From history and culture, to attractions to food, there’s something for everyone in San Antonio. Here are my top picks for your next adventure in San Antonio with kids. If you’re going to visit in the summer, check out Kidcation Week in August for special offers on hotels, restaurants, and attractions.
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Fall in love with San Antonio in 60 seconds:
The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium
HemisFair Park – Iconic park housing Tower of the Americas, Institute of Texan Cultures, fountains & a playground
Kiddie Park – America’s Oldest Children’s Amusement Park with a carousel & Ferris wheel, and old-school arcade games.
River Walk – a city park and network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. Ernie Pyle once described the River Walk as “The American Venice”.
River Cruise with Go Rio Cruises offers an unforgettable way to experience the world-famous San Antonio River Walk. It captures the sights, wonders and culture of the River City.
Splashtown San Antonio – over 50 rides and attractions on 20 acres.
The Alamo – And Phil Collins, yeah that Phil Collins. A fan of The Alamo since he was 5 years old, Collins has been a longtime collector of artifacts. In 2014 he generously donated his priceless collection of Alamo and Texana artifacts to the Texas General Land Office, guardian of the Alamo on behalf of the people of Texas.
The Witte Museum – established in 1926 and is located in Brackenridge Park in San Antonio, Texas. It is dedicated to telling the stories of Texas, from prehistory to the present.
San Antonio Botanical Garden – Now through the end of the year check out Nature Connects: Art with LEGO® Bricks to the Gardenwith a whole new set of LEGO sculptures that will amaze and inspire.
The DoSeum – San Antonio’s Museum For Kids, the next generation of interactive education.
Institute of Texan Cultures –
Morgan’s Wonderland –
Magik Theatre –
San Antonio Spurs –
Scobee Planetarium and Challenger Learning Center – The Scobee Education Center is a state-of-the-art space science education facility on the San Antonio College campus.
Family Friendly San Antonio Hill Country Attractions
Each of the following theme parks is a short drive from downtown San Antonio and set in the beauty of the San Antonio Hill Country:
SeaWorld & Aquatica –
Six Flags Fiesta Texas –
Schlitterbahn Water Park Resort –
Natural Bridge Caverns –