From the New Park to Museums, Enjoy San Antonio on a Budget



San Antonio is full of delights and ready to be explored! The good news is there are plenty of free activities to enjoy that won't cost you a cent, although likely, once you start exploring you'll end up wanting to splurge on something, even if only a refreshing raspa (shaved ice)!

Whether you've visited the Alamo city before or it's your first time, you must take advantage of the recently opened San Pedro Creek Culture Park, located downtown. Similar to the riverwalk, this historic park is a celebration of nature, art and culture, and a great way to take in the city on a budget. Bring the kids, your best friend or your new romance and get inspired by this incredible city!

If you love art and culture, then you definitely need to take advantage of the free museum nights that virtually all the museums in town offer. Also downtown, The Briscoe Western Art Museum, is perfect for those who really want a taste of Texas and the wild, wild west! Admission is free here on Tuesday evenings.

 

 

 

 


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New Braunfels
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If you want to find the oldest dance hall in the Lone Star State, you'll have to make the trip back in time to this tiny community right outside New Braunfels. Gruene Hall has been in continuous operation since 1878, and over the years folks...  Read More




If you only visit one museum in San Antonio, make sure it's the McNay. Not only do they have a superb art collection, the museum itself is a work of art. This 24-room, Spanish colonial revival-style mansion and its own sizable collection was...  Read More


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San Antonio


The Pearl Brewery is one of the coolest places you can visit in San Antonio. This brewery, established in 1883 and once home to Pabst beer, has recently been transformed from a historic brewery to a thriving multi-use space where you can eat,...  Read More


River Walk
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Travel + Leisure ranked the San Antonio River Walk as the #1 River Walk in America. Also known as Paseo del Rio, this major tourist attraction brings in over five million visitors a year. Delight yourself with a relaxing dinner at one of the...  Read More




The Briscoe Western Art Museum is a collections-based institution building upon art and artifacts that tell the vast and multifaceted story of the American West. Located on San Antonio's famed riverwalk, the institution is housed in San...  Read More




San Antonio's Japanese Tea Gardens feels like a set straight out of a movie, something like What Dreams May Come or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The point is, it's a magical and enchanting place, perfect for declarations of love and sonnet...  Read More




There were five missions established in the early 1700's. These Spanish missions were more than churches. They became towns with a focus on encouraging the natives to become Catholic in order to be citizens. The Spanish king was able to extend...  Read More




Located just below the headwaters of the San Antonio River, not far from downtown, Brackenridge Park has been a gathering spot since prehistoric times (dating back 11,000 years) and has since evolved into one of the most popular family hang-outs...  Read More




To fully experience the wide range of diversity that San Antonio has to offer, San Antonio's El Mercado (a.k.a. Market Square) is the best place to take the kids for a unique, fun day. It was once home to a bustling produce market. Today, it's a...  Read More


San Pedro Creek Culture Park
Photo courtesy of April Monterrosa


The City of San Antonio invested $125 million dollars into revitalizing the San Pedro Creek and transforming it into the San Pedro Creek Culture Park, which means a beautiful and free destination for visitors to enjoy throughout the year....  Read More


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Meet Kimberly Suta

Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly

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