You’re getting to the end of your summer budget. You don’t want to be bored simply because you can’t spend a lot of money. That’s why we’re bringing you 10 things to do in San Antonio for under $10.
1. Host a Barbecue
Where: Public areas at MCLife properties
Distance From MCLife Properties: 0 miles
What: You don’t have to go far to have a great time in San Antonio. All of our MCLife properties have beautiful green spaces, pools, and barbecues for you to host an end-of-summer party. Pick up some ribs, burgers, or hot dogs and host a potluck with all of your family and friends. Check out some of our favorite barbecue recipes for some ideas.
2. Go to a Farmers Market
Where: The RIM, 18039 I-10 Access Road, San Antonio, Texas 78220
Distance From The Place at Oak Hills: 8.4 miles
What: Farmers markets are great places to spend a weekend morning. You can walk around with friends or family and try new fruits and vegetables, buy fresh food for lunch, or simply just walk around and soak in everything the booths have to offer.
3. Visit The Friendly Spot
Where: 943 South Alamo Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Distance From The Place at Houston Street: 7.7 miles
What: The Friendly Spot is a crowded place to be during the weekends, but you can beat the crowds and prices on a Monday night. Enjoy Meatless Monday veggie burgers, drinks, and entertainment.
4. Try Monster Mini Golf
Where: 2267 NW Military Highway, San Antonio, TX 78213
Distance From The Place at Castle Hills: 0.8 miles
What: For only $9, you can do something a little different with a classic activity. Monster Mini Golf is inside and glows in the dark, which makes this American pastime a little more interesting. They also have an arcade, laser tag, and parties.
5. Remember The Alamo
Where: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Distance From The Place at Houston Street: 8.8 miles
What: Learn more about your town by visiting a historic spot. The Alamo is one of the most famous places in San Antonio so it’s a great location to start learning. Take a tour or walk around on your own without spending a dime.
6. Take a Hike
Where: Various spots throughout San Antonio
Distance From MCLife Properties: Varies
What: Summer is a great time to enjoy the great outdoors. Pack up your kids, dogs, and friends into the car to go for a hike. There are plenty of places to go hiking around San Antonio, but take a look at some of our favorite places to get you started.
7. Relax With Yoga
Where: 11011 Shaenfield Road, San Antonio, Texas 78254
Distance From The Place at Shadow Valley: 7.8 miles
What: San Antonio Yoga Center offers classes for only $10. You can learn how to meditate, become more flexible, or embrace your spirituality without breaking the bank. It’s a great place to relax and get in touch with yourself.
8. Go for a Bikeride
Where: 510 South Alamo Street #101, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Distance From The Place at Houston Street: 7.5 miles
What: Another great activity you can do with the whole family is go for a bikeride. If you all have bikes you can ride around your neighborhood, this activity is completely free! If not, Bcycle is a budget-friendly option. You can rent a bike for free for the first hour and then only $2 for every 30 minutes after that first hour. You can explore the city, enjoy the nice weather, and spend time with your loved ones.
9. People Watch at El Mercado
Where: 514 West Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas 78207
Distance From The Place at Castle Hills: 11.7 miles
What: If you’re looking for a lazy afternoon or interesting night, take a visit to El Mercado. It’s a great place for people watching since they get big crowds from all over the city. You can buy a cheap snack or drink and just enjoy the people in your community.
10. San Antonio Museum of Art
Where: 200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78215
Distance From The Place at Castle Hills: 8.2 miles
What: Take a quiet day to soak in some amazing art exhibits. You can see modern paintings, sculpture, and other types of art from around the world. Exhibits change frequently, so you’re always sure to find something new.
You don’t have to spend a lot of money to have a great time in San Antonio. Tell us about your favorite things to do in San Antonio for under $10 in the comments!