FREE things to do and see in San Antonio!

Photo of San Antonio's Japanese Tea Gardens.
Rock quarry turned garden oasis.

A 10-gallon cowboy hat tip to Colleen Pence, the mastermind behind San Antonio Mom Blogs, for giving me the idea of creating this list of free things to do and see in San Antonio from all of my San Antonio Tourist blog posts. Colleen has created a Free in San Antonio Pinterest page that you’ll want to check out.

Even though I was not a child of the Depression, my mother was, so I was raised looking for bargains. You can’t get much more frugal than FREE. San Antonio offers a wealth of free things to do and see for fun, like the gorgeous Japanese Tea Gardens pictured above. Do you have any other favorite freebies I should add? Please post a comment below. ¡Viva San Antonio!

Madison Square Park

Medina River Natural Area

Olmos Park and Olmos Sports Complex Park

Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto of the Southwest

Holy Redeemer Catholic Church

Museum Reach River of Lights

Crownridge Canyon Natural Area

Trinity University and Landa Library

St. Anthony de Padua Catholic Church

Salado Creek Greenway (McAllister Park to Lady Bird Johnson Park)

Salado Creek Greenway (Loop 410 to Lady Bird Johnson Park)

Phil Hardberger Park (east)

Phil Hardberger Park (west)

San Antonio River Walk Christmas Lights


Mission Reach Hike and Bike Trail (walking is free)

San Antonio Museum of Art (free on Tuesday afternoons)

McNay Art Museum (free on Thursday afternoons and First Sundays)

Japanese Tea Gardens (also known as the Sunken Gardens)

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