Top Outdoor Things To Do In San Antonio With Kids

When you are looking for things to do in San Antonio with your kids you won’t find a short supply of fun activities. From indoor playgrounds to museums and more, San Antonio is full of fun activities to keep you and your kids occupied, but finding things to do to get your kids outside can be a real treat. 

Top Places To Take Your Kids In San Antonio

The River Walk

The River Walk boasts 15 miles of paved paths with incredible views and a fun atmosphere, but any portion of the River Walk is stroller-friendly. A stroll here is great entertainment and many of the dozens of eateries are family-friendly, so consider dining here at least once. Note that the river walk does not have rails separating the walking path from the water, so it can be a little dicey with young children prone to bolting away at a moment’s notice.

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The Alamo

Founded in 1718 as the first mission in San Antonio, it originally served as a way station between east Texas and Mexico. In the 19th century, it became a symbol of liberty and independence during the Texas Revolution. For 13 days in 1836, some 200 Texas defenders held the Alamo from a siege of troops from Mexico. 

Today, the Alamo is a shrine to the heroic men (like Davy Crockett), who died defending it.  The most surprising thing about the Alamo is its size; considering how famous it is, it is pretty small. Visiting this historic place is a great way to help teach kids about part of our nation’s history and can make for a fun family outing.

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San Antonio Zoo

The San Antonio Zoo is a lovely small zoo. One of the noted exhibits is the Lory Landing, where you can purchase a little cup of nectar and tempt the lorikeets to get close to you as they sip. These colorful Australian birds are very playful, so don’t be surprised if one lands on your head. 

The 35-acre zoo has a collection of over 3,500 animals representing 750 species.

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San Antonio Botanical Garden

This beautiful 38-acre botanical garden is in the heart of San Antonio featuring a culinary garden and outdoor kitchen along with a family adventure garden. 

San Antonio Botanical Garden also has many seasonal events, exhibits, classes, and camps.

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Natural Bridge Caverns

Discover incredible underground chambers filled with spectacular formations on a family-friendly guided tour.

On this tour, you can explore limestone caverns, challenge yourself on the treetop canopy course, fly over four zip lines, find your way out of a maze and stick around for the nightly bat flight (May through October).

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Looking for more fun in San Antonio? Check out the top indoor places to take your kids and kid-friendly restaurants in San Antonio.




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