Hi everyone! It’s Gerald and Kacey here. We’ve had the time to go around and look for things to do in San Antonio this weekend. So we came up with a list of sights and tours that we think you will enjoy when you visit San Antonio.
Top 8 Things to Do in San Antonio
San Antonio Riverwalk Cruise
Experience one of the most famous sights in San Antonio with the San Antonio Riverwalk Cruise. You can learn everything you need to know about San Antonio River in this 35-minute comprehensive riverboat tour and covers 1.5 miles of the River Walk. What we loved about this quick tour is the very informative and entertaining captain that gave us lots of historical facts. The river is a great start to get introduced to the city because of its very serene and welcoming atmosphere.
Another popular sight in San Antonio is The Alamo that says a lot about the early history of Texas. You can walk and take a tour of its grounds and learn to appreciate San Antonio. This is a prime spot in our area and you shouldn’t miss this place when visiting the town.
San Antonio Mission Tours
The Mission Tour visits four historic sites in San Antonio. It gives visitors an idea of how life was like during the 18th century. These sites have earned UNESCO World Heritage status because they are great a great example of history. The mission we enjoyed the most was San Jose because it has the National Park visitor center and a movie theater that shows the history of the missions.
The botanical garden is another beautiful place to go to if you want to relax. It is near downtown so it’s easily accessible. It’s a 33-acre property that houses different plants from all over the world. The garden and plants are really lovely and you know they take care of them very well. There are even different landscape styles like the Japanese Tea Garden, the Conservatory, and the different Texas landscape areas. We would really like to come back here and explore it more.
Sea World is a great place to visit for a fun family day. There are a lot of attractions to see here. Just make sure you are aware of the schedules so that you can catch them all. There are also park rides to enjoy. You’ll need a whole day to experience everything in Sea World. It is a bit pricey, but it’s definitely worth the money!
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Although it seems pricey to go to, the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is worth it to spend a whole day in, especially if you have children. The animals are treated very well and the 450-acre ranch premises are kept neat and tidy. You can feed the animals with the food that they give you. This is one of the things to do in San Antonio with kids.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Experience a day of extreme fun in one of the most interesting Six Flags locations! Many people say that this is the best one and we definitely agree. The rides and attractions will fill up a whole day’s schedule and will keep you busy until the night. There are also relaxing water rides for those who do not like extreme ones. It’s best to start the day early to be able to ride all the attractions you want. Also, check the park schedule before you go so you can plan your day ahead and join the events.
San Antonio Walking Food Tour
What’s the best thing to do after a full-packed day? EAT! San Antonio is gaining fame among the foodies and this tour is perfect to experience traditional Tex-Mex food or those that are found at this location only. Another great way to get familiar with a place is to know its food. This tour is around 3 hours with 5 restaurant stops, and will definitely take you to the roots of San Antonio.
Other Top Things to Do in San Antonio
San Antonio Market Square
The San Antonio Market Square is a city attraction that you have to visit. It has a great Mexican that will take you to Mexico. There are a lot of things to see in the market square which are mostly stalls, souvenir shops, and restaurants. Enjoy over 3 blocks of apparels, handicrafts, and food.
San Antonio Museum of Art
Going to the San Antonio Museum of Art is one of the things to do in San Antonio for free. There are certain days when they offer free admission so watch out for those! This museum displays many different styles of art and different eras as well. So if you are an art lover, you can spend hours in this museum. Both the modern and ancient collections are beautiful and will surely keep you coming back. Free admission on Tuesday from 4pm until 9pm, and also on Sundays from 10am until 12 noon.
Briscoe Western Museum
Another museum that offers free admission is the Briscoe Western Museum that is located near the Riverwalk. It is made up of 3 floors with wonderful displays of western history and it is best to start from the top floor going down to the bottom. Their exhibits have audio and video too for better viewing experience. It is free to go on Tuesdays from 4 in the afternoon until 9 in the evening.
La Villita Historic Arts Village
La Villita or Little Village is the first village in San Antonio. For us, this is an interesting place because it is the start of real estate in the area. It is popular for the locally made artisan and specialty boutiques of arts and crafts in the old houses there. Going here is easy because it is located along the Riverwalk too.
If you want to experience country music, you can head over to Power Plant in Seguin, which is just a few minutes drive from San Antonio. You can watch Buddy Boy Vargas who is a very talented musician.