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San Antonio to Dallas drive

driving   /   2 days   /   no pets   /   no RV

San Antonio to Dallas road trip planner

Here's a sample itinerary for a drive from San Antonio to Dallas. If you're planning a road trip to Dallas, you can research locations to stop along the way. Make sure you check road conditions to double check the weather. Traveling with a dog or cat? Find pet-friendly stops. Camping along the way? Search for RV campgrounds. Find the best hotels, restaurants, and attractions based on the most talked about places recommended by Trippy members.

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 Day 1

11:00 am  start in San Antonio
drive for about 39 minutes

11:39 am  New Braunfels
eat at Gruene Hall
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:39 pm
drive for about 46 minutes

1:25 pm  eat at Salt Lick BBQ
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:25 pm
drive for about 57 minutes

3:21 pm  Georgetown (Texas)
stay overnight and leave the next day around 11:00 am

day 1 driving ≈ 2.5 hours
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 Day 2

11:00 am  leave from Georgetown (Texas)
drive for about 39 minutes

11:39 am  Temple
eat at Schoepf's Old Time Bar-B-Que
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 12:39 pm
drive for about 43 minutes

1:21 pm  Waco
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 2:21 pm
drive for about 1.5 hours

3:37 pm  Desoto
stay for about 1 hour
and leave at 4:37 pm
drive for about 22 minutes

4:59 pm  arrive in Dallas
stay at Hotel Zaza Dallas

day 2 driving ≈ 3 hours
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Where should I stop along the way?

New Braunfels  (12 answers)
    restaurants around New Braunfels:
        Gruene Hall

Salt Lick BBQ  (16 mentions)

Georgetown (Texas)
    Inner Space Cavern  (4 mentions)
    Round Rock Premium Outlets  (2 mentions)
    restaurants around Georgetown (Texas):
        Monument Cafe

Temple
    restaurants around Temple:
        Schoepf's Old Time Bar-B-Que

Waco  (7 answers)
    Texas Ranger Hall of Fame and Museum  (2 mentions)
    Dr Pepper Museum  (2 mentions)
    Flying J  (2 mentions)
    questions about Waco:
        RV parks in or near Waco Texas.

Desoto


Where's the best place to stay in Dallas?

Are you going straight to a hotel, or looking for a vacation rental or Airbnb?

The best resource on neighborhoods, areas, and hotels is the Trippy page on where to stay in Dallas.

If you're looking for a quick answer, you can check out Hotel Zaza Dallas, which was mentioned 4 times on Trippy.

Here are some more hotels people talk about:

Belmont Hotel Dallas  (2 mentions)

Want to research more popular hotels in Dallas? Click the blue button below.




Where's the best place to eat in Dallas?

Need some recommendations on somewhere to get food?

Trippy members suggest Pecan Lodge, which was mentioned 9 times.

Here are some more restaurants people talk about:

Lockhart Smokehouse  (7 mentions)
Peggy Sue BBQ  (5 mentions)
Smoke  (5 mentions)
Oddfellows  (4 mentions)

Want to research more popular restaurants in Dallas? Click the blue button below.




What are some things to do in Dallas?

This section could be endless, so rather than trying to suggest every local activity or attraction, we'll leave it open-ended.

These are some of the places people talk about on Trippy:

Dallas Museum of Art  (12 mentions)
Klyde Warren Park  (8 mentions)

Of course, Trippy is the perfect place to ask questions because there's an entire community of travelers talking to each other and sharing tips and advice. Trippy is where you can get answers personalized for your tastes, budgets, trip dates & more!

For example, here are some questions people have asked about Dallas. Click on any question to see answers from the community!

profile  Katie from Los Angeles asked:
What's the best neighborhood in Dallas for a first time visitor?  (15 answers)

profile  Tandy from Miami asked:
Where is the best barbeque in Dallas?  (9 answers)

profile  Lauren from Chicago asked:
Where to go for lunch in Dallas?  (8 answers)

profile  Darya from Sevastopol, Ukraine asked:
Going to Dallas for 2 weeks - what to see?  (5 answers)

profile  Valerie from Los Angeles asked:
Best free things to do in Dallas?  (5 answers)

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Do I really have to go back home?

Yes, even this step is optional, because if you're on vacation who wants the trip to end? It's okay, you can start planning your next trip!

Want to plan the trip back? Get the reverse directions for a Dallas to San Antonio drive, or go to the main page to plan a new road trip.

Looking for ideas for more destinations within driving distance of San Antonio? Try searching for places within 4 hours of San Antonio.

You can also compare the travel time if you're flying or driving by calculating the distance from San Antonio to Dallas. Or get a full San Antonio to Dallas flight plan.

Don't forget about exploring your own hometown with a staycation. You can also find some cool day trips or get away for a weekend. Maybe try typing in a faraway location like London, Hong Kong, or Sydney, and get inspired for your dream trip around the world.

And if you know San Antonio well, please help your fellow travelers and answer their questions about San Antonio!





At a Glance
without making any stops
total driving distance is 275 miles
driving time of 4 hours, 10 minutes
91 San Antonio travel answers
12 New Braunfels travel answers
1 Georgetown (Texas) travel answer
1 Temple travel answer
7 Waco travel answers
1 Desoto travel answer
125 Dallas travel answers





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