San Antonio Family Travel Giveaway and Vacation Discounts

My family loves to check out different destinations each year, however, sometimes we come upon a place that is so much fun for a family vacation, the kids beg to return. San Antonio is one of those wonderful destinations and offers something exciting for every personality.

A few years ago we spent some time exploring the museums, checking out theme parks, and enjoyed quality bonding time consuming southwestern cuisine in a beautiful riverside setting. The kids were fascinated with the river taxis and we wore them out with so much to do that my daughter fell asleep in my lap during our dinner. There are just THAT many attractions to experience in San Antonio, Texas.

TravelingMamas.com was excited when San Antonio approached us with an offer to share a family vacation with our readers. You know we love giving things away, and giving away a trip is the ultimate! Since I personally have experienced this destination with my family, I’m confident that the winner will enjoy their time in this city and will make lasting family travel memories. If you win this prize, all you have to do is get yourself to San Antonio (transportation and meals not included in the prize, San Antonio residents not eligible). Here’s what you could win:

2 Nights at the Drury Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

Passes for 4 to:
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Tower of the Americas/Skies Over Texas 4D Theatre Ride
Enchanted Springs Ranch
Guinness World Records Museum
Six Flags Fiesta Texas

To enter, simply leave a comment stating what you’d do while visiting San Antonio on a family friendly vacation. One entry per email address. Winners must be US residents, ages 18 21 years or older. Contest ends at 11:59 pm CST on May 22, 2010. Winner will be announced sometime after closing with winner being notified via email. Winner must respond within 3 days of notification or prize will be forfeit and another winner will be chosen. Winner will be randomly selected on Random.org. Bonus entries for tweeting contest, sharing link on Facebook, or being a subscriber to the TravelingMamas.com. Leave a different comment for each bonus method to be valid entry.

The San Antonio Vacation Experience (SAVE) is a cooperative effort of the SACVB and local business partners to provide discounts on 28 attractions and almost 40 hotels to help visitors save money while in town. Register to get access to great deals and coupon codes for popular hotels, exhilarating theme parks such as Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World, shopping destinations, and historic sites around the city.

Sign up to receive special offers and the latest updates on San Antonio events and happenings. Or, request a SAVE brochure here, including coupons.

Be sure to visit and enter on all 12 sites participating in this promotion for the best chance of winning! Some of the contests are already live! San Antonio saved the best for last, with ThemeParkMom giving away the ultimate prize with tickets to ALL the major theme parks in the San Antonio area.

Winner Update: Congrats to Lisa Baker who was randomly chosen from the valid comment entries. We sure hope you enjoy your San Antonio Vacation Experience!

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  1. We just took a trip to SA earlier this spring- we would certainly love to go back! We’d spend more time on Riverwalk and explore all the missions a bit more since we just ran out of time. Of course, we wouldn’t pass up another trip to Six Flags either!:)

  2. If I won a trip to SA I’d beg you to tell me where you found the Big Red Car so that we could go visit!!! Wiggles are our favorite! I’d also take the kids to the Alamo. We’d try to have dinner on the boats that float through the Riverwalk.

  3. I love San Antonio! My family has been several times and we always find something new to do each time. We always visit the Alamo and the Riverwalk. The Mexican food in San Antonio is fabulous!

  4. We have been looking for somewhere other than a trip to the beach to take our 4 and 2 yr olds. We would definetly have to go visit SeaWorld!! The kids love anything to do with the ocean and fish! (my little one just came to sit on my lap while I was on the computer and saw the pictures of the Riverwalk and said “I wanna go there Mommy”) I know I have always wanted to go to the Guinness World Record Museum so that’s a definite!

  5. Oh this would be sooo fun! My husband and I love it there, but we’ve never taken the kids!! We would definitely have to show them where Dad lived as a boy (we live in Utah now, and my hubbie would love to get back to Texas). And if the Spurs were playing we would definitely have to catch a game!!

  6. Honestly we love visiting the missions, lots of room to run for the kids and fun for us adults. The market is colorful and fun as well. Sea World is ok, although honestly, not really worth it for the money IMHO. Thanks! thebubbledies(at)gmail(dot)com

  7. My son would want to go to 6 flags, but I’d like the river taxis and dining outside with a view! My husband would do whatever we wanted.

  8. Can I choose “all of the above?” Everything sounds so fun! I had no idea San Antonio had so many fun offerings. Though I’m a thrillist so I’m not gonna lie, Six Flags sounds awesome, as does Tower Over the Americas!

  9. We’ve been talking about taking the kids. I’m the only one who has ever been. I love the Riverwalk and the Alamo.


  11. If I got to go to SA, I would definitely check out the Riverwalk – I’ve always heard it mentioned when people talk about San Antonio!

  12. I’ve never been to San Antonio, and I’d love to visit. If I won, I’d love to enjoy the Riverwalk, and the whole family would love a trip to Six Flags!

  13. We have been to SA several times and still have not seen it all. We would love to go the Zoo, my son never gets tired of the Alamo and we would spend a nice evening on the Riverwalk. That would be just a day and half, we LOVE SA.

  14. We loved SA, but haven’t had a chance to go since my oldest was just a toddler, and youngest was not yet born. I know our kids would love the Riverwalk area, Alamo, Zoo, and everything. Can’t wait to go back!

  15. San Antonio is such a beautiful city. The Riverwalk is a wonderful place to stroll with our daughter and I would really love to go to the botanical garden with her as she has already done part of the junior master gardener classes.

  16. Would love to spend some time on the Riverwalk. We enjoy the botanical gardens also.

  17. I’d love to enjoy some downtime with my kids as well as ALL the wonderful San Antonio activities! We’d love to visit the Alamo and the Riverwalk!

  18. We love San Antonio! The Riverwalk is a Must. Then there would have to be visits to The Alamo, The Childrens Museum,The Spanish Govenors Palace, Sea World and Fiesta Texas. There is lots to see and do in San Antonio Texas!

  19. We would visit all the wonderful sites like the Riverwalk and the alamo, but we would also visit family in san Antonio and Austin.

  20. i’ve never been to texas. i would have a blast going to all these places!

  21. I would take my children to Sea World , zoo and riverwalk. I love San Antonio. My daughter was born there and I would love to take her by the hospital she was born and the apartment she 1st came home to after she was born. My son never has been to San Antonio. We moved before he was born and I would love to let him experience Sea World..

  22. Well considering that we just moved here a couple of months ago from Kentucky, I still feel like a tourist in this city. I would love to check out the 4D theatre and see the skies of America with my husband and son. This would be a great family outing for us.

  23. I would love to take a canal boat ride. Explore the city and it’s historical past and yep, take the kids to 6 flags.

  24. I visited San Antonia as a teenager and have always wanted to go back. I loved the River Walk and the boats. I’d love to see the Tower of Americas, the Spanish Governor’s Palace, Seaworld, Natural Bridge Caverns (just outside of town), the Witte Museum and so much more.

  25. Me and my wife have been wanting to go back to San Antonio since now we have a 3 year old daughter to take with us. We’ve been wanting to take her to Seaworld and me amd my wife would like to revisit the riverwalk and the Alamo.

  26. I would love to explore Riverwalk, check out the Alamo and breathe in San Antonio! What an awesome city!

  27. I have ALWAYS wanted to go to San Antonio, but somehow, as a single woman of a “mature” age, with no kids, I doubt that I would qualify to win this trip, but it sounds wonderful.

  28. I have never been to Texas and what better way than to experience the state by spending it in San Antonio. The Riverwalk would definitely be in order then explore the botanical gardens to consume my senses with a wonderland of sights and smells. We also would love to explore the Six Flags park for recreation time. Sounds like a great city.

  29. The San Antonio Zoo would have to be on our “must see” list, and I have always wanted to go to the Alamo!

  30. My husband and I have never been to SA together(I had the pleasure a few years ago) and we just love to see new places! We have a little girl who enjoys going wherever we go and it would be so cool to share this wonderful city with them.

  31. My kids love the Guinness Book of World Records, so they would probably love the museum. I would love to get a family picture while at the Botanical Garden.

  32. Me and my wife went there about 14years ago and just loved it. The riverwalk was beautiful the time of the year we was there. And Six Flags Fiesta was the cleanest and most well taken care of theme parks we have ever been to. Shade trees everywhere and lots of places to set. We have always wanted to go back! If we did, we would hit the riverwalk and do the boat tours again and grab some good grub while we was there! Then we would do the Alamo, some more grub then shopping( gotto throw that in for the wife and daughter). Then some of the stuff we just didnt have time for last time.

  33. Ahhhh San Antonio….A little piece of Heaven right here in Texas.And such a short drive for frequent mini vacations from Houston.
    San Antonio has everything to offer. Beautiful Hill Country scenery. Camping,hiking,toobing. Great shopping and the best restaurants around.
    Right smack in the middle of all of Texas History, and enchanting culture.
    Two of the best amusement parks around,not to mention the World Champion San Antonio Spurs.
    There is so much to do in San Antonio…we go several times a year,and try to take it all in!

  34. We would spend at least 1 whole day turing the River Walk! Look at all the sites, see the stores and restaurants and take the boat tour. It would be so fun!!

  35. May 17th will mark seven years that my husband and I have been married. We love San Antonio soooo much that we decided to visit for our honeymoon. Seven years and two beautiful daughters later, I would say our family would enjoy sightseeing at the Tower of the America’s, taking a lovely stroll down the Riverwalk and the Botanical Gardens, and enjoy the sun at Fiesta Texas!

  36. My husband and I went to San Antonio for our honeymoon, and have returned several times since then. We love the zoo and the gardens. The riverwalk is also nice. When the kids are along we have to do the Alamo thing and then Fiesta Texas. Of course the shopping is the greatest!!!!

  37. As native Texans, my husband and I have made many visits to San Antonio. It’s one of our favorite spots. With an 8-year-old and a 14-month old, we’d love to enjoy a summer family vacation to San Antonio to share some Texas history, heritage, food and fun with our boys. No trip to San Antonio is complete without a trip to the Alamo and dinner at Casa Rio on the Riverwalk. We’ll take the boys on a river taxi, check out the Tower of the Americas, and we’d love to squeeze in a trip to Six Flags Fiesta Texas & Sea World.

  38. Oh I love SA. It is my favorite place in the entire world. I grew up visiting often but haven’t been back in a long time 🙁 I’d take my kids to where my grandma took us – Breckenrigdge Park and Zoo. I’d take them to Sunken Garden and down the Riverwalk and over to the Alamo. Oh so many sites I’d love to share with them.

  39. I’ve always wanted to visit the Alamo. So much history there! And the River Walk sounds beautiful. Thanks for the opportunity!

  40. I’d like to visit the San Antonio Zoo, the missions, the Alamo, etc. So much to do – and of course, the Riverwalk!!!

  41. We would visit the Alamo, Riverwalk,The Market Place, and Fiesta Texas as well as dine on delicious Mexican food.

  42. I love San Antonio! Fiesta time is always a great time to go. But one thing I want to do but never have is go to Sea World!

  43. I haven’t been to San Antonio since high school.. and I won’t tell how long ago THAT was… LOL! I want to see EVERYTHING again!

  44. We visited SA some years back and had a ball. We would love to go back and and spend more time on the Riverwalk, as well as, Six Flags.

  45. While the River Walk and Alamo are fun, they are too “touristy” for me. If I won a trip to San Antonio I’d find some local dive bars, watering holes, and unknown restaurants to blog about on Bite and Booze!

  46. OMG..my husband and I love San Antonio. We loved Sea World and also, the Riverwalk with the restaurants all along it. Wonderful place!

  47. I would love all the attractions and the food! This would be a great getaway as all our funds have gone to braces, a new toilet and a new dryer..

  48. I would love to take my kids to the Riverwalk. I know they would love walking up and down it all day!

  49. I’d love to take a romantic ride on the water taxis in the evening to see the sites and sounds of downtown and the River Walk.

  50. What I would do If I was visiting san Antonio for a Family vacation I would go to Sea world and to the Riverwalk and I would love to go to san Antonio and have a Great time and take me niece and nephews and Brother and sister-in-law cause she has a Birthday coming up the end of May and they went about 3 years ago on her birthday so this would be nice to suprise her again

  51. I Love SA! Haven’t been there since my little boy was born. I’d love to take him to Sea World.

  52. Would spend some time at the Mexican market and those wonderful restaurants in that area, hit the zoo and botanical gardens and of course all the wonderful missions and River walk.

  53. The river walk zoo market place gardens there is so much to see and do in San Antonio I would want to do it all

  54. I would spend time at the botanical gardens! it is a wonderful time of the year to go!!!

  55. and I just shared this website link on my facebook wall!

    gosh, I would explode if I win this!!!!!

    🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

  56. My husband took our first real honeymoon after 30 years of marriage in San Antonio, Texas, when my husband had a business trip last November. I fell in love with this city and its people. I have been diagnosed with incurable Stage III3C ovarian cancer and it is my dream to visit the city again with my whole family. It is the happiest I have ever been in my love next to my wedding and the birth of my children and grandchild.

  57. We love SA! We usually go there for our anniversary & stay on the Riverwalk. This package would work out perfectly!

  58. My first born crawled for the first time when we visited San Antonio. Now we have two kids, so I’d take them to San Antonio and work really hard to enjoy and remember what they are like right now, at this age, at this minute.

  59. We have not been able to go on a family vacation in several years. We could not afford it. So, I would love to win this so that my family could spend some time together doing fun activities!

  60. tweeted 5/18

    For several years, our family went to San Antonio right before Christmas. It was a tradition. The we had to stop because we could no longer afford it.
    We stayed on the River Walk. It was so beautiful at Christmas! We enjoyed going on a boat ride on the river, visiting the Alamo and missions, eating great Mexican food, going to Fiesta Texas (Six Flags), going to the zoo, going to museums and finishing our Christmas shopping. When we would go to San Antonio in the summer we also went to Sea World. There is so much to do in San Antonio!

  61. My family has only ever gone to San Antonio for cheerleading competitions! It would be nice to explore down the river walk, visit the alamo, and most of all six flags!

  62. We have never been to San Antonio, so I am sure we would sight see, and go to the fun places!!! Oh, I hope I win 🙂

  63. We went to SA when my son was young (he’s 20 now). We did the Alamo and Riverwalk. My husband was in awe of the Alamo. I’d love to do it again.

  64. I love San Antonio. One thing we always do is go to the Riverwalk. It’s so pretty. I love the culture of the city. I’d also love to go to the Alamo.

  65. My family is going to SA this summer. We want to visit the Alamo and the Riverwalk.

  66. I love the Riverwalk. Never stayed at the Drury but have eaten at the Texas Land & Cattle there. It would be great to just walk upstairs to the room after a good steak.

  67. My husband and I visited SanAntonio with his mother about 2 years ago. We ate at this Mexican restaurant and I had the best enchiladas verdes of my life! I want to eat them again! The margharita was great too!

  68. My 3 boys would love the Enchanted Springs Ranch!! Thanks for the great giveaway

  69. We love touring San Antonio with the Grandkids. They love SeaWorld, Zoo and Riverwalk. We can’t trip down there very much, since retired now. They are wanting a great trip this year!!

  70. My Fiancées family lives in SA. and i have yet to have a chance to actually see the town my fiancée was born as raised in. Would love to see it all.

  71. My family would love to explore All San Antonio has to offer cultural and fun come together perfectly here !! …. we’d explore the museums…theme parks–botanical gardens and have an adventure @ guinness attractions & six flags ! Ohh , lets not forget the beautiful river walk.. definatly would love to eat & stroll along it too !!

  72. Ready for fun now…. Just subscribed to your traveling mama’s newsleter !!

  73. It’s been about 20 years since I was up in the Tower of Americas. This would be a great excuse to go again.

  74. A friend of mine just gave a great report of the Drury on the Riverwalk. Now I could check it out for myself.

  75. I’ve never been to san Antonio, but I’d love to see the Riverwalk! I’ve heard it’s a great thing to see! And of course, we’d like to hit Six Flags and Sea World too!

  76. I have heard so much about the beauty and activities along the Riverwalk that would be one destination and then to see The Alamo.

  77. I live about 90 miles from SA & Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the only one of the attractions I’ve ever visited. Would love to see the others.

  78. I would do whatever comes to mind on any given day of the vacation….a real rest. I am currently planning a family vacation but this would be a very personal and relaxing time for me and my significant other, as we very rarely have time together…10 chilren between us! Relax, relate and rejuvinate! Thank you for the opportunity.

  79. This is phenomenal. We’ve been wanting to take a family trip to San Antonio (which is 30 minutes away from where we live) for the longest time! We’ve heard amazing things about the Botanical Garden, and the Guiness World Records Museum sounds so much fun (along with the Enchanted Springs Ranch)! I went to the Riverwalk when I was a little girl but I don’t remember it – I know it’s lovely though! There’s tons of tourist worthy restaurants and things like that. I’ve actually never heard of the Skies Over Texas 4D Theatre Ride, but that sounds super great too. We’ve seen the Alamo but want to wait until the little ones are older so they can truly appreciate it. And of course, we’re most excited about Six Flags! We keep saying that we want to go there but we never get around to planning it out. I’ve been to the Sea World in San An and it was one of the best experiences of my life – feeding dolphins and watch the Shamu shows (while getting splashed). My family also loves the ocean and aquariums so I’d love to share that with them someday (soon)! We’d love love love to win this! Thank you for the opportunity! (Whoo! Sorry for talking so much!)

  80. I would love to win a trip to San Antonio. That would be wonderful as is San Antonio

  81. I would love to visit there, I have never been there before, but I have seen pictures, S.A looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

  82. I love San Antonio, my family loves to visit the shops the restaurants and the Alamo!

  83. I would love to go back to San Antonio and spend more time in the city. The Riverwalk is beautiful and I would love to visit it once again!

  84. Our last trip to SA resulted in some bad memories, as our transmission went out in our vehicle. I would love to try that remove those bad memories with some good ones!

  85. I would love to go to Six Flags. And those river taxis would be a must do!

  86. Never been to San Antonio and want to go to see the Riverwalk and eat some good Mexican food.

  87. I’ve lived 1 1/2 years in Dallas and immediately fell in love with TX. However, there is so much more to it than Dallas. I’d LOVE to experience all that San Antonio has to offer. Six Flags, Skies Over Texas, and the Botanical Gardens. What I love most about Texas is the FOOD. We’d definitely dine at the local eateries!

  88. We would check out the Riverwalk, and then catch a show at a local theater.

  89. I love San Antonio. If I were lucky enough to win this, I would definitely do some shopping on the RiverWalk and take my husband to Magic Time Machine.

  90. I would love to win because San Antonio is such an awe-inspiring city. The shopping is amazing; the food is indescribably delicious; the hospitality of the locals is heartwarming; it is a place where historical sites seemlessly intertwine with modern architecture. There is no place in the world like San Antonio. You can dine on a picturesque river side, visit the Alamo, ride a thrilling roller coaster, shop at the finest stores, and feel and see what Texas is all about in a single afternoon. Who wouldn’t want to go to San Antonio?

  91. I have a family of six and we would love to go to the Riverwalk and remember the Alamo after we visited there. Thanks for the opportunity!

  92. If I won this package and got to go to San Antonio I would get to see my dear internet friend Alli. She’s like my sister and yet we’re miles away and have only got to talk online for the last 7-8 years. This would be beyond exciting.

    Thank you for the chance! 🙂

  93. I have never been to San Antonio-but I have always wanted to!! I have a friend there that always talks about the riverwalk. This would be a dream come true for me!

  94. I would love to go to Riverwalk i have friend that have gone and love it!!!

  95. San Antonio is the bomb! We love the Texas history, the Mexican culture, the amazing Tex-Mex food and typically take a drive to nearby Port Aransas…the Bermuda of Texas! There are few places that have cactus-covered grasslands, big city arts and culture and family attractions all blended into one. We love you, San Antonio!

  96. Love to take our girls to the Alamo and the Riverwalk!! Thank you for doing this – what a wonderful opportunity!!

  97. Do the river walk area, and take in some museums. I always like the city narrated tours also, so I can learn more background and history about this city.

  98. Six Flags!! The kids would love it and the adults are pretty much like kids when at an amusement park!!! haha

  99. I have been searching for somewhere to vacation this year. We would go to Six Flags for sure!

    Thank you for the great giveaway!!

  100. My Husband Bob & I will have our 48th Anniversary in June and it would be wonderful to go back to San Antonio to celebrate . It has been too many years since we have been there. We just loved traveling down on the River Walk by boat and eating at the wonderful restaurants down there. We enjoyed seeing the Missions and loved the people and the culture of the city.

  101. We would do all that came with the trip of course and then see the Alamo and RIverwalk and take a water-taxi up and down just to see the sites.
    I have always wanted to go to San Antonio !! Thansk for the chance

  102. I have friends living there and would love to visit them. Would like to see some of the historical sights while there.

    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  103. Of course, The Alamo is a must-see, and love to sample that Tex-Mex at various restaurants! Would like to also take the boat along the Riverwalk, and explore some of the surrounding area.

  104. I’d like to tour the Alamo and ask to see the basement, like Pee Wee did in his movie.

  105. We would definitely want to do the Riverwalk and also visit the Alamo. There is also a restaurant called The Great Time Machine that I haven’t been to since I was in 8th Grade and I would love to visit again!

  106. I just lost my family to death (four members) in the past eight months. I would love to take my husband and daughter some where to get away and relax, reflect, and plan for the future. San Antonio sounds like just the place to go, as I have only been there one time-many years ago. If it is possible, I would like this to be a surprise for what is left of my family.

  107. We enjoy the River Walk, Alamo, and Ripley’s the most while visiting SA. Of course the best time we had was when it was cool and not hot!

  108. The family and I would love to see Riverwalk and Seaworld. Thanks for the chance!

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