San Antonio attractions

Top Choice Historic Building in San Antonio

The Alamo

For proud Texans, the much-fabled Alamo, entered freely off San Antonio’s central plaza, is not so much a tourist attraction as a place of pilgrimage. Many visitors get downright dewy-eyed as they explore the site o…
Top Choice Waterfront in San Antonio

River Walk

A little slice of Europe in the heart of downtown, the 15-mile River Walk is an essential part of the San Antonio experience. Wandering this charming network of canals and pedestrian walkways, set just below the dow…
Top Choice Museum in San Antonio

McNay Art Museum

This Spanish Colonial revival-style mansion, 5 miles north of downtown and originally owned by Marion Koogler McNay, is spectacular. McNay's collection of European and American art, which she left to the city after …
Historic Building in San Antonio

Mission San José

Known in its time as the Queen of the Missions, San José is certainly the largest and arguably the most beautiful of all the sites on the Mission Trail. Because it's a little more remote and pastoral, surrounded by …
Historic Building in San Antonio

San Fernando Cathedral

Founded in 1731, San Antonio’s cathedral ranks as the oldest church in Texas. Its prime interest for modern visitors is as the screen – literally – for San Antonio: The Saga. This after-dark sound-and-light show, te…
Amusement Park in San Antonio

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

You don't have to be a kid to enjoy Fiesta Texas – this popular theme park has plenty of rides that you must be 'this tall' to enjoy. Of course, there are also more than 25 kids' rides for the vertically challenged,…
Park in San Antonio

Brackenridge Park

North of downtown near Trinity University, this 343-acre park is a great place to spend a family day. As well as the San Antonio Zoo, you'll find the Kiddie Park, the San Antonio Zoo Eagle miniature train ($4), an o…
Amusement Park in San Antonio

SeaWorld San Antonio

SeaWorld San Antonio is home to both Shamu the 'killer' (orca) whale and Great White, an inverted 'heels-over-head' roller coaster. Loaded with waterslides, water park Aquatica opened in 2012; there's a separate adm…
Historic Site in San Antonio

Fort Sam Houston

'Fort Sam' – as it's known 'round here – is ready to enlist you for a little military history. Its claims to fame? The Apache chief Geronimo was held here for 40 days, and it was also the site of the first military …
Historic Building in San Antonio

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Spain's missionary presence can best be felt at the ruins of the four missions south of town: Concepción (1731), San José (1720), San Juan (1731) and Espada (1745–56). Religious services are still held in the missio…