San Antonio vacations can be filled with adventure, the chance to relax, and everything in between. While most people first think about visiting the Alamo or strolling along the Riverwalk when considering a getaway to this central Texas, there's so much else. With so many things to do in San Antonio, you can enjoy a getaway no matter what your interests or vacation plans.
Two Texas-sized team parks set the stage for San Antonio family vacations. Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World San Antonio offer fun and adventure in all four seasons. At Six Flags, you're sure find the signature blend of thrill rides and family-friendly attractions, complemented by live music and good eats. Your ticket also includes admission to the water park with fifteen fun rides. After dark, crowds gather to watch the Lone Stone Spectacular, a multimedia laser show with a fireworks finale—a memorable addition to any San Antonio vacations.
The second of the theme parks, Sea World San Antonio is a favorite for visitors for all ages. Another popular choice for San Antonio family vacations, this marine mammal park features an a myriad of ways to connect with amazing animals. Along with the shows and rides, you'll find animal exhibits and a water park in this place that's four parks in one. And with the behind-the-scenes tours, you can see a whole new side of Sea World. A variety of ticket packages are available at both theme parks, helping you pack a lot of value into a cheap San Antonio vacation. Many of the local hotels offer special packages that include overnight stays and discounted admission tickets.
Animal lovers of all ages also would enjoy a visit to the San Antonio Zoo. More than 3,500 animals make their home at this favorite place for San Antonio family vacations, including the amazing hippos at the Africa Live! Exhibit; young visitors especially will get the thrill of exploring the Tiny Tot Nature Spot. For generations, park visitors have been going for a whirl aboard a miniature train, the San Antonio Zoo Eagle to enjoy the views of the animals and the surrounding park.
While many visitors know Brackenridge Park as the home of the zoo, others best know the park for golf. This 18-hole championship course, designed by A.W. Tillinghast, was an early host for the Texas Open Golf Tournament. The oldest municipal course in San Antonio, Brackenridge Park Golf Course was completely renovated in 2008, bringing the fairways, tees, and greens into the 21st century. This par-71 course is just one choice for San Antonio golf vacations. The Alamo City Golf Trail links the Brackenridge course with several others managed by the city. These municipal courses, all within minutes of the Riverwalk and the heart of town, are open to players of all skill members, and no membership is required to play. Besides the municipal courses, the region offers more than 50 courses and putting greens to include in San Antonio golf vacations.
Thanks to the warm winter weather, you can add golf to your San Antonio vacations even if your home course is buried under snow. January 2010 brought the debut of two new PGA championship courses, both a part of the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa. When your San Antonio golf vacations include time at one or both of these courses, you'll have the chance to play golf golf just like the professionals. As you'd expect, the JW Marriott offers an array of amenities beyond the greens, including a spa, gourmet dining, and luxury guestrooms designed for relaxation. The Marriott is one of many resorts in and around San Antonio where you can enjoy a vacation with style.