15 Best Day Trips from Austin TX

Distance: 79.7 mi / 1hr 25 min (map)
Things You Can’t Miss: River Walk, The Alamo, San Antonio Missions, Market Square
What to Eat: Gino’s Deli Stop n Buy, Pollos Asados Los Norteños, Leon Valley Cafe

There’s so much to do and experience in San Antonio, but with its laid-back vibe, you won’t ever feel rushed. The famed Riverwalk is the crown jewel of the city. Enjoy the views, window shopping, and enticing smells from the many cafes as you stroll along the San Antonio River.

Do you know the real story of the Alamo? Visit this historical site and put yourself in the shoes of the men who fought here against the Mexican army. Then continue your historical journey by touring the five missions of San Antonio. If you don’t have time to see them all, you should not miss the missions San Jose and Concepción.

Finish your day browsing the endless stalls at the historic Market Square with the largest Mexican market in the US, and try to resist the culinary temptations found in the Pearl District.

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