9 Free Things to do in San Antonio, Texas with Kids

9 Free Things to do in San Antonio with Kids

San Antonio, Texas is a great city for families to explore and a must stop family destination for a family trip. There are so many activities that are both educational and fun for kids of all ages. And the best part is that all of these 9 activities are free! Here is a list of 9 free things to do in San Antonio, Texas with kids.

Explore the Japanese Tea Gardens with the Family

The Japanese Tea Gardens are a beautiful and serene spot in the heart of the San Antonio, Texas. The entire family will enjoy this pack as you stroll through the gardens, take in the sights and smells of the different plants, and relax by the koi pond. The gardens are free and open to the public every day from sunrise to sunset. If you are a full time travel family and looking for a place to do homeschool, it's a great opportunity. This is a great spot to pack and lunch and spend the dark in the gardens when in San Antonio, Texas with family. 

Stroll the Riverwalk

Another free thing to do in San Antonio with kids is the The Riverwalk. This stop is definitely a must-do when visiting San Antonio with kids. Take a leisurely stroll along the river, stop for a bite to eat at one of the many restaurants, and enjoy the beautiful scenery. The Riverwalk is free and open to the public 24 hours a day.

Visit the Historic Alamo

Can you even say you took a trip to San Antonio with the family without a stop at The Alamo? The Alamo is one of San Antonio's most famous landmarks and a great stop for a fulltime travel family or any kiddos who love history. Take a tour of the historic site, learn about the battle that took place there, and see the shrine that pays tribute to those who lost their lives. Admission to the Alamo is free, and tours are available daily.

Have a Picnic at Brackenridge Park

Brackenridge Park is a large park located in central San Antonio. It's perfect for a family picnic with its scenic views, playgrounds, and walking trails. The park is free and open to the public every day from 5am-11pm.

Get a History Lesson at San Pedro Creek Culture Park

On your family trip to San Antonio, stop by The San Pedro Creek Culture Park. This San Antonio park tells the story of San Antonio's history through art, architecture, and landscape design. It's a great place for kids to learn about different cultures while also getting some fresh Texas air. 

Take in the Sights and Sounds in Pearl Brewery Area

Bring the family down to the history Pearl Brewery area when in San Antonio with the kids. This a lively spot with great restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. Stroll around this historic area and take in all it has to offer including a green space and places to sit and enjoy time together as a family. Many of the shops and restaurants offer free samples or performances, so there's something for everyone to enjoy.

Stroll through Historic Market Square

Market Square is full of color, culture, and history for the entire family. On your family trip to San Antonio make sure to stop here! It's one of San Antonio's oldest neighborhoods and is home to many Mexican businesses and restaurants. Take a stroll with the family through this vibrant area and take in all it has to offer. 

Enjoy the Outdoors at Hemisfair Park & Yanaguana Garden

Hemisfair Park & Yanaguana Garden is a great spot for families who love being outdoors. This park is definitely one where it would be a great time to pack a lunch for the family and spend the say there. This family friendly park in San Antonio has something for everyone with its playgrounds, splash pads, sports courts, picnic areas, and walking trails. The family park is free and open daily from 6am to 10pm.

Visit Museums

San Antonio has a variety of museums that are great for your RV family travel to Texas. Our fulltime RV travel family found during our family trip to San Antonio that many museums offer free family days during the week. This is definitely something to look into during your stay. We were able to visit The Witte Museum for free on Tuesday at certain hours during the day. The DoSeum had a free family night also while we were there. 

San Antonio offers families many opportunities to explore different cultures while also enjoying some time outdoors together. And best of all, many of these activities are free! So next time you're looking for things to do with your kids in San Antonio, be sure to check out some of these great free options for your family!

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