Spring break is right around the corner, and for many that means road trips, family vacations, and time spent at the beach. If you’re looking to venture out of San Antonio during spring break, there are plenty of nearby destinations for you to visit—check out our article, The 5 Best Weekend Road Trips, to learn more. For those of you staying in San Antonio, or for those of you who do not live in the San Antonio area, we’ve got great news: San Antonio just happens to be a great spring break destination.
Depending on the exact dates of your planned spring break, there’s plenty to do and plenty to see in this South Texas city. Planning a trip to San Antonio can sometimes seem stressful, but with our help, we’ll point you in all the right directions to navigate you towards the perfect San Antonio spring break.
Spring Break Activities for Children
San Antonio Museum of Art: Spring Break Family Day
Nicknamed “Pattern Palooza,” the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) is hosting a free family event on Tuesday, March 14 from 12pm to 4pm. According to SAMA, the event features “Dots, checks and stripes–oh, my! It’s a festival of patterns and fun for all as we celebrate spring break.” There will also be funnel cakes, fruit cups, shaved ice and corn cups from Drake’s Fun Food Truck, tunes from the AM Project Bass Bus, tacos from Hot Burras, and Cajun specialties from Cajun on da Geux’s food truck.
The event is free with museum admission, and children ages 12 and under are free. To find out more, visit the SAMA’s event detail page.
Spring Break Academy 2017 at Topgolf San Antonio
Calling all little golf pros! Topgolf San Antonio is hosting their 4-day Spring Break Academy from Monday, March 13 through Thursday, March 16. The academy begins each day with child drop off between 8:30-9am, and child pick up is between 11-11:15am.
According to Topgolf, this program offers everything from “chipping, putting and full swing to the rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know about the game of golf. Each Academy is designed and taught by our Golf Teaching Professionals in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Spring Break Academy is staffed with a low student-to-instructor ratio to ensure each junior golfer receives in-depth, hands-on attention while he or she develops a winning golf swing.”
The program is limited to children between the ages of 6-12, and the cost of the 4-day academy is $99 per child, which includes entry to the academy, Topgolf game play and golf instruction, and a lifetime membership card. To learn more and sign up, visit Topgolf San Antonio.
Cibolo Nature Center & Farm: Little Explorers: Nature Art!
Hosted at the Cibolo Nature Center & Farm, just a little outside San Antonio in Boerne, TX, the Little Explorers: Nature Art! event will be head on March 15 from 10-11am.
This is a reoccurring event that is hosted every Wednesday for preschoolers and their caregivers. The Little Explorers “will come for fun and adventure using their five senses to discover nature. They will listen to stories, sing songs, play games, explore the outdoors, and make crafts to take home. On the 3rd Wednesday of each month we will host special guest Mother Nature for Story Time!”
The event is just $5 per family. To find out more or check out other events being held, visit Cibolo Nature Center & Farm.
Spring Break Fun for All Ages
SeaWorld San Antonio’s Wild Days
Any time is the perfect time to visit SeaWorld San Antonio, but spring break in particular is a time that provides an extra special experience. SeaWorld’s Wild Days, taking place during weekends running March 4-26, is packed full with events, shows, celebrity appearances and much more. According to Sea World, there’s a lot to love about Wild Days:
“Perfectly timed for spring break fun, Wild Days is an action packed month of events, shows and thrills designed to keep the whole family coming back for more! For four weekends in March and the entire week of March 11-19, SeaWorld San Antonio hosts different celebrity wildlife experts, including TV favorite, ‘Jungle’ Jack Hanna, as we explore the wonders of the animal kingdom. Special shows include SeaWorld Live, Flying High and all new this year, Texas Untamed, where you can get an up-close look at the native wildlife of the Lone Star State.”
All Wild Days shows are free with SeaWorld admission, and guests can purchase fun for the entire family starting at $68 for a SeaWorld San Antonio 2017 Fun Card + Aquatica FREE, SeaWorld + Aquatica Annual Pass for $99, and an additional Texas BBQ with Jack Hanna dining experience for $24.99. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit SeaWorld San Antonio.
Schlitterbahn Spring Break New Braunfels, TX
From March 11-19, Schlitterbahn Waterparks will be open from 11am to 6pm daily. Schlitterbahn provides tons of fun for all age groups, starting with the “the most popular area of [their] flagship park—Blastenhoff. This part of the park is home to the world’s most award-winning waterpark ride, the Master Blaster. Known as the most exciting uphill water coaster in the world, it’s the most popular ride year after year.”
Guests looking to save should purchase their tickets online prior to their visit. Special general admission tickets, which include a souvenir bottle and free refills, are just $45.98, while children and seniors tickets (ages 3 to 11 and 55+) are just $36.98. There are also two-day specials available, along with the basic one-day or two-day general admission (not including the souvenir bottle) tickets at even lower prices.
To upgrade your Schlitterbahn spring break experience, consider having the family spend a few nights stay at the Schlitterbahn Resort. To learn more, visit Schlitterbahn Waterpark & Resort.
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