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Best things to do in San Antonio

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

Historic Site
“San Antonio isn't called Alamo City for nothing! Here you can rediscover the gem of Texas history, stroll through the 4.2-acre complex and Alamo Gardens, then head back down to the River Walk for local experiences in dining, shopping and entertainment. ”
152 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“This brewery is a beautiful landmark that offs dining, shopping, a farmers' market & event space. It has also become a nightlife and foodie hub with food trucks, outdoor bars and other cool hangouts located right at the start of the River Walk. ”
190 locals recommend
Theme Park
“This is not only fun, it’s a beautiful place to be. The animals and trainers here are amazing! The kids will enjoy the rides and water park, too!”
89 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 Mall
“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!”
108 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
“Touring & long-term exhibits about natural history, art & Texas heritage, plus a Science Treehouse. Check out their website for discounted tickets! ”
101 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!”
89 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Indoor. Near the airport. Known as a photo op because of the GIANT boots visible from the highway. Cheesecake Factory!”
63 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“This place is so beautiful! Be sure to check their hours of operation. Located downtown.”
67 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!”
45 locals recommend
Park
“Historic riverside park with trails, picnic & play areas, athletic fields & miniature train rides.”
61 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Quirky kid-friendly venue with organic American fare, live music, a laundromat & car wash. Delish food, extensive craft beer selection, and al fresco dining with misting fans. Kid-friendly with a playscape in the center of dining area to keep one eye on the kiddos at all times. ”
88 locals recommend
Plaza
“Great shopping area with Mexican flare, flanked by cafes and restaurants. A visit to Mi Tierra is a must! ”
59 locals recommend