20 Fun Things to Do in San Antonio for $10 or Less 

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From art galleries, to delicious treats to the best to roam out doors, here are 20 fun things to do in San Antonio on the cheap.
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Go to a community pool
Multiple locations, sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec/Parks
So many pools to cool off at for free, San Pedro pool is just one of the most famous locations. Have fun and don’t forget the sunscreen.
Photo via Instagram sergio.chapa
Go to a frutaria
Multiple Locations, lasnievesfruitcupssa.com
This one is a given, you can get a surplus of fresh snacks for the same price as a Starbucks refresher.
Photo via Instagram margaritaswithlizet
First Friday
Multiple locations, visitsanantonio.com
Checkout some of the newest local artist, musicians, and more or track down your favorites. Either way, there's no spending required.
Photo via Instagram thearsenalsa
Take a hike
Multiple locations, tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/government-canyon
You might not be the hiking type, but it doesn’t hurt to try for free. This location and many others in San Antonio offer beautiful views at no cost to you.
Photo via Instagram traveling_pyrate
Walk around Market Square
(210) 207-8600 514 W Commerce St, getcreativesanantonio.com
Want to feel like tourist for a day? Window shopping at Market Square is where to go. Enjoy the sights, sound and drinks all at a reasonable price.
Photo via Instagram betsmai
Go to any local park
Multiple Locations,(210) 207-7275, Brackenridge Park 3910 N St Mary's St., TX 78212 brackenridgepark.org
Have a picnic, do some yoga or just sit and enjoy the beauty of San Antonio’s local parks at no cost.
Photo via Instagram aleccharless
Visit the San Antonio Museum of Art
(210) 978-8100,200 West Jones Avenue, samuseum.org
Free general admission Tuesday 4pm-9pm and Sunday 10am-12pm at the SAMA. Sounds like a steal.
Photo via Instagram krystalkore
San Antonio Public Library (210) 207-2500, 600 Soledad St., mysapl.org
The public library never fails. With its picturesque architecture and amazing reads, you will not be disappointed.
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The Rollercade
(210) 826-6361, 223 Recoleta Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216, therollercade.com
This awesome neon lit roller rink offers a bargain on Tuesdays: $3 entry, skate rental, and hot dog combo.
Photo via Instagram dailymusician
Visit flea markets
(210) 468-1081, 3903 Eisenhauer Rd, eisenhauerfleamarketsa.net/
Find hidden gems and one of a kind pieces at flea markets, all for just a couple of bucks.
Photo via Instagram cosmic_colourwheel
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Riverwalk Riverboat ride
Multiple vendors, (210) 244-5700 thesanantonioriverwalk.com
This special discount is exclusively for Bexar county residence. Though you have probably ridden the Riverwalk riverboat thousands of times, it doesn’t hurt to go again.
Photo via Instagram visitsanantonio
Multiple locations, (210) 599-0122, sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec
With multiple locations to choose from, you can rip it up at a local skate parks for free. Be safe and have fun.
Photo via Instagram andrew_martinii
Free summer family movies at all Santikos theaters
Multiple locations, santikos.com
If you’re looking to do something for the whole family, Santikos' theaters offer free movies every summer. Grab some popcorn and enjoy.
Photo via Instagram trizsaflores04_
Visit the San Antonio Missions
(210) 932-1001, 6701 San Jose Dr, nps.gov/saan
Have a free history field day with a trip to the San Antonio Missions.
Photo via Instagram janieb123
Barney Smith Toilet Museum
(210) 824-7791, 239 Abiso Ave, facebook.com/pg/SATXTSAM
If you want a different kind of art then checkout this free museum of charming toilet seats.
Photo via Instagram laura.kimsperl
Visit the Alamo
(210) 225-1391, 300 Alamo Plaza, thealamo.org
This might be such a touristy sight, but it is free and everyone loves the Alamo. Guided tours are available at a price.
Photo via Instagram charlie__waters
Visit Southtown
Southtown, visitsanantonio.com/english/Explore
One of the hippest areas of San Antonio, Southtown has plenty to look at — for free. Go and see for yourself the amazing sights of this free endeavor.
Photo via Instagram southtownsatx
Volunteer somewhere local
Multiple Locations, sanantonio.gov
San Antonio has a multitude of volunteer options. It's free, fun and City Hall can help you find what volunteer work fits you best or just have a look on online.
Photo via Instagram wittemuseum
Visit the Texas Thrift Store
(210) 654-7222,7500 Suite 104 I-35, buythrift.com
Score some cute ensembles at the Texas Thrift stores with deals on the daily.
Photo via Instagram jordynnemily
Visit the Witte Museum
(210)357-1900, 3801 Broadway St, wittemuseum.org
This San Antonio favorite is free to the public every Tuesday, but get there early because the line gets long fairly quickly.
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Go to a community pool
Multiple locations, sanantonio.gov/ParksAndRec/Parks
So many pools to cool off at for free, San Pedro pool is just one of the most famous locations. Have fun and don’t forget the sunscreen.
Photo via Instagram sergio.chapa

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