Top 20 Places to Take Kids In and Around San Antonio
San Antonio's favorite places to take kids for 2016
There are literally hundreds of wonderful places to take your kids in San Antonio! Each year, we survey San Antonio parents to find out where they love to take their kids. 2016's results are below. And make sure to sign up for our fantastic FREE weekly newsletter with dozens of ideas each week for local stuff to do with kids, many of them free.
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At Magik Theatre, performers stage kid-friendly productions of classic and contemporary children’s literature.
San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium is an Association of Zoos and Aquariums-accredited zoo in Midtown San Antonio, Texas, United States. The 35-acre zoo has a collection of over 3,500 animals representing 750 species.
We are dedicated to providing engaging hands-on experiences where Kids Play to Learn and Adults Learn to Play. Through interactive play, we inspire a journey of life-long learning, ultimately enriching lives and positively impacting the community.
Cibolo Nature Center and Farm
The Cibolo Nature Center & Farm provides nature-focused education, research, entertainment and outdoor activities for more than 100,000 visitors a year, while promoting sound stewardship of land, water and wildlife.
Altitude Trampoline Park
This new indoor trampoline park includes high-energy equipment such as trampolines, a foam pit, tumble tracks and much more entertainment for families, groups and individuals.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Home of eight world-class roller coasters and our giant FREE White Water Bay Water Park!
San Antonio Spurs
5-Time NBA Champions: 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2014
Located on the banks of the beautiful San Antonio River in Brackenridge Park, the Witte Museum is San Antonio’s premier museum focusing on South Texas history, science and water resources.
Aquatica San Antonio - a waterpark that only SeaWorld could create.
Sea World San Antonio
There’s an incredible connection between humans and animals, one we celebrate here every day.
Morgan’s Wonderland, the world’s first ultra-accessible family fun park, encompasses 25 acres of rides, attractions and activities for everyone, and all are welcome!
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center
Mitchell Lake Audubon Center is located on a 1200-acre natural area, south of San Antonio. This unique and beautiful bird haven consists of the 600-acre Mitchell Lake, 215 acres of wetlands and ponds and 385 acres of upland habitat
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
A versatile, world-class performing arts facility for the nation’s seventh-largest city. A center where our school children can receive specialized education opportunities and exposure to extraordinary performances.
San Antonio Botanical Garden
The San Antonio Botanical Garden strives to connect people to the plant world through experience, education, and research.
Natural Bridge Caverns
Discover incredible underground chambers filled with spectacular formations on a family-friendly guided tour along paved, lighted walkways.
Splashtown San Antonio
San Antonio's family waterpark with 20 acres of cool, clean water excitement and over 50 rides & attractions. Celebrating 30 years of family fun!
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Meander through 400 acres of rolling hills, creek beds, and magnificent live oak trees and witness the behavior of over 500 animals from 40 exotic, native and endangered animal species worldwide.
San Antonio Rampage Hockey
San Antonio Hockey team
San Antonio River Walk
The Paseo del Rio Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote, protect and preserve the San Antonio River Walk, the number one tourist attraction in Texas.
Hill Country State Natural Area
Tucked away in the rugged terrain southwest of Bandera is Hill Country State Natural Area, an undeveloped and secluded retreat.
Winners in Special CategoriesIn the second part of our survey, we asked readers to select their favorites in several categories. Here were their choices.
Favorite Place to Have Fun INSIDEAltitude Trampoline Park
Favorite Place to Have Fun OUTSIDESix Flags Fiesta Texas
Favorite Kid-Friendly MuseumThe DoSeum
Favorite Performing ArtsMagik Theatre
Favorite Kid-Friendly FarmSouth Texas Maize
Favorite Nature CenterSan Antonio Botanical Garden
Favorite Sports TeamSan Antonio Spurs
Favorite Arts EducationMagik Children's Theatre
Favorite Sports EducationVenom Elite