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Things To Do In San Antonio

You're excited to set sail in a new direction. Constantly seeking expanding your horizons and unique ways to get inspired, you're prepared to discover new territory from top to bottom. Up next: San Antonio! It's not hard to fill an itinerary, because Expedia can hook you up with loads of things to do. Reserve your activities now, and all that's left to do is pack your bags and get excited.

  • Book your favorite tours and excursions on Expedia at a great value, and you'll still have money for a fancy hotel or luxurious meal while you're visiting. The activities in San Antonio are not only perfect for you, but they won't bust your budget. We have 44 things to do here, and you can make them yours starting at just $14.
  • San Antonio is popular among sightseers similar to yourself. In fact, a good percentage of travelers can't wait for their next vacation to this city to dive into local history and culture and find the top activities. The most loved activities can earn the curiosity of even well-versed travelers, and it's not hard to see why. Our activities includes an impressive array of entertainment and opportunities for excitement. From one-of-a kind ways to discover the best this area has to give like a Fredericksburg & LBJ Ranch Tour to food and wine tours like Whisky Distillery & Brewery Bus Tour, there is a huge selection of opportunities at your disposal when you browse the best tours here at Expedia.

It takes a game plan to really get the most out of San Antonio, especially when you intend to schedule in trips to museums and outdoor activities. And we can tell you don't plan to sleep all day—you're ready to get out and see what life is like for locals. You need to scope out the most essential activities around, and a quiet day exploring local neighborhoods is an adventure all its own. Our activities are the best way to organize your trip. Book professionally guided tours on Expedia, and you'll never need a map.

Things To Do in San Antonio

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.