San Antonio, Get Out in the Cool, Wild Outdoors

Spring in San Antonio is a wonderful time to visit our outdoor nature attractions.  The animals are much more active when the weather is cooler, especially earlier in the day during the month of April.  Our guests, Cheri and Dave, visited a couple of San Antonio's Wild Spots, and we'd love to share them with you.

zebra, orynx, emu at Natural Bridge Wildlife Park

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

The Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch offers a very unique experience because it's a wildlife safari that you are able to drive through without leaving the comfort of your vehicle.  When you purchase your ticket, you are given food to feed the animals.  They come up to your vehicle for the food, but feed with caution. Visitors are warned to keep hands inside the vehicle’s windows.  We found the emus to be the most aggressiveThe photo opportunities are abundant as there are no fences or bars to worry about getting in your way.  Daily admission information is Adults 12 and over are $22.00, Seniors (65 and over) are $20.00, Children 3-11 are $13.50, Military/Policemen/Firefighters are $18.00.  Children under 3 are free.  (See discount coupon below.) Another nearby attraction (just next door) is the Natural Bridge easy do on the same day as the Wildlife Park.

Flamingo, Monkey, Snake and Lion at San Antonio Zoo

The San Antonio Zoo 

The San Antonio Zoo celebrated its centennial “Zootennial” in 2014! For one hundred years, the Zoo has provided remarkable
animal care and continues to nurture a diverse and thriving plant collection, while consistently offering a recreational and educational experience to over one million guests annually. … Open 365 days a year. Seniors over the age of 62 and children ages 3 – 11 are $11.25. Adults ages 12 and older are $14.25. Children two and younger are free. Family memberships start at $80.  (information taken from the San Antonio Zoo web page.) See below for a clipable coupon.
  •  The Zoo is home to over 9,000 animals representing 750 species of animals on 56 acres. Check out the collection and exhibits.  
  • The bird aviary is a must see when at the zoo.  Walking on suspended walkways so you can see the birds on the ground and in the air is a very unique experience. 
  • When parking in the zoo train parking lot for free, you can also take a ride on the zoo train for only $3.50 per person.  Children under 3 are no charge.  This will take you through Breckenridge Park with stops at Witte Museum, the Japanese Sunken Garden and Kiddie Park.

New at the Zoo for the Holidays: Zoo Lights

Wild colors, exotic decorations and intricate animal patterns twinkle in the night to create the kind of holidays only found in nature! This year, YOUR San Antonio Zoo shines bright as thousands of lights create an immersion of traditional and unexpected color combinations. A festive soundscape will underscore a journey of light, iconic visuals, experiential displays, festive entertainment and delicious dining to create a holiday celebration that is truly unique, and memorable.
November 27 - January 3rd, 6pm - 10pm Excludes December 24th and 25th

Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo

The Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo, which used to be the Snake Farm Zoo, is located in New Braunfels, TX which is close to San Antonio.  There are over 500 animals that can be seen here at one time.  This is a zoo and snake farm together so that you get two admissions for the price of one.  Among other things, there are primates, alligators, exotic hoof stock, big cats, birds and snakes are available to see when visiting here.  Photo albums are available on the web site.  Pricing to visit for Adults is $12.75, Children 3-12 are $9.75 and Children 2 and under are free.

                      Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch Discount

Are there other activities that you are aware of in the San Antonio area?  Tell us where you’ve been below in the comments.

Teri Blaschke, CTA is the RV Park operator of family owned Hidden Valley RV Park in San Antonio, TX and writer of the park blog “A Little Piece of Country in San Antonio.” Teri contributes to various other blogs with a focus on either travel or social media and how it relates to the outdoor hospitality industry but her passion is serving the RV travel community by providing a memorable RV camping experience and growing the Hidden Valley RV family.  Connect with , Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter@HiddenValleyRV  and our RV Country Daily Magazine 
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