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

Guadalupe River State Park
3350 Park Rd 31, Spring Branch, (830) 438-2656, tpwd.texas.gov
On certain sections of the 13 miles of trails at Guadalupe River State Park, located west of 281 in Spring Branch, you can even ride your horse! If you want a rougher terrain, try the lesser-traveled Bauer Unit.
Photo via Instagram / lesliercsmith
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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.
Photo via Instagram / rob41380
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Where to find San Antonio's coolest murals and outdoor public art

You don't have to go to a museum to get your fill of art in San Antonio. The city is rich in…

By San Antonio Current Staff

And yet, we bloom
Corner of E. Houston and Navarro streets
Artist: Kat Cadena
This work by artist Kat Cadena was voted Best Mural in the Current's 2020 Best of San Antonio Issue.
Photo via Instagram / kat.cadena
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25 Texas parks to see fall colors that are worth a road trip from San Antonio

"Texas" and "fall colors," in the same sentence? Yeah, we know, it sounds hard to believe. While we typically don't get the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Lost Maples State Natural Area
37221 FM 187, Vanderpool, (830) 966-3413, tpwd.texas.gov
If you’re a sucker for fall foliage, Lost Maples is a must-visit – especially if you don’t want to go too far from home. This natural area is perfect for hiking, so grab your camera and let the views here take your breath away.
Photo via Instagram / lady_daphne_usvc
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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.
Photo via Instagram / heathertakesontexas
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20 outdoor activities in San Antonio for your spring bucket list

The sun's warming up, school's winding down and summer is just around the bend. This is the time of year that San…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Practice your photography skills at the Japanese Tea Garden 3853 N St Mary's St., (210) 207-7275, sanantonio.gov Bring your camera to the Japanese Tea Garden and put your amateur photography skills to the test, capturing images of numerous tropical and native plants, koi ponds and a 60-foot waterfall. Take a break from the camera and head to the Jingu House Café for a bento box and a blooming tea pot.             Photo via Instagram / texascountrypups
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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. 
Photo Courtesy of Stars and Stripes Drive-In Theater
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18 unbeatable Texas spots perfect for rock-climbing and bouldering

If you seek adventure, you may or may not have tried your hand at bouldering – or maybe even rock-climbing. Whether you…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Pace Bend Park
Distance from SA: 2 hours
2011 Pace Bend Road N, Spicewood, (512) 264-1482, parks.traviscountytx.gov
True outdoorsmen will have lots of fun here, but make it a point to climb a bit. Water bouldering is the name of the game here as the beautiful cliffs overlook Lake Travis. Just come back to SA safe and sound, that’s all we ask of you.
Photo via Instagram / jayce.parkey
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20 outdoor activities in and around San Antonio to experience before summer ends

It might always feel like summer in Texas because of the scorching temperatures, but let's be honest: the carefree summer days are…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Catch a San Antonio Missions game
5757 US-90, milb.com
With just a few games remaining through early September, you’ll definitely want to go out to the ballpark. Tickets are super cheap, meaning you’ll be able to take the entire family or crew for a reasonable price. Plus, nights here are equally entertaining and memorable.
Photo via Instagram / anncrystal714
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20 Beautiful and Secluded Texas Beaches Worth a Weekend Road Trip

It's beach weather right now. But who wants to end up on an overcrowded stretch of sand with someone blaring their radio…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Alisa Pierce

High Island
Bolivar Peninsula, Galveston County, houstonaudubon.org
High Island’s beaches stretch from Texas to Louisiana, giving East Texans hundreds of miles of secluded coastline to enjoy. Coarse sand peppered with colorful shells lie undisturbed as spring breakers and summer visitors head to better-known areas. Four nearby bird sanctuaries offer migrating herons a rest while allowing visitors to take a break from the water to view the wildlife.
Photo via Instagram / Johnny.mauldin
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20 Texas fishing spots worth the weekend road trip

Sometimes, a little time on the water is all you need. So, grab your fishing pole and treat yourself to a fishing…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fischer Park
1935 Hilltop Summit Rd, New Braunfels, (830) 221-4378, nbtexas.org
Fischer Park has two fishing ponds which are stocked annually with channel catfish. Visitors 17 or older must provide a fishing license and may use no more than two poles while fishing.
Photo via Instagram / nbtexasphotos
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