August 21, 2020

20 bucket list activities to do in San Antonio before summer is over

Summer is here. It's time to enjoy the warm weather and the kids being free from school.

Check out this bucket list of activities and start checking them off. Hey, we all spent plenty of time cooped up during the pandemic and need to find some ways to unwind now that we can. Fun awaits!
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Kayak the San Antonio River
You may have taken in King William and the Mission Reach on foot, but why not get a different perspective as you paddle your way down the river. Both kayak rentals and guided tours are available, so don't be afraid if you're a novice to the whole paddling thing. 
Photo via Facebook /  SanAntonioRiver
Kayak the San Antonio River
You may have taken in King William and the Mission Reach on foot, but why not get a different perspective as you paddle your way down the river. Both kayak rentals and guided tours are available, so don't be afraid if you're a novice to the whole paddling thing.
Photo via Facebook / SanAntonioRiver
Climb Enchanted Rock
Climbing the massive granite dome that gives Enchanted Rock State Natural Area its name is a rite of passage for many South and Central Texans. It's both fun and a little strenuous. You feel like you earned the majestic view once you get to the top. Just schedule your trek carefully: that rock can be blazing in the middle of the day. Park officials also advise leaving the dogs at home due to heat concerns.
Photo via Instagram /  touchetstravels
Climb Enchanted Rock
Climbing the massive granite dome that gives Enchanted Rock State Natural Area its name is a rite of passage for many South and Central Texans. It's both fun and a little strenuous. You feel like you earned the majestic view once you get to the top. Just schedule your trek carefully: that rock can be blazing in the middle of the day. Park officials also advise leaving the dogs at home due to heat concerns.
Photo via Instagram / touchetstravels
Cook a Meal From What You Bought at a Farmer's Market
While the weekend farmer's market at the Pearl is San Antonio's highest profile farmer's market. It's far from the only one. Feel good about eating healthy as you cook up fresh ingredients grown close to home — and know you supported a local farmer or food producer in the process. 
Photo via Instagram /  historicpearl
Cook a Meal From What You Bought at a Farmer's Market
While the weekend farmer's market at the Pearl is San Antonio's highest profile farmer's market. It's far from the only one. Feel good about eating healthy as you cook up fresh ingredients grown close to home — and know you supported a local farmer or food producer in the process.
Photo via Instagram / historicpearl
Eat One of San Antonio's Iconic Foods
Calories don't count in the summer months, and you don't have Fiesta this year as excuse. So, go ahead and treat yourself to puffy tacos, chicken on a stick, gorditas and all the chamoy-drizzled icy treats you want. 
Photo via Instagram /  smet313
Eat One of San Antonio's Iconic Foods
Calories don't count in the summer months, and you don't have Fiesta this year as excuse. So, go ahead and treat yourself to puffy tacos, chicken on a stick, gorditas and all the chamoy-drizzled icy treats you want.
Photo via Instagram / smet313
Go Glamping in a Treehouse
Not all of us want to totally rough it when we get back to nature. Good thing there are plenty of glamping spots in driving distance, including some that allow you to chill out in adult tree houses. New to glamping? The website GlampingHub is a great resource for finding cool spots close by. 
Photo via  GlampingHub
Go Glamping in a Treehouse
Not all of us want to totally rough it when we get back to nature. Good thing there are plenty of glamping spots in driving distance, including some that allow you to chill out in adult tree houses. New to glamping? The website GlampingHub is a great resource for finding cool spots close by.
Photo via GlampingHub
See an Outdoor Movie
Seeing a flick through the windshield of your car or in a socially distanced outdoor space is a great way to lose yourself for a couple of hours. Look for the offerings at Fiesta Texas and those from Slab Cinema, or work a road trip into the deal and head to the Stars & Stripes Drive-In in New Braunfels. 
Photo Courtesy of Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theater
See an Outdoor Movie
Seeing a flick through the windshield of your car or in a socially distanced outdoor space is a great way to lose yourself for a couple of hours. Look for the offerings at Fiesta Texas and those from Slab Cinema, or work a road trip into the deal and head to the Stars & Stripes Drive-In in New Braunfels.
Photo Courtesy of Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theater
Take a Hike
San Antonio's city parks offer plenty of trails to explore, but if you feel like getting a little further out, vIsit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's website. Plenty of amazing natural sites are a relatively quick drive from SA. 
Photo via Instagram /  lostmaples
Take a Hike
San Antonio's city parks offer plenty of trails to explore, but if you feel like getting a little further out, vIsit the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department's website. Plenty of amazing natural sites are a relatively quick drive from SA.
Photo via Instagram / lostmaples
Visit a Great Swimming Hole
Taking a crowded tubing trip isn't a safe idea right now, but finding a secluded swimming spot is a great way to cool off before the fall weather arrives. Swimming holes including Jacob's Well, Schumacher Crossing and Krause Springs are open, but if you're looking for a more spacious place to swim, check out Guadalupe River State Park or Canyon Lake. 
Photo via Instagram /  philipslance
Visit a Great Swimming Hole
Taking a crowded tubing trip isn't a safe idea right now, but finding a secluded swimming spot is a great way to cool off before the fall weather arrives. Swimming holes including Jacob's Well, Schumacher Crossing and Krause Springs are open, but if you're looking for a more spacious place to swim, check out Guadalupe River State Park or Canyon Lake.
Photo via Instagram / philipslance
Take a Bike Ride
Whether you feel like pedaling through nature along the Salado Creek Greenway or experiencing the urban bike experience by exploring King William, San Antonio has plenty to offer for cyclists. Get out and enjoy the fresh air. 
Photo via Instagram /  _._snap
Take a Bike Ride
Whether you feel like pedaling through nature along the Salado Creek Greenway or experiencing the urban bike experience by exploring King William, San Antonio has plenty to offer for cyclists. Get out and enjoy the fresh air.
Photo via Instagram / _._snap
Access the San Antonio Public Library's Online Collection
A motherlode of free summer reading is available via the SAPL's OverDrive collection, which mobile users can access through the Libby app, an award-winning, one-tap digital reading tool used by thousands of public libraries. 
Photo by Siggi Ragnar
Access the San Antonio Public Library's Online Collection
A motherlode of free summer reading is available via the SAPL's OverDrive collection, which mobile users can access through the Libby app, an award-winning, one-tap digital reading tool used by thousands of public libraries.
Photo by Siggi Ragnar