35 Fun Free Things to Do in San Antonio, Texas Story

By Katey Ruth

Introduction

35 Fun Free Things to Do in San Antonio, Texas Story

There are many fun free things to do in San Antonio, Texas. Between the Spanish...

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Visit the Blue Star Arts Complex

The Blue Star Arts Complex is San Antonio's longest-running art space focused on contemporary art...

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Explore Brackenridge Park

You can't go wrong with San Antonio's largest park. Brackenridge Park covers 343 acres slightly...

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Appreciate nature at Cibolo Nature Center

Are you a nature lover? You'll enjoy walking through this 100-acre park focused on conserving...

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Learn at the Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle Museum

You can see deer, peacocks, and study history at this unique location. The Fort Sam...

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Experience the Historic Market Square

Come alive at the Historic Market Square in San Antonio! Originally a gift to the...

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Remember history at the Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio

The Holocaust Memorial Museum of San Antonio is located within the Jewish Community Center in...

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Escape the busy city at the Japanese Tea Garden

Experience a lush garden oasis in the middle of the city at the Japanese Tea...

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Drive around King William Historic District

First settled by German immigrants, King William Historic District now consists of dozens of blocks...

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Wander at the McNay Art Museum

Imagine an art museum that covers 25-acres and features paintings, sculptures, and more. That's what...

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Escape the heat at Phil Hardberger Park

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the 7.5 miles of trails that connect to the 20 miles...

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Have fun at the San Antonio Fire Museum

Only a block away from the Alamo, add the San Antonio Fire Museum to your...

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See San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Experience the early beginnings of San Antonio at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park when...

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Learn at the San Antonio Museum of Art

Immerse yourself in cultures from around the world at the San Antonio Museum of Art...

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Visit the San Antonio River Walk

A highlight of San Antonio is the San Antonio River Walk, also known as the...

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See the Hot Wells of San Antonio

In the late 1800s, locals famously used this site to enjoy the healing powers of...

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Survey the city with the San Antonio Street Art Initiative

Encounter this unique artist-run nonprofit in San Antonio called the San Antonio Street Art Initiative...

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Remember the fallen at San Fernando Cathedral

Did you know that one of the oldest cathedrals in the United States is in...

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Stop by the San Pedro Creek Culture Park

Previously a concrete stormwater runoff in San Antonio, the city began a three-phased redesign to...

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Experience history at The Alamo

Spanish missionaries founded the Alamo mission and fortress in the 18th century, now famously known...

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Go back in time at the Witte Museum

Learn more about the stories of Texans from early history to present times at the...

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Enjoy the San Antonio Art League Gallery and Museum

A pleasant museum in the King Williams District, the San Antonio Art League, is the...

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See the old Pearl Brewery

The Pearl is a hub of the city located in the center of San Antonio...

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Take a stroll at Hemisfair Park

Hemisfair Park is located in Downtown Saint Antonio. Initially built for the 1968 HemisFair, locals...

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Play a game at Yanaguana Garden

When looking for free places in San Antonio, look no further than Texas's second most...

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View original art at Artpace

Artpace is a nonprofit art gallery that welcomes three Artists-in-Residence to create original works of...

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Go birdwatching at Headwaters Sanctuary

This is the best place to visit if you are a nature enthusiast, as Headwaters...

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Wander around the Main Plaza of San Antonio

Located outside San Fernando Cathedral, the Main Plaza of San Antonio is the only surviving...

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Get out of downtown at McAllister Park

The largest park by far on this list, McAllister Park, is an 865-acre park complete...

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Watch a film at Slab Cinema

Spend your evening at Travis Park in Downtown San Antonio watching a movie on a...

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Learn the history of the town at San Antonio, The Saga

Once you're seated in front of San Fernando Cathedral, you will find yourself immersed in...

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Experience contemporary art at Ruby City

Focused entirely on contemporary art, Ruby City provides a space for San Antonio's creative community...

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Immerse yourself at the Mexican Cultural Institute

This unique museum in San Antonio focuses on art and Mexican culture and historical artifacts...

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Hike the hill at Comanche Lookout Park

This park has been a fundamental part of San Antonio's history for centuries. Originally used...

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Swim a lap at San Pedro Springs Park

Jump in the cool water at the second oldest park in the United States. Initially...

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Appreciate the architecture at Bexar County Courthouse

The Bexar County Courthouse was designed in a Romanesque Revival style by a famous architect...

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Conclusion

Conclusion

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