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8 Best Fall Things to Do in San Antonio

Where you find trees, you’ll also find a spectacular fall experience. San Antonio has both in spades. The Riverwalk itself is lined with trees, the leaves of which slowly change to yellows, oranges, and reds before falling into the river they grow beside. But that’s only the beginning of what makes fall in San Antonio so captivating. 

As the temperatures slowly but surely fall, the city comes back to life. The (sometimes unbearably) hot summer fades, and in its place remains a slightly cooler, more fun-filled fall. From Oktoberfest to frightening Halloween spectacles, San Antonio really knows how to celebrate a season. 

You haven’t truly celebrated fall until you’ve celebrated it walking along the Riverwalk beneath a colorful canopy of trees. Immerse yourself in the Alamo City during one of its most enchanting seasons. Start by discovering these eight fall things to do in San Antonio. 

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Halloween usually comes to Six Flags San Antonio in the form of Fright Fest. This year, however, Six Flags has teamed up with Snickers® for Hallowfest, which will feature “thrills by day” and “chills by night.” They’re also keeping your safety in mind, from individually-packaged treats to social distanced lines and photo booths. 

Fall Artisan Show

Shop along the banks of the San Antonio River. This seasonal market is back for its fall installation, featuring crafts perfect for the home, wardrobe, or garden. This event is tentatively scheduled for October 9-11. Check back here for event details. 

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Zoo La-La! A Taste of San Antonio 2020

Savor the flavors of San Antonio during this enchanting fall event. This “Taste Of” fundraiser features bites from over 50 of San Antonio’s best restaurants while strolling through the zoo’s awe-inspiring animal habitats. Don’t miss this adult night out on October 15. 

Haunted River, Jr. 

Over 1,000 trick-or-treat bags will be distributed to kids at Haunted River, Jr. Dress up the kids and head to this family-friendly event, which will be both inside and outside at the Shops at Rivercenter and at participating restaurants along the Riverwalk. 

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Taste at the Tower

Enjoy chef-inspired dishes at the base of the Tower of Americas. Live entertainment and specialty drinks meet a kids’ zone at this fun event for the whole family. Come hungry and dig into your favorites from Landry’s Inc. restaurants. 

San Antonio Botanical Garden

There’s no better place to observe the changing of the seasons than a botanical garden. Take a peek at native Texas plants as they make the transition to fall, or attend seasonal events like Brews and Blooms. Be sure to explore their newest exhibit, Origami in the Garden, which features inspiring outdoor sculptures in the delicate style of origami. 

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Fall for San Antonio

Fall is the perfect time for a fresh start. Begin with a getaway to San Antonio. Watch the leaves change color, thne fall into the river. Savor the flavors of San Antonio. Trick-or-treat along the Riverwalk. 

Experience it all, plus: 

  • 20% off your choice of suite
  • $20 food & beverage credit per night
  • Free change or cancellation until 4 p.m. on your day of arrival
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