Explore San Antonio

The Great Outdoors

Sometimes all you need is just a breath of fresh, country air. Whether your outdoor excursion has you climbing through a cavern, making friends with the wildlife or playing a round of golf, enjoy your moment in the sun.

The Quarry Golf Club
The Quarry is recognized around the country for its unique setting and design. The front nine plays in a links-style format and features rolling hills and immaculate greens. The back nine lays out in an 100-year-old quarry pit. 444 E. Basse Rd., 210.824.4500. www.quarrygolf.com

Cascade Caverns
This cave features an 100-foot, interior waterfall and was once used by American Indians for ceremonies. Take advantage of the park and picnic area. 226 Cascade Caverns Rd., Boerne, 830.755.8080. www.cascadecaverns.com

Rockin ‘R’ River Rides
Float along the relaxing Guadalupe and Comal Rivers in a tube, canoe or raft from Rockin ‘R.’ 1405 Gruene Rd., New Braunfels, 830.629.9999. www.rockinr.com

Inner Space Cavern
See where Ice Age animals were found amid fantastic cave formations and take the Wild Cave Tour to climb and spelunk the back rooms of the cave. Reservations only. 4200 S. IH-35, Georgetown, 512.931.2283. www.myinnerspacecavern.com

Japanese Tea Garden
San Antonio’s semitropical climate encourages the lush flowers, climbing vines and tall palms found inside this quiet, serene place. The ponds, with beautiful rock bridges and walkways, are home to hundreds of koi. 3853 N. St. Mary’s St., 210.207.3053

Natural Bridge Caverns
The Illuminations Tour gives guests an up-close-and-personal tour of the amazing Hidden Passages’ dramatic lighting and spectacular formations. For the more daring cave lover, the Adventure Tour offers a physically demanding and thrilling excursion into a remarkable wild sections of the cavern. Exit 175 off I-35, between San Antonio and New Braunfels, 210.651.6101. www.naturalbridgecaverns.com

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Experience an authentic wildlife encounter with exotic, native and endangered species enticed to your vehicle with complimentary feed. 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., 830.438.7400. www.wildliferanchtexas.com