Today I’m guest posting for Heidi over at Free Fun in Austin about the Top Five Free Things to do in San Antonio. If you’re joining San Antonio Mom Blogs from Free Fun in Austin, welcome! And hurry on down to San Antonio to visit us, y’all.

Here on San Antonio Mom Blogs today, I’m sharing my favorite ALMOST-FREE fun things to do in San Antonio:

san antonio, texas amusement park for accessibility and special needs

On Morgan’s Wonderland’s website, learn about their Moms’ Coffee on the first and third Friday of each month from 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. (meet at The Wharf). For just $17 total, a mom and all of her kids gain admission for a full day of fun at this one-of-a-kind amusement park where everyone can play, regardless of special needs, age, or disability. You must arrive prior to 9:45 a.m. to take advantage of this great deal.

Bird Bakery in Alamo Heights, Texas, owned by actor Armie Hammer and actress Elizabeth Chambers

Celebrity cupcakes in a hip San Antonio neighborhood? Yes, please! Bird Bakery, owned by actor Armie Hammer and his wife, actress/model Elizabeth Chambers, boasts not only the best cupcakes in town, but also big service with even bigger smiles. A few dollars for a scrumptious cupcake or cookie won’t break the bank, right?

nature, marsh, prairie, savannah, woods for birdwatching and hiking

Just north of San Antonio, in Boerne, Texas, you’ll find Cibolo Nature Center with 100 acres of pristine trails and forests to explore. There is no admission fee, but donations are encouraged and accepted. The Center opened to the public in 1990 after citizens restored and preserved this long-neglected patch of land. Four separate ecosystems are available to explore, including: a marsh, a savannah, a forest, and a prairie. On a recent visit with my five-year old son, we borrowed a pair of binoculars from the main building and enjoyed bird watching and hiking for hours.

kids amusement park and indoor shopping center inspired by Latin street markets

Pica Pica Plaza, just south of downtown San Antonio, is a colorful, vibrant shopping center filled with mom-and-pop, locally-owned fruterias, restaurants, coffee shops, and retail stores. Modeled after street markets in Latin America, Pica Pica Plaza brings that cultural experience indoors and adds live entertainment and Flip’z, a popular trampoline park.

When I last shopped there, a merchant pulled me aside and showed me a pretty piece of authentic Mexican pottery.

“You see this? They want $10.95 for the same piece at Market Square. Here? In my shop? It’s just $3.95!”

Deals abound at the air-conditioned Pica Pica Plaza and your kids can enjoy Kiddie Park rides all day long with one $8 wristband.

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