San Antonio is home to some of the most famous attractions in Texas, but after the family takes in the local culture and history, the kids are bound look for a chance to let loose. Check out these kid-approved attractions for some good, old-fashioned family fun.
The DoSeum is San Antonio’s premier spot for kids to learn, imagine and create through play. This children’s museum is jam-packed with STEM-focused exhibits and activities, both inside and out. The interactive activities are ideal for kids up to 10 years old and include an ADA-accessible treehouse as part of the enormous outdoor play area. Some of the highlights are a robot exhibit and a sound studio where kids learn about light and sound. This summer marks the opening of the “Dream Tomorrow Today” exhibit where kids are encouraged to imagine the future.
What kid doesn’t love an amusement park? At Kiddie Park in San Antonio, there is something for the kid in all of us. This children’s amusement park, the oldest in the country, has made kids happy and parents nostalgic since 1925. Old-fashioned rides like the Ferris wheel and a hand-carved carousel have been family favorites since the park first opened. Carnival games, arcade games and face painting booths make sure everyone leaves with a smile. Rides are for children up to the age of 12 and tickets can easily be purchased at the park for single rides or in packages.
This family-friendly water park is a great way to spend a hot summer day splashing around and having fun. There are more than 50 rides and attractions within the park, including water slides, a wave pool and the Kids Kove play area designed especially for your little ones. Water volleyball and water basketball courts are available for those who want to explore their competitive sides and there are even dry land versions of each in case you want to go the traditional route. The park even has a Dive in Theater for families to stay cool while watching a movie. Safety is a priority at Splashtown so the park provides guests with free life jackets for use within the park.
Largest Boots in Texas
Wrap up your trip with one of the quirkier attractions in Texas. San Antonio is home to the world’s largest cowboy boots. Verified by Guinness World Records in 2016, this enormous pair of footwear was created by Bob “Daddy-O” Wade in 1979. Located outside of the North Star Mall, this is the kind of kitschy roadside attraction just begging to be in your vacation photo album.
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This summer, family travel at The Peninsula receives an upgrade with the debut of Camp Peninsula, a children’s experience that recreates the spirit of camping right in the heart of Beverly Hills. The journey begins with a special welcome from Peter Bear, the hotel’s lovable mascot, at check-in. After taking a picture with the life-sized teddy bear, kids will be whisked away by a Peninsula Camp Counselor to a luxurious guestroom where a charming teepee awaits. An afternoon of camp-themed games and activities, including a hotel-wide scavenger hunt, rounds off the family-friendly experience, fun for children of all ages. Whether it’s a luxe staycation or an extended holiday, Camp Peninsula is an ideal way to ensure the little ones are happy campers.
Over the last three–four weeks, Portugal made significant strides in slowly, but surely, reopening the country for travel. As of May 18, Portugal further loosened restrictions by ending the country’s COVID-19 State of Emergency status while continuing social distancing.
After a few months at home, working remotely, homeschooling children and juggling several roles at once, parents are going to need a well-deserved vacation post COVID-19. If you and your partner are looking for the perfect 2021 getaway, you won’t want to miss this amazing offer from Emerald Waterways.
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People need a “chance to get some well-needed rest, relaxation and fresh air.” This is a sentiment we all likely share, as does the European Commission, the executive branch of the European Union. The EC included that phrase when it released its plan to help reopen Europe following the COVID-19 global pandemic. While most EU borders remain closed to international travel until at least mid-June, the EC’s plan starts with inter-Europe travel, and are non-binding recommendations and guidelines. European countries still have the final decision, so travelers are advised to check the restrictions of the countries they plan to visit. According to the EC, “blanket restrictions of free movement are replaced by targeted measures.”