101 Family Day Trips from San Antonio | Kids Out and About San Antonio

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101 Family Day Trips from San Antonio

 

Free activities and splurges that are worth it. The coolest stuff for a staycation in town and road trips for less than a tank of gas from San Antonio. Kids Out And About has tons of ideas for family travel, with places to explore, learn, and have fun!

 

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Get Wild on a Hike

  Comanche Lookout Park
  San Antonio Mission Trail
  Lost Maples State Natural Area
Enchanted Rock State Natural Area
Government Canyon
Shoal Creek Trail 
  Friedrich Wilderness Area
  Hardberger Park

 

Time Travel Today

  The Alamo
The Witte Museum
Casa Navarro Historic Site
Mission Concepcion
  Spanish Governor's Palace
  Pioneer Farms
  Dr. Pound Historical Farmstead

 

Make Life a Beach

Boerne City Lake Park
Rockport Beach
Mustang Island State Park 
  San Jose Island
  McGee Beach

 

Splash into Some Water Fun

  Shoreclub Volente Beach and Water Park
Rock'N River Family Aquatics Park
Sea World Aquatica
Typhoon Texas - Pflugerville 
  Schlitterbahn Water Park
  Pirate's Bay Water Park
  Swim Splash and Slide Indoor Water Park at Great Wolf
  Wet'N'Wild Splash Town
  Splashway Water Park

 

Spend the Day at a Museum

  The DoSeum
McKenna Children's Museum
McNay Art Museum
San Antonio Museum of Art 
  Witte Museum
  Texas Museum of Science & Technology
  Dr. Pepper Museum
  The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

 

Explore These Cities

  Fredericksburg
Austin
Round Rock
Corpus Christie
  New Braunfels
  Lockhart
  Rockport

 

All Aboard Planes, Trains, and Automobiles (and Boats!)

  Texas Transportation Museum
Austin Steam Train Association
Aviation Museum at Garner Field
Texas Air Museum at Stinson Field
  San Antonio Railroad Heritage Museum
  Rio San Antonio Cruises

 

Grow Some Fun at the Farm

Chaloupka Farm
Devine Acres
Love Creek Orchards
South TX Maize 

 

Play Ball!

  San Antonio Missions
San Antonio Rampage
San Antonio Spurs
San Antonio Stars 

 

Treat Yo' Self

  Bahama Bucks
Rio de Gelato
Amy's Ice Creams
El Paraiso 
Brindles
Lick
Justin's Ice Cream

 

Connect with Nature

  Blue Hole Nature Park
San Antonio Cruises
Lake Travis Zipline Adventures
TX Climbing Adventures 
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Japanese Tea Garden
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center

 


Amuse Yourself at These Amusement Parks
 

  Six Flags Fiesta
Six Flags Over Texas
SeaWorld San Antonio
Kemah Boardwalk 
  Sandy Lake Amusement Park
  Morgan's Wonderland
  ZDT's Amusement Park

 

Talk to the Animals

  San Antonio Zoo
TX Zoo
Last Chance Forever Bird of Prey Bird Sanctuary
Natural Bridge Wildlife Sanctuary 
Austin Zoo
Austin Aquarium
TX State Aquarium

 

Explore the Globe Close to Home

  International Folk Culture Center
San Antonio Folk Dance Festival
Brazos Valley Worldfest
San Antonio Chinese Cultural Institute 
San Antonio Highland Games and Celtic Festival
Fiesta Noche del Rio

 

Get Active Indoors

  Altitude Indoor Trampoline
Amazing Jump
I-Guana Jump Bounce House
Chaparral Ice
Ice and Golf Center at Northwoods
Parkour SA
River City Riot junior roller derby

 

Challenge Yourself

  The World Around Us Scavenger Hunt
Geocaching With Kids
Parkour SA
I-Fly 
Canyon Lake Divers

 

Shop Your Heart Out

  Twig Bookstore
Deadtree Books
Toy Zone
Toy Werks 
Dragon's Lair Comics and Fantasy
Best Friend's Boutique

 

 

 

Limiting our list to 101 ideas meant some great destinations may have been left off the list - if there is something you’d like to see added, share it with us on Facebook!


Most of these destinations are within an hour from San Antonio. For those that are a bit farther away:

             = Less than 1 hour away

          = 1 to 2 hours away

       = 2 to 3 hours away

   = Just over 3 hours away 

 


 

 

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