Parks & Nature in San Antonio

Situated in scenic Texas Hill Country, San Antonio’s beautiful terrain is home to a variety of parks, gardens, and wildlife. Explore Brackenridge Park, San Antonio’s largest park and home to the San Antonio Zoo, where you’ll discover bears, lions, giraffes, and so much more. Plan a picnic and cool off in the shade of Brackenridge Park, which also offers scenic river views and roosting egrets. Do not forget to hop aboard the 1863 C.P. Huntington-replica zoo train and delight in a relaxing ride along the banks of the San Antonio River.

Take the Japanese Tea Gardens train stop to find a hidden gem. Originally a rock quarry, here you’ll be treated to Japanese-inspired gates, pavilions, and gardens. With its flowing waterfall and lake, this elegant spot is the perfect destination for a photo-op. Enjoy a leisurely stroll or find a quiet spot to sit and take in the stunning views.

Discover an unparalleled collection of native Texas plants, as well as other species from around the world spread over 30 acres at the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Avoid the heat of the day by arriving early in the morning and climbing the tower, which provides breathtaking views of the city. Stop at the lake to feed the fish and ducks, then slip into the glasshouse, where you’ll marvel at the tropical flora on display.

Looking for a truly in-depth experience of San Antonio? Explore underground caves at Natural Bridge Caverns, where you’ll come upon massive rock formations, minerals, and rough-cut gems.

When you stay with us at our Hyatt Residence Club San Antonio, Wild Oak Ranch, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the majesty of Texas Hill Country and the many sites and parks that highlight San Antonio.