The hardest thing about visiting San Antonio is finding the time to do everything the city has to offer.
The San Antonio River Walk alone can keep anyone busy for days with outdoor dining, museums, entertainment, outdoor art and shopping. Quaint pathways twist along with the river, which sits one story below the streets above, allowing observers on foot and in river boats to enjoy the lush landscape and natural beauty. The River Walk is home to the River Walk Museum, River Walk Art Corridor, San Antonio Museum of Art and guided river tours.
Located in the heart of San Antonio near the River Walk is the Mission San Antonio de Valero, better known as the Alamo, originally established as a mission in 1718. The wildly popular tourist destination now sits as a reminder for 189 defenders who fell there on March 6, 1836 after repeated attacks by Mexican General Santa Anna’s army. The Alamo Chapel and the Long Barracks are all that remain of the original fort, but the museum contains relics and mementos from the Republic of Texas and offers a factual narration on the fall of the Alamo.
The San Antonio Zoo, located on 35 acres at the headwaters of the San Antonio River, exhibits over 3,500 animals of 600 species and a wide-variety of interaction exhibits to keep every child and adult entertained and intrigued. Exhibits include Kronkosky’s Tiny Tot Nature Spot, Butterflies Caterpillar Flight School, Fun Farm Petting Zoo and Lory Landing. The grounds of the zoo are immaculately landscaped and are a refreshing stop for animal lovers of all ages.
San Antonio theme parks are an excellent way to raise the excitement levels. San Antonio’s farthest premier theme park, Schlitterbahn Waterpark, is only 35 minutes from the River Walk and SeaWorld San Antonio, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Splashtown are all within 30 minutes of downtown San Antonio. San Antonio theme parks provide family fun and grown-up events for memories that last a lifetime.
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