A complete list of Attractions in San Antonio.

Pearl Brewery

200 E. Grayson
San Antonio, Texas 78215
Phone (210) 212-7260
http://www.atpearl.com/ 

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. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with LEED-certified complexes mixed with historic architecture.

The 22-acre Pearl site is home to the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio and Aveda Institute San Antonio and the year-round Pearl Farmers Market. Pearl restaurants include Il Sogno Italian Osteria and the Sandbar Fish House and Market, both by CIA graduate and James Beard Award-nominated chef Andrew Weissman, La Gloria Ice House by CIA graduate chef Johnny Hernandez, NAO New World Flavors, from The [...]

The San Antonio Children’s Museum

305 E. Houston St. 
San Antonio, TX 78205 
Ph: (210) 212-4453

http://www.sakids.org

The San Antonio Children’s Museum provides engaging hands-on experiences where Kids Play to Learn and Adults Learn to Play! The museum offers three floors of interactive exhibits, including the newly opened Tot Spot, PowerBall Hall, the HEB Kids’ Market, a bubble ranch, and weekly science and arts activities for children ages 0-10 years. The San Antonio Children’s Museum is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization. We depend on admissions, membership dues, and contributions to provide important financial assistance that allows us to continue our mission of providing quality programming, exhibits, and events to the children of San Antonio.

To learn more about how you can support the San Antonio Children’s Museum, please contact Development Director at 210.212.4453 x 1319.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum

210 W. Market St
San Antonio, TX 78205
210.299.4499
http://www.briscoemuseum.org/

The Briscoe preserves and interprets the art, history, and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions, educational programs,and public events reflective of the region’s rich traditions and shared heritage.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum, located in the heart of Downtown San Antonio on the historic River Walk, occupies over one and one-quarter acres of land comprising two buildings and an expansive courtyard and sculpture garden. The main museum building, at nearly 38,000 square feet, occupies the historic and architecturally significant former San Antonio Central Library built in 1930. The newly constructed Jack Guenther Pavilion was designed by the nationally recognized and award winning architecture firm Lake/Flato. At nearly 21,000 square feet, the three-story Pavilion consists of space for both public and private events. The adjacent McNutt Courtyard and Sculpture Garden will serve as both a public space during the Museum’s operating hours, and will also [...]

Marriage Island

The Ministry at San Antonio
(210) 667-6503
www.MarriageIsland.com

The Spanish Missionary, Father Damian Massanet, conducted the first Catholic Mass on this spot on June 13, 1691. He went on to rename the river after Saint Anthony of Padua to honor his feast day. Rolando Briseño was commissioned in 1991 to create a sculpture to commemorate this Mass. The island is now the root ball of a cypress tree that was planted over 100 years ago. The island was originally kept so as not to cause permanent damage to the historic tree.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 between Presa and Navarro streets.

Marriage Island provides an enchanting setting, is listed among the worlds top 10 most romantic destination wedding [...]

Marriage Island

Marriage Island on the San Antonio Riverwalk
(210) 650-2-i-do (2436)
http://www.marriageisland.webs.com/

Marriage Island on the San Antonio Riverwalk is the site of over 360 weddings each year.
Marriage Island sets the stage for your wedding as a beautiful and uniquely San Antonio wedding venue.
The Ministry at San Antonio is the provider of choice for wedding officiant services at Marriage Island.
Ranked in the top 10 most romantic destination wedding locations in the world.
Ranked in the top 5 most romantic wedding locations in the country.

Marriage Island History

The Spanish Missionary, Father Damian Massanet, conducted the first Catholic Mass on this spot on June 13, 1691. He went on to rename the river after Saint Anthony of Padua to honor his feast day. Rolando Briseño was commissioned in 1991 to create a sculpture to commemorate this Mass. The island is now the root ball of a cypress tree that was planted [...]

Rio San Antonio Cruises

205 N. Presa Street, Suite 201, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 244-5700
Fax: (210) 244-5740
Toll Free: (800) 417-4139
http://www.riosanantonio.com

 

Step aboard a River Cruising Barge for an exciting and entertaining narrative of the rich history of the San Antonio River! Cruises are about 35 minutes long and cover one and a half miles of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. Rio San Antonio Cruises operates daily tours, chartered cruises and a water taxi service on one of the most popular tourist attractions in the South-the San Antonio River Walk. As a tourism industry leader, we serve more than 1.5 million visitors, conventioneers and residents annually. Ticket Locations open 9AM-9PM*: River Level-Rivercenter Mall (Underneath Commerce Street Bridge), River Level-across from the Hilton Hotel (Underneath Market Street Bridge), River Level- Aztec Theater ( Near St. Mary’s and Crockett). Please contact our office for further information at 1-800-417-4139. *Peak Season hours [...]

King William Historic District

1032 S. Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: (210) 227-8786
Fax: (210) 227-8030
http://www.kingwilliamassociation.org
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.
 
The area call the King William Neighborhood of today was subdivided into lots in the 1860s and laid out with the present streets. It was about this time that a great many Germans who had immigrated to Texas in the 1840s began to settle in this area and it became known as “Sauerkraut Bend” to the rest of San Antonio.
 
It developed into an idyllic neighborhood of large, impressive houses shaded by enormous pecan and cypress trees. The main entry street into the area was given the [...]

La Villita

418 Villita St # 900A  San Antonio, TX 78205-2926
(210) 207-8610
lavillita.com

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). After a flood in 1819, brick, stone and adobe houses replaced the earlier structures. In 1836, La Villita was the site of General Santa Ana’s cannon line in the Battle of the Alamo and a map from early that year showed the village to be of considerable size.

Late in the 19th century European immigrants from Germany and France moved into the area. These pioneers became San Antonio’s business leaders, bankers, educators, and craftsmen. The cultural mix that occurred at this time is best illustrated by the variety of architectural styles reflected in La Villita’s buildings. The architecture portrays the evolution of [...]

El Mercado-Market Square

514 W. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78207
Phone: (210) 207-8600
Fax: (210) 207-4287
www.marketsquaresa.com

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. Dozens of shops sell everything from hand-embroidered dresses to leather belts. Market Square’s working artists, musicians, dancers and major cultural events give it a rich and lively cultural atmosphere. Visitors browse through 32 shops at “El Mercado,” and 80 specialty shops in the Farmers Market Plaza. Market Square is also the scene of many Hispanic festivals where food and beverage booths spring up alongside Guadalajara lamps while the sounds of mariachi music blends with the excitement of Mexican dances

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257
http://www.sixflags.com

Six Flags, Inc. is the largest regional theme park company in the world a national brand with regional focus. Our 21 entertainment destinations in North America comprise theme, water and zoological parks. Last year, nearly 30 million guests spent a combined 250 million hours at Six Flags parks. Six Flags Fiesta Texas is located just 15 minutes from downtown San Antonio. You’ll find us at I-10 West and Loop 1604. Take exit 555, La Cantera Parkway.