Thursday, October 20, 2011

Things to Do in San Antonio for Halloween

The home girl loves Halloween!    Here is a list of my favorite things to do this year in San Antonio., along with a few tips  for your added enjoyment.

 Haunted Houses    I was able to find 4 haunted houses that looked really good, and have provided links to their websites so you can get their hours, pricing and location. 
13th Floor   This one claims to be the longest and largest horror house in San Antonio, full of intense graphics and theatrics.
Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult to enter. Please call (210) 338-0382

Nightmare on Grayson   A San Antonio Classic!  I was having my nails done yesterday with a lady who works there.  She told me that they have been there 22 years and it is family friendly.  I am most excited about Zombie Night, when you can dress like your favorite Zombie.

Terror Mansion  **** 4 Star Rated SA Express News  San Antonio's Scariest Haunted House

 Ripley's Haunted Adventure  I took Liby and Nikki  (my grandkids) here when they were around 7 or 8 and they LOVED it.  (They are pretty tough cookies)  We got chased by a monster with a chain saw who turned out to be pretty nice.  Nikki lost her flip flop while running and screaming in the dark  and the monster handed the flip flop to her.  It's a pleasantly creepy haunted house, but then it doesn't take much to scare me. 

Amusement Parks 

There is just too much information to share here, so click on the links below.

Sea World  
9-30 through 10-30 2011 Howl O Scream

Fiesta Texas  
 Weekends 9-30 through 10-30-2011 Fright Fest 

Artisan's Alley
Date(s): 10/22/2011 - 10/22/2011
Time: Sat. 11 a.m.

Wake up with Tim Burton at The McNay!  You can wear your PJ's!  Now that sounds scary! 

Beetle Juice  10/22 @ 11:00 A.M.
Corpse Bride  10/29 @ 11:00 A.M                        

6000 N. New Braunfels
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: 210/824-5367 

Fall Festival at the Botanical Garden
Sunday, October 23, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m
Thanks to H-E-B, all guests will enjoy $2 off admission to the Garden. 

·    Plant Sale from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m
     Last Chance Forever - Birds of Prey Show   12 - 1
·    San Antonio-friendly trees will be given away by the City of San Antonio Tree Mitigation Fund (while supplies last).
·    Learn about vermicomposting with the Texas Red Worms’ worm bins.
·    Participate in the BOO Fitness Challenge.
·    “Amazing Butterfly” Photo Contest winners will be announced.

Kids will especially love the following activities:
·    Costume parades at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
·    Getting gooey with Schulz Nursery’s Gak slime.
·    Face painting.
·    Corn printing.
·    Making wildflower seed balls.

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is located at 555 Funston at North New Braunfels Avenue with free parking. The Botanical Garden is operated under the auspices of the City of San Antonio Department of Parks & Recreation and is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. year round except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day.
For more information, the public can visit San Antonio Botanical Garden.

Train Rides and Halloween Show for the Family

Date(s): 10/29/2011 - 10/30/2011
Time: Sat and Sun 7 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.
Texas Transportation Museum
11731 Wetmore Road
San Antonio, TX 78247

"Dressed to Chill"

Bud Light Coffins on Parade   
Coffins on Parade  San Antonio River Walk
October 29, 2011 Time: 6:00PM - 8:00PM

You do not want to miss this famous Halloween spectacle. Imagine floating coffins in barges traveling along the San Antonio River!

Dance with the Dead

Institute of Texan Cultures
801 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd
San Antonio, TX , 78205
Dance with the Dead

Come dressed as your favorite departed Texan!  It's a Halloween Masquerade Party with music, dancing, costume contest  + hors d'ourves and a cash bar.  

25th Annual Zoo Boo

Sunday, October 30 and
Monday, October 31, 2011
6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Join the Zoo for some “spook”tacularly scary fun at the 25th Annual Halloween event, Zoo Boo at YOUR San Antonio Zoo.
Zoo Boo is an exciting, safe, and non-scary Halloween event for families with children 12 years of age or younder held on the grounds of the San Antonio Zoo.

This event can get REALLY crowded.  Go early, plan to walk far from parking , you may want a flash light or reflective clothing to get to and from the zoo.

The San Antonio Ghost Tracks
I've never actually done this, but I'm sure all my kids have, and it seems to be a popular urban legend.  San Antonio has rumours of ghosts at the Alamo, the Menger, the Emily Morgan and even the Missions, but I must admit this one truly intrigues me.  Maybe this Halloween I will check out a real ghost.  Or, maybe I will be a Zombie at Nightmare on Grayson. 

Do you have a favorite halloween haunt in South Texas?  Suggestions for a fun fall activity?  Please add a comment and keep it clean - Texas Home Girl runs a family friendly site :-) 

Happy Halloween!

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