Around Town is a series where I take you on a tour of my latest home, San Antonio, Texas, a city rich in history, culture, and Tex-Mex food. So grab your sombrero, put on your boots, and let’s get exploring!
When Troy and I first moved to San Antonio we were unemployed and on the hunt for some cheap (ie. free) things to do. That’s when we discovered San Antonio’s own personal oasis, The Japanese Tea Garden.
The Japanese Tea Garden is a public park that was originally opened in 1918. With a lovely lily pond filled with koi and several nooks and crannies to explore, Troy and I quickly fell in love with the garden. It’s the perfect place for a romantic walk, quiet contemplation over the secret of life (or world domination; pick your poison) and for spontaneous photo shoots. If having your photo taken professionally is more your style, make sure to schedule it with the park first. There are always lovebirds, new grads, or quinceñeras waiting in the wings for their chance to shine.
So if you’re ever in San Antonio and looking for some free action, stop by the Japanese Tea Garden for some serene beauty and amazing photos.
What are some of your favorite cheap/free things to do in your city? Any other recommendations for San Antonio?