Just posted a blog with all my fav indoor activities here in San Antonio. But there are so many more, I thought I’d add them in here. Got kids? Or have some coming to visit? Here are some awesome indoor places to take them…
- El Mercado, between Dolorosa and West Commerce, bordered by Santa Rosa and IH-35: Perfect for out-of-town visitors who want to go home with some puro San Antonio memories. A word to the wise – if you have children, stay on the first floor of the Museo Alameda. When we were there, the second floor had a photography exhibit I’d just as soon my 11 year old son not see.
- Institute of Texan Cultures, 851 Durango Blvd: Cool and air conditioned! We love the shows and the exhibits. Oh, and the ghost stories. Supposedly, the Institute is quite the party place for paranormal activity.
- Ripley’s Believe it Or Not! Museum, Alamo Plaza: My kids still talk about their visit there. Did you know only 10% of the population can lick their elbows? Yes. One of those lovely tidbits they learned there.
- While you’re in Alamo Plaza, be sure to take a side trip over to the Mirror Maze. Not going to be a quick one, but well worth the time. Just make sure your kids are okay with being lost. Eventually you’ll find your way out, but it’s likely not to be a straight shot. Get a coupon here.
- Buckhorn Museum, at the corner of Houston Street and North Presa Street: The famous Hall of Horns. If you haven’t seen it yet, go. Now. More than 1,200 trophy mounts, fish and feathered exhibits. Plus the wax museum and saloon where Teddy Roosevelt recruited Rough Riders and Pancho Villa is rumored to have planned the Mexican Revolution. Yep, there’s real history here.
- Ice and Golf Center at Northwoods, 17530 Henderson Pass: Because it’s just fun and cold. And when you’re done, your butt hurts from falling so much on the ice. Or at least mine does.
- North Star Mall. Why the mall, you ask? Why, Luby’s, of course. Absolutely nothing beats a LuAnn Platter with fried fish, mac and cheese, green beans and a buttered wheat roll.
- Incredible Pizza, 11743 West Avenue at Blanco: While I refuse to go to most pizza game places, Incredible Pizza is one I can stand. The food’s good, the environment pleasant and the prizes decent. Just know a $5 game card isn’t going to get you very far. I’d definitely choose to go on $12 Tuesday or Time Play Wednesday to get the best bang for the buck.
- IMAX Palladium at The Rim, IH10 and La Cantera: If there’s a good movie playing, this movie theater is awesome. Starbuck’s Coffee and gelato, no less.
- Clay Casa, 502 Embassy Oaks: Be sure to check the calendar for specials. You can often find half-price days where you can make your own, beautiful ceramic creations on the cheap!
Where’s your favorite indoor place to visit? Leave it here so the rest of us can go there, too!