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30 Things All San Antonians Should Do This Summer 

Summer is for relaxing, having fun, spending time outdoors, and battling the Texas heat with cold drinks and treats. Check out this summer bucket list for ideas about how to spend your summer months.
Cool off at San Pedro Springs Park Pool
1315 San Pedro Ave., (210) 207-8480
Take a dip in this one-time fresh-water pool. The San Pedro Springs, a San Antonio staple, is the perfect way to cool off and have some fun in the hot Texas heat.
Photo via Instagram, ilovetexasphoto
Enjoy a weekend camping trip
Take a break from the city with a quick camping trip this summer.
Photo via Instagram, keplerian_mango
Find the best local patios and hang out all day
Don’t forget to relax during your summer vacation. Bring friends, or take a solo trip with a book, to a local patio and spend the day doing what you enjoy. Click here to see the best San Antonio patios.
Photo via Instagram, down_on_grayson
Shop for fresh veggies at a nearby farmer’s market
313 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 212-7260
Check out the Pearl Farmers Market for all your produce needs. Looking around is half of the fun at this local farmer’s market.
Photo via Instagram, carleyrenee0726
Get crafty on a local brewery tour
Stop by local San Antonio breweries with friends and enjoy specialty beers. With all of the different choices available at craft breweries, there’s something for everyone. This activity is a definite crowd pleaser, especially for the beer lovers.
Photo via Instagram, sacraftcruiser
Take a day trip to visit natural springs and the beach
Texas has so much to offer water lovers. Hop in the car and take a day trip to visit a nearby natural spring or beach. Check out the best Texas beaches that you should spend time at this summer.
Photo via Instagram, kmeghan45
Read a great book and shop local for it
Read a great book this summer while enjoying the outdoors. Shop local for your novels at stores like The Twig Bookshop.
Photo via Instagram, historicpearl
Park and watch a movie at a drive-in theater
Pile in the car with your friends and family and catch a movie at a drive-in theater.
Photo via Instagram, _paymallen
Try new foods at a Texas food festival
This is a perfect bucket list item for foodies. Visit a Texas food festivals to try a specialty cuisine.
Photo via Instagram, culinariasa
Visit little Texas towns
Take a trip to look around quaint Texas towns. Window shop, eat at a local favorite, and explore what the littles towns have to offer.
Photo via Instagram, cammieavers
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Indulge in a frozen margarita or two
Summertime is all about enjoying yourself. So take the day off, and sip on that margarita you’ve been thinking about. Check out the 25 best places in SA to get your margarita fix!
Photo via Instagram, kburke555
Sing with friends at a karaoke night
Grab some friends (and a mic) and sing your heart out at a karaoke night.
Photo via Instagram, stephanie2019
Visit La Pulga (flea market) with family and friends
Shop around for some bargains, or just see what you can find at the flea markets around town.
Photo via Instagram, breyasaintjohn
Go shopping and hang out at Market Square
514 W. Commerce St., (210) 207-8600
Don’t forget to shop around, eat and enjoy the scenery of El Mercado this summer.
Photo via Instagram, abby_upindgymworkinonmyfitness
Visit a local roller rink on a themed night
Visit a local SA roller rink on a themed night for a fun flashback to another decade. Dressing up and skating around makes for a fun summer night.
Photo via Instagram, maddiesobol
Go kayaking on the San Antonio River
Head for the water with some friends for an adventurous day on the San Antonio river.
Photo via Instagram, oldgrimy
Chill out with a fancy paleta or loaded milkshake
Snack on a delicious and cold treat to combat the brutal Texas heat. Click here to see the best places in the 210 to cure your summertime sweet tooth.
Photo via Instagram, steelcitypopssanantonio
Explore nature trails around San Antonio
Grab your bike and explore some nature trails at one of San Antonio’s parks, like the Government Canyon State Natural Area.
Photo via Instagram, britanyelizabethh
Ride rollercoasters at a theme park
Pretend to be a kid again and hop on a rollercoaster for a classic summertime activity.
Photo via Instagram, pathetic_aesthetic._
Pack a picnic lunch and head outdoors
San Antonio has countless parks that create a perfect scenic backdrop for a picnic lunch. Check out the best places to have a picnic here.
Photo via Instagram, caroline_rose_farr
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Visit Painting with a Twist
1248 Austin Hwy., Suite 216, (210) 465-1319
Unleash your inner artist after a glass of wine or two. You’ll love painting and having a keepsake to take home.
Photo via Instagram, curvaceous_babe
Check out summer exhibits happening around town
Visiting local art studios is a great way to spend a leisurely summer day. Make sure to check out these nine upcoming exhibits.
Photo via Instagram, mcnayart
Listen to live, local music
Support SA musicians this summer by checking out some live, local concerts.
Photo via Instagram, puremilkclub
Catch a free flick with Slab Cinema
(210) 212-9373
Enjoy a throwback film with friends while lounging at one of San Antonio’s parks. Slab Cinema offers free movie showings several times a week. It’s a cheap way to have a fun night out.
Photo via Instagram, rtatums
Pretend you’re a tourist for a day and hang out on the Riverwalk
849 E. Commerce St., (210) 227-4262
Sometimes it can be fun to go revisit the San Antonio spots you’ve known forever. Check out the Riverwalk for a fun-filled and certified-touristy day.
Photo via Instagram, brittnee1089
Check out a culture festival
Checking out cultural festivals, like the Texas Folklife Festival, is one of the best ways to learn a little more about the different cultures that make up San Antonio. It’s also a guaranteed way to listen to great music, eat amazing food and see some beautiful artwork.
Photo via Instagram, 9001pros
Volunteer at the San Antonio Humane Society
4804 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 226-7461
Charity work and being around animals — a “win win.” Volunteering at the Humane Society will be a fun summertime activity that helps out the community.
Photo via Instagram, im_not_a_princess_im_khaleesi
Give yoga a try
Try out an outdoor yoga class for free through Mission Concepcion or Gentle Wellness. It makes for a healthy start to a summer day.
Photo via Instagram, mobileom
Spend time sipping wine at a local winery
Visit a San Antonio (or surrounding area) winery for a relaxing wine-filled day. You’ll love sipping on the local wines and taking a bottle home to enjoy later.
Photo via Instagram, cottonwoodwinetours
Try a DIY Project and craft house
Get crafty this summer and work on a DIY project at a local craft house.
Photo via Instagram, crafthousesa
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Cool off at San Pedro Springs Park Pool
1315 San Pedro Ave., (210) 207-8480
Take a dip in this one-time fresh-water pool. The San Pedro Springs, a San Antonio staple, is the perfect way to cool off and have some fun in the hot Texas heat.
Photo via Instagram, ilovetexasphoto
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