Texas Attractions & Fun Things To Do In San Antonio
Hit San Antonio's famed Riverwalk, and get it on everything from museums and entertainment to shopping, nightlife and dining. The all-new TownePlace Suites San Antonio Downtown is located only steps from Riverwalk and less than .1 miles from the Alamo, it's the perfect place to see it all!
Riverwalk San Antonio.Riverwalk San Antonio is a charming stretch of walking paths lined with shops, bars and restaurants that wind along the banks of the San Antonio River. Also known as Paseo del Río, the Riverwalk passes one story below downtown San Antonio, Texas and offers a splendid walking tour that includes the San Antonio Museum of Art, Rivercenter mall, HemisFair Park and much more. For a directory of fun things to do and attractions to see on San Antonio's Riverwalk, go to www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com.
The Alamo.The Alamo is the last vestige of the famed Battle of the Alamo, a 13-day siege which took place from February 23 - March 6, 1836. Although defeated by the Mexican Army, the Texas Revolutionaries or "Texians" who fought the battle inspired many others to join their cause. Eventually, the Alamo led to the end of the Texas revolution when the Texians won the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, which decisively drove the Mexican Army out of Texas. To learn more about visiting the Alamo and its history, go to www.thealamo.org. [Top]
SeaWorld San Antonio.SeaWorld San Antonio is a marine-life theme park that covers a sprawling 250 acres in the Westover Hills area of San Antonio, Texas. SeaWorld San Antonio's exhibits include: Penguin Encounter, Dolphin Cove, a Seal And Sea Lion Community, a Sharks and Coral Reef exhibit and Alligator Alley. There's plenty of rides too, and Shamu's Happy Harbor with little kids rides like Pete's Pinwheel, Shamu Express and Jumpin' Jungle. To learn more about SeaWorld San Antonio, visit www.seaworld.com/sanantonio.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas.Six Flags Fiesta is located in San Antonio, Texas at the intersection of Interstate 10 and Loop 1604. Six Flags Fiesta features six main theme areas to have fun: Crackaxle Canyon, Fiesta Bay Boardwalk, Los Festivales, Spassburg, Wiggles World and Rockville. To learn more about Six Flags Fiesta Texas, visit www.sixflags.com/fiestatexas. [Top]
Lackland Air Force Base.Lackland Air Force Base is located in San Antonio, Texas. A United States Air Force base operated by the Air Education and Training Command (AETC), this base is known as the only place that the United States Air Force puts their enlisted through Basic Military Training for active duty, the Air National Guard and reserves. To learn more about Lackland Air Force Base, visit www.lackland.af.mil.
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center hosts nearly a million conventioneers attending more than 300 events each year. Named in honor of Texas' late U.S. congressman Henry B. Gonzalez, San Antonio's Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center boasts more than 1,300,000 square feet. To learn more about the facilities and attending conventions and upcoming events at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, visit www.sanantonio.gov/convfac. [Top]
Alamodome.The Alamodome is a multi-use facility and was the home of the championship San Antonio Spurs before moving to AT&T Center. A domed combination football and basketball stadium, the facility seats up to 72,000. Opened in 1993, the Alamodome also functions as one of San Antonio's leading convention centers. To learn more about attending events at San Antonio's famed Alamodome, visit www.sanantonio.gov/dome.
Shops at La Villita.Shops at La Villita is an historic arts village that features a number of art galleries and collectives, including River Art Group, Susan Carlin Art, Nueva St. Gallery and Little Studio Gallery. Grab a bite while you browse the art, there's the Fig Tree Restaurant, Little Rhein Steak House and Guadalajara Grill for your dining pleasure. To learn more about the Shops at La Villita, visit www.lavillita.com.
Natural Bridge Caverns.Experience one of the world's premier caverns, Natural Bridge
Caverns. Take the Discovery Tour and see what millions of others have seen - an incredible
underground world of natural beauty. This 75-minute tour travels through a half-mile of the largest
Tour gives guests an up-close and most spectacular show cavern in Texas. The new Illuminations and
spectacular formations. personal tour of the amazing Hidden Passages dramatic lighting.
San Antonio Zoo.The third largest zoo in the U.S., the
San Antonio Zoo is one of the oldest as well. A collection of
animals was assembled in San Pedro Park in the 1800s. more
animals were added in 1914. Today, more than 3,500 animals
reside at the zoo, representing 600 special of animals on 56
Main Plaza. San Antonio's historic Main Plaza, at the heart
of the city, dates back to the early 1700s. The city lovingly
restored it in spring of 2008. This innovative public space, with
huge trees, bubbling fountains, sidewalks, tables and soft
landscaping, vitalizes the city's center core.