Why Not Try Plan a Trip to One of San Antonio’s Waterparks?

Jean Jones
(March 12, 2015)


Is there any better all-around entertainment for your family than an amusement park? How about an amusement park on water? Gliding down a water slide or riding the waves provides just as many thrills, but you stay cool and refreshed no matter how long you play.

Living in our Springs Apartments community means you’re only minutes away from not one, but two exciting waterparks in San Antonio. Each one has so many attractions and activities that it may take you more than one visit to experience them all.

Here is an overview of the highlights of both parks. Which one will you start with?


Splashtown’s 20 acres hold more than 50 rides and attractions to appeal to all members of your family. Thrill-seekers will love Head Rush, the only head-first ride in San Antonio, and The Hydras, a five-story twisting and turning water slide. More laid-back people may enjoy Siesta Del Rio where you take a leisurely float through the park on a tree-lined waterway.

Head over to the volleyball and basketball courts when you’re ready for some dry land activity. Food and beverages are available at the on-site café, but there is also a picnic area just outside the main gate if you want to bring your own lunch. 

Splashtown is located at 3600 IH-35, just three minutes north of downtown San Antonio. The park is open on weekends during May and begins daily hours on June 5. Weekend hours resume on August 22 through September 13.

Admission is $29.99 for adults and $23.99 for children under 48 inches tall. Children under 2 years old are free. Visit the website to receive special online rates.


Aquatica is part of Sea World San Antonio, providing a great combination of entertainment and education. Both aspects come together in the park’s signature ride, Stingray Falls. Groups of four ride a raft down a twisty course that takes you below the surface to a grotto where you get an up-close look at stingrays and tropical fish.

The park features a dozen more exciting water rides such as Big Surf Shores, where you can body-surf on waves as high as five feet. Walkabout Waters is the most popular kids’ attraction. This three-story interactive playhouse showers visitors with sprays, geysers and dumping buckets.

Aquatica is located at 10500 SeaWorld Drive. The park is open weekends beginning March 7 with daily hours in effect from June 5 through August 21. The season closes with weekend hours until September 7. 

Admission is $90 for adults and $80 for children ages 3 through 9, which includes entrance to Sea World. Annual passes are also available.

Have you spent time at either of these waterparks? Share your experience in the comments!

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