Lunch in the Park

Forget eating lunch at a desk or in a breakroom. Forget about the hustle and bustle of finding some quick grub to chow down during that all-too-short lunch hour. Instead, pack a lunch and escape the workday in one of San Antonio's endless number of parks. There's no way to do justice to them all here, so we chose a handful of popular spots to suggest — starting with the newest edition: Yanaguana Garden (434 S. Alamo St.). This gem opened late last year, and is part of the Hemisfair Park revitalization. For Downtown workers, this is a great spot to escape for a quick lunch. Just north of Downtown, find lunchtime relief at the second oldest park in the United States at San Pedro Springs Park (1315 San Pedro Ave.). Another great spot that's just north of Downtown is Brackenridge Park (3910 N. St. Mary's St.), where serenity seekers can visit the Japanese Tea Garden for a post-sandwich walk. If the goal is to bring the whole family out for lunch, and maybe even grill a little, visit Orsinger County Park (2230 Huebner Road) on the Northwest Side where there's plenty for the kiddos to stay busy with after a nice lunch under sunny Texas skies.

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