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? Ah, if only the school districts would listen!
Here are the places and events you can’t miss during Spring Break 2014 in San Antonio:
Swim with stingrays at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s one-of-a-kind waterpark. Is it safe? Yes. Even for small children? But of course! I took Waylon last year.
Tube in the Comal River while never leaving Schlitterbahn New Braunfels or slip down one of their daring slides. With over 65 acres and 40 rides, they’ve got something for every age and level of bravery.
As the official Outdoorsy Leader for #SA2020Resolutions, it’s my duty to send you out into the 185 parks and greenways San Antonio proudly provides. Watch some deer graze or bring a picnic lunch to fuel your tank before taking a hike or hitting the playground.
Sculpt a sandcastle in a landlocked place. The San Antonio Botanical Garden’s Sand Sculpture exhibit, open during Spring Break, gives visitors a first-hand look at a master sand sculptor at work. Kids can also dig for shells in a sandbox, create designs with chalk art, and check out the tidal pool display.
Free is always good but free cheese? It doesn’t get any better than that. Catch Tillamook, America’s best cheese, on their tour through San Antonio (many of this tour’s dates fall during Spring Break).
Make animal friends on foot at the San Antonio Zoo or by car at the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. The San Antonio Zoo starts Spring Break with their Centennial celebration when they unveil their Zootennial Carousel in Zootennial Plaza. Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is proudly showing off their rare twin giraffes, Nakato and Wasswa, who were born last May. They’re the only living set of twin Reticulated Giraffes born in the United States. Be sure to visit the Ranch early in the day when the animals are most active and willing to come right up to your car to say hello.
Take your kids birdwatching at the Cibolo Nature Center near Boerne. It’s a great, outdoor activity that even your littlest Tweety can do.
Take your kids fishing! With no license needed, your whole family can fish at Fisherman’s Corner near Canyon Lake. Take home and cook what you catch. Hopefully it will be warmer than when we went (although, the fish were bitting quite a bit even on that blustery day!).
Attend the theatre. The Magik Theatre offers several performances of Llama, Llama during Spring Break. The actors at Magik always bring storybooks to life in hilarious fashion.
Get artsy with a visit to the Briscoe Western Art Museum which, San Antonio mom blogger Inga tells me, is filled with art and artifacts from cowboy (and cowgirl) days gone by.
Little ones can meet Buddy from Dinosaur Train during Spring Break. KLRN will host these free events at two local parks and a library.
Older kids (and very careful younger ones!) will appreciate a chance to see free artist demos at Wimberly Glassworks, just outside of San Antonio. Free Fun in Austin has all of the details.
Speaking of free fun, two popular posts from last summer showcase ways to enjoy Spring Break in the Alamo City without spending a fortune. Check out Free Fun in San Antonio and Almost Free Fun in San Antonio.
And, if you’re looking for more creative suggestions for making the most of your staycation, San Antonio mom blogger Sarah has some awesome tips.
I’m thinking warm thoughts for Spring Break and wishing you plenty of fun in the sun!