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Old 09-05-2018, 07:13 PM
 
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A friend and I are driving to San Antonio soon. We seek your recommendations for weird, quirky, offbeat places to visit along the way or in and around San Antonio. Shops, bars, parks, sites, cafes, etc. Send your nominations now!
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Old 09-06-2018, 08:36 PM
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A friend and I are driving to San Antonio soon. We seek your recommendations for weird, quirky, offbeat places to visit along the way or in and around San Antonio. Shops, bars, parks, sites, cafes, etc. Send your nominations now!
Well Frank's Restaurant in Schulenburg closed last year after being in business for 88 years. Grumpy's Restaurant was still there last time I went by.
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Old 09-06-2018, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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Shiner for the brewery and Gonzalez for the revolution and “the cannon”
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:30 AM
 
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You could drive to Bastrop and then down to San Antonio
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:10 PM
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I can think of historic and restaurant spots, but nothing quirky. That's a rather bland drive, and is mostly of rural background.
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Old 09-07-2018, 12:46 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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Painted churches. Group of 25 near or around Schulenburg. Unique.
Really great BBQ in Luling (must be there around noon, cash only, closed on Sundays)
Shiner brewery tour -Shiner, TX
Blue Bell Creamery for tour, Brenham, TX
La Grange - old-fashioned courthouse square, at the "Muster Oak" on the NE corner, is the spot where in 1842 Captain Dawson gathered a group of 53 courageous men to aid in the Texas-Mexican Revolution. Tons of Texas history all over this area!
Go north on Hwy 71 to Bastrop -- named by the National Register of Historic Places as the “Most Historic Small Town in Texas.”
Or turn off I-10 at Seguin and drive 14 miles to historic Gruene TX and simply take I-35 south the rest of the way into SA.
Stop at San Marcus Outlets if you like to shop.
Natural Bridge Caverns - largest known commercial caverns in Texas. The caverns are located next to the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, a drive-through wildlife safari park.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:07 PM
 
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Really great BBQ in Luling (must be there around noon, cash only, closed on Sundays)
I always plan any trip to SA with a stop at Luling City Market for BBQ in mind. But i recommend that you get there earlier than noon to (somewhat) avoid the longer lines. If you leave the Houston area by 9, you are set.
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Old 09-07-2018, 01:38 PM
 
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Don't know if it's "quirky" so much as it's interesting. But a stop to tour the old jail in Gonzales might be worthwhile.

And while it may not be quirky in and of itself, you might have a quirky encounter or two while waiting in line for some BBQ at Luling City Market. I had an interesting chat with a fellow in front of me while waiting to pick up some delicious smoked sausages. Very interesting conversation, to say the least. Recommend you bring an ice cooler to stock up on some BBQ to go. I bought a case of sausage (small discount by the case) to take back to Houston, and was able to enjoy it for many months afterward by storing it in the deep freezer.
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:22 PM
 
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Don't know if it's "quirky" so much as it's interesting. But a stop to tour the old jail in Gonzales might be worthwhile.

And while it may not be quirky in and of itself, you might have a quirky encounter or two while waiting in line for some BBQ at Luling City Market. I had an interesting chat with a fellow in front of me while waiting to pick up some delicious smoked sausages. Very interesting conversation, to say the least. Recommend you bring an ice cooler to stock up on some BBQ to go. I bought a case of sausage (small discount by the case) to take back to Houston, and was able to enjoy it for many months afterward by storing it in the deep freezer.
I'm being pedantic, but it's City Market in Luling. Luling City Market is a mediocre BBQ place on Richmond in Houston. City Market is awesome. Last time I was there, it was $13/lb, cash only. We bought a pound each of ribs, sausage, and brisket, and brought half of it home.
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Old 09-07-2018, 03:42 PM
 
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maybe Sengelmann Hall in Schulenberg. Shiner Brewery in Shiner.
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