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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.

 

Summer Savings

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Family Fun

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with new rides and events. The visually stunning 200-acre park has exciting thrill rides, attractions and shows for every age, plus opportunities to meet the Looney Tunes characters and much more.

SeaWorld San Antonio
SeaWorld San Antonio’s combination of unique animal attractions, entertaining shows and thrilling state-of-the-art coasters make this park an exciting place to be! This summer don't miss the NEW Wave Breaker ride!

Witte Museum
The Witte is an exciting place for the entire family this spring after some new additions that will blow you away! The new space features 170,000 square feet of renovations and expansions, including new exhibits on dinosaurs as well as People of the Pecos and Texas Wild.

The DoSeum
The DoSeum is San Antonio's museum for kids. It is a fascinating place for children to learn through exciting and interactive exhibits! The museum features a Spy Academy where "recruits" solve missions to become covert or even master spies.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort
The original Schlitterbahn, just 20 minutes north of San Antonio in New Braunfels, has over 65 acres of tube rides, water slides and uphill water coasters.

Splashtown San Antonio
Splashtown San Antonio is 20 landscaped acres of cool, clean water excitement just three minutes north of downtown.

Morgan’s Wonderland
With inclusion as its guiding principle, Morgan's Wonderland was designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone's enjoyment. The 25-acre, completely wheelchair-accessible park features more than 25 attractions plus the all new Splash Island - the world's first ultra-accessible splash park.

San Antonio Zoo
The Zoo is a San Antonio must-do! This sanctuary is home to over 750 different species meaning you can find almost any animal you are intrigued by here. Feed the giraffes, see the Komodo dragons in Gibbon forest, and spot the burrowing owl in the Hixon Bird House during your spring adventures!

San Antonio Botanical Garden
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is the perfect place to relax with the entire family. The Family Adventure Garden gives children and parents the opportunity to engage with the natural world, learn and thrive together. Enjoy family drop-in programs every second and fourth Saturday of the month! 

Alamo Plaza Attractions
In Alamo Plaza, thrill seekers can explore Ripley's Believe it or Not, Ripley's Haunted Adventure, Louis Tussaud's WaxWorks, Tomb Raider 3D, and the Guinness World Records Museum. Further down Houston Street, the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum is a distinctly Texas odditorium.

Exciting Events and Grand Openings

NEW! A Renaissance of The Witte Museum
The Witte has undergone more than 170-thousand square feet of renovations and expansion including massive new exhibitions on dinosaurs, People of the Pecos and Texas Wildlfie!

NEW! Splashed at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
To celebrate the park's 25th anniversary, Six Flags Fiesta Texas will open America's first rocket blast water coaster, Thunder Rapids!
 

NEW! Thrilling Rides at SeaWorld San Antonio
The Wave Breaker will be a one-of-a-kind coaster, custom-built to replicate the adrenaline rush of a watercraft animal rescue mission.

NEW! Explore more at the San Antonio Botanical Garden
The garden will feature eight new acres to discover, including the Culinary Garden and Outdoor Kitchen, Family Adventure Garden and more!

NEW! Waterpark Fun at Morgan's Wonderland
This will be the world's first ultra-accessible splash park featuring a River Boat Adventure ride, plus water cannons, a tipping bucket and more!
 

Armed Forces River Parade: May 20
Pay tribute to all branches of the United States Military with the annual Armed Forces River Parade, featuring 26 patriotically-decorated floats!

Party on the Tower Plaza: June - October
Enjoy free family fun every Friday from 7-11 p.m. with live entertainment from top local musicians, delicious food & drinks, a bounce house and much more.

Dive in Movies at Splashtown: Friday Nights from June 9 - August 4
Catch a few waves and a great movie at Splashtown San Antonio all summer! 

Jungle Boogie Nights at the San Antonio Zoo: Friday Nights in June, July & August
Enjoy late nights at the San Antonio Zoo with cooler weather, live music, food and local vendors!

The Summer of Tech at The DoSeum: June 4 - Sept. 5
This summer The DoSeum will bring to life a digiPlaySpace, an exhibit that will inspire children to actively engage with the world of technology so they can take part in the innovative future of San Antonio.

Texas Folklife Festival: June 9-11
Experience the authentic food, traditional music and dancing of over 40 different cultures. 

Summer Dance Hall at The Pearl: Wednesdays in July & August
Cut a rug to live music at the return of the infectiously energetic Dance Hall Series at Pearl Stable benefiting Boot Campaign.

Balcones Heights Jazz Festival: Wednesdays in July
This free concert series takes place in a beautiful outdoor setting.

Ford Canoe Challenge: August 5
Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and local celebrities compete on the San Antonio River. 

San Antonio Restaurant Week: August 12 - 26
Celebrate the city’s best dining with custom three-course lunch and dinner menus at some of San Antonio’s favorite restaurants.

Getting Around San Antonio:

Ride the VIVA by VIA: VIA offers three distinct routes that will take you to some of San Antonio's most-visited destinations! The VIVA Culture route connects visitors to theaters, art galleries, the zoo, parts and museums. VIVA Missions brings riders to the San Antonio Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. VIVA Centro takes riders on a journey through downtown San Antonio with stops at Alamo Plaza, Houston Street, Market Square and Centro Plaza! Explore San Antonio's heritage, art, entertainment and so much more when you take advantage of the VIVA routes. 

 

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.   Read more

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.   Read more

Cool Eats

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.   Read more

After-Dark Activities

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.   Read more

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.   Read more

Summer Learning

With our cities multiple art museums, unique mix of cultures and nearly 300 years of history, you’ll learn something new around every corner.   Read more

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