When you need a place to clear your head and commune with some koi, head over to San Antonio’s Sunken Gardens, officially named the San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens.
The gardens are just down the road from the San Antonio Zoo in Brackenridge Park, so you can make your visit a two-for-one (garden/zoo), three-for-one (garden/zoo/miniature train) or four-for-one (garden/zoo/miniature train/park) adventure. Notice, however, that the gardens are a given. Don’t miss them! They have quite an interesting history. Plus, you won’t have to shell out any dinero. Admission to the gardens is free. Click on the photos below to enlarge.
Sunken Gardens, 3853 N. St. Mary’s, is open from dawn until dusk. Call (210) 207-3053 for more information. If you plan it just right, you can pick up a pulled-pork sandwich ($4.99) at Augie’s Barbed Wire Smokehouse, 3709 N. St. Mary’s, to enjoy before, after or during your visit to the gardens.
If BBQ doesn’t suit you, Demo’s Greek Food at 2501 N. St. Mary’s isn’t far away.