5 Must See Attractions In San Antonio This Fall

Dated: 10/08/2018

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Well, I guess this is goodbye summer. It was fun while it lasted, but I think we can all agree that this heat needs to cool down. As the temperature begins to drop in San Antonio, you will notice the leaves turn their gorgeous yellow and reddish hue, and nature will be gearing up for the winter. That’s not the only change that will be happening, though. While the season changes, you can expect a series of attractions and things to do as well! Prepare for Fall to take over and bring cheers and scares. Here are some of the best attractions you can see in San Antonio, Texas this fall for kids and for adults.

Zoo Boo! At San Antonio Zoo

From September 22nd to October 28th, stop on by the San Antonio Zoo for a family friendly, non-spooky Halloween celebration known as Zoo Boo! This is perfect for any little ones that are looking for an easy going time rather than a thrill. They can get dressed up and participate in all of the fun activities. You could even win the costume contest. Don’t forget to bring those candy buckets, either! There will be trick-or-treat stations lined throughout the entire zoo. Afterwards, test your child's maze skills in the fun hay maze! There will also be pumpkin painting, dancing, and a great deal of games that are fun for everyone. As for the main event, hitch a ride on the Zoo Boo! Express. This mixture of fun and games will have you coming back the following years.  

Seaworld Howl-O-Scream

You would think that Seaworld is all bright blue sea water and happy dolphins, but not when Fall comes around. From September 28th through October 28th, Seaworld throws its annual Howl-O-Scream. The Fall time has suddenly awoken all of these sinister creatures that roam in the park’s 5 scare zones. You will also find them infesting the four haunted houses. You can have a lot of fun if you are into thrills. However, if you have a child, or you are not into the scares, you can stay out of the zones and the haunted houses. Once the park hits 7PM, you might want to leave because it goes from just haunting, to horrifying. If your child is not over the age of 13, consider calling it a night.

San Antonio Museum of Art

What makes the San Antonio Museum of Art so special is the fact that it is constantly changing. Every month there are new events to participate in, and this Fall, you can expect to see a lot of activity. For example, on Tuesday October 2nd, they will have an Ancient Mayan figurine day that is all about showcasing the resurrection ritual they participated in. You also have a performance coming with the Yachting Kennedys on October 6th. If you have not heard of this event, it is all about exploring music through a scavenger hunt that ends with a grand finale on a six-sided keyboard. How fascinating is that? Many other events take place such as meditating in the Japanese gallery, tours, yoga, and family learning days. Start planning your days now!

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fright Fest

From September 14th through October 31st, you can expect to get your adrenaline pumping with roller coasters and scares! The annual Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fright Fest is back! Zombies and ghouls infest the park and it is up to you to be brave. During the day, you can expect to have a good, semi-scary, time with the family. However, once the sun goes down, expect some scares like you’ve never dreamed. There will be free haunted houses and scare zones during the day, but nowhere is safe at night. If you have small children, this and the Seaworld event should probably be skipped.

Día de los Muertos Celebrations

One thing San Antonio does incredibly is its Dia de los Muertos celebrations. Rich with hispanic culture, the day of the dead is a tradition that remembers those in our family that have passed away. It is not a time to grieve, but to celebrate with them. Activities that will be held include lively processions, dress and altar building, as well as a time to dance and make memories! It is  easy to find events all over the city and will take place in October. The best part about these events is that it is a lovely perspective of death, and not a hauntingly scary one. It can be great for children to participate in and learn more about traditions of death.


San Antonio sure knows how to greet Fall. From thrills, to laid back events, there is absolutely no shortage of things to do. All that's left is for you to grab your friends and family and mark your calendars for some fantastic exhilarating, fun!



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Celina Garza

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