In between the busy streets of San Antonio, Texas, lie some great places, where four wheels need to stay away so that four paws can have some fun. In other words, San Antonio is a great destination for a getaway with your furry friend and here are some pretty good reasons as to why that is.
San Antonio is a massive city, but one that acknowledges the importance of green spaces for both people and pets. Several large parks are dispersed around the city. The Espada Park with lots of walking lanes, the South Side Lions Park, with drinking fountains for pets, and the large McAllister Park with a separate dog area are just a few examples.
The San Antonio River Walk is a spot of green in the heart of the city, fit for a stroll, and lined with shops and restaurants. Most of the latter welcome pets on their patios. For a proper hike, rent a car and head out to the Canyon State Natural Area, where you can walk more than 40 miles of trails.
Do not forget to drop by the authentic dinosaur footprint and bring a picnic for lunch. From Canyon State, it is only a short drive to Hill Country State Natural Area, where you can find another 40 miles of tails. Bring water, because this is truly a nature park with very little facilities, where you can rough it in nature.
Back in the city, ice hockey fans will want to bring their pets to the annual Pucks & Paws game in January. Alternatively, there is the Hoops & Hounds game for basketball lovers, both at the AT&T Center. Those more fond of fashion than sports will have a good time scoring the costumed dogs participating in the Fiesta Pooch Parade in spring.