Break Out of Boring: Spring Break Adventures in the Alamo City

We’re staying put for Spring Break this year, but we’re not throwing a pity party. With the weather turning to spring earlier than usual, we’ve decided to get out, see more in our own city, and check out things we haven’t crossed off of our list yet. We’re actually pretty excited to play in San Antonio, especially since we don’t have to pack a suitcase to enjoy the fun.

After all, there are numerous reasons why San Antonio is where everyone in Texas comes to visit: our city is cool, family friendly, and filled with activities to keep everyone more than busy.  Some of the same spots that bring visitors to the Alamo City are perfect for locals to enjoy too. Why should we let tourists have all the fun?

To help you put together some fun of your own, 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 below!

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 monthly San Antonio Scoop for the latest activities happening in the Alamo City!


What can you do over Spring Break in San Antonio? Mix and match to make your break one to remember…

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!

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!


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


Work off some energy indoors:

Indoor Play for Kids in San Antonio

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”

Enjoy some Schlitter and some Bahn:

Is Schlitterbahn Fun With Young Children?

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

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

Spring into 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

Learn more about America in the 1500’s:

Splendor on the Range

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

Kid-friendly dining options:

San Antonio’s Top Kid-Friendly Restaurants

More places your kiddos are welcome to dine:

San Antonio’s Top Kid-Friendly Restaurants: Round Two!

Where to feed ‘em for free (or cheap):

Free and Cheap Eats for Kids in San Antonio

Where’s the beef? 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!

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