Seaworld San Antonio is home to all manner of aquatic life, dolphins, sealions, crocodiles, penguins, seals and lots of troipcal fish. There are also rollercoasters, a waterpark and an amusement centre. The entrance is a little expensive at $50.
There is so much to do in San Antonio. From the mandatory visit to the Alamo (while you're at it you can visit the other 4 historic Missions as well), to the walk down the imfamous River walk, this city has it all. For those with kids and looking for clean family fun than head to either Fiesta Texas or Seaworld San Antonio (or both). For those with a bit more time, explore the sorounding sights, including the other missions.
Sea World - Always great!
This was our second visit to Sea World San Antonio, we had a fabulous time! Usually, the weather is REALLY HOT, but on this day (which happened to be my 40th birthday), the weather was great! Skies were overcast, made for cooler weather. First attraction was the waterpark, my husband's first waterpark adventure ever! We had a great time! Since we got there right when the park opened (which is highly recommended), the lines were, well there were no lines! We rode every waterslide at least once, and some a few times.
On to watch a couple of shows, the waterski show (which was ok) and SHAMU (you have to watch Shamu if it's the only show you go to). By this time, the sun was out, and you could start feeling the heat and humidity so we went back to the waterpark and floated in "Castaway Cruisin". Perfect way to cool off and end a great summer day!
Sea World San Antonio
Everything is bigger in Texas, and SeaWorld San Antonio is no exception! It's the world's largest marine life adventure park with more than 25 major shows, rides, educational experiences and family attractions for all ages. SeaWorld San Antonio counts the Steel Eel hypercoaster and Great White inverted coaster among its newest additions.
Shamu Visions show, starring world-famous Shamu and companion killer whales, incorporates TV technoloy to bring guests incredible close-ups of the monarchs of the sea on a two-story-high video screen.
Other popular SeaWorld shows includ Symphony of the Sea, featuring graceful beluga whales and high-flying Pacific white-sided dolphins; Fools with Tools, a comedy caper in which sea lions Clyde and Seamore muddle through a home repair nightmare along with their otter and walrus sidekicks; and the Intensity Games, an action-packed water ski and sports spectacle.
There's plenty of fun for the entire family at this beautiful 250-acre showplace in the scenic Texas Hill Country. The Lost Lagoon water park features a huge wave pool, towering water slides and kid-sized activity area, Li' Gators Lagoon. Kids can play and splash at Shamu's Happy Harbor, a children's area featuring a maze of leaky pipes and valves, slides, net climbs, and other colorful, creative play elements. Guests also can cool off on Texas Splashdown, the longest and tallest flume ride in Texas, and on Rio Loco, a twisting, turning, churning river rapids ride.
Speaking of rides, The Steel Eel begins with a pulse-pounding, 15-story drop, reaches speeds at 65 mph and features non-stop peaks, valleys and camelbacks which create maximum air time, or weightlessness, the signature characteristic of a hypercoaster. Visitors also can dive deep on the Great White, the park's thrill-packed inverted coaster. Riders dangle their legs from the coaster ski-lift style and go heels-over-head five times.
Mysterious hammerhead sharks and a rainbow of tropical fish cruise the depths of Sharks/The Coral Reef while more than 200 perky penguins frolic in the ice and snow of the Penguin Encounter.
SeaWorld San Antonio guests can visit the world-renowned Anheuser-Busch Clydesdale horses; feed and touch Atlantic bottlenose dolphins at the Marine Mammal Pool, or take a stroll through the Texas Walk sculpture garden where life-size bronze statues of famous Texans are located. Learn more about Hispanic culture at the Plaza Del Sol pavilion, which salutes Hispanic contributions in education, sports and the arts.
Also available for an additional price is Dinner with Shamu, a backstage, poolside buffet dinner and photo session with killer whales and trainers. For those who want to delve deeper into the marine sciences, the Education Department offers an array of field trips, workshops and camps, including in-residence Adventure Camps for junior high and high school students.
SeaWorld also offers SeaLion Interaction Program (SLIP), a two-hour educational adventure culminating in participants donning wetsuits and getting ino the water with California sea lions. SLIP is similiar to the popular Beluga Interaction Program (BIP), an up-close, in-the-water encounter with beluga whales. For Dine with Shamu, SLIP, or BIP reservations, call 210/523-3900.
Thar's Whales in the Hillcountry
SeaWorld San Antonio, yes I know, and oxymorn. Ocean Park ---middle of Texas, not two things you usually think of in the same sentence, huh.
This park is about 18 years old, and we've been going since day one. It has matured very nicely. There are lots of shows, and activities. You and your family will have a very enjoyable day.
There is a pod of killer whales now, and its very awsome to see them all participate in the Shamu show at the same time, But do keep in mind, seven whales can have a VERY LARGE splash zone. Choose your seats for the show very carefully!
They also have 2 rollercosters, The Great White, and The Steel EEL. Plus, a couple of river raft/log rides. For the little ones there is Shamu's Happy Harbour.
Mom, you might want to make sure to bring the kids a change of clothes, cause they're going to get wet. Lockers are available at several locations in the park.
Sea World San Antonio
On our way to Sea World!
The Village Gallery
Paying Respect to the Infant Jesus
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I have been having a little trouble finding information on relocation. I hope someone out there can help with "what's it really like living in San Antonio". I like a zoo, water (lakes, river), walking-hiking-jogging paths in the park, a nice home that that is not over 200k in a nice neighborhood. I currently live in Tucson, AZ (leaves a person with not a lot of options of activities). Help? Thank You, Diana
RE: Relocation Information
Besides its rich history and Old World charm, San Antonio is home to some of the most popular and unique attractions in the Lone Star State.
You have the Alamo, the site of one of the most notorious battles in history has been remarkably preserved and is open to tourists. There is the Riverwalk
world famous and always enjoyable, tour the San Antonio River by foot or afloat. You can spend countless hours frequenting the shops and restaurants that line the river's banks. If you want a Zoo, San Antonio Zoo is one of the largest zoos in the nation, housing over 3,500 animals.There is also Seaworld San Antonio. HemisFair Park, featuring the Tower of the Americas, is a great place to explore. La Villita, Spanish for "little town, was one of the original neighborhoods in old San Antonio. Today it is full of gift shops, artisan studios, restaurants and other atractions. It is similar in flavor to Old Town Artisans in downtown Tucson. You also have the San Antonio Missions. Missions San Jose, San Juan, Espada, and Concepcion were built over the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. These four historic San Antonio landmarks have been preserved and are open to the public as part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. You also have the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, McNay Art Museum, Institute of Texan Cultures,The San Antonio Museum of Art & The Witte Museum. For hiking, there is Friederich Park and Brackenridge Park.
This site, http://www.homegain.com/local_real_estate/TX/san_antonio.html, will give you some insight into the housing questions you have.
I am puzzled by your statement about Tucson. I have lived here all of my life, with the exception of 6 months. I have never found it lacking in Cultural events, hiking opportunities abound and we have some great museums. I guess each person has their own perspective.