24 San Antonio-area parks and greenways perfect for hiking and biking

There's nothing more refreshing than a jaunt outdoors. Whether you're seeking a rugged hike, a mountain bike adventure or just want to take…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Mission Reach
sariverauthority.org
Mission Reach is a popular destination for kayakers, pedestrians and bikers alike. Because a lot of the trail is located a fair distance from the road, it’s a good place for people who aren’t experienced with riding near or on the street, and it's plenty walkable, too. The route is more scenic than challenging anyway, so if you’re into rough and tough terrain and heart-pumping inclines on an isolated path in nature, Mission Reach probably isn’t for you. If you’re into paved paths and mostly gentle slopes with a beautiful view of the historic missions, you’ll love the Mission Reach.
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25 hidden gem parks in San Antonio everyone should visit

When it comes to parks, San Antonio has more to offer than San Pedro Springs, Brackenridge and Phil Hardberger. Indeed, the city…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Crownridge Canyon Park
7222 Luskey Blvd, (210) 207-5320, sanantonio.gov
If tranquil parks are your thing, you’ll be living your best life at Crownridge Canyon. This open space features paved and natural walking trails, but also desert-like scenery if you can believe it. Come and experience this wonder for yourself.
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22 fall date ideas in San Antonio that are actually good

You don't have to wait for the winter holidays to go on super-cute dates. Between the cooling temperatures, many autumn festivals and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hit up some Halloween parties
If y’all are one of those couples that waits all year for Halloween, you better make all the Halloween happenings part of your date night plans. From drinking events to costume contests and something tailoring to pretty much every aspect of the eerie holiday, there’s something for everyone.
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25 beautiful San Antonio-area parks to visit this fall

As longtime Texans, we know better than to declare that the hot days are over for the year, but it's looking like…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Crownridge Canyon Natural Area
7222 Luskey Blvd, (210) 207-5320, fosana.org
Crownridge Canyon has around 200 acres and has a variety of hiking terrain — from level 1 ADA-accessible trails all the way up to level 4 difficulties. If you’re into birding, it’s also a pretty cool spot since the golden cheeked warbler nests there.
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23 gorgeous state parks within driving distance of San Antonio

What better time than now to hop in the car and travel to one of Texas' many state parks to enjoy the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Lockhart State Park
2012 State Park Rd, (512) 398-3479, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/lockhart
Just a day trip from both Austin and San Antonio, a unique feature of this park is its historic golf course. It has the other classic amenities, too, like fishing, summer swimming and camping.
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22 beautiful places to hike and bike in and around San Antonio

There's no better way to enjoy beautiful weather than by hitting the trails, so we rounded up some of the most gorgeous…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Olmos Basin Greenway
sanantonio.gov
The Olmos Basin Greenway Trail runs between Jones-Maltsberger Road and Devine Road and is about a mile or so long. Because of the mature trees in Olmos Basin Park, the greenway trails are almost entirely shaded, offering relief from the hot Texas sun on sweltering days. If you decide to go during the summer, or let’s be real, any other season in Texas, the shade doesn’t necessarily mean that it’ll be cool. Luckily, it runs along Olmos Creek.
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20 bucket list activities to do in San Antonio before summer is over

Summer is here. It's time to enjoy the warm weather and the kids being free from school. Check out this bucket list…

By San Antonio Current Staff

See an Outdoor Movie
Seeing a flick through the windshield of your car or in a socially distanced outdoor space is a great way to lose yourself for a couple of hours. Look for the offerings at Fiesta Texas and those from Slab Cinema, or work a road trip into the deal and head to the Stars & Stripes Drive-In in New Braunfels. 
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Where to Hike In and Around San Antonio Before It Gets Unbearably Hot Outside

It's inevitable – it'll be 100+ degrees outside in a matter of months, maybe sooner. Quick, while there's still time, take a…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Gabriella Pawelek

Pace Bend Park
2011 Pace Bend Rd N, (512) 264-1482, parks.traviscountytx.gov
Located on Lake Travis near the northwest side of Austin, Pace Bend Park boasts more than nine miles of prime shoreline location. Incredible views are included, of course, in the admission cost.
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20 Cheap (And Good) Summer Date Ideas for the Broke San Antonian

Date night can be hard to plan for, especially when trying to keep a tight budget. Don't worry too much though, because…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Alisa Pierce

Go thrift shopping at Boysville Auxiliary Thrift Store
307 W Olmos Dr., (210) 826-2195, boysvilletexas.org
Not only will you and bae be able to score cheap, but quality items, you'll also be giving back in the process. This thrift spot gives back to children/youth in crisis (emotional, physical, or sexual abuse) by providing food, shelter, medical services and clothing.
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The 25 Most Beautiful Trails to Hike or Bike Within Driving Distance of San Antonio

Whether you're an amateur hiker, experienced biker or just like a leisurely stroll on a scenic trail, we've picked out some of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Enchanted Rock
16710 Ranch Rd 965, Fredericksburg, (830) 685-3636, tpwd.texas.gov
Nearly 11 miles of trails lets you experience enviable views that are well-worth the hike. You’ll be able to experience them all (we know you’ll visit plenty of times),but start with the Summit Trail for 360 degree views of the park – from 1823 ft. in the air!
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The 20 Best Spots for Stargazing Near San Antonio

Whether it’s on a weekend camping trip just for the sake of pointing out the Big Dipper in the night’s sky, stargazing…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fort McKavett Historic Site
    7066 FM 864, Fort McKavett, thc.texas.gov/historic-sites/fort-mckavett-state-historic-site
    If you’re a history buff and astronomy lover, Fort McKavett is almost too good to be true. Tour the 150-year-old remains during daylight, then be in awe of the wonders of the night sky for the perfect daytrip.
    Photo via Instagram, jasonweingart
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20 Hiking Spots Every San Antonian Should Experience

Is the adventurer in you looking for some new terrain? Here's 20 of the best hiking spots near San Antonio that will…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Enchanted Rock
    
    Possibly one of the best known hiking spots, Enchanted Rock is also a promising site for backpacking, rock climbing and mountain biking.   http://bit.ly/1vgI7di
    Photo courtesy of Texas Parks & Wildlife
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