San Antonio Attractions

San Antonio is a popular tourist destination. The jewel of the city is the River Walk, which meanders through the downtown area. Lined with numerous shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as the Arneson River Theater, this attraction is transformed into an impressive festival of lights during the Christmas and New Year holiday period, and is suffused with the local sounds of folklorico and flamenco music during the summer, particularly during celebrations such as the Fiesta Noche del Rio.

The Alamo

Established in 1718 as the Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years the former mission is now known as the Alamo. Remember the Alamo!!

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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Experience the world’s first single rail coaster, with a 90-degree drop, this thrilling new coaster gives riders and open-air, unobstructed view as they twist and turn above Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ stunning 100-foot quarry walls.

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Sea World 

Discover all of the treasures of the world’s largest marine life adventure park and family entertainment showcase. Thrilling rides, sensational shows and unforgettable animal encounters are just a few of the experiences

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iFly

iFLY is the experiential entertainment company that created modern indoor skydiving…we make the dream of flight a reality by giving our customers “wings” in a safe and reliable environment.

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Pearl Farmers Market

Pearl Weekend Market, a true representation of our South Texas growing ranching and artisanal food community. Come meet your local food producers!

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The Magicians Agency

The Magicians Agency

Witness incredible award winning magic, mind blowing illusions, hilarious comedy, audience participation, daring escapes and baffling sleight of hand. The Magicians Agency is 100% guaranteed entertainment for the whole family.

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Brackenridge Park

A secret garden in the heart of downtown San Antonio.  Historic Brackenridge Park is a perennial favorite with San Antonio natives and visitors alike. The park is home to a stretch of the San Antonio River, the Japanese Tea Garden, Sunken Garden Theater, the San Antonio Zoo, Lambert Beach and Tony “Skipper” Martinez ball fields.

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Morgan’s Wonderland

Morgan’s Wonderland is a purpose-built 25-acre theme park in San Antonio, Texas for guests of all ages and abilities.

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Natural Bridge Caverns

Natural Bridge Caverns

Natural Bridge Caverns –a premier natural attraction – where you’ll find adventure and fun around every bend. Like on the Discovery Tour, where you’ll see massive, otherworldly formations formed by single drops of water and the slow passage of time.

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Community Dining Boats

Want to enjoy a River Boat while you are eating an amazing River Walk meal? Community Dinning Boats are a great affordable way to make new friends and experience the River Walk in style.

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Narrated River Walk Tours


Step aboard a River Walk barge for an exciting and entertaining narrative of the rich history of the San Antonio River Walk. The cruises are about 35 minutes long and cover one and a half miles of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk.

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Pearl Brewery

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 and paseos, a riverside amphitheater, educational institutions such as the Aveda Institute and the third campus of the Culinary Institute of America

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Marriage Island

Marriage Island has remained a place of worship and celebration for hundreds of years. It is said to bring good fortune to any couple married on the Island. Marriage Island is located in downtown San Antonio on the Riverwalk.

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King William Historic District

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The King William District occupies land that was once irrigated farm land belonging to the Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo. When the mission was secularized in 1793, the lands were divided among the resident Indian families from the mission or sold at public auction.

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La Villita

Located on the south bank of the San Antonio River, La Villita was San Antonio’s first neighborhood. It was originally a settlement of primitive huts for the Spanish soldiers stationed at the Mission San Antonio Valero (the Alamo).

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El Mercado-Market Square

The rich culture of San Antonio abounds throughout the plazas of Market Square. A three-block outdoor plaza lined with restaurants, shops and produce stands near San Antonio’s city center, Market Square is the largest Mexican market in the U.S. It is one of America’s top -ten outdoor markets according to Frommer’s.

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Carver Community Cultural Center


The Carver was recently determined to be an impressive example of a community building in the Moderne style by the Texas Historic Preservation Office, which declared the Carver historically significant both for its architecture and as a cultural fixture in our community.

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Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center was founded in 1980 as a nonprofit, multidisciplinary organization. Located in the heart of San Antonio’s west side, the Guadalupe is the largest community-based, multi-disciplinary organization in the United States.

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Southwest School of Art & Craft

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The Southwest School of Art & Craft is a nationally-recognized leader in arts education, offering studio programs for more than 4000 adults, children and teens annually. Classes and workshops are taught by outstanding local, regional and national artists in state-of-the-art facilities the school offers a certificate program for professional artists and craftspersons.

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San Antonio Museum of Art


The San Antonio Museum of Art’s global collection represents 5,000 years of history and cultures from around the world. Housed in a complex of buildings that was once the Lone Star Brewery, the Museum is on the Museum Reach of the River Walk, an enjoyable 30-minute walk from central downtown hotels with public art along the way. See the website for current special exhibitions.

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The McNay Art Museum

This Spanish-Mediterranean mansion, located in the heart of Alamo Heights, houses impressive artworks from 19th and 20th century America and Europe, in addition to one of the largest theater arts collections in the United States.

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Carver Community Cultural Center

The Carver was recently determined to be an impressive example of a community building in the Moderne style by the Texas Historic Preservation Office, which declared the Carver historically significant both for its architecture and as a cultural fixture in our community.

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SegCity

Our three-hour guided Segway tour of San Antonio is a wonderful way to take in the city’s greatest attractions. See the Alamo, the King William Historic District, La Villita Historic Arts Villiage, Hemisfair Park, and many other sights!

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The Guenther Museum

Of interest to collectors are the Dresden China anniversary plates made in Germany until WWII. Museum and River Mill store hours: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m., Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.- 3 p.m., Sunday. Restaurant hours: 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. daily. Free admission.

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San Antonio Zoo

San Antonio Zoo

The San Antonio Zoo is ranked as one of the best zoos in the nation exhibiting over 3,500 animals of 600 species. Located at the headwaters of the San Antonio River, the Zoo encompasses 35 landscaped acres.

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Ultimate Mirror Maze Challenge

Ultimate Mirror Maze Challenge

Our maze of mirrors is one of the most exciting and unique attractions that the entire family can enjoy! See infinite reflections of yourself in every direction! Encounter surprising corners, dead ends and continuous circles! Find your way, and even you can become a Maze Master!

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Tower of the Americas

For more than 35 years, the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas has offered residents and tourists of San Antonio, Texas, the most breathtaking view of the Alamo City – visitors dine at the Tower’s revolving restaurant or enjoy the scenery from the observation deck.

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Spanish Governor’s Palace

Spanish Govenors Palace

A national historic landmark, labeled “the most beautiful building in San Antonio” by the National Geographic Society, it once housed the officials of the Spanish Province of Texas.

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IMAX Theatre

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Through IMAX technology, your senses are almost overwhelmed by sight and sound. The larger-than-life IMAX Experience brings reality to life on a screen over six stories high. With 12,000 watts of floor shaking digital surround sound, you’ll feel like you’re there.

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San Antonio Botanical Garden

This 33-acre living museum, one can enjoy colorful seasonal floral displays, a serene native forest walk, exotic plant specimens from around the world, modernistic glass pyramids, and even an authentic log cabin. Highlights include the Old Fashioned Perennial Garden, Rose Garden, Sacred Garden, Garden for the Blind, Kuamoto En (an authentic Japanese Garden), and extensive native collections representing the hill Country, East Texas and Southwest Texas.

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The Buckhorn Saloon

For over 131 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place for good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits.

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Witte Museum

The Witte Museum was established in 1926 and is located in Brackenridge Park in San Antonio, Texas. It is dedicated to telling the stories of Texas, from prehistory to the present.

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San Antonio Fire Museum


Showcasing the History of the San Antonio Fire Department. Artifacts, documents and photos, antique fire apparatus. Group and school tours welcome.

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Caliente Hot Glass


For those interested in learning to blow glass, we have amazing private art experiences, small group classes, corporate team building events, and a gaffers curriculum. With Advance notice we can accommodate events occurring morning, evening, or on the weekend!

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Institute of Texan Cultures

Get a feel for the Lone Star State’s cultural diversity at this museum that dishes up fun, education, and some little-known facts about Texas history.

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Kiddie Park


Kiddie Park, one of San Antonio’s most treasured landmarks, is the perfect way for children and adults to enjoy a nostalgic day of old-fashioned fun. Established in 1925, and renovated in 2009, Kiddie Park is the oldest children’s amusement park in the country!

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