San Antonio, TX

5 Fun Activities in San Antonio You Can Do For Free

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San Antonio is one of the few metropolitan cities where you can still have a great time on a slim budget and sometimes, even no budget at all. Get ready to explore this Texan city where diverse cultures come together to give it the rich personality it’s known for.

The following list of free activities is just enough to improve the quality of your free time! Enjoy!

Japanese Tea Garden
The Japanese Tea Garden.Having Fun in the Texas Sun/Pinterest

The Japanese Tea Garden is open for visitors 365 days a year. Inside, you will find beautiful blooming flowers, a gorgeous drum bridge, a historic pagoda, a Zen garden and so much more. This is the perfect place to go for a romantic walk, family trip, or photoshoot. You’ll be amazed with everything this garden has to offer with no additional cost to you. Check out their website and make reservations here.

Slab Cinema Outdoor Movies
Slab Cinema Outdoor Movies.Slab Cinema/Pinterest

The Slab Cinema provides free movie watching experiences on multiple locations all over the city of San Antonio, several times a month. They opened in 2004 and people love it.

They are also available for private parties. You can rent for any movie here.

Market Square
Market Square. Christy Ash/Unsplash

The Historic Market Square is where the culture of San Antonio comes alive. Almost every weekend the Market Square is filled with delicious food, live entertainment and unique multi-cultural merchandise. Here, on their website, you can find all about the upcoming event, so check it out!

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
The Battleground of Mission Concepción now as a place of worship and viewing. LeVan Smith III/Unsplash

This Historical Park is filled with amazing architecture that remains almost as it was nearly 300 years ago. It is family friendly and extremely educational. So, take your bike and enjoy!

You can make a gift or a donation directly to the National Park Service to benefit San Antonio Missions National Historical Park here.

Headwaters Sanctuary

Located on 4503 Broadway St., the 53-acre nature sanctuary is home to the Blue Hole, the source spring of the San Antonio River. Here you can enjoy nature in its pristine state as you weave through the sanctuary’s trails and learn about San Antonio’s native plants and animals through exploration and interpretive signs along the way.

Since they are a nonprofit Earth care ministry, you can support them in few ways. Just click here.

What is your opinion on these free activities that San Antonio offers?

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