Travel dates :: February 26 – March 7
We were originally only going to stay in San Antonio, Texas five days but after we started exploring, we kept extending our stay. I was especially impressed at how kid-friendly the city was, so I thought I’d do a post specifically on 11 kid-friendly things to do in San Antonio!
Of course this list isn’t complete, but these are 11 attractions we personally did during the week that I thought were especially family-friendly, especially for young kids!
Magik Children’s Theater
We got into town Friday afternoon and I was thrilled to find the local Magik Children’s Theater had two remaining shows of it’s production of James and the Giant Peach. We are huge Roald Dahl fans AND our kids – especially Liam – love live theater. So we attended the 1 p.m. performance of James and the Giant Peach at the Magik Children’s Theater. Right down the street from the Alamo, the Magik Children’s Theater is easily accessible and not far from the bus line. The production was AMAZING – lots of singing, great costumes and talented performers. After the show the performers lined up in the lobby and personally greeted anyone who wanted to meet them. Hadley got all their autographs and got her photo taken with the crazy aunts. I definitely recommend the Magik Children’s Theater for families visiting San Antonio!
You can’t go to San Antonio and NOT see the Alamo. Really. It’s incredible. And it’s right downtown, very accessible and right off many bus routes. We were there during the day and it was crowded but we were able to walk through and see the detailed exhibits. I also recommend going at night – without the crowds and the way they light up the building is beautiful. We visited the Alamo with our friends the Bareneckers who also travel full-time, the picture above was taken with all our kids outside the Alamo at night. Right across the street from the Alamo is a local Gelato shop, Francesco’s Gelato – it was delicious and I bet it would be especially refreshing on a hot Texas summer day!