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What to Do in San Antonio: Must See Attractions

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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 in San Antonio

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.

Sightseeing 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.

Free Things to Do in San Antonio

Traveling to San Antonio on a budget? The following can be seen for nothing.

San Angel Folk Art Museum - Check if there are any special displays or tours on at this popular museum.

Madison Square Park - Plenty of excitement is what's waiting for you at this great attraction.

Alamo Mission in San Antonio - If you're intrigued by the past, this is one stop you can't miss.

Milam Square - Spend some time in this popular destination and experience life as a local resident.

Torch of Friendship Sculpture - If you'd love to see some of the more important or interesting places in the community, start here.

St Joseph Catholic Church - Mix some spirituality into your vacation with a visit to this religious attraction.

Mission Trail - Bring your camera and let Mother Nature stimulate your imagination.

Yanaguana Garden and Playground - Prepare a picnic and enjoy a relaxing walk around the beautiful plants.

Explore The Neighborhoods of 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

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.

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North San Antonio - SAT

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

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Stone Oak

Get to know Stone Oak by checking out its shopping, river views, and restaurants. Consider a visit to nearby sights like Canyon Springs Golf Club or Silverhorn Golf Club of Texas during your time in the area.

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Live Oak

Some popular features of Live Oak include its shopping and restaurants. If you're in the mood to explore farther, Morgan's Wonderland or Olympia Hills Golf Course are worth checking out in the surrounding nearby area.

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Hill Country

When in Hill Country, you can plan a visit to Morgan's Wonderland and Rolling Oaks Mall, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in San Antonio on a sunny day?

What to do in San Antonio on a rainy day?

If it's bucketing down, these indoor activities will keep you on the go — and nice and dry!:

What is San Antonio famous for?

No trip to San Antonio is truly complete without checking out River Walk and Alamo.

What should I not miss in San Antonio?

You'll want to put these attractions high on your must-do list to make the most of your trip:

  • San Antonio SeaWorld
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • AT&T Center
  • Alamodome

Are there cheap things to do in San Antonio?

What can you do in San Antonio for free?

You could even leave your money in the hotel safe for the day, because these fantastic attractions won't cost you a penny:

  • River Walk
  • Shops at Rivercenter
  • San Antonio Missions National Park
  • The Shops of La Cantera