August 22, 2016 Slideshows » Arts

15 Field Trips Every San Antonian Should Revisit as an Adult 

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Remember when field trips were the most anticipated days of the school year? A break from the classroom, from your teacher, from your tough, tough life at school. Well, those places haven't gone anywhere and they're waiting for your return. Relive those school-day memories and check out what you've been missing since your last field trip.
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Botanical Gardens
555 Funston Place, (210) 207-3250, sabot.org
Get lost in the gardens and take in all there is to see. You’ll be glad you did.
Photo via Instagram, shperl
Witte Museum
3801 Broadway St., (210) 357-1900, wittemuseum.org
Haven’t climbed a tree house in a while? Or maybe it’s been too long since you’ve gotten in touch with your Texas roots? Visit the heritage center and recount the history lessons from grade school that you’ve probably forgotten by now.
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Dwight D. Eisenhower Park
193399 NW Military Hwy., (210) 207-7275, sanantonio.gov
Check out the city from the watchout tower and take in the views.
Photo via Instagram, a_ricker
Japanese Tea Gardens
3875 N. St Mary's St., (210) 207-3050, sanantonio.gov
It’s probably been too long since you found a moment of Zen at the Tea Gardens, so do yourself a favor and get down there soon.
Photo via Instagram, thelittlesteccles
McNay Art Museum
6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368, .mcnayart.org
When was the last time you saw Monet painting upclose? Or a Matisse or Picasso? If it’s been so long that you can’t remember, then it’s definitely time for a trip to the McNay.
Photo via Instagram, mcnayart
Natural Bridge Caverns
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, (210) 651-6101, naturalbridgecaverns.com
If you’ve forgotten what it’s like to go 180 feet underground, it’s time to take a tour through the Natural Bridge Caverns.
Photo via Instagram, naturalbridgecaverns
The Alamo
300 Alamo Plaza, (210) 225-1391, thealamo.org
Who could forget their first trip the Alamo? If you haven’t visited the mission and battle field since your childhood years, think of it as your duty as a San Antonian to make the trip soon.
Photo via Instagram, lsh826
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W. Jones Ave., (210) 978-8100, samuseum.org
The San Antonio Museum of Art is a truly unique place that you’ve hopefully paid a visit to since you were a kid. If not, take advantage of the museum’s free admission on Tuesdays.
Photo via Instagram, deardanaya
San Antonio Zoo
3903 N St Mary's St., (210) 734-7184, sazoo-aq.org
The animals looked so much bigger when you were younger, no? Check out what’s new at the zoo and pay the animals a visit.
Photo via Instagram, sanantoniozoo
Cathedral of San Fernando
115 W. Main Plaza, (210) 227-1297, archsa.org
You don’t have to be a devout Catholic to appreciate the history behind the Cathedral of San Fernando. Built between 1738-1750, the walls of the church from the sanctuary of the cathedral, which marks it the oldest cathedral in the state.
Photo via Instagram, morrisrm5
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San Antonio Public Library Central Location
(210) 207-2500, 600 Soledad St., mysapl.org
You probably called in the enchilada library when you were younger, but the Central Branch of the SAPL has basically everything you’ll ever need.
Photo via Instagram, mariachishutterbug
Spanish Governor's Palace
105 Plaza De Armas,(210) 224-0601, getcreativesanantonio.com
Stroll through the National Historic Landmark and learn about Texas’s earliest history under Spanish rule.
Photo via Instagram, justinpeacedfw
Institute of Texan Culture
801 E César E. Chávez Blvd., (210) 458-2300, texancultures.com
Celebrate the many cultures of Texas and gain some new perspective on life in the Lone Star State.
Photo via Instagram, annalou_lovesyou
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
nps.gov/saan
Hike or bike down the Missions trail and take in revisit the historical and cultural landmarks.
Photo via Instagram, kathanie
The DoSeum
2800 Broadway St., (210) 212-4453, thedoseum.org
The DoSeum wasn’t around when we were younger, which is exactly why you should take your own field trip there now. Check out the museum’s adult nights, or be ready to pass a background check if you’re visiting without a kid.
Photo by Andrew Lopez
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Botanical Gardens
555 Funston Place, (210) 207-3250, sabot.org
Get lost in the gardens and take in all there is to see. You’ll be glad you did.
Photo via Instagram, shperl

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