Let's take a vacation in our own town, San Antonio, and visit the Japanese Tea Gardens.
This free, dog- friendly
park is open to the public from 7am-5pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Take a walk on the different pathways and witness for yourself the beautiful view of the waterfall from the pavilion, the colorful koi fish, and enjoy lunch at the Jingu House Cafe.
The only thing more interesting than the park is the history behind it. In 1899, San Antonio Water Works Company (now SAWs) and their president George W. Brackenridge donated 199 acres of land to the city of San Antonio. Emma Koehler of Pearl Brewery then donated 11 additional acres and thus City Parks Commissioner, Ray Lambert, began construction of the garden. The garden as we know it today was completed in 2007.
This beautiful park is a must-see when in San Antonio and can even be reserved for events and private parties.