Summer Planner

Planning your kid’s summer in San Antonio can involve a lot of juggling and scheduling. Even with a delightful variety of activities to beat the Texas heat on offer, the responsibility of creating lasting memories can sometimes be overwhelming.

Start with our Summer Camp Guide, and discover camps happening in and around San Antonio, offering something for every interest, adventure level, and age. Need more ideas?

Summer Camp Guide

Splash Pads

Vacation Bible Schools

Summer on a Budget in San Antonio

Summer Reading Programs

5 Reasons to Join the Botanical Gardens this Summer 

Free Summer Movies

Create a Summer with Your Kids That Will Actually Spark Joy

Need a minute? Find our free summer coloring page here!

With many days of scorching temperatures ahead, it’s essential to mix indoor and outdoor adventures. Why not start by exploring San Antonio’s rich cultural heritage? With visits to iconic landmarks like the Alamo or the vibrant and historic Market Square, kids can immerse themselves in Texan history and culture. For a refreshing escape from the sun, the city offers numerous museums, such as the Witte Museum or the Doseum, providing interactive learning experiences that occupy and engage young minds.

You can also beat the summer heat by diving into San Antonio’s various aquatic attractions. Spend thrilling days at the water parks at SeaWorld Aquatica and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, where water slides, lazy rivers, and wave pools provide endless entertainment for children of all ages. For a more natural experience, head to the scenic San Antonio River Walk, where boat tours offer a relaxing way to explore the city’s waterways while enjoying the shade of towering cypress trees. Or spend the afternoon at the Botanical Gardens and play in the “Creek with No Name”. Don’t forget to pack a picnic and enjoy a leisurely afternoon by the river, soaking in the beauty of this urban oasis.

As the sun sets, San Antonio comes alive with a plethora of family-friendly evening activities. Catch an outdoor movie at the Mission Drive-In Theater or indulge in the city’s vibrant culinary scene with a dinner at one of the many family-friendly restaurants lining the River Walk. For a touch of adventure, embark on a ghost tour of the city’s haunted sites, blending history with spine-tingling tales sure to captivate young imaginations. With careful planning and a good sense of adventure, a kid’s summer in San Antonio promises endless fun and excitement for the whole family.

A fifth-generation San Antonionian - who happened to spend her formative years in Austin - Amanda loves the SAT from the confetti in her hair to the bluebonnets under her feet. Never one to miss a reason to host a party or decorate for a theme, Amanda revels in the 'mas Fiesta' attitude of the city. She's mom to Vivi (2012) aka #HurricaneVivi, Mac (2020) and wife to Francois, whom she met at Texas A&M (FTAC '05). She has a Masters in Early Childhood Education and a Doctorate in Making it Up As She Goes - which means she's a sometimes-fun-mom. You can find her on Instagram . She loves confetti, croissants, and a cold Ranch Water. Favorite Restaurant: Piatti's Favorite Landmark: Johnson Street footbridge in King William Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Fiesta Medals