Fun Things To Do In San Antonio For Military Families

Why is San Antonio called Military City USA? It’s nicknamed Military City USA for one very good reason – San Antonio trademarked the term. But more importantly, it’s because there are four military installations collectively known as Joint Base San Antonio. That means San Antonio has one of the highest concentrations of military families in the country.

As you can imagine, the San Antonio military city status means there are a lot of things to do around town that cater to military families. Here are a few of our favorite activities that are fun for the whole family and offered for a special rate when you’re active duty.


SeaWorld San Antonio is located in the “green zone”, an area of the city not far from Lackland Air Force Base where many of the military families live. Their “Waves of Honor” program provides four complimentary tickets each year (one for the active military member and up to three tickets for dependents). Veterans and their family members also receive discounted tickets.

The aquatic theme park has also had special military appreciation events and concerts in the past. If you really want to make it an all-American excursion plan to visit SeaWorld on the 4th of July.

Similar military-family friendly attractions:

The San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Aquarium

Six Flags Fiesta

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch


The DoSeum museum for kids is an iconic San Antonio attraction. There are tens of thousands of square feet both indoors and outdoors full of interesting exhibits and hands-on activities. The museum may be designed for kids 10 and under, but the entire family can spend a whole day exploring and interactive learning. There are even adult nights for military families with older kids.

Some exhibits, like Big Outdoors, remain the same year round, but there are also special exhibits that are only open for a short time. So get down to the DoSeum before they disappear. And don’t forget to ask about the military discount when you get tickets.

Similar military-family friendly attractions:

Morgan’s Wonderland

The Alamo

Tower of the Americas


Military families are mission driven units that know the importance of teamwork. You can sharpen your teamwork skills at an escape room in San Antonio!

One of the best aspects of an escape room is that people of all ages can play it together. At Extreme Escape we’ve had multigenerational families work together to solve puzzles in our live action escape rooms. Racing against the clock is sure to get everyone to band together and start communicating, which is harder to do in our Internet connected world.

Since San Antonio is a military city, Extreme Escape wants to show appreciation for the men and women that serve to protect us. Every Monday is Heroes Play Free Night. All military service members, EMTs, police officers and firefighters can play any escape room for free! We also give family members a discount and provide complimentary Uber rides home.

Similar military-family friendly attractions:

Ripley’s Believe It or Not

Amazing Mirror Maze

Enjoy the Ultimate Family Game Night Together – Book a San Antonio Escape Room!