Summer Thrills in San Antonio
Give your family an unforgettable summer in thrilling San Antonio. With new attractions at theme parks, up-close encounters with exotic animals and fun festivals and events for the whole family, San Antonio is the place to be this summer.
Exciting Events and Grand Openings
NEW! Three New Thrill Rides at Six Flags Fiesta Texas: Opens May 28
Experience high-adrenaline thrills as you loop, spin and soar on the new Fireball, Hurricane Force 5 and Spinsanity.
NEW! Discovery Point at SeaWorld San Antonio: Opens May 21
Observe dolphins above the surface and playing in an underwater viewing area at this interactive dolphin lagoon.
NEW! Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed: May 14 – September 5
Discover unforgettable history when the Witte Museum hosts the largest traveling exhibition about the Maya ever displayed in the U.S.
Storybook Houses: March 5 – July 10
Be enchanted by kid-sized, family-friendly Storybook Houses at the San Antonio Botanical Garden.
Culinaria Festival Week: May 19 – May 22
Get a taste of the city with something for everyone, from food trucks and beer to haute cuisine and champagne.
Soul Food Festival & Gospel on the Plaza: May 20 - May 21
Hosted at La Villita Histoic Arts Village, this festival is free family fun.
45th Annual Texas Folklife Festival: June 10 – June 12
Revel in all things Texan, including food, music and crafts, during this fun festival at the Institute of Texan Cultures.
La Cinderella: July 2 – August 7
Enjoy the family-friendly excitement of the Magik Theatre’s hilarious musical version of this classic tale set in colonial San Antonio.
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Budget-Friendly Summer Fun
San Antonio was recently named the third most budget friendly city in the country. Peruse local museums, walk through a Japanese tea garden, tour the Alamo and more, all for free.
Cool Indoor Fun for Families
Enjoy the warmth of the sun, then head inside to see some art, play laser tag, catch a movie or explore the largest cavern in the state.
Learn how to find the most refreshing treats around San Antonio. It’s easy if you know what to look for, like raspas, palettas and, of course, margaritas of all sizes and colors.
After seeing the sights during the day, check out entirely new ones at night. Watch a concert under the stars, take a ghost tour or have some old-school fun at a drive-in theater.
Summer Swimming Holes
San Antonio is full of places to get your feet wet, from the pool at your hotel to serene Hill Country resorts to theme parks full of water slides and wave pools.
With our cities multiple art museums, unique mix of cultures and nearly 300 years of history, you’ll learn something new around every corner.
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