San Antonio Parks and Gardens
(San Antonio, Texas - TX, USA)
San Antonio's parks and gardens offer an escape from urban living and an array of recreational activities. These include horseback riding, hiking, picnicking, fishing and golf. Brackenridge Park is home to the San Antonio Zoo / Zoological Gardens and Aquarium and the Japanese Tea Gardens, making it a good place to relax after visiting some of San Antonio's top attractions.
Some of San Antonio's parks offer camping and are home to an assortment of flora and fauna, making them ideal places for nature study and bird watching.
San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Address: 555 Funston, North New Braunfels Avenue, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78209, USA
Tel: +1 210 207 3250
The exquisite San Antonio Botanical Gardens are set in 33 acres / 13 hectares of land. Features include a strikingly-designed conservatory and an array of beautiful gardens that are home to plants and flowers from environments and countries around the globe. There is also a gift shop and restaurant.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discount for children, military and seniors
Address: 3910 North St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78212, USA
Tel: +1 210 736 9534
Situated north of the downtown area, Brackenridge Park is a key recreational area in San Antonio. Riverside paths offer cycling and walking opportunities, and the park is also a great place for a picnic. Other recreational activities include fishing, pedal boating and athletics. The park is also home to a golf course, the San Antonio Zoo / Zoological Gardens and Aquarium and the Japanese Tea Gardens.
Open hours: daily - 05:00 to 23:00
Friedrich Wilderness Park
Address: 21395 Milsa, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78256, USA
Tel: +1 210 698 1057
This 240-acre / 96-hectare park is situated in the hills of northwest San Antonio and boasts over 5 miles / 8 km of walking trails. As well as being a great place to escape from urban life, San Antonio's Friedrich Wilderness Park is also home to plenty of wildlife, making bird watching and nature study popular pursuits here.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
Government Canyon State Natural Area
Address: 12861 Galm Road, San Antonio, Texas TX, 78254, USA
Tel: +1 210 688 9055
Located in Bexar County, not far from San Antonio, is this 8,622-acre / 3,448-hectare area of natural beauty. The park offers a range of recreational activities including hiking, horseback riding, camping and picnicking. It is also home to local wildlife, making it a good place for bird watching and nature study.
Open hours: daily