Image courtesy of Schlitterbahn Waterpark

Among the Texan cities, San Antonio is one of the best playgrounds for groups. For an action-packed reunion or retreat, gather up your people and try out some of these entertaining city adventures.

Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tours
Hop-On Hop-Off tours are kind of like having your own private chauffeur guiding you around all of San Antonio’s most attractive sites. There are several companies who offer this service, like City Sightseeing, where you can climb up to the open-top double-decker bus to experience the cityscape with the wind in your hair and the Texas sun smiling down. Notice an intriguing museum or a fun beer garden you want to check out? Jump off at the next stop, and catch another bus whenever you’re ready to move on.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Known for thrilling rides, an enormous water park, crowd-pleasing musical performances, and indulgent carnival snacks, Six Flags is always a good time for kids of all ages. Need a break from the nonstop fun? Sip on drinks in your private, poolside cabana, or take it easy with a game of ring toss.

Schlitterbahn Waterpark
Under the shade of 100-year-old oak, cedar, and cypress trees, enjoy the nationally acclaimed slides, wave pools, and beaches of this unique, spring-fed waterpark that’s built partly over the Comal River. Since Schlitterbahn is just a quick 30-minute drive from San Antonio, wrap up your daytrip with a delicious dinner in nearby Gruene, a beautiful, pedestrian-friendly town in the heart of Texas Hill Country.

Sea World and Aquatica
Aside from the refreshing waterpark rides at Aquatica next door, Sea World is a perfect place to meet some incredible sea creatures. Swim with dolphins or beluga whales, arrange a meet-and-greet with penguins in the snow, or get up close with sharks and stingrays. For a less interactive experience, reserve a poolside patio table for a gourmet meal, and watch the orcas at play.

Go Rio River Cruises
Bored of lazy river-boat rides? Time to get your group aboard a Go Rio cruise down the San Antonio River. You’ll be able to indulge in a Mexican-style brunch or sip on craft cocktails at sunset. Or perhaps you’d like to learn about the gorgeous architecture of the River Walk buildings or find out what a floating spin class feels like. You can also simply just rent one of their boats and create your own San Antonio group activity.

At iFLY, an indoor skydiving experience made possible by a wind tunnel, you can feel the exhilaration of pure flight under the watchful eye of expert instructors. Perfect for reunions, your group will bond over the rush of floating through the air without having to jump out of a plane.

The Rustic
Good music and good food – what else do you need for a memorable family reunion or a relaxing work retreat? This is what San Antonio is really about, and that’s exactly what you’ll be treated to at The Rustic, one of the city’s newest musical venues. Inside the 28,000-square-foot property, savor mouth-watering, farm-to-table fare (think chorizo empanadas, brisket quesadillas, or wild boar meatballs), then head to the stage to catch a (usually) free concert by singer-songwriters or bands of regional and national acclaim.

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