You've taken a selfie in front of the Alamo, sampled margaritas on the River Walk and stuffed your suitcase with souvenirs. Now what things to do in San Antonio? Get out! Your San Antonio outdoor adventure awaits! Bexar County is in the Central Flyway for migrating birds and more than 300 species can be seen here during the year. You can enjoy our San Antonio hiking trails in parks year-round. See the city from a kayak, on a bicycle or pedal on a moving pub. Join an organized group or just venture out on our own! (Everything is subject to change in this wildly unpredictable year of 2020; check the websites of the companies and organizations listed here before you make any plans.)


Bicycling & SCOOTERS

San Antonio Bike Share: Rent a bicycle from this San Antonio bike share system's numerous rental stations located along routes from the San Antonio Zoo to Mission Espada.

Cycling San Antonio: Explore urban areas and trails on a high quality rental bike (helmet and water provided). Tours are available for beginners as well as experienced riders.

San Antonio Bike Tours: Cruise historic San Antonio sites on a recumbant trike tour led by a certified tour guide with a focus on public art, architecture and history.

E-Scooters: Electric scooters are available to rent around San Antonio from various companies such as Razor and Bird. Download the app and scoot!


Birdwatching Walks

Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is one of the premier birding hotspots in San Antonio. Guided tours are offered weekly.

Bexar Audubon Society schedules guided walks for birding San Antonio as well as outlying areas.

The San Antonio Audubon Society offers several field trips every month with an experienced guide. The second Saturday walk at Judson Nature Trails in Alamo Heights is great for beginners.

The San Antonio Botanical Garden has a guided third Saturday bird walk each month; online registration is required due to limited space.

Warbler Woods is a private sanctuary that you can visit at no charge by emailing and requesting access year-round. Donations are welcome and you are asked to leave a list of the birds see on the property.


Kayaks & Canoes

 

Guadalupe Canoe Livery: Camping, canoes, raft, tubes and kayaks are offered at this family-friendly spot north of San Antonio at Highway 281 and Highway 46. Life jackets and shuttles are available.

Mission Adventure Tours features one-hour kayaking trips through the historic King William District on the first Friday night of each month, in addition to a variety of San Antonio River Trips every day that start at Espada Park. Kayak rental, paddle, life vest and shuttle service are included.

Texas Pack & Paddle offers group and private tours by a professionally licensed guide with a fleet of 30 kayaks available for rental and instruction. Tours are listed on their Meetup site.


Specialty Tours

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Cyclo Fiesta: Want a really fun thing to do in San Antonio? Sip and cycle on a 15-person San Antonio pedaling pub where you can bring your own beer or wine and ride designated routes from Southtown to Downtown to Midtown.

The Local Crawler: Roll through town on a 15-person touring pedaler to visit pubs, restaurants, bars, the River Walk and more during a two-hour tour. Bring your own drinks and eat at selected stops along the way.

Segcity Segway Tours: Daily tours explore San Antonio's most beautiful and most ghostly venues! Reserve a spot for private or group tours to learn about folklore, legends or book a ride just for the fun of pedaling in a truly captivating city!