Places in San Antonio & Hill Country
New York has the Hamptons, San Francisco has the wine country, and Texas has the Hill Country. Just an hour or two's drive from both Austin and San Antonio, the area is an easy day trip or weekend getaway, and its natural beauty paired with its easygoing nature has inspired more than a few early retirements.
Around San Antonio
The area directly north of San Antonio is known primarily as a haven for shoppers who stream by the hundreds of thousands into the factory-outlet malls in the cities of San Marcos and New Braunfels, off I-35. It's definitely something every bargain shopper should put on his or her itinerary.
Tours and activities
Tips and articles
A food tour of Austin: eating your way across the capital of Texas
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Five roads less travelled in the USA
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