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Discover The Alamo, San Antonio’s most famous historic site, which stands as a symbol of Texas resiliency and independence. What began as a Spanish mission was later fortified before being overrun by Santa Anna during the Texas Revolution.
Spanish Governor’s Palace
Take a tour of this National Historic Landmark that dates back to the early 1700s when it was the formal residence and office of Spanish military officers. Today, the Spanish colonial building serves as a museum and monument to early Texas history.
UNESCO World Heritage Missions
Explore the Missions along the River Walk’s Mission Reach, an eight-mile stretch with recreational trails, pedestrian bridges, pavilions, and portals to four Spanish colonial missions—Concepción, San José, San Juan, and Espada.
Cultural Attractions & Museums
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Through the preservation of the art, history, and culture of the American West, the Briscoe Western Art Museum inspires and educates the public with engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage.
Japanese Tea Garden
The Japanese Tea Garden has a glorious history of over 90 years, from the time it was an operating rock quarry to today, as one of the most loved, educational and cultural resources in San Antonio.
McNay Art Museum
From painting and sculpture to works on paper and more, the McNay offers a unique art museum experience filled with moments of surprise, inspiration, and beauty throughout a 25-acre campus.
San Antonio Museum of Art
A visit to the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) takes you around the world and through five thousand years of art in a complex of buildings that once housed the Lone Star Brewery. SAMA is renowned for the most comprehensive ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art collection in the southern United States.
San Antonio Botanical Garden
Recognized nationally for commitment to outstanding displays, botanical diversity, education, environmental stewardship, and experiences that connect people to the natural world, the Garden is a top San Antonio attraction that serves as a museum of plants, a tranquil escape, a living classroom, a research and conservation facility, and entertainment venue where art, architecture, music, and theater experiences come to life.
The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum
From the Buckhorn's exotic animal collection and The Texas Ranger Museum to the saloon, and cafe, to the gift shop and private event space - it’s no wonder that The Buckhorn Saloon Museum has become one of the biggest attractions in downtown San Antonio. Anchored in Texas history, The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum offers the full Texas experience for locals and tourists alike.
The DoSeum (The-Doo-See-Um) is San Antonio’s only museum just for children where kids learn by doing, creating and tinkering—instead of just looking and listening. It is comprised of a series of three, two-story exhibit halls totaling 65,000 square feet. Between each exhibit hall, glass facades create daylight-flooded transitional spaces that connect visitors to the additional 39,000 square feet of outdoor exhibit yards.
The Witte Museum
The Witte Museum is dedicated to telling the stories of Texas, from prehistory to the present. The permanent collection features historic artifacts and photographs, Texas art, textiles, dinosaur bones, cave drawings, and Texas wildlife dioramas, in addition to nationally acclaimed traveling exhibits. Artwork in the collection includes sculpture by San Antonio-born Bonnie MacLeary.
GO RIO Cruises: San Antonio River Walk Boat Tours
Go RIO Cruises offers narrated river cruises and taxi rides, both are offered daily, weather permitting.
Arneson River Theatre
This 800-seat amphitheater sits on the banks of the San Antonio River, with entrances into La Villita Historic Arts Village. It is a unique performance space with the stage and natural grass seating area on opposite sides of the river.
Kayaking on the Riverwalk
Rent a kayak and enjoy kayaking along the famous San Antonio River Walk as it winds through the world-famous Downtown Business District. This is a wonderful easy 3.5 mile flat-water kayak trip which is great for beginner kayakers and families.
Dining + Shopping
Located on the world famous River Walk in downtown San Antonio, Rivercenter features more than 100 retailers including six restaurants, Macy’s, IMAX, and AMC Theatres. Rivercenter is the premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination. Discover a beautiful environment with the perfect blend of downtown energy and old-world charm.
Enjoy the sights and flavors of old Mexico at Historic Market Square, a favorite of locals and tourists for generations. Explore over 100 locally owned businesses that provide a unique market place experience.
Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces, a riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of The Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with environmentally sustainable buildings mixed with historic architecture.
Located on the southern bank of the famed San Antonio River Walk, La Villita now occupies one artsy square block in the heart of downtown San Antonio. The Artisan village is listed on the U.S. government's National Register of Historic Places, featuring architectural styles that range from adobe structures, to early Victorian and Texas vernacular limestone buildings. Today, La Villita is a treasured Artisan and Entrepreneur district with over 25 shops and galleries that showcase local handmade goods and home to over 200 events a year.
Tower of the Americas - Chart House Restaurant
Located in downtown San Antonio, the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. Enjoy the gorgeous panorama from the Tower's revolving Chart House Restaurant, take in the scenery from the Observation Deck or experience the thrilling 4D Theater Ride.
LEGOLAND® Discovery Center
Enjoy the ultimate two-story indoor LEGO® playground and builds the BEST DAY EVER! Surround yourself with millions of LEGO Bricks, take flight on Merlin's Apprentice, blast skeletons on Kingdom Quest ride adventure, see your favorite characters on LEGO 4D Theater, and build epic LEGO creations alongside master builders!
SeaWorld® San Antonio
This marine life park is home to the largest Shamu Stadium. SeaWorld® and its newest water park Aquatica®, offers opportunities for family fun, exploring, and learning.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
With over 60 rides and attractions, soaring rollercoaster, enchanting children’s rides for families with young children, live entertainment, classic dining options, acclaimed holiday shows from around the world, and special events like HALLOWFEST and Holiday in the Park, there’s always something new and exciting happening in the park.
San Antonio Zoo
Open year-round, San Antonio Zoo houses more than 750 species on 56 acres.
Yanaguana Park at Hemisfair
Yanaguana Garden at Hemisfair is a beautifully landscaped outdoor wonderland for kids and adults of all ages and abilities. Kids dig in the Sand Play area and cool off in the Union Pacific Railroad Splash Pad. Adults play ping pong or cornhole over drinks in the shade. Adaptive play equipment allows wheelchair users and little ones to join in on the playground fun. In the evening, Yanaguana Garden is lit up with artistic colors, inviting diners to stroll toward one of the lively outdoor eateries.
The Magik Theatre
The Magik Theatre provides San Antonio with professional, accessible, literature-based theatre performances for families. The Magik Theatre’s mission is to use the power of theatre to create Magikal storytelling for children that Activates imagination, Grows young minds, and Inspires creativity and a love of learning that is the Key to a more literate future for our community.
This 25-acre amusement park is the first theme park in the world that is fully accessible for people of all abilities. Morgan’s Wonderland was designed with special needs individuals in mind, but is a place where anyone can have fun.
Sports & Concert Arenas
Domed arena with sports, conventions, trade shows, concerts, the Illusions Theater & the Alamo Bowl.
The AT&T Center is a multi-purpose indoor arena on the east side of San Antonio, Texas, United States. It is the home of the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association
Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Situated along the banks of the River in the city’s heart, the historic Municipal Auditorium, with its original facade preserved, has been transformed into a world-class venue. The Tobin Center features a state-of-the-art, multi-purpose 1,746 seat (2,039 seat with flat-floor configuration) Performance Hall (both including balcony boxes in the count), a 232 seat (or 249, 266, 293 or 300 – depending on the number of additional rows added in front of the stage) Studio Theater, and an outdoor performance plaza connected to the River Walk with a permanent 32 FT video wall and water taxi portal.
The Aztec Theatre
The Aztec Theatre is San Antonio's premier historical multi-purpose entertainment and events facility. Located in the heart of downtown at the corner of Commerce St. and St. Mary's St., the Aztec Theatre is one of the Alamo City's most cherished architectural and historical landmarks. Considered by many as a Meso-American architectural work of art, the Aztec boasts a dramatic combination of authentic columns, reliefs and artifacts.
Located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas, the historic Majestic & Empire Theatres are nationally recognized landmarks and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The theatres, established in 1929 and 1914, are home to the Broadway in San Antonio series, nationally touring concerts, comedy attractions, children's theatre, and many more live entertainment experiences.
Freeman Coliseum is a sports and concert venue located in San Antonio, Texas. It has been host to thousands of events including the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, concerts, trade shows, motor sports, circus, professional sports including professional bull riding, basketball, hockey, boxing and wrestling.
Frank Erwin Center
Located in the heart of downtown Austin, the multi-purpose facility is owned and operated by The University of Texas at Austin and serves as the home court for the Texas Longhorns Men's and Women's basketball teams.
UTSA Convocation Center
The Convocation Center is a 4,080-seat multi-purpose arena in San Antonio, Texas, USA, on the Main Campus of the University of Texas at San Antonio. It was built in 1975 and is home to the UTSA Roadrunners men's and women's basketball teams and women's volleyball team.
Strahan Arena at the University Events Center
Strahan Arena is a 10,000-seat multi-purpose arena in San Marcos, Texas. Built in 1982 it is home to the Texas State University Bobcats men's basketball team, women's basketball team and women's volleyball team
Bill Greehey Arena
Bill Greehey Arena, part of the 135,000-square-foot Alumni Athletics & Convocation Center, honors the winning traditions of the St. Mary's men's and women's teams.