Explore San Antonio & Save Money With The San Antonio Explorer Pass

The boys and I had fun this past month exploring San Antonio with help from the Go City Card San Antonio Explorer Pass.


Our Explorer Pass included 3 choices of attractions. We were able to go to 1 premium attraction plus 2 more attractions. Before I tell you what we used our passes for let me list all the fun attraction choices.

Premium Attractions
Sea World San Antonio
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour
Other Attractions
Buckhorn Saloon and Museum & Texas Ranger Museum
San Antonio Museum of Art
City Sightseeing Hop-on Hop-off Tour
Battle for Texas: The Experience
San Antonio Zoo
Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium
Witte Museum
Natural Bridge Caverns Discovery Tour
Rio San Antonio Cruise
Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Tomb Rider 3D, or Guinness World Records Museum
Extreme Escape Live Action Games
McNay Art Museum

As you can see, there are 15 great attractions to choose from so the boys had trouble deciding which ones they wanted to do but we finally decided on Fiesta Texas for our premium attraction and Ripley’s Believe It or Not and Extreme Escape for our other two.

We started off with Ripley’s Believe It or Not.


This place was a lot of fun. They have a lot of odd and interesting things to look at. We saw 2 headed animals, a large Eiffel Tower made out of toothpicks, shruken heads, and a vampire hunting kit. They also have a whole section with different illusions and puzzles to try.



Next up we went to Six Flags Fiesta Texas.


We got there about an hour after they opened, stayed for about 4 hours, and then went back later on in the evening for the fireworks. A few of their favorite rides were the Kiddee Coaster, Taz’s Tornado, Fender Bender, Scooby-Doo Ghostblaster, and Wave Runner.






We also took a nice ride on Whistle Stop (the train) and the boys enjoyed having some of their favorite snacks- churros and Dippin Dots. We really enjoyed the fireworks show, Lone Star Nights. It is a combination of fireworks and lasers and it’s really cool. I tried to take some pictures but they didn’t come out well. Regardless though, we highly recommend staying to watch it.





Our last attraction was Extreme Escape. We had done the Super Villain room before and really enjoyed it so the boys wanted to try the Mutiny room this time. This room was pirate themed and really cool. We had fun but it was definitely more difficult than the Super Villain room.




The San Antonio Explorer Pass is a really great value and super easy to use. Besides the 3 choice pass, there is also an option for a 4 or 5 choice pass. The pass can save you up to 40% and all you have to do when you get to your attraction of choice is show them your pass. I took a screenshot of ours so it was super easy.

I recommend the San Antonio Explorer Pass for anyone that lives in San Antonio and wants to enjoy a few attractions and also for those visiting. Several of these attractions are downtown so this would be a great pass to get for anyone staying downtown. I would suggest getting the 5 choice pass and having the sightseeing bus be one of your attractions because it is hop-on/hop-off and good for 48 hours so it’s perfect for getting around to the other attractions downtown.


The Rio San Antonio Cruise is another fun option.

The boys are looking down at the Rio San Antonio Cruise boat from a balcony at Rivercenter Mall.

The boys are looking down at the Rio San Antonio Cruise boat from a balcony at Rivercenter Mall.

The Ripley’s attractions, Battle for Texas, Buckhorn, and San Antonio Museum of Art are all downtown also so there are plenty of options for a fun weekend downtown.

We had so much fun using the San Antonio Explorer Pass. It’s such a fun way to explore different attractions while saving money at the same time.

If you were to explore San Antonio with the Explorer Pass what attractions would you choose?

*Disclosure of Material Connection: I received two passes free from the Go City Card Blog Ambassador Program in order to do this review. The opinions I have expressed are my own honest opinions. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”*