Brackenridge Park is free and open 5 a.m.-11 p.m. every day.
Some attractions require tickets. Click below for details.
3853 N. St. Mary’s St.
An ornamental garden featuring a waterfall, pagoda, and walking trails. Free. Open daily from dawn to dusk. Wheelchair accessible. Jingu House Cafe is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and serves sandwiches, salads, Asian dishes, and a variety of teas. For more information, go to saparksfoundation.org/japanese-tea-garden.
3801 Broadway St.
Features historic artifacts and photographs, Texas art, dinosaur exhibit, cave drawings, Texas wildlife dioramas, and nationally acclaimed traveling exhibits. Admission: $14 adults, $13 adults 65+, $10 children 4-11, free children 3 and younger. Open year-round except for Easter, the third Monday in October, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day. Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Complimentary wheelchairs available on request.For more information, go wittemuseum.org.
Offers a variety of classes and programs. Special events and holiday celebrations occur frequently. Open 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday. Annual fee: $7 adults 60+, $15 adults 18-59. Open to the public. Call for more information.
3875 N. St. Mary’s St.
A historic open-air amphitheater used for concerts and food festivals that are open to the public, co-sponsored by the City of San Antonio. Some events are free, and some are ticketed.
Brackenridge Park is home to several species of migrating birds. The areas near the Joske Pavilion and Avenue A are favorite bird-watching areas in the park.
A playground is located near the Lions Field Community Center. The playground near the Joske Pavilion has been closed by the City until further notice. Dogs are not allowed in City-owned playgrounds.
Dogs are welcome in the Park, except in the playgrounds. Dogs must be on a leash at all times. Brackenridge Park does not have a dog park.
Fishing is allowed in the Park, but a fishing license is required.
Swimming, scooters, horses, geocaching, metal detecting, concessions (except with a permit), alcohol consumption (except in the Koehler Pavilion with a permit), and overnight camping (except during Easter weekend per City order).
Parking is free in the Park. There are many designated wheelchair accessible parking spaces and ramps. Free parking is also available at two parking garages, one located on Avenue B (near the Witte) and another on Tuleta Drive (near the zoo). A surface parking lot is available on N. St. Mary’s Street near the Japanese Tea Garden.
Headwaters Sanctuary, free
4503 Broadway, headwaters-iw.org
Artesian spring on 53-acre heritage land of the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word.
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Pl., sabot.org
$15 ages 14+, $13 military & students w/ID, $12 ages 3-13, free under 3. Wheelchairs available on request. 38-acre living museum of native and imported plants.
2800 Broadway, thedoseum.org
$14. Exhibits and programs that invite discovery.
McNay Art Museum
6000 N. New Braunfels, mcnayart.org
$20 ages 20-64, $15 ages 65+ and college student (w/ID), $10 ages 13-19, free under 13. Collection of more than 22,000 works of art.
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W. Jones Ave., samuseum.org
$20 ages 19+, $17 senior; $12 military and students, $10 ages 13-18; free under 13. Collection spanning 5,000 years of art and culture.
One Trinity Pl., trinity.edu
World-class lectures, theater, art galleries, Parker Chapel and garden, Murchison Tower.
University of the Incarnate Word
4301 Broadway, uiw.edu
Sacred spaces such as St. Brigid’s Oak and Lourdes Grotto, concerts, cultural events, holiday lights.
Fort Sam Houston Museum, free
1405 E. Grayson
Located in the historic Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle, tells the story of the post since 1845, clock tower, home to peafowl and deer. Enter on Walters Street.
Cathedral Park, free
111 Torcido Dr.
Meandering paths, fountains, benches for quiet meditation and relaxation.