Best Spring Activities in San Antonio
Whether you’ve just moved to San Antonio, Texas, or you’ve lived there all your life, you know that this bustling and vibrant city has a multitude of spring activities to offer residents and visitors alike. With high temperatures during this season topping out in the lower 80s, the weather is absolutely ideal for outdoor activities.
Whether you’re looking for something to do with the kids during spring break or just want to get to know the city a little better, be sure to check out the best spring activities in San Antonio:
Fiesta San Antonio
Held every April, Fiesta San Antonio has been around since 1891. The first Fiesta consisted of a parade of horse-drawn carriages in front of the Alamo, and was organized to honor the men who fought in the battles of San Jacinto and the Alamo.
Today, it’s a full-blown celebration of San Antonio culture that raises money for city services and lasts several weeks. Participate in the 5K run and parade, listen to some authentic mariachi music, or attend one of the many art and fashion shows held throughout the Fiesta.
A centerpiece of San Antonio, the River Walk (aka Paseo del Rio) is a public park that’s open 365 days a year (366 on leap years). It’s also the #1 tourist attraction in Texas, and is packed with restaurants, shops, and attractions like museums.
There’s always something going on at the River Walk (you may even be able to see a mariachi band floating down the river on a barge in the evening). If you’re new to the city, stop by the River Walk to participate in a free walking tour of downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio Zoo
Whether you have young children or are just young at heart, the San Antonio Zoo is the perfect place to visit in the spring. The zoo first opened in 1914, is open every day of the year, and was one of the first cageless zoos in the U.S. With more than 9,000 animals of 750 different species (and spanning a massive 56 acres), the San Antonio Zoo is an absolute must-see.
Perhaps no location more perfectly embodies the spirit and culture of San Antonio than the historic Market Square. The outdoor plaza spans three blocks and is home to the largest Mexican market in the United States. Stroll around the market to visit the many shops, see the work of local artists, witness traditional dances, listen to mariachi music, and participate in the occasional Hispanic festival.
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