For a mix of sunshine, mild temperatures, and exciting outdoor activities, consider a trip to San Antonio between March and mid-May. Here's our ultimate guide to enjoying the great outdoors in the Alamo City:

Skyline above natural vegetation
Photo by Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

Take a Hike

  • Enchanted Rock State Natural Area: Embark on a day trip to Enchanted Rock, where you can hike up the majestic granite dome for stunning panoramic views of the Texas Hill Country. The area offers several hiking trails of varying difficulty levels, perfect for beginners and experienced hikers alike.
  • Government Canyon State Natural Area: Explore the rugged beauty of Government Canyon, home to over 40 miles of hiking and biking trails. As you traverse the area, look for rare and endangered species, such as the golden-cheeked warbler, and enjoy the serene natural surroundings.
  • Phil Hardberger Park & Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge: Phil Hardberger Park provides miles of trails and picnic areas for a day of family fun. Walk across the innovative Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge, which connects the east and west sides of the park and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscapes and get up close with wildlife.
Winding river surrounded by trees
Photo by Casey Dunn | Courtesy of San Antonio River Foundation

Experience the San Antonio River Walk

  • Bike Ride Mission Reach: Take a leisurely bike ride along the Mission Reach, an 8-mile stretch of the San Antonio River lined with picturesque views and historic missions. Stop along the way to learn about the rich history of these Spanish colonial sites.
  • Learn about Texas Native Habitats at Confluence Park: Confluence Park is an educational hub offering insight into the local environment and Texas native habitats. The park features trails, gardens, and interactive exhibits focusing on the river's ecology and sustainable practices.
  • Kayak at the Museum Reach: Paddle your way through the Museum Reach, a vibrant part of the San Antonio River Walk, where you can take in the sights of public art installations and beautifully landscaped areas from a unique perspective.


Group of people inside dimly lit cave
Photo by Natural Bridge Caverns

Immerse Yourself into Nature and Natural Wonders

  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch: Take a safari-style drive through Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch to see exotic animals in open-range habitats. It's a fantastic way to get up close with species worldwide while staying in your own vehicle.
  • Natural Bridge Caverns: Explore the awe-inspiring underground world of Natural Bridge Caverns, one of the largest caverns in the country. The guided tours offer a chance to marvel at the impressive rock formations and learn about the cave's history and geology.
  • Rancho Cortez: Experience a taste of the Texas Hill Country lifestyle at Rancho Cortez, where you can enjoy activities such as horseback riding, hiking, and campfires. It's a perfect way to immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the region.


Lush flowers in distance
Photo by San Antonio Botanical Garden

Visit Our Outdoor Attractions

  • San Antonio Botanical Garden: This stunning 38-acre oasis features a wide variety of plants from different climates and regions. Stroll through themed gardens, enjoy beautiful sculptures, and visit the conservatory for an immersive experience of plant diversity.
  • Japanese Tea Garden: Nestled within Brackenridge Park, the Japanese Tea Garden is a tranquil escape with koi ponds, stone bridges, and lush landscaping. Wander the paths to find peace and serenity among the flowers and bamboo groves.
  • San Pedro Creek Culture Park: San Pedro Creek Culture Park combines nature with art and history, offering a serene space with lush landscapes and cultural installations. Follow the creek's path and discover the vibrant murals and sculptures that tell the story of San Antonio's rich heritage.