A boat on the San Antonio Riverwalk passes a cluster of tables with colorful umbrellas and big trees

Outdoor Activities for Families in San Antonio

May 27, 2022 4:30 pm

Summer is a great time to take advantage of the many kid-friendly outdoor activities in San Antonio! We hope this list gives you some ideas of fun things to do around town whether you’re looking to cut down on screen time, to explore the city with guests, or simply create lasting family memories.

  1. Take a Boat Tour at the River Walk
  2. Your family can have a unique cultural experience while learning about history and architecture during a narrated river cruise along the San Antonio River Walk. Or watch the colorful river barges from the pathway by strolling around the River Walk. You can enjoy restaurants, shopping, music, and special events throughout the year.

  3. Walk, Run, or Bike Along Mission Reach
  4. Mission Reach is several miles of walking and biking trails that connect Mission San Juan Capistrano, Mission Espada, Mission San Jose, and Mission Concepcion. This path provides an engaging mix of scenic nature, historical sites, parks, and playgrounds along the way. If you don’t own a bike, there are bikes to rent.

  5. Explore the Japanese Tea Garden
  6. The Japanese Tea Garden is free and open daily. Your family can get some light exercise by wandering among the shaded paths, bridges, and ponds with enormous fish. You could even bring a sketchpad to identify plants and capture the pretty waterfall.

  7. Ride the Mini Train at the Zoo
  8. The San Antonio Zoo is one of the best and largest in the United States! Besides the variety of animals and beautiful exhibits, you can take a 20 minute train ride tour through Brackenridge Park. There are also a few stops at the Japanese Tea Garden, Sunken Garden, and the Witte Museum.

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Riverwalk image by Shelly Collins on Unsplash

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