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San Antonio 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley and Double-Decker Bus Pass
"Make the most of your time in San Antonio with this 2-day pass to both an old-fashioned trolley and double-decker bus with an open-air upper deck. For two days enjoy unlimited access to both the bus and trolley hopping on and off at any of their stops (see Itinerary for a full list of stops on each tour) to visit attractions at your leisure. Trolleys depart every hour from 9am to 3:30pm and double-decker buses run every 30 minutes to an hour from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Enjoy live narration about San Antonio's rich history and top sights on both the bus and trolley tours. Visit the Alamo San Antonio's most famous landmark where Texas colonists fought valiantly against Santa Anna's Mexican troops. See where some of the heroes of that historic battle are laid to rest at San Fernando Cathedral. Explore the interactive exhibits at the Institute of Texan Cultures which tells the story of various ethnic and cultural groups that call Texas home. Stop into missions including Mission San José and Mission Concepcion
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San Antonio: The Grand Historic City Tour
"This grand city tour is both parts of a two Part tour. It is the perfect way to get a grand overview of old San Antonio its rich history & culture. Play Texas Trivia along the way. Your experience starts downtown: see Hemisfair Park original La Villita; downtown architecture Briscoe western art museum Sunset Station; St. Paul Square; Paris Hatters; theatre district; Buckhorn Saloon and Hall of Horns Briscoe Western Art Museum Alamodome; Rivercenter Mall; Alamo Plaza & historic hotels; Paris Hatters; theatre district; Buckhorn Saloon & Hall of Horns; Geekdom; JFK Parade Route on the day before his assassination; Gunter Hotel - and the history of bluesman Robert Johnson
From $109.00
 
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

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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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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...
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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...
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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...
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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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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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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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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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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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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

Whatever you do while in San Antonio, do not forget the Alamo. On the 6th of March of 1836, after a 13-day holdout, 184 Texan defenders of the Alamo were overwhelmed by more than 1,000 Mexican troops...
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King William Historic District

San Antonio's elite lived in this historic district, just south of downtown. The district dates from the 19th century when immigrant German merchants settled here. Today you can admire the...
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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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