Outdoor Activities in San Antonio the Whole Family Can Explore



Visiting sunny San Antonio for the first or hundredth time? Then you know this city offers a number of extraordinary opportunities to have some outdoor fun. With great parks, outdoor eateries and activities, you'll be sure to get your dose of Vitamin D!

Hemisfair Park, home to the Tower of the Americas, has recently reopened. A popular open-air event space throughout the year, you can also wander its new paths, take in the sites, sounds, restaurants and opportunities for fun in the sun. After a jaunt in the park, be sure to stop on by the new Dough restaurant located on the corner of S. Alamo and Cesar Chavez for some delicious Neapolitan-style pizza. 

If you love nature, then make sure to take a day trip out the the Cibolo Nature Center. This free attraction has a butterfly habitat, marshes and fantastic hiking trails. Located in Boerne, on the outskirts of San Antonio, make sure to take time to explore this quaint little town. Great food and shopping abound! 


Camanche Lookout Park
Photo courtesy of Joshua Simmons


Camanche Lookout Park is a 96-acre public park with an almost five-mile nature hiking trail. The park includes the fourth highest point in Bexar County with an elevation of 1,340 feet. Vegetation includes native ash juniper, Texas and Mexican...  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


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


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Natural Bridge Caverns


If you're looking for something a little off the beaten path, you can't go anymore obscure than this amusement park for the eyes underneath the earth. This natural phenomenon made up of 140 million-year-old rock formations is one of the top...  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


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




Southtown, San Antonio's arts district which abuts the King William District, one of the most historic neighborhoods in the city, is a prime site-seeing location. In Southtown you'll find local arts and local artists. Galleries line the main...  Read More




One of Boerne's most delightful attractions is the Cibolo Nature Center. Tucked amidst huge sycamore trees along the Cibolo River, the CNC boasts marshes, a butterfly habitat, wildlife and several hiking trails. In June 1997, the center lost...  Read More


HemisFair Park


If you're visiting San Antonio for the first time or have not been before, Hemisfair Park is a must see destination spot. Recently renovated, this lush, beautifully landscaped neighborhood park, located in the center of downtown, was originally...  Read More


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