Debi is the founder and editor of SABusyKids.com. A native Texan, she holds a degree in psychology, which is completely useless in her career, but somewhat helpful in navigating the insanity of raising two headstrong, but awesome, teenagers. She loves Mexican food, get-outside weather, origami and the occasional glass of champagne. Klout seems to think she is an expert in chewing gum and shoes.
Family Travel Tips
- Don’t forget to put any computer-iPad-smartphone-electronic toy-whatever chargers in your carry-on just in case, say, you get stuck at the airport for six hours because of bad weather. This is the voice of experience speaking.
- Search out local bloggers wherever you are headed. They usually know what’s going on in their own backyards – from events to where the locals hang out. And that kind of intel can be priceless when planning your trip.
Favorite Things To Do With Kids In San Antonio
1. Take a walk in the park: San Antonio has some beautiful parks that are just made for walking. Visit the San Antonio Missions for a little history and culture or Phil Hardberger Park to take in some great nature (bugs, flowers and things).
2. Swim with the stingrays: It’s worth every penny to get into the water with the stingrays at SeaWorld San Antonioto let them dance around you, give you hi-fives with their fins, and tickle your toes with kisses.
3. Head to the top of the world: Okay, not quite the world, but certainly San Antonio, with a visit to the Tower of the Americas. Hang out on the observation deck or, for a special treat, have dinner in the revolving restaurant. Be sure to check out the 4D movie downstairs.
4. Get your science on: Hidden inside a downtown mall is Dinosaur Quest, a prehistoric adventure with 18 life-sized, dino skeletons and more than 65 skulls. Call ahead to schedule your visit when one of their dinosaur experts is on site.
5. Go all nostalgic on your kids: Visit America’s oldest children’s amusement park, Kiddie Park. All the original rides from the 1920s are still maintained, including the quaint ferris wheel and hand-carved carousel. The rides are small, though, so stick to this trip only if you have younger kids.
6. Be weird: Get off the beaten tourist track and visit one of San Antonio’s unusual museums. There’s the Wooden Nickel Museum, Hall of Horns at the Buckhorn Museum or the always fun Toilet Seat Museum.
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