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20 Things Every San Antonian Needs to Do this Spring 

Spring is a great time to be in the Alamo City. The weather is just right, Fiesta is here — what more could you ask for? That's why we’ve put together the ultimate bucket list to get the most out of San Antonio in the springtime.
Take the pups to Phil Hardberger Park
13203 Blanco Road, (210) 492-7472, philhardbergerpark.org
Because how could you ever leave this cutie at home?
Photo via Instagram, dex_dachshund
Join Mobile Om at Hays Street Bridge
Multiple locations, (210) 816-0936, mobileomtx.com
Trust us, the view makes it so much more relaxing.
Photo via Instagram, hayleytheyogi
Let loose at Fiesta
Multiple locations, fiesta-sa.org
Just don’t end up in jail, please. 🙏🏽
Photo via Instagram, fiestasa
Cheer on the San Antonio Missions
5757 U.S. Hwy 90 W, milb.com
Take yourself out to the ballgame and grab a few beers.
Photo via Instagram, willdub07
Go to a movie at Slab Cinema
Multiple locations, (210) 212-9373, slabcinema.com
We’ll bring the popcorn.
Photo via Instagram, slabcinema
Bike the missions trail
(210) 932-1001, nps.gov
Pedal your way through SA before it gets blisteringly hot.
Photo via Instagram, countrygirlintthecity
Grab a raspa downtown
Multiple locations, facebook.com/BigDaddysEatsTreats
Go with the classic style or one of Big Daddy’s more crazy concoctions.
Photo via Instagram, bigdaddys210
Take a picture with bluebonnets
Multiple locations, facebook.com/texasbluebonnetsightings
Are you truly a Texan unless you have at least one picture with the state flower?
Photo via Instagram, malkomes1
Drink margaritas on the River Walk
849 E. Commerce Street, (800) 313-7960, thesanantonioriverwalk.com
Any time of the year is great, but that spring weather makes it just perfect.
Photo via Instagram, davislivvy
Indulge during Culinaria Festival Week
1248 Austin Highway, Suite 106-134, (210) 822-9555, culinariasa.org
Make it a date night or a fun family outing, just don’t miss this festival.
Photo by Drew Patterson, Drew Patterson
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Find zen at the Japanese tea gardens
3853 N St Mary's St, (210) 559-3148, sanantonio.gov
Center yourself at one of San Antonio’s most beautiful spots.
Photo via Instagram, totallyjeanette
See what’s blooming at the Botanical Garden
555 Funston Pl, (210) 207-3250, sabot.org
What better time of year to admire the garden than spring?
Photo via Instagram, sethrho
Visit Hamilton Pool
24300 Hamilton Pool Road, Dripping Springs, (512) 264-2740, parks.traviscountytx.gov
Okay it’s not in San Antonio, but don’t you wish it was?
Photo via Instagram, coryblada
Take a ride on the Riverwalk barges before they’re retired
Multiple locations, riosanantonio.com
Brightly colored electric vessels are expected to replace the classic red and blue barges by September.
Photo via Instagram, cosagov
Picnic at Woodlawn Lake Park
1103 Cincinnati Ave, (210) 207-7275, sanantonio.gov
And by picnic we mean tacos and raspas.
Photo via Instagram, chainmom
Explore the Cascade Caverns
226 Cascade Cavern, Boerne, (830) 755-8080, cascadecaverns.com
This natural wonder is a million years in the making, but it’ll put you in awe as soon as you get there.
Photo via Instagram, ezratorres
Hike through Eisenhower Park
19399 NW Military Hwy, sanantonio.gov
No need to leave SA to get some amazing views and fresh air.
Photo via Instagram, cameronnaish
Hit up a local farmer's market
312 Pearl Parkway, (210) 212-7260, atpearl.com/farmers-market
People watch, stock up on produce and grab lunch; the Pearl has it all.
Photo via Instagram, gypsymermaidsoul
Get in touch with nature at the Government Canyon State Natural Area
12861 Galm Road, (210) 688-9055, tpwd.texas.gov
Take a hike or camp overnight to truly kick off the season.
Photo via Instagram, crittlance
Catch a fish at Calaveras Lake
(210) 635-8359, tpwd.texas.gov
Pack a cooler and get yourself out to the lake ASAP.
Photo via Instagram, sallyparadise5
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Run into a San Antonio celebrity
Market Square, 514 W Commerce St; facebook.com/spurs.jesus
Score a selfie with Hispanic Elvis or Spurs Jesus. Extra points if you can get Coach Pop to smile.
Photo via Instagram, lil_hortens
Dive into the Guadalupe River
3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, (830) 438-2656, tpwd.texas.gov
Have a sneak peek at summer.
Photo via Instagram, carolynelowen
Score tickets to a Spurs playoffs game
1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
Witness the team’s chase for championship numero seis.
Photo via Instagram, ashwyatt26
Change up your First Friday plans and do the Pub Run
Multiple locations, pubrunsanantonio.wordpress.com
It’s as fun as it sounds. Photo via Instagram, pubrunsa
Show off your skating skills at Martinez Park
201 Merida St, (210) 207-7275, sanantonio.gov
Because kickflips are such a simple joy.
Photo via Instagram, pauliesatx
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Take the pups to Phil Hardberger Park
13203 Blanco Road, (210) 492-7472, philhardbergerpark.org
Because how could you ever leave this cutie at home?
Photo via Instagram, dex_dachshund
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