Spring Break Fun In the Alamo City

Staying in town for Spring Break and wondering what you’ll do to entertain the masses save your sanity? San Antonio is cool, family-friendly, and filled with activities to keep everyone busy. Some of the same spots that bring visitors to the Alamo City are perfect for locals to enjoy too, so don’t let tourists have all the fun.

To help you plan a great spring break, we’ve compiled a mix of spots and activities our team enjoys in and around San Antonio. Dive in below for new adventure spots, as well as some food ideas to help keep your crew fueled up and ready for fun. While this list certainly isn’t exhaustive, we hope it helps you make the most of Spring Break. And we’d love to hear what you’re going to enjoy around town, so be sure to share your tips and favorite places in the comments!

By the way, if you are visiting San Antonio (or even if you live here!), check out our family guide for what to see and do in San Antonio: A Family’s Guide to Visiting San Antonio.

Or if you want to be in full-on “staycation” mode during your break, we’ve got some tips for that too: San Antonio Spring Break Staycation, Family-Style. Don’t forget to check out our March 2018 San Antonio Scoop for the latest activities you and your kids can enjoy.


What can you do over Spring Break in San Antonio? Take your pick …

Walk on the wild side at the new Witte:

Getting Wild At the New Witte

Slither with snakes:

Slithering Fun: Animal World and Snake Farm Zoo

Follow the stars and explore downtown:

Enjoy What’s Unique About San Antonio on a Texas Star Trail Downtown Walking Tour

Stretch your neck with giraffes:

Catch a Long Neck at the San Antonio Zoo!

Head out on a safari:

Go On Safari in San Antonio: Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Enjoy fun for all at Morgan’s Wonderland:

Fun for All Abilities at Morgan’s Wonderland

Get artsy at the McNay:

Introducing Your Kids to Art Appreciation at the McNay Art Museum

Try your hand at geocaching:

Top 10 Kid-Friendly Geocache Spots in San Antonio


Have a flush of a time at this local museum:

Get Inspired at Barney Smith’s Toilet Seat Art Museum

Remember the Alamo!:

The Alamo is Special (Even if You Weren’t Born in San Antonio)

Go west and explore the cowboy life:

The Briscoe Western Art Museum: Continuing the Rodeo Spirit

Ride the River to see San Antonio:

San Antonio River Boat Ride & Trivia With Kids!


Be a tourist-in-the-know with these great suggestions and itineraries for exploring San Antonio:

Five No-Fail Downtown and Midtown San Antonio Excursions with Kids

Learn more about Military City, USA (and meet some really friendly deer!):

San Antonio’s Military Heritage: Museums at Fort Sam Houston, Lackland, and Stinson Field

Go natural:

Children in Nature at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, and Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

Splash and play in New Braunfels:

Splash and Spray the Heat Away: A Day at Fischer Park


Or explore the outdoors and let your little ones enjoy the children’s museum:

Head North for New Adventures in New Braunfels

Enjoy a girls day:

Girls’ Day Out: The Best San Antonio Mother/Daughter Dates 

Splash and play in downtown SA:

Yanaguana Garden in Hemisfair: Where Families Can Play Downtown


Hit parks, parks, and more parks:

Five Great San Antonio Parks that Don’t Rhyme with “Shmardberger”

Hit the Trail: Parks, Natural Areas, and Green Spaces in San Antonio

A Walk in the Park: The Best Parks in San Antonio

Enjoy some Schlitter and some Bahn:

Is Schlitterbahn Fun With Young Children?

Really—you can enjoy Schlitterbahn with both your big and little ones:

10 Single Mom Survival Tips for Schlitterbahn

Take a hike:

Family-Friendly Local(ish) Hikes


Pair education with some fun (museums and more):

Top 10 Free Brain Boosters for San Antonio Kids

Get in touch with your “sole” at a shoe factory:

The SAS Factory Tour: It’s a San Antonio Shoe Thing

Ride the waves, see Shamu, and feed stingrays:

This Ain’t Your Mama’s Sea World

Get to know some dinos:

Dino Fever! All Things Dinosaur In & Around San Antonio

Enjoy glass-bottomed boat fun in San Marcos:

Spring Into Nature at The Meadows Center

Soak in tranquil beauty:

CHRISpark: a Memorial, a Celebration

Visit a bit of Japan:

The Japanese Tea Garden, a Midtown Oasis

Make a splash at a watering hole:

Four Great Texas Watering Holes

Hit the “beach”:

San Antonio’s Best-Kept Beach Secret

Burn off some energy with jumpy, bouncy indoor fun:

Indoor Play for Kids in San Antonio

Make your break picture perfect by exploring San Antonio’s art museums:

The Art of Summer: Museums in San Antonio

Read up on fun at San Antonio’s public libraries:

Summer Grand Tour of San Antonio’s Public Library Branches

Stay close to home and enjoy some Hill Country fun in Fredericksburg:

Plan a Family Day Trip or Weekend Getaway to Fredericksburg


Fuel/Feed Your Spring Break Fun…

Cool off with raspas and paletas:

Top 12 San Antonio Raspa Spots (Paletas too!)

Recharge with caffeine:

Top 15 San Antonio Coffee Shops

Enjoy some kid-friendly dining options:

San Antonio’s Top Kid-Friendly Restaurants
San Antonio’s Top Kid-Friendly Restaurants: Round Two!
Free and Cheap Eats for Kids in San Antonio

Where’s the beef? Check out San Antonio’s best burger spots:

Top Burger Joints in San Antonio


What are some of your favorite things to do in San Antonio during springtime? Let us know in the comments below!

An Army brat who came to Texas for college and ultimately managed to make the Lone Star State her permanent home, Dawn became a mom “AMA” (advanced maternal age), giving her the opportunity to use a stroller vs. a walker as she navigates the world of motherhood. Her growing up way too fast native Texan loves all things Star Wars, Legos, dinosaurs and keeping his parents on their toes. When she’s not busy parenting the original strong-willed child, Dawn runs Tale to Tell Communications, a San Antonio-based PR and marketing agency. An award-winning writer, Dawn also contributes to San Antonio Woman, Rio Magazine and Texas Lifestyle Magazine. She and her family enjoy exploring all that San Antonio has to offer, going on adventures and playing tourist together as much as possible. Favorite Restaurant: Clementine Favorite Landmark: The beauty of the River Walk, especially La Villita Favorite San Antonio Tradition: Celebrating anything and everything with color, music and food