Three days in San Antonio means you can experience the historic missions, tour downtown, spend the day at a theme park, and even venture farther afield into the beautiful Texas Hill Country. Read on for advice on what to do during your 3-day trip to San Antonio.
Daily 5am to 11pm
3700 North St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas
From fishing to softball, boating, birdwatching, and more—if there's something that you love to do in the great outdoors, chances are Brackenridge Park is the place San Antonians do it. Meet friends for a picnic, stroll along the San Antonio River, or add a visit to the Japanese Tea Garden to peek at its koi ponds.
Families can make the most of a day here by pairing a visit to the San Antonio Zoo and stopping by the DoSeum; the kid-friendly museum is packed with interactive exhibits. Gardeners shouldn't miss the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, which is conveniently situated just east of Brackenridge Park, and history fans can visit the Witte Museum near the park's Joske Pavilion.
Things to know before you go
- Book a tee time online and bring your clubs to golf at the oldest municipal course in Texas.
- Cyclists can bring a bike (or rent a BCycle share bike) and loop on the unpaved trails.
- The park offers amenities including picnic tables, restrooms, sports fields, and grills.
How to get there
The park is located only 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from San Antonio's downtown area, and it's most convenient to drive. Head north on Broadway Street, turn left on East Mulberry Avenue, and follow the signs from there. You can also avoid the hassle of driving with a San Antonio tour, since many visit the park.
When to get there
The park is open every day, and holds regular hours from early till late. Arrive during the day to enjoy the balmy weather while hiking, picnicking, and enjoying the scenery. Before you arrive, make sure to check the calendar. Special events include yoga at the Japanese Tea Gardens and concerts at the Sunken Garden Theater.
Visiting the San Antonio Zoo
You can find the San Antonio Zoo located on the northern side of Brackenridge Park, open seven days a week. At this family-friendly destination you can check out all sorts of animals from around the world. Find lions in Big Cat Valley and giraffes in The Savanna. Ride on the zoo train, visit the butterfly garden, and book a behind-the-scenes tour to learn how the zoo operates.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What else should I know about attractions in San Antonio?
- Japanese Tea Garden
- San Antonio Zoo
- San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA)
- Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
- The Alamo
- Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio
- San Antonio River Walk (Paseo Del Rio)
- Alamo IMAX Theatre
- Battle For Texas: The Experience
- San Fernando Cathedral
- Spanish Governor's Palace
- Bexar County Courthouse
- La Villita Historic Arts Village
- San Antonio Historic Market Square
- Hemisfair Park