From Six Flags to the Alamo, Texas draws roughly 26 million visitors every year. San Antonio alone has many wonderful sights and kid-friendly attractions to add to your family trip plan. While this Texas city is a popular summer destination, its characteristic heat sticks around until late summer and early fall, making it the perfect location for an autumn getaway. Whatever time of year you choose to visit, there are countless unmissable attractions in San Antonio.
A Texas original, Six Flags is now a world-famous theme park chain. San Antonio's incarnation of the amusement park, Fiesta Texas, lives up to the brand's exciting standards. One of the best attractions in San Antonio for kids (and adults!) of all ages, this theme park has heart-pounding roller coasters, family-friendly rides, water slides and pools for refreshing summer fun. Enjoyable kids' shows starring Bugs Bunny and company are also held daily, as well as educational events which close down the park to bring hands-on learning to kids. If you are a family of thrill-seekers, this is one of the best San Antonio family attractions.
Many hotels near Six Flags Fiesta Texas, like the San Antonio family vacation favorite La Cantera Resort San Antonio, keep the fun going even once you leave the park. It could probably be considered a San Antonio attraction for kids all by itself. With video game consoles in every room, a kids' club and a teen lounge on site, your children can play and socialize in a fun, safe environment. Adjacent to the main outdoor pool is a kids' pool, and the resort has tasty on-site restaurants.
The perfect choice for the aspiring marine biologists in your family from among the kid-friendly attractions in San Antonio, is SeaWorld San Antonio. Known for its killer whale Shamu who performs alongside trainers in stunning and educational daily shows, SeaWorld houses dolphins, beluga whales and various other types of marine life. This attraction also offers several marine-themed roller coasters and thrill rides. There are many top hotels near SeaWorld San Antonio, like the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort.
Lots of San Antonio family attractions do not even require admission tickets, so check out the many fab freebies San Antonio has to offer. Arguably, the most famous of these is the Alamo Mission -- the perfect San Antonio tourist attraction for your family's history buffs. Known for the pivotal Battle of the Alamo, lost during the Texas Revolution, you and your kids can learn about this important battle at the Mission -- and how it shaped the course of the war. Your kids will love to take some time out to frolic in the open courtyard, and grab a cone from a nearby ice cream shop. Not to be forgotten, the Alamo is geographically and metaphorically at the heart of the city, and is a valuable piece of history. This fun and educational attraction is a perfect activity for your San Antonio family vacation.
Booking a trip to San Antonio is fun and simple when you make a family trip plan. Look out for the countless kid-friendly attractions in the San Antonio area sprinkled about the city limits. Come on down, partner!