We’re saying “goodbye” to summer and “hello” to fall. There’s no better time to plan your San Antonio fall getaway than now. With cooler temperatures on the horizon, the Alamo City comes alive in the autumn months. Let’s dive into why a fall getaway to San Antonio is a must!
DON’T PASS ON PEARL
At the start of autumn, the Historic Pearl comes alive with outdoor markets, live performances, and beautiful artwork. Currently displayed throughout Pearl are calaveras and alebrijes celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month and the upcoming Día de los Muertos festivities. After some seasonal shopping, take a short walk along the Museum Reach portion of the River Walk over to Elsewhere Garden Bar & Kitchen to enjoy the weekend happenings. On your way, look for two breathtaking public art installations, F.I.S.H. and The Grotto.
BYE BYE BIRDIE
Did you know that fall is a prime bird-watching season in San Antonio? Lucky for you, you can tune into nature at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center, a birding hotspot, to spot migratory birds and local species. Get the whole experience by booking a Sunday morning guided bird tour. But if an evening on the green is more your speed, trade birds for birdies. Tee off at one of the many golf courses in the 210, including The Quarry Golf Course and the Alamo City Golf Trail.
RIVER WALK BLISS
The iconic San Antonio River Walk is a treat in any season, but fall adds a layer of charm. As you meander along the riverbanks, you’ll be surrounded by trees dressed in their fall finest. Grab a seat at a riverside restaurant and enjoy a delicious meal while enjoying the picturesque scenery and cooler weather. If you’re visiting the last weekend in October, get your tickets to the Day of the Dead San Antonio River Parade!
VISIT OUR HISTORIC MISSIONS
Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site (the only one in Texas!), San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is free and open to the public and a great way to immerse yourself in the city’s rich history.
Travel between the four Catholic missions – Concepción, San José, San Juan, and Espada – on foot, hiking, or biking along the Mission Reach portion of the River Walk. Close your quest by heading to the fifth mission, the world-renowned Alamo in downtown San Antonio.
GET THAT FALL FEELING
Crispy leaves, warm coffee, pumpkin pie. There’s no doubt that these give us that fall feeling. But don’t discount these weekend activities for the autumn season, starting with an evening of unforgettable music and fun at 1902. Or kick off your weekend early and plan to visit the San Antonio Museum of Art to check out their latest exhibit, American Made: Paintings and Sculpture from the DeMell Jacobsen Collection.
Lastly, visit the San Antonio Pumpkin Festival, featuring the world’s largest bouncy pumpkin.
SPEND A FALL WEEKEND IN BEAUTIFUL SAN ANTONIO
So, what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, round up your loved ones, and head to San Antonio for a memorable fall weekend getaway. With plenty to do in the Alamo City, don’t wait to plan your trip. See a complete list of all fall events and continue building your perfect fall itinerary!