Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Independent Student Newspaper for the University of Texas at San Antonio

The Paisano

Day trip fun


Free weekends: that’s what I like most about university life. But sometimes deciding what to do is hard. Here are some day-vacations to spend alone or with your friends.

  1. Spend the day like a tourist

This day is fun, even if you are new to the city. Spend the day exploring the city, visiting the biggest sights (examples)  and going on tours. It’s a great way to get more acquainted with San Antonio and learn more about the way this city breathes.

  1. Embrace your inner art critic

San Antonio has wonderful art museums where you and friends can spend the day exploring, such as the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA), Artpace, The McNay and Terminal 136. If you want to make it more fun, you can turn the art pieces into memes. Make sure to check the websites for admission rates and open hours.

  1. Eat all the food!!!

San Antonio is a culinary epicenter, and nothing is better than eating good food all day long! Explore the cuisine around the city and some of the famous restaurants San Antonio has to offer. Also, I suggest keeping a list of your favorite taco joints because the city is a taco haven.

  1. Go take a hike…Literally!!!

If you ever want to be one with nature, check out Eisenhower Park and Friedrich Park. Both offer nice scenery and vast hikes for you to clear your head space and de-stress from all the midterm madness. If you are feeling more adventurous, drive to some of the nearby state parks such as Lost Maples, Garner and Guadalupe River State Parks.

  1. Spend the day at the State Capital

If you want to experience a different city, try Austin. You can explore the diverse city by visiting the famous South Congress Street; canoe, kayak or stand up paddle board along Barton Springs and Lake Austin; taste the famous food truck culture that Austin has cultivated; go to the Hope Outdoor Gallery and leave your own graffiti mark on the structure; or just enjoy walking around the city and its sights such as the state capitol and Sixth Street. Austin has so much to offer for every individual, so it is worth checking out.

  1. Fredericksburg

If you want to go on a mini road trip, try visiting Fredericksburg. It’s a beautiful drive through the Texas Hill Country all the way to the small, quaint town. Once you are there, you can visit the many shops and restaurants. If you want to do some sightseeing, Fredericksburg is home to an extensive World War II museum as well as to other historic sights. Fredericksburg is also home  to a large number of wineries. If you are 21 and up you can check them out. You can visit to see what the town has to offer and to see the mapped out itineraries.

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