San Antonio, TX
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Welcome to San Antonio!
We are so excited to welcome you. Whether this is your first or one hundredth time to visit, We
have listed just a few of the places and culture to enjoy in San Antonio!
Visit The Alamo
You can’t go to San Antonio without visiting the Alamo. This small mission building turned seemingly overnight into
one of the most known monuments in American history, thanks to the legendary Battle of the Alamo in the Texas
Revolution. Here, a small band of Texans lost their lives defending the mission against an overwhelming number of
Mexican soldiers. The tale of the battle quickly spread and fuelled the fire that eventually gave Texas its freedom.
Today, the Alamo is a museum and an important symbol of Texas’s liberty.
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
Artpace Design l Courtesy of Brendan Scully
Get a Little Cultured at Artpace
Founded in 1995 by Linda Pace (Pace Picante Salsa), Artpace is San Antonio’s not-for-profit contemporary art
gallery. Using former industrial space for exhibits and showings, Artpace provides educational programs and
events for schoolchildren, businesses and guests all across the city. Artpace is best known for their international
artist-in-residence program, where the organization brings one artist from Texas, one from the U.S. and one from
anywhere in the world together as they each create an individual piece of art during their residency.
445 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
The River Walk at Night l © Stuart Seeger/Flickr
Take a Stroll Down the River Walk
Among the streets of downtown San Antonio is the ever beautiful and popular River Walk. This purely pedestrian
street connects many restaurants, stores and other sights together in a scenic and circular walk around the center
of the city. The very best way to complete the River Walk is to take a boat tour some of the way.
San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
Tower of the Americas l © Nan Palmero/Flickr
The Tower of the Americas
Soar to the top of San Antonio by reaching the summit of the Tower of the Americas. Built for the 1968 World Fair,
the tower is the largest building in San Antonio and was the largest observation tower in the United States until
1996. Located in the middle of the beautiful HemisFair Park, the observation deck gives breathtaking views of the
surrounding San Antonio area.
739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
San Antonio Botanical Garden l © John Lord/Flickr
Explore the Botanical Garden
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is a 33 acre non-profit garden nestled right in the downtown area. This beautiful
oasis consists the Lucile Halsell Conservatory, a complex that showcases plants from all over the world and a Texas
Native Trail: an 11 acre community full of plants characteristic to the San Antonio and Texas region. The botanical
garden also offers educational programs to children and adults, ranging from summer camps to botanical lessons
555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209, United States
San Antonio Zoo l © AllieKF/Flickr
Visit the San Antonio Zoo
The 35 acre San Antonio Zoo houses over 3,500 animals that represent 750 species. Open seven days a week, 365
days a year, the zoo gives guests a variety of information and exhibits, including overnight adventures for schools
and families and the immensely popular Eagle Train Ride (first opened in 1956), gliding you through many of the
animal exhibits throughout the zoo on a beautiful, miniature red steam train.
3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212, United States
Institute of Texan Cultures l © minnemom/Flickr
Go to the Institute of Texan Cultures
In association with the Smithsonian Institution, the Institute of Texan Cultures is an extremely important addition to
the city of San Antonio. A component of the University of Texas, San Antonio, the museum depicts the story of
Texans from the native settlers to the hordes of immigrants in the 18th and 19th century to heped create Texas as
it is today. Visit the museum to learn about where Texan pride comes from and why history and tradition are so
meaningful to the diverse population of San Antonio.
801 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205, United States
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park l © Stuart Seeger/Flickr
The Mission’s Historic National Park
The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a site that preserves four of the Spanish frontier missions in San
Antonio – Concepcion, Espada, San Jose and San Juan. Originally created by Spanish Catholic religious orders to
spread Christianity among the local natives, the park is now a massive reflection of over 300 years of San Antonio
history. Tour the missions here and attend a Catholic service, still performed regularly in any of the four missions.
6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214, United States
Mission San Jose at the San Antonio Missions Park l © Mobilus In Mobili/Flickr
The Mission San Jose
While at the San Antonio Missions Park or if you don’t have enough time to go to all four, focus on the Mission San
Jose. This place was known as “The Queen of Missions” as it was the largest one, and because of that it has the
most in-depth information for visitors to read and learn about the history of the San Antonio missions. Come here
to find out what the missions were like 250 years ago and learn why it was a major cultural center of the region.
The Caverns l © gsloan/Flickr
Visit the Natural Bridge Caverns
The Natural Bridge Caverns, discovered in 1960 by a team of explorers, is the largest known commercial cavern in
Texas. Learn about geology as you trek through the limestone carvings of the cavern and learn about the
thousands of years it took for the whole area to form. Go on a 75 minute extensive tour throughout the caverns,
exploring 180 below the surface and studying stunning formations deep inside the Earth.