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There’s nothing better than breathing fresh air and getting in touch with nature. State parks, botanical gardens, trails, lakes, and farms are exactly the place to do it – and this area is full of them.

Take a look at all the options within driving distance – you’ll be surprised at how close your next adventure is. We provide the driving directions, but the sunscreen’s on you!
Alamo River RV Resort
Alamo River RV Resort

(210) 622-5022

12430 Trawalter Ln
Von Ormy, TX 78073   Directions Website

Create unforgettable memories at the family-owned Alamo River RV Resort, where they dedicate their time to making your stay enjoyable.

The friendly staff at the ranch and campground is always ready to help you plan your next adventure. You will find a camp store, pool table, fitness equipment, full kitchen, lounge area, private restroom with showers, laundry room, a large fenced-in dog park, and miles of beautiful trails for hiking, mountain biking, or horseback riding.

Audubon  - Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
Audubon - Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

(210) 628-1639

10750 Pleasanton Rd
San Antonio, TX 78221   Directions Website

Enter an amazingly different world of nature amid pristine earth views with a variety of projects and activities for the whole family at Audubon - Mitchell Lake Audubon Center.

Explore the habitat, walk the native gardens, take a class or a tour, volunteer, or give your support to the education and conservation programs. Whatever your age or interests are, there is a way to help connect you to the wild and beautiful natural place we live.

Bandera, The Cowboy Capital of the World
Bandera, The Cowboy Capital of the World

(800) 364-3833

(830) 796-3045

126 State Highway-16 S
Bandera, TX 78003   Directions Website

Hitch your wagon and saddle up your ride as you head over to  Bandera, The Cowboy Capital of the World, where you can enjoy the great outdoors and one of the top-rated scenic drives in the beautiful Hill Country.

Giddyup and live the cowboy lifestyle where you will find good eats and entertainment galore in Bandera lassoed in a mishmash of facts, folklore, and half-forgotten fables, held together by little more than rope and baling wire. It'll be crystal clear why the cowboy mystique draws many who want to return to the early days where they still say 'howdy' and ride real horses.

Check out bicycling, golf, horseback riding, hunting, museums, music and nightlife, scenic drives, rodeos, shopping, wineries, and craft beer tours nestled in the picturesque Hill Country.

Brackenridge Park
Brackenridge Park

(210) 826-1412

531 Brackenridge Way,
San Antonio, TX 78209   Directions Website

Discover a world within a world immersed in green space with a river running through it and a charming passenger train encircling the lush grounds at Brackenridge Park.

Enjoy family gatherings under the shade trees, drive through the low water crossing, and ride the paddle boats on the river as you create new memories and relive old ones at your own pace and leisure.

Comal Tubes
Comal Tubes

(830) 387-4408

1880 S Business Interstate Hwy-35
New Braunfels, TX 78130   Directions Website

Grab your gear and float down the spring-fed, crystal clear, 72-degree water, where you’ll flow through a few tube chutes along the way with Comal Tubes.

Take advantage of the fantastic tubing experience with everything you need, such as koozies, towels, sunscreen, apparel, souvenirs, hats, water toys, and snacks. They even have a Party Bus that will pick you up anywhere in Texas and get you back home safe, sound and dry.

Cycle Ranch
Cycle Ranch

(855) 571-6686

2066 County Rd 405
Floresville, TX 78114   Directions Website

Get ready for the ride of your life at Cycle Ranch, where this hidden and fun-filled sanctuary is more than an events center.

Cycle Ranch hosts exciting motocross races, mud runs, benefits, music festivals, weddings, birthday parties, and street rallies all year long.

Discover the 7200-square foot pavilion, cafe with organic options, bleachers, showers, bathrooms, and a pro-shop to meet your vacation needs.

Friedrich Wilderness Park
Friedrich Wilderness Park

(210) 207-7275

5800 Old Highway 90
San Antonio, TX 78227   Directions Website

Get your hiking gear and get ready to experience the great outdoors like never before at Friedrich Wilderness Park, featuring over 600 acres of undeveloped hill-country terrain and over 10 miles of paved and unpaved trails waiting for your exploration.

Join an experienced tour guide who will help you pick the best trail for your group of family and friends and allow you to spend the day observing wildlife, such as the endangered Black-capped Vireo bird, the Golden–Cheeked Warbler, the vegetation, and so much more.

Government Canyon State Natural Area
Government Canyon State Natural Area

(210) 688-9055

12861 Galm Rd
San Antonio, TX 78254   Directions Website

Strap on your favorite hiking boots and get ready to be amazed at the Government Canyon State Natural Area, a tranquil park featuring multi-use trails perfect for the experienced to the beginner hiker.

Offering more than 40 miles of trails where you can camp, attend a program or guided hike, geocache, picnic, take nature photos, and look for birds and other wildlife.

Check out the only known dinosaur footprints on public land where scientists think that the Acro­can­thosaurus and Sauro­po­sei­don dinosaurs left the tracks nearly 110 million years ago.

Hemisfair Park
Hemisfair Park

(210) 709-4750

434 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions Website

Explore the vibrant, active urban Hemisfair Park, where residences, local businesses, and three public parks are in the heart of downtown San Antonio.

Cool off at the Union Pacific Railroad Splash Pad, jump around the Sand Play Area, challenge your skills at the Giant Chess and Checkers board, and play on the Spinning Bowl Seat, Selfie Swings, Foosball Tables, and Ping Pong Tables.

Japanese Tea Garden
Japanese Tea Garden

(210) 559-3148

3853 N St Mary’s St Ste 101
San Antonio, TX 78212   Directions Website

Take a stroll through the Japanese Tea Garden, which features a scenic enclosure with stone bridges, a pagoda, and the Jingu House Cafe.

The restored garden has a lush year-round garden with many floral displays and shaded walkways leading you to a 60-foot waterfall with ponds filled with Koi fish.

This historical jewel is ideal for small weddings, memorial services, and large corporate gatherings.

Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Caverns

(210) 651-6101

26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd
San Antonio, TX 78266   Directions Website

Get ready for a new level of amazement at The Natural Bridge Caverns, a premier natural attraction where you will find adventure and fun around every corner.

Take the Discovery Tour, where you can see massive, otherworldly formations formed by single drops of water over the slow passage of time. Tackle your fear of heights as you ascend the Twisted Trails, or experience a sense of discovery as you try and find your way through the 5,000sqft outdoor AMAZEn’ Ranch Roundup.

Looking for good old-fashioned fun, then check out the Mining Company, where you mine and pan for gems, fossils, and other treasures.

Paradise Canyon
Paradise Canyon

(830) 751-9911

2220 County Road 2615
Rio Medina, TX 78066   Directions Website

Paradise Canyon on the Medina River offers an abundant array of fishing, boating, camping, and a rustic lodge in a scenic canyon featuring a close walk with nature teeming with ample wildlife. This amazing canyon offers a little place of heaven where some have referred to it as "God's Swimmin' Hole."

Lean back in your floating inner tube, close your eyes against the blue sky as the brilliant sun warms your face, and let your back and legs be refreshed in the cool revitalizing waters.

Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy
Phil Hardberger Park Conservancy

(210) 492-7472

Website
East 1021 Voelcker Ln
San Antonio, TX 78248   Directions

Enjoy quality time with family and friends in the great outdoors by making your way to Phil Hardberger Park, a former dairy farm with historic buildings, nature walks, picnic, and play areas containing three unique ecosystems.

Classified as a natural area to help preserve the land with its wonderful environmental treasures, it offers trails, dog parks, basketball courts, an outdoor classroom, cycling, group exercise, and the Salado Creek overlook.

Predator Paintball Park
Predator Paintball Park

(210) 695-4030

20594 Bandera Rd
Helotes, TX 78023   Directions Website

Unleash your inner soldier and suit up for a battle of fun at Predator Paintball Park, where they feature over ten paintball field variations.

Reserve your battle time before you check out their Pro shop, where you can purchase equipment like apparel, paintball guns, and paintballs.

Have a birthday coming up? A personal party coordinator will stay with your group the whole time to keep everyone organized and suited for a safe and fantastic time.

San Antonio Botanical Garden
San Antonio Botanical Garden

(210) 536-1400

555 Funston Place
San Antonio, TX 78209   Directions Website

Explore the beauty of the San Antonio Botanical Garden, where special events and exhibitions bloom all year round.

Tour the Botanical Garden as it serves as a museum of plants, a tranquil escape, a living classroom, a research and conservation facility, and an entertainment venue where art, architecture, music, and theater experiences come to life.

Stroll along the 38-acres of landscape and take in the beautiful scenic views, small birds, ducks, fish, and turtles. Check out the old cabin, modern observation point, and playground for young children.

San Antonio Dog Parks
San Antonio Dog Parks

(210) 207-8480

Website

Grab your furbaby and hit the road towards the San Antonio Dog Parks, where you can choose from 17 off-leash parks that will unleash your pet's endless energy.

These canine frolic locations offer plenty of space to play catch, chase, and make new friends. Want to separate small from large dogs? They have those too, with play equipment and water fountains.

San Pedro Springs Park
San Pedro Springs Park

(210) 732-5992

2200 N Flores
San Antonio, TX 78212   Directions Website

Jump into a whole lot of fun at San Pedro Springs Park, where visitors have an opportunity to spend time enjoying the outdoors, with fresh air, sunshine, and exercise on tap.

Walk along the paths, enjoy the scenery, and de-stress while investing in your overall health as you take advantage of the long-standing claim to fame park that provides a spring-fed swimming pool, a playground, gardens & and event gazebos.

Son's Island at Lake Placid
Son's Island at Lake Placid

(877) 577-7667

110 Lee St
Seguin, TX 78155   Directions Website

Drive out to Son's Island, a gorgeous, tropical-inspired, three-and-a-half acre island with open-air lakeside Hawaiian cabanas, where you can kayak, paddleboard, swim and wade, fish, barbecue, water slide, and play beach volleyball.

Your breathtaking entry includes a drive across a wooden bridge surrounding you with large cypress and pecan trees outlining the perimeter of 4,000 feet of lakefront property.

Son’s Island also offers glamping, where you can spend a night under the stars in a luxurious tent furnished with two queen-sized beds, fans, and lanterns.

Texas Ski Ranch
Texas Ski Ranch

(830) 627-2843

6700 Interstate Hwy-35 N
New Braunfels, TX 78130   Directions Website

Pack your fins, bring your PFDs and get ready to hook up the pylon at the Texas Ski Ranch, a 70-acre action sports paradise located in New Braunfels, TX. where you will find a wakeboarding and cable park consistently ranked as one of the top facilities in the world. With three cable systems and a boat lake there is truly something for all levels of water sports enthusiasts. 

What makes this ski ranch unique is the culture and facilities surrounding the lakes. Riders can indulge in just about every board sport under the sun including snowboarding, skateboarding and even stand up paddleboarding. You can lounge on the beach, drink at the bar or burn energy at Spring Loaded Trampoline Park. There is truly fun for the whole family and it is all dog friendly. 

Travis Park
Travis Park

(210) 207-3677

301 East Travis St
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions Website

Travis Park is a 2.6-acre park that holds concerts, hosts community gatherings, and serves as a green oasis in the middle of a bustling downtown San Antonio.

Enjoy the historic, beautiful scenic sites and check out some featured events such as Jazz SA'live, Fitness in the Park Boot Camp, and tasty bites from vendors wrapped into one memorable package.

Westcreek Trail Rides
Westcreek Trail Rides

(210) 968-1524

12230 Westcreek Oaks
San Antonio, TX 78253   Directions Website

Saddle up and get ready to spend a beautiful day on horseback as you ride in the great outdoors with Westcreek Trail Rides throughout the San Antonio wilderness.

With the wind in your hair, the reins in your hand, and the indescribable connection you feel with your horse, you will realize a unique and wonderful experience that is both entertaining and relaxing.

After your memorable excursion, check out the petting zoo that features some friendly furry and feathered friends.

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