Easter is a time for celebration, togetherness, and for many - travel! And San Antonio is the perfect place to be if you are looking for fantastic ways to celebrate this spring holiday. This year, Good Friday lands on April 7th, and Easter lands on Sunday, April 9th, so let's take a look at all the great things happening around this time.
You are in for a weekend of fun in San Antonio with Easter brunches, egg hunts, and more; whether you're looking for a place to celebrate the holiday or are looking for plenty of fun with friends and loved ones, here are some hand-picked eggcellent ideas for celebrating in San Antonio:
Explore Historic Locations
San Fernando Cathedral
For many, Easter is a time for reflection. Did you know San Antonio is home to some of the most beautiful and historic venues? San Fernando Cathedral, located in downtown San Antonio, was founded in 1731 by families from the Canary Islands and is the oldest standing church in Texas. Visitors can also explore the stunning architecture and artwork found throughout the cathedral.
Additionally, at San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, A UNESCO-designated World Heritage site, you can pay a visit to the San Antonio Missions and explore some of the city's most revered historical sites. Insider tip: be sure to check out Mission San José's famed "Rose Window," whose quatrefoil design you may recognize throughout the city.
Unforgettable Can't-Miss Easter Events And Activities
There are plenty of fun Easter activities and events to make your San Antonio stay unforgettable. From Easter egg hunts to celebrating with bunny photos, there are plenty of fun activities to do with family or friends.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
Once Upon A Party
Spring Eggstravaganza at the San Antonio Botanical Garden | April 1: The 3rd Annual Spring Egg-stravaganza at the beautiful San Antonio Botanical Garden takes place April 1st. Children can enjoy easter egg hunts featuring Tinker Bell and friends, live animals, special performances, and much more!
Spring Kickoff at The RIM | Saturday, April 1: Head over to The RIM shopping center for their Spring Kickoff featuring face painting, a visit from the Easter bunny, giveaways, and fun for the family!
Texas Transportation Museum
Easter Eggspress at the Texas Transportation Museum | April 1: Saturday, April 1, the Texas Transportation Museum invites you to the Easter Eggspress! Stroll the museum and collect eggs for your Easter basket! Don't miss your photo op with the Easter bunny! Insider Tip: Bring your own basket for egg collecting!
Tower of the Americas
Easter Eggs-travaganza at Tower of the Americas | April 9: Head over to the Tower of the Americas on Saturday, April 9 from 11:00 am - 5:00 pm for their Easter Eggs-travaganza! With both the Easter Bunny and Tori the Tower in attendance, you'll have the chance to take part in Easter egg hunts, egg dyeing, and face painting along with live music, food, petting zoo, moon bounce and more!
Eggstra Special Easter Festival at Morgan's Wonderland | April 9: Every year Morgan's Wonderland, the world's first ultra-accessible™ theme park holds an Eggstra Special Easter Festival. Photos with the Easter bunny, festive activities, a scavenger hunt, and so much more await in addition to ultra-accessible™ rides and attractions! Details are limited at this time, check the Morgan's Wonderland website for complete information.
Eat at Top Restaurants
Whether you're on the hunt for a good brunch, lunch, dinner, or anything in between - San Antonio has great options! Check out our Brunch blog for some great brunch options! And if it's Tex-Mex you're after, we have a blog for that too! Check out 12 Authentic Tex-Mex Restaurants. When you're in San Antonio, you're in the Culinary Captial of Texas, so you can't go wrong when choosing where to dine. But if you need a little extra help, head over to our Eat page where you can narrow down your restaurant search by cuisine type and location in the city!
Visit San Antonio This Spring For Unforgettable Experiences and Celebrations
San Antonio is the perfect destination for unforgettable experiences. This spring, experience the vibrant culture, fantastic food, and unique attractions San Antonio offers. Use our Official Visitor's Guide to help get started on your planning!