Last updated on March 8th, 2018 at 09:04 pm
With its wide variety of cultural centers, outdoor adventure, and amusement park fun, San Antonio, Texas is far from being a one-horse town! Loaded with family fun, you and your crew will be busy from dawn to dusk exploring the home of the historic Alamo.
What is Texas without a Rodeo?
Tejas Rodeo Company gives families the chance to experience real rodeo fun in San Antonio! The show is non-stop full rodeo action with bull riding, barrel racing, calf and team roping, and the best part – a chance for the kids to take part in the frenzied calf scramble. All of the action happens every Saturday night from March to November. Yee Haw!
Check out San Antonio’s Spookier Side
In a city so rich in history, there is bound to be ghost stories. San Antonio definitely has its fair share! Take an Alamo City Ghost Tour and learn about San Antonio’s wicked past firsthand! Tour-goers don ghost-hunting equipment as they explore the scenes of terrible crimes and spooky happenings.
See Another Side of Texas, Underground!
If your crew is in the mood for something more adventurous, visit Natural Bridge Caverns. Their tag line is “Discovery on a Whole New Level” and, oh my goodness, is it ever! They offer tours of two enormous underground caverns and so much more. You can pan for precious stones, take the ultimate climbing challenge (exciting challenges for kids and grown-ups), navigate your way through an outdoor maze, or just enjoy the spectacular nature of the surrounding area.
Shop in San Antonio’s Oldest Neighborhood
There are a lot shopping choices in San Antonio, but none quite compare to La Villita Historic Arts Village and El Mercado at Market Square. La Villita is comprised of galleries, shops, and restaurants, featuring paintings, sculpture, and other creations by local and regional artists. Market Square, a three-block outdoor plaza, is the largest Mexican market in the U.S. The Market offers a myriad of cultural goodness including delicious food and fine handcrafted goods. Both the art village and Market Square feature working artists, musicians, and various cultural events.
Enjoy a Thrill Fiesta
Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers San Antonio visitors tons of amusement park entertainment! From thrilling roller coasters to mild merry-go-rounds, kids big and small will enjoy a deliriously fun time. Definitley a kids favorite for fun in San Antonio.
Step Back in Time at the Historic Alamo
No one should visit San Antonio without exploring the Alamo! The famed battle site is a 4.2-acre complex of gardens and historic displays. Where the Alamo definitely gets top billing, you can visit other historic missions as well. A trail for hiking or biking runs from the Alamo along the river through the San Antonio Missions Park, the site of three more missions. Rent a bike from San Antonio B-Cycle and enjoy a fun way to see both historic venues.
You can find great family-friendly San Antonio Hotels to fit every budget. Save on accommodation and avoid booking in the summer. Instead, visit between November and April. You will skip long lines at tourist attractions and avoid the intense summer humidity.
Families can have so much fun in San Antonio! If you have visited this great US city and have any other ideas for family fun, please share your thoughts in the comments.