Friday, May 29, 2015

Hipmunk City Love: San Antonio Fun Spots

San Antonio provides plenty of attractions to visit, museums to walk through, and plenty of outdoor activities. Be sure to include these six spots on your to-do list.

Sea World San Antonio

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Sea World San Antonio is the world’s largest marine park. Memorable animal encounters, astonishing shows, and exhilarating rides will fill your day at the park. Many new attractions have been added, including Pacific Pointe Preserve, which features a coastal-themed sea lion habitat, a new restaurant, and a new show. The nearby Embassy Suites San Antonio NW is a great mid-range hotel for your vacation, with a fitness center, pool, in-room kitchenette, and flat screen TVs.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas provides thrilling rides and world-class shows for everyone in your party. Enjoy the Lone Star Nights Laser and Fireworks Celebration every night, with features including enhanced video projection, new lasers, audio, pyrotechnics, and special effects. The park features spectacular rides, including thrilling roller coasters, the Road Runner Express, and Zoomjets.

San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo is open every day of the year, and features over 8,500 animals. There’s plenty to do here, including visiting the new cafĂ©, riding a one-of-a-kind carousel, and of course, visiting the 779 species that call the Zoo home. Visit the interactive exhibits, including Africa Live!, Butterflies, and Real Wild Fun Farm. Don’t forget to catch a ride on the San Antonio Zoo Eagle, a miniature train that takes you on a tour around Brackenridge Park.

Briscoe Western Art Museum

The Briscoe Western Art Museum preserves and interprets the history, art, and culture of the American West. Engaging Exhibitions, educational programs, and public events combine to reflect the rich traditions and shared heritage of the region. The Museum features nine galleries on three levels, and includes Pancho Villa’s saddle, a diorama of the Alamo, an authentic Chuck Wagon, and other great features. The nearby Hyatt Regency Riverwalk provides affordable accommodations on the Riverwalk.

Natural Bridge Caverns

The Natural Bridge Caverns comprise incredible underground chambers filled with remarkable formations. Take a guided tour along the paved, lighted walkways, and check out Texas’ largest premiere show caves. You can pan for gems, check out the Canopy Challenge, a four-level zip line course, and see the AMAZEn’Ranch Roundup, Texas’ only permanent, dynamic outdoor maze.

Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours

Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours is San Antonio’s most haunted place. A visit here will uncover the hidden history lying in wait for those brave enough to step through the doors. When you do, a 90-minute walk through San Antonio’s streets awaits you on the Nightly Ghost Walk, where you’ll hear chilling ghost stories from the past. You can also peek inside the Menger Hotel, the “Most Haunted Hotel in Texas,” on the Dinner and Ghost Tour. The Grand Hyatt San Antonio is nearby, where, if you’re brave enough to stay so close to the ghosts, you’ll enjoy affordable luxury on the San Anotonio Riverwalk. Choose from a single room, or a two-room suite with a separate living room, work area, and wet bar.
These six sites offer plenty of fun and entertainment. Check them out on your trip to San Antonio.