The springtime often brings the most ideal temperatures to San Antonio, with a good mix of cool and comfy weather. This means that it’s truly a pleasant time to explore the various destinations San Antonio has to offer without breaking a sweat. Whether it’s a fun time at the amusement park or a slower-paced fun around the museums, there is something for you to do. Here are our must-do springtime activities in San Antonio that we know visitors and locals alike will enjoy.
Indoor Springtime Activities in San Antonio for the WIN!
📸: Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Springtime is probably the best time to enjoy a day trip to one of the biggest amusement parks in San Antonio. This is a great option to do with a group of friends, family, or on a date. Whether you are a spinning rides type of person, a water rides guy or an adrenaline junkie, there’s a little bit of something for everyone in the group to enjoy. This year, there are two new rides to grab a breeze on this year, Dr Diabolicals Cliffhanger ride and the Family Racing coaster. Before the seats get a little too hot and the lines a little too long, grab a ticket to a day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
📍17000 W I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257
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Hiking in the springtime just hits a little differently. Eisenhower Park is one of the city-owned parks that are perfect for hikers of all levels. They have paved, unpaved, and definitely off-the-beaten trail pathways for every skill level to enjoy. This is also a pet-friendly trail, so your furry companions can take on the challenge with you. Eisenhower Park also connects to the Greenway Trails, which is the main trail that connects different parks to the entire city. So if you want to start your day at Eisenhower Park and walk around the city on the trail, that’s an option too. But remember, whether it’s 100 degrees or 70 degrees, stay hydrated!
📍19399 NW Military Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78257
📸: San Antonio Zoo
Almost all animals love springtime and become more playful and active during these few months. Seeing the animals come out of their nests and caves and monkeying around, make it one of our top springtime activities in San Antonio. Plus, the baby animals are all fresh and cute to see. The San Antonio Zoo sits on over 50 acres of land and is home to over 750 different species. This is a great place to get some steps in, snap pictures of the animals and enjoy the cool weather. The zoo is also the perfect place for the whole family or a fun date.
📍3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
📸: Traders Village
Traders Village is a perfect springtime activity to do. It’s outdoors, it’s shopping, it’s carnival rides, it’s a petting zoo and so much more! Traders Village features over 1,000 vendors, selling anything and everything from outdoor decor to turkey legs. Then there are the high-flying midway rides for the kids or the kid-at-heart can enjoy. Traders Village is open on the weekends with a bit here and there for everyone in the crew.
📍9333 SW Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78242
📸: Chicken N Pickle
Pickleball has rose in popularity the last couple of years and is one of those springtime activities that hits different in cooler weather. Chicken N Pickle is an indoor/outdoor family entertainment complex, complete with a casual restaurant, sports bar, and of course, pickleball courts. You can reserve your court ahead of time, and if you don’t know how to play, don’t worry, there all staff is ready to help you figure out the pickleball ways.
📍5215 UTSA Boulevard, San Antonio, TX 78249
Below are some of the bigger springtime events we recommend. For more events throughout the year, check out our weekend guide and events tab on our website.
📸: Fiesta! San Antonio
It’s not springtime in San Antonio if there isn’t Fiesta! Fiesta San Antonio has evolved from being a parade-only event to honor the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto to something more cultural and city-wide for locals and tourists to enjoy. This huge, multi-day and multi-faceted event incorporates dance performances, parades, food festivals, and charity events, for two weeks throughout the entirety of the city. The best part about Fiesta is that all the profits from Fiesta go back towards our community. This is one of the must-do springtime activities in San Antonio.
Fiesta 2023 Dates: April 20, 2023 – April 30, 2023
📍Various Event Locations
📸: Poteet Strawberry Festival
This festival may be a little out of the city limits, but it’s a fun time for the whole family and worth a little drive. This 3-day local event is a great way to get a taste of south Texas farm culture. At the festival, you can expect a carnival full of rides for all ages, different types of entertainers, games, a petting zoo, and of course plenty of strawberries. Strawberry pies, strawberry cake, strawberry funnel cake, if you know of a strawberry lover, this is the place to go.
Poteet Strawberry Festival 2023 Dates: April 14, 15, 16
📍9199 N State Hwy 16 Poteet, TX 78065
📸: L’Étape San Antonio
This is a newer springtime event in the city that’s quickly gained a lot of traction. L’Étape San Antonio offers a 100-mile, 60-mile, and 25-mile race options for you to compete in. If you want something that’s not as competitive or long, they have a family race and kids races to enjoy. The races begin and end in Northwest San Antonio as cyclists ride through the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
L’Étape San Antonio 2023 Dates: April 16
📍Texas Hill Country
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