What to see in San Antonio

San Antonio Attractions

Considered the heart of Texas cowboy country, San Antonio offers a wealth of attractions and activities for visitors to the city.

San Antonio has a rich 'wild west' history, which visitors can get a feel for by visiting places like Casa Navarro State Historic Site, the Spanish Governor's Palace, San Antonio Missions National Park, the King William Historic District, and of course the iconic Alamo Mission.

There are plenty of museums, ranging from the fun and eclectic Buckhorn Saloon and Museum, to the statelier Museo Alameda. Other great museums include the Institute of Texan Cultures, the San Antonio Children's Museum, and the Witte Museum.

Spending time outdoors is a great way to take advantage of the San Antonio sunshine, and families will want to visit theme parks like SeaWorld, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch.

There are also many different ways to tour San Antonio: local operators offer tours by helicopter, Segway, bus, and on foot. For a different view of the city, try the night-time Ghost Hunts of San Antonio Tour.

Buckhorn Saloon and Museum

In the true spirit of the Wild West, the Buckhorn saloon contains over 8,000 wildlife exhibits, wax effigies, horns, and other western memorabilia. The saloon was opened in 1881 by a young…

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The centre of San Antonio's shopping and dining district, the Riverwalk winds its way for five miles (8km) along the banks of the San Antonio River. Visitors can explore the Rivercenter Mall along…

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas

The city's biggest theme park and one of the best-known in the United States, the place keeps raising the bar with the recently added water rides to enhance its theme park rides, roller coasters and…

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Spanish Governor's Palace

Described by National Graphic as the most beautiful building in San Antonio, the diminutive palace once served as the headquarters for the Spanish rulers of this region. The ten-room building is built…

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The Alamo

The Alamo has assumed mythological significance in American culture. The Alamo was originally built as a mission by Spanish priest in 1724, and was named Mision San antonio de Valera. In 1794, the…

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