Skip the plane and enjoy a San Antonio Daycation with the Chevy Malibu

Can you believe how fast summer is flying by? I mean, I feel like we just had our last day of school and we are already discussing back-to-school shopping. This is why we decided that it was important to take a daycation to take a day to enjoy the family. Have you heard of daycations? Well, it is when you just take a day to do what you may do on a vacation, but close enough to home where you don’t need a hotel. Sounds nice, right? Well, it so happens that we are super-close to Schlitterbahn resort, well, when I say super-close, I mean about an hour or so away, and we decided to make it a daycation. Thankfully, the folks at Chevrolet wanted to help us get to our daycation in style and convenience, so they loaned us their 2017 Chevy Malibu for the week and let me tell you, folks, the whole family is in love. San Antonio Daycation with Chevy Malibu

First off, this car is stylish, I mean the lines of the car are just smooth and the front end looks so sporty, I am not sure if I would call this a family car or a sporty car, you know. Between you and I, I could see myself single living it up yet at the same time, this is the perfect family car. I loved that Hubby and I were both perfectly comfortable in the front seats and the kids had plenty of room in the back. Even after an hour car ride and a whole bunch of traffic on the ride home, my legs didn’t feel cramped and I didn’t feel like I had been stuck in the car.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid

Oh, and the options? Wowsa… I am unsure of where to start. First off, it has 4G LTE WiFi, talk about a sanity-saver on an hour long car ride. For the first time in a long time, Hubby and I were able to talk and enjoy some music, while the kids all played games, listened to their own music, and just had fun in the backseat. Oh, and about midway through our ride, I found out that there was something up with the hosting on my site. Guess what? I was able to pull out my laptop and actually video chat with the host.

Chevy Malibu WiFi

The in-car display also gave us so many other options, such as checking the weather, syncing the car with our phones so that we could talk and get texts while driving, maps, GPS, and so much more. Getting directions to the waterpark was easy, with just a touch of a button we connected with an OnStar advisor who sent directions to the car. Oh, and speaking about OnStar, they have this feature called OnStar AtYourService, which connects drivers with retailers and merchants on their drive, providing information, convenience and money-saving values tied to their specific destinations. When you’re not driving, get valuable offers delivered directly to your myChevrolet app or through an Advisor with a simple press of the blue OnStar button.

Oh, and my favorite thing was being able to actually see LIVE radar in the car on our way to Schlitterbahn. Nice, right?

Chevy Malibu Radar

Oh, and for all of us smartphone people, there is a myChevrolet mobile app that allows you to start/stop your engine and lock/unlock your doors from your smart phone. You can even send destinations to your available navigation system, view diagnostic information, customize Wi-Fi settings and set parking reminders from virtually anywhere.

Anyways, I got side tracked telling you about our ride, but need to tell you about our day. So, we surprised the kids the day of our daycation by just telling them to grab their swim suits and tablets. Of course, they were confused but happily obliged. We packed the car with a cooler filled with food for the day and towels and headed off in the Chevy Malibu.

Chevy malibu fun with Wifi

The backseat was filled with laughter as Little Man made is videos and the girls played games and their excitement grew as we got closer to the water park.

Chevy malibu and Schlitterbahn

The day was filled with non-stop water fun, tubing, and family memories.

Schlitterbahn Daycation

By closing time we were all ready to head home and the Chevy Malibu’s ride was so smooth, the kids didn’t last long in the back seat.

Chevy Malibu ride

Oh and one last thing I wanted to mention is that we were so impressed with the gas mileage. I had heard great things about Hybrid vehicle but really didn’t get it until we drove our Chevy Malibu for the week and realized that we went through hardly ANY gas at all. Instead, we were able to watch the on-screen display to see that the car was using battery power instead, saving us on gas.

Chevy Malibu Hybrid battery power

In the end, our daycation was just perfect. We built so many wonderful family memories and between all of us, I think we now know what our next vehicle will be. Learn more about the 2017 Chevy Malibu Hybrid by visiting your local Chevrolet dealer.

What do you think about the 2017 Chevy Malibu?

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*Disclaimer – as stated above our daycation experience was provided by the folks at Chevrolet. This does not change the fact that all views and opinions are honest and our own.  

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  1. San Antonio is an awesome city! I love it there. I’d love to cruise around there in style in that awesome Malibu!

  2. The Malibu is one sweet ride! I love the styling of that bad boy. It sounds like you had a great time.

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