Welcome to 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. But these towns are also great destinations for outdoor recreation on local rivers – perfect for families or anyone else who needs to cool off on a hot summer's day.
On an extended visit, the region also makes a great central base for exploring Austin, San Antonio and the Hill Country.