Collected by Meg Nelson
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
The Alamo is a required attraction for first-time visitors to San Antonio. It's free to visit this iconic landmark, and the exhibits provide some interesting historic and cultural information. The gardens have some shady, quiet spots that offer a...
Mission San Jose, San Antonio, TX, USA
San José—the largest and most impressive of the San Antonio Missions—has evolved not only into a historic monument, but also a well-preserved part of modern local life. Part visitor center, part parish, part museum, and part...
303 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA
The Pearl is an old brewery that's been converted into a mix-use center. It houses locally owned boutiques, restaurants, and a Saturday farmers market. The Culinary Institute of America has a campus here and runs a colorful cafe full of delectable...
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266, USA
The historic park of cavern systems is a natural wonder and an engaging park. They offer several types of tours, from ones that follow a guide to others that let you explore with a helmet light. There are also ziplines and obstacle courses for...
434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
The site of the 1968 World’s Fair, Hemisfair Park is now an iconic tourist attraction that houses the Institute of Texan Cultures, fountains, a playground, and frequent special events. It’s also home to the Tower of the Americas, a...
514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
Walking into El Mercado Market Square is like entering another world, with its rows of color climbing the walls and hugging the aisles. It's the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico. A San Antonio trolley will drop you off here for free. The...
849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
While many cities have rivers, few take advantage of their waterways quite like San Antonio does. One of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, the River Walk runs along the San Antonio River and features both quiet stretches for...
26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266, USA
Sitting in your car while visiting animals in the zoo was an interesting experience. The animals are tame enough to come next to your car, and you can feed them from the baggie of food that you're given at the entrance. Be aware that any damage to...
205 N Presa St B201, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
A river tour with Rio San Antonio Cruises is a great, affordable, and quick (35 minutes) tour of downtown San Antonio. The boat guides are well-versed in the history of the River Walk and the city and are up to speed on current events, including...
San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Festive Plaza in La Villita, a complex with shops run by local artisans, offers a more unique experience than the souvenir-selling El Mercado. Aside from shopping for authentic handmade goods, you can learn about its rich history. Self-guided...
918 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA
We like to search for unique experiences when we travel, so when I heard about the five-pound cinnamon roll at Lulu's, I had to check it out. I should say that we prefer to travel on the healthy side and usually seek out the new health food or...
112 College St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
There's no question that Las Canarias is one of the best restaurants in San Antonio. It offers a unique, relaxed, and romantic dining experience for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (note that the restaurant is closed from 2-5:30 p.m.). Its location...
6989 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216, USA
Dough Pizzeria makes use of fresh ingredients to produce a pizza for which people are willing to wait. And, while there's no shortage of barbecue in Texas, Dough offers a large number of vegetarian options (salads, pizzas). Also available are...
430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Watching the river flow by with a margarita in hand is one of the best ways to while away an afternoon in San Antonio, and at Casa Rio, you can do just that. The restaurant’s colorful umbrellas have lined the River Walk since 1946, providing...
1401 S Flores St #102, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA
The atmosphere is as colorful and crisp as the food you are about to eat. The menu is comprised of dishes made with fresh fruit and is mainly comprised of 'botanos' or small plates for sharing. Try a little bit of everything, you won't be...
218 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
As soon as you walk in to Mi Tierra, there's no doubt you've entered somewhere special. Located in San Antonio, and family-owned since 1941, Mi Tierra is open 24-hours a day and is adorned with Christmas decorations year round—so it’s always a...
146 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
From the moment you walk into Acenar, the cavernous, modern space tells you this isn't your average South Texan-Mexican restaurant. Here, dishes are a little spicier, drinks are a little more alluring, and the atmosphere is definitely more...
2427 Vance Jackson Rd, San Antonio, TX 78213, USA
La Fogata offers traditional Mexican cuisine in a convivial atmosphere, with a large patio dining area that's wonderful in the evening. They're perhaps best known for their margaritas, so bring friends and make the most of it! Also, if you're a...
Downtown, San Antonio, TX, USA
In the early part of this century there has been a push by almost every large city to rejuvenate their urban centers and make them better places to live and work. San Antonio is a city that got this equation right. Downtown San Antonio has...
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