Best Places to Enjoy the Outdoors in San Antonio

Are you visiting San Antonio for a group event? Whether you’re in town for a wedding or corporate gathering, you can count on Longhorn Charter Bus to provide you with top-notch transportation options. This city has plenty to offer for outdoor enthusiasts, so why not see all the spots on your bucket list with the help of a charter bus? Longhorn Charter Bus can help coordinate transportation for your group so you can focus on seeing all of San Antonio’s outdoor attractions. Call us today at 210-686-0796 to start planning your weekend.

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Calling All San Antonio Nature Lovers

If you enjoy being outdoors and exploring all a city has to offer, then San Antonio, Texas is for you. From strolling along the world-famous River Walk to kayaking in a nearby state park, there’s something for everyone in this historic and eclectic city. Tourists can enjoy an abundance of outdoor spots right in the heart of the city or venture thirty minutes to an hour outside San Antonio for a real outdoor adventure.

We’re here to help you see why San Antonio attracts nature lovers from around the country. Below, we’ve listed the best places to enjoy the outdoors in San Antonio.

San Antonio River Walk

The San Antonio River Walk is the city’s most popular attraction, and it’s tucked quietly below street level. When the weather is nice out, this world-famous urban waterway comes alive. Visitors can walk, dine, and enjoy some of San Antonio’s best shops and bars. If you want to get a better view of the San Antonio River, hop on a river barge. With 15 miles of walkway to explore, you and your group could spend the whole day here. The best part? Admission to the River Walk is free.

A resturant next to the San Antonio River

San Antonio River Walk

Address: 849 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: (210) 227-4262

Guadalupe River State Park

Located just a 45-minute drive from San Antonio is Guadalupe River State Park. Known for its great swimming holes, the park welcomes locals and tourists who want to cool off from the Texas heat. The activities you can enjoy here are endless. Whether you want to tube, swim, fish or kayak, this river offers something for everyone and is a great place to beat the summer heat when temps rise up to the high 90s. If you’d prefer to stay on land, you can also camp, hike, ride mountain bikes or horses, picnic, and more.

Instead of trying to carpool with your group for the 45-minute drive, hire a charter bus. We’ll make sure your group arrives there safely and pick you up when you’re done.

Guadalupe River State Park

Guadalupe River State Park

Address: 3350 Park Rd 31, Spring Branch, TX 78070

Phone: (830) 438-2656

Japanese Tea Garden

You don’t have to travel all the way to Japan to enjoy a beautiful tea house. The Japanese Tea Garden is located in the heart of San Antonio and is a great place to exchange the hustle and bustle of the city for quieter moments with your friends or family. Features of the Tea Garden include a lush year-round garden and floral display with shaded walkways, stone bridges, a 60-foot waterfall and koi ponds. The history of the Japanese Tea Garden extends over 90 years. When it first opened, it operated as a rock quarry. Today, it’s one of San Antonio’s most-loved cultural resources.

A Japanese tea garden

Japanese Tea Garden

Address: 3853 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone:  (210) 212-4814

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

You can’t visit San Antonio without seeing the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving four of the five Spanish frontier missions in the city. If you or anyone in your group is a history buff, this park should be on your bucket list. The park holds 300 years of rich history and culture and features four Spanish colonial mission sites that offer recreation opportunities for visitors: Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada.

To ensure everyone in your group arrives at the park at the same time, hire one of our charter buses or minibuses. Not only will you all arrive together, but you’ll be able to use your time on the bus to plan out how you’re going to visit all the mission sites.

Mission San Jose Church Parish

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Address: 6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214

Phone: (210) 932-1001

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

If you’ve always wanted to go on a safari but don’t have the time or money to make it to Africa, not to worry. Located just a 40-minute drive from San Antonio is the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. You can witness ostriches, zebras, giraffes, buffalo, and other types of exotic animals in a free-roaming environment—all from the comfort of your own vehicle. But, why worry about taking your own car to the ranch? Hire a charter bus to take your entire group on the drive-thru safari!

Two ostrichs next to a car at the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Address: 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266

Phone: (830) 438-7400

Enjoy San Antonio with Longhorn Charter Bus

Getting a private rental for transportation around San Antonio is key with a big group. At Longhorn Charter Bus, we can help you find the perfect minibus or charter bus for your group’s needs, so you don’t have to worry about searching for rideshares or carpooling all weekend. For a free quote, call us today at (210) 686-0796. Our travel consultants are available 24/7 to answer any questions you have.