Summer Road Trip Celebration – San Antonio, Texas

A few months ago, I entered a blog contest and won a trip to San Antonio, Texas.  The prize included a two night hotel stay and four tickets to six different attractions.  San Antonio was about a twelve hour drive so this trip probably would not be fitting for a weekend of course!  We left Pensacola on a Friday and returned on the following Tuesday with both Friday and Tuesday being all day travel days.  Even though we had to cover all of our food, several extra hotel nights, and attractions that weren’t included in the prize, we had a great time in San Antonio and are glad we went! 


Ten Kid-Friendly Activities in San Antonio, Texas

  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas – With your admission fee, you get entrance into both the theme park and the small water park attached to it.  The little ones will love Wiggles World and the Boardwalk.  The older children will enjoy the Superman ride and the other very scary roller coasters!
  • San Antonio Missions National Park – This national park consists of the different missions scattered throughout San Antonio.  Before you visit the missions, stop by the Visitor Center and pick up a Junior Ranger Booklet to take with you.
  • The Witte Museum – We moved quickly through this museum so we didn’t spend much time here.  The best part for the kids was the H.E.B. Science treehouse where they had several hands-on activities for kids.
  • Buckhorn Museum – We only went to this because the tickets were included in our prize package but this is definitely not for the feint of heart.  There are animals that are no longer breathing…everywhere…lots of them.  The kids did enjoy the Texas Ranger side of the museum.
  • San Antonio Zoo – This is not the biggest zoo we have ever been to, but it is one of the most kid-friendly zoos we have ever been to.  There is lots for the kids to do to keep them active including a petting zoo where you can actually go into the pens and a discovery center with an area to play.
  • San Antonio Children’s Museum – Great children’s museum with lots of hands-on and interactive activities for the children.
  • Take a boat ride through the Riverwalk – The Riverwalk tours are about 35 minutes and if your kids like boat rides they might get a kick out of this activity.  I wish it had been a little bit shorter because my three year old had her fill about halfway through the trip but we really enjoyed the trip.
  • Eat dinner at Tomatillos – We loved our Tex Mex meal here so much that we went back the next day for a second meal.  On the kid’s menu, they have a plate of refired beans, rice, and tortillas for just $2!!!
  • Schlitterbahn – You may have seen this waterpark on the Discovery Channel show…this waterpark will keep the whole family busy all day long.
  • If you are a fan of theme parks, stop by Sea World San Antonio.

For more family friendly San Antonio activities, visit Wandering Off.  This mama lives in San Antonio and writes about all of her adventures.

Looking for other options for a summer road trip?  See our other summer road trip posts: Tallahassee, Florida; Atlanta, Georgia;  Aliceville, Alabama; and Jacksonville, Florida.  We will continue with our Summer Road Trip Celebration through the rest of the summer!

Today, I am linking up with Trekaroo for Spotlight Thursday.

San Antonio Family Vacation

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