Families have spring break options

Website, app offers discounts on attr­actions


SAN ANTONIO - "What are we going to do today?" 

That's a question parents will be hearing from the kids out of school on spring break.

Turns out, there' a lot to do. And, if you know where to get the discounts, you can save a buck or two.

Sebastion Ibarra is out of kindergarten for a two-week break. So his dad brought him and his sister to the zoo.

"It's just a matter of keeping them busy, keeping them entertained and actually learning," Steve Ibarra, Sebastion's dad, said.

The San Antonio Zoo figues to be the family hot spot.

"Typically in March, we get somewhere between 185,000 and 210,000 visitors," said Zoo Executive Direction Steve McCusker. "It is our absolute biggest month of the year."

His advice: come early.

In addition to the zoo, San Antonio has plenty of museums, from the McNay to the Witte, which has a big dinosaur exhibit.

Magik Theater on South Alamo is staging a production of Rapunzel. 

One way to save on admission to attractions is to log on to www.visitsanantonio.com or download the San Antonio Vacation Experience (SAVE) app.

There you can download discounts to dozens of attractions including Natural Bridge Caverns, Institute of Texan Cultures, The Children's Museum, Witte Museum, the zoo and more.

Seaworld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas will open their gates to spring breakers. 

Here's a money-saving hint: tickets to theme parks are cheaper online than at the gate.

Of course, there's always the free stuff, like a picnic at the park or a tour of the Alamo.

For a list of recent stories Marilyn Moritz has done, click here.


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