San Antonio, Texas is one of the leading tourist destinations for a reason, actually, for several reasons. People come from all around the country just to go to Seaworld and Fiesta Texas, which should definitely be on your list, especially if you brought the kids with you, but San Antonio also has a wide array of other amazing parks that shouldn't be overlooked.
Brackenridge Park is one of the best parks in town because it has a little bit of something for everyone and is also conveniently connected to the San Antonio Zoo and the Witte Museum, also fantastic destinations for the little ones. Brackenridge has beautiful tree-covered walking trails, bike trails, a playground, and private areas for families to barbecue and picnic in virtual privacy. On any given holiday, this park is packed, so make sure to get your spot early.
Those looking for some serious outdoor activity will love McAllister Park, which sports endless bike trails, but be careful because it's easy to get lost here! And if you happen to be here on the right day of the month Mercado O'liva downtown is a fun free event in a small park next to the Governor's Palace.
For sheer beauty and elegance, The Japanese Tea Gardens are a great place to find serenity. The Botanical Gardens are equally beautiful, but require an entrance fee. They also feature special events, such as Shakespeare in the Park, which is a must-see if you're in town!