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Best things to do in San Antonio

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“Remember, The Alamo! Get your picture snapped in front of this historical landmark, just don't ask them if there is a basement. You can also check out the other beautiful Spanish Missions across the city.”
155 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Great restaurants, beautiful Hotel Emma. It's nice to walk through The Pearl for dinner and dessert, or it can be a great starting point for a walk down the river.”
191 locals recommend
Theme Park
“SeaWorld is an amazing place to spend a day or two with the family. Great rides, shows and lots of places to eat available on site. The water park "Aquatica" allows for thrilling water rides or just relaxing in the sun!”
90 locals recommend
Theme Park
“For a family fun filled day, this is the place to be! Our favorite time of year to go is spring while it’s cooler and not so crowded.”
100 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Of course you can not stay in San Antonio and not visit the Historic Riverwalk. Downtown San Antonio offers plenty of sightseeing along with places to eat. ”
132 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“LaCantera Mall is darling and gives you a different taste of San Antonio in comparison to downtown. This is actually my favorite area of SA which is built from the beautiful natural surrounding rock material. Grab a drink and feel free to explore the entire outside mall area. There are beautiful shops and excellent restaurants here and this is also located next to Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Restaurants are The Cheesecake Factory, Perry's Steakhouse and Grille, Yard house, and my favorite Kona Grill (which has excellent happy hours). This is a must visit in SA!”
109 locals recommend
Zoo
“Great for families! It is HOT during the summer, so take hats, fans, whatever you need to stay cool.”
74 locals recommend
Science Museum
“A 7 minute walk, just across Broadway. It's a great place for kids and adults to spend an afternoon. Check out the website for currently featured exhibitions.”
103 locals recommend
Museum
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“Preeminent museum of Art including collections from such famed collectors as the Rockefellers”
80 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Huge selection of modern art for the art lovers out there! They have performances and it's good for kids!”
90 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Indoor. Near the airport. Known as a photo op because of the GIANT boots visible from the highway. Cheesecake Factory!”
63 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“The caverns offer an adventurous experience. Take the tour together as you dare to go further in the passages of time!”
46 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“This place is so beautiful! Be sure to check their hours of operation. Located downtown.”
67 locals recommend
Park
“Historic riverside park with trails, picnic & play areas, athletic fields & miniature train rides.”
62 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent Food, Grass Fed Products, Vegan Products, Restaurant/Bar, Live Music, Kid Friendly/Playground Best Known for their: Fish Tacos”
89 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a nice indoor museum for kids under 10. Keep your kids busy and let them explore!”
74 locals recommend