Lots of family fun

San Antonio’s Northeast neighborhood spans a broad area. That means lots of outdoor space. And lots of family fun. Historically, Comanche Lookout Park, the fourth highest point in Bexar County, was once used by Native Americans as a vantage point for warfare and hunting. Today, the space is a 96-acre park with picnic tables and 4.5 miles of walking trails for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy. Also, the Randolph Air Force Base – home to the 12th Flying Training Wing – lives on the Northeast Side. A neighborhood favorite, McAllister Park, boasts 1,000 acres, 15 miles of trails, 200 picnic tables, sports fields and a dog park. At Morgan’s Wonderland, a 25-acre fully accessible family fun park, everyone is invited to have fun fishing in the 8-acre lake and exploring all of the rides, playscapes and activities. Come explore what’s new.

Historical Significance

The northeast neighborhood is home to the fourth-highest point in Bexar County at an elevation of 1,340 feet, Comanche Lookout Park. In the past, Native Americans used this hill as a vantage point for warfare and hunting. Also, the hill was also a prominent landmark for travelers in the 18th and 19th centuries, as part of the Camino Real extended into this area.

Neighborhood Favorites

Get outdoors for a hike, bike or afternoon picnic with your kids and dogs at McAllister Park. Catch a live quarter horse race on summer weekends or a crawfish boil in the spring at Retama Park in Selma. Or, hit the tee box at Windcrest Golf Club, a nine-hole, par 68 course with more than 4,800 yards of tree-lined fairways. For family fun – on the land and in the water – visit Morgan’s Wonderland, a 25-acre fully accessible family fun park for those with and without special needs, and its new water park, Morgan’s Inspiration Island. Shop like a local at Cavender’s Boot City, then two-step the evening away at Cowboys Dance Hall. Explore Bracken Village for unique finds in restored historic structures of the Wiederstein-Burkhardt farmstead. For train enthusiasts, check out the Texas Transportation Museum, which features the largest public “G” gauge, or garden scale, outdoor railroad in Texas. When hunger strikes, visit local favorite Big Bib BBQ for a taste of the Hill Country. For families with active kids, visit MoMak’s Backyard Malts & Burgers for great food and plenty of play space, think 10,000 square feet of turf and a tree house. Beer & spirit enthusiasts will love Ranger Creek Brewing and Distillery; take a tour every Saturday afternoon for tastings of local beer and whiskey, and samples of unique beer cocktails.

Browse hotels on the Northeast side of town for easy access to area attractions, restaurants and shopping. Or, stay in the bustling downtown district or nearby Alamo Heights neighborhood for additional hotel and bed and breakfast options that are convenient, affodable and family-friendly.

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When it comes to food, this neighborhood has it all. Check out MoMak’s for burgers and a huge outdoor play area for kids. For authentic Mexican food and fantastic margaritas, try Los Ventanas – sit out on the patio and enjoy live mariachi music. Take a tour of the Ranger Creek Brewery, then grab a brew and bite on site.

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Try boots on for size at Cavender’s Boot City. Then, take those new boots two-stepping at Cowboys Dance Hall for live Texas Country shows. For family fun, consider Morgan’s Wonderland and their newest attraction, Inspiration Island. Take an outdoor adventure at McAllister Park or catch a horse race at Retama Park. Or, play a round of gold at TPC San Antonio, home to the Valero Texas Open.

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