San Antonio SAVE Summer Vacation Package Giveaway

Summer is almost here. I can feel the heat and my heart is pounding as I think about months of carefree and full of fun activities ahead. For many families, the plans are already in place. The flights are booked and the hotel rooms are reserved. For many, the summer plan is still up in the air. The planner is waiting for inspiration.

San Antonio is a great family friendly destination as you might remember our top 5 Family-friendly activities in San Antonio from last week.

Now that we know a little bit more about San Antonio. Would you be interested in a chance to win a FREE vacation package to the land Deep in the Heart of Texas?

San Antonio Vacation Package Giveaway

San Antonio is a city that I have yet to visit. BUT it doesn’t mean you can’t visit San Antonio this summer.

Because my friend, a good people of San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau is planning a BIG, HUGE summer fun for you!

It’s a huge SAVE Summer Sweepstakes that involve not just one but 12 – TWELVE family travel bloggers that will be giving away great vacation packages for 12 lucky winners.

Today is The Q Family Adventures turn to reveal our giveaway vacation package to San Antonio. Read on to find out what fun we plan for you in San Antonio.

Stay in Style

There is no better way to kick off your vacation than staying at this elegance boutique hotelthe Crockett Hotel. The Crockett Hotel is well-located, independent, spacious, comfortable, has a great history, and is friendly and personable.

Kids will fall in love with the outdoor pool with landscape water fall. A great amenity that family will appreciate during the hot summer month.

Fun Attractions For the Whole Family

The list of family friendly attractions in San Antonio is long.. so there is no shortage of fun, family friendly activities in San Antonio.

Ok.. I have to admit that I didn’t know that San Antonio has Sea World! It’s one of our favorite park during our family vacation to San Diego. So I’m very excited to see that a lucky winner will have a chance to enjoy a fun day in Sea World San Antonio as well.

Along with Sea World San Antonio passes for four, there are also passes for other fun attractions in San Antonio including The Institute of Texan Cultures, Ripley’s Believe It or Not!, Louis Tussaud’s WaxWorks, San Antonio Children’s Museum, and Texas Transportation Museum.

The Ultimate Family Vacation Package to San Antonio Giveaway

One lucky winner will win the fabulous vacation package to San Antonio. The vacation package for four includes:

  • Two nights at Historic Crockett Hotel (expires 1/31/2011, based on availability, not available when sold out and during special events (such as Cinco de Mayo). Can check on specific dates when call to make reservations.)
  • Passes for four to the following attractions:

    • The Institute of Texan Cultures (expires 1/31/2011, not valid for special events)
    • Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
    • Louis Tussaud’s WaxWorks
    • San Antonio Children’s Museum (expire 12/30/2010)
    • Texas Transportation Museum
    • Sea World San Antonio (expire 1/2/2011)

How to Enter:

  • Leave a comment with your email (I will not share your email address) telling me ‘Which activity you are most looking forward to doing in San Antonio?
  • The comment must be entered before 10pm EST on May 24th, 2010.
  • The sweepstakes for The Q Family Adventures will run from May 18th, 2010 to May 24th, 2010

Additional Entries:

There are three additional entries you can enter. You must follow the rule and come back to leave a comment for each additional entry.

*It’s very important that you come back and leave a comment for each additional entry to be counted.

  • Become a fan of The Q Family Adventures on Facebook and come back to leave a comment to let me know that you are a fan. If you are already a fan of The Q Family Adventures, you can leave a comment to let me know.
  • Follow @TheQFamily on Twitter and tweet about our giveaway “I enter @TheQFamily giveaway for San Antonio SAVE Sweepstakes: http://ow.ly/1MFvB ” and come back to leave a comment with a link to your twitter post.
  • Share our giveaway on your Facebook page by click on the ‘Share’ icon on the top of the post or ‘Like’ icon at the end of the post and come back to leave a comment.

Winner:

The giveaway will be closed on 10pm EST on May 24th, 2010. I will choose ONE lucky winner randomly via random.org and the winner will be contact via Email.

The winner must reply to my email within 5 days otherwise I will select another winner.

Rules:

  • Duplicate comments and anonymous comments will be discarded.
  • Please make sure that the email address in your comment form is valid so that we can contact you (email addresses are never made public).
  • Winners must claim their prize within 5 business days after the date of notification of such prize.  We will disqualify any entries that we believe are generated by scripts and other automated technology.
  • No substitutions including for cash are permitted.
  • Winners shall be responsible and liable for all federal, state and local taxes on the value of their prize.
  • Immediate family of The Q Family Adventures are not eligible to win.
  • Eligibility: Sweepstakes is open to legal residents of the 50 United States and the District of Columbia who are 21 years of age or older as of the date of entry., except employees of San Antonio CVB, participating hotels and attractions, their agents, affiliateds, subsidiaries and members of their immediate families and person residing in the same household. Also, San Antonio residents are not eligible.

Sponsor:

The San Antonio Vacation Experience (SAVE) is a cooperative effort of the SACVB and local business partners to provide discounts on 28 attractions and almost 40 hotels to help visitors save money while in town. Register to get access to great deals and coupon codes for popular hotels, exhilarating theme parks such as Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World, shopping destinations, and historic sites around the city.

Sign up to receive special offers and the latest updates on San Antonio events and happenings. Or, request a SAVE brochure here, including coupons.

Be sure to visit the San Antonio SAVE Summer Sweepstakes page for more information on the contest, as well as other sites participating in the giveaway.

San Antonio With Kids: Five Favorite Kid-Friendly Fun

Exploring San Antonio, Texas is like traveling the world in a day.  There’s the Colonial Spanish history found at the Mission churches, the German heritage of the surrounding Hill Country towns like Gruene and Fredericksburg, and the influence of Mexican culture that can be found in the architecture, food, and music of this city.  But what if you don’t have time to do it all?  What are the five best family-friendly activities in San Antonio that can be crammed into one weekend?  Well, here they are–my five favorite activities that both parents and kids will enjoy:

1. San Antonio Children’s Museum

San Antonio Children’s Museum: This is a great rainy-day activity since so many of San Antonio’s other attractions are outside.  The children’s museum features a surprisingly realistic mini-grocery store, a small airliner and control tower, and a special area for younger children.  The main attraction though is PowerBall Hall, a huge contraption that sorts, sucks up, and spits out colorful balls.

2. Missions Baseball

Missions Baseball: Sometimes it’s hard to find kid-friendly evening activities.  If you’re visiting during the spring or summer, definitely check-out a Missions minor league baseball game.  Inexpensive, convenient, and fun, these games feature something your kids will never forget: two of the most unusual mascots in all of sports, Ballapeño and his sidekick Henry the Puffy Taco!

3. Mission Churches

Mission Churches: No trip to San Antonio would be complete without visiting the real missions that make up the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.  Highlights include the very photogenic church at Mission San José, the well-preserved Mission Concepción and the peaceful Yanaguana Trail that starts at Mission San Juan.

4. River Cruise

River cruise: One way to explore the famous riverwalk is to take a river cruise.  Parents will enjoy listening to the tour guide as he describes the city’s unique architecture.  Kids will love going for a boat ride and waving at pedestrians.

5. Hill Country Day Trip

Day-trip to the Hill Country: San Antonio is a great starting point for day or weekend trips into the surrounding Hill Country.  Consider driving out to Bandera, known as the Cowboy Capital of the World, or make the drive to Fredericksburg, which is filled with interesting shops, restaurants, and historical sites.

We have lived in San Antonio for almost a year, and we are just now feeling like we’ve seen most of the city’s attractions.  Be ready for hot and humid weather…and lots of fun!

Sarah V. writes a travel blog called Wandering Off, which focuses on her family’s adventures through Texas.  She loves nothing more than jumping in the car, firing up the GPS, and seeing where the road takes her.  To go along on her adventures, follow her on Twitter at @wandering_off or become a fan of Wandering Off on Facebook.

Thank you, Sarah for a great post about San Antonio. Stay tune for more posts about San Antonio and a big giveaway from The Q Family Adventure and San Antonio CVB! In the mean time, you can check out giveaway from other top family travel sites at SAVE Summer Sweepstakes.

San Antonio Things To Do