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From the Alamo to Seaworld to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, San Antonio is a popular destination for families. It is also considered to be on of the most affordable vacation destinations which is made venmore so with SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience. When visitors come to visit me I always take them to San Antonio and I will also take yearly roadtrips from Dallas to San Antonio because there is always something going on here.
So I was surprised to learn how to make the family vacation to San Antonio a lot better by getting more savings on my travel with SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience.
So What is SAVE?
SAVE is the San Antonion Vacation Experience. This special savings program gives you over $600 in savings for theme parks, outdoor adventures, animal parks, water parks, tours, shops and hotels. The savings are endless. For your convenience you can go online to plan your trip now with SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience or download the mobile app. You can also follow SAVE on Twitter @SAVEinSA
So what are my favorite hotels in San Antonio?
This will depend on who is traveling in your party. Is it just your family? Is it also extended family? Or are you planning a family reunion there? No matter who is going, there is always something to do in San Antonio. Let's first talk about the basics such as accommodations. Many of the SAVE hotel partners are familiar favorites such as the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, the Hyatt Regency San Antonio on the Riverwalk, the Westin Riverwalk San Antonio and more. If you are looking to stay close to the Alamo and the world famous Riverwalk, then stay in one of those hotels. They also have hotel discounts at places close to SeaWorld, Six Flags and more.
Favorite Shopping San Antonio
After a round of golf, we love to go shopping. There are a lot of wonderful places to shop and it gets even better to shop and SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience. There are a lot of shops giving out free things and accepting coupons through SAVE. For a full list of these and other deals, please check out the Limited Time Offers
Favorite Theme Parks
Now comes my favorite part, the theme parks. With choices such as Sea W[orld, Six Flags Schlitterbahn and Splashtown there are a ton of fun things for the kids to do in the summer and year round. In fact my favorite time of the year is to visit Seaworld during the winter when the lines are the shortest and your younger children will have no problem meeting the characters at the Sesame Street breakfast. Also, the whales love the cooler weather during the winter time. For the most part, there is also a lot to do at Sea World in the summer.
Check out the new Aquatica exhibit at Sea World San Antonio. It's like merging a water park with an aquarium. You have water park rides, up close animal experiences, a lazy river and a nice sandy beach. SAVE discounts include deals on family-four packs, second day free, $10 off admission and more.
If you are looking for theme park fun, you can't go wrong with Six Flags Fiesta Texas.Featuring over 50 rides and attractions, including eight roller coasters. New at Fiesta Texas is the SkyScreamer swing ride that provides aerial views that surpass the park’s quarry walls. SAVE discounts include adults pay kids price, buy an adult ticket and get a child’s free, next day free and more.
Water, water everywhere
You might not be close to a beach but you are always close to water. Schlitterbahn recently introduced The Falls, the world’s longest waterpark ride at 3,600 feet of continuous rapids. SAVE discount is up to $10. San Antonio’s own Splashtown is a perennial favorite, with over 50 rides and attractions, concerts, and “Dive In Movie” nights for families. SAVE discount is up to $42.
With the grandparents coming in from out of town, this would be an optimum time to take them back to San Antonio and SAVE – San Antonio Vacation Experience.
My mother loves the San Antonio Zoo. They have a new exhibit called Africa Live! with exotic exhibits and even an African street market. SAVE discount is $2 off admission.+ You can also enjoy the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch which showcases zebras, giraffes, rhinos and more. The SAVE discount is $2 off admission. You can even get savings at the San Antonio Botanical Garden of $1 off admission.
Complete list of events and activities you can enjoy this summer in San Antonio
Now Open – South Texas Heritage Center
This new center at the Witte Museum, tells the stories of 1850s in South Texas through interactive exhibits, art, artifacts and live performances.
5/11 – 8/11 – Fiesta Noche del Rio – Fridays and Saturdays
Salsa and samba at the River Walk’s Arneson River Theatre. This seven-act musical extravaganza features the songs and dance of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas.
Now – 8/10: Dive in Movies at Splashtown San Antonio
On Friday nights, visitors can enjoy family-friendly movies while hanging out in Splashtown San Antonio’s wave pool.
7/6 – 8/3: Balcones Heights Jazz Festival
Visitors can enjoy this free jazz concert series on Friday evenings at the Wonderland of the Americas.
7/17: Concert At Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Admission to Six Flags Fiesta Texas also gets a free Vanessa Carlton concert. Check calendar for other concerts at the park, free with admission.
8/4: Ford Canoe Challenge
Visitors should check out the action on the River Walk as canoe teams compete in timed heats.
8/4 – 8/5: Dog Days of Summer at the Botanical Gardens
All are invited to bring four-legged friends and explore the San Antonio Botanical Gardens.
8/18 -8/25: Restaurant Week
One of San Antonio’s greatest attractions is its culinary scene, and August delivers a celebration of the city’s most exciting and diverse restaurants with Culinaria: Restaurant Week. Participating establishments are cooking up something incredibly delicious, offering delectable fare with specially priced menus.