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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? 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.

Swimming with stingrays at Aquatica for Spring Break in San Antonio

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.

Schlitterbahn New Braunfels for Spring Break 2014 in San Antonio

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.

Visit San Antonio parks during Spring Break

Look back at the past at the South Texas Heritage Center and then right next store at the Witte glimpse into the future at the Alien Worlds and Androids exhibit.

Visit the South Texas Heritage Center during San Antonio Spring Break 2014

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.

Sand Sculpture Exhibit at the San Antonio Botanical Garden during Spring Break

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).

Check out the Tillamook Cheese Tour in San Antonio 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 PlazaNatural 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.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a great place to visit during Spring Break in San Antonio

Take your kids birdwatching at the Cibolo Nature Center near Boerne. It’s a great, outdoor activity that even your littlest Tweety can do.

Cibolo Nature Center to birdwatch over Spring Break in San Antonio

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!).

Fishing for the whole family at Fisherman's Corner at Canyon Lake during Spring Break

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.

Visit The Magik Theatre during Spring Break 2014 to see Llama, Llama

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!

Spring Break 2014 in San Antonio

Comments

  1. FANTASTIC ideas!!!

    The only thing I would say is go early otherwise you’ll be there with the crowd!
    Sara Phillips recently posted…Kids in the Kitchen: Spaghetti DinnerMy Profile

  2. One of the best things about this city is that there is ALWAYS something great to do!
    Patti recently posted…Gift-Giving: Make or Buy?My Profile

  3. Great round-up! My introvert self will be hiding inside during Spring Break, but we’ll add these ideas to our to-do list once everyone gets back to school/work. :)
    Melissa D recently posted…Friday Favorites: Best of the Internet #4My Profile

  4. This is a great list! Thanks for mentioning my post!
    Sarah recently posted…Comfort and Beauty : A Grocery Store BouquetMy Profile

  5. Lots of great ideas! We also have a great post about the Buckhorn Museum- great fun for out of towners. http://s.shr.lc/1hx77bK

  6. http://www.texancultures.com/spring_break_2014_at_itc/ Don’t forget to check out Texas Frontier Week kicking it off with FREE Pioneer Sunday at the Institute of Texan Cultures!

  7. Be Careful w/ Canyon Lake Fish: Texas Parks & Wildlife Consumption Ban and Advisories:
    https://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/regulations/outdoor-annual/fishing/general-rules-regulations/fish-consumption-bans-and-advisories
    Central Texas

    Canyon Lake in Comal County

    Chemical of Concern:
    Mercury

    For striped bass and longnose gar, adults and children 12 and older are advised to eat no more than two 8-ounce servings per month. Children under 12 should eat no more than two 4-ounce servings per month.
    Pregnant women, women who could become pregnant and mothers who are breastfeeding are advised not to eat any striped bass or longnose gar from the lake.

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