22 water parks in driving distance of San Antonio that are perfect for summer fun

Summer's the time to get wet, but that doesn't mean you have to leg it all the way to the coast. Not…

By San Antonio Current Staff

White Water Bay at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
17000 W I-10, (210) 697-5050, sixflags.com/fiestatexas
For double the fun, you’ll thank yourself for hitting up Fiesta Texas. Have your fun on the regular coasters at night when it’s slightly cooler, but first beat the heat at White Water Bay. There’s a variety of water rides and attractions, such as the Bahama Blaster, Bermuda Triangle, Big Bender and more! Of course, you can’t forget about the Texas-shaped pool, nicknamed the Lone Star Lagoon, and the massive Tornado. Seriously, you’ll be sorry if you don’t stop by before summer ends.
Photo via Instagram / sixflagsfiestatexas
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20 gorgeous San Antonio hotel pools you totally shouldn't sneak into

San Antonio has plenty of public pools to enjoy, but sometimes you're looking for something a more ... ahem ... exclusive. Luckily,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk
115 Lexington Ave., (210) 876-1234, thompsonhotels.com
The Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk’s 2,000 square foot swimming pool isn’t just gorgeous — it’s exclusive. Available only to hotel guests and residents of The Arts Residences, the fourth-floor Cenote Pool Deck features panoramic views of downtown San Antonio, luxury cabanas, live performances and dedicated VIP services in addition to the pool itself. 
Photo via Instagram / thompsonsanantonio
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Everything we saw as drag star Kornbread 'The Snack' Jeté worked it Thursday night in San Antonio

RuPaul's Drag Race season 14 alum Kornbread 'The Snack' Jeté pulled out all the stops during a Thursday night show at the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as drag star Kornbread 'The Snack' Jeté worked it Thursday night in San Antonio
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30 amazing San Antonio tattoo artists you should be following on Instagram

San Antonio is a tattooed town. People here love their ink, and they're willing to seek out creative and skilled artists to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

kelleytattoo
Photo via Instagram / kelleytattoo
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24 San Antonio-area parks and greenways perfect for hiking and biking

There's nothing more refreshing than a jaunt outdoors. Whether you're seeking a rugged hike, a mountain bike adventure or just want to take…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Guadalupe River State Park
3350 Park Rd 31, Spring Branch, (830) 438-2656, tpwd.texas.gov
On certain sections of the 13 miles of trails at Guadalupe River State Park, located west of 281 in Spring Branch, you can even ride your horse! If you want a rougher terrain, try the lesser-traveled Bauer Unit.
Photo via Instagram / lesliercsmith
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Not-safe-for-work photos of FETGALA! LIVE at San Antonio's Brick at Blue Star

On Friday night, Haus of Erotique celebrated its biggest event of the year, the Second  Annual FETGALA! LIVE. Held at Brick at Blue…

By Sanford Nowlin

Not-safe-for-work photos of FETGALA! LIVE at San Antonio's Brick at Blue Star
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All the festive folks we saw at San Antonio's 2022 Battle of Flowers Parade

There are Fiesta events, and then there's the Fiesta event that started them all: the Battle of Flowers Parade. Thousands of people…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the festive folks we saw at San Antonio's 2022 Battle of Flowers Parade
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These 28 celebrities went to high school in San Antonio

Ever wonder whether you share an alma mater with any famous people? Believe it or not, a bunch of celebs spent their…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Shaquille O'Neal, Robert G. Cole High SchoolBelieve it or not, famed basketball player Shaquille O'Neal went to high school right here in the Alamo City. After starting high school in Germany due to his stepfather's military career, his family moved to San Antonio, where he lead the team at Robert G. Cole High School to a 68-1 record over two years, as well as a state championship win. In 2022, O'Neal's Big Chicken restaurant chain announced it would open 50 locations in Texas, including one in SA.
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Wild and crazy scenes from San Antonio's Cornyation 2022

The first night of Cornyation 2022 lived up to its promise — and then some — of adult-oriented satire delivered with snappy…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Sparkling scenes from San Antonio's Cornyation 2022
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All the fun-loving San Antonio folks we saw at the opening night of NIOSA 2022

A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA) is one of Fiesta's defining events, packing thousands of revelers into La Villita to celebrate…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the fun-loving San Antonio folks we saw at the opening night of NIOSA 2022
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Fun moments from Fiesta San Antonio's 2022 Oyster Bake

The annual Oyster Bake, a Fiesta favorite, drew thousands to St. Mary's University for a mix of oysters, cold beer, music and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fun moments from Fiesta San Antonio's 2022 Oyster Bake
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Wild moments from the 2022 WEBB Party at San Antonio's Aztec Theatre

WEBB Party returned to San Antonio on Friday with wild live performances and entertainment that raises money for the San Antonio AIDS…

By Sanford Nowlin, San Antonio Current Staff

Wild moments from the 2022 WEBB Party at San Antonio's Aztec Theatre
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All the festive folks we saw at Fiesta San Antonio's official opening party

Hemisfair filled up with revelers Thursday for Fiesta Fiesta, the official kickoff for San Antonio's annual citywide party. We're not sure whether…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the festive folks we saw at Fiesta San Antonio's official opening party
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The oldest things in San Antonio

San Antonio was established in 1718, and 13 years later, it became the first chartered civil settlement in present-day Texas. A lot…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Oldest River Walk Restaurant: Casa Rio
430 E. Commerce St.
Alfred F. Beyer established this River Walk restaurant in 1946, making it the oldest business on the heavily trafficked downtown destination. The eatery actually opened before the River Walk became a family friendly tourist lure, which didn’t happen until after Hemisfair in 1968.
Photo by Sanford Nowlin
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Here's a first look at The Public Theater of San Antonio's 35MM: A Musical Exhibition

After postponing the production in January, The Public Theater of San Antonio is debuting 35MM: A Musical Exhibition on Friday, March 25.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Jennifer Hoskins, Chaz Ingraham*, John Berring, Isidro Medina III*, Jillian Sainz.
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All the fun-loving folks we saw celebrating St. Patrick's Day on the San Antonio River Saturday

San Antonio's annual St. Patrick's Day River Walk Parade took place Saturday. Revelers gathered to view 12 Irish-themed floats, each carrying entertainers, as…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the fun-loving folks we saw celebrating St. Patrick's Day on the San Antonio River
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Everything we saw as Drag Race alum Manila Luzon wowed San Antonio's Bonham Exchange

Recording artist and comedian Manila Luzon entertained crowds at the Bonham Exchange Thursday night in back-to-back shows. Luzon was a contestant on the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as Drag Race alum Manila Luzon wowed San Antonio's Bonham Exchange
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A home for sale near San Antonio's San Pedro Park remains largely as it was when it was built in 1900

A two-story home with dual wraparound porches has hit the market near San Pedro Springs Park. Although in fine upkeep, a succession…

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A home for sale near San Antonio's San Pedro Park remains largely as it was when it was built in 1900
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25 small towns within driving distance of San Antonio that are worth a weekend road trip

Certain times of year, wanderlust rises up and takes hold, but it's not always possible to plan a cross-country road trip. If…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Alpine
About a 5.5 hour drive west of San Antonio
Way yonder, not too far from Big Bend National Park, lies the desert oasis of Alpine. Though secluded, those looking for an outdoorsy weekend getaway have limitless options from mountain biking to hiking and world-class campsites. Alpine is also home to a burgeoning art community. Art installations like the Tribute to Texas Musicians mural and the Sul Ross Desk can be found throughout the desert outpost.  
Photo via Instagram / sarahmvasquez
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An East Texas House for sale looks like an airplane hangar with a wraparound swimming pool

There's an assumption built in with Texas ranch homes: that they'll skew to traditional designs, maybe even rustic. Not so its this…

By San Antonio Current Staff

An east Texas House for sale looks like an airplane hangar with a wraparound swimming pool
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This San Antonio home for sale comes with a swimming pool and sports court built into the hillside

A mansion has hit the market for nearly $1.8 million that includes breathtaking views not just from its windows, but also its…

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This San Antonio home for sale comes with a swimming pool and sports court built into the hillside
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This $7 million San Antonio-area mansion comes with its own backyard lazy river

A hilltop estate recently listed for sale for just under $7 million in the Central Texas town of Wimberley is equal parts…

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A mansion for sale north of San Antonio comes with a backyard lazy river and resort-style pool
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28 San Antonio artists and makers you should be following on Instagram right now

San Antonio has a vibrant art scene — as evidenced by the full slate of monthly exhibitions at First Friday and Second…

By San Antonio Current Staff

@andykillustration
Andy K’s neon-infused art and comics have a psychedelic flair. 
Photo via Instagram / andykillustration
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25 hidden gem parks in San Antonio everyone should visit

When it comes to parks, San Antonio has more to offer than San Pedro Springs, Brackenridge and Phil Hardberger. Indeed, the city…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Crownridge Canyon Park
7222 Luskey Blvd, (210) 207-5320, sanantonio.gov
If tranquil parks are your thing, you’ll be living your best life at Crownridge Canyon. This open space features paved and natural walking trails, but also desert-like scenery if you can believe it. Come and experience this wonder for yourself.
Photo via Instagram / rob41380
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NSFW moments from San Antonio's Third Annual Red Room Rodeo fetish and fire show

Haus of Erotique presented its Third Annual Red Room Rodeo fetish and fire show Friday at Jandro's Garden Patio — and the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

NSFW moments from San Antonio's Third Annual Red Room Rodeo fetish and fire show
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28 underrated date ideas to try in San Antonio

If your usual date-night plans feel as tired as the phrase "Netflix and chill," don't worry, we've got your back. Ahead of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Catch a free movie screening courtesy of Slab Cinema
Multiple locations, slabcinema.com
While you can catch a free movie from various venues and organizations, the traveling outdoor screen from Slab Cinema is definitely the most reliable, often and super fun at that. Slab Cinema's various offerings around town cover everything form recent blockbusters to arthouse classics, so no matter your tastes you’re bound to have a blast. Don’t forget the blankets or lawn chairs for ultimate comfort.
Photo via Instagram / slabcinema
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The 25 weirdest attractions in San Antonio that are worth visiting

San Antonio has plenty of sights to see, from historic landmarks to museums to tourist traps — and then there's a bunch…

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Giant Stag Made of Junk, Converse, TX
4203 Loring Park, Converse
Built from various rusted metal parts — fenders and typewriters included — this Florentino Narcis creation stands 40 feet tall in the midst of a neighborhood in Converse.
Photo via Instagram /  pauseforadventure
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The 25 most beautiful places in San Antonio

You know it, and we know it — San Antonio is a beautiful city. Whether you're interested in historic landmarks, swanky eateries…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Denman Estate Park
7735 Mockingbird Ln, sanantonio.gov
Denman Estate Park features a traditional South Korean pavilion, styled similarly to the Gwangju Democracy Bell in South Korea. Gwangju, South Korea and San Antonio, you may be surprised to learn, are sister cities. Denman Estate Park is a beautiful place to visit, not only for the pavilion, but for the pond and garden as well. 
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20 San Antonio-based photographers you should be following on Instagram

Sure, it's fun to look at cute snapshots taken by influencers, but there's something to be said for photos taken by a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

@joshhuskin
Photo via Instagram / joshhuskin
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The best NSFW moments from San Antonio's Naughty or Nice? burlesque show on Friday

Haus of Erotique brought its Naughty or Nice? Kinky Christmas Party to 800 Live on Friday. Here are the steamy — and definitely…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The best NSFW moments from San Antonio's Naughty or Nice? burlesque show on Friday
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