If you want to avoid hearing complaints of “I’m bored!” over spring break, come in prepared with some awesome activities for your kids. Head out on the town with these 10 things to do in San Antonio over spring break:
1. Go to the Park
San Antonio has great parks for running, biking, and hiking for the whole family (including your beloved pup!). Brackenridge gives you a more urban setting while some others, such as McCallister and Eisenhower, are further out into nature. Pack the car with a picnic basket, sunscreen, plenty of water, and any sports equipment and enjoy the great spring weather. We have a more in-depth article on San Antonio parks to help you decide which is best for you.
2. See a Movie
What kid doesn’t want to see the latest movies? Head to the theater to see “The Lego Batman Movie” or another flick with some popcorn and snacks. Or for a special treat, head to the Stars & Stripes Drive-in Theater. Tickets cost $8 for kids 12 and up and only $5 for kids ages 4-11.
3. Get Wet
Some of the most fun kids activities in San Antonio include water attractions. Slip and slide at the Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort, head down the San Antonio river on a boat tour, or go swimming at the Natatorium. There also is fishing, tubing, and boating nearby.
4. Seek Thrills at an Amusement Park
For a really special spring break treat, take your kids to one of San Antonio’s amusement parks. Six Flags Fiesta Texas has all the thrilling rides your kids love as well as shows, water attractions, and plenty of junk food. Morgan’s Wonderland also just opened for the season. This amusement park was created with special needs kids in mind, but is fun for the whole family.
5. Enjoy Nature
If your kids love being outdoors, check out some of San Antonio’s best natural spots. See some exotic animals at the San Antonio Zoo, stop and smells the roses at the Japanese Tea Gardens or the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, or take a tour of the Natural Bridge Caverns.
6. Head Indoors for Some Excitement
If you need to get out of the sun for a little while, look for some new indoor experiences for your kids. We would suggest checking out The Rollercade, Extreme Escape, and one of the many trampoline parks.
7. Be Educational
Don’t let your kids slip entirely out of the school mentality. Over spring break, many of the local museums and art galleries have special deals. And, of course, you can always head over to the missions for some Texas history and culture.
8. Learn and Play
You may need to trick your kids into a little learning over their spring break. If that’s the case, take them to the DoSeum. This interactive museum lets them play, explore, and learn through interactive exhibits, so they’ll never know that they’re learning during their break.
9. Get Scared on a Ghost Tour
If you’re looking for something to do after dark, go on one of the Alamo City Ghost Tours. Be brave with your kids (or scream until your throat hurts) and enjoy a new adventure.
10. Take a Vacation
Head out of town to a nearby Texas city to get a change of scenery. Consider taking a road trip to Austin or Houston, or fly to another state to enjoy a week away from home.
There are tons of fun activities over spring break in San Antonio for kids. Tell us about some of your favorite spring break past times in the comments below!