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A Texas Hill Country Christmas: free (& low-cost) holiday fun north of San Antonio

Today, San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor* Pamela Price from The Texas Wildflower. The winter holidays are a wonderful reason to explore the Hill Country region, picking up bits of history and learning about the region’s culture along the way. Below are several opportunities suitable for family adventures–and one grown-up activity–slated for December 2017. Watch Santa […]

Get Outta Town for Girls Night Out: Boerne’s Holiday Diva Night on November 9!

This post is sponsored by Boerne’s Hill Country Mile and written by Kirk Thompson, a part-time PR person and full-time mom, who is always looking for the next great adventure she can share with friends and family. For event information and to find out what else is happening on the Hill Country Mile, visit their Facebook page. Thank you […]

Taking a high-tech Texas summer road trip in the 2018 Chevy Equinox

One of my favorite things about summer is the ability to spend time reconnecting with my sister and her kids. Although we live in the same town, our busy work schedules and kid commitments during the year make it tough to get quality time together. For the last few years, we’ve made a point to […]

Holiday fun at the Hill Country Science Mill

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. When the Science Mill offered to host our family for an afternoon of STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) fun, I couldn’t resist. A scenic day trip […]

Win a trip to visit Plano, Texas!

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. Earlier this spring, the folks at Visit Plano invited me and my family to spend a weekend there. We enjoyed three days getting to know this […]

Swim with dolphins at SeaWorld Texas’ Discovery Point

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. SeaWorld Texas provided me with the opportunity to swim with dolphins and meet sea lions and beluga whales in the hope that I’d share my experience […]

5 Free Things to do in Austin This Summer

Subscribe to San Antonio Mom Blogs’ newsletter to get our Top 3 Free Recommended Events for Families each week: Subscribe for free fun! For Email Marketing you can trust. If you’re looking for free things to do in Austin this summer, here are five activities that the whole family will enjoy! Watch purple martins put […]

Our top 5 free (or almost-free) things for families to do from Denise Richter’s Book: 100 Things to do in San Antonio Before you Die

This post features an affiliate link. Thank you for supporting the brands and books that support San Antonio Mom Blogs! Whether you’re an Alamo City native, born and raised here, or you’re visiting the Alamo City for the first (or second or third!) time and want a fantastic guidebook with an insider’s view to San […]

The newly expanded JW Marriott San Antonio River Bluff Water Experience

San Antonio Mom Blogs is proud to partner with the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort on this post. Have you visited the JW Marriott Hill Country San Antonio Resort? If yes, then you know it’s a special haven located just miles away from the city with sprawling Hill Country views that beckon you […]

Free family fun during the holidays at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort

Few places are prettier during the holidays than the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort.

Empowering 5 million women around the world by 2020: #5by20

Invited by Coca Cola as a guest to attend their #5by20 Art of Entrepreneurship event in Atlanta in June, I received travel and accommodations and samples of 5by20 products. All opinions are mine. A sight tourists rarely see, the world’s 3rd largest landfill looms behind the airport in Mexico City. A blight unto itself, the Chimalhuacán […]

Making family connections at The Woodlands Resort

Over the first weekend in June, my family and I took off to The Woodlands, just north of Houston, to celebrate the end of another school year and my husband, Roger’s, birthday. The Woodlands Resort generously offered to host us for the weekend and, during our three-hour drive east, then north (the Resort is about […]

A visit to the Hill Country Science Mill

Today, San Antonio Mom Blogs welcomes guest contributor Melanie Mendez-Gonzales from ¿Qué Means What?. Our familia loves everything STEM-related (science, technology, engineering, and math) so we were eager to check out the Hill Country Science Mill. We’ve driven through Johnson City, where the Science Mill is located, many times while traveling across the state to visit family. Learning that a state-of-the-art STEM educational center for families […]

Winter melts away at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa

Disclosure: My family and I received complimentary accommodations for two nights in a suite at the JW Marriott in San Antonio but we handled all of our other expenses. I received no additional compensation and all opinions are mine. This post does contain affiliate links. San Antonio winter weather isn’t something most people complain about. […]

Road Trip: 5 Free Holiday Happenings in Austin

There’s always free fun to be had in Austin and today we’ve got Free Fun in Austin expert Heidi Gollub here to tell us all about her recommended free holiday happenings in Austin. This December, take a quick family road trip north for a whole lot of free, festive, family fun! 1. Mozart’s Coffee Roasters Daily through January 4 […]

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort: Paradise is closer than you think

A staycation is like a huge, rich, slice of chocolate cake. You don’t indulge yourself with one every day but, when you do splurge, you want the experience to be worth it. My family and I were recently invited to experience a summer staycation at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa […]

Road Trip: 5 free things to do with kids in Houston

Jennifer Patrick’s enthusiasm for life is contagious. When she’s in a room, people are drawn to her bubbly personality, wildly hilarious sense of humor, and kind and charming nature. She’s another of the amazing bloggers I’ve met through the SeaWorld Wildside blog ambassador program and she happens to have a handle on family fun in Houston (and beyond […]

Road Trip: 5 Free Things to do with Kids in Dallas / Fort Worth

I met Courtney, with My Crazy Savings, through the SeaWorld Wildside blog ambassador program a few years ago. Courtney’s a mom to three girls and she’s a super savings wizard to boot. I knew she’d have great suggestions for fun things families can do in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. In today’s guest post, […]

Road Trip: 5 Free Things to do with Kids in Austin

San Antonio is a great place to spend your summer but, sometimes, it’s exciting to get out of town for a bit in search of new adventures. Austin is full of fun and funky kid-friendly things to do and, better yet, I know someone with the scoop on all that is FREE in Austin: Meet Heidi […]

First Look: Roa’s Aviary at Aquatica and SeaWorld San Antonio

Disclosure: I’m a SeaWorld Wildside blogger. I receive complimentary passes for my family and other perks throughout the year. All opinions are mine. This weekend, SeaWorld and Aquatica’s newest animal interaction opens! Roa’s Aviary is home to 100 exotic birds (soon to be 300 as more birds are slowly added in to the aviary). Right now […]

Recommended reading: We’ll Always Have Paris, by Jennifer Coburn

Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of We’ll Always Have Paris for the purposes of this review. I did not receive any other compensation. This post contains an affiliate link. All opinions are mine. As a military brat, I grew up living and and traveling all around the United States. And, for three years in […]

The brand new Tower Creek at Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Disclosure: My family and I received complimentary entrance to this attraction, along with lunch. I was not compensated in any other way and all opinions and photos (except for the aerial view of Tower Creek, which is property of Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch) are mine. If you’ve ever visited Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, you know […]

Enjoying Blastenhoff Beach at Schlitterbahn New Braunfels with elementary school-age kids

Disclosure: my family and I received free admission to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels but I received no other compensation. All opinions are mine. The highlight of our Spring Break so far was a trip to Schlitterbahn New Braunfels, just 30 minutes north of San Antonio. This was the first year that a section of Schlitterbahn (Blastenhoff […]

First look at Zootennial Plaza at the San Antonio Zoo

Hoping to avoid the Spring Break crowds at the San Antonio Zoo next week, the kids and I headed there yesterday after school for our first glimpse of Zootennial Plaza. It’s gorgeous and well worth the wait! But, before I show you how lovely Zootennial Plaza is, I’ve got to share our celebrity siting. We […]

How to spend Spring Break 2014 in San Antonio

The most family-friendly city in the country, San Antonio has more things to see and do than your Spring Break will possibly allow. With such a wide variety of things to do in San Antonio during Spring Break, you’ll need more than a week. May I suggest two weeks for fun and one to recover? […]