Known as one of the nation’s most affordable vacation destinations, San Antonio is making visitors’ summer getaway even more value packed with SAVE (the San Antonio Vacation Experience). With more than $600 in savings to theme parks, animal adventures, top shops and historic tours, plus great deals on hotels, summer is the time to SAVE in San Antonio.
This is just a sampling of what SAVE has to offer. Visitors can begin planning their trip and SAVE now at http://save.visitsanantonio.com. They can download the mobile app by searching for SAVE in San Antonio and follow us on Twitter - @SAVEinSA.
Theme Park Thrills
Brimming with adventure, San Antonio is home to theme parks SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Morgan’s Wonderland. This season, SeaWorld is debuting “Aquatica,” an 18-acre aquatic park with up-close animal experiences, high-speed thrills and relaxing, sandy beaches. SAVE discounts include deals on family-four packs, second day free, $10 off admission and more.
Just down the road, Six Flags Fiesta Texas features over 50 rides and attractions, including eight roller coasters. New at Fiesta Texas is the SkyScreamer swing ride that provides aerial views that surpass the park’s quarry walls. SAVE discounts include adults pay kids price, buy an adult ticket and get a child’s free, next day free and more.
A trip to the water park is an essential part of any San Antonio summer, and the area is home to some national favorites. Nearby Schlitterbahn recently introduced The Falls, the world’s longest waterpark ride at 3,600 feet of continuous rapids. SAVE discount is up to $10.
San Antonio’s own Splashtown is a perennial favorite, with over 50 rides and attractions, concerts, and “Dive In Movie” nights for families. SAVE discount is up to $42.
Experience the plants and animals of Africa and go on Safari—all in San Antonio! The San Antonio Zoo’s exhibit Africa Live! has exotic exhibits and even an African street market. SAVE discount is $2 off admission.
If that’s not wild enough, nearby Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch has animals from all over the world: zebras, wildebeest, giraffes, rhinos and more. The SAVE discount is $2 off admission.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden offers acres of lush vegetation. Visitors can wander through formal gardens and even a special garden for the blind where emphasis is placed on the texture and scent of plants. SAVE discount is $1 off admission.
More Reasons to Visit San Antonio…
Now Open - South Texas Heritage Center
This new center at the Witte Museum, tells the stories of 1850s in South Texas through interactive exhibits, art, artifacts and live performances.
5/11 – 8/11 - Fiesta Noche del Rio – Fridays and Saturdays
Salsa and samba at the River Walk’s Arneson River Theatre. This seven-act musical extravaganza features the songs and dance of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas.
Now – 8/10: Dive in Movies at Splashtown San Antonio
On Friday nights, visitors can enjoy family-friendly movies while hanging out in Splashtown San Antonio’s wave pool.
Week of 7/4 - Independence Day Celebrations
No one celebrates holidays like San Antonio, and Independence Day is no exception! The Fourth of July is actually celebrated over five days, with festivals, concerts and fireworks offered at multiple locations across San Antonio. Visitors should experience the two-day Freedom Fest at Market Square or the River Walk’s Fourth of July Arts & Crafts Show.
7/6 – 8/3: Balcones Heights Jazz Festival
Visitors can enjoy this free jazz concert series on Friday evenings at the Wonderland of the Americas.
7/17: Concert At Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Admission to Six Flags Fiesta Texas also gets a free Vanessa Carlton concert. Check calendar for other concerts at the park, free with admission.
8/4: Ford Canoe Challenge
Visitors should check out the action on the River Walk as canoe teams compete in timed heats.
8/4 – 8/5: Dog Days of Summer at the Botanical Gardens
All are invited to bring four-legged friends and explore the San Antonio Botanical Gardens.
8/18 -8/25: Restaurant Week
One of San Antonio’s greatest attractions is its culinary scene, and August delivers a celebration of the city’s most exciting and diverse restaurants with Culinaria: Restaurant Week. Participating establishments are cooking up something incredibly delicious, offering delectable fare with specially priced menus.