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Old 02-22-2021, 10:28 AM   #1
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Oh Texas, What to do about Texas

Sorry about the thread title, I'm just befuddled about what to do in Texas. How should I allocate time between Austin and San Antonio. With a week to split, which has more to offer? Factor is we have a dog that has to go with us most everywhere, so as a rule, we aren't interested in museums and such. More outdoor activities such as walking trails and the like.
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Personally, I’d forget both of them and head to the Texas Hill country if I was more interested in outdoor activities.
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Personally, Iíd forget both of them and head to the Texas Hill country if I was more interested in outdoor activities.
Being thousand Trails members we stay at Medina Lakes, NW of San Antonio in the Hill Country.
Nice large park, walking trails, lake, and my wife would walk 3.5 miles a day iin the park.
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River Walk in SA as well as the nearby Alamo mission are worth a day of mostly outside activities.
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Personally, Iíd forget both of them and head to the Texas Hill country if I was more interested in outdoor activities.
That's kind of like saying, skip Texas and go to Oklahoma. We're going to many other locations in Texas, so we're going to both Austin and SA, that's not going to change. Question is, how to split my time between them. I.E. 2 days in Austin and 5 in San Antonio or 4 days in Austin and 3 in S.A. You know but of course I was hoping to hear why folks recommended as such.
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Here is a link to the Hike and Bike trails for the 5 San Antonio area missions. We took our bikes to the 3 missions outside the city and drove to the Alamo and Mission Concepcion. We could have biked from Traveler's World RV Park to Concepcion but we were short of time.

Pets are allowed on most of the trail and on the grounds but not inside the churches.

https://www.nps.gov/saan/planyourvisit/hikebike.htm

Other than visiting Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Gardens, riding our bikes on the trails in McKinney Falls State Ppark where we camped, and watching the bats, we were indoors at museums and libraries.
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So far it doesn't appear that anyone cares for Austin.
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Even with "keep austin weird" dogs are not invited into museums, as far as I know. We enjoyed Austin and could have used more time there. With the limitation of having the four footed members along, San Antonio has more options.
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Spend some time around Kerrville or Fredericksburg. They're not too far from SA and a lot to do with wineries, the home of James Avery jewelry, golf, exotic wildlife farms, LBJ historic farm, Lady Bird Wildflower farm, Luchenbach, etc, etc. Much more interesting than Austin.
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Spend some time around Kerrville or Fredericksburg. They're not too far from SA and a lot to do with wineries, the home of James Avery jewelry, golf, exotic wildlife farms, LBJ historic farm, Lady Bird Wildflower farm, Luchenbach, etc, etc. Much more interesting than Austin.
We also enjoyed our visits to Fredericksburg, caught some music in Luckenbach, and visited both LBJ historic sites- state and federal. The Lady Bird Wildflower center is SW of Austin. I'm not sure which of these will allow dogs. Also in Fredericksburg is Fort Martin Scott and next door is the Texas Rangers Heritage Center. You can see both in a couple of hours.
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Longhorn caverns state park north of Austin was good for a day trip with a cave tour and several short (less than a mile) hiking trails.
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That's kind of like saying, skip Texas and go to Oklahoma. We're going to many other locations in Texas, so we're going to both Austin and SA, that's not going to change. Question is, how to split my time between them. I.E. 2 days in Austin and 5 in San Antonio or 4 days in Austin and 3 in S.A. You know but of course I was hoping to hear why folks recommended as such.

Wow you just insulted Texans with the OK comment without realizing it lol. Part of the tx hill country is sort of between San Antonio and Austin and just west of I 35. We live at Canyon Lake. I actually work in both Austin and San Antonio. Itís an hour either way from the north side of the lake. Lots of hiking trails around Canyon Lake. Gruene is fun.

Stay on the North side of Canyon Lake and explore from there with your toad. Fredericksburg is only an hour or so from Canyon Lake. You can visit President Johnsonís ranch on the way to Fredericksburg. And then there is Longhorn caverns as mentioned. And Enchanted Rock.
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So it sounds like I should be splitting my time between San Antonio and Kerrville and snub my nose at the Austonians (who must be refugees from Oklahoma)
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You'll have a lot more fun in Texas if you can just teach your dog how to dance to country music -- this is a very short (6 seconds!) video that is worth watching:

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