San Antonio will always be proud of our icons, like the world-famous Alamo and River Walk for example. But did you know we have a supporting cast that offers an unforgettable array of attractions that shouldn’t be missed? From thrilling theme parks to fascinating museums to unique cultural experiences – whether you’re a foodie in search of the best taco in America or a family ready to explore new places, there’s no better time to visit San Antonio than spring, when skies are blue and sunshine is all around.
Thrill seekers have much to conquer in San Antonio, our theme parks will get your blood pumping fast. Six Flags Fiesta Texas boasts the world’s steepest dive coaster with Dr. Diabolical’s Cliffhanger and welcomes KID FLASH™ the world’s first single-rail family racing coaster later this year! Plus, later this year the park will be opening a new 5,000-square-foot e-sports facility with 50 custom-built gaming PC stations, five console stations, and a stage for tournaments – a first of its kind at any amusement park! Across town, SeaWorld San Antonio combines thrilling rides, their Aquatica water park, and world-famous marine animal shows for an unforgettable family experience. Coming this summer, SeaWorld San Antonio welcomes Catapult Falls – the world’s first launched flume coaster and the only vertical lift in North America!
For those looking for tranquility and natural beauty, the San Antonio Botanical Garden will delight your senses. Imaginary Worlds: Once Upon a Time will enchant guests with larger-than-life, whimsical sculptures created by Mosaïcultures® Internationales de Montréal, opening May 6. Across the Garden’s 38 acres, unearth a massive dragon towering nearly 25 feet, a mermaid lounging in the Hill Country, and a parading peacock in the Rose Garden.
Meanwhile, the San Antonio Zoo, rated the #1 Zoo in Texas, is hosting an event now through May 26 called Blooms, Bees, and Butterflies, featuring larger-than-life glass sculptures of butterflies, bees, praying mantis, and more. Visitors can learn about the importance of pollinators in maintaining a healthy local ecosystem and even plant their own flowers to take home. Covering more than 50 acres, the zoo is home to over 1,000 species, some of which are endangered or extinct in the wild.
San Antonio’s most-visited museum, The Witte Museum, is a beautiful riverside campus with large galleries, where nature, science, and culture meet. The museum recently opened Antarctic Dinosaurs: A Forest Frozen in Time exhibit, welcoming guests to explore the bountiful, forested habitat that Antarctica once was, featuring life-sized replicas of dinosaurs that lived and roamed the once-bountiful, now-fossilized, forests of Antarctica.
For more dino fun, travel over to Pangea and stand next to giant moving dinosaurs from all over the world on an expedition for the whole family – at Dino Safari: A Walk Through Adventure at Rivercenter Mall. This 45-minute walk-thru attraction takes visitors on a journey through a prehistoric world filled with life-sized dinosaurs. At Dino Safari you can dig up fossils, see animatronic dinosaurs, and enjoy exciting activities for the entire family.
For art and history enthusiasts, the San Antonio Museum of Art needs to be at the top of your must-visit list. The museum currently features an exhibit entitled Roman Landscapes: Visions of Nature and Myth from Rome and Pompeii, the first exhibition in the U.S. to explore landscape scenes as a striking new genre of ancient Roman art. The exhibition features 65 wall paintings, sculptures, mosaics, and cameo glass and silver vessels created in Roman Italy between 100 BC and AD 250.
Later this year, Civic Park will turn a five-acre portion of the historic 1968 World’s Fair site at Hemisfair into a public space that will host large events. The project, which will eventually include space for about 15,000 people, will be the grandest of Hemisfair’s park series and an uncommonly beautiful urban greenspace in the heart of San Antonio. From culinary festivals to live music, community celebrations of all kinds will fill the calendar. The park will offer enriching and captivating experiences that draw people together and strengthen our community.
These are just a few of the unique attractions that make spring in San Antonio second to none. With so many theme parks, museums, gardens, and one-of-a-kind experiences to choose from, San Antonio is a city that truly offers something for everyone.
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