10 Things to Do This Spring Break In San Antonio without breaking the bank. Spring Beak is creeping up on me this year. I feel like we just closed the door on the new year and I am scrambling to figure out what we are going to do for seven days. We are doing things a little different and not taking a vacation during there time off from school. I feel like I really need to fill our days with fun in order to compensate for the fact that they will be home. I also don’t want to break the bank.
10 Things to Do This Spring Break In San Antonio
Spring Break FUNpass: Feb. 29 – April 8
Main Event is offering the ultimate FUN during Spring Break with an All You Can Play bowling, billiards, laser tag and more. The Spring Break FUNPass is just $17.95 per person and valid all day Tuesday through Sunday, and Monday from open to 4pm.
Tourist For The Day:
There are tons of family friendly activities in San Antonio that are mostly frequented by tourists and kids field trips. Become a tourist for the day and head downtown. Start at the IMAX theater at Rivercenter mall and watch the 3D version of the The Price Of Freedom
. This is a great segway into heading across the street and visiting the Alamo (free). You can even pack a lunch and eat on the grounds of the Alamo. Head down to the river and take a Rio Boat Tour. My kids were amazed by the Lock & Dam tour in the Rio Boat. If you haven’t had your fill yet, head over to the Tower of the Americas observation deck for 600′ view of San Antonio.
Free Museum Days
San Antonio is filled with museums to entertain all ages and best of all they have FREE days to visit. IF your Spring Break falls on any of these Freebie days, take advantage of them.
- Witte Museum: free general admission every Tuesday from 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
- The DoSeum: Free Family Night is on the first and third Tuesday of every month.
- San Antonio Museum of Art: Free admission Tuesdays from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Kids under 12 always free.
- McNay Art Museum: 19 and under always free. Adults free Thursday evenings from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and the first Sunday of every month.
- Institute of Texan Cultures: free admission the second Sunday of each month, from 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Foodie Food Truck Fun
Some days are just meant for eating and expanding your palate. Head out to The Point
Park & Eats and explore some new foods. There is also a great play area for kids.
The Natatorium has activity days all Spring Break, March 14-18, 12-3PM. This indoor swim experience is a great way for the kids to exercise and have fun.
The drive-in isn’t dead! The Stars and Stripes Drive-in
Theater in New Braunfels is great for an entire evening of fun. The double feature movies, Cafe and playground offer a great reason to head to our neighboring town.
My new favorite place to play in downtown San Antonio. Pack a lunch and spend the afternoon at Hemisfair park with the kids. Check out all the fun to be had on the Hemisfair Park
I may a bit biased because this is in my backyard, but a Rodeo is just what you need on a Saturday night. Have a steak night at the Tejas Steakhouse and then stay for the best Texas rodeo experience. Pro tip, watch Groupon for a great deal at the Steakhouse.
The San Antonio Zoo + Zoo Fun Pass
Grab a Zoo Fun Pass
in addition to the Zoo entry and experience the Zoo carousel, butterflies and a train ride plus a box of popcorn.
Natural Bridge Caverns
You could literally be here all day. Checkout the caverns, take a drive through the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch and then test yourself at the Canopy Ropes and Zip Line.