The best places in San Antonio for a picnic

Grab the wicker basket and finger sandwiches for this outdoor eating round up


Grab some small bites and drinks at The Pearl and stay for a cozy picnic.

Photo by The Pearl

As we anxiously wait for the temperatures drop around the Alamo City, we can’t stop daydreaming about what we’d do when we get that first wave of fall weather. Hay rides, pumpkin patches, a visit to a winery, and of course, a picnic under the shade of a tree.

So grab your insulated wicker basket, a bottle of your favorite beverage, a couple of meats + cheeses, and let’s round up five of the best places for a blanket-covered eating outing.

Bonnie Conner Park, 13300 Woller

If you find yourself on the Westside and need a break from all the 1604 construction, we recommend this park located next to retail space. Just in case you don’t want to pack for a picnic and instead would like to sit on the grass and eat fast food — either is okay with us.


Take a walk along the lake at Elmendorf Park.

Photo by the City of San Antonio

Elmendorf Lake Park, 235 Shore Dr.

Set the blanket under a sturdy tree and feed the ducks at this hidden gem park. You can also bring the dog along to make it extra special.

The Food Hall at Bottling Department, 312 Pearl Pkwy.

Sunset along the green turf is a beautiful site at the Pearl. A romantic part of the city and perfect for a picnic, so perfect that we think it would be a wonderful date idea to pop that special question.

Legacy Park, 103 W. Houston St.

Take in the city as you dine on your meal with skyline views and a gorgeous sunset. Don’t want to sit on the ground? No problem, the park has bistro tables + chairs for your enjoyment.

Landa Library, 233 Bushnell Ave.

This library sits on five acres of luscious garden space, with playgrounds, pavilions, community gardens, and even a pollinator station. This is one of the most perfect places to have a picnic.


It’s giving French chateau and we’re here for it.

Photo by the San Antonio Public Library

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