San Antonio Things to Do

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  • 26. Louis Tussaud's Plaza Wax Museum

    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...

  • 27. Botanical Garden

    The great thing about the San Antonio Botanical Garden is that it mainly features native Texas flora. We all know that Texas is big so chances are you won't get to see all of it in one visit, which is...

  • 28. Institute of Texas Cultures

    Here, in this modern building, is an extensive collection of memorabilia that illustrates the history of all the major cultures that have contributed to Texas. That includes not only Mexican, German,...

  • 29. Spanish Missions

    In 1718 Franciscans and Spanish representatives established the first Spanish colonial mission in the San Antonio area. Within 13 years, there were five missions located along the San Antonio River,...

  • 30. Texas Pioneers, Trail Drivers & Rangers Museum

    This museum tells the tale of the brave men and women who tamed the Texas frontier. Most famous of all are the legendary Texas Rangers. Here, one can learn about this elite, larger-than-life group of...

  • 31. 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...

  • 32. Navarro Historical Site

    The interior of the restored buildings are period furnishings and personal items belonging to Navarro to give you a look into his life and his contributions to Texas and the United States....

  • 33. Guinness World Records Museum

    This is a kinda neat place; but way too expensive if you ask me. That said, Ripley's Haunted Adventure is an interesting and well-done haunted house that combines live actors, animatronics and special...

  • 34. Hard Rock Cafe

    I would probably normally put this tip under food; but since it is already here under "thing to do" I guess I will mention it here. Hard Rock cafe, like Hooters, is a place you go for the atmosphere...

  • 35. O'Henry House

    the famous american short story writer william sidney porter (o' henry) was born in greensboro n.c. he later moved to texas living in austin, houston, and san antonio. during his stay in san antonio...

  • 36. Brackenridge Park

    Brackenridge Park is about 2 miles north of downtown. The park includes a miniature railway which travels around for about 2 1/2 miles, a carousel and skyride and the Japanese Tea Gardens. The latter...

  • 37. San Juan de Capistrano Mission

    Mission San Jose y San Miguel De Aguayo (known as Mission San Jose) was founded 1720, just two years after the first mission to be built by the San Antonio River and only five miles downstream. The...

  • 38. Fort Sam Houston Museum

    Situated on the south edge of the Parade Ground of the Old Post, the museum holds a series of exhibits that go a long ways towards explaining the long varied roles the Fort has enjoyed over time,...

  • 39. Sunken Gardens

    The Sunken Gardens or The San Antonio Japanese Tea Gardens was built on an abandoned limestone rock quarry with prison labor in 1899.It included walkways, stone arch bridges, an island and a Japanese...

  • 40. Quardrangle

    The oldest building on post at Fort Sam Houston is the Quadrangle which was originally built as a supply depot in 1876-77, but converted to a headquarters later. The building encloses a courtyard area...

  • 41. Texas Independence Monument

    Next to the Alamo is a substantial statue or monument carved from marble that is a tribute to the defenders of the Alamo. Compared to the silly California Bear Flag revolt, Texas actually fought for...

  • 42. Alamodome

    The San Antonio Spurs had a great year, with one of their players winning the NBA's MVP, as well as, winning the championship. Just driving around the city, you can see the pride this city takes in...

  • 43. Quarry Market

    We discovered this huge shopping area by accident when we were leaving Brackenridge Park heading north. We saw it from the freeway and took a detour. This is San Antonio's newest and hottest shopping...

  • 44. Flea Market

    One of the largest Flea Markets in these parts, it extends into three different areas, many many acres of shops selling all sorts of chochkes and if you are a bargain hunter you are in a for an...

  • 45. Arneson River Theatre

    Located on the River Walk, the stage and grass step seating for the audience are separated by the San Antonio River. This unique setting hosts a variety of entertainment ranging from flamenco, opera,...

  • 46. Yellow Rose Carriage Rides

    I thought this is such a lovely idea if you want to see San Antonio as our ancestors did. Although some do not like horses being a beast of burden, I think carriage horses are taken better care of...

  • 47. San Antonio River Tour

    We did three tours in San Antonio. A Ghost Tour, a Segway Tour, and a River Tour. The River Tour was very nice. Open Daily from 9:00 AM – close no earlier than 9:00 PM $8.25 – General...

  • 48. City Hall

    The San Antonio City Hall is a beautiful one completed in 1892 by Otto Kramer using the Italian Renaissance Revival style of architecture. The Old Spanish Trail which stretched from St. Augustine,...

  • 49. Guenther House

    As we admired the mansions on King William Street, we came across the Guenther House. Carl Hilmar Guenther built his home in 1859, which sits quietly off the main street beneath a shady bower. As we...

  • 50. Arsenal & Commander's House

    The San Antonio Arsenal was built in 1859 to provide munitions to the border posts throughout Texas. It was captured by confederate forces before Texas succeeded from the Union and supplied southern...

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