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With a rich history and a thriving entertainment hub, it’s not surprising that San Antonio is one of those
places where there is always something to do.
There are attractions all over the city so no matter where you live, you are close to some pretty cool
places to visit and the best part is that there is something for everyone. In a place like San Antonio, you
will almost always find people outside enjoying the sun and warm weather, so a lot of popular
attractions around the city are outdoors.
In a city with so much, it can get overwhelming because there are so many places to check off your San
Antonio bucket list of attractions to go to. Whether you’re brand new to San Antonio or have lived here
your whole life, you definitely should make make your way to these the top attractions.
Everything on our list is family-friendly, but, kiddos aren’t required to still have fun!

  1. San Antonio River Walk- I mean this should be a no-brainer! Internationally recognized,
    some guests come to San Antonio just to see the famous River Walk. And why wouldn’t they? It
    has bars, restaurants and shops lining the iconic river to satisfy anyone. Or try out the non-
    touristy parts outside of the main downtown stretch and you will get all the same amenities
    without the crowds. It is a great place to stroll with your dog or your partner and see the beauty
    of San Antonio.
  2. Natural Bridge Caverns- For all of those who want a not-so-ordinary attraction to go and
    explore, check out the caverns on the far Northwest Side of town. Known as the largest
    underground attraction in Texas, guests can explore the large chambers and rock formations
    built by nature. But the caverns aren’t the only thing to explore, guests can also mine for their
    own gems or go sky-high on the zip line and ropes course. This is a great place to take the
    kids—or the kids at heart.
  3. The Alamo- Like the River Walk this is a must-see if you are living in Texas. Experience one of
    history’s biggest moments as you learn about the Battle of the Alamo and the 189 Texas
    defenders that died trying to protect it. Alamo Plaza offers guests a deep dive into Texas history
    in the heart of downtown. The iconic cry: Remember the Alamo.
  4. Japanese Tea Gardens- The Tea Gardens are a Registered Texas Historic Landmark and on the
    national Register of Historic Places, so yeah, it is a cool spot to see. Take a stroll through this
    gorgeous botanical garden and see the natural wonders that Texas has to offer. Once you finish
    your walk, you can check out the onsite café for a bite to eat.
  5. Mission San Jose- Originally founded in 1720 and known as the “Queen of the Missions,” the
    Spanish frontier mission is the biggest of the five missions in San Antonio. It has been restored
    to its original design and visitors flock to check out the gorgeous architecture and rich history.
    You can take a cell phone tour to learn about the mission, or the City of San Antonio World
    Heritage office offers audio tours to guide you along.

While these are only the top 5 places, don’t let that fool you because there are so many more incredibly
cool and fun attractions around San Antonio. Some of our honorable mentions that didn’t make the list

  1. San Antonio Zoo- The zoo is definitely one of the best in the country. With an abundance of
    exotic animals, plenty of animal related attractions (like the newly opened 4-D theater) and lots
    of fun adult-only events throughout the year, it is worth getting an annual pass. And the San
    Antonio Zoo is internationally known for its conservation efforts so you will also be helping a great
  2. The San Antonio museums- Honestly, it was hard to pick just one, San Antonio has tons of
    museums to explore and trust us, it is worth it to visit each one. You’ve the San Antonio
    Museum of Art on the banks of the River Walk, the Witte Museum for your natural history, the
    DoSeum for the kiddos or the McNay for some incredible art exhibits.
  3. Historic Market Square- The name says it all but if you want puro San Antonio, this is the place
    to go. You’ll get food, shops and fun as you take a stroll through. The area is managed by the
    city’s Centro De Artes and throughout the year you can find events and exhibitions to visit. The
    Historic Market Square has more than 100 shops, making it the largest Mexican market north of the border.

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