The Ultimate Guide to Field Trips in San Antonio

San Antonio is home to a variety of educational attractions perfect for school field trips. Longhorn Charter Bus is here to provide reliable and safe transportation for students and educators traveling around San Antonio. Students and chaperones can travel in comfort, style, and safety with a private charter bus. Give us a call at 210-686-0796 to find the best transportation option for your academic group.

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As one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the state, San Antonio has no shortage of things to do. No matter the age of students or the type of class outing, schools have plenty to choose from for field trip destinations. Whether you’re planning a history class field trip or an art class field trip, Longhorn Charter Bus will ensure safe and enjoyable travels.

With so much available to do in San Antonio, we've narrowed down a few educational options for chaperones to use as a guide. Whether you’re traveling with one class or multiple classes, Longhorn has a charter bus to meet your group’s size needs. Even if your group is traveling from other Texas cities like Austin, Houston, or anywhere beyond, Longhorn Charters is here to service your school.

Find the Best Bus for Everyone

Private charter bus rentals offer more comfort and amenities than the traditional school bus. With the options of climate-controlled interiors, extensive storage, WiFi, reclining seats, on-board restrooms, and more, a charter bus can make the ride smoother and more enjoyable for everyone involved. The buses we charter include size options to accommodate all types of academic groups. Large groups made of multiple classes will likely be best suited with a 56-passenger full-sized motorcoach. Small-to-medium sized groups may consider a minibus, which comes in passenger capacities of 18, 20, and 25. Each charter bus also comes with a professional driver from our network of providers to shuttle your school group around the city.

At Longhorn Charter Bus, we pride ourselves on making the rental process as easy as possible for our customers. Educators or other chaperones can get an easy and free quote for their academic outing by calling 210-686-0796 to speak with a rental expert. Leave the transportation up to us while everyone enjoys an educational afternoon in San Antonio.

 

Build Your Own Itinerary

Depending on the type of class you’ll be traveling with, we’ve provided a few sample attractions you may want to build into an itinerary.

 

History

San Antonio is home to various Spanish mission buildings that have become an integral part of the area’s history. Along with these missions, San Antonio also has historic districts dating back to the 1800s.

The Alamo

Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Phone: (210) 225-1391 ext. 4005 - field trip line

As one of the most famous Spanish missions in Texas, The Alamo is a necessary location for history classes learning about local occurrences. Groups planning a trip to The Alamo are in for an important lesson regarding the history of Texas.

 

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Address: 6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214

Phone: (210) 932-1001

The National Historical Park includes four historic Spanish missions that date back to the early 1700s. Along with The Alamo, these historic sites offer major educational opportunities for students and adults of all ages.

 

King William Historic District

Address: 1032 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210-1110

Phone: (210) 271-3247

This historic neighborhood was settled by German merchants in the late 1800s. Touring the extravagant homes in the area can give students a historical, cultural, and even architectural insight into local life in the 1800s. The district also contains The Guenther House Museum.

 

Art

The San Antonio area is home to multiple art museums and districts that exhibit a diverse range of art. Whether you want your students to focus on historic work, local art, or even contemporary pieces, Longhorn Charter Bus will get you to each museum or gallery.

McNay Art Museum

Address: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209

Phone: (210) 824-5368

Housed within a 1920’s mansion, the McNay Museum exhibits modern and contemporary works from American and European artists.

 

La Villita Historic Arts District

Address: 418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: (210) 207-8614

With roots in the 18th century, the district has multiple shops, galleries, restaurants, and cultural centers.

 

San Antonio Museum of Art

Address:200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215

Phone: (210) 978-8100

The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) has an extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Egyptian works of art.

 

Science

Students can enjoy an interactive day in San Antonio with nature. The city has both indoor or outdoor settings for visitors to enjoy Texas flora and fauna.

San Antonio Botanical Gardens

Address:555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209

Phone: (210) 536-1400

San Antonio’s Botanical Gardens are housed on 38-acres of land with plenty of trails and native flora for guests to enjoy. The gardens also put a focus on education and conservation for the community.

 

Natural Bridge Caverns

Address:26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266

Phone: (210) 651-6101

These natural caverns are the largest in the state and are located next to the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. School groups can easily make a field trip day at both locations.

 

The Witte Museum

Address: 3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209

Phone: (210) 357-1900

Located next to the San Antonio Zoo, The Witte has exhibitions dedicated to various Texas-centric subjects ranging from science to history and culture.

 

Culture

San Antonio can be viewed as a melting pot of various cultures. There’s plenty to see and experience along the famous San Antonio River Walk.

San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden

Address: 200-414 Alpine, San Antonio, TX 78212

Phone: (210) 559-3148 - for reservations, if needed

The Japanese Tea Garden is free and open to the public every day. After being established in the mid-20th century, the gardens went through developmental hardships before being saved by the local community.

 

Majestic Theatre

Address: 224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: (210) 226-5700

As the largest atmospheric theatre in San Antonio, the Majestic Theatre hosts a variety of shows throughout the year.

 

Main Plaza

Address: 115 N. Main Ave., San Antonio, TX 78205

Phone: (210) 225-9800

The Main Plaza in the heart of San Antonio hosts weekly community events and offers light shows at night displayed along the walls of the San Fernando Cathedral.

Book Transportation for Your School Trip Today

After planning your school group’s day, be sure to give us a call to easily book your transportation. Longhorn Charter Bus is here to transport everyone safely and efficiently, no matter where you’re planning to travel to or around San Antonio. Our reservation experts are available 24/7 to help you throughout the rental process. We’ll find the best bus for your group, or even organize a fleet of buses if your group is quite large. Give us a call today at 210-686-0796 to find your best mode of transportation.