SAN ANTONIO (September 24, 2020) - With cooler weather, more road trips, work from anywhere/learn from anywhere flexibility, San Antonio is the perfect getaway destination for fall. Everyone’s favorites are ready to welcome visitors, and the city is hopping with new things to see and do. Recent research has shown that even planning future travel dramatically increases happiness, and lowers stress. Specific to fall, here are some fun activities to plan a San Antonio visit:

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Hallowfest - The popular theme park is encouraging guests to “get batty with us” for a frightfully thrilling time at the annual Hallowfest. Haunted experiences abound for the spookiest season of the year as ghouls take over the park, live entertainment during the day at two outdoor theaters and chills by night in Fear Acres. (Weekends and select days through November 1. Reservations required.)

Zoo Boo - The San Antonio Zoo once again hosts this family-friendly, non-spooky Halloween celebration, decked out with fun trick-or-treat stations, pumpkin painting, dance parties, costume contests, a hay maze, a hay slide and plenty of games. Families can even enjoy a ride on the Zoo Boo! Express. Little ghouls and goblins are encouraged to wear their best costume for a chance to be in a costume contest.  (Every weekend day through October 31)

SeaWorld San Antonio Halloween Spooktacular - During this family-friendly daytime seasonal event, kids are encouraged to wear their favorite Halloween-themed costumes and enjoy Halloween-themed attractions and shows, the Sesame Street Halloween Parade, then interact with colorfully costumed characters as they trick-or-treat throughout SeaWorld’s Bay of Play area. (Through November 1)

Origami in the Garden – Debuting at the San Antonio Botanical Center, this outdoor sculpture exhibition created by American artists Jennifer and Kevin Box, captures the delicate nature of the origami paper art form in museum-quality metals. Come see interpretations of soaring birds, gliding airplanes, galloping ponies, floating boats and emerging butterflies in this outdoor and placid setting. (Through May 9, 2021. Reservations required)

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure – Always good for a thrill, especially around Halloween, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is a multi-million dollar haunted house with live actors and special effects. Next door, visitors can venture through Tomb Rider 3D, a multimillion dollar special effects, 3D interactive adventure ride and arcade. (Open daily)

Visitors should check websites of events and attractions for schedules, reservations if required, and to plan hotel stays and other trip details. San Antonio continues to be committed to the health and safety of visitors and residents, learn more about the 2,000 businesses that have pledged at Greater.Safer.SA.