There are many reasons why San Antonio is the perfect place to spend Spring Break: it’s close to home, family friendly, and packed with Texas history. Below is a list of things to do, events to attend, and food to eat while you visit San Antonio during Spring Break.
The DoSeum is San Antonio’s state-of-the-art children’s museum. It features three, two-story exhibit halls and nearly 40,000 square feet of outdoor play space filled with fun and educational activities for kids, ages 0-12. The DoSeum offers spring break camps where children can explore new STEM, literacy, and art concepts. It’s a great way to inspire children to discover, innovate, create, and problem solve while having a great time.
Location: 2800 Broadway St., San Antonio, TX 78209
Spring Break (March 9-17) Hours:
Monday through Saturday 9AM – 6PM
Sunday 12 PM – 5 PM
Admission: 1 year and up $14
McNay Art Museum
The McNay Art Museum always has several exhibitions running. Right now, American Dreams: Classic Cars and Postwar Paintings, Auto Show, and Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collection of Art Glass are a few of the current exhibits. There are also three days of Spring Break festivities from March 13 to March 15.
Wednesday 10 AM – 6 PM
Thursday 10 AM – 9 PM
Friday 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday 10 AM – 5 PM
Sunday Noon – 5 PM
Admission: 19 and under free; adults $20
San Antonio Museum of Art
Wandering around the San Antonio Museum of Art is a great way to spend an afternoon. With a variety of artwork ranging from Victorian era to superheroes, there is something that will capture the eye and imagination of everyone. The SAMA will host a Spring Fling Free Family Day on March 12 from 12 PM – 4 PM. Children will be able to participate in arts and crafts such as making flower crowns and paper butterfly sculptures.
10AM – 9PM
(Free general admission 4PM – 9PM)
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10AM – 5PM
(Free general admission 10AM – 12PM
Admission: Children 12 and under free; adults $20; military and students $12
Japanese Tea Garden
The San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden sits on 11 acres and is host to shaded walkways, stone bridges, a 60-foot waterfall, and koi-filled ponds. After taking in the sites, try Jingu House for lunch or a cup of green tean
Location: 200-414 Alpine, San Antonio, TX 78212
Hours: 10 AM – 5 PM
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Take an African safari, Texas style. Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is more than 450-acres of scenic land where animals are able to thrive. You’ll find rhinos, lemurs, zebras, ostrich, and many more species as you trek through Texas Hill Country. Spend some time in the giraffe barn, the petting barnyard, and the Safari Sweet Spot for an afternoon sweet treat.
March 10 – March 17 Hours: 9 AM – 6 PM
Regular Hours: 9 AM – 5 PM
Admission: Adult – $24.50 / Senior – $22 / Child – $15.50
The Shops at La Cantera
There is a little, or a lot, for everyone at The Shops at La Cantera. Spend some time perusing the beautiful open-air shopping center located within the La Cantera District of San Antonio. There are several high-end retailers and a selection of dining choices, which includes a variety of upscale restaurants.
Hours: Monday through Saturday 10 AM – 9 PM; Sunday 12 – 6 PM
San Antonio Boat Tours
A trip to San Antonio isn’t complete without a narrated tour of the San Antonio river aboard one of the boat tours. These boat tours are a unique way to see the San Antonio Riverwalk and get to hear about the fascinating history of the City. Special Spring Break tours are currently available. Tickets can purchased online or at the ticket booths. Boats fill up fast so get your tickets ASAP if you can.
Ticket station locations:
Historia – 706 River Walk (Under Market St. Bridge & Alamo St.) – across from Hilton Palacio del Rio
Rivercenter – 849 E River Walk (Commerce & Bowie St.) – River level
Aztec Theater – 731 River Walk (River Level Aztec Theater Crockett & St. Mary’s Street)
Hours: 9 AM – 10 PM
General Narrated Cruise Admission: ages 1 through 5 $6; 6 and older $12, Seniors and Military $9
Try The Guenther House Restaurant for breakfast or brunch. What was once a flour mill and family home founded in the late 1800s is now a quaint restaurant, shop, and museum. They have their own roast of coffee that is worth getting out of bed for and will help get you through the long break days.
Belgian Sweets is like nothing you’ve ever tasted. Serving up Belgian treats less than a block from the Alamo. Try the waffle. Its sticky, sweet, and if you top it with some homemade Belgian ice cream or fresh fruit– it will be a treat your taste buds won’t soon forget.
La Fogata is Spanish for “open flame.” The highly-ranked restaurant features fire roasted salsa, award-winning margaritas each with a flower flourish, and a lush tropical atmosphere. It is a favorite of locals and tourists alike.