For families traveling to Texas, the lively city of San Antonio is a winner. From attractions and natural wonders to thrill-filled theme parks, you will have as much fun here as your children.
San Antonio Zoo
Named best zoo in Texas, San Antonio Zoo introduces kids to a whole world of wild animals in an ever-expanding series of life-like natural habitats. Meet jaguars in NeoTropica, kangaroos in Wild Australia, hippos and a Nile crocodile in Africa Alive!. You can also see giraffes and White rhino in the Savanna, a Komodo dragon in the Asian Forest and lions in the new habitat of Big Cat Valley. Everyone will fall in love with the playful meerkats from Africa’s Kalahari Desert.
Natural Bridge Caverns
The newly opened Hidden Wonders tour at Natural Bridge Caverns features state-of-the-art lighting, a sound and light show, and explorations into a newly opened area filled with delicate stone formations. New for this summer is a 1,100-foot extension of the public passageways, as well as dramatic new lighting.
SeaWorld San Antonio
While kids can meet penguins and watch dolphins cavort, SeaWorld San Antonio is more about having fun in the water. The new Catapult Falls ride is the world’s first launched flume coaster, with 11 boats catapulted at speeds of 30 feet per second, only to drop on to a watery splashdown at more than 37 mph. Younger kids will enjoy ImaginOcean, a glow-in-the-dark, marine-themed puppet show. Preschoolers can play in Kata’s Kookaburra Cove, a 3,000-square-foot, water-themed play area.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Hurricane Harbor San Antonio is the newest attraction at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, a water park with six new features, including Bonzai Pipelines racing tube slides and Vortex kids raft ride.
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As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
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United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
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