San Antonio - Family Travel Forum Twitter Party Giveaways | My Family Travels

On June 20 from 8-9 pm ET, join us to talk about family vacation planning on Twitter and you’ll have a chance to win several great prizes.

During the Twitter Party hosted by TravelingMom.com, we’ll be giving away

Your participation guarantees you a  chance to win our grand prize, the 4N / 5D San Antonio family vacation, which will be drawn June 30, 2011 at 5PM ET. All winners will be notified by Twitter and / or email.

If you did not make the Twitter party, you have until June 30th to share your thoughts and get more chances to win!

On the Family Travel Forum community you can:

  • Add your summer trip planning comments to this article (see below)
  • Visit our Forums and see what other family travelers are saying about summer travel & let us know why you think your trip planning tips deserve to win you a vacation!
  • Post your vacation questions or plans or why you love San Antonio and deserve to win this vacation on our Facebook page or on Twitter.

The Grand Prize – 4 Night/5 Day Vacation for Family of 4 in San Antonio, Texas

Contest Winners will stay at the Westin La Cantera Resort; it's the ultimate blend of recreation and luxury, with six pools, three hot tubs, health club and spa services, tennis courts, delightful dining and a kids club. The hotel is set atop one of the highest points in all of San Antonio. Winners can cast their gaze upon the breathtaking Texas Hill Country: an endless expanse of majestic Live Oak groves interrupted only by creamy white limestone outcroppings and emerald fairways. The resort’s luxury golf courses include the 18-hole championship Resort Course at La Cantera designed by noted golf course architect Jay Morrish and PGA Tour professional Tom Weiskopf and The Palmer Course designed by the master himself, Arnold Palmer.

Winners are promised an adrenaline rush at Six Flags Fiesta Texas on Goliath, one of the park’s thrilling roller coasters, racing at speeds of over 50 mph. The tikes in your group can soar through the air on ZoomJets or hop on Buckarooz for a bouncing adventure. The White Water Bay waterpark contains rides such as Big Bender, which delivers plummeting dips, dark twisting tunnels and refreshing waterfalls, as well as a 50-foot drop. There’s more water in store at Sea World San Antonio on The Great White — Texas' first inverted steel roller coaster — along with other rides such as the Steel Eel, or the Journey to Atlantis: half roller coaster, half water ride. Sea World also boasts a host of other marine life, from Shamu to dolphins, sharks, seals, sea lions and much more.
 
Winners will explore their "wild side" at the San Antonio Zoo, which is ranked as one of the best zoos in the nation. More than 3,500 animals in 600 species live within the Zoo’s 35 acres, in exhibits such as Kronkosky's Tiny Tot Nature Spot, a magnificent mini-zoo designed specifically for children under 5; the Butterflies! Caterpillar Flight School, a lush tropical habitat surrounded by hundreds of butterflies (open March – Nov); the Fun Farm Petting Zoo where everyone can pet African Pygmy goats; and Lory Landing, a rainbow of colorful birds flying about the canopy of an outdoor aviary, occasionally landing on visitors.

Wind down and catch up on Texas history. The Witte Museum focuses on South Texas history, science, and water resources, with an extensive permanent collection featuring historic artifacts and photographs, Texas art, textiles, the world-renowned Hertzberg Circus Collection, dinosaur bones, cave drawings, Texas wildlife dioramas and the four-story H-E-B Science Treehouse.

The Buckhorn Museum has a Wax Museum of Texas history among its exotic collections of horns, cowboy memorabilia and fish from the Seven Seas. There’s also an authentic shooting gallery and arcade, as well as a Curio Store, with extraordinary Texas collectibles and authentic Buckhorn souvenirs for the entire family.

The San AntonioBotanical Garden, which features a serene native forest walk, exotic plant specimens from around the world, modernistic glass pyramids and even an authentic log cabin, is a 33-acre respite from the city. The futuristic Lucile Halsell Conservatory has plants from around the world displayed in the Exhibit Room, Desert Pavilion, Tropical Forest Room, Palm House and Fern Grotto. The Aquatic Garden Pool is the central feature of the Conservatory Courtyard, and the historic Carriage House includes the gift shop and restaurant.
 
Orient yourselves by land or sea. The open-top, double decker tour of the city, courtesy of City Sightseeing San Antonio, is a hop-on, hop-off service beginning every 30-60 minutes from Alamo Plaza, Market Square, HemisFair Park and six other central locations. There is an onboard commentary and a great view! Winners will see San Antonio from an entirely different perspective on a River Cruising Barge, an exciting and entertaining narrative of the rich history of the San Antonio River, courtesy of Rio San Antonio. Cruises are about 35 minutes long and cover 1 1/2 miles of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk.
 
Kids and adults alike love the San Antonio Children’s Museum, which offers more than 80 interactive exhibits, including the H-E-B Kids' Market, a bubble ranch, a kid-powered elevator, and weekly science and arts activities for children ages 2 to 10.
 
A must for any visitor to the city of San Antonio is the San Antonio Visitors Experience – or S.A.V.E. for short. The program offers visitors big discounts on San Antonio’s top attractions, hotels and shopping. S.A.V.E. participants can choose from over 40 hotels and resorts and receive discounts on over 20 popular attractions. In addition, many of San Antonio’s most notable attractions are free to the public including the Alamo and the city’s four other Spanish colonial missions.
 
San Antonio Family Vacation Grand Prize:  The Fine Print

In brief, the fabulous San Antonio Family of Four Vacation Package Contains:
– A Four-Night Stay at the Westin La Cantera Resort (Valid Until June 30, 2012)
– Four Tickets to the Buckhorn Saloon & Museum (Expires December 31, 2012)
– City Sightseeing Tour for four, courtesy of WorldWide Sightseeing
– Four Tickets to San Antonio Botanical Garden (Not Valid for Special Events)
– Four Tickets to SeaWorld San Antonio (Expires January 1, 2012)
– Four Tickets to Six Flags Fiesta Texas (Expires December 31, 2012)
– Four Tickets to the San Antonio Zoo (Not Valid for Special Events)
– Four Tickets to the Witte Museum
– Four Tickets to The San Antonio Children's Museum (Expires December 30, 2012)
 
For more information, please visit the site of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau.

How to Win the San Antonio Family Vacation Grand Prize

Winners for the Twitter Party Prizes will be selected at random from everyone who participates in the #TMOM Twitter Party June 20, 2011, 8PM ET (see Travelingmom.com Twitter Party Rules for details) and everyone who shares their family vacation planning tips with our travel community  (see Family Travel Forum Ways to Win a San Antonio Vacation for more instructions.)  The more you participate, the better your chances are of winning.

Good luck!

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7 Replies to “San Antonio – Family Travel Forum Twitter Party Giveaways”

  • Anonymous

    I would love to go to San Antonio, Its a great place and this would be a trip of a lifetime thanks for the chance, @tomgirlbc

  • Anonymous

    when we plan a trip, we cannot use the internet enough!  I find that searching for local favorites, coupons, and other deals to be a sure way to save some $$! 

    Twitter: @jovid52

    jovid052@gmail.com

  • Anonymous

    We have not taken a vacation this year, we usually go to the beach or to Sea World, but have been building a new house and just havent had the time or money and a San Antonio get away for our family would be greatly apprectiated.

    Thanks so much.

    Cari

    crichter20@hotmail.com

  • Anonymous

    Thanks, we think the San Antonio C&VB and its members did a great job putting together the best family vacation ever — good luck!

     

  • Anonymous

    Kids and I have never been to San Antonio. Hubby has, as he trained there.

    We would love to win and to go to the Childen's Museum there!

    When we plan our family trips, we always try to se if there is a children's museum in the city we plan to visit, as we have a membership to Glazer Children's Museum and many other museums have a reciprocal agreement with them through ACM. Another favorite is if the city has any sort of place with animals…whether it is an aqaurium, petting zoo, real zoo, or nature center, it is always neat to take in the fauna of the place we visit.

    We also try to check with families who live in the area as far as great family places to be sure to see. checking with families who are familiar with the area makes it great and with the help of Twitter and Facebook, it is super easy to get immediate feedback about the places you plan to visit.

    We love staying at Westin Hotels and think it would be so neat to get to stay there.

    Sounds like a great trip to win!!!

    Colleen

    @F5th on Twitter

    Sunrise Learning Lab blog

     

  • Anonymous

    I love San Antonio!! I have yet to take my family on a summer vacation this year!! But am truly hoping for this to be mY lucky day!!! Thanks familytravel4um!!

  • Anonymous

    Wow what an awesome grand prize! Thanks for the chance to win! Can't wait for the party :).

    @lovinmomma8 on twitter 

     

    -hali