Things to Do in The San Antonio Area

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Kids line up for rope swings at the Blue Hole, a natural swimming hole surrounded by live oak and pecan trees and picnic tables. Read More

The front of this small, metal-roofed stone building is decorated with blue accents and a whimsical sign depicting two rows of yellow birds, creating a... Read More

The Tuscan-influenced tasting room at this Hill Country winery feels more like Italy than Texas with its stone walls, high ceiling, and exposed beams.... Read More

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There is arguably no better way to spend a hot summer Saturday than floating the Guadalupe or Comal Rivers. Rent inner tubes from companies such as... Read More

Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, and Arlo Guthrie are a few of the names that have graced the stage of this annual Hill Country music festival. Rod Kennedy... Read More

Head here for hands-on exhibits—throw on your hard hat for the Lend-a-Hand Ranch; zip up your astronaut gear for Destination Space—in... Read More

Despite its Spanish Colonial belfries and arches, the museum's strong suit is Impressionist and modern art (Van Gogh, Picasso, O'Keeffe, Pollock).... Read More

Ostrich, zebras and ibex come right up to your safari vehicle on this 400-acre ranch loaded with over 500 animal breeds, including 40 exotics. Look out... Read More

Animal fans will love this family-owned alpaca farm and yarn store. Here, kiddos can pet the soft-hoofed animals and learn about carding wool and weaving. Read More

Temple Wynne always had an affinity for pottery, decorations, art, and accessories so when she saw the need to restore an old building in Wimberley, the... Read More

A controversial enchilada-red design by Ricardo Legorreta. The library also holds a Botero sculpture and a mural by New Realist Jesse Treviño. Read More

Established in 1981 and housed in what was once the Lone Star Brewery Complex, the San Antonio Museum of Art boasts one of the largest collections of... Read More

Why It’s Cool: This granddaddy of river walks charms with four miles of cypress-lined cobble- and-flagstone paths along both sides of the narrow... Read More

A reverential tone is everywhere in the mission itself, from the trinkets in the gift shop to the admonitions on the wall asking visitors to keep their... Read More

Cookbook author Melissa Guerra stocks hard-to-find housewares from Central and South America and Mexico. Molinillos, hand-carved milk frothers from... Read More

Owner Ulli Johnston is known as the boot whisperer. Of the Wild West Store's more than 500 pairs of vintage boots, she claims to be able (with a... Read More

Come Thanksgiving and Christmas, this unassuming pie shop has a line out the door. Stop in during the off season for a slice of key lime, buttermilk, or... Read More

Daredevils can fly over limestone cliffs on one of 10 ziplines. You can also take a walking tour of the nature park-like grounds and learn about native... Read More

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