San Antonio is an amazing city with lots to see and do. If you are there for just a day, a weekend or perhaps an entire week, you are not going to be left bored. This article has been put together to tell you the top 10 things to do in San Antonio Texas, in no particular order.
1 – Six Flags Fiesta Texas
There are a whole host of rides to experience at this theme park, no matter where your thrill level might be at. From rollercoasters, water rides, kids rides and much more. There are some newer rides at Six Flags Fiesta Texas which are proving to be a big hit including 4D Free Fly Coaster BATMAN. This theme park might be one of the more expensive options to do during your time in San Antonia but it’s definitely worth checking out, particularly if you are with kids and enjoy action-packed fun.
2 – San Antonio River Walk
The river walk or el Paseo del Rio is a beautiful area of town with shops, restaurants and of course the San Antonio river. If you choose to do the river walk, there are several places of interest along the way including the San Antonio Museum of art, Hemisfair Park and more. You could spend an entire day doing the river walk, with many interesting things to explore at the same time.
3 – The Alamo
If you want to see the most historical landmark in Texas, The Alamo is the place to be. This used to be a Spanish church but today is more of a fortress that pays tribute to those who battled and sacrificed their lives in the battle of Alamo. This was a pivotal moment in the history of the state and remains a popular place to visit even today. The Alamo is free to enter for the public and there are lots of cool things to check out in the nearby Alamo plaza including fun rides for the whole family.
4 – Pearl District
Pearl District is a popular neighborhood in San Antonio and it is also one of the newest. It is filled with all kinds of things like restaurants, historical buildings, gift shops, art galleries and much more. There is a night market monthly at Pearl District which has amazing live music, local delicacies and more. If you love to read and enjoy quirky environments, a trip to the Twig Book Shop might be in order. No matter what you enjoy doing, a trip to the Pearl District is going to interest you.
5 – Rio San Antonio Cruise
If you want to explore some beautiful places in the city by boat, you can definitely do that on a Rio San Antonio cruise. These cruises have knowledgeable guides who will point out some fascinating sights. You will travel under some picturesque bridges and you will also be able to make a list of places you are interested in visiting along the route of the river.
6 – SeaWorld San Antonio
Aquariums are places that the whole family can enjoy and SeaWorld San Antonio is an aquarium and a theme park in one. Some of the sea animals that you can get up close and personal with at SeaWorld include penguins, dolphins, polar bears, and killer whales.
If you like your rides to be fast and furious, you are going to love The Great White ride where you will experience corkscrews and 360-degree flips. There are also water rides, which are great to enjoy on hotter days of the year. Book your SeaWorld San Antonio tickets in advance online to make some great savings on them.
I would also recommend staying close to the park so you can get in early and be first on the rides. We stayed at OYO Hotel San Antonio Lackland, just around the corner form the Seaworld complex.
7 – Buckhorn Saloon and Museum/Texas Ranger Museum
These are listed on the same point because these museums are both in the same building and both provide an amazing insight into Texan history. The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum features a collection of artifacts and pieces of wildlife, including antlers and bones, from travelers who have passed through the area. As for the Texas Ranger Museum, this features artifacts from the history of Texas including sawn-off shotguns. handguns, revolvers and more. Finish off your trip to the museum by taking a walk through Ranger town where you can check out a replica jail cell, blacksmith shop and more.
8 – Ranger Creek Brewing and Distillery
If you enjoy whiskey and/or beer and you want to do something a little different during your time in San Antonio, why not explore this brewing and distillery? It opened way back in 2010 and you can have a tour, including a tasting and a free glass for just 10 dollars. You do need to buy a ticket upfront for this one however because it’s very popular.
9 – Japanese Tea Garden
This was a former rock quarry but it has since been turned into one of the most beautiful and tranquil locations that the entirety of Texas has to offer. You can wander around this gorgeous space, take photographs and just enjoy the location. This is an amazing spot to simply gather your thoughts, which might be necessary after a busy weekend in the city. There is a cafe where you can grab a bite to eat at the Japanese Tea Garden or perhaps you want to visit the 60-foot waterfalls that are nearby.
10 – Alamo City Ghost Tour
If you are a fan of everything spooky, then perhaps a ghost tour in San Antonio would interest you? The city is actually one of the oldest in the US, so it makes sense that with all that history, there are a lot of ghost stories roaming about. This ghost tour is known to be really popular amongst tourists and you can get yourself some tickets beforehand.
Now that you know the top ten places to visit in San Antonio, you can plan your trip to a tee. No matter what interests you and who you are traveling with, lots of memories are guaranteed in this city.
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