While you are busy at the NACE 2014 Conference, there are plenty of things that your spouse and your children can do in San Antonio. Here are a few, with links to detailed information:
The Alamo & Missions: Five Spanish colonial missions are located in San Antonio. The Alamo—Mission San Antonio de Valero—was the first built and served as a way station between Texas and Mexico. An IMAX movie theater at the Alamo offers a depiction of the Battle of the Alamo.
Riverwalk: The San Antonio River Walk is a public walkway along the San Antonio River, one story lower than the streets of downtown San Antonio that features shops and restaurants.
El Mercado: The Marketplace, featuring a farmer’s market, street vendors, souvenir stands, dozens of shops, working artists, musicians, dancers, and Mexican food, is a 15-minute walk from Riverwalk.
Japanese Tea Garden: A public park located near the San Antonio Zoo, the tea garden features an open-air pagoda, koi ponds, and a waterfall.
Tower of the Americas: Climb to the observation deck of this 750-foot observation tower/restaurant in HemisFair Park to get a 360-degree view of San Antonio. The tower was built for the 1968 World’s Fair.
San Antonio Zoo: Cranes of the World, Toadally, Africa Live!, Butterflies. More than 9,000 animals on 56 acres. This is the “zootennial,” of the San Antonio Zoo, celebrating its 100-year-anniversary.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas: Dress comfortably. Wear sneakers. Take your bathing suit if you want to use the water park.
SeaWorld San Antonio: See the sea lions, dolphins, turtles, penguins, and beluga whales.
Enchanted Springs Ranch: An old western town out of the 1800s, a theme park, a movie set used for western films and commercials, this 86-acre working ranch is home to Texas longhorns, horses, buffalo, and more.
Try this link for information on other things to do in San Antonio.