From professional sports and arena leagues, to hiking and kayaking, San Antonio offers a myriad of sporting and recreational activities. Maybe it's the 300 annual days of sunlight, or the 176 city parks-San Antonians enjoy the outdoors year-round!
Home of the five-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, San Antonio also boasts five other professional teams in soccer, baseball, ice hockey, and arena football. Non-professional sports teams include rugby and a drum and bugle corps.
Outdoor recreation opportunities start downtown with the San Antoino B-cycle and the Mission Trail, and extend all the way out into the great Texas Hill Country and the Texas Gulf Coast. The city has 14,282 acres of parks and 114 miles of mostly urban hike-and-bike trails, plus paddling and kayaking trails down the San Antonio River! Hemisfair Park, Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Pedro Springs Park, and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park are all within biking distance of the Trinity campus.
The scenic Hill Country, home of Enchanted Rock and Government Canyon State Natural Areas (among many others!), provides a respite from bustling city life. Parks, lakes, and wilderness areas span the Hill Country, South Texas, and Gulf Coast regions. The best part is, these are all camper, hiker, biker, climber, swimmer, or kayaker friendly!