Welcome to San Antonio
San Antonio's selling point these days? Tourists might say they've come for the Alamo and the River Walk. But locals are touting the city's easy diversity, with all races and cultures truly coexisting and supporting each other. Residents are also excited about the ever-growing Pearl District – it may seem like half the city is here on a sunny Saturday afternoon. And we've never seen a place with so many... Read More
Top experiences in San Antonio
San Antonio activities
San Antonio Grand Sightseeing Tour
You'll visit the Alamo - the most famous spot in Texas, where David Crockett, Colonel William Barrett Travis, Jim Bowie and 186 others died fighting for independence on March 6, 1836. You'll pass the Spanish Governor's Palace which has been labeled "the most beautiful building in San Antonio" by the National Geographic Society. The palace is furnished with antique pieces and artifacts from the early 1700's. Take a relaxing riverboat cruise down the beautiful Paseo Del Rio, shaded by towering cypresses, oaks and willows, and bordered by gardens of ornamental foliage. A visit to historic Market Square is a fun experience. From the famous 24-hour restaurant and bakery, Mi Tierra, to an outstanding art gallery and century-old pharmacy, this is a great place to shop for gifts or to just relax and enjoy a little people watching. Founded in 1720, Mission San Jose became the largest and best known of the Texas missions, with up to 300 inhabitants at one time. The mission is now fully restored and boasts several unique features including the famous "Rose Window". The Japanese Sunken Gardens feature winding pebble walkways, stone bridges, a waterfall and tranquil pools among lush gardens. Also enjoy a drive through beautiful Brackenridge Park and by the world-renowned San Antonio Zoo. Visit Mission Concepcion and be transported back in time to the era of Spanish conquest. Learn how the Spanish developed the mission system within the San Antonio area and Texas and how they and Native Americans lived and worked in the mission era.
Trolley, River Cruise and Tower of the Americas
Your two-day trolley pass makes exploring San Antonio on your own a breeze. Listen to live narration about the city's colorful history and top sights, hopping on and off at the stops as you wish (see Itinerary for a complete list of stops). At your leisure, see the famous Alamo — where Texas colonists fought bravely against Santa Anna's Mexican troops — and the San Fernando Cathedral, where some of those heroes are laid to rest. Explore the interactive exhibits at the Institute of Texan Cultures, and visit Mission Concepcion, the oldest unrestored stone church in America. Shop for Mexican wares at Market Square (El Mercado), and browse the crafts at the downtown arts community of La Villita. Your package also includes an open-air riverboat cruise along the San Antonio River with views of lush greenery and quaint cafes and boutiques. For spectacular city views, take advantage of your admission to the Tower of the Americas observation deck. Ride a glass elevator up 500 feet (152 meters) to the deck for sensational photo opportunities, and enjoy a thrilling tour of Texas at the tower's 4D theater ride.Upgrade with Double-Decker Bus Tour:See more of what makes San Antonio special by upgrading to include a 50-minute double-decker bus tour of the city and admission to two more museums. Take in panoramic views of the city from the upper deck of your comfortable bus as your guide tells you more about sights including The Alamo, La Villita and the movie palace called the Aztec Theatre. Pass the Mexican area of Market Square (El Mercado) and the lively shopping and dining area on the banks of the San Antonio River known as the San Antonio River Walk. Your upgrade also gives you access to the Battle for Texas: The Experience, a collection of over 250 artifacts, and the Texas Ranger Museum, an overview of the famous law enforcement agency featuring a recreation of old San Antonio.
City Sightseeing San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour
Head to San Antonio’s visitor center to pick up a map of the route and list of sites. Then, hop on the open-top, double-decker City Sightseeing bus at any of the 11 stops around the city with your 24-hour or 48-hour ticket, letting you see the best of the city at your own pace. Hop off at Alamo Plaza, home to the Alamo, a site founded by the Spanish in the late 1700s as Mission San Antonio de Valero. This is where Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, Colonel Travis and many others fought valiantly during the Texas Revolution. Walk to the nearby Rivercenter Mall on the Riverwalk to shop, browse galleries and grab a bite at a restaurant. Visit a variety of market squares and stop by HemisFair Park, an urban park filled with fun activities and great views. See the grand Tower of the Americas, built for the 1968 World's Fair and once the country's tallest observation tower!Hop off and enter San Fernando Cathedral, one of the country’s oldest cathedral sanctuaries, built in 1734 by settlers from the Canary Islands. This site is the final resting place of several heroes lost in the Battle of the Alamo.You can also explore the King William Historic District, wander down St Mary’s Street and much more. Aboard the bus, you’ll get great views of the city and enjoy recorded commentary, letting you learn about all the sites you see. A full list of stops can be found in the Itinerary section below.
Natural Bridge Caverns Underground Walking Tour
Everything is bigger in Texas, including the caverns. See the Natural Bridge Caverns, the largest of its kind in the Lone Star State, near San Antonio on a guided walking tour. An experienced and informative guide leads your group through this National Natural Landmark, revealing the science and history behind the magical underground rock formations along the way. The 75-minute tour takes visitors 180 feet (55 m) underground to discover cavernous hallways and rooms highlighted by otherworldly stone structures that were only discovered in 1960. Throughout the nearly mile-long (1 km) walk, you’ll see “fried-egg” speleothems that seem to drip from the ceiling.After the subterranean tour, partake in some of the above-ground activities (own expense) on the grounds. Soar above Texas Hill Country on one of two ziplines; race through the AMAZEn’ Ranch Roundup; or test your stamina on a circuit of ropes, planks, and stairways on the Canopy Explorer Course.And if you don’t feel you’ve got your money’s worth yet, pan for gold, gemstones, arrowheads and fossils at the Natural Bridge Caverns Mining Sluice. You never know what you might unearth!
San Antonio River Walk Cruise and Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
The River Walk boat cruise is a leisurely way to learn about the rich history of the San Antonio River. Cruises are about 35 minutes long and cover 1.5 miles (2.4 km) of the San Antonio River Walk. The hop-on hop-off tour by double-decker bus starts at Alamo Plaza, from where you'll head north toward the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Pearl Brewery Complex and much more.See the Itinerary section for a list of hop-on hop-off stops. You may get off at any of the stops to explore attractions independently; then just go back to where you were dropped off and wait for the next bus, which arrives every 20 minutes. Stops include the Empire Theater, San Fernando Cathedral, and King William Historic District.Before you begin your San Antonio combo sightseeing experience, you must exchange your voucher for tickets for the two tours at our easy to find Visitor Center next to The Alamo. Then enjoy this convenient way to enjoy the city from both land and water!
Ultimate San Antonio Historic Segway Tour
Segway Nation's 2 hour Historic Downtown San Antonio Segway tour is offered once daily. This 2 hour San Antonio Segway tour is our most popular tour, and is designed to be fun, entertaining and informative. This tour explores many of San Antonio’s historic buildings, world famous landmarks, and gorgeous parks. Some of this tours highlights include gliding past the world famous Alamo • Tower of the Americas • HemisFair Park • Henry B Gonzales Convention Center • The Alamodome • Historic San Fernando Cathedral • The Bexar County Courthouse • El Mercado • Arts Village La Villita • This tour also includes plenty of time to ride and sightsee on your Segway, plus lots of fun facts and time for great photos. This tour sells out fast, so book now.