One of the greatest benefits of living in San Antonio is the variety of “things” to see and do. In fact, there are so many San Antonio attractions and events on any given weekend that it can seem overwhelming to choose just one. In this series all pressure is off! Ten fun things to do in San Antonio will be chosen each week to make researching for the next Friday celebration, date night, or family outing a little more simple. This week, we’re focusing on fun, family activities for your Easter/Spring weekend!
- 1. Taste Easter with a Bundt Cake
This is the time of year for fun spring festivities! With all sorts of events and activities, why not bring a gift for the host or hostess? Nothing Bundt Cakes has you covered. The bright and cheery store has dozens of cakes for you to choose from (they are even featuring a “Bundt Hunt” cake for Easter) and each cake is packaged perfectly. You may choose from a variety of flavors, including red velvet, chocolate chocolate chip, lemon, carrot, white chocolate raspberry, and more! The tops of the cake have a heaping of cream cheese frosting and adorable decorations. Not only are they beautiful in design, but each cake will make your mouth water in its deliciousness!
When: Monday-Saturday 9am-6pm
Where: 700 E. Sonterra Boulevard
- 2. Enjoy the Arts at Playhouse San Antonio
Playhouse San Antonio presents a new theater production entitled “Reasons to Be Pretty”. The play is by Neil LaBute and is due to be staged on Broadway. With a modern topic that focuses on current-day obsessions with physical appearance, the play is relevant for our 2016 society. The play concentrates on young friends leading dead-end lives and their search for satisfaction through appearance and the insecurities that can be associated with that. The play is full of raw, human emotions and is gaining recognition in the arts.
When: Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 3pm
Where: Cellar Theatre, 800 W Ashby Place
- 3. Paddle Down the San Antonio River
Mission Kayak offers fun, affordable adventure for anyone who wants to paddle down the San Antonio River! The company provides kayaks for you to rent, tandem or single. They also have a variety of tours for you to choose from consisting of two, three, or five miles. In addition to taking in the beautiful landscapes and sights of San Antonio, you can get a great exercise from a kayak ride. Take some time to plan your next adventure while the weather is nice and the summer sun isn’t scorching. Mission Kayak suggests that you reserve your spot as it is first-come, first-served.
When: Trips are offered 7 days a week, 9am-12pm
Where: 1750 SE Military Drive
- 4. Hunt for Eggs with the Family
It’s Easter weekend and what better way to celebrate than with the family? Summit Christian Center is offering an “Eggnormous” egg hunt and they invite the whole family! There will be hundreds of plastic eggs to hunt for and fill a basket with. Additionally, there will be carousel rides, an Easter bunny, a bounce house, petting zoo, and food trucks! It’s the perfect activity for those with little ones and is bound to be a fun afternoon. After the event, kids will be left with a basket full of Easter candy. The egg hunt starts promptly at 12:30, so don’t be late for this one!
When: March 27 @ 12:30pm
Where: Summit Christian Center (2575 Marshall Road)
- 5. Sing and Dance Along to the Oldies
Feeling nostalgic for the 1950s? The Josephine Theatre is giving you a blast from the past with their fifties vibe, featuring music from Elvis Presley, The Shirelles, Buddy Holly, and more. Songs like “Blue Suede Shoes” and “Rock Around the Clock” are sure to get you up and out of your seat. Hoola hoops and poodle skirts will help the atmosphere to come alive for the music of the fabulous fifties that this show features. The dynamic performance will have ten different local singers and a full band to sing the various songs. Don’t miss this fun “sock hop” this weekend!
When: March 27 @2:30pm
Where: Josephine Theatre (339 West Josephine)
- 6. Exhibit Excellent Art
A new exhibit is open at the San Antonio Museum of Art. Take time this weekend to view Rodin: The Human Experience. The selection features sculptures from Auguste Rodin in honor of the hundredth anniversary of his death. Rodin is oftentimes thought to be the first modern sculptor and his work displays abstract art of the human form. The exhibit features thirty-two sculptures and many of the more famous works will be featured. This feature at the museum is brand new and closes May 29, therefore, if you can’t make it this weekend, you’ll still have a chance later!
When: Tuesday and Friday (10am-9pm); Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday (10am-5pm); Closed Mondays
Where: San Antonio Museum of Art (200 West Jones Ave)
- 7. Hop On Over to Easter Brunch
Celebrate Easter with a delectable brunch buffet at the St. Anthony Hotel downtown. They are offering a package that includes brunch for two, two signature St. Anthony cocktails, and valet parking. The gorgeous hotel is the perfect place to spend Easter and the classic ambiance will have you and your guests feeling special as you celebrate with fine food and drinks. The menu features smoked salmon, a raw oyster bar, artisan cheeses, an omelet station, crepes, and much much more.
When: March 27 (Reserve your time here)
Where: 300 E Travis St.
- 8. Color Me Happy!
Adult coloring books are a new trend to hit the market. The purpose of these books is to provide adults with a creative outlet and a place to leave stress. Blue Star Coloring, founded in 2015, is a store devoted to carrying adult coloring books that reduce stress, provoke creativity, and offer unique designs for the artist in you. Right now, the San Antonio company is online only and offers a wide collection of books for purchase. Order one this weekend and no doubt, you will find yourself easily addicted to the relaxing activity and the possibilities at hand.
Where: Shop the collection here
- 9. Taste a Taco
Fiesta season is just around the corner and it’s the perfect time for you to taste test the tacos that San Antonio has to offer in anticipation for any out of town guests. Mexican food is plentiful in San Antonio and we’ve got three new places for you to try: Henry’s Puffy Tacos, Chela’s Tacos, and Guajillo’s. The first is a must-stop for any puffy taco lovers out there. Henry’s offers a generous sized taco that will fill your appetite. Chela’s is a food truck and is often parked at The Block. Give it a try if you’re in the area and you won’t be disappointed. Finally, the third choice offers unique tacos with a variety of grilled meats and their signature “mini-tacos” so that you can share with a friend (or not). You be the judge and decide which is worthy for Fiesta season!
When: See website links below
- 10. Celebrate the Spring Season at Fiesta Texas
Fiesta Texas invites you to join in on the magic of Easter weekend as they open the park for a fun-filled family adventure. As we roll into the spring season, Fiesta Texas has an egg hunt with candy and giveaways for guests. The park is stressing the importance of family time for this weekend and boasts that their world-class rides ensure fun for your entire clan. Additionally, Fiesta Texas has the best Easter bunny around: Bugs Bunny himself. You won’t regret a trip to Fiesta Texas this weekend, especially with beautiful springtime weather in store.
When: This weekend, 10:30am to 9:00pm
Where: Fiesta Texas (17000 IH-10 West)