20 Things Every San Antonian Needs To Do This Fall
Shoutout to fall for coming through so we don’t sweat every time we leave the house! Celebrate the best way you know how - out and about in our lovely city. Whether you’re active, artsy, a foodie or a fan of some sort, make sure to check these off your fall bucket list before chillier days come our way.
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Explore one of the small towns surrounding San Antonio
Venture out to Floresville for the town’s peanut festival or maybe out to Devine for a festival dedicated entirely to avocado. Whether you go out for the fair food or just to explore the town square, a day in a quaint town will be the perfect way to unwind and relax.
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Take a class at the Southwest School of Art
300 Augusta St., (210) 200-8200, swschool.org
Looking for a bit of decoration for your casa? Want to learn a new skill? Thinking of new ways to spend time with your squad or significant other? Check, check, check. You can do it all at Southwest School of Art, so sign up for a class now.
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Do the Pub Run to stay warm
Multiple locations, (210) 771-2493, pubrunsanantonio.com
The weather will slowly (and we mean slowly) get cooler, so stay warm by doing the pub run in lieu of First Friday. There’s a theme each month, with Halloween theme for October. Yes, that means costumes.
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Pack a picnic at Denman Estate Park
7735 Mockingbird Ln., sanantonio.gov
Cheap date alert! Grab a colcha and some finger foods, then head over to one of San Antonio’s most beautiful parks with your lover. It’s super romantic, especially this time of year, and will be an experience to remember.
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Check out one of the seasonal exhibits
6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org
Our pick? The Chuck Ramirez collection over at the McNay. Indulge in some of Ramirez’s classic works that will undoubtedly continue to strike a chord with art-lovers for decades to come.
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Brave yourself through a haunted site or two
1203 E Commerce St., (210) 910-6450, 13thfloorsanantonio.com / 204 Alamo Plaza, (210) 223-4361, mengerhotel.com
Don’t be a scaredy cat and celebrate the holiday of the season: Halloween! Treat you and your gang to some scares at 13th Floor, which was recently voted the number one haunted house in the country. Or, go more local and visit haunted buildings within San Antonio, like the Menger Hotel.
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Catch up with MobileOm
Multiple locations, mobileomtx.com
Stay ahead of the holiday season (AKA let me eat everything in sight season) and stay active. Join MobileOm on its stops around the city, just be sure to take a picture for the ‘gram while you’re out and about.
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Spend a weekend camping at Enchanted Rock
16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, (830) 685-3636, tpwd.texas.gov
Disconnect from the world and take a weekend to recharge. Whether you choose to keep it simple with a traditional tent and survival skills or decide to spruce your plans up a bit and go glamping, enjoy your weekend away from city lights and appreciate the landscape instead.
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Get cooking for Fideo Loco Festival & Cook-Off
9607 Southton Rd., gordafabulosa.com/fidelocofest
Beg your abuela for her recipe and try your chances at San Antonio’s first-ever fideo festival. Imagine all the bragging rights you’ll have. You would seriously bring great honor upon your family.
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Grab your coat and catch a Rampage game
1 AT&T Center Pkwy., (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
As much as San Antonio loves the Spurs, it can spread some of the love for sports over to the city’s minor league hockey team. Good news, tickets are cheap and there’s a good chance a fight will break out on the ice.
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