The South Padre Island Dolphin Research & Sealife Nature Center offers dolphin tours that let visitors see dolphins in the wild. Trips last about 90 minutes. The Sealife Center gives visitors a unique encounter with marine animals of the area. There are also touch tanks that allow visitors to get hands-on.
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a drive-thru safari hosting more than 500 animals from exotic species around the world. Animals include giraffes, zebras, camels, kangaroos, and more. There is also a Petting Barnyard with African Pygmy goats. Once your trip is done, the Safari Camp Grill will soothe hungry tummies.
Natural Bridge Caverns are the biggest commercial caverns in Texas. There are several tours available to visitors. Among them, the Discovery Tour is the most popular tour. On the Lantern Tour, visitors each get a cave lantern, which is the only light in the cavern. There is a restaurant to read more
The San Antonio Zoo has 750 animal species, represented by more than 3500 animals. The animals include amphibians, birds, mammals, and reptiles. The Zoo has 8 large exhibits, like African Plains, Amazonia, Toadally, and more. The zoo also has a train that is very popular with kids.
Splashtown San Antonio is a water park located just 3 minutes north of Downtown along I-35 in San Antonio. Splashtown has over 45 rides and attractions, a covered picnic area, a restaurant and concessions, and lockers for rent. Lots of fun events like Dive In Movies, Concerts, Super Hero appearances, read more
The San Antonio River Walk is a beautiful series of paths along the banks of the San Antonio river in downtown San Antonio. Along the paths are many restaurants, some hotels, and visitors can take narrated boat rides on the river. It is a must-see attraction when visiting San Antonio.
The Alamo in San Antonio was a Catholic mission in the 1800s. It was severely damaged during and after the Battle of the Alamo against the Mexican army in 1836. Today, it has been beautifully restored and has become a museum that tells the story of that era. Thousands of read more
Kohootz Dolphin Encounters takes visitors on a cruise to see dolphins in the wild. The fully narrated trips last about 2 hours. You will also see the Lydia Ann lighthouse, a shipwreck, birds, and hear about the history of Port Aransas.
Port Aransas Beach is part of the Mustang Island beach, which is an 18-mile stretch of uninterrupted beach. Drive along Port Aransas Beach Road and find your spot for the day. You can park right next to the beach, but may need to buy a beach parking permit for certain read more
Animal World & Snake Farm is a petting zoo and exotic animal park on I-35 in New Braunfels. It houses over 500 animals, including primates, alligators, exotic hoof animals, birds, cats, and snakes. Visitors can see alligator and crocodile feedings, as well as snake handling and feeding.