San Antonio Attractions

San Antonio is rich in Spanish, Mexican, and American history. Many of its popular tourist destinations tell the story of the land and its successive owners. The Alamo, Missions National Historical Park, San Fernando Cathedral, and the Spanish Governor's Palace provide excellent things to do and see. These beautiful relics of Texas history will take you back to the old west and leave you with a profound sense of how San Antonio came to be. If you're looking for less historic diversions, San Antonio has plenty of amusement parks and shopping to keep you busy. The Riverwalk along the San Antonio River and the Shops at Cantera offer world-class shopping and dining. Sea World of Texas, the world's largest marine life park, features animal shows, an extensive water park, and a wide variety of other marine-themed attractions. For art and culture, see the collection of European and American art at the McNay Art Museum or gawk at retired planes at the Texas Air Museum. Visit La Villita for a look at the San Antonio of the past populated by a selection of contemporary artists showcasing their work, and head to Market square for a unique variety of Mexican sweets. The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is sure to be a favorite, and the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center in the center of San Antonio has a rotating schedule of exhibitions and festivals about the people of the American Southwest. If the heat is starting to make you sweat, there are plenty of natural and man-made wonders to cool you down in San Antonio as well. Underground you'll find the largest cavern in Texas; Natural Bridge Caverns is a National Natural Landmark and features spectacular limestone underground rock formations. If you're looking for some retro-cool things to do, and outside of town, check out HemisFair Park, where you can cool yourself in cascading fountains. No matter what kind of diversion you're seeking, San Antonio is sure to have something for you.

Rio San Antonio Cruises

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205 N. Presa Building B. Suite 201
Ticket offices: Rivercenter Mall and River Walk, under Market St Bridge and Alamo St

Cruise the river... read more

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Alamo (The)

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300 Alamo Plaza

Historical shrine of Texas' independence... read more

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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

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2202 Roosevelt Ave

Colonial Spanish missions... read more

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San Fernando Cathedral

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115 Main Plaza

The oldest active cathedral in Texas... read more

Spanish Governor's Palace

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105 Plaza de Armas

Restored home of Texas's early Spanish ruler...
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River Walk

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454 Losoya
(runs through downtown)

Shopping, dining and nightlife on historic River Walk... read more

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Sea World San Antonio

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10500 Sea World Dr
16 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio at Ellison Dr and Westover Hills Blvd

Water theme park for kids of all ages... read more

McNay Art Museum

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6000 N. New Braunfels Ave.
(at Austin Highway)

Art in the heart of Alamo Heights... read more

La Villita National Historic District

Natural Bridge Caverns

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26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd

Texas' largest cavern system... read more

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Windflower The Hill Country Spa

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9(800) Hyatt Resort Dr
Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa

Spa in the Texas Hill Country... read more

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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La Cantera Parkway exit no. 555
17000 Interstate Highway 10 West

Theme park with rides, shows and water fun...
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Cool Crest Golf Course

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1400 Fredericksburg Rd

A mini-golf jewel in San Antonio... read more

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Witte Museum

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3801 Broadway
Adjacent to Brackenridge Park

Natural history and science museum... read more

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Tower of the Americas

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600 Hemisfair Park

750-foot tower overlooking downtown San Antonio...
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Guadalupe River State Park

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3350 Park Rd 31

Postcard-quality views... read more

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San Antonio Children's Museum

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305 East Houston St
(between Presa and Navarro streets)

Interactive exhibits are fun for the whole family...
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Market Square

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514 West Commerce St.
(at South Flores)

Largest Mexican market outside of Mexico... read more

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San Antonio Zoo

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3903 N St. Mary's St
In Brackenridge Park

Great zoo for kids, including a petting zoo and the Lory Landing, where they can hand-feed parrots... read more

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Pecan Valley Golf Club

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4700 Pecan Valley Drive

Golf Course on South Side of San Antonio... read more
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