May is here, which means that summer is right around the corner. For those who have yet to make any plans, don’t fret. From family attractions and relaxation for the adults to everything in between, we have gathered a list of our favorite ways to spend the next few months in and around the San Antonio and Texas Hill Country area. So grab a tall glass of sweet iced tea,
kick back, and set the dial to vacation mode.
source: Andretti Indoor Karting and Games
Let the good times roll at this indoor amusement hub! Fun for the whole family, enjoy some friendly competition at the two-level laser tag arena, state-of-the-art Virtual Realty Experience, or the racing-themed boutique bowling lanes. Don’t forget the arcade games, go-kart track, and casual dining restaurant. For more of a thrill, check out the Andretti 7D Experience, a 3D interactive movie ride that engages your senses, immerses you in a world of action, and delivers an amazing 7D experience that is unlike any other.
source: iFly Indoor Skydiving – San Antonio
Go ahead and take the dive in these state-of-the-art vertical wind tunnels at iFly Indoor Skydiving. Designed for anyone and everyone ages 3 and up, guests will gear up and experience the sensation of flying with certified, world-class instructors at their side. After a short orientation, flyers will receive their flight suit and helmet and prepare to take their turn in the wind tunnel.
source: Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Drive over to this ranch and wildlife refuge to experience a Texas-style African safari. In the comfort of your own vehicle, observe over 40 species roaming throughout the 450 acres that includes hills, creeks and live oaks. While each trek offers different adventures in the free roaming environment, they each cover 6 miles and last 1-2 hours. Feeding the animals is optional.
source: Alamo Beer Company
Located in downtown San Antonio, this award-winning brewery serves up craft beer, cider, and seltzers. Offering indoor and outdoor seating, patrons can relax with a cold one at the picnic tables outside while also enjoying corn hole and live music. The onsite kitchen specializes in comfort dishes like soft pretzels, and pulled pork sandwiches.
source: Heath Sparkling Wines
The first winery in the state to specialize in sparkling wine, Heath is Grape Creek’s sister business. Offering a multi-sensory tasting experience, guests can enjoy patio wine service and small bites including a cheese plate, signature meatballs, roasted garlic hummus and spinach artichoke dip. The Wine Tasting includes distinctive sparkling wines, paired with seasonal small-bites.
source: Craft Cruisers
Choose from beer or wine tours throughout San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country. The brewery tours are about more than just enjoying the taste of beer; it also teaches you the process that goes into making a great brew. The all inclusive tour offers transportation, unlimited half pours at three separate breweries, a tour of one brewery, and a souvenir. To reserve a winery tour, just reach out to them.
ON THE WATER
source: Canyon Lake Chamber
Come sail away to Canyon Lake! Less than an hour from San Antonio awaits the water-lover’s paradise of Canyon Lake. Spanning 8,308 acres, this reservoir offers over 20 boat ramps, a dozen parks, and a few marinas. So load up the boat and get ready to enjoy a variety of activities including fishing, boating, wakeboarding, water skiing, hiking and more. For those wanting to enjoy a weekend getaway, there are also a variety of lodging. The lake’s shoreline is diverse with towering cliffs, sandy portions and submerged timber.
source: Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels
A Central Texas summer destination, Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels offers four water parks in one! Located on the Comal River, this park provides an astonishing variety of ways to splish, splash, and cool down including waterslides, tube chutes, rides, lazy rivers, and pools. By utilizing spring-fed water, it is always a refreshing 72 degrees.
source: JW Marriott Hill Country Resort
Surrounded by breathtaking vistas in the heart of the Texas Hill Country, the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort offers an ideal way to escape the heat while having a great time in their 9-acre waterpark. Created for family time, the Kid’s Pool features a zero-depth beach entry, two kiddie slides above the water, and a third slide in the waves. For more excitement, ascend 35 feet into the air to experience twists and turns in their two 275-foot-long Acequia Tube Slides or head over to the Canyon Oak Twister and Hill Country Plunge body slides that take guests on a ride that reaches speeds up to 20 mph. When ready to kick back and relax, retreat to the 1,100-foot lazy river, Sand Beach Pool, or the 650-foot Pedernales River that utilizes lower gradients and higher volumes of water to experience the feel of a natural river.
SAY “AAHH” FOR A SPA DAY
source: Loma de Vida
Immersed in nature, Loma de Vida is a secluded sanctuary positioned atop one of the highest points in San Antonio. Guests can choose from an array of traditional spa offerings including massages, facials, hair services and nail treatments, or opt for signature experiences and results-oriented services. Some of the newest additions include the gemstone facial, illuminating body peel wrap, and a happy belly facial for the moms-to-be.
source: Hyatt Regency Hill Country
This Hyatt Regency Hill Country Spa is nestled among 300 acres of meadows and wildflowers, allowing tranquility to seep into your bones and help you unwind. Come relax in the eucalyptus steam room, heated pool, and dry sauna, or indulge in a relaxing massage utilizing native Hill Country ingredients. Escape outdoors to kick back on a hammock surrounded by mature oaks or pull up a rocking chair to savor the Texas scenery.
source: Hiatus Spa + Retreat San Antonio
Located in the beloved Pearl across from Hotel Emma, this award-winning spa offers countless treatments in a modern and organic setting. Experience rejuvenation and relaxation during one of many signature massages including The Hot Stone, The Comeback designed for stress relief, The Momma-To-Be, and more. Or enjoy facials, nail services in zero gravity chairs, and body treatments to help detoxify, exfoliate, and hydrate. Guests can also select MedSpa treatments that include derma planing, chemical peels. Microneedling, Botox, and more.
STAY-CATION FOR AWHILE
source: Hyatt Regency
Nestled along the vibrant River Walk, the Hyatt Regency offers direct access to the heart of San Antonio’s entertainment, culture and history. Explore the world-famous Alamo and a multitude of on-site restaurants and bars, or indulge at the shops and DASA spa with a massage, organic facial or other self-care ritual. Each room offers floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the city while a Regency Suite adds a separate bedroom and elegant dining area. Get in a good workout at the fitness center or rooftop pool with a sundeck.
source: Tapatio Springs Hill Country Resort
This gateway to the Hill Country is tucked away on hundreds of acres, offering tranquility and a peace that can only be found in the Texas hills. Guests of Tapatio Springs will enjoy farm-to-table cuisine, access to an award-winning golf course, and modern rooms complete with a private balcony or patio and stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Sip and savor creative cocktails, enjoy the ambiance of live music under the stars, run, hike and bike on the many trails nearby, or lounge poolside at the newly re-imagined resort pool.
source: Hotel Havana
Old world elegance collides elegantly with a hip energy and refined ambiance. Overlooking the River Walk, Hotel Havana is a 27-room historic property that was restored with intention and precision. Located on a quiet stretch of the River Walk, the hotel is removed from the tourist crowds will still remaining mere steps from the entertainment. Enjoy sasy access to the Tobin Center as well as the numerous culinary and cultural assets of downtown including Ocho, Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood, and more.
SUN’S OUT, CLUB’S OUT
source: The Quarry Golf Course
Chiseled from stone to create one of the most dramatic golf courses in the state, The Quarry course is considered by Golf Digest to be one of the Best Courses You Can Play in Texas in 2022. Designed by nationally recognized designer Keith Foster, it is set in a limestone rock quarry pit with 100-foot walls on three sides. The most dramatic hole is Reload, the par-4 17th that requires a tee shot over a ravine framed by a 40-foot waterfall.
When it’s just a bit too hot to be out on the green, head over to the premier golfing complex, Topgolf. With climate-controlled hitting bays, complimentary clubs, an arcade, and an extensive food and beverage menu, this is year-round entertainment at its finest.
source: Monster Mini Golf
For the little ones, or those wanting to practice their putting skills, skip the sweltering heat and head to this glow-in-the-dark (and air conditioned) mini golf course. Black lights bring the experience to life through 18 holes, a virtual canvas, and walls covered in pop-culture artwork. Animated monsters move, talk, wiggle and squawk at every twist and turn while music pulses throughout the rooms. There is also laser tag, an arcade, bowling and more.