Windcrest is a small town outside of San Antonio in Texas. Its charms attract dog-lovers looking to visit the larger city. It also has a thriving population all its own that gets to enjoy what Windcrest has to offer every day. Only one vet calls the small city of Windcrest home, but that’s no reason to worry; next door San Antonio has a dozen vets and 24-hour animal hospitals so your dog always has access to great care.
Start your stay in Windcrest off on the right foot with lunch or dinner at the location’s Buffalo Wild Wings, where a large patio means your dog can join you for a tasty meal. Just be sure to call ahead during peak hours so they can save you a table!
If you’ve had a long day, head back to your dog friendly hotel to take a load off. Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Northeast in Windcrest for a small pet fee allows you to bring more than one dog into the room, so all your pawsome pals can come. Make Windcrest your base camp for visiting the whole San Antonio area, or make it a destination all on its own. Flexibility is the name of the game in Windcrest.
Windcrest’s Windy Hollow neighborhood is located just south of Takas Park, and is home to the end of one of the area’s most beautiful trails. The trail, thanks to a grant from the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, runs from this neighborhood all the way to Takas Park. When your dog needs to get out and stretch his legs, take him for a walk along the trail and enjoy its bridges and benches along the way. Whether you take a quick jaunt or a leisurely stroll, both you and your dog will enjoy spending time on this scenic trail.
Schertz, Texas is located just 9 miles northeast of Windcrest, and it’s definitely worth the short drive. This area’s Northcliff neighborhood is home to the popular Schertz Dog Park. Located behind the Schertz Fire Department, this quiet dog park is a peaceful retreat for pups and their parents. The park only spans about half an acre, but is fully fenced-in to give your dog an area to run and play off-leash. With separate areas for large and small dogs, pets of all sizes can feel safe while playing. Benches provide dog lovers with a place to rest while their dogs frolic. The dog park is open from dusk to dawn daily.
If you are looking for a place to have a tail-wagging good time with your canine companion, head to Universal City’s Pat Booker Rd / E Langley Blvd neighborhood. Located just over 6 miles northeast of Windcrest, this area is home to the Universal City Dog Park. This park features separate areas for large and small dogs. A walking path is located inside the large dog area. There are also two large watering stations and a doggy playhouse. The park is fenced in for safe off-leash play, and there are benches and picnic tables where pet parents can relax and watch their dogs. Trees scattered throughout the park offer ample shade for sunny days.