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Executive Downtown San Antonio Segway Tour
"Tour starts off with a brief training session at our store across from the Alamo Plaza area behind the San Antonio Visitor's information center. A guide will demonstrate how to operate a Segway and give safety tips to all riders before having each r home to the San Fernando Cathedral and the Bexar county court house among other municipal buildings.    From here the route goes into La Villita a historic arts village. La Villita is home to a unique outdoor theater the Arneson which overlooks the riverwalk. Many unique shops and structures are located in La Villita which is the site of various festivals throughout the year. Across the street is Hemisfair Park
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Executive Downtown San Antonio Segway Tour
"Tour starts off with a brief training session at our store across from the Alamo Plaza area behind the San Antonio Visitor's information center. A guide will demonstrate how to operate a Segway and give safety tips to all riders before having each r home to the San Fernando Cathedral and the Bexar county court house among other municipal buildings.    From here the route goes into La Villita a historic arts village. La Villita is home to a unique outdoor theater the Arneson which overlooks the riverwalk. Many unique shops and structures are located in La Villita which is the site of various festivals throughout the year. Across the street is Hemisfair Park
From $62.00
 
San Antonio River Walk Cruise Hop-On Hop-Off Tour and The Battle For Texas Show
"Step aboard a River Walk boat cruise for an exciting and entertaining narrative of the rich history of the San Antonio River! Cruises are about 35 minutes long and cover one and a half miles of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk. In addition you'll love the unique hop-on hop-off tour included in this package. Starting out in Alamo Plaza you'll enjoy a double decker view of the beautiful Alamo. From there you'll head north towards the San Antonio Museum of Art the Pearl Brewery Complex and much more.You are free to get off and explore at any of the 18 stops. If you do just go back to where you were dropped off and wait for the next bus which arrives every 20 minutes. Battle for Texas: The Experience guests will journey back in time as they experience the daily lives of early Texas settlers
From $48.00

Most Viewed Tourist Traps in San Antonio

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Buckhorn Saloon

This is one of those 100% unapologetic tourist traps that is also of course unmissable. it's mostly a restaurant with its walls cover with memorabilia. It's main claim to historic fame is that Teddy...
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Learn English

When speaking of a period of time, the correct word to use is "era," as in the Civil Rights Era...not error. If your going to waste time bashing a historic monument, I suggest you learn how to do it...
chrystan13
Jul 20, 2010

Market Square: go only if you're into shopping

I found Market Square to be a little disappointing. Basically, it consists of two Mexican restaurants (though Mi Tierra is quite good!), and nothing but knicknack and tacky souvenir shops. There are...
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spgood301
Dec 26, 2008

Strange Sights

Well, I am fairly convinced that most people have lost the fight for aesthetics versus capitalism. When visiting San Antonio’s rich heritage, I had hoped and expected the commercial nature of the US...
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ATXtraveler
May 18, 2008

Rivercenter Comedy Club

I've been there three times and have never laughed. San Antonio does not draw great comics. Don't go there. If you are bored in Rivercenter Mall on a rainy day, go to the IMAX instead. If you're in...
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dtimoske
Jan 01, 2008

Ripley's Wax Museum

The Ripley's Believe it or Not/Wax Museum is located directly across the street from the Shrine of Freedom, the Alamo. I think it's a little tacky to capitalize on the San Antonio visitors for...
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hoofhearted
Dec 24, 2007
 
 
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I forgot the Alamo

I found the Alamo to be a tourist trap. I just really couldn't understand why it would be of interest to anyone, and it was CRAWLING with people. It's basically a fort, that's it. But I'm not a...
myca99
May 15, 2007

Tower of the Americas & HemisFair Park

What is special or nice about a big, ugly, non-functional tower in every major city in the world? A rotating restaurant? They all have one. A view? Sure, but also an eyesore. It is an impressive 750...
Ewingjr98
Mar 25, 2007

Ghost Tracks of San Antonio

Okay first and foremost it isn't true. It was said that a bus full of kids was hit by a train that had stalled on the tracks and if you put your car in neutral a few feet away from the tracks that the...
AimeeFowler
Oct 31, 2006

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

Paraphrasing the old adage, "One man's trash is another man's treasure," I would say about the Buckhorn, "One person's attraction is another's tourist trap." It has been voted the "Best Attraction" by...
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basstbn
Jan 23, 2006

Spanish Governor's Palace

Thank god they only charge $1.50!! This place, which isn't exactly a palace, was built in the 18th century and has served as military quarters, a saloon and as the seat of the colonial government,...
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Jefie
Aug 16, 2005

Beware of For Tourists Only Busnesses

Some shops are mainly to hook the tourist in, you will know them when you see them, and can decide for yourself if the hook is worth it. Beware of restaurants. Look at the menu if posted, and if...
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KimberlyAnn
Jul 25, 2005

Japanese Tea Garden: Major Disappointment

The Japanese Tea Garden next to the San Antonio Zoo was one of the biggest disappointments of my trip. We walked a path for about a mile in ninety degree weather to come upon a giant opening, with...
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tracelajune
Jan 06, 2005

Hemisfair Park-RUNDOWN

Hemisfair Park is where the Tower of Americas is located. Going up in the Tower of Americas was fun and looking at the city of San Antonio from that far up in the air was absolutely amazing. However,...
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tracelajune
Jan 06, 2005

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Top Things to Do in San Antonio

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El Mercado - Market Square

Market Square is a huge indoor and outdoor 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...
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Riverwalk & Riverwalk Mall

AKA the Paseo del Rio, the San Antonio River Walk was the brainchild of Robert Hugman, widely regarded as "The Father of the River Walk," who developed a way to turn the annual flooding of the San...
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Alamo

Alamo means cottonwood, but we saw no cottonwoods on the grounds. There were cacti and live oaks and other colorful flowers aplenty. Picture-takers: a zoom lens works well since you are asked to stay...
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King William Historic District

My mother sister and I were in San Antonio for the weekend and were looking for something new to do. We had the pleasure of touring the King William District with the guidance of San Antonio Walks....
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Tower of the Americas

It's a tower. It offers a great view of San Antonio. It's not going to blow you away, but it's definitely worth seeing once. For me, the great and surprising draw was the Hemisfair Park that...
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La Villita

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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VeronicaG

"San Antonio--La Ciudad...A Walk Thru History"
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Yaqui

"San Antonio"
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doug48

"san antonio texas"
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Basaic

"San Antonio"
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ATXtraveler

"San Antonio"
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