San Antonio

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  • 1. Brackenridge Park

    Alamo Heights | Park/Playground

    The 343-acre green space between U.S. 281 and Broadway Street (also known as State Spur 368) makes an excellent setting for a picnic or a stroll...Read More

  • 2. River Walk

    Promenade/Boardwalk

    The Paseo del Rio is the city's (and the state's) leading tourist attraction. Built a full story below street level, it comprises about 3...Read More

  • 3. San Antonio Zoo

    Zoo/Aquarium

    Set on 35 acres with more than 3,500 animals of 600 species, the San Antonio Zoo is consistently ranked as one of the best zoos in the country...Read More

  • 4. Six Flags Fiesta Texas

    Northwest | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Set within 100-foot quarry walls, this amusement park features sectors highlighting Texas's rich diversity, from the state's Mexican and German...Read More

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  • 5. The Alamo

    Downtown | Memorial/Monument/Tomb

    At the heart of San Antonio, this one-time Franciscan mission stands as a repository of Texas history, a monument to the 189 Texan volunteers...Read More

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  • 6. The Pearl Brewery District

    Downtown | Historic District/Site

    The newly revitalized Pearl Brewery, now known as The Pearl was originally established in the 1880s by the Pearl Brewing Company, a Texas original...Read More

  • 7. Casa Navarro State Historic Site

    Downtown | Building/Architectural Site

    A signer of the Texas Declaration of Independence, lawyer and legislator José Antonio Navarro built these three limestone, brick, and adobe...Read More

  • 8. Friedrich Wilderness Park

    North | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    On the outskirts of town (about 20 mi from downtown off I–10), this 600-acre hilly haven for rare birds and orchids offers more than 5 mi of...Read More

  • 9. Government Canyon State Natural Area

    North | Park (National/State/Provincial)

    The area is home to numerous varieties of trees and several species of rare birds, such as the golden-cheeked warbler. This 8,600-acre park...Read More

  • 10. Institute of Texan Cultures

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Beyond the Tower of the Americas, this interactive museum affiliated with the University of Texas focuses on the 25 ethnic groups who have made...Read More

  • 11. Kiddie Park

    Alamo Heights | Amusement Park/Water Park

    Established in 1925, this is America's original and oldest children's amusement park. The Herschell-Spillman Carousel's 36 jumping horses have...Read More

  • 12. La Villita Historic Arts Village

    Neighborhood/Street

    Meaning Little Village, La Villita Historic Arts Village a prime place for shopping and entertainment, was the original settlement in Old San...Read More

  • 13. Louis Tussaud's Plaza Wax Museum/Ripley's Believe It or Not!

    Downtown | Museum/Gallery

    Louis Tussaud's Plaza Wax Museum/Ripley's Believe It or Not! The Plaza Wax Museum depicts the famous, from Jesus to John Wayne. Many figures...Read More

  • 14. McNay Art Museum

    Museum/Gallery

    In a private mansion with a Moorish-style courtyard, this museum reopened in summer 2008 with a new 45,000-square-foot exhibition center that...Read More

  • 15. Menger Hotel

    Downtown | Hotel–Sight

    After you visit the Alamo, stop by this adjacent 1859 property. It's San Antonio's most historic lodging, and offers a history book full of...Read More

  • 16. Mission Concepción

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Mission Concepción, the oldest unrestored stone church in the nation, is known for its colorful frescoes, or wall paintings. The most striking...Read More

  • 17. Mission San José

    Religious Building/Site/Shrine

    Start your tour at the stunning Mission San José, the "Queen of Missions." It's adjacent to the visitor's center, where a National Park Service...Read More

  • 18. Mission San Juan

    House/Mansion/Villa

    Mission San Juan, with its Romanesque arches, has a serene chapel. This mission once supplied all its own needs, from cloth to crops, and a...Read More

  • 19. Old Spanish Trail

    Trail/Path

    San Antonio's Gunter Hotel served as headquarters when the southern U.S. transcontinental highway was built in the 1920s. Named the Old Spanish...Read More

  • 20. Rio San Antonio Cruises

    Promenade/Boardwalk

    Rio San Antonio Cruises provides narrated boat tours and charter dinner cruises. Try to take your trip near twilight, when the sounds and light...Read More

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