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San Antonio to Dallas, 4 days in August

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San Antonio to Dallas, 4 days in August

We are arriving in San Antonio on Saturday August 9 and departing Dallas on Tuesday the 12th. I'm looking for recommendations on what we need to see and shouldn't miss.

Thanks

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1. Re: San Antonio to Dallas, 4 days in August

Are you driving in between? kids in tow? interested in sites, food, bars, water activites?

from San Antonio, you can take the secondary road Hwy 281 due north and that will get you up into the southwest of FT. Worth if you are interested in cowboy culture/ the Stockyards etc. You can experience

the Hill Country/ small town Texana..lots of LBJ history on this route.

Otherwise, if you are driving via I35 to DAL.(the concrete jungle).then Gruene Texas outside of SA....

@ 1:20 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqwafQYOwrY

Austin and San Antonio are just over 1.5 hours apart. You could stop a few place in Austin, capital, UT campus, The Drag, IMAX/museum of Texas...venture/side trip to Lockhart for BBQ

http://video.klru.tv/video/1632333652/

BBQ, Tex Mex, honky tonks etc.

due north of SA

http://tejasrodeo.com/

in SA, riverwalk, downtown Alamo, Market Square, the missions, SA zoo, river cruises etc.

if you are a foodie, visit HEB Central Market up Broadway

if you see one of these billboard's, make a pit stop

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSdkEDU_TGI

glance here for events and articles by region

www.texashighways.com

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lots of info...if you have more specific questions, let us know

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2. Re: San Antonio to Dallas, 4 days in August

Apologies for being so vague. My wife and I will be traveling with our 3 college age daughters the week before school starts. We will be driving south to north. Authentic Texas is better than tourist, there aren't by chance any bison ranches along the route?

Thanks for the tips!

Eric

Edited: 29 June 2014, 18:16
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3. Re: San Antonio to Dallas, 4 days in August

with college age kids, visit The Drag in Austin...the strip shopping area adjacent to the UT campus...

The Co-OP, Urban Outfitters, Amy's Ice Cream etc.

http://www.luckybbison.com/ College Station area

you may come across Texas longhorns in their natural setting

Natural Bridge Caverns near San Antonio

as mentioned, the back roads of Texas Hill Country

if you're into state parks, then Fredericksburg area

tpwd.state.tx.us/state-parks/enchanted-rock

in that area, famous Luckenbach TX..,, dance hall

great place just to hang out...musicians offer impromptu jam sessions

http://www.luckenbachtexas.com/

Edited: 29 June 2014, 18:33
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4. Re: San Antonio to Dallas, 4 days in August

I seem to recall seeing bison along 281 between Hico and Stephenville though I wouldn't swear to it. Fossil Rim Wildlife Center outside Glen Rose had a few bison in a field next to the entrance gate when we were there in May. You wouldn't have to pay to see them.

In SA see the Alamo and the other missions on the Mission Trail and spend time on the River Walk. After that whatever is "must see" really depends upon your interests.

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5. Re: San Antonio to Dallas, 4 days in August

In SA see the Alamo, Riverwalk, Tower of America's and go to a few places to eat such as Mi Tierra and get a hurricane from Pat Obrien's.

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6. Re: San Antonio to Dallas, 4 days in August

Thanks!

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7. Re: San Antonio to Dallas, 4 days in August

Does anyone know if there still is a bison herd still at LBJ national park?

I know there is a heard on the southeast corner of the intersection of 173 and 480 south of Kerrville.

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8. Re: San Antonio to Dallas, 4 days in August

For a great casual meal in SA - don't miss Chris Madrid's burgers. They get busy all times of day, I always recommend ordering "to-go" over the phone then finding a table in the dining room and eating... beats standing in their very long line and then fighting the crowds for a table.

I have two daughters who always love to stop at Buc-ees along IH35 on our way to Dallas - it's an oversized, supersized gas station that offers lots of eats (mainly snacks and to-go food) and also offers the famous Buc-ees t-shirts - can't leave TX without one.

Barton Springs in Austin is a great place to visit - there's swimming along the springs and it's the college kid hang out in the summer. If you have time for a nice lunch - visit Gruene, TX. It won't take you too far off the highway and it's a great place for lunch (Gristmill) and it's surrounded by small boutiques and wine shops. Also in Gruene and popular is tubing down the river. This isn't an all day event - can easily be done in 2 hours or less and it's a great way to cool down and enjoy the area... lots of places in New Braunfels or Gruene that will rent you the tubes, have entries into the river and will over long and short tubing routes.

There are also outlet malls along the way - the one in San Marcos has everything and anything...

I realize I'm not offering much in the market of historical value but I'm sure your girls will love the shopping and swimming.

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