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Brackenridge Park

Brackenridge Park

This 343-acre park just north of downtown San Antonio is the best deal in town for family fun. The park is set along a quieter part of the San Antonio River and there are picnic areas, playgrounds, pedal boats, and even a carousel. The San Antonio Zoo Eagle, the miniature train right outside the zoo, is one of the cheapest thrills in town. Adults are only $2.75 and children are $2.25. The ride chugs 3.5 miles along the San Antonio River, over bridges and through tunnels throughout the park. Have fun all day but don't linger in the park after dusk, when it is not so safe.

If ground transportation is more your speed, opt for a ride on the miniature train that runs through a 3.5-mile stretch of the park. For water travel, cruise around the upper part of the San Antonio River in paddleboats. Other facilities include a municipal golf course, a driving range, bike trails and picnic areas. read more about Brackenridge Park