July 28, 2017

20 Ways to Actually Have Fun in San Antonio Without Alcohol

With the St. Mary's Strip, a lively downtown and several dive bars throughout the city, it's never a challenge to find a place to find a drink in San Antonio. Finding sober ways to have fun, however, can sometimes be a challenge. Here are 20 of our favorite ways to have a good time in the Alamo City without a drop of alcohol.
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Arrange a staycation 
If you’re wanting a special night out on the town, arrange a “staycation” with your friends. Check out local Airbnb’s, places to camp, or a hotel, like Hotel Havana. Once you’re all checked into your home away from home, pretend to be a tourist and visit all of SA’s famous spots. It can make for a surprisingly good time — even for a certified local. 
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Arrange a staycation
If you’re wanting a special night out on the town, arrange a “staycation” with your friends. Check out local Airbnb’s, places to camp, or a hotel, like Hotel Havana. Once you’re all checked into your home away from home, pretend to be a tourist and visit all of SA’s famous spots. It can make for a surprisingly good time — even for a certified local.
Photo via Instagram, havanasanantonio
Visit a farmer’s market 
Visit a farmer’s market with your friends and shop around for fresh, local products and produce. The Pearl has a great outdoor market on weekends, and on Tuesdays and Saturdays there’s a super local market near the intersection of McCullough and Vance Jackson. You and your friends will love browsing all of the cool things that these farmer markets have to offer. 
Photo via Instagram, pearlfarmersmarket
Visit a farmer’s market
Visit a farmer’s market with your friends and shop around for fresh, local products and produce. The Pearl has a great outdoor market on weekends, and on Tuesdays and Saturdays there’s a super local market near the intersection of McCullough and Vance Jackson. You and your friends will love browsing all of the cool things that these farmer markets have to offer.
Photo via Instagram, pearlfarmersmarket
Join an at night hiking or biking group 
To get fit the fun way, join a local biking or hiking group. SATX Social Ride meets every Tuesday for a fun bike ride through the city. The San Antonio Beginners Hiking Group posts group hikes in its Facebook. These groups will get you outdoors, meeting new people and exercising. 
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Join an at night hiking or biking group
To get fit the fun way, join a local biking or hiking group. SATX Social Ride meets every Tuesday for a fun bike ride through the city. The San Antonio Beginners Hiking Group posts group hikes in its Facebook. These groups will get you outdoors, meeting new people and exercising.
Photo via Facebook
Sip on coffee at local cafes 
Go on a coffee binge with a few of your friends. Try your best to sip all of the local cup of joes in the city. There’s nothing better than chatting over a warm (or iced in Texas) cup of coffee.  
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Sip on coffee at local cafes
Go on a coffee binge with a few of your friends. Try your best to sip all of the local cup of joes in the city. There’s nothing better than chatting over a warm (or iced in Texas) cup of coffee.
Photo via Instagra, sarasperspective
Get out and get active 
Consider attending a free outdoor exercise through the city’s recreation program, or just head to one of the many SA parks with a group of friends. Whether you’re walking or running, you’ll be happy to have spent your time outdoors and being healthy with your friend group. 
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Get out and get active
Consider attending a free outdoor exercise through the city’s recreation program, or just head to one of the many SA parks with a group of friends. Whether you’re walking or running, you’ll be happy to have spent your time outdoors and being healthy with your friend group.
Photo via Instagram, queenofhotdogs
Host a game night complete with trivia and board games 
Host a night to remember and have all of your friends bring over their favorite board game. Head to a place with board games like Candlelight Coffeehouse or keep things even more low key at your house. Your group will love all of the inevitable throwback games that bring them back to their childhood. Throw in a quick game of trivia for an activity that’s sure to get everyone involved and having fun. A simple, easy idea — but a game night is always a crowd pleaser.
Photo via Instagram, babydeniro
Host a game night complete with trivia and board games
Host a night to remember and have all of your friends bring over their favorite board game. Head to a place with board games like Candlelight Coffeehouse or keep things even more low key at your house. Your group will love all of the inevitable throwback games that bring them back to their childhood. Throw in a quick game of trivia for an activity that’s sure to get everyone involved and having fun. A simple, easy idea — but a game night is always a crowd pleaser.
Photo via Instagram, babydeniro
Get crafty with DIY projects
Have your friends over and work on fun DIY projects. Once you guys feel comfortable in your artistic skills, try shaking things up by joining an art class like Sunin Clay Studio or visiting a sit-in painting store like Clay Casa. 
Photo via Instagram, flyntclay
Get crafty with DIY projects
Have your friends over and work on fun DIY projects. Once you guys feel comfortable in your artistic skills, try shaking things up by joining an art class like Sunin Clay Studio or visiting a sit-in painting store like Clay Casa.
Photo via Instagram, flyntclay
Eat your way through tasty SA restaurants 
Try making it a monthly ritual to go an international restaurant that you’ve never tried before. Right now we can’t stop eating Simi’s Indian Cuisine. It’s a great activity to do with friends. Everyone can choose a different restaurant to show off during their month. It gets you out on the town and seeing sights, tasting eateries and visiting places you’ve never tried or been to before. 
Photo via Instagram, adriennei3
Eat your way through tasty SA restaurants
Try making it a monthly ritual to go an international restaurant that you’ve never tried before. Right now we can’t stop eating Simi’s Indian Cuisine. It’s a great activity to do with friends. Everyone can choose a different restaurant to show off during their month. It gets you out on the town and seeing sights, tasting eateries and visiting places you’ve never tried or been to before.
Photo via Instagram, adriennei3
Play games at an arcade 
Unleash your inner child and play pinball and other old-timey games at a local arcade. Dave & Buster’s is always a convenient spot, but if you’re looking for something more affordable and local, try the Diversions Game Room on San Pedro.  
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Play games at an arcade
Unleash your inner child and play pinball and other old-timey games at a local arcade. Dave & Buster’s is always a convenient spot, but if you’re looking for something more affordable and local, try the Diversions Game Room on San Pedro.
Photo via Instagram, okbye42069
Participate in a community garden 
Make a weekly hangout out of caring for your veggies and plants at a community garden with your friends. You’ll love gardening. It’s a relaxing and worthwhile way to spend your time. It’s also a great way to have fresh vegetables and ingredients.  
Photo via Instagram, monica.lto
Participate in a community garden
Make a weekly hangout out of caring for your veggies and plants at a community garden with your friends. You’ll love gardening. It’s a relaxing and worthwhile way to spend your time. It’s also a great way to have fresh vegetables and ingredients.
Photo via Instagram, monica.lto