What’s the best time to visit San Antonio?

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DeMarco Williams

Though you can find something to do in San Antonio almost any time because of its 300 days of sunshine, it’s pretty hard to beat the city in late April. Even if you don’t take into account springtime along the famed River Walk or Spurs playoff basketball, there’s Fiesta, a Mardi Gras-like celebration — without all of the lascivious overtones, of course — that revolves around the April 21st anniversary of the Battle of San Jacinto back in 1836. With 11 days full of family-friendly festivals, pin trading, food and parades (including the gigantic Battle of the Roses Parade and dazzling nighttime Fiesta Flambeau Parade), Fiesta shows San Antonio in all of its culture-rich splendor.

Hayley Bosch

Considering there are usually 300 days a year when the sun shines down on San Antonio, it’s hard to find a time that isn’t great to visit. That being said, you can pretty much outlaw a trip in the brutal month of July. No matter how beautiful the weather is year round, it’s Texas and summers get pretty darn sweltering. With many of the activities being outdoors, you’ll want to take into account that the summers are rather warm with an average temperature in the 90s. Though there are plenty of water activities around the city such as Six Flags Fiesta Texas and plenty of rivers to float down, the big events happen during the milder months.

Courtesy of its rich history, San Antonio has some fabulous festivals when it comes to Mexican heritage. During the mild spring, you’ll find a calendar chock full of outdoor festivals and celebrations. At the beginning of March you can catch the “Remember the Alamo Weekend,” while May showcases a stellar Cinco de Mayo celebration.

With San Antonio’s main attractions, the River Walk and the Alamo, open year round, there are plenty of things to do no matter what time of year you visit. In the winter you can catch a San Antonio Spurs game and in the spring you can float down the nearby, spring-fed Comal River.

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