50+ things to do in San Antonio during Spring Break 2017

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 2023. 


Editor’s Note: Our staff 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.


Spring Break 2023 San Antonio – Top Pick

Go City San Antonio Explorer Pass

The Go City San Antonio Explorer Pass is a fun, affordable way to check out various attractions in San Antonio. It is a great deal at any time of the year and more so during Spring Break when you can really take advantage of the 25+ things to do including: SeaWorld, Tours, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, iFly, San Antonio Zoo, kids activities, and museums.

Check out your family’s ticket to 2023 Spring Break fun by getting the Attractions Pass!Pass to 3, 4 or 5 San Antonio Things to Do such as SeaWorld & Six Flags


POGO Pass South Central Texas

This is a great way to enjoy fun activities in San Antonio and Austin areas for 1 full year! This pass allows admission to Bowling, Zoo, Water park, Mini-Golf, Trampoline Parks, Museum, Kids’ Activities, Things to Do, Aquarium, The Dome, & Laser-Tag. Don’t miss out on this great 50% off deal!

Pogo Pass to 35 Things to Do in Austin, San Antonio and Waco

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 check to see whether there is still a 30% off for admission of two, making this one of the best cheap things to do during Spring Break in San Antonio!

Location: 6320 Bandera Rd, Leon Valley, TX 78238


Spring Break 2023 San Antonio – Movies and Entertainment

AMC Rivercenter 11 with Alamo IMAX

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 enjoy. AMC Rivercenter 11 with IMAX is one of the most tech-heavy experiences you can get in the movie industry with amazing surround sound, IMAX, and more. Click here to book

Location: 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205


AMC Classic Boerne

If you are in Boerne, check out the AMC Classic with stadium seating (for select auditoriums) and RealD 3D for the latest blockbusters. They are open for business and taking steps to help protect your health by following all applicable laws and regulations concerning COVID-19 safety. Click here to book now!

Location: 205 Old San Antonio Rd, Boerne, TX 78006


Bowlero 

Things to do this Spring break in San Antonio

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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. Get up to 63% discount on Bowlero

Location: 13307 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216


Monster Truckz Extreme

TourMonster-truck show for thrill-seekers of all ages, featuring gravity-defying motocross, human cannonballs, and plenty of car crushing.


 

Spring Break 2023 Camps in San Antonio

YMCA

San Antonio Spring Break Camps - YMCA of Greater San Antonio

Image Credit: YMCA of Greater San Antonio Facebook Page

The YMCA’s camps all have one thing in common: they’re all about exploration. Children and teenagers have the chance to learn new skills, try new activities, acquire independence, and form lasting connections and memories while exploring nature. This is aimed towards youngsters aged 5 to 13. This is a well-rounded camp – one of the top picks for Spring Break Camps in San Antonio. 

When: 13th – 17th March, 7 am – 6 pm
Where: Journey Fellowship Christian Church, 16847 I-35, Selma, TX 78154


Witte Museum

San Antonio Spring Break Camps - Witte Museum

Image Credit: Witte Museum Facebook Page

For a day of science, technology, engineering, and math, bring your lab coat and goggles! Meet a vaquero and learn about Texas history. While playing and exercising in the H-E-B Body Adventure, set personal objectives for Mt. Witte. 

When: 13th – 17th March, 8:30 am – 3 pm
Where: Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway, San Antonio, TX 78209
Cost: Members: $350 | Non-members: $325

Looking for more? Whether you are looking for Sports, Arts, STEM or any other area. Check out our recently updated list of Best Spring Break Camps in San Antonio!


Spring Break 2023 San Antonio – Outdoor Activities

San Antonio Parks

Visit some of San Antonio’s best parks and greenways this Spring Break! 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 $9 per person (aged 12 and up), $6 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.

Location: 1178 Kroesche Ln, New Braunfels, TX 78130


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. Get up to 23% off using this deal!

Location: 10500 SeaWorld Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251


Six Flags Fiesta Texas

This family-favorite amusement park is open during Spring Break for maximum family fun. This year, from March 11 to 18, you can experience the Scream Break after-hours special event. You can save on Six Flags and other attractions using this San Antonio Explorer Pass!

Location: 17000 W I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257


San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo Train

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The San Antonio Zoo is open daily during Spring Break from 10:00 a.m. Enjoy a variety of Spring Break special activities, like the Jungle Boogie on March 11! You can save on admission to the zoo using the San Antonio Explorer Pass or the South Central Texas POGO pass.

Location: 3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212


Ride the San Antonio 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 $5 for ages three and up and free for anyone under three.

Location: 3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212


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 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Location: 3853 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212


Morgan’s Wonderland(temporarily closed)

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!


Mitchell Lake Audubon Center 

There’s a lot to do at the Mitchell Lake Audubon Center this Spring Break. Go on hikes and learn all about the birds and various habitats.

Location: 10750 Pleasanton Rd, San Antonio, TX 78221


Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

Things to do this Spring break in San Antonio

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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.

Location: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266


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.

Location: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266


Kiddie Park (Broadway) (no update yet)

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!

Location: 3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212


Visit The Alamo 

Visit the Alamo

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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.

Location: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205


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.

The San Antonio Missions are a UNSECO World Heritage Site you won’t want to miss, filled with history and religious importance. Get the full story on the area that consists of five missions close together from a guide who knows the area and its past well. You’ll see four out of the five missions of the site, as well as La Villita Historic Arts Village, Alamo Plaza, and the Espada Aqueduct.

Get more information about the San Antonio Missions Tour and book yours 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.

Location: 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205


See San Antonio’s full history on the side of a cathedral (no show from January to March 2023 due to scaffolding work)

Every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, three times a night (Tuesday: 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm; Friday: 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:00 pm; Saturday: 9:00 pm, 9:30 pm, 10:00 pm; Sunday: 7:30 pm, 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm), 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.

Location: 514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207


Visit The Historic Pearl 

Formerly a brewery, The Historic Pearl is where you can now find a cup of San Antonio’s best javapastries to die for, some of the hottest restaurants in town, a wide variety of shops, and one of the best hotels on the planet. 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 where more fantastic restaurants and shops line the River Walk, beckoning you to stay a while. Too tired to walk back? Take a River Cruise!

Location: 303 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215


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.

Location: 401 Obst Rd, Bulverde, TX 78163


Spring Break 2023 San Antonio – Indoor Fun

The Rush Fun Park

Up to 28% Off Play Passes at The Rush Fun Park

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This is one of the top attractions in San Antonio that gets consistently high ratings from customers. Children can spend time actively by climbing, sliding, or jumping on trampolines, as well as socialize with other kids during games. Get this great deal of two 2-hour passes for just $33!

Location: 14610 Huebner Rd, San Antonio, TX 78230


Pump It Up San Antonio NW (no Groupon)

Kids jump inside bounce houses, zoom down inflatable slides, and race through obstacle courses at an indoor playground. Get up to 50% off Open Jump passes!

Location: 7723 Guilbeau Rd #102, San Antonio, TX 78250


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!

Location: 5640 I-35, New Braunfels, TX 78132


The Rollercade 

Family-owned and operated since 1959, The Rollercade is many families’ favorite place to skate. In the past, they have run specials during Spring Break week. Please call ahead to confirm

Location: 223 Recoleta Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216


The Ice and Golf Center Northwoods

Things to do this Spring break in San Antonio

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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.

Location: 17530 Henderson Pass, San Antonio, TX 78232


Check out Dave and Buster’s 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 upfront as it provides an easy way to keep an eye on the kids while still sitting at the table. Click here for some Dave and Buster’s deals!

Location: 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205


Test your mental and physical skills at Extreme Escape

Up to 40% Off 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 26% off admission to Extreme Escape.

Location: Colonnade: 9995 I-H 10 W, San Antonio, TX 78230 and Stone Oak: 434 N Loop 1604 W Acc Rd, San Antonio, TX 78232


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!

Check out the Briscoe Western Art Museum 

Members, active military, and kids 12 and under are always free; family members of active-duty military members are $8; seniors (65+ years), retired/veteran military (with ID), and students (13-18 years), college students (with ID) are just $12; and adults are $14 each.

The Briscoe is always free to visit the first Sunday of each month for locals. Kids love the Briscoe and the mystery surrounding the days of stagecoaches, old guns, riding on horseback, and epic battles.

Location: 210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205


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 buying 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.

Location: 910 SE Military Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214


Altitude Trampoline Park

This park offers plenty of specials.

Check out our list of the best indoor trampoline parks.

Location: 11075 I-10 #126, San Antonio, TX 78230


Top Golf

The coolest golf attraction in San Antonio, Top Golf welcomes families. Sign up for golf activities for kids and families. Click here to get Top Golf coupons!

Location: 5539 N Loop 1604 W Acc Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249


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

 

And if you do decide to stay at home during the Spring Break, check out our list of 25 Best Spring Break Ideas At Home!