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San Antonio: The Place to Be for Summer Fun

by Barbara Rogers

Jul 4, 2023

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Destinations / North America

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.


If these are not enough to keep your family entertained, take children to the interactive DoSeum children’s museum or the whole family for a ride on a Go Rio San Antonio River Cruise.


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