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Enchanted Rock
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/enchanted_rock/
Great area for hiking in the Texas Hill Country
A 90-minute drive from
San Antonio.
16710 Ranch Rd 965
Fredericksburg, TX 78624
 
Fredericksburg
http://www.fredericksburg-texas.com
This city is an hour drive from
San Antonio. A great destination that mixes Texas scenery with German heritage.
 
Government Canyon
http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/spdest/findadest/parks/government_canyon/
Just outside of San Antonio, this 8,600 acre park is the perfect retreat for those seeking fresh air fitness.
 
Gruene
http://www.gruenetexas.com/
Located between
San Antonio and Austin.
A historic
Texas town known for great shopping, cuisine and the best in Texas country music.
A 30 minute drive from
San Antonio.
Gruene Hall is a must see. Just ask Oregon State Head Coach Mike Riley who has a summer home down the street

 

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
http://mitchelllake.audubon.org/
Just 20 minutes south of downtown San Antonio, the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is located on a 1200-acre natural area. This unique and beautiful bird haven consists of the 600-acre Mitchell Lake, 215 acres of wetlands and ponds and 385 acres of upland habitat.

Natural Bridge Caverns
http://www.naturalbridgecaverns.com/
Located 30 minutes north of downtown San Antonio, eight miles west of I-35 at exit #175, Natural Bridge Caverns Road/F.M.3009.
A great chance to see historic and awe inspiring
Texas caverns.

Sea World San Antonio
http://www.seaworld.com/
10500 Sea World Drive, 78251, a 20 minute drive from Downtown.
Phone - (210) 523-3611

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
http://www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas
1700 IH-10 West, 78257, a 15 minute drive from Downtown.
Phone - (210) 697-5050

Snake Farm
http://www.exoticanimalworld.com/
Located 20 minutes northeast of San Antonio off of I-35.
5640 IH 35 South, New Braunfels, TX  78132
Phone - (830) 608-9270

John T. Floore's Country Store
http://www.liveatfloores.com
Opened in 1945, Floore's has hosted some of the biggest names in country music.
14492 Old Bandera Rd
Helotes, TX 78023

25 minutes from downtown San Antonio.
Phone - (210) 695-8827