What To Do in the Summer Sun in San Antonio

Although there's been more rain this year in San Antonio than ever before, there's no denying that summer is almost upon us and it's time to decide how to spend your summer downtime!

There is really no better way to beat the heat than tubing down the Guadelupe River surrounded by gorgeous trees, architecture and all sorts of nature, including the occasional turtle or armadillo. Rockin' R River Rides is just one option. There are even spots where you can hop in and go swimming. Just make sure to wear plenty of sunscreen!

The Botanical Gardens is one of San Antonio's most beloved destinations and a great way to experience a multitude of ecosystems all in one place. Check their website for upcoming events to fully take advantage of all they have to offer. At the very least, visit the cafe for lunch and then stroll to your heart's content. 

To really experience San Antonio, hop on a bike and take your own tour of downtown San Antonio, including the river walk and the burgeoning east side. You can rent bikes all over the city, including the soon-to-be-open Cherry Street Bicycle Co-op, where you can rent more than just their signature "cherriot." They have tandem bikes, pedi-cabs and even a surrey. 

Phil Hardberger Park

Phil Hardberger Park is the amazing creation of San Antonio's Mayor Hardberger, who has an eye for beauty, art and community projects. This classy park, if there is such a thing, is a relatively new 311-acre park located on either side of...  Read More

Located just outside of San Antonio, this wonderland of wild animals is a great way to spend your afternoon, especially if you have kids or just love animals. It's like having a mini Africa in the middle of Texas. How it works: You meander...  Read More

Just 90 miles from San Antonio lies the second largest batholith in the United States. Enchanted Rock has seen human activity up to 11,000 years ago. You'll enjoy fun and enriching activities like backpacking, camping (primitive also), hiking,...  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

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 Cave Without a Name is a natural, living cavern with over two miles of interconnecting cave systems. Filled with amazing Stalactites and Stalagmites, it is 66 degrees year-round. Visitors enjoy a tour of the six main rooms and the walkways...  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

For active families, there's no better way to spend the day with the kids than exploring the wonderful Alamo city by bike. We suggest heading down to Blue Star Bike Shop, which is just minutes from downtown, where you can rent bikes for a family...  Read More

San Antonio's Botanical Gardens is one of the prettiest places to see in the city. This extraordinary 33-acre facility showcases plants from desert regions to equatorial rainforests, some of which are housed in individual, climate-controlled...  Read More

In south Texas, it's a given: When the temperatures reach over 100 degrees (sometimes as early as May!), it's time to grab a tube, load up your ice chest, and jump in the river. Usually, someone also brings a waterproof sound system to play...  Read More


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