Picnic Planner

What's your idea of the perfect picnic? Whether it's foie gras and Chardonnay at a secluded site or just a bucket of fast-food chicken at a neighborhood park, here's where to spread your blanket and fill your basket--plus some backup plans.

Updated: June 18, 2001


Cooper's Meat Market

6002 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

Take in a basket, come out with a customized picnic.

Central Market Cafe

4821 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

Make a deli decision, select some wine and don't forget the mosquito spray.

Village Gourmet Market

19202 Stone Oak Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78258

How could you do better than Key lime pie and King Ranch casserole on your blanket?

Earl Abel's

1201 Austin Hwy, San Antonio, TX 78209

Want a perfect picnic? Grab some cold beer and then stop here for fried chicken.

Whole Foods Market

255 E Basse Rd Ste 130, San Antonio, TX 78209

For a truly au naturel dining experience you gotta go organic.

Ruben's Homemade Tamales

1807 Rigsby Ave, San Antonio, TX 78210

Nothing fancy--just the best pork tamales in town.

W D Deli

3123 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

This deli's boxed-lunch service is perfect for an impromptu picnic.

Picnic Spots

Brackenridge Park

3910 N Saint Mary St, San Antonio, TX 78212

More shade trees than any picnicker could hope for.

Lost Maples State Natural Area

37221 Fm 187, Vanderpool, TX 78885

Pack plenty of high-carbo foods for hiking fuel.

National Park Svc

6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214

Eat up all the history that surrounds you.

Woodlawn Lake Park

1103 Cincinnati St, San Antonio, TX 78201

The lake breeze will keep you cool.

Enchanted Rock State Natural Area

16710 Ranch Rd 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624

This granite batholith is the best picnic table around.

San Pedro Park

1315 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212

Giant cypress and live oak trees provide a romantic setting.

San Antonio Zoo

3903 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Dine with the residents, just don't feed them.

Rain Checks

Natural Bridge Caverns Inc

26495 Natural Bridge Cavern Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266

More fantastic formations than two eyes can devour.

Artpace San Antonio

445 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205

If you can't have a picnic then feast on art.

Witte Museum

3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

Have an appetite for dinosaurs? This museum has a big one.

Circulation/Media Dept

600 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Alamo IMAX Theatre Rivercenter

849 East Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78205

Popcorn quells your hunger while movies help with wanderlust.

Tower Of The Americas

222 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio, TX 78205

A 180-degree reversal from a rustic outdoor meal.