Outdoor Fun in San Antonio: Parks, Trails, Day Trips & More

As we near the end of summer and prepare for back to school and all things fall, let’s not forget to take a pause and enjoy the great outdoors. From hiking and biking trails to kid-friendly swimming holes, explore the natural beauty of our great city (and cities just a quick drive away!) for a fun way to get active, find some peace, or just enjoy a change of scenery. For family-friendly ideas on where to go and what to see and explore, browse our round-up of the very best of the great outdoors from past and current posts.

Outdoor Fun

Summer 2020 Bucket List In and Around San Antonio (Social Distancing Edition)

Outdoor Family Fun In and Around San Antonio

Social Distancing in the Wild


A Walk in the Park: The Best Parks in San Antonio

Take a visit to the National Parks of Texas with Your Kids

Hiking & Biking

Hit the Trail!: Parks, Natural Areas, and Green Spaces in San Antonio

Family Friendly Hiking Trails In and Around San Antonio

Making Hiking Fun for the Whole Family

Day Trips

A Day Trip Away from SA: The Meadows Center and San Marcos Children’s Playground

San Antonio Day Trip Destination: Hamilton Pool Preserve

Head North for New Adventures in New Braunfels

Road Trip Fun: Dinos, Sharks, NASA, and More in Houston

Alpine, TX: My Heaven on Earth

Off-the-Beaten-Path Family Day Trips That Will Make the Whole Family Smile

Plan a Family Day Trip or Weekend Getaway to Fredericksburg, Texas

Grape Creek Vineyard: A Great Day Trip Near San Antonio

Daytripping to Austin Is “Capital” Fun


An Army brat who came to Texas for college and ultimately managed to make the Lone Star State her permanent home, Dawn became a mom “AMA” (advanced maternal age), giving her the opportunity to use a stroller vs. a walker as she navigates the world of motherhood. Her growing up way too fast native Texan loves all things Star Wars, Legos, dinosaurs and keeping his parents on their toes. When she’s not busy parenting the original strong-willed child, Dawn runs Tale to Tell Communications, a San Antonio-based PR and marketing agency. An award-winning writer, Dawn also contributes to San Antonio Woman, Rio Magazine and Texas Lifestyle Magazine. She and her family enjoy exploring all that San Antonio has to offer, going on adventures and playing tourist together as much as possible. Favorite Restaurant: Clementine Favorite Landmark: The beauty of the River Walk, especially La Villita Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Celebrating anything and everything with color, music and food