San Antonio Attractions

Top Things to Do in San Antonio, TX

Things to Do in San Antonio

Top Attractions in San Antonio

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  • Kirk F
    Diamond Bar, CA714 contributions
    Lot of fun eating spots and wonderful views. Make sure and take one of the boat tours for the interesting info.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • William S
    Nacogdoches, Texas, United States35 contributions
    Well worth the trip. My wife and I visited the caverns about 25 years ago for the first time. We were pleasantly surprised on this our second visit, to see how many improvements that have been made over the years. Lots of new things to see and do. It is a family friendly fun environment !!
    Written 21 September 2022
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  • Deedoni
    Alexandria, TN72 contributions
    While staying in San Antonio, I had to visit The Alamo. It was a nice visit. I love history and enjoyed the experience. The staff was great and the exhibits were wonderful
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Lisa K
    Minneapolis40 contributions
    Beautiful gardens to walk through, great for pictures. Very peaceful. We spent a morning there and it was a great way to start the day.
    Written 17 September 2022
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  • Lisa S
    2 contributions
    We hired the AIT-SM tour guides from their website, which gave the history of a still present American Indian story of people who were present and contributing to the development of this area before the missions were ever built. It was by far the best, most meaningful tour I have experienced.
    Written 26 September 2022
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  • Shawn H
    Washington DC, DC300 contributions
    We went on the Mission Trail to see all the Missions in the San Antonio area from south to north first thing in the morning in July as they started to open. It was silly hot in San Antonio while we were there, but plenty of sunscreen and starting early helped a bit. Several of the missions have inside areas and visitor centers which helped break it up. The missions were a wonderful look at colonial history, with informational signs and enough of each one left that you got a sense for how these places felt and worked in their time. The fact that several of the historic churches are still in use only enriches the experience. The heat of the summer also added to our appreciation of what it would have been like scratching out an existence here before AC.

    We planned our Mission trail trip for a day that ended in a walking tour of the Alamo in downtown San Antonio, a site that bridged the history between the original missions and the Texas Revolution. The missions are a treasure and I hope they are preserved for centuries to come.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • TahoegpSA
    San Antonio, TX385 contributions
    Unexpectedly, the Botanical Gardens made for an enjoyable day with my Grandson. The Family Adventure Garden was a great place for him to run and climb while experiencing the beauty of the fountains and gardens. We slowed the pace a little in the other sections of the garden to allow for a more educational experience.
    Recent rains brought additional blooms to the various plants and the few air conditioned exhibits were a welcome break from the heat. We will definitely visit again.
    Written 12 September 2022
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  • Nancy M
    McKinney, TX220 contributions
    They had a lot of flamingos. Cages were clearly marked. Clean and didn't smell much like animals. Many concessions were not open. Several cages were empty.
    Written 24 July 2022
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  • TahoegpSA
    San Antonio, TX385 contributions
    Afternoon outing with my Grandson. As expected; he was more interested in some exhibits than others. The entry and Dinosaur Gallery was a big hit! We also watched the introduction movie for a short break in the action. Picture galleries were a quick walk-through. Unexpectedly, my Grandson also spent a good deal of time on the outside exhibits and the little sitting area by the river. This was a good opportunity to develop some understanding of history in a young mind.
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • TahoegpSA
    San Antonio, TX385 contributions
    Great weekday visit with my young Grandson. We went at rope drop and enjoyed Discovery Point Dolphin interactions. Although the later afternoon heat was excessive; timing the shows and mapping out the exhibits allows for some cool breaks. The Reef, the Penguin exhibit and the shops and restaurants are all great A/C breaks. Most shows have shaded seating areas. Great educational information woven into the shows let’s young people learn while being entertained. Really enjoyed the Orca show and the ocean Discovery show with Beluga Whales and Pacific White-Sided Dolphins. Rides were easily accessible with minimal waits. Please note the operating hours during the week are different than on weekends. Still a great place to go!
    Written 12 August 2022
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  • Editha Hickey
    Powell River, Canada11 contributions
    As a Catholic we try our utmost best to attend mass even during a vacation. In addition to that, to see with your own eyes the structure built in the past looks more magnificent due to the ornate designs. We have seen other Cathedrals and Churches in other places, and each has a unique characteristic. I'd rather see old churches than new churches built like a modern building.
    Written 24 September 2022
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  • Robert F
    3 contributions
    We hit 3 of the missions-all very fascinating, easy to get around. No charge for anything except if you want to rent bikes-which I do not advocate. Too much traffic on dangerous winding roads. Plenty of parking
    Written 22 June 2022
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  • Shawn H
    Washington DC, DC300 contributions
    We came to Tower of the Americas for the revolving restaurant, and had a table near the window. The views of San Antonio were spectacular (though if you are afraid of heights - it is high and you do move, albeit slowly). The restaurant is a Chart House, which is a small chain place with branches around the country. Service was good, though the interior was a bit worn and faded in spots. Food and drinks were decent, if not exceptional. We enjoyed spotting the various places we had been around the city and the places we have missed.
    Written 10 September 2022
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  • Joe M
    40 contributions
    First things first, this is an aquarium like pizza is for breakfast... I mean, it kind of is, but really its an entertainment complex where you can interact with animals you otherwise would not or should not. The handlers and staff appeared pretty friendly and the animal surroundings and enclosures seemed clean. However, understand that this is not a public zoo or animal sanctuary, this is a for profit animal interaction kind of place. If you have a fundamental problem with lemurs being trained to allow little kids to pet them or feeding nurse sharks with your hands, this is not for you. Let me be clear, we had fun, but it bordered on being a little much for our set of morals and values, as they pertain to animal rights. Just go in with the correct expectation of what this place is and what you are getting into or stay away. It was a hit for us, but I would recommend going as it opens , because the crowd was crazy by lunch time.
    Written 13 September 2022
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  • Phil Clarkston
    Saint Louis, MO213 contributions
    Phil here again, me and the Misses took a tour of the King Williams Historic District. There are a few historic houses you can tour and plenty of beautiful homes to see. Plan a little time to drive or walk around the neighborhood and enjoy the sites. We took a tour of the Norton-Polk-Mathis-House, one of the historic homes in the district. If you have the time and it interests you it’s definitely worth the time and money.
    Written 2 September 2022
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