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San Antonio, Texas Family-friendly activities

Our most recommended San Antonio, Texas Family-friendly activities

San Antonio: Hopscotch Immersive Art Experience Ticket

1. San Antonio: Hopscotch Immersive Art Experience Ticket

Discover the magic of larger-than-life art that you can engage with in a 20,000 square-foot space with this ticket for the Hopscotch art gallery in San Antonio. Be captivated by a collaborative and experiential space that creates distinct shared experiences. Uncover how art can be a vessel to tell stories and illuminate important messages about the past, present, and future. See work that is presented in sustainable and creative ways. Be inspired by new mediums that empower the artists to reach new audiences. Escape the outside world as you enter a space that invokes a sense of joy and wonder through light, color, sculpture, and new media. Stop by the public-facing lounge that includes a full bar, large patio, food truck, and a gift shop. 

SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio

2. SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio

Explore the magical underwater world at SEA LIFE Aquarium San Antonio. Immerse yourself in a tropical sea where sharks and rays swim overhead in 155,000 gallons of water. Be amazed by the underwater ocean tunnel. See the aquarium’s largest sharks and fish swim directly overhead for the ultimate shark selfie. Reach in and touch a chocolate chip sea star, sea anemones, hermit crabs, and more. Dive into a shipwreck to spot some of the most unique creatures at SEA LIFE San Antonio. Be mesmerized at a technicolor reef full of live corals, count the schooling bannerfish, and wave hello to beautiful coral fish. Optionally, you may choose to also experience the ultimate indoor LEGO® playground at LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio. Surround yourself with LEGO Bricks, take flight on Merlin's Apprentice ride, blast skeletons on Kingdom Quest ride, and see your favorite characters on screen.

San Antonio: Saturday Night Rodeo General Admission Ticket

3. San Antonio: Saturday Night Rodeo General Admission Ticket

Upon arrival, you will be directed onto the rodeo grounds for a true Texas experience, where you can enjoy delicious Texas BBQ while sipping a cold drink, all the while taking in some good ol' country music. Roam around the Western-themed grounds where you'll find vendors selling cowboy hats, leather goods, jewelry, and more. If an adrenaline rush is what you're after, the mechanical bull lets you put your bull-riding skills to the test. Try your best to hang on for 8 seconds. A life-size, stuffed bucking bull makes for perfect photo opportunities during your visit. After all the food and fun, make your way into the covered arena for a professional rodeo, including an opening ceremony, horse-drawn chuck wagon and longhorn cattle entrance, award-winning drill team, a presentation of the flags, bull riding, team-roping and barrel-racing speed events, mutton busting and calf scrambling for the kids, and much more. Following the rodeo, guests can boot-scoot in the covered pavilion to a live country and western band who will play for hours.

San Antonio: Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Flexible Date Ticket

4. San Antonio: Six Flags Fiesta Texas - Flexible Date Ticket

Have a fantastic day of fun at a part theme park, part water park at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Discover a mix of rollercoasters, kid-friendly rides and games, water park slides, live entertainment, and more. Ideal for all the family, there’s bound to be something for adrenaline-seekers and those looking for a more relaxed day out. Be like a superhero and soar with Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Rollercoaster. Immerse yourself in Gotham City on the 4D free-fly coaster BATMAN: The Ride. Or whizz, spin, and loop around Boomerang, Fireball, and Goliath as your heart pounds with excitement and adrenaline. Cool down on the various water rides and make a splash on the Bermuda Triangle Slide, Big Bender Raft Ride, Bamboo Chutes, and more. Or if you really want to chill out, take a relaxed ride on the lazy river. Dive in the Lonestar Lagoon, a wave pool shaped like the state of Texas. Kids will have no shortage of choices either with all the family-friendly rides throughout the park. Try the Bucakrooz, hop on Daffy’s School Bus Express, ride on Taz’s Tornado, and enjoy a day of fun with all of your favorite cartoon characters.

LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio

5. LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio

Discover the many LEGO attractions located at LEGOLAND Discovery Center San Antonio. Save the princess on an interactive journey during the Kingdom Quest adventure ride. See famous LEGO characters on the big screen, like The LEGO Movie™: A New Adventure, at the 4D LEGO Cinema. Go faster and higher on Merlin’s Apprentice Ride where you control an enchanted cart to conjure the sorcerer’s spell and soar into the sky. Explore MINILAND, a San Antonio cityscape made entirely out of LEGO Bricks – over 1.5 million to be exact. Build friendship in LEGO Friends Heartlake City and create new colorful additions to add to their growing town. Get a selfie with a LEGO Friend during the visit too. Create a LEGO racing car at the LEGO Build & Test and race vehicles on the test track for the quickest time. Select the option that includes SEA LIFE San Antonio and discover San Antonio’s only underwater ocean tunnel, come face to fin with sharks, and marvel at over 20 breathtaking exhibits.

San Antonio: Ghosts and Dark History Guided Walking Tour

6. San Antonio: Ghosts and Dark History Guided Walking Tour

Discover the dark truth behind top sights in downtown San Antonio on this guided walking tour. Listen to stories about real-life wars, deaths, and murders and hear about the ghosts these events left behind. Meet your guide and head to the Alamo to learn the gruesome details behind one of the most famous battles in history. Next, head to the Menger Hotel which is one of the oldest operating hotels in the South and has boasted guests like Ulysses S. Grant, Oscar Wilde, and Teddy Roosevelt. Find out about the events that took place at the the Emily Morgan hotel which was the city's first sky-scraper and its first hospital. Make your way down Houston Street and listen as your guide fills you in on some of San Antonio's worst killers and natural disasters.  Stop at the Majestic Theatre in the center of San Antonio's Theatre District, which is home to some theatrical stories of the paranormal. Finish your spine-chilling tour at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel which is the venue where one of the most brutal crimes in San Antonio's history took place.

San Antonio: Aquatica Skip-the-Line Park Admission Ticket

7. San Antonio: Aquatica Skip-the-Line Park Admission Ticket

Head to Aquatica San Antonio and enjoy a fun day for the whole family. With rides, slides, beaches and play areas, there’s something for everyone. Select the combination ticket, and benefit from access to SeaWorld. Spend a day at Aquatica and make the most of the attractions this water park has to offer. Float next to stingrays, feel the rush on water slides, or relax on one of the sandy beaches. Splash about in the play area, and don’t forget to ride the new Tonga Twister. Choose the option including entrance to SeaWorld San Antonio, and enjoy up-close encounters with bottlenose dolphins, killer whales, and other marine animals. Ride thrilling roller coasters, see educational shows, and much more.

San Antonio: San Antonio Zoo Entry Ticket

8. San Antonio: San Antonio Zoo Entry Ticket

Discover one of San Antonio's must-see attractions with an entry ticket to the San Antonio Zoo. Explore the zoo's grounds, spanning 50,000 acres, and see some of the more than 8,500 animals that call this zoo home. Take time to see the flock of Caribbean flamingos or watch as red-ruffed and black and white lemurs jump and play at Pride Place. Say hello to hyenas and bears in The Grotto, or visit the Asian Forest, home to the Komodo dragon and cute Asian small-clawed otters. The Cat Grotto is home to small cats like the caracal, clouded leopard, and black-footed cat. Walk through this majestic area as water flows over the rocks. Visit the Friedrich Aquarium, home to fresh and saltwater animals, and head to the Reptile House to see a wide array of reptiles from all over the world, from snakes to turtles to lizards. Immerse yourself in Neotropica with the feel of a remote South American fishing village. This area of San Antonio Zoo is home to jaguars, Amazon birds, monkeys, mammals, fish, and reptiles. Check out the world-famous Timothy and Uma at Africa Live. See a Nile crocodile, a variety of fish, okapi, African wild dogs, dwarf mongoose, colobus monkeys, and a giant aviary with exotic birds. Big Lake is a bird-lovers paradise. Marvel at the whooping crane pair, Madison and Patty, as well as other resident winged animals including pelicans, storks, ducks, and flamingos. Big Cat Valley allows you to get face-to-face with magnificent animals- Hear the roar of lions as they let you know they are the kings of the zoo. Gaze across The Savanna from elevated viewpoints to see zebras, ostriches, sitatunga, cranes, giraffes, and white rhinos roaming peacefully. Have your own outback adventure at Kangaroo Krossing. Get up close to kangaroos, and pose for a fun photo opportunity, where unexpected guests may pop out of a kangaroo's pouch. At Amphibia you can see frogs, toads, salamanders, and caecilians from Texas and around the world. See Australian wildlife from the outback and beyond, including cassowaries, tree kangaroos, mighty red kangaroos, and the Australian Aviary at Wild Australia. Encounter birds from all parts of the world at Hixon Bird House. See birds from the deserts of the American southwest, coastal beaches, South American rain forest, the jungles of Asia, and the African bush. And if you're visiting with your little ones, make sure to pop past Kronkosky's Tiny Tot Nature Spot. This area is specially designed for knee-high naturalists from birth to 5 years old. Here, young explorers can dig, climb, splash, and get dirty while uncovering and discovering nature’s wonders.

The Ghosts of San Antonio Walking Tour

9. The Ghosts of San Antonio Walking Tour

Experience the spooky side of San Antonio with this Ghosts of San Antonio tour, a ghost-themed tour with over 6 months of preparation and research put into it. Visit San Antonio's haunted spots while learning about the city's scary history. Prepare for a spooky time as you walk to the historically significant, and scary, buildings in the city. Discover the sinister history of ghosts and hauntings in San Antonio, and dive back to the dark days of the old Wild West. Experience a chilling tour that’s great for the whole family.

San Antonio: History Through Art Guided Walking Tour

10. San Antonio: History Through Art Guided Walking Tour

Perfect for the art and outdoors lover, this guided walking tour takes you around the San Pedro Creek Culture Park to see many of San Antonio's iconic public works of art. See Plaza De Las Islas Canarias, the Spanish Governor's Palace, San Fernando Cathedral, and more while learning local history. Starting from San Antonio’s Main Plaza, Plaza De Las Islas Canarias, start your journey through San Antonio's history from its Indigenous roots to its Spanish settlements. Hear about years of revolution and turbulence, followed by growth and development into more modern times. Going on and off the beaten path, stop at over 15 photo-worthy public art installations and over 8 historic sites. Travel past the Spanish Governor's Palace and along the beautiful San Pedro Creek Culture Park to its northernmost point, Plaza de Fundacion. After exploring Plaza de Fundacion, follow the route back to Main Plaza with a quick detour to Casa Navarro State Historic Site. Round off your trip with an overview of San Fernando Cathedral.

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What people are saying about San Antonio, Texas

Good value evening. We are from the UK so haven’t seen many rodeos and this was a great, smallish, family style event that we really enjoyed.

This place is fantastic! The atmosphere is awesome. Everyone has a good time. The rodeo, facilities, food, drink, and staff are all 5 stars.

My teenage grandsons came for a visit and Hopscotch was the most fun thing we did! Thank you Billie Bernal

Very interesting and unique. If you've done Meow Wolf (or are interested in it) you'll enjoy Hopscotch.

Fun the family, great atmosphere. I would definitely recommend on a trip to the San Antonio area