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Parks and nature in San Antonio

Top parks

Botanical Garden
“free beautiful about an hour all ages love love love it. take bread to feed koi and fish ”
  • 68 locals recommend
“Brackenridge Park is a 343-acre public park in San Antonio, Texas, USA, on the city's Broadway Corridor just north of downtown. The cities biggest park! It was created in 1899 from land donated to the city by George Washington Brackenridge.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“The caverns are amazing! The wildlife park is fun too (takes about an hour to drive through)”
  • 51 locals recommend
“Experience San Antonio’s oldest historical locations, the 5 San Antonio missions, including the Alamo!”
  • 48 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Unique drive through zoo style, to observe wildlife in its natural habitat. You never have to leave you car; feed the wildlife from the comfort of your car. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
“A serene spot with trails, a pond and a cafe. Check calendar for current events. ”
  • 35 locals recommend
“Tranquil park featuring multi-use trails from rugged to beginner-friendly, plus guided canyon hikes.”
  • 39 locals recommend
“Restaurants, shopping, weekend farmer's market, splash pad, Culinary Institute of America.”
  • 46 locals recommend


“Designed to accomodate all including adults & children who are handicapped. A great venue to take kids, complete with train rides, fishing, etc.”
  • 19 locals recommend
“This is the community's rec park. They have a playground, a basketball court, and a huge pool which normally opens during the summer months. ”
  • 1 local recommends


“Great way to get a little exercise and see the Hill Country Corridor. Easy and difficult trails offered.”
  • 28 locals recommend
“One of the best parks in SA for biking, hiking, dog park, kite flying, etc.”
  • 11 locals recommend
National Park
“The four southernmost Spanish colonial missions—Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada —are included in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which officially opened in 1983. These four missions, along with the Alamo, have been named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO).”
  • 17 locals recommend
“Nearby trails within walking distance for avid hikers but parking available if you'd prefer to drive before starting on the trail. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
  • 1 local recommends
“This spot is great for exercise but also, since it's on the river walk, you can walk to a mission, or find a spot to chill and have lunch. There's bike rentals near Halcyon (which is a good restaurant) at the Blue Star Brewery - which is a good place to park.”
  • 3 locals recommend
“Free to get in and fishing is available. Plenty of wildlife to see and don't forget to take food for the ducks!”
  • 1 local recommends