Family Travel in San Antonio, TX
Your family will love exploring the paranormal side of San Antonio by taking one of the city's ghost tours. Ghost Hunts of San Antonio offers a fun tour where you will learn more about the haunted sites of San Antonio while exploring 10 locations downtown. It's a 90-minute tour that begins nightly at 9:00 p.m. Unlike other ghost tours, there's no theatrics or trickery on these ghost hunts. You can purchase tickets on their website at satxghosttour.com.
A church might not be on the top of your list for travel destinations. But the San Fernando Cathedral in San Antonio is a must-see spot, even if you aren't Catholic. Founded in 1731, the Cathedral is visited by over 5,000 people for mass every weekend. And tour buses take visitors to the San Fernando Cathedral all day, every day as people come to explore the structure and its grounds. The architecture is breathtaking and the history is quite interesting. Be sure to visit the gift shop where you can find unique jewelry, crosses, souvenirs and other trinkets.
Located in downtown San Antonio, the Buckhorn Museum houses exhibits featuring over 500 species of wildlife. It's a fantastic place to learn about the history of the area. The saloon is said to be where Theodore Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders and Pancho Villa planned the Mexican Revolution. Much of the saloon's original decor and furnishings have been preserved. The Buckhorn cafe is a great spot to grab lunch when you are exploring downtown San Antonio. Their Angus beef burgers can't be beat — even the locals pop in just to eat here. Also at the same location is the Texas Ranger Museum, home to hundreds of artifacts as well as Ranger Town — a re-creation of San Antonio at the turn of the century. Kids will love to check out the jail, blacksmith shop and more.
If you want to be in the middle of all San Antonio's best downtown attractions, the Sheraton Gunter Hotel is a fabulous place to stay. Built in 1909, this historic boutique hotel is known for its top-notch service and friendly staff. One of the best parts of this hotel is the wonderful bakery. The fresh pastries are to die for! The concierge is very knowledgeable about the hotel and the city itself. He may provide you with coupons for local restaurants, a tour of the hotel and secrets for exploring the Alamo City.
This historic hotel was built in San Antonio in 1859. It's very conveniently located, directly adjacent to the Alamo, San Antonio River Walk and many other popular landmarks. This museum-quality hotel is fun to visit, even if you aren't staying there. The rooms are very nice and the service is top-notch. The hotel offers a fitness center, restaurant, bar, outdoor pool and much more. It's also pet-friendly! The Menger is said to be haunted too! Ask for long-time employee Ernesto Malacara to hear some fabulous stories about the spirits that have been seen at the Menger Hotel.