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15 Picnic Spots You Should Visit This Summer 

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Nothing says summer like enjoying a nice picnic lunch outside with friends. Check out our list of the best picnic spots in San Antonio.
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Woodlawn Lake Park
1103 Cincinnati Ave., (210) 207-7275
Pack up your picnic basket and head to Woodlawn Lake Park to snack by the shores. With a quaint lighthouse and nature trails, this park is a San Antonio favorite. It’s a great spot for a date right before the sun sets.
Photo via Instagram, jrotcod
Government Canyon State Natural Area
12861 Galm Road, (210) 688-9055
You’ll love this beautiful state park that overlooks the Texas Hill Country. Make a day trip out of your picnic so that you can enjoy everything this park has to offer. We recommend doing a little hiking and then eating at an overlook. It’ll be well worth the effort!
Photo via Instagram, britanyelizabethh
Denman Estate Park
7735 Mockingbird Lane, (210) 207-7275
This park boasts beautiful landscape, a Japanese garden and historic landmarks. It’s a beautiful and relaxing spot for a picnic with friends.
Photo via Instagram, tenthousandvoices
Chris Park
111 Camp St., (210) 247-7797
You’ll love this small and unique park that features artwork from local artists. With a great view of downtown, this park is a perfect getaway for a picnic in the middle of the city.
Photo via Instagram, saenzsarah
Park at Pearl
303 Pro Parkway, (210) 212-7260
If you’re wanting to spend some time near water but don’t enjoy the crowds at the Riverwalk, head to the amphitheater at Pearl. It’s a perfect family-friendly location for a picnic.
Photo via Instagram, historicpearl
San Pedro Spring Park
1315 San Pedro Ave., (210) 207-8480
A San Antonio staple, San Pedro Spring Park, is a “must” during the summer season. If you get too warm while picnicking in the hot Texas heat, take a quick dip in the natural spring water.
Photo via Instagram, aggietraveler92
Landa Library
233 Bushnell Ave., (210) 207-9090
Grab a book from the Landa Library and then head outdoors. Their garden grounds are well kept and a beautiful spot for a solo picnic.
Photo via Instagram, forknfarm
Main Plaza
115 N. Main Ave., (210) 225-9800
For those that work downtown and can’t venture too far from the city, spend your lunch hour at the main plaza. It’s a beautiful spot to sit and enjoy all that San Antonio has to offer.
Photo via Instagram, vincent_lewis
O.P. Schnabel Park
9606 Bandera Road, (210) 207-7275
The trails at this park are perfect for the adventurous types. Enjoy a scenic bike ride and picnic at this hidden treasure.
Photo via Instagram, fearttabby
Yanaguana Gardens
434 S. Alamo St., (210) 709-4750
Yanaguana Park is a summer favorite. It has water features and a playground for kids, shaded areas for the adults, and a downtown view of the the Tower of Americas that everyone will love. It’s a great spot for a picnic, especially around sunset.
Photo via Instagram, s.a.yogi
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San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, (210) 536-1400
Although in the Brackenridge park, the San Antonio Botanical Garden deserves it’s own spotlight. The immaculate gardens and waterways are the perfect backdrop for a nice lunch-time picnic.
Photo via Instagram, kaze_dith
Eisenhower Park
19399 NW Military Hwy.
Indulge in a great picnic lunch against the beautiful landscape at Eisenhower Park.
Photo via Instagram, kruss_12
Brackenridge Park
3910 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 207-7275
Biking, swimming and fishing are all possible at this expansive park. With around 343 acres of land, Brackenridge Park is a great spot for a family to come and enjoy a fun-filled day, complete with a picnic.
Photo via Instagram, christinimartini
McAllister Park
13102 Jones Maltsberger Road, (210) 207-7275
Grab some friends and head to McAllister Park for a scenic picnic. There’s also a great dog park, so don’t forget to bring your pet along, too.
Photo via Instagram, lugxuria
Comanche Lookout Park
15551 Nacogdoches Road, (210) 207-7275
A scenic area for picnics that will make your lunch feel like a mini vacation.
Photo via Instagram, mcarodeugarte
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Woodlawn Lake Park
1103 Cincinnati Ave., (210) 207-7275
Pack up your picnic basket and head to Woodlawn Lake Park to snack by the shores. With a quaint lighthouse and nature trails, this park is a San Antonio favorite. It’s a great spot for a date right before the sun sets.
Photo via Instagram, jrotcod

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