In + Around San Antonio

A parent’s guide to all things San Antonio! The Alamo City is geographically a large area and there are tons of things to do in a variety of spots in and around the city. If you’re feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start, this is a great starting place. From kid-friendly restaurants to the best things to do with your family, Alamo City Moms has you covered with everything to do in our great city. Our team of 40+ moms is happy to share the ins-and-outs of what’s happening in San Antonio! Topics of articles include museums, parks, arts, restaurants, family-friendly events, the River Walk, Sea World, Schlitterbahn, Fiesta Texas and much, much more.

Somehow we're still hitting 100°F this late in September, but seasonal changes are nearly upon us and, so far, climate conditions have not ruined this year's pumpkin crops. Plenty of local pumpkin patches are easily accessible, and many are free....
In September, National Literacy Month, we nationally recognize the importance of literacy, from infancy through adulthood. The steps to foster in our children a love of reading, begin at home, pointing out colors and shapes in books to settling...
I’ve been a San Antonio resident for more than 20 years and a Southside resident for a decade. Growing up on the Northwest side, Downtown was a world away to my family, let alone the Southside. I moved to...
Not all barbecue is created equal, especially not in Texas, where barbecue is almost a religion. So when a barbecue spot in Seguin draws national attention and its talented pitmaster appears on The Food Network on the regular, you...
School's back in session, and everyone is trying to find their groove again. I know I am! This month we'll ease into the fall festival season that always packs October and even November with events up and down the...
What do my best friend, sister, and husband’s brother all have in common? Well, in addition to being super devoted to my kids, excellent gift givers, and all-around good family members, they…don’t eat meat. That’s right—somehow all of these...
Story time is fun, quality time for everyone. We're lucky in San Antonio to have a variety of options when it comes to venues, days of the week, and times of day for local story time offerings. We've rounded...
It’s the last stretch of summer. My oldest is done with camps, and my littlest...well, my littlest has sprung forward, marching with a healthy set of lungs into his terrible twos. How will we stay sane? (No, really, how...
Holy cow, it's August! With back-to-school mode nearly in full swing, we've compiled a list of some local events to help kids get ready for class. Feel free to share in the comments any helpful back-to-school events that we...
Oh, summer—wonderful, beautiful summer! No more school, only pools, barbecues, and fun in the sun. It’s the perfect time to spend the days outside, except when you live in Texas and it gets too hot, too soon.  Because you can’t...
¡Ay verano, lindo y maravilloso verano! Sin escuela, sin preocupaciones, sólo albercas, sol y diversión. Los días son perfectos para pasarlos afuera… a menos que vivas en Texas y el calor llega más rápido de lo que esperas.  Y como...
The barbecue “scene” in San Antonio and the surrounding area is real, y’all, and my family couldn’t be happier. Driving around the city, little peeps from the backseat will shout out familiar joints. When asked what they want for...
I'm kind of a theme park junkie. Sometimes I think I enjoy theme parks more than my kids do. Our family has had SeaWorld San Antonio annual passes for the last seven years or so, and I love that...
Can I let you in on a secret? San Antonio is the top tourist destination in Texas. OK, so that’s not really a secret. Our fabulous city has great museums, fun activities, and cool things to explore, so of...

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Saddle Up and See Santa

Join Alamo City Moms for a one-of-a-kind Santa experience just north of San Antonio in Boerne at Enchanted Springs Ranch a private venue open...