San Antonio Things to Do

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  • 1. Riverwalk & Riverwalk Mall

    The Riverwalk (Paseo del Rio) is a nice relaxing walkway along the river one level down from the hustle and bustle of the downtown area. It is lined with hotels, restaurants, bars and trendy shops...

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  • 2. El Mercado - Market Square

    4 out of 5 stars

    Market Square is a traditional and historic shopping district in San Antonio, Texas. The district is the largest Mexican shopping center in the city. It is called El Mercado by the locals. It is also...

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  • 3. SeaWorld San Antonio

    4 out of 5 stars

    BE AWARE that there is NO AUTOMATIC CANCELLATION of your payments after the annual pass expires ! Apparently, the fine print says that the card is automatically renewed even though they do not send...

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  • 4. Tower of the Americas

    4 out of 5 stars

    The 750-foot Tower of the Americas was a central "theme structure" of the 1968 HemisFair. Today you can ascend to the top where there is a restaurant and an observation deck offering a spectacular...

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  • 5. Alamo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Alamo Cenotaph is a large monument in the plaza outside the Alamo that was created by Italian (turned Texan) sculptor Pompeo Coppini. The cenotaph displays the names of the heroes killed at the...

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  • 6. King William Historic District

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The area called the King William Neighborhood of today was subdivided into lots in the 1860s and laid out with the present streets. It was about this time that a great many Germans who had immigrated...

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  • 7. Hemisfair Park

    4 out of 5 stars

    Mayer Halff immigrated to Texas from Lauterborg, France in 1850 and came to San Antonio in 1864. He and his younger brother, Solomon, partnered in a dry goods company and operated a huge cattle...

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  • 8. Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

    This is a combination Buckhorn Saloon Museum and Texas Ranger Museum. Check out the bar which is over 100 years old and get table service as gunfighters and other old west "entertainers" perform for...

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  • 9. Ripley's Believe It Or Not Wax Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Because of his lifelong obsession with exploring the globe, Robert Ripley was called "the modern Marco Polo". Traveling a distance of 19 complete trips around the world, Ripley visited 198 countries!...

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  • 10. Spanish Governor's Palace

    4 out of 5 stars

    This impressive building is the 10-room Spanish Governor's Palace. In 1772, San Antonio was made the seat of the Spanish Government in Texas and the government was run out of this building. This is...

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  • 11. Mission Espada

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Like all the other San Antonio Missions, San Francisco de las Espada was first established elsewhere in 1690 (and dedicated to San Francisco de los Tejas - Tejas was the name the Spanish gave to...

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  • 12. La Villita

    4 out of 5 stars

    La Villita (Little Village) is one of the original settlements in San Antonio. The restored village area hosts narrow streets, plazas, fountains, and authentic adobe buildings with souvenir shops,...

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  • 13. San Fernando Cathedral

    The site for the Church of San Fernando was selected on July 2, 1731 and with 12,000 pesos completed in 1755. During the Texas Revolution the church served secular purposes. Mexican cannons stood on...

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  • 14. San Antonio Zoo

    4 out of 5 stars

    We visited the San Antonio Zoo for the first time yesterday. We got there at opening time (very necessary if you want to see most of the animals active) and didn't have to worry about crowds for the...

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  • 15. Fiesta Texas

    There's certainly a lot to do here and the rides are pretty good. The water park is much improved, so make sure you bring bathing suits. Lockers are available for a small fee in the water park as...

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  • 16. IMAX Theatre

    4 out of 5 stars

    If you want to get into the atmosphere of the Alamo battle, to better visualize the events that took place there, or if you are in San Antonio with kids and you want them to have some...

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  • 17. Louis Tussaud's Plaza Wax Museum

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The Plaza Wax Museum features representing Hollywood, history (Freedom’s Journey), religion, Children’s Land of Make Believe, horror (optional) and much more. Ripley’s Believe It or Not! features more...

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  • 18. Witte Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    San Antonio 's premiere museum of South Texas history, culture, and natural science. Located in Brackenridge park. A wonderful place to spend the afternoon with the kids. Especially if the weather is...

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  • 19. Mission San Jose

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Mission San Jose was my second stop on the trail. This is by far the biggest of all the missions, probably why it's known as the "Queen of the Missions." Here you'll also find the National Parks...

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  • 20. Bexar County Courthouse

    4 out of 5 stars

    Okay, now this is an impressive courthouse. This is what a courthouse should look like, strong, steadfast, sure. The building was designed by architect J. Riely Gordon using the Romanesque Revival...

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  • 21. Enchanted Springs Ranch

    The Enchanted Springs Ranch brochure said "Voted Best Attraction Of The Year-2005", so with that in mind we drove the twenty five minutes to experience a little bit of the Old West. We had expected a...

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  • 22. Mission Concepcion

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Boasting one of America's Oldest stone churches, Mission Nuestra Sonora de la Purisma Conception was begun in 1731 and the church completed in 1755. The church itself is virtually unchanged since it...

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  • 23. McNay Art Museum

    My first visit was for college course requirement - I came and fell in love with the wonderful atmosphere of the building. We were to write about the collections of art (anything from the following...

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  • 24. Bussey's Flea Market

    If you want to see what the locals do on a Sunday after chuch, visit Bussey's Flea Market IH35 N - Schertz. Park for $1.00 per car and scour the booths for amost anything your heart desires. There are...

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  • 25. Tower Life Building

    The unique 30-story Tower Life Building was completed in 1929 and originally called the Smith Young Tower. Built as the great depression was beginning, it is said the architect included Medieval...

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