Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

13. Spend An Afternoon At The Japanese Tea Garden 

click to enlarge cityguide2015_covernobleeds.jpg

In a wave of xenophobia that swept the nation during World War II, tea gardens around the country were vandalized. To protect the Alamo City's most famous tea garden, City leaders renamed it the Chinese Tea Garden. But in 1984, the name was changed back to the Japanese Tea Garden. Filled with Koi ponds, beautiful plants and more often than not, couples dressed in tuxedos and wedding gowns, the former limestone quarry that helped fuel San Antonio's growth is always the way to a peaceful afternoon. For the full experience, pause for photos by the waterfall and follow the trail up to the pavilion for a bird's-eye view. 3875 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 207-3050, saparksfoundation.org

See the rest of the list.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

November 17, 2021

View more issues

Newsletters

Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

© 2021 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation