Spring is in full bloom, and here in Texas, we only have a small window before the comfortable spring temps are replaced with the heat of summer. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite family-friendly activities in San Antonio for you to take advantage of this spring.

Visit a Nature Preserve

Spend a family day immersed in nature at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. Explore the landscape at your own pace and enjoy a lazy picnic lunch by the water, sign up for a birding tour, or participate in one of the many scheduled events this spring. Regardless of how you spend your time, your family is sure to leave Lake Mitchell feeling closer to nature.

Explore the Caverns

Discovered in 1960 by a group of college students, Natural Bridge Caverns offers modern explorers a variety of adventures. Budding geologists will enjoy exploring the rare cavern formations below ground, while the thrill seekers can test their limits above ground on the zip lines. Our favorite part about Natural Bridge Caverns? They offer activities for every age– from the Sky Tykes ropes course for toddlers and young kids, to the Canopy Explorer Ropes Course for teens and adults. The options are endless!

Local Farmers Markets and Festivals

Farmers markets provide the perfect way to mix mundane (hello, weekly grocery shopping) with fun. Instead of hitting the major grocery chain, challenge your family to support local vendors by shopping local for the week. With so many farmers markets in the area, you’re sure to find one in your neighborhood that will also offer plenty of activities for the kids.
Celebrate local culture and creativity at one of the many local family-friendly festivals. Some of our favorites include the Monarch Fest March 23-24, Fiesta San Antonio April 18-28, and Kids Fest on April 20.

What are your favorite ways to celebrate spring around San Antonio? We’d love to hear!