As the days warm into Texas spring, enjoy family time outdoors–or at least outside the norm–with these great San Antonio experiences.

Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park

Featuring a splash pad, climbing structures, sand play area, and giant chess and checkers, Yanaguana Garden is designed for families to enjoy the outdoors. Bring a picnic and stay all day, since this park’s activities please everyone from young to old. Bonus–the family dog is welcome, too!

Stars & Stripes Drive-In

Go old school with this drive-in movie theater just up the road in New Braunfels. Open nightly at 6:30 with double features beginning around 8, you can let the kids enjoy the playground, a picnic supper, and then snuggle under the stars for the show.

Feed the Giraffes at the San Antonio Zoo

This family friendly destination is always sure to please. Feed the giraffes lettuce leaves from a platform specially constructed for viewing, then your family can also enjoy meeting the lion family of five up close in their new enclosure. Don’t miss the baby jaguars and the fun farm for interactions! While there, take a ride on the San Antonio Zoo Eagle. This historic train that makes stops at other great destinations such as the Japanese Tea Garden, Witte Museum, and Kiddie Park.

Fish San Antonio 

There are plenty of great places to recreation fish in San Antonio. Some require a Texas Fishing Permit, so know before you go! Check out Breckenridge Park, or get a day pass and fish both Braunig and Calaveras Lake for large mouth bass. Converse North Park City Lake is stocked annually, as is Lakeside Park on the east side. For a natural experience, enjoy Medina River Natural Area, a 511 acre ready for fishing or biking.

Visit The Alamo

It’s San Antonio’s most visited park, so get there before the crowds of summer. Enjoy the spring weather and a piece of Texas history any day for free.

Splash a Little (or a lot!)

The San Antonio Mom Blog has the most comprehensive list of waterparks and splash pads available. Try out a new park or frequent a favorite. No matter where you go, you’re sure to cool off and have a good time.

Pick Some Strawberries

In addition to pick your own farms, Don’t miss the annual Poteet Strawberry Festival, April 13-15, 2018. With live music and plenty of activities–including the strawberries–this is worth the day trip.

Tell us–what’s your family up to in San Antonio this spring?