20 Things Every San Antonian Needs To Do This Fall 

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Shoutout to fall for coming through so we don’t sweat every time we leave the house! Celebrate the best way you know how - out and about in our lovely city. Whether you’re active, artsy, a foodie or a fan of some sort, make sure to check these off your fall bucket list before chillier days come our way.
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Explore one of the small towns surrounding San Antonio
Multiple locations
Venture out to Floresville for the town’s peanut festival or maybe out to Devine for a festival dedicated entirely to avocado. Whether you go out for the fair food or just to explore the town square, a day in a quaint town will be the perfect way to unwind and relax.
Photo via Instagram, mayra_r95
Take a class at the Southwest School of Art
300 Augusta St., (210) 200-8200, swschool.org
Looking for a bit of decoration for your casa? Want to learn a new skill? Thinking of new ways to spend time with your squad or significant other? Check, check, check. You can do it all at Southwest School of Art, so sign up for a class now.
Photo via Instagram, southwestschoolofart
Do the Pub Run to stay warm
Multiple locations, (210) 771-2493, pubrunsanantonio.com
The weather will slowly (and we mean slowly) get cooler, so stay warm by doing the pub run in lieu of First Friday. There’s a theme each month, with Halloween theme for October. Yes, that means costumes.
Photo via Instagram, pubrunsa
Pack a picnic at Denman Estate Park
7735 Mockingbird Ln., sanantonio.gov
Cheap date alert! Grab a colcha and some finger foods, then head over to one of San Antonio’s most beautiful parks with your lover. It’s super romantic, especially this time of year, and will be an experience to remember.
Photo via Instagram, craftysmoke
Check out one of the seasonal exhibits
6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368, mcnayart.org
Our pick? The Chuck Ramirez collection over at the McNay. Indulge in some of Ramirez’s classic works that will undoubtedly continue to strike a chord with art-lovers for decades to come.
Photo via Instagram, mcnayart
Brave yourself through a haunted site or two
1203 E Commerce St., (210) 910-6450, 13thfloorsanantonio.com / 204 Alamo Plaza, (210) 223-4361, mengerhotel.com
Don’t be a scaredy cat and celebrate the holiday of the season: Halloween! Treat you and your gang to some scares at 13th Floor, which was recently voted the number one haunted house in the country. Or, go more local and visit haunted buildings within San Antonio, like the Menger Hotel.
Photo via Instagram, sniperv
Catch up with MobileOm
Multiple locations, mobileomtx.com
Stay ahead of the holiday season (AKA let me eat everything in sight season) and stay active. Join MobileOm on its stops around the city, just be sure to take a picture for the ‘gram while you’re out and about.
Photo via Instagram, mobileom
Spend a weekend camping at Enchanted Rock
16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, (830) 685-3636, tpwd.texas.gov
Disconnect from the world and take a weekend to recharge. Whether you choose to keep it simple with a traditional tent and survival skills or decide to spruce your plans up a bit and go glamping, enjoy your weekend away from city lights and appreciate the landscape instead.
Photo via Instagram, kentgilleyphotoblog
Get cooking for Fideo Loco Festival & Cook-Off
9607 Southton Rd., gordafabulosa.com/fidelocofest
Beg your abuela for her recipe and try your chances at San Antonio’s first-ever fideo festival. Imagine all the bragging rights you’ll have. You would seriously bring great honor upon your family.
Photo via Instagram, fideolocofest
Grab your coat and catch a Rampage game
1 AT&T Center Pkwy., (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
As much as San Antonio loves the Spurs, it can spread some of the love for sports over to the city’s minor league hockey team. Good news, tickets are cheap and there’s a good chance a fight will break out on the ice.
Photo via Instagram, sarampage
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Have a photoshoot at a pumpkin patch
Multiple locations
You’ll have plenty of pumpkin patches to choose from, with many within city limits and plenty out in the country. Just be sure to snap plenty of shots of you picking, sitting on, carving and decorating your pumpkin.
Photo via Instagram, _abigail_hall
Chug a few pints at San Antonio Beer Festival
Dignowity and Lockwood Parks, 701 Nolan St., sanantoniobeerfestival.com
You wait for it all year long, and it’s almost here! Take a break from cracking a few cold ones open with the boys and grab your squad for San Antonio’s best booze fest.
Photo via Instagram, rachelkalin13
Hike through Lost Maples
37221 FM 187, Vanderpool, (830) 966-3413, tpwd.texas.gov
You won’t be able to find a more beautiful view to appreciate how artistic the Texas sky is, especially this time of year. Pack a backpack and your camera, head to the top of the trail and snap a few shots to monument your trip.
Photo via Instagram, micake93
Spend a morning at a farmer’s market
1314 Guadalupe St., (210) 901-9717, facebook.com
What better way to celebrate fall than with fresh produce? There are plenty of markets to choose from, but we recommend The People’s Nite Market. You get to sleep in AND support this special event put on by locals. Oh, and there are food trucks.
Photos via Instagram, nite_people
Cheer on the Spurs at the AT&T Center
1 AT&T Center Pkwy., (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com
You waited all summer for some basketball action, and now it’s here. Snag up some tickets early in the season while they’re still reasonable. You’ll be checking this off from your fall bucket list while fulfilling your duty as a San Antonian.
Photo via Instagram, bradley20163
Go fishing out at Garner State Park
234 RR 1050, Concan, (830) 232-6132, tpwd.texas.gov
With water so clear, you’ll be tempted to swim. Take it easy and enjoy a day on the water with a fishing pole in hand. Just remember to pack a cooler to to keep you occupied between your catches.
Photo via Instagram, karen.ayl
Enjoy a free outdoor movie courtesy of Slab Cinema
Multiple locations, (210) 212-9373, slabcinema.com
Slab Cinema comes through all year round with free outdoor movie screenings throughout the city. Take advantage of the traveling movie theater this season. You’re in for a treat, they’ll be screening Selena at San Antonio Museum of Art at the end of October.
Photo via Instagram, slabcinema
Visit the ghost tracks
2902 Shane Rd.
Would it really be fall if you didn’t visit the supposed landmark of one of San Antonio’s folk tales? We recommend the ghost tracks on a dark, eerie night to get hyped for the spookiest time of year.
Photo via Instagram, marcyemcchesney
Treat yourself to a show
Multiple locations/events
There are plenty of big acts to choose from, with The Beach Boys and Steven Tyler coming to town and Mala Luna happening within the next few weeks. Or, go a simpler route and treat yourself to some culture with a performance of Dracula, Giselle or Little Shop of Horrors
Photo via Instagram, steventyler
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Explore one of the small towns surrounding San Antonio
Multiple locations
Venture out to Floresville for the town’s peanut festival or maybe out to Devine for a festival dedicated entirely to avocado. Whether you go out for the fair food or just to explore the town square, a day in a quaint town will be the perfect way to unwind and relax.
Photo via Instagram, mayra_r95