Looking for the best free and cheap things to do in San Antonio this week? There’s plenty of fun events going on all week long that won’t break the bank, and we have your guide to the ones you don’t want to miss!
Some of the top things to do in San Antonio this week include the Corny Maze at Traders Village, STEM family day, free museum nights, Diva Night in Boerne, and more.
Enjoy single-day admission for TWO to Morgan’s Wonderland for just $22. Visitors can experience over 25 completely wheelchair accessible attractions including rides, playscapes and gardens.
Historic San Antonio Mission Tour
This historic guided Mission Tour is offered 7 days a week by a local tour guide. You’ll learn all about the history of the missions, the surrounding area, and gain perspective from a local San Antonian. Tickets for this guided tour start at $65.
San Antonio Zoo
The San Antonio Zoo is home to over 3,000 animals from all across the world, and it’s one of the best family-friendly destinations in the city. Get your tickets now online for only $14.99.
Veteran’s Day at The Alamo
What: Free tours for military, veterans, and a guest. Tours may be booked the day of at the Welcome Center located on Alamo Plaza.
When: November 11, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Where: 300 Alamo Plz, 78205
Monday Fun Day at Bowl & Barrel
What: Join Bowl & Barrel for the very first Kids Monday Funday! Kids receive 1-hour of bowling, shoes, drink and lunch.
When: November 11, 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Where: 17619 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 102, 78257
Little Explorers at Cibolo Nature Center
What: Preschoolers and their caregivers use their five senses for fun and adventure while they discover nature through stories, crafts, games, songs, and outdoor exploration.
When: November 12, 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Where: 140 City Park Rd., Boerne, 78006
Cost: $5 per family
Free Admission Tuesdays at The Witte
What: Admission is free at The Witte Museum on Tuesdays. Come out and explore!
When: November 12, 3:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Where: 3801 Broadway St., 78209
“San Antonio | The Saga” at Main Plaza
What: This free video art installation, created by Xavier De Richemont, plays three times a night, weather permitting, on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays on the facade of San Fernando Cathedral.
When: November 12, 9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Where: 115 N. Main Ave.,78205
Story Time at Whole Earth Provision Co.
What: Join Whole Earth Provision Co for a special reading. You’ll also have a chance to win a prize, too.
When: November 13, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 255 E Basse Rd., 78209
Story Time at Barnes & Noble
What: Join local Barnes & Noble stores for fun, free events including story time.
When: November 13, 11:00 a.m.
Where: Multiple locations across San Antonio
Dream Tour at Ruby City
What: Kick off this public tour series. It will focus on the artwork of Linda Pace and how dreams informed her process. This tour is led by Linda’s former studio assistant, Kelly O’Connor. She will give insight to Pace’s iconic works currently installed in the inaugural exhibitions and how the concept of Ruby City came to fruition.
When: November 14, 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 150 Camp St., 78204
Cost: Free but RSVP required to [email protected]
Free Second Thursdays at McNay Art Museum
What: Enjoy free general admission courtesy of H-E-B! Remember: kids and teens always get in free. If there is a special exhibition at this time, the special exhibition fee will apply to adults. Bring your own picnic blanket or lawn chair and enjoy an evening on the grounds of the Museum. Pets on leashes are always welcome.
When: November 14, 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Where: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio, 78209
Shakespeare on the River
What: The Magik Theatre presents Shakespeare on the River – an event celebrating family-friendly Shakespeare. Plan to arrive early for their pre-show entertainment.
When: November 14, 7:30 p.m.
Where: 418 Villita St., 78205
Tot Time at Aerial Athletics
What: Tot Time is a non-structured playtime for young children 5 and under to enjoy the fun atmosphere of a gym environment. Inflatables, trampolines, and preschool-sized equipment are all available for your little one to crawl, run and jump!
When: November 15, 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Where: 17361 Bell North #101, Schertz, 78154
Cost: $5 + tax per person
Nature at Night
What: Come join Miss Anastasia at The Twig for a seriously fun story time and a delightful craft. Young and old TWIGLETS will get a real kick out of her highly entertaining storytelling. All ages welcome.
When: November 15, 4:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Where: 300 Bushnell Ave., 78212
Traders Village Corny Maze
What: It’s San Antonio’s first and only corny maze! Head out to Traders Village weekends throughout November for 10 acres of fun with 3 trails for kids of all sizes. There’s an easy trail for the littlest kids, and medium (30 min-1 hour to complete) and hard (1.5-2 hours to complete) trails for the bigger kids. Other activities include a pumpkin patch, petting zoo, food & drink, entertainment, and more! Kids 2 and under are free to get into the maze (does not apply to other rides), while maze admission for all others is just $10. Or you can get a maze and all-day ride wristband for just $15. Group rates are also available for groups of 20 or more, but must be purchased online.
When: November 16, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Where: 9333 Southwest Loop 410, 78242
Cost: $10 — Maze Wristband (persons 3 & older) | FREE Maze — Kids 2 & under | $15 — Maze & All-Day Ride Wristband Parking — $4 per vehicle
Zumba in the Park at the Tower of the Americas
What: Time to get moving to the Latin beats with a free workout at Tower of the Americas! Workout takes place outdoors at the base of the tower.
When: November 16, 10 am
Where: 739 E Cesar Chavez, 78205
Sunday Jazz at the Witte Museum
What: Join us at the Witte Museum and relax under the pecan trees in the Will Smith Amphitheater for an afternoon of jazz performed by some of South Texas’ top jazz musicians. Family-friendly. Blankets and lawn chairs welcome. Museum galleries close at 5 p.m. Food and drink will be available for purchase but please don’t bring your own.
When: November 17, 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Where: 3801 Broadway St., 78209
Cost: Free for Witte & KRTU members | Non-members pay museum admission
Any other things to do in San Antonio this week we forgot to mention? Let us know by commenting below!