The San Antonio El Mercado is the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico.
Where should your San Antonio adventure begin? Which San Antonio city tours are worth taking? Are there San Antonio tourist spots you haven't considered?
We've rounded up the very best tours and attractions that bring millions of visitors to San Antonio each year. Here are some details and links to more information about the top tourist attractions in San Antonio and the surrounding area!
Few San Antonio tourist attractions make a splash as big as SeaWorld. Amusement rides, water rides, shows with dolphins and an up close look at whales are just a few things you can look forward to at one of only three SeaWorld theme parks in the country.
The Alamo in San Antonio
Remember the Alamo....and visit it when in San Antonio.
San Antonio River Walk
The San Antonio River Walk is by far one of the most frequented San Antonio tourist spots. It's a public park open 365 days a year, lined with individual businesses composed of restaurants, hotels, attractions and more.
The Alley on Bitters, AKA Artisans' Alley
A truly unique shopping experience with antiques, art, gifts, jewelry and more.
Gray Line Tours of
It's one of the most highly rated San Antonio tours that take visitors to all of the popular tourist attractions.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags Fiesta Texas Online is the best-known theme park in San Antonio, Texas. Check the schedule for special events.
Ripley's Believe It or Not! in San Antonio, TX
Experience three unique attractions including the authentically unbelievable Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium, the exciting movies that you ride at Ripley's 4D Moving Theater and the larger-than-life Louis Tussaud's WaxWorks.
They provide motorcoach charters, full-day and half-day San Antonio city tours as well as hourly trolley tours from the Alamo Visitor Center.
Learn the fascinating history of San Antonio on these walking tours.
Alamo Segway Tours
The most entertaining way to see downtown San Antonio is by Segway. Ride a Segway through the city with expert guides and have an experience that will leave you with a new perspective of the Alamo City..
The world famous San Antonio River Walk
Take a different type of San Antonio tour by cruising down the River Walk. Cruises are 35 to 40 minutes long and cover two and a half miles of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk.
Helotes is just Northwest of San Antonio. The MarketPlace is held the first Saturday of every month.
Rodeos are a regular occurrence on Saturday nights in San Antonio. From March through November Tejas Rodeos offers cowboy entertainment and great BBQ, too!
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Get the best view of San Antonio from the restaurant in the Tower. At top of the 550' tall tower, there's a rotating restaurant with 360-degree views of the city.
This famous Fiesta is held in April of each year in San Antonio.
San Antonio Botanical
Explore 33 acres of tranquility and beauty at this peaceful San Antonio attraction.
Saloon and Museum and the Texas Ranger Museum
San Antonio's Wild West history comes to life at the Buckhorn Saloon and Museum. Enjoy live entertainment, sodas, beer and spirits.
Witte Museum of
Life-size dinosaurs, an Egyptian mummy, historic homes – there's always something interesting to see at the Witte Museum.
Retama Park -
Have a day of family fun with live and simulcast horse racing.
The Texas Air Museum is one of the tourist attractions in San Antonio where you learn while you have fun. The museum's many hands-on exhibits are designed to promote active participation with the youth who visit.
Hard Rock Cafe
Get your Hard Rock Café shirt on the San Antonio River Walk.
Canyon Lake is a popular lake to the north of San Antonio for boating and other water-related recreational activities.
Boerne Market Days and Events
Boerne is a beautiful German heritage town that's conveniently located on IH-10 and just a short drive from San Antonio.
This web site provides tourist information for the state of Texas with links to over 100
cities and towns throughout Texas.
The Highland Lakes are a string of 7 lakes going up the Colorado River about 85 miles north of San Antonio. There are a lot of water activities on the lakes, including fishing, boating, swimming and wind surfing.
Take a Texas style safari drive through Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch. The ranch is located west of New Braunfels, Texas..
Schlitterbahn is known for being the largest waterpark resort in the country. It's located a short drive away in New Braunfels, TX..
Want to have fun and in the sun without the drive? Splashtown is a San Antonio family waterpark with something fun for every age.
View more than 10,000 different formations in underground chambers. Natural Bridge Caverns is Texas' largest natural attraction and it's a U.S. Natural Landmark. There are tours daily, a mining sluice, gift shop, snack bar and picnic areas.
Wonder World is Texas' most visited cave. The location includes a petting zoo, train ride, anti-gravity house and more in San Marcos, Texas.
Musical Bridges Around
Music theatre in San Antonio can be enjoyed at Musical Bridges Around the World.
San Antonio Zoo
Many visitors consider the zoo to be one of the must-see San Antonio tourist attractions. It's one of the largest zoos in the country with 3,500 animals of 750 species.
Watch the short movie, ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM, a stirring tribute to the 189 Texans, Tejanos and settlers who defended the besieged Alamo for 13 days against General Santa Anna's Mexican Army.
Cabela's - Buda, Texas
This famous retail store is located just off I-35 between Austin and San Antonio. In addition to offering quality outdoor merchandise, the 185,000 sq. ft. showroom is an educational and entertainment attraction. It features a décor of museum-quality animal displays, huge aquariums and trophy animals interacting in realistic re-creations of their natural habitats.
Other Tourist Attractions in San Antonio
You can pick up brochures for these attractions
at the San
Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau.
Casa Navarro State Historical Park
Spanish Governor's Palace
San Antonio's Five Missions