There are so many things to do in San Antonio with kids! Here is our list of the top 5!
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The Riverwalk is such a unique and cool place. You can come and literally walk up and down the Riverwalk taking in the scenery, stop for ice cream, grab lunch, do some shopping. There is so much to do.
We loved how the river literally is right there – like as in you or your kids could fall into it. So be aware and don’t have too many margaritas! But that also adds to the coolness and vibe of the whole experience.
Learn more about the Riverwalk: https://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/
We didn’t do the barge ride when we were there, but would love to come back to do it. You get on the boat and it takes you on a 30 minute ride on the river. It was a little expensive at $10 a person (with 4 kids that adds up!). But if you were coming with money to spend I would recommend it.
Learn more about the Riverboat: http://riosanantonio.com/
When in San Antonio you have to visit The Alamo! We were here during spring break (we didn’t mean to do that . . .) and it was crazy busy. But the cool thing was they had people in character out talking about guns and what life was like in the Alamo.
Tip: There was a LONG line of people waiting to get into the church part of the Alamo. We skipped that part and instead walked straight in where we could walk the grounds, go into the museum, gift shop, etc. I obviously have nothing to compare with since we didn’t go into the church, but I do know when we left we didn’t feel like we had missed anything. So just an idea if you get there and there is a long line!
Learn more about the Alamo and check out the teacher handouts if you want to teach your kids about it before you go: http://www.thealamo.org/
The park is humongous and is home to the San Antonio Zoo. We didn’t go into the zoo, but instead went straight to the Tea Garden and it was so beautiful! They have a nice little cafe at the top so after walking around the gardens and looking at the huge fish we sat down to have a popsicle.
They do have a train by the zoo that runs around the park. Had it not been spring break and so busy we totally would have done that. It is only a couple dollars per person and what kid doesn’t like a train ride!
This is where I recommend you come for dinner with your family. It about an acre of land with a handful of food trucks, a bar, picnic tables, baggo, and room for the kids to run! It was perfect since each kid was able to pick what they wanted and Craig and I were able to get something different to try.
We ended up with 1 cheeseburger, 3 different kinds of pizza, an empanada, and a yummy vegetarian Indian/Mexican dish. Everyone was happy with their choices! When we were done we played a round of family baggo. They also have Jenga and connect four games that you can play at your table.
We actually walked here from where we parked to see the Alamo. It wasn’t the best walk . . . but it was good to get our legs moving before and after enjoying this yummy cinnamon roll! It literally is 3 lbs and for a $1 extra you can get a whole cup of extra icing. I guess everything is bigger in Texas!
You can either go in to sit down and order or order one to go and sit outside to eat it. It is on a busy street and right by the highway so this isn’t a scenic stop – it is a stop for a 3 lb cinnamon roll!! The good news is that you can also order one by mail from their website!
There you have it! Our top 5 things to do in San Antonio with kids. We really enjoyed San Antonio and I could see going down to the Riverwalk multiple times a week to try all of the different food choices. We ate sitting right on the river one afternoon and it was such a cool experience.
San Antonio RV Park
We stayed at the Traveler’s World RV Resort – it was nice – but more expensive then we normally pay at $40 a night. But it was just 15 minutes from the Riverwalk. For that reason it was worth it. They have a bus that you can pay for to take you down there and my parents rode their bike down a couple of times. So for it being that close to San Antonio’s main attractions it is worth it!
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