South Texas might not be the paragon of autumnal foliage, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find some unbe-leaf-able views in and around our beautiful Alamo City.
Here are a few of our favorite fall spots to visit around the 210 that are sure to make it to the ‘gram.
Location: 7735 Mockingbird Ln., San Antonio, TX
Distance from downtown: 9.7 miles
Pack a picnic and head over to Gilbert Denman Estate Park near the Medical Center. You can also find a monument hand-built in Gwangju, Korea — one of San Antonio’s sister cities — by Korean craftsmen and artists who traveled to San Antonio to assemble it.
Location: 16710 Ranch Rd. 965, Fredericksburg, TX
Distance from downtown: 87.7 miles
There’s more at Enchanted Rock than just the dome. Hike, backpack, camp, rock climb, geocache, or even stargaze while surrounded by gorgeous autumnal scenes.
Location: 234 RR 1050, Concan, TX
Distance from downtown: 92.7 miles
During the fall, you can expect plenty of visitors looking to take in the natural beauty. Overnight visitors can stay in screened shelters, cabins, or campsites.
Location: 3350 Park Road 31, Spring Branch, TX
Distance from downtown: 35.2 miles
With four miles of river frontage, the tree-lined Guadalupe River provides an excellent backdrop for those looking to get a unique hiking adventure near the Alamo City.
Location: 37221 RM 187, Vanderpool, TX
Distance from downtown: 92.8 miles
At about two hours from San Antonio, this spot is one you may want to plan to visit ahead of time. However, the spectacular fall views are well worth the drive. You can follow the park’s fall foliage report online, which is updated periodically.
Pro tip: Don’t forget to reserve your stay (or visit) prior to arriving. While the name “park” may be misleading, you’ll want to be sure that you’ve secured a day pass (and not get turned away at the gate like City Editor Iván did in 2019) before heading out.