Our mild San Antonio climate is conducive to outdoor activity year round. The city's great open spaces begin right in the heart of downtown, where you’ll find more opportunities for bicycle riding, hiking and canoeing than ever before. Major parklands are just a few miles north of the city hub and wilderness trails crisscross the area. Take a self-guided tour or opt for the services of a pro, whose enlightening narrative will add depth to your adventure.
8 Awesome Excuses to Get Outside in San Antonio
Explore writer Tanner Saunders rundown of 8 Awesome Excuses to Get Outside in San Antonio.
San Antonio has 14,282 acres of parks and 114 miles of mostly urban hike-and-bike trails. Many of the parks also have playgrounds, pavilions, picnic tables and sports courts. The hiking trails in the natural areas are great for watching birds and wildlife. Dogs are allowed on leashes at many city parks, except for natural areas, where no pets are allowed.
Exploring the city on foot is easy, but for a change of pace, see the sights from a new perspective. Strap yourself into a parachute or helicopter. Hop on a river cruiser, trolley, Segway, bicycle or horse-drawn carriage for a guided tour. No matter your method of transportation, you’ll have a great time learning about San Antonio.