The second largest city in Texas and seventh in the entire country, San Antonio is rife with culture and history. This city has always had a special connection to the military and the wonder of The Alamo is sure to solidify that reputation.
Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX
Phone: (210) 225-1391
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Open until 7:00 pm in June, July & August)
Explore the historic site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. The Alamo has been a focal point in the history of Texas for over 300 years. Today, the fortress serves as a memorial to those who died in the battle during the Texan fight for freedom. The museum houses exhibits on the Texas Revolution and the History of Texas. Visitors may tour the chapel and the Long Barracks, which contains weapons, paintings and other artifacts from the Texas Revolution era. Tours are given by Alamo History Interpreters for an extra fee. Visit The Alamo Gift Shop for unique clothing, books, toys and souvenirs. The Alamo is a San Antonio favorite you won’t want to miss.
Address: 318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX
Hours: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $19, Children – $15 (price includes entrance to Buckhorn Museum & Texas Ranger Museum)
Visit one of San Antonio’s top attractions. The Buckhorn Museum features amazing wildlife from all over the world. When the Buckhorn Saloon was opened in 1881, the owner noticed that many travelers didn’t have much money. He decided to accept horns and antlers in exchange for beer. The Buckhorn collection is one of the world’s most unique and largest collections of horns and antlers. The horns line every wall and ceiling, which is why it is known as the Buckhorn Hall of Horns. The exhibits in the museum are comprised of over 520 species, many of which are record holders. The museum’s most prized record holder is the famous 78 Point Buck. The Texas Ranger Museum houses hundreds of artifacts including revolvers, automatic handguns, shotguns, photographs and much more. The highlight of this museum is Ranger Town, a recreation of San Antonio at the turn of the century. Visit the Saloon for locally brewed beers on draft and the cafe for a variety of delicious meals.
Address: San Antonio, TX 78205
The whole family will enjoy strolling along the famous River Walk. This public park is comprised of a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. The River Walk is lined by bars, shops and restaurants, making it a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. An annual River Parade is held every springtime during the Fiesta San Antonio where flowery floats drift down the river. Rio San Antonio Cruises provide a 35-minute narrated history of the River Walk. Dinner cruises and private tours are also available.