Gas prices in San Antonio drop


With gas prices plummeting in San Antonio, that road trip you’ve been avoiding is starting to look a little cheaper.

Gasoline prices were reported at $3.79 Monday at select Alamo City gas stations, according to Gas Buddy. The average cost of gasoline in Bexar County on Monday was $4.13 per gallon, according to Triple A, compared to a statewide average of $4.23.

Last week marked the third week in a row in which gasoline prices fell in the city. On Tuesday, US oil fell below $100 a barrel for the first time since May.

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Now that gas prices are a little cheaper, some may feel compelled to drive out of town.

Below are seven-day tours you can take from San Antonio:

Guadalupe River State Park

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Guadalupe River State Park: A 42-minute drive from San Antonio, the park offers plenty of hiking, as well as opportunities for camping, fishing, and river rafting. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Admission is $7 for adults and free for children.

Canyon Lake

Canyon Lake

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Canyon Lake: A 43-mile drive from downtown San Antonio, the lake with its serene, turquoise water is good for swimming, fishing, boating, sailing, and kayaking. The area also has a par 72 golf course, with lake views and holm oaks along the course. There are also hiking areas, according to All Trails.

St. Mark

St. Mark

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St. Mark: The college town is 49 miles from San Antonio and is home to a historic downtown and has outdoor spaces like Rio Vista Park and Lake Kyle Park. Among the city’s attractions are the Lyndon B. Johnson Museum and the Central Texas Wing of the Commemorative Air Force, which maintains vintage aircraft.

Wimberley's Jacob's Well

Wimberley’s Jacob’s Well

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Wimberly: Just 93 km northeast of San Antonio, Wimberley has several outdoor sites, such as the Blue Hole Regional Park. There’s also Devil’s Backbone Scenic Drive and Old Baldy, with countless steps to the highest point in Wimberley. The town is also the location of Jack Glover’s Cowboy Museum.



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Fredericksburg: Sixty-nine miles from downtown San Antonio, the town was named one of the most romantic getaways in Texas by US News and World Report. Fredericksburg is also known for its booming wine scene. The National Museum of the Pacific War is also located in Fredericksburg, as is the Pioneer Museum.

Father's Island

Father’s Island

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Padre Island: It is the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island in the world, according to the National Park Service, and is 174 miles from downtown San Antonio. Padre Island National Seashore, Mustang Island State Park and Andy Bowie County Park are some of the outdoor opportunities available. Sea turtles are known to be released into the ocean by local organizations on Padre Island, and there are also opportunities for fishing, boating, and bird watching.



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Waco: A historic town 180 miles from San Antonio, Waco allowed cowboys and cattle ranchers to safely cross the Brazos River, leading to a population boom in the late 1800s. Waco now has a long Riverwalk along the Brazos. It is also the location of the Texas Ranger Museum and the original Dr. Pepper Factory and Museum. The city also has Cameron Park and the Mammoth Museum.


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