While gas prices are higher than we’d like, piling into the car for a getaway is still a great way to up your summer fun. If you need road trip ideas or are looking for somewhere new to visit, look no further. Whether you want to explore another city for a weekend or just take a day trip, we’ve got 13 road trip ideas close to San Antonio to up your summer road trip game.
And if you’re wondering how to keep your gas costs low, stick to the speed limit, make sure your tires are inflated properly, and be sure to check out gas apps like Gas Buddy. And of course, don’t forget that if you’re a Costco or Sam’s Club member, you can always gas up at any of their locations.
Explore Austin and enjoy a “capitol” time.
Get away to Houston for dinosaurs, sharks, and NASA fun.
Go north to New Braunfels for water fun and more.
Visit sea turtles at Padre Island National Seashore.
Go batty with 20 million bats—without ever leaving San Antonio.
Get a new view underwater in glass bottom boats in San Marcos.
Check out some charming Hill Country towns.
Hit these beaches close to San Antonio.
Enjoy a getaway without going far away.
Visit unique destinations in the Lone Star State.
See dolphins, sharks, and more at Texas State Aquarium.