Have you ever wanted to go out, have an awesome day but didn’t necessarily have the funds or you didn’t feel like spending money? Well don’t you worry, we’ve got you covered! San Antonio has something for everyone no matter what kind of activities you and your family enjoys doing. Whether you are penny-pinching or balling on a budget we found 5 things to do under $5 in the illustrious Alamo City.
An outdoor movie screening showing movies all over San Antonio, this event is absolutely free! That’s right I said free. Picking various locations each week around the Alamo City, Slab Cinema is a splendid way to have a great time without paying for a thing. The movies they pick depend on what is taking place that week and if it correlates with a specific holiday or tradition. This is a definite must-do for anyone in the wonderful city of San Antonio. Check out all other information at http://www.slabcinema.com/screenings.
Japanese Tea Garden
This is one of the most beautiful parks in the city, offering scenic views of flowers, water, and koi fish surrounding its visitors with peace and serenity. This beautiful park is free to the public and is open from dusk to dawn and is wheelchair accessible. The garden has become most notable for honoring loved ones with a Memorial Service. Be sure to stop by and check out this scenic park located next to Brackenridge Park. For more information on the Japanese Tea Garden, be sure to visit http://saparksfoundation.org/japanese-tea-garden/.
The biggest and best block party San Antonio has to offer spend your Saturday amidst the rich culture enjoying music, dance, laugh and love with local merchants selling their goods. These San Antonio natives sell anything you can think of from hand-crafted jewelry, clothes, artwork, and other intricate items. This free market is a one of a kind San Antonio favorite offering numerous festive events including live entertainment, food demos, and much more. This is the perfect Saturday adventure that anyone of any age will enjoy. To stay connected and find out exactly where the market will be held, be sure to visit their website http://olivasa.com/mercado-oliva/.
The Pearl is a native gem here in San Antonio. This beloved neighborhood has been offering local flavor since 1883. The Pearl offers far more than just the brewery with over 10 restaurants, a farmers market meeting twice a week, and an actually brewery there is always something to do in this historic neighborhood. With the San Antonio Museum of Art within walking distance, be sure to take a visit to the historic Pearl site. If you are interested in visiting the Brew house itself it is currently unavailable to the public so the future home of Hotel Emma can continue to be constructed. The public will be able to tour in October 2015. For more information on this beloved San Antonio treasure take a visit to http://atpearl.com/.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park will take you on a once and lifetime experience you will never forget. This tour gives you a closer look as to how San Antonio became the historic city it is today by the four Spanish colonial missions- Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan, and Espada. Explore all 8 miles of the recreational trails and four missions to give you a taste of the rich history that birthed this beautiful city. A mix of fun and education, this park is something any and everyone can enjoy. For more information on how to be a part of this awesome experience, be sure to visit http://www.nps.gov/saan/index.htm.