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  • Anonymous user answered:
    You might try the Lake Amistad area, which offers 850 miles of shoreline, fishing, and even scuba and snorkeling. It's about 160 miles west of San Antonio, so within range of a longish day trip. The Rio Grande flows out of the lake on its way southeast along the U.S.-Mexico line. Nearby, there's a couple of border crossings to Ciudad Acuna without perhaps some of the grittier stuff in Nuevo Laredo or Piedras Negras. More info on Amistad at: http://bit.ly/fKQ2II
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    Anonymous user answered:
    Your best bet is probably Corpus Christi and the string of Gulf Coast beaches along Padre Island National Seashore. Long drive from you, though, as it's about 385 miles. Another thought if you're looking for a quick dip would be to check out a nearby state park like Lake Brownwood (70 miles), which has a small unsupervised swimming area.
  • dan answered:
    Hi Gloria. I used to stop through El Paso on the way to visit my dad, who lived in Big Bend country in far West Texas. We'd stay at the Camino Real Hotel downtown. I remember the art museum being very nice (http://www.elpasoartmuseum.org/). There are also a number of restaurants, shops and plazas in the downtown area if the weather is cool enough for to walk around. It looks like the Insight Museum may also have some entertaining stuff for kids: http://www.insightselpaso.org/
  • Wayne answered:
    Try San Antonio, starting at the Riverwalk, with its awesome restaurants, shops, boat tours, etc, then head over to the Tower of the Americas nearby, 600 feet high with a restaurant at the top (or just take the elevator up for picture-taking), and be sure to see the Alamo nearby as well. When you're bored with that, go to the small community of New Braunfels north of the city a bit (45 minutes?) and see what an old German community in Texas is like, tons of shops, German food as well as the usual types, and lots of shade, which you'll appreciate if you go in the summer. If you want ocean, it's only about four hours from the beach at Padre Island... As a former San Antonio resident, these are the places I enjoyed most on a visit back there in 2009.

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