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San AntonioUnited States of America

For many years before the Battle of the Alamo, this city in southern Texas was part of Mexico. See the missions that remain from earlier times.

The strong Spanish and Coahuiltecan influences on the city of San Antonio are visible in its architecture, art and culture. See the Alamo and several other missions that remain from the early days of Spanish colonization.

Travel along the River Walk that parallels the San Antonio River, which winds through the city. Walk, bike or step into a tour boat to enjoy the quiet under the cypresses lining the riverbanks. The paved trails provide access to museums, restaurants, bars, shopping and the city’s famous missions.

The Alamo, originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero, is the site of the famous 1836 battle in which Mexico’s President Santa Anna killed nearly 200 Americans after a 13-day siege during the Texas Revolution. Take a tour along the river to see four other missions that are part of San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. They were established not only for religious observation, but also for protection of local residents.

Attend a Sunday service at the Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, the largest of the area’s missions. The Mission San Juan Capistrano is surrounded by labores (farmlands) and an irrigation ditch built in the 1700s. When you visit these and the two other sites, Mission Concepcion and Mission Espada, look for Catholic symbols interwoven with architectural decorations depicting nature created by the indigenous Coahuiltecan people.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum holds Santa Anna’s sword and many other artworks and artifacts. See modern art in McNay Art Museum. Enjoy a live performance in the 1929 Majestic Theatre, which was once a movie theater.

When the kids have experienced enough history and culture, spend a fun-filled day at one of San Antonio’s many theme parks including SeaWorld® San Antonio, Six Flags® Fiesta Texas and Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort. Visit the San Antonio Zoo and the hands-on DoSeum science museum in the large Brackenridge Park and the Natural Bridge Caverns for a varied range of family-friendly activities.

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Where to stay in San Antonio

Downtown - Riverwalk which includes heritage architecture, boating and a river or creek

Downtown San Antonio

4/5Very Good!(9,477 area reviews)

The stunning river views and popular shops are just a few highlights of Downtown San Antonio. Make a stop by River Walk or San Antonio Majestic Theater while you're exploring the area.

Downtown San Antonio
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North San Antonio - SAT

4/5Very Good!(4,049 area reviews)

North San Antonio - SAT is known for its cozy coffeehouses, and you can plan a trip to Fort Sam Houston and Morgan's Wonderland while you're in town.

North San Antonio - SAT
Crazy Mexican pastries are made here. They have taken the traditional Mexican pan dulce to modern times. From unicorn donuts, galaxy glazed donuts, multi colored conchas to sweet potato empanadas. The image was taken at Trinity University with the city skyline in background. #donut #pastry #pandulce #sanantonio #texas #art

West San Antonio

4/5Very Good!(1,853 area reviews)

West San Antonio is known for its breathtaking beach views, and you can see some sights in the area like San Antonio SeaWorld and Aquatica San Antonio Waterpark.

West San Antonio
San Antonio Botanical Gardens showing a garden

Alamo Heights

You'll enjoy the museums and coffeehouses in Alamo Heights. You might want to make time for a stop at Fort Sam Houston or Witte Museum.

Alamo Heights
San Antonio Missions National Park showing a statue or sculpture and religious elements

Southside

4/5Very Good!(896 area reviews)

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

Southside
Friedrich Wilderness Park showing a park, forest scenes and landscape views

Far North Central

4.5/5Wonderful!(366 area reviews)

While visiting Far North Central, you might make a stop by sights like The Rim Shopping Center and Leon Springs Dancehall.

Far North Central

Top Hotels in San Antonio

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Riverwalk Plaza
Riverwalk Plaza
4 out of 5
100 Villita Street, Dwyer/Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX
The price is $77 per night

This family-friendly San Antonio hotel is located on the riverwalk, within a 5-minute walk of Tower Life Building and River Walk. San Antonio Majestic Theater ...

3.8/5Good! (2,118 reviews)

"I really liked that the hotel had a game room! We got rained in one night, but we were able to play monopoly in the game room which made up for it!"…"

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Riverwalk Plaza
Hotel Gibbs Downtown Riverwalk
Hotel Gibbs Downtown Riverwalk
3.5 out of 5
105 N Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX
The price is $54 per night

Located in Downtown San Antonio, this hotel is steps from Alamo Mission in San Antonio and Alamo. River Walk and San Antonio Majestic Theater are also within ...

4.4/5Excellent! (2,005 reviews)

"Rooms always clean & restrooms sparkling. Great views of the Alamo"…"

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Hotel Gibbs Downtown Riverwalk
Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk
2.5 out of 5
118 Soledad Street, San Antonio, TX
The price is $107 per night

Located in Downtown San Antonio, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of River Walk and Market Square. Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and Alamo are also ...

4.2/5Excellent! (330 reviews)

"Overall a nice stay with a nice view of the Riverwalk. However, the room pictured was not the room that we received when we checked in. It was not the studio room we thought we were getting. The elevator to the Riverwalk was not functioning and the restaurant inside the hotel was shut down. We had ..."…"

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

Popular places to visit in San Antonio

River Walk
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River Walk

4.5/5(7,260 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to River Walk, a popular green space in San Antonio. Discover the fascinating museums and shops in this walkable area.

Lackland Air Force Base
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Lackland Air Force Base

4.5/5(1,252 reviews)

Lackland Air Force Base is just one of the places to see in San Antonio, so why not enjoy the other things to explore during your travels? Discover the entertainment venues and shops in this walkable area.

San Antonio SeaWorld
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San Antonio SeaWorld

4.5/5(1,582 reviews)

Make time to visit the sea animals who live at San Antonio SeaWorld and find out why this is a popular attraction in San Antonio. Stroll along the seaside or visit the amusement park in this family-friendly area.

AT&T Center
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AT&T Center

4.5/5(885 reviews)

Catch an event at AT&T Center during your trip to San Antonio. Discover the lively festivals in this walkable area, or seek out the local tours.

Alamo
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Alamo

4.5/5(5,190 reviews)

Learn about the fierce Battle of the Alamo and pay your respects to those lost during the Texan Revolution at this historical complex.

Fort Sam Houston
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Fort Sam Houston

4/5(528 reviews)

After visiting Fort Sam Houston, make a plan to see the other sights and activities in San Antonio. Discover the acclaimed theater scene in this walkable area, or seek out the local tours.

Top things to do in San Antonio

Go San Antonio Explorer pass: Choose 3 or 5 attractions
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Go San Antonio Explorer pass: Choose 3 or 5 attractions

78% of travellers recommend
$95
Per adult
San Antonio Ghost Tour
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San Antonio Ghost Tour

80% of travellers recommend
$20
Per adult
World Heritage Missions Tour
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World Heritage Missions Tour

100% of travellers recommend
$40
Per adult
Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium Tickets
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Ripley's Believe It Or Not! Odditorium Tickets

86% of travellers recommend
$32
Per adult
Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour from San Antonio
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Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour from San Antonio

92% of travellers recommend
$109
Per adult
Downtown Delicacy Tour
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Downtown Delicacy Tour

86% of travellers recommend
$56
Per adult

Reviews of San Antonio

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

The breakfast at the hotel was a big let down. I understand the COVID-19 situation, but they could’ve put one person to serve a decent breakfast for residents. Also, parking should’ve been free not pay $19. Will not go back to hotel.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

Loved it

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 26, 2020

I live in San Antonio. I wasn't visiting. A dear friend of mine was staying in the room.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

San Antonio overall was a great place to see. Other then the things mentioned about the Motel. It is right by the highway and there is a train close by. About 3 am it will scare the crap out of you.

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

There are very many drug addict near by

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 25, 2020

I love the city of San Antonio ,thats why we travel here alot great place to walk around and enjoy all the great places and a cold drink....

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