If you’re looking for a great family travel destination, San Antonio, Texas is a great place for kids. Splashtown is a water park that is tons of fun for all ages. It is just the right size to do everything without (mom and dad) getting too tired.
Most water slides, even those that looked scary to me, can be traveled by kids over 42 inches (some requiring adult company). And for the babies, toddlers (and all kids under 48 inches), there is a huge play area of kiddie slides and sprayers. For all ages, there is lazy tubing. And the wave pool, which one of my just-turned-6-year-olds loved but which made his twin a little seasick! Our party included peopled aged 6 to 66, and all were able to find things they enjoyed.
The staff are friendly and patient though safety is enforced. We tried a pizza for lunch, which was surprisingly large and not greasy.
The rates are reasonable (seniors and babies are free), and if you’re staying any length of time, or live there, the season pass (at $39.99/person for a group of four or more) is an amazing deal. We will get one if we spend another summer here for sure!
All the details and more at: www.splashtownsa.com
Hours of operation vary by season, but never open before 11am.
Rates (Coupons for up to $7 off can often be found online):
Adult general admission: $29.99 at gate, $22.99 advance online purchase.
Children under 48″ tall $21.99, $19.99
Children under 2 and seniors over 65 are free.
After 5 pm: $16.99
Location: Just off I-35 in NE San Antonio.
Disclaimer: These visits were sponsored by the San Antonio visitors’ bureau. Opinions are my own.