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Daytrips from San Antonio

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Daytrips from San Antonio
Texas is huge, so we picked a few places that had a reasonable drive from San Antonio. How about a peek at the state's capital?
Good for: Families, Groups, Seniors, Individuals
Seasons: Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
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State Capitol
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State Capitol

If it's in Texas, it must be bigger and better. That is the motto that architects followed with the Capitol Building in Austin. At one time, it was the tallest capitol building in the nation. Others might be taller now, but this is still a beautiful building that shows off many of the natural resources which are so prevalent in Texas, such as limestone and the landscapes.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats
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Congress Avenue Bridge / Austin Bats

The Austin bridge is where nearly 1.5 million bats live.

Fee: No      Duration of visit: 2-3 hours
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Austin City Limits Live
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Austin City Limits Live

Austin City Limits     According to the mythology, Austin City Limits is taped on an Austin hillside above the city. In reality, the show is recorded... more »

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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Bishop's Palace
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Bishop's Palace

Ranked among the top 100 homes in the U.S. for its architectural significance, this ornate 1893 building was the home to the family of Walter Gresham, a former Confederate colonel and U.S. Congressman.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Ashton Villa
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Ashton Villa

Galveston has some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture, including this one. Col. James Moreau Brown bought land on the corner of 23rd and Broadway streets in Galveston to build his future home. Brown designed Ashton Villa by studing several architectural pattern books and modified his building plans accordingly. The villa was built in 1858 and completed in 1859 with slaves... More

Galveston has some of the finest examples of Victorian architecture, including this one. Col. James Moreau Brown bought land on the corner of 23rd and Broadway streets in Galveston to build his future home. Brown designed Ashton Villa by studing several architectural pattern books and modified his building plans accordingly. The villa was built in 1858 and completed in 1859 with slaves and European craftsmen. It is considered to be one of the first brick structures in the state. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Moody Mansion Museum
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Moody Mansion Museum

This elegant late 19th-century mansion of red brick, limestone and terra cotta tile, houses a collection of decorative arts, silver and furnishings associated with the Moodys, one of the city's most prominent families.

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: 1-2 hours
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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site
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Lyndon B. Johnson State Park & Historic Site

Visitors will enjoy a self-guided driving tour through the land where the former president was born and buried, plus his 717-acre ranch, you won't have to walk your feet off to see this state park. The park is home to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. The farm is a working farm that lets visitors step back in time and experience life on a German farmstead in the early 1900's... More

Visitors will enjoy a self-guided driving tour through the land where the former president was born and buried, plus his 717-acre ranch, you won't have to walk your feet off to see this state park. The park is home to the Sauer-Beckmann Living History Farm. The farm is a working farm that lets visitors step back in time and experience life on a German farmstead in the early 1900's. Throughout the park, visitors will find evidence from three cultures: Native American, Spanish and German. The Native Americans lived in the Hill Country, then the Spanish conquistadors, and in the early 1800s German immigrants settled there. Park visitors will also be able to picnic, fish, swim, and see Texas longhorn cattle. And note that there are two visitors centers, about 14 miles apart. The first is the National Park Visitor Center, run by the park service, and another operated by LBJ State Park and Historic Site near the ranch. Less

Fee: Yes      Duration of visit: More than 3 hours
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