Summer is still in full swing here in San Antonio and if you can't quite squeeze in a cross-country road trip, day trips are the ultimate solution to having a blast on a time crunch. The Lone Star State has so much to offer in terms of natural wonders, local cuisine, and funky culture that anywhere you go is sure to be a treat. So put the top down on that Mini Cooper Convertible, turn up the tunes on the radio, and get ready for some of the best local trips you can totally tackle in a day.

Port Aransas & Mustang Island -- Port Aransas

Most people forget that Texas sits on the Gulf of Mexico, and it's only a day trip away! With 18 miles of stunning sandy beaches and beautiful shoreline, Port Aransas and Mustang Island make it so easy to get away from the bustle of the city. Parasailing, birding, golding, swimming, fishing and more--the beach is your oyster!  

San Marcos Lions Club -- San Marcos

Another way to cool down this July is to head on down to the Lions Club in San Marcos, Texas and rent some inner tubes! Float on down the San Marcos river with friends and family in refreshing 72 degree water. Shuttles pick you up and drop you off, so this aquatic adventure is super easy-to-experience.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

A towering pink granite mountain sits in the middle of Central Texas and has drawn visitors for over ten thousand years. Local Apache, Comanche, and Tonkawa tribes attribute great magical and mystical power to the mountain--which is how it derives its name. At Enchanted Rock State Natural Area you can hike, climb rocks, and camp, so all adventures are yours for the making.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark -- New Braunfels

Ready for a day of exhilarating excitement? Schlitterbahn Waterpark has a little something for everyone offering over 50 different attractions! Float along in an inner tube if you're feeling chill, or take a chance and try the Skycoaster for an adrenaline rush (and a view) you'll remember for a lifetime.

Canyon Lake, Texas

Right on the Guadalupe River lies Canyon Lake, also known as "The Jewel" of the Texas Hill Country. Eight different parks surround the lakes, and you'll often see lots of wildlife including foxes, deer, roadrunners and more roaming around. Feel free to camp, boat, swim, hike, golf, and picnic; Canyon Lake has room for everyone all summer long!

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