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August 2021 Things to Do, Attractions, and Activities in San Antonio, TX

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With summer ending, you can get out and experience one final summer getaway! Head to San Antonio and experience fun and adventure combined with historic wonder. Visit the Alamo or the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum and learn about the history of the area. You can also visit amazing theme parks like Six Flags Fiesta Texas or SeaWorld San Antonio. Do not miss out on all of the fun! You can also combine lodging with your activities for a completed vacation plan. 

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Top August Things To Do In San Antonio
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 29, 2021
SeaWorld San Antonio
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August is the perfect time of year to take a trip to Sea World, which is located in Texas. The entire family will enjoy thrilling amusement park rides, captivating shows and many interactive exhibits to make the trip a worthwhile adventure. Spend time in the amusement park on roller coaster rides such as The Great White, Steel Eel and Journey to Atlantis. Sit back and relax at some of the most fun and engaging shows such as Pets Ahoy, Ocean Discovery and Killer Whales Up Close and One Ocean. There are also many exhibits to explore including Dolphin Cove, Explorer’s Reef and Alligator Alley. A gift shop and restaurants are on-site as well. Dining choices include Rio Grille, Sea Star Market & Café and Smokehouse Grill. Park guests can plan on spending one or two days exploring the park. Admission includes all the rides and shows. The park is handicap accessible with a limited number of wheelchairs available. Paid parking is available. Both cameras and video cameras are permitted.
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
San Antonio Aquarium
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When visiting San Antonio, Texas in August, a great way to spend the afternoon out of the heat is the San Antonio Aquarium. Kids and adults like the variety of creatures, the shows, and the hands on exhibits. The Aviary Experience is home to several species of beautiful, colorful birds. Sometimes they even perch on the guests hoping for a treat. The Rain Forest and Desert Experience is full of reptiles and amphibians. The Stingray Touch Tank allows visitors to pet the amazing rays. There is a Giant Pacific Octopus to see, and on certain dates a mermaid can be seen. Guests can purchase food and feed the sharks, birds, fish, some reptiles, and the rays. Throughout the day there is a variety of shows teaching about the inhabitants of the aquarium. Also on the aquarium grounds visitors can buy pony rides, or rides on a merry-go-round, roller coaster, or an iguana jump bounce house.
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 29, 2021
Aquatica San Antonio
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If you are looking for something a little more exciting then you should check out Aquatica San Antonio. This water park is located near the SeaWorld Resort in San Antonio Texas, right on the water. It is a wonderful place for kids to enjoy water rides and have the opportunity to see some marine animals up close and personal. It is also a great place for kids to learn about nature. There are many things to do at the Water Park and you will be able to take your family to see different things and take advantage of the many fun and activities that are available at the park. Whether you want to enjoy the excitement of thrilling water slides, the splendor of luxurious hotels or the fun and games of adventure-filled water parks Aquatica in San Antonio is the place for you. Located on the shores of Lake Austin in San Antonio, you can take advantage of the great outdoors while still being close to your home.
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
San Antonio Walking Ghost Tour
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Do you like to look for ghosts or take creepy haunted tours? Well, this tour is just right for you. Head to San Antonio on a nice balmy August night. The weather is perfect in August for a nighttime stroll through the haunted areas of San Antonio. It is a 1 1/2 hour walking tour, about a mile long, which starts right in front of the Alamo. Get your provided as part of the tour, ghost hunting equipment ready to try and see some ghosts. You will walk the grounds as well as along the river walk, as your guide tells you all sorts of haunting stories of sightings and events. This is a fun and exciting tour of the downtown area, full of murders, mysteries and mayhem. Do remember that some of the stories may be a bit gruesome, so prepare children for this part. Ghost sightings are reported at least once a month, so watch out for one near you. The tours are offered every night starting at 8:00 PM so book early, and have fun!
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
Institute of Texan Cultures
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For many people, August is one of the rare times during the year that you can take some time off from work. With it being the end of the summer season, you may wonder if there is anything left to do. Give the San Antonio Institute of Texan Cultures a try, it's a great place to visit in August. Instead of being in the heat, you can stay cool in its 65,000 square foot building that highlights over 26 cultural backgrounds and ethnicities. The exhibits are suitable for all members of the family, and include a great deal of interactive activities. Also, there are guides available to shed additional light on Texas history and culture. For example, guests can discover the accounts of immigrants that settled in Texas and transformed it into a major player in the world’s economy. Even if you have visited the Institute of Texan Cultures before, there are always new sights to see. Because of an association with The Smithsonian Institution, it has access to many exhibitions rated among the best in the world.
Aug 1, 2021 to Aug 31, 2021
Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
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If you are looking for a way to escape the brutal San Antonio, Texas heat this August, you should take the time to explore the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum. It is appropriate for all ages but will be enjoyed most by Western lovers. It is located only one block from the Riverwalk and just two blocks from the Alamo. This makes it a great activity to split up your day of exploring the beautiful city of San Antonio. It was established over 130 years ago and offers a unique experience that would be difficult to find anywhere else. You will get to visit two different museums, see over 500 various wildlife species throughout the exhibits, and you will even be able to feast upon tasty dishes. There is a gift shop on-site and non-flash photography is permitted, so you will be able to remember this amazing experience. You can spend all day in there if you would like, however, most people spend only one to two hours.
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