Looking for some fun activities in San Antonio for the family to spend some time together? The Alamo City is filled with great family-friendly spots, activities, and special events. If you live in San Antonio, you may already be familiar with some of these posts. But remembering how much fun you can have together is a good reminder to get back out and enjoy all that San Antonio can bring to families.
Unique San Antonio activities
Fiesta Farm—Pet the animals and enjoy the surroundings, with a petting zoo, hay ride, and pony rides.
The Cave Without a Name—This living cavern will inspire your kids’ inner explorer. Traverse more than two miles of cave, check out the stalactites and stalagmites, and enjoy the year-round 66-degree temps.
You can be as active as you want to be in San Antonio.
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center—Tours, educational program, camps, and special events keep families engaged and encourage them to continue to visit this special Southside natural habitat.
Pro Soccer—Everyone is aware of the San Antonio Spurs, but do your kids know about the San Antonio Scorpions Soccer Team? Part of the North American Soccer League (NASL), the team plays at Toyota Field.
San Antonio is a cultural hotspot, and a variety of museums provide education and entertainment at the same time.
The DoSeum Children's Museum is the newest spot for kids and families to enjoy. With plenty of space both inside and out filled with exhibits and play space including an interactive robot, a spy academy with math challenges, an interactive puppet parade, a storymaking spot, a Spy Academy, a musical staircase like the one that was featured in the movie Big, an accessible treehouse, and a children's river, kids will stay busy and have fun. And you’ll love that the museum focuses on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
San Antonio’s Children’s Museum—With exhibits and activities for kids under 10 plus a separate Tot Spot, you can rest assured that all your little ones will enjoy being at this favorite children’s museum.
The Witte Museum—Science, natural history, and Texas heritage are on display in this favorite museum. Kids will love the hands-on activities and artifacts, including bugs and other live animals. You’ll also want to check out the The McNay Art Museum and the Briscoe Western Art Museum.
You're never lacking something entertaining to do here!
Brooks City Base—Southside San Antonio's Brooks City Base is the most exciting redevlopment project in the city, with a new town center, a new linear park, several new hotels and restaurants, and retail outlets, and the renovation of the historic Hangar 9, envisioned as a place to potentially host community events.
The Pearl—Accessible from the Riverwalk, The Pearl is one of San Antonio’s newest spots for entertainment, with a variety of shops, restaurants, a weekly farmer’s market, and other exciting San Antonio events like First Thursdays and Twiglet Story Time every Friday morning.
Going to the park
Whether you’re looking to relax under a tree and enjoy a picnic, watch the kids play on a jungle gym, or explore some of the historic places in and around San Antonio, there are tons of parks from which to choose.Brackenridge Park—One of the most beautiful parks in San Antonio, Brackenridge is a favorite spot for families to hang out thanks to its playscape, ball fields, walking paths, and duck pond.
HemisFair Park—The 1968 World's Fair was held here, and the site is now a great park with a playground, plus scenic waterfalls and fountains and a playground. Perhaps the biggest draw of the park is Tower of the Americas, offering some of the best views of the city from the 750-foot tower.
Kiddie Park—Come for the carousel that’s been here since 1918 and rides that will transport you back to 1925, when the park first opened. The kids are sure to love the pony rides and carnival games.
Jim Mattox Park—Opened in 2011, Jim Mattox Park is one of the favorite amenities of San Antonio masterplan Mission del Lago. The park features a 2,500-square-foot playground, a tennis court, picnic tables and grills, and will soon connect directly to the Medina River Trail.
Julian C Gallardo Park and Playground—Part of Julian C Gallardo Elementary School, the park is a favorite play space of Mission del Lago residents with its shaded playground and playing fields.
If you’re simply looking for a way to get the kids’ energy out, you have a number of options. Check out trampoline parks including Amazing Jump, Thin Air, and Flipz Trampoline Park at Pica Pica Plaza and Top Golf, a new San Antonio attraction that’s already becoming a popular spot for families.