Corn mazes, pumpkin pie, perfect sunsets — There’s nothing quite like the first memories of fall when you’re young. If you’re trying to make this autumn a special one for the little ones, look no further than San Antonio.
Whether it’s your first fall in the Alamo City or your fiftieth, make it the best one yet by bringing the kids along for all the festivities. Check out these uniquely San Antonio autumnal activities for an unforgettable time.
210… GO! OUTDOOR FAMILY ADVENTURES YOU MUST TRY
Looking for the picture-perfect fall backdrop? Go pumpkin huntin’ at a local patch. The Owl Creek Farm pumpkin patch is one of San Antonio’s largest, with plenty of photo ops to capture the memories. Featuring a live petting zoo, carnival games, and hayrides, this could be your one-stop shop.
But for an even wilder animal encounter, visit the San Antonio Zoo, which is home to over 750 animal species. Check out ZOO BOO! for non-scary, family-friendly fun. You can also plan ahead for a solar eclipse viewing with all your four-legged friends. Not a fan of furry animals? Jump over to the Japanese Tea Garden, home to a 60-foot waterfall, plenty of koi ponds, and the recently opened Jingu House restaurant.
For those families with a bit of pep in their step, plan a getaway to Government State Canyon and walk where the dinosaurs used to roam. If a relaxing stroll is more your speed, take a walk through Brackenridge Park, an urban oasis perfect for family gatherings under the shade trees.
LEARNING-BASED ACTIVITIES FOR LITTLE BRAINIACS
School might be back in session, but that doesn’t mean your little ones won’t enjoy these STEM-related activities. Let the little ones’ imaginations run wild as they explore AREA 21, located inside the Boeing Center at Tech Port, at Port San Antonio. While you’re there, choose from local eats at the Provisions Food Hall or get your gamer on with upcoming Lan Gaming Center events.
No kid-friendly San Antonio tour is complete without a trip to The Alamo, of course. The whole family can take part in interactive tours, exhibits, and reenactments of the Texas Revolution. After, stroll down the San Antonio River Walk and enjoy the iconic views of downtown.
NONSTOP FUN FOR THE YOUNG AND YOUNG AT HEART
A day out with the kids doesn’t mean the grown-ups can’t also have fun. The LEGOLAND® Discovery Center San Antonio is the ultimate indoor playground where everyone can participate in all things LEGO®. This location even boasts a scale model of downtown San Antonio. Before you leave, explore the Shops at Rivercenter, and be sure to stop by one of the many restaurants for a bite to eat.
Close out your day with a movie under the stars during the annual Outdoor Family Film Series at Mission Marquee Plaza. Movie showings are three times a month featuring animated, live-action, and throwback films through November.
EXPERIENCE SAN ANTONIO’S KID-FRIENDLY ADVENTURES ALL YEAR LONG
These expeditions are only a small fraction of the adventures that await in San Antonio. The city has plenty of other kid-friendly attractions and exciting events that will give you and your family plenty of options to build your perfect itinerary all year. Start planning your trip today and discover what San