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5 Perfect Picnic Spots in San Antonio


In honor of National Picnic Day, here are a few places where you can lay down your gingham blanket and munch freely.

1. The Park at Pearl


Situated on the San Antonio River, the Park at Pearl is perfect if you’re looking to picnic, relax or catch a performance. Pearl Park features a 1,000- seat amphitheater overlooking the river and San Antonio’s newly extended Museum Reach area. Explore The Park at Pearl at 200 East Grayson.

2. Brackenridge Park


Brackenridge Park is home to some of San Antonio’s much-loved destinations including the Japanese Tea Gardens, the Brackenridge Golf Course and is walking distance from the Witte Museum and the San Antonio Zoo. Families and groups can enjoy lush picnic areas, playgrounds, fishing, animal sightings golfing and much more. Check out Brackenridge Park at 3700 N. St. Mary’s Street.

3. Woodlawn Lake Park


Woodlawn Lake Park boasts 30+ acres of land for visitors to roam, fish, swim and picnic. Located on Woodlawn Lake, the park is sure to offer a peaceful atmosphere and beautiful scenery for a sunset picnic. Woodlawn Lake Park is located at 1103 Cincinnati.

4. McAllister Park


Comprised of 976 acres, McAllister Park is located on the north side of San Antonio. During the day, visitors can picnic at one of their 179 picnic spots, explore their 25 miles of hiking, biking, and running trails, or enjoy the newly added dog park. McAllister Park offers activities for any age, so bring the family and the dogs. You can find McAllister Park at 13102 Jones-Maltsberger

5. Government Canyon State Natural Area


For all day fun and overnight camping, Government Canyon State Natural Area has you covered. Visitors may enjoy scenic picnics, hiking, biking, running, geocaching and regularly scheduled programs. Government Canyon has more than 40 miles of trails for all levels of hikers and bikers. Adult entrance fees are $6 and children under 12 get in free. Bring your hiking shoes and picnic blankets for a day at Government Canyon State Natural Area, located at 12861 Galm Rd.

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