It’s that time of year again. Spring is calling for you to hit the road and see all of what Texas has to offer. As an update to our road trip post from last year, we’ve picked out five new places you should go for spring road trips in Texas.
Stop to Smell the Bluebonnets in La Grange
Distance from San Antonio:111 miles (2 hours)
Why: Springtime in Texas means bluebonnets. As the state flower, bluebonnets are an important piece of Texas’ culture and history. Native Americans used the flowers as a natural medicine and claimed they were spiritual messengers, and Spanish priests used to grow them outside of their missions, which is why many people believe these flowers originated in Spain even though they are Texas natives. It’s not difficult to find bluebonnets throughout Texas, but if you want to find them in the wild, all you have to do is drive the Texas highways. This spring take a road trip up I-10 from San Antonio to La Grange to see hills and hills of Texas’ special bluebonnets.
Eat Texas-Sized Barbecue at Gruene River Grill in New Braunfels
Distance from San Antonio: 36 miles (1 hour)
Why: For your Texas road trip, what’s better than some delicious barbecue? When you need a change of scenery and a new place to eat, take a road trip just outside of town to New Braunfels. Sit on the patio at Gruene River Grill to enjoy the lovely weather and a view of the Guadalupe River with your meal. There’s plenty to choose from on the menu, but some suggestions include the balsamic ribeye, pan seared redfish, smoked pork tenderloin or chicken guadalupe.
Take in Some Culture at the The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Distance from San Antonio: 197 miles (3 hours)
Why: Experience the finer things in life with a day of art at The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston. Through April and May there will be exhibits on Cuban art, Central Asian colors, still life paintings and the work of Ron Mueck. Pack up the kids for an educational field trip, or take a day to yourself to enjoy some peace and quiet in a beautiful museum.
Enjoy the Great Outdoors at Frio Country Resort
Distance from San Antonio: 85 miles (1.5 hours)
Why: Get away from the stresses of modern life and out into Mother Nature to enjoy the beautiful spring weather. Frio Country Resort has all the amenities you need to have a comfortable stay, and it is in a perfect place to be outdoors, go tubing down the Frio and participate in the nearby festivals.
Go to the Beach in Galveston
Distance from San Antonio: 247 miles (4 hours)
Why: Who doesn’t want to soak up a little sunshine and sand on the beach? Take the whole family (including your furry friends!) and head to Galveston to go swimming in the ocean, fishing, surfing and playing in the sand.
There are plenty of San Antonio road trips you can take this spring. Pack up the car, fill up your tank and enjoy the open road.