6 Budget-Friendly Ways to Experience San Antonio this Summer

Summer is hot breeding ground for creativity—staying entertained and finding the perfect backyard adventures are just a couple ways to flex those muscles. The more our city expands, the more we look to easy entertainment like amusement parks, chain restaurants, and movie theaters, but did you know that historical San Antonio serves up some unique fun? Here are some fresh ideas for enjoying yourself and staying local.

445 N Main Ave
Ever wonder what the creative process looks like? ArtPace, a self-proclaimed creative laboratory, is an artist residency that invites us to take a look inside creativity with artist lectures and events. Check out the SAFilm Rooftop Cinema Club kicking off movies under the stars on May 16!

Art Pace
Hot Wells of Bexar County
5503 S Presa St
The once famous bathhouse where the likes of Teddy Roosevelt and Charlie Chaplin got their R&R has recently been stabilized and given a facelift. Walk the new park grounds and then check out the portal to the Mission Reach of the San Antonio River.

Victoria’s Black Swan Inn
1006 Holbrook Rd

Sitting on the site of the 1842 Battle of Salado, Victoria’s Black Swan Inn has a haunted past that will make the hairs on your neck stand at attention. If you’re a chicken and would rather visit this historic inn in the light of the day, try the family-friendly weekend artisan markets. But if you’re the type that loves to sit through paranormal activity with your eyes wide open, check out the Overnight Ghost Hunt & Campout on May 25.

Medina River Natural Area
15890 TX-16
Feeling restless and ready to go exploring? Medina River Natural Area gives you an opportunity for hiking, cycling, and mountain biking! Enjoy over 500 acres of the great outdoors, including a portion of the historic El Camino Real wagon trail.

Astronomy in the Park
Raymond Rimkus Park
6440 Evers Rd
What’s more exciting than reaching for the stars and learning about the cosmos? Join the San Antonio Astronomical Association (SAAA) Wednesday evenings for its weekly exploration event, weather permitting. SAAA sets up multiple telescopes in the park so you can have the best view of the night sky!


 Grab one of our Stars at Night tees to wear while gazing at the heavens at Astronomy in the Park!

    SA Live at Market Square
    Market Square
    107 S Concho St
    Have you always felt you missed your calling as a television star? Well, there’s still a chance to make your dreams come true by signing up for a chance to feature your talent, promote your business, or talk about a local event you'll be a part of on KSAT 12's SA Live! Share a bit of what our community is all about with the rest of the city!

    Matt on SA Live, 2018
     Matt talking about the brand on SA Live, 2018



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