Friday, March 23, 2012

Things to do in San Antonio

I was thinking the other day that I'd like to get out and do more in the area with the kids.  So I started a list of things to do in the San Antonio area so I can refer to it when I get the itch to get out and do something.

 North Star Mall - My favorite mall!
 *LaValita- La Villita Historic Arts Village.  Interesting shops.
* Missions- This trail includes many historic mission's built in the 1700's by Spain. Mission San Jose and Mission Conception are both easily in biking distance from downtown, as the furthest (Mission San Jose) is about 5 miles south.
 River Walk- The walking part is free.  The shops- not. 
Farmer's Market at the Pearl Brewery every Sat morning until 1:00 pm.  Local foods and shops.
*McNay Art Museum- Entrance to Main Collection Galleries is FREE on H-E-B Thursday Nights(4-9pm) and on AT&T First Sundays of the Month.
Witte Museum- Free on Tuesday afternoons.  This has great information about Texas and a ton of animal exhibits.
O. P. Schnabel Park - for biking and hiking
Beach- about 2.5 hours away

Not Free
*Children's Museum...haven't been there yet,  but  the younger kids love the  one in New Braunfels.
Amazing Jump- Group rate is $5.  Regular price is $15.
Zoo-  San Antonio's zoo is small-medium scale.  These are the best size zoos to go to when you have young children.  I get the family membership each year with a military rate.
*Tower of the Americas
*McNay Art Museum-
   Children 12 and under                    FREE
   Adults                                              $15
   Students with I.D. (13 +)                 $12
   Seniors (65 +)                                  $12
   Active Military                                $12
*Segway Tours
Riverboat Tours- I highly recommend these.
* Land Heritage Institute- a living land museum on 1200 acres of open space along the banks of the Medina River on the far south side of San Antonio preserving, maintaining and interpreting 10,000 years of continual human habitation.  It is open to the public every second Saturday of the month.  Cost:  $3 donation.

*  Places I haven't gone with the kids yet.

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