Texas is a great big state with so much to offer its visitors! It was so difficult to narrow down which area to feature first. We chose San Antonio, for the rich history and a large amount of entertainment attractions available to visitors. We’ve detailed out some of the fantastic things to do in San Antonio with Kids!
There is so much to do in San Antonio that you could spend a whole week here and not see everything!
Things to do in San Antonio with Kids!
Scobee Planetarium offers a variety of programming in the evening for a very reasonable fee. The shows rotate on a monthly basis, so be sure to check their website right before your visit so that you are up-to-date on the current shows.
Natural Bridge Caverns
Your kids won’t even realize they are learning when you visit Natural Bridge Caverns. This cave offers so many varieties of activities it is hard to choose just one. Natural Bridge Caverns offers the traditional cavern tours, an area for gem and fossil mining and the option to witness a bat flight, where millions of bats exit the cave to go out on their nightly hunt for insects. Older children can take the Adventure Tour, a tour of the cavern in its natural state, with no concrete or handrails and the participants, are hooked in with harnesses
Robber Baron Cave Preserve
The Robber Baron Cave is a pretty neat place to check out. The cave has so many interesting features, including a large sinkhole entrance, a geologically complex two-dimensional maze of passages, a rich history, and several unique species that live only underground.
Visit the Alamo
What is a visit to San Antonio without a trip to the Alamo? Here is an excerpt from their website “Located on Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio, Texas, the Alamo houses exhibits on the Texas Revolution and Texas History. Visitors are welcome to stroll through the beautiful Alamo Gardens. Just a short distance from the River Walk, the Alamo is a “must see” for all who come to San Antonio.”
Seaworld San Antonio
San Antonio is home to a SeaWorld location, which houses all of the traditional SeaWorld attractions like Shamu, a dolphin cove, and the penguin encounter. SeaWorld also offers Sesame Street Bay, an attraction geared towards smaller children with a variety of themed rides and activities.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Ripley’s Believe It or Not, has a location in San Antonio, my kids always have an absolute blast touring Ripley’s. The fun and unique things to see never fail to provide family fun!
When you need to cool down after spending the day in the Texas sun, head to Schlitterbahn! Schlitterbahn is an enormous water park that features a ‘beach’, a special area for the smaller kiddos called the ‘kinderhaven’ and an uphill water coaster just to name a few attractions!
Take a River Cruise
Take a river cruise, right in the middle of the famed Riverwalk! Go Rio Cruises is just one of the companies offering this unique view of the Riverwalk. Guests can take guided or specialty tours, chartered excursions or catch a ride on a river taxi from downtown to the Museum Reach to experience the Soul of San Antonio.
Tour the city on a segway
For a unique perspective on the city, why not rent a segway from SegCity? This is an attraction for older kids, but you will be the coolest parent ever when you take your kids on a segway tour! From personal experience, wear super comfy shoes. At the end of the tour that I went on in another city, my feet hurt so badly it really took away from the experience.
Where to Stay:
Like most major cities there are so many great places to stay, but there were a few that we wanted to make sure you knew about.
The Hotel Valencia Riverwalk, is in the middle of all the action at the Riverwalk.
The Omni is situated on the banks of the Riverwalk as well. Lots of the area attractions are within walking distance.
If your family likes to spread out then the Comfort Suites might be a good bet for your crew.
Have you been to San Antonio before? What did you family enjoy the most?