If you have clients tired of winter and looking for a place that has boundless variety, consider a spring break to San Antonio.
No matter what age group you need to please, there’s a wealth of places to experience – from historic sites like the Spanish Missions to adrenalin-fuelled fun at some of the area’s theme parks. As a bonus, spring tends to be the best time to visit thanks to comfortable weather and attractive hotel rates.
The city is home to several world-class attractions, including Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio and the world’s only ultra-accessible theme park, Morgan’s Wonderland, with specially designed rides such as a Ferris wheel designed for wheelchairs.
This spring there are several new attractions opening, including the new Sea Life Aquarium at the Shops at Rivercenter, featuring an underwater tunnel and more than 5,000 marine creatures. Nearby, the San Antonio Zoo recently added the city’s 1925-vintage Kiddie Park, offering rides for children ages four to 8.
Coming to SeaWorld San Antonio are two new attractions: At its water park Aquatica Tonga Twister debuts on March 7 with two heart-pounding body slides, each with distinct twists and turns. Tonga Twister features AquaLucent tubes that create special effect lighting patterns, giving riders an electrifying light show as they plummet and slide from a height of more than 50 feet, navigating 415 feet of twists and turns before splashing down into a refreshing pool. High-energy music piped into the tubes will elevate the fun. Debuting this month is SeaWorld San Antonio’s all-new Texas Stringray wooden roller coaster. When it opens, this ride will become the tallest, fastest and longest wooden coaster in Texas. It will feature a drop of 100 feet with more than 15 airtime hills with a top speed of 55 miles per hour.
No visit to San Antonio is complete without a stop at the Alamo, located just across from the River Walk. Admission is free, and an audio tour (recommended for older kids) is offered at a minimal cost that helps you fully understand the history and purpose of the historical icon. Or, take a 35-minute river cruise on San Antonio’s famed River Walk and learn about the city’s history while admiring beautiful bridge architecture, artwork, plants and wildlife.
Springtime temperatures hover in the mid-20s and famous Texan bluebonnets and other wildflowers are in bloom in the nearby Hill Country on the northern edge of the city.