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San Antonio Attractions

Everything is indeed bigger in Texas and this includes San Antonio’s food theme parks and the locals’ enthusiasm for their city. San Antonio has also made a spectacle of its riverfront in the best possible way

inviting locals and visitors alike to enjoy walks along the water and dinner with a view. Things to do in San Antonio range from the relaxing to the invigorating. Whether you want to sip fine wines in Texas Hill Country or take a flying lesson designed for first-timers San Antonio activities are here to please.

Areas & Neighborhoods

While southern charm is universal in San Antonio there are still a variety of districts that embody their own personal vibe. From the bustling city center to historic districts any traveler can find a neighborhood in San Antonio that feels custom-built for their vacation style.

Downtown — Downtown San Antonio really is the heart of the city. If you’re looking for the highest number of attractions in San Antonio per capita this is probably your best bet. From restaurants to outdoor activities downtown is certainly bustling by any standard. Visit the Historic Market Square also called El Mercado to enter some of the best Mexican markets in the area.

Alamo Heights — This neighborhood is often regarded as one of the best neighborhoods in San Antonio and it is certainly one of the oldest. In Alamo Heights you are met with upscale specialty boutiques botanical gardens and many historical homes.

The Deco District — Much like its name suggests this San Antonio district is inspired by deco art. The district is teeming with everything from theater performances to art installations. It’s also a good place for budding and experienced photographers alike to get in more than a few good snaps of the shutter.

Things to See in San Antonio

Before you head out to take the streets of San Antonio by storm there are plenty of ways to sit back and be entertained. Venues like the Majestic Theater put on Broadway shows throughout the year while Ballet San Antonio and its talented team of dancers are ready to stun you with a moving performance. Excellent photo opportunities are easily found at spots like the Japanese Tea Garden Mission San Jose and the San Fernando Cathedral. The Spanish Governor’s Palace a national historic landmark will impress you with its architecture and worth a short visit.

Things to Do & Attractions in San Antonio

One of the most fun things to do in San Antonio is show up at the River Walk a network of tree-lined paths along the river which is open every day of the year. Scream your way down a water slide get dinner on a river boat and cap off your day at a nightclub on the River Walk. SeaWorld® San Antonio the San Antonio Zoo and Traders Village® are some of the other popular things to do in San Antonio TX. Of course when you’re sightseeing in San Antonio don’t forget to stop and smell the roses. The Japanese Tea Garden and other outdoor spaces dedicated to flowers allow you slow down for just a bit.


Where to stay in San Antonio

Downtown San Antonio

Explore the network of pedestrian paths that follows the beautiful San Antonio River to discover restaurants and bars, gift shops, galleries and museums.

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West San Antonio

A noteworthy feature of West San Antonio is its breathtaking beach views. While you're in town, be sure to stop and check out San Antonio SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio Waterpark.


North San Antonio - SAT

Travellers come to North San Antonio - SAT for its cosy coffee shops, and you can see top attractions like North Star Mall and Morgan's Wonderland while you're in town.

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Southside is noteworthy for its river views, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Lackland Air Force Base and Joint Base San Antonio.

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South San Antonio

Unique features of South San Antonio include the river views and shopping. Make a stop by Lackland Air Force Base or Joint Base San Antonio while you're exploring the area.

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Medical Center District

While Medical Center District isn't home to many top sights, USAA Corporate Office Headquarters and North Star Mall are some notable places to visit nearby.