Day Trip Ideas Near San Antonio

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Ragan Wilson

Day Trip Ideas Near San Antonio

While San Antonio has a long list of activities to fill your weekend, sometimes we want to switch it up a little! With plenty of cute, hill country towns just outside of San Antonio, why not take a day trip and switch up your weekend routine? Below we’ve curated three itineraries for your next day trip.


Just over an hour outside of San Antonio sits Texas’ Wine Country. But if you’re not a big drinker, Fredericksburg has lots of other activities to enjoy! 


  • Hike Cross Mountain or Enchanted Rock. If you’re more of an outdoorsy type, then check out Cross Mountain for an easier hike or Enchanted Rock to get amazing views of the Texas Hill Country. 


  • Shopping on main. Main street offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants, and winery storefronts. Catch some live music between shops or stop in at one of the many restaurants. There is something for everyone on main! 

Dripping Springs

Dripping Springs is located about an hour and 20 minutes outside of San Antonio and offers a great look into the heart of the Texas Hill Country. Whether you’re visiting one of the many breweries or distilleries, or checking out one of their many hiking trails, you won’t run out of activities! 

  • Go hiking! Dripping Springs is nestled in the heart of the Texas Hill Country and offers a lot of hiking trails so you can take in the gorgeous scenery. 



New Braunfels & Gruene

Just 35 minutes from San Antonio, New Braunfels and Gruene have a ton to do! From live music and shopping, to floating the river and breweries, you won’t run out of things to do here. 



  •  New Braunfels and Gruene have a ton of boutiques and local shops to check out while you’re walking around the main streets. 


  • Grab a cooler and some sunscreen and float the river! This is a great way to spend a warm afternoon with some friends or family. There are a ton of tubing companies to choose from so we’ve narrowed it down for you. 
    • Rockin R River Rides 
    • Texas Tubes
    • Comal Tubes 
    • 444 tubes