San Antonio is a top travel destination for many Texans during Spring Break. Most locals will do their best to avoid tourist crowds at places like the Alamo, SeaWorld, and Six Flags.
Optimize your San Antonio Spring Break with our custom list of local options for every budget.
1. Univision Fan Fair [FREE]
This three-day fan fair will feature live music, food and fun for all ages. Radio show hosts from your favorite Univision stations here in the Alamo City will be there to shake your hand and sign autographs. Talent from Univision 41, 92.9, 107.5, 98.5, and 95.1 will be partying it up at the three-day palooza. Things kick off at 2 p.m. Friday March 17 and at 12 noon for Saturday and Sunday. Check out the full event details here.
2. Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair [FREE]
March 16-19 is expected to be the biggest weekend for Tejano music. The 2017 Tejano Music Awards will feature over 100 Tejano bands, five stages and fun for the entire family. Admission is completely free. The grand experience will happen at the Historic Market Square near downtown. The fun starts at noon on March 16.
3. Stars and Stripes outdoor movie theater [$5 for kids, $8 for adults]
Grab your boo or the whole family for a movie night at the Stars and Stripes Outdoor Movie Theater of New Braunfels. Just up Interstate 35, the movie drive-in only charges $5 for kids and $8 for adults. Ask for the Military or first responder discount. This old-school entertainment hotspot is a great way to consume the biggest movies out right now. One ticket will buy your way into two movies and a great atmosphere. Doors open at dusk (6 p.m.) and you’ll want to arrive one hour before your show time to get settled or grab dinner at their 1950’s style cafe.
4. The Rollercade [$6-$11 per person]
A San Antonio favorite, this rink will get the whole family rolling. The Rollercade is offering a great Spring Break special on Tuesday March, 14 with $3 admission, $3 skate rentals, and $3 hot dog combo. That’s $9 per person for a full rink experience with a hot meal after all that skating.
5. Extreme Escape [$30 per person]
If you’re constantly imagining yourself as Rick Grimes of the Walking Dead, Extreme Escape is for you. Open to all ages, the interactive group experience wants you and a group of friends to put your heads together to escape the room before the clock runs out. Every challenge is different with rooms labeled: Undead, Master of Illusion, Trapped Below, and Mutiny. Think you can save yourself from a life or death situation? Find out for $29.99. Real-life heroes get free admission.
6. Alamo Drafthouse “9 to 5” Movie Party [$16.24 per person]
Alamo Drafthouse is celebrating Women’s History Month through a series of girl-power movie screenings. “Girlie Night”, an interactive movie party, is Monday, March 13 at 7:30 pm. The restaurant/theater will screen the 1980 classic “9 to 5”, which stars Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. You’ll get a free “9 to 5” coffee mug and a complimentary cocktail with the purchase of your ticket.
7. Enjoy Spicy Crawfish at LA Crawfish [7.99 per pound]
Crawfish season is officially here and you’ll want to get your fix before it’s too late. LA Crawfish is one of the best spots to enjoy those spicy critters. Located on the city’s far west side off Culebra Road, the Asian-Cajun joint gets an A+ when it comes to highlighting the bold flavors of each culture. Their crawfish is to die for and comes in three different flavors: garlic butter, Cajun style, and hot and sour. You’ll also want to try their Crawfish Pho! Check out what other San Antonians say about this place here.
8. Watch the River Walk turn green on St. Patrick’s Day [FREE]
Since 1968 the River Walk turns into River Shannon with the help of green dye. For two days a bagpiper will play on the dye boat as the river “magically transforms”. The festivity starts on St. Patrick’s day, March 17 from 1-2 p.m. Viewing opens back up the next day March 18, at 2-3 p.m. Find out more here.
9. Hiking at Eisenhower Park [FREE]
The Spring Break forecast for San Antonio is partly cloudy with temperatures in the high 70’s. Take advantage of the beautiful weather while we have it and go for a hike at Eisenhower Park on the city’s north side. This park will fulfill all of your outdoor needs. Get to the top of some areas and enjoy a breathtaking view of the Alamo City horizon.
10. McNay Art Museum’s Spring Break Family Days [FREE]
McNay Art Museum is offering free entry for three days during Spring Break. The bargain runs from Tuesday, March 14 through Thursday, March 16. Grab the kiddos and enjoy the ‘Tour de France’, along with a myriad of other interactive activities. McNay Art Museum has been named one of the most beautiful parts of San Antonio. Other museums are also having family day during the week-long break. The San Antonio Art Museum is hosting a free family day on Tuesday, March 14.