10 Must-See Attractions for Your Next Trip to San Antonio, TX

Austin isn’t the only great place to visit while in Texas; just 1.5 hours away is San Antonio, a city known for amazing food, shopping, architecture, and rich history. So if you’re in town for a trip, you must visit these San Antonio attractions!

The River Walk

849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Arguably the most popular attraction in all of San Antonio, the River Walk is the heart of the city. It’s an ideal place to spend a day. You can stroll along the canal, or hop in a boat, and enjoy tons of delicious food and drinks, shopping, and entertainment.

Pearl District

303 Pearl Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78215

Pearl is another wonderful area downtown for excellent foods and boutique shopping and every weekend, there’s a massive farmers market. This area also has a rich brewery history dating back to 1887! Definitely a must-visit.

The Historic Market Square

514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207

Experience San Antonio’s rich Mexican heritage at this market, which opened in the 1730s. This attraction in San Antonio, Texas features over 100 locally owned businesses serving up authentic Mexican food and other goods, plus live entertainment! 

Japanese Tea Garden

3853 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212

The Japanese Tea Garden is one of the most beautiful places in San Antonio. There are lily ponds, waterfalls, and plentiful exotic plants. Admission is free, pets are welcome, and they have a great cafe!

San Antonio Missions

6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214

San Antonio Missions is a national historical park and the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in Texas. The park preserves four of five Spanish frontier missions and they offer guided tours of the park if you want to learn the history. 

Natural Bridge Caverns

26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266

If you’re visiting in the summer, it may get a little hot, and that’s where Natural Bridge Caverns comes in! There are two distinct cave systems to explore, plus a zipline, ropes course, and lots of hiking trails, for more above-ground fun.

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215

The San Antonio Museum of Art is known for having some of the largest collections of ancient Mediterranean, Egyptian, and Asian art in the southern US. This attraction in San Antonio, Texas has an extensive collection of Latin American art, so you’re really in for a treat!

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

17000 W I-10, San Antonio, TX 78257

With over 60 rides, heading to Fiesta Texas is an excellent way to spend the day, especially if you’ve got kids to entertain… or if you’re just something of a thrill seeker. 

Sea Life San Antonio

849 E Commerce St #600, San Antonio, TX 78205

Sea Life just opened, with over 3,000 sea creatures, and one of those incredible ocean tunnels — you’ll really feel like you’re swimming with the fish! 

San Antonio Zoo

3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212

Everyone loves a good zoo! And with 750 species, the San Antonio Zoo is sure to exceed expectations. 

 

 

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