Japanese Tea Garden
In the unlikely city of San Antonio, a pretty Japanese garden has a long history, beginning in 1899. What was once a stone quarry was turned into a small paradise with the vision of local government leaders and artists. It also has a sad history when the Japanese caretakers of the gardens were forcibly removed during WWII. Afterwards the garden was temporarily named the "Chinese Tea Garden" to prevent vandalism. Today, it is a popular spot for weddings and parties. The garden also has a cafe where you can get bubble tea. While you will pay for amenities at the cafe, entry to the gardens is completely free. It is conveniently open year round.