San Antonio is rich in history and heritage but they’re WAY more than that. When you visit San Antonio, you won’t only enjoy the city’s amazing modern attractions, but also be inspired by the ambiance and scenery, be curious about what the town has to offer, and also crave their local specialties. When you visit once, you’ll keep coming back. You can explore, walk, bike, hike, and even play in their wonderful parks, fresh-aired gardens, and outdoor space.
Visit San Antonio and experience the cultural and historical significance of the city with tours, festivals, and other fun events. You can also explore the city’s heart by shopping in the local markets, dining and eating their local specialties, and just appreciating the beauty of the city itself. San Antonio really has everything you like to make sure every second of your time there is well-spent and always fun.
Now, let us help you build your perfect itinerary and visit everything to make the trip the best one and not miss out on the good spots.
San Antonio Museum of Art
Address: 200 W. Jones St. San Antonio
Contact No: (210) 978-8100
I, myself, am a very big fan of art. And if you’re like me who likes to appreciate the beauty of everything and wants a calm and peaceful place, then the San Antonio Museum of Art is the best place you could go. SAMA is located in the historic complex of buildings that was originally home to the Lone Star Brewery on the banks of the Museum Reach of the river.
The art museum features the most detailed ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art collections in the southern United States. Nelson A. Rockefeller Latin American art wings span the ages from the ancient Americas to the present and also include an outstanding collection of folk art. The art museum features artworks from all over the world, including; Korea, India, Japan, and some artworks from the Chinese ceramics collection.
Address: 711 Navarro, Suite 100, San Antonio
The 20,000 sq. ft. art gallery features 14 immersive and interactive artworks from 40+ local, national, and international artists. If you want a more explorative and playful place to go to, then this place would be the perfect one for you. The aim of Hopscotch aims to give joy and wonder to the curated spaces for people of all ages.
And, don’t worry if you got tired and hungry, Hopscotch also has a full bar and lounge area where you can relax and chill after a fun day. They also have a gift shop, food trucks, and patio that also has live music from time to time. Guests are allowed to take drinks with them inside the gallery. But even if you’re allowed to do that, still be careful and respect the artwork.
Lastly, if you don’t have time to wander around, you can just chill by the patio and appreciate the view of the beautiful Travis Park, the Historic St. Anthony, and Travis Park Church.
Address: 2800 Broadway, San Antonio
Contact No: (210) 212-4453
To keep your young ones occupied and make sure they’re having fun and learning at the same time, you could take them to The Doseum. It is designed and constructed with a thoughtful and gentle approach so the kids could pick whatever activity they want without being overwhelmed. The museum itself is a safe place for children to get inspired and explore the creative realm and be more curious to learn and play with purpose.
Aside from the different activities that might interest the kids, they also have an interactive robot named Baxter, a spy academy filled with math challenges, an interactive puppet parade, a musical staircase, a Children’s River, and a significant area with plenty of water features, shade, and an ADA-accessible treehouse.
The River Walk, or Paseo del Rio
If you like taking strolls and just feeling the lovely nature, you should walk by the Paseo del Rio and enjoy the view of the river. You can shop, go sightseeing, eat food, and just have fun. The world-renowned 15-mile urban waterway is a San Antonio treasure and is also the largest urban ecosystem in the nation. You can explore it yourself on foot or you coil have a guided tour while having a nice ride on the river.
In the downtown area, you can explore nearby attractions like the Alamo and the King William Historic District, shop on local favorites along the river’s Museum Reach the historic Pearl, and while at Pearl, you can dine and drink in their local Food Hall.
Aside from that, just a little bit further south, you can learn more about the city’s history at UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, along the Mission Reach. There is literally so much to see and do, you’ll enjoy a lot exploring by the river.
Natural Bridge Caverns
Address: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., San Antonio
Contact No.: (210) 651-6101
If you’re more of an outdoor person, then I’m sure exploring the Natural Bridge Caverns. Discover the natural beauty of the LARGEST cavern system. The incredible chambers filled with spectacular formations and amazing geological wonders will leave you in awe. The discovery tour takes you 180 feet below the surface of the earth.
With new increased lighting, the formations create a totally new artistic picture, showing some spectacular spots for the first time. You’ll see the beauty of rock formations at their finest.
The journey continues with Twisted Trails, the World’s LARGEST outdoor Sky Trail and Sky Rails circuit. The second caverns system contains some of the most fragile formations and allows you to experience how actual darkness feels. You’ll find the beauty of every formation and the delicateness of it.
San Antonio Zoo
Address: 3903 N. St. Mary’s St. San Antonio
Contact No: (210) 734-7184
For people of all ages, the San Antonio Zoo is a must-go attraction that you surely don’t wanna miss. The wild meets life and the beautifully landscaped grounds make a good habitat for all the animals; to keep them safe and sound. Create lasting family memories of your wildlife interaction. You can also feed them but of course, still follow the rules of what and what not to feed them.
The San Antonio Zoo is a place for exploring, learning, and having fun. Learn more about education and conservationism that keeps, all animals and their natural habitats healthy and safe for more generations to come.
Voila! These are the places that you shouldn’t miss when you’re in San Antonio. And, don’t forget to bring your cameras and make sure to keep the memories of the whole trip and share them with your friends!!