Looking for some fun activities in San Antonio during Spring Break? Whether you already live in San Antonio and are looking for some excitement close to home or are traveling to San Antonio for Spring Break, there is an abundance of options.
Check out some of San Antonio’s hotspots.
Gear up for some excitement
Head to SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica for extended Spring Break hours and nightly fireworks. Six Flags Fiesta Texas is open during Spring Break, with some of the most exciting attractions in the state. Meet the San Antonio Zoo’s three new giraffes daily, and ride the San Antonio Eagle Zoo Train from the zoo to other San Antonio hotspots including the Witte Museum, Kiddie Park, and the Japanese Tea Gardens.
See the sights
Meander through the Japanese Tea Gardens, a free San Antonio activity with serene surroundings including koi ponds and its own restaurant, or visit the San Antonio Botanical Garden, with more blooming flowers than you can imagine and a special exhibit called Storybook Houses, a partnership with the San Antonio chapter of The American Institute of Architects…showcasing five interpretations of storied tales with a focus on the environment, recycling, education and sustainability,” said the San Antonio Current. Head to the booming Southside, the hottest area in San Antonio, for Spring Break Activity Week at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. Unique crafts and themes are offered everyday at this favorite Southside activity center.
Unique San Antonio activities
Have fun on the farm at Fiesta Farm, with a petting zoo, hay ride, and pony rides. Whether you’re a local or a guest, visiting the River Walk never gets old. Come on March 12–13 to see the river turned green for St. Patrick’s Day and take part in a family-friendly San Antonio festival that includes live music, food, fun, and a parade through downtown. Spring Break at the LBJ Ranch in Stonewall offers free short programs three times each day from March 5–20. “You can learn about the Secret Service and "Air Force ½", experience the natural side of the ranch, discover Johnson's legacy of social programs, hear behind-the-scenes stories from the curatorial staff, and much more,” they said. Get a unique look on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at San Antonio’s history projected on the side of the San Fernando Cathedral with The Saga. Attend the Tejas Rodeo in Bulverde for family-friendly rodeo and the live music series every Saturday night in March.
Get a little culture
Spring Break is a great time to see some of San Antonio’s great museums. The Witte Museum is a San Antonio institution, and over Spring Break, visitors can see the newest exhibit, Splendor on the Range: American Indians and the Horse. The San Antonio Museum of Art offers a special Spring Break family event called Playful Pop Art on Tuesday, March 15, from noon to 5pm. The DoSeum, San Antonio’s new children’s museum offering dozens of exhibits and interactive play opportunities is the perfect spot to bring the kids during their time off school. The McNay Art Museum’s Free Spring Break Family Days and the Briscoe Western Art Museum are two more spots to explore.
Burn off some energy
Scheduling activities for kids so they can work off some of their energy is key during Spring Break. Trampoline parks including Amazing Jump, Thin Air, and Flipz Trampoline Park at Pica Pica Plaza allows them to expel some energy while having a great time. Top Golf is a new San Antonio attraction that has been a huge hit with kids and adults alike in other Texas cities.
Hit the road for an easy trip to the Hill Country
Head to New Braunfels, where a short drive yields a number of fun Spring Break activities, from water fun at Schlitterbahn, open March 12–20 for Spring Break, to tubing on the Comal River, to exploring the caves of Natural Bridge Caverns, a favorite place for Texas family activities. Next door to Natural Bridge Caverns is Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, where you can travel through the ranch by car or safari bus and hand-feed exotic animals including zebra, buffalo, and giraffes. When the sun goes down, see a flick at New Braunfels’ drive-in movie theater.