Top Fun Things to do With Kids in San Antonio

San Antonio is a family-friendly destination with exciting attractions all over the city. Thousands of families travel to experience the theme parks, natural wonders and historic landmarks locals get to enjoy all year long. Here’s a quick look at six things we enjoy doing with the family in our free time.

Ride the San Antonio River

Everybody gets a kick out of touring the city by boat. You can do a cruise through the Riverwalk to see some of San Antonio’s most iconic landmarks and hot spots. Older kids might also be interested in kayaking down the San Antonio River on either a peaceful paddle ride or a fast-moving rafting excursion.

Visit the San Antonio Zoo

You’ll want to set aside a full day for the San Antonio Zoo. It covers 35 acres and is home to more than 3,500 animals. There are 750 animal species, but the Asian elephants are a big attraction. If you’re a local the annual membership is a great deal at $35 for entry all year long.

See the Spectacles at Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

San Antonio is one of the few places that can say the strange has a home in the city. The kids will be in awe of the mysteries and spectacles they’ll see at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! There are actually three attractions in one spot: Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, Louis Tussaud’s WaxWorks and the Ripley’s 4D Theater.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

If you didn’t get your fill of animals at the San Antonio Zoo there’s another nearby attraction that lets families go wild. The Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is like Texas safari where animals roam out in the open. You can drive through 450 acres of the ranch to see giraffes, zebras, rhinos and 500 other types of animals.

Learn Something New at the Witte Museum

Who said learning can’t be fun? The Witte Museum tells the story of Texas by giving kids and parents a look at history in a hands-on way. There are a dozen exhibitions and special programs at any given time. The Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery is a favorite among kids who get immersed in Texas environments that existed millions of years ago.

Experience Extreme Escape

Extreme Escape is the premier escape room in San Antonio. Actually, we have a total of eight escape rooms in two locations. An escape room is a fun challenge that will interest kids as much as adults. It’s one of the few activities where you can truly work together to reach a goal and win the game.

Book your San Antonio Escape Room adventure today!