Top 10 Places to Visit in San Antonio
San Antonio is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in Texas and I am not just saying that because that’s my home town. Well maybe I am but you should definitely take a look for yourself and see. There is so much to do for all ages It is filled with so much culture and has many attractions. It is growing but it keeps it history as the foundation of the city.
This is one of San Antonio’s greatest tourist attractions. This a great place to sightsee parts of Downtown and The Missions of San Antonio. You may be able to get a free tour or one at a low cost by riding in a river barge and receiving a guided tour on the 15-mile river. The tour would provide you information about the creation of the river and the history of the nearby places. There are many places surrounding the River Walk that you are able to eat at and enjoy the view of the River Walk, day and night. You can travel by foot and check out the nearby shops and relax and dine in or outdoor.
2. The Pearl
Here you will find a lot of San Antonio’s culture and culinary delicacies. The Pearl is 22-acre and has several shops, boutiques and plenty of dining experiences. This is also where The Culinary Institute of America is located. This place is one of America’s top culinary institute.
3. Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a large theme park with over 30 rides, 10 being roller coasters, opened year-round. This theme park attracts over one million visitors a year. The park currently has 6 different themes and a water park, Water White Bay. In addition to the water park, the park has many events, several shopping centers and dining available. The food option are better than what most parks offer. To avoid lines, purchase the Flash Pass, it allows you to skip long lines and gives you more time to have fun. They have wild rides for the ones seeking the trill but also have kid rides. The park is consistently growing. They also have live shows and season featured events like Fright Fest and Holiday in the Park. You don’t want to miss this amazing experience, so grab your camera and some friends and head to the park they are opened most of the year.
4. The Shops at La Cantera
This is one of the few 2-story out door shopping centers in San Antonio. In 2006 the mall received an award as the Grand Award Winner in the 17th Annual Superior Achievement in Design & Imaging Awards competition. It offers over 150 shops and services, so it’s easy to say that they have something for everyone. The landscape of the mall is breath taking, which makes going in and out of stores enjoyable.
5. Saint Mary’s Strip
This is the best area for millennials to come to in San Antonio to have a fun night out. The strip is a collection of bars, coffee shops, and clubs that runs from Mistletoe Avenue West Grayson Street on North St. Mary’s Street. The Strip is geared more towards the locals, but tourists would see that the night life is very entertaining. The Strip is similar to Austin’s Sixth Street.
6. Tower of the Americas
You will take an elevator to the observation deck in the tower that stands 750 feet high towering over all of downtown San Antonio. It was the tallest tower in the United States until 1996 when the Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower was made. In the tower you are able to have sit down and eat or walk around and learn history about different parts of the world. As you enjoy the scenery the tower is continuously revolving slowly allowing you a full 360 view in less than an hour.
7. San Antonio Zoo
Being open every day of the year, this is a great place for a family to go to. The zoo is more than 56 acre and holds over 3,500 animals. This can be an all-day experience. Inside the zoo are shops and resting areas to enjoy when taking a break from the animals. There is also an aquarium inside of the zoo. This was San Antonio’s first aquarium. There you would find both fresh water and saltwater animals. Outside of the zoo there is a small train ride to show guests a few sites around the zoo.
8. The Alamo
This museum is located in the heart of downtown. This is an historic Spanish mission site in San Antonio that reminds all of the Battle of the Alamo. Visitors are able to view the chapel, paintings, artifacts, and gift shop. You would be able to learn about The Alamo and its history.
9. Sea World San Antonio
This park is very family friendly. They have multiple type of shows from Pets Ahoy to water shows like One Ocean. The park ensure that each guest is given information about how valuable each animal is and gives ways on how to protect them. This park can be a full day of adventure since it’s so big, out of the 4 Sea World parks this one is the largest. The park also has roller coasters to rides a couple of them should satisfy the trill seekers. What a better way to cool off than to visit Aquatica, it’s a water park located inside Sea World.
10. Natural Bridge Caverns
These are said to be the largest commercial caverns in Texas. There is so much to see down below in the cavern as well above ground during your 70-minute tour. You are able to learn about the structure of the caverns and how they came to be. During the guided tour you are given the history about how the caves were found. There are so many different types of rock formations to view. There is some walking and stairs to go up and down.
San Antonio is growing rapidly and with all the upgrades you don’t want to pass up this city.