things to do during spring break san antonio

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Wait, you thought that was Christmas? Please! Rarely cold and almost never too hot, Spring Break weather in San Antonio is gorgeous, begging us to get outdoors and explore all that the Alamo City and the surrounding areas have to offer.

Still, rainy and cold days can show up uninvited. We won’t let them ruin our fun! We’ll include events and activities going on indoors, outdoors, and everywhere in between. And, because not every parent can take time off while their kids are on break, we’ve also rounded up some of the best Spring Break camps in town.

Make the most of your holiday without breaking the bank and take advantage of our round-up of the best Things to do in San Antonio for Spring Break 2020:

San Antonio Things To Do makes every effort to ensure that this list is accurate and up-to-date. However, some venues/events/activities may make changes without notifying us. We recommend contacting them directly before visiting to be 100% sure that their offerings are still available.

 

SPECIAL DEALS & ACTIVITIES

San Antonio Aquarium
The Deep Sea at the San Antonio Aquarium explores habitats all over the world from the shores of Oregon to isolated Indonesia. You can get tickets now for just $9.95, making this one of the best cheap things to do during Spring Break in San Antonio!

Get Movies on the Cheap
Sometimes, there’s no better Spring Break activity than enjoying a movie on the big screen. Whether you’re looking for a basic kids flick or the most tech-savvy movie experience, there are plenty of ways to save. Regal Cinema is one of the most tech-heavy experiences you can get in the movie industry with amazing surround sound, IMAX, 3D, 4DX, and more. Tickets are regularly $13 but you can get all that now for just $9.50!

AMC Yellow Tickets
For the latest blockbusters with a steal of a price, check out this deal from AMC. Their new online “Yellow Tickets” gets you $13.50 admission for just $9. Bonus? They’re good for any day and time.

Bowlero
Get your family and friends together and head to Bowlero for an afternoon of bowling and excitement! Enjoy a bowling experience like no other with lanes that glow in the dark, an arcade, a sports bar, and more. With this Groupon offer, you can save over 50% off the regular price of bowling with shoe rental!

 

SPRING BREAK CAMPS AND EVENTS

Robot Mania at Science Mill

This spring break, race over to the Science Mill for Mechanical Marvels and tons of fun! Located in nearby Johnson City, just an hour from San Antonio, this science museum offers fun for the whole family with 50+ hands-on indoor and outdoor exhibits and a 3D movie, plus Robot Mania! during Spring Break this year with mBot Obstacle Course, Battle Bots, Coding Magic, and other cool attractions.

Cibolo Nature Center & Farm Spring Break Camp
March 9-11, for kids aged 5 – 12 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Don’t miss three action-packed days at the Cibolo Nature Center. Kids will fish on the banks of the creek, hike, tie-dye, play at the farm, make mud art, catch bugs, go birding, and so much more! $65 a day. 

Free Family Day at San Antonio Museum of Art
Tuesday, March 10 from 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
San Antonio Museum of Art
Celebrate nature with Spring- inspired art activities while enjoying music in the outdoor Sculpture Garden and courtyards. This event coincides with Free Family Day so admission and all activities are free! Free admission is all day but the family activities are only from noon- 4 pm.

World Wide Soccer Spring Break Camp
This Spring Break Camp will be offered March 9th – 13th, 2020 @ GVTC Communications SportsPlex. Prices vary. Players will practice basic soccer skills such as passing and more technical skills such as building up play. Please remember to bring cleats, shin guards, soccer ball, soccer appropriate apparel & plenty of water/fluids. Full day players will also need a sack lunch.

Topgolf Spring Break Camp
Monday, March 9 – Wednesday, March 1 from 9 am – 12 pm.
The Topgolf Kids Spring Academy is three days of non-stop entertainment and learning that kids will love. This program includes all the components that make up the great game of golf. From chipping, putting and taking full swings, to rules and etiquette, kids will learn everything they need to know to improve their game. Each Academy is designed and taught by our professional golf instructors from Topgolf U in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Spring 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. Register your child(ren) today! $119 per child.

San Antonio Parks & Rec Spring Break Camp
Monday, March 19 – Friday, March 13 from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Spring Break Camp offers a variety of traditional sports, active games, craft projects, and seasonally themed activities; lunch and afternoon snack provided. These camps are for kids aged 6- 14 years old. Space is limited to 50 participants per day and the cost is $3 per child per day. Registration strongly recommended.

 

OUTDOOR SPRING BREAK FUN IN SAN ANTONIO

San Antonio Parks
Visit some of San Antonio’s 185+ parks and greenways this Spring Break. And, use the San Antonio Parks and Recreation Department’s cool Find a Park tool to be sure the park you’re going to visit has the amenities you need. And, don’t miss one of San Antonio’s coolest parks: Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair Park (it has a splash pad!)

Stars and Stripes Drive-in Theater 
Head up IH-35 North a bit to New Braunfels for a drive-in movie, double feature experience. Tickets to double features of first-run movies are just $8 per person (aged 12 and up), $5 children ( 4-11), and kids three and under are free. Ask for the Military or First Responder discount, too, with valid ID. For the full experience, arrive at least 1 hour before showtime to grab dinner from the 50s Cafe, enjoy the covered patio, and let the kids play on the playground.

SeaWorld San Antonio and Aquatica
Spring Break at SeaWorld and Aquatica is better than ever. Visit to learn about animals and SeaWorld’s conservation and education efforts, visit a one-of-a-kind water park (with a brand new water slide!), enjoy extended hours, and check out the fun spring shows.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
This family-favorite amusement park is open during Spring Break for maximum family fun. This year features a Meet & Greet with Wonder Woman, Batman, and the Joker on various days!

San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo is open daily during Spring Break from 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. And this year, you can see the new Kangaroo Krossing exhibit and enjoy a variety of Spring Break special activities!

Ride the San Antonio Eagle Zoo Train
This historic train, formerly the Breckenridge Eagle, starts near the Zoo and makes stops at the Witte Museum, Kiddie Park, and the Japanese Tea Gardens, also known as the Sunken Gardens. Open daily from 9:00 a.m. (weather permitting), the ride is $4 for ages three and up. Free for anyone under three.

Stroll through the Japanese Tea Gardens
Free to visit, this hidden gem delights with pleasing views, lush greenery and brightly colored flowers and Koi ponds. Stay for lunch at the Jingu House, open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Morgan’s Wonderland
This one-of-a-kind theme park, built for individuals with special needs, is open during Spring Break. There are more than 25 attractions such as rides, playgrounds and other fun elements, including a colorful, five-and-a-half-story-high Ferris wheel, Whirling Wonder. Plus, Morgan’s Wonderland has added lots of special, daily events, entertainment, and activities this year!

Spring Free Admission Weekend at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center 
Kick off Spring Break with free admission on Saturday, March 7 and Sunday, March 8 at Mitchell Lake Audubon Center. Bring a picnic lunch and eat outside afterward. Snacks and drinks available for purchase.

Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Some fondly call it the “drive-thru” zoo but Natural Wildlife Ranch is so much more. Our previous post about the Ranch explains why this is one stop on your Spring Break list you just can’t miss. Admission can be pricey but you can drive through the park as many times as you like- just don’t leave unless you’re ready to pay admission prices again.

Natural Bridge Caverns Canopy Challenge and Zip Lines
Do you have what it takes to conquer the ropes course at Natural Bridge Caverns? This awe-inspiring ropes course and zip line, fun for adults and older kids, also offers a Canopy Kids Course for kids under 48 inches tall that’s great for kids under 6.

Kiddie Park (Broadway)
America’s oldest children’s amusement park, Kiddie Park, is well cared for and full of fantastic rides for little ones (up to about age 10) as well as classic carnival games. They are open from Monday– Sunday, from 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. during Spring Break. The San Antonio Zoo Eagle Train now stops at Kiddie Park!

Visit The Alamo 
San Antonio’s most recognized historic landmark, The Alamo is free to visit and it’s open every day from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Visit the San Antonio Missions
In 2015, the San Antonio Missions were designated as a World Heritage Site – a huge honor as it’s the only one in the state of Texas! They’re also free to visit and there are four of them (not counting the Alamo): Mission Concepción, Mission San José, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada. Built in the 1700s, these missions are still active Catholic parishes today.

Ride a boat down the San Antonio River
Take a boat tour in downtown San Antonio to learn about the rich and colorful history of the Alamo City and the San Antonio River. They’re having special tours for Spring Break!  Open daily from 9:00 a.m. Price varies.

See San Antonio’s full history on the side of a cathedral
Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, three times a night (Tuesday: 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm; Friday: 9:00pm, 9:30pm, 10:00pm; Saturday: 9:00pm, 9:30pm, 10:00pm; Sunday: 7:30pm, 8:00pm, 8:30pm), a unique video art installation plays on the front of the San Fernando Cathedral. San Antonio | The Saga is like nothing you’ve ever seen before. Get there early to get a bite to eat from a food truck, then sit back and enjoy this audio visual history lesson that’ll knock your socks off.

Visit El Mercado
Few places in town will give you the full experience of the color, culture, sights, sounds, and creativity of San Antonio like Market Square. Dine at the world-famous Mi Tierra, or visit more than 100 locally owned shops. There’s always a party atmosphere at El Mercado.

See downtown San Antonio from atop a double-decker bus
Operating daily from 8:40 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., these bright red, double-decker buses provide tours of downtown San Antonio with off-and-on-again stops at favorite destinations all over downtown. Hop on, ride to your next spot, hop off, and then hop on again to find your next adventure.

Take a downtown San Antonio ghost tour – if you dare!
Not for the faint-of-heart, San Antonio Ghost Tours offer a ghoulishly good time. Outfitted with latest ghost hunting equipment, you’ll be ready for whatever lurks in the dark corners of historic (and sometimes creepy!) downtown San Antonio.

Join the St. Patrick’s Day Festival and River Parade in Downtown San Antonio (March 14, 15, 17) 
Experience a free family-friendly festival of music, food, fun, and a festive green river. March 14  & 15, 2020, Noon-8 pm and March 17, Noon-6 pm

Visit The Historic Pearl
Formerly a brewery, The Historic Pearl is where you can now find or a cup of San Antonio’s best javapastries to die forsome of the hottest restaurants in town, a wide variety of shopsone of the best hotels on the planet, and San Antonio’s largest Farmer’s Market on Saturday mornings. Then walk from there down the Museum Reach along the San Antonio River, to the San Antonio Museum of Art or, further down to the stretch of where more fantastic restaurants and shops line the River Walk, beckoning you to stay a while. Too tired to walk back? Take a River Taxi!

See a real rodeo at Tejas Rodeo
Located just outside of San Antonio, in Bulverde, Texas, Tejas Rodeo provides an authentic rodeo experience. Family-friendly rodeos take place every Saturday night during March with the doors opening at 5:00 p.m. and the rodeo starting at 7:30 p.m. Onsite dining is available both before and after the rodeo.

And, don’t miss our posts on San Antonio area splash pads, pools, and waterparks: where to get wet!

 

INDOOR SPRING BREAK FUN

Animal World & Snake Farm
One of the top priorities at Animal World & Snake Farm Zoo is to provide an intimate, up-close and personal experience. Through hands-on interactions, education and conservation-based programs and interactive shows, visitors are given the opportunity to make genuine connections that will last a lifetime. Admission ranges from $9.75 – $12.75 and parking is free!

The Rollercade
Family owned and operated since 1959, The Rollercade is many families’ favorite place to skate. They’ll be open during Spring Break and running specials all week but your best bet is to go on Tuesday for Bargain Day, from 9 am- 11 pm. It’s just $3 admission per person, $3 skate rental per person, and $3 for one hot dog with a soda.

Ice and Golf Center at Northwoods
Following the Winter Games, this is the perfect sport and pastime for active families! The Ice and Golf Center Northwoods offers public ice skating and mini-golf hours during Spring Break. Visit their website for rates and dates/times.

Check out Dave and Busters at Rivercenter Mall
Created with family fun in mind, Dave and Busters in downtown San Antonio brings together the perfect mix of elements needed to please everyone in the family. Kids love the variety of exciting games and the ability to earn prizes. Adults love that the food is great (with healthy options available, including steamed edamame and an assortment of salads) and that the cocktails and beer are perfectly chilled. Parents will also like having the games area in the back of the restaurant while the dining section is up front as it provides an easy way to keep an eye on the kids while still sitting at the table.

Test your mental and physical skills at Extreme Escape
Extreme Escape provides a unique, challenging, interactive experience for groups. Players gather in a deeply immersive, themed room, and have one hour to use their mental and physical abilities to find and apply clues in order to solve a real-life puzzle and escape from the room before the clock runs out. It’s like stepping into a live video game! Players of all ages are welcome. Themes and clues are recommended for ages 9 and up, but younger players can join in on the fun (and may surprise you with their clue-solving ability!). Parents should accompany children to Extreme Escape. Two of the four available themed rooms are best-suited for families: Mutiny (a pirate adventure) and Supervillian. Get more details at Extreme Escape‘s website.

Visit San Antonio Museums during their free days and times
Nearly all San Antonio museums offer free days and times to visit. Take advantage of them and bring the whole family!

Play at The DoSeum
San Antonio’s state-of-the-art children’s museum opened in the summer of 2015 to rave reviews from people of all ages. The DoSeum features three, two-story exhibit halls and nearly 40,000 square feet of outdoor play space filled with fun and educational activities for kids, ages 0-12.

Learn about the Old West and Cowboys at the Briscoe Western Art Museum
Kids (12 and under) and active-duty military members and their family (up to 4 people) are always free at the Briscoe and adults are just $10 each. The Briscoe is always free to visit on Tuesday evenings from 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Kids love the Briscoe and the mystery surrounding the days of stage coaches, old guns, riding on horseback, and epic battles.

Take flight at one of these indoor trampoline parks
Trampoline parks are a great way to burn off the sillies indoors. Many parks suggest making reservations (and buy your pass) ahead of time to avoid long waits and most charge by the hour.

Flipz Trampoline Park at Pica Pica Plaza
Flipz also offers a Kid’z Zone: a 7-and-under-only jump area.

Altitude Trampoline Park
This park offers plenty of specials.

Top Golf
The coolest golf attraction in San Antonio, Top Golf welcomes families. Sign up for their free KidZone program for kids 12 and under to be notified of events for kids and families.

 

What are you looking forward to this Spring Break in San Antonio? Let us know in the comments: