stayed little under 10 days in this area a couple of years ago and besides intensive visits to San Antonio and Austin we made a couple of trip to Hill Country. It's a very pretty region and towns like Comfort, Bandera (guest ranches) Fredericksburg. And don't forget Gruene and New Braunsfeld between San Antonio and Austin. I'm a Willie Nelson fan and even found Luckenbach....


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Luchenbach is FUN! We came across it on a beautiful day trip from San Antonio this fall. We made the drive out to Lost Maples State Park to hike as we'd done the previous fall. The hiking was great and fall color was beautiful, but we had as much or more fun sitting, people watching, and listening to the music in Luchenbach on our way back.

The prior year we stopped in Bandera on the way home. It happened to be Cowboy Days or some such thing in Bandera. We dropped by the 11th Street Cowboy bar after our hike. There were horses hitched to posts outside the bar and inside, well, we stepped back in time. Boots and jeans and dancin and drinkin'. :> In the middle of the afternoon! :D This fall we tried to recapture the flavor of our first trip to Bandera, but sadly it was not the same. Even the 11th Street Cowboy bar seems to have found itself...with the dance floor and outside seating expanded tenfold and all looking very new and bright. Too bad!.

Luchenbach though on a weekend? Fun if you have the time and have seen all you need to of SA. You have to hunt for the town off the highway, and once there, you have to find your way down to the river and the stage. Other than that, there is nothing in Luchenbach, but it's the most "real" nothing you'll ever find!

I still like Gruene too, although I 've seen an increase in tourists there just in the short time we've lived here. Their music scene, again, is very real and this is only a short afternoon's trip from SA, not a day's commitment.

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