Voted the Most Romantic City in the U.S by Time Magazine, San Antonio is the perfect destination for you and your loved one. With tons to do for couples and families, there are endless options for your relaxing vacation. Stroll the River Walk, visit historical sites, and experience a fun-filled day with all the city has to offer.
Some of the top attractions in San Antonio include:
San Antonio River Walk
Built of a network of walkways and romantic restaurants with outdoor seating, the San Antonio River Walk is the city’s top attraction. Spend the entire day/ evening along the banks strolling, dining and shopping.
Address: 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
Attracting more than 2.5 million visitors a year, the Alamo is a significant part of Texan history. Serving as the first Spanish colonization, a historical site for the independence of Mexico, and the grounds where the Confederacy stood ground, the Alamo holds tons of history. Take one of the various tours offered, and come visit this beautiful site. Visit on the first Saturday of the month to receive free admission!
Address: 300 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
Located just outside of downtown, the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park consists of four missions that were built in the 1700s to expand Spanish influence to the North from Mexico. These structures were built in Native American towns in attempt to convert the natives to Catholicism and make them Spanish citizens. Not only is the park a ground for historical missions, but it also consists of 10 miles of trails.
Address: 6701 San Jose Dr. San Antonio, TX 78214
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
With dozens of rides, shows, and activities, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the perfect destination for adrenaline chasers. San Antonio’s largest theme park consists of rides of all types including thrill, family, kids, and water park rides. Now open is the Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster, which is the world’s first single rail coaster!
Address: 3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Get closer to marine life! For a day of excitement and fun, take your family and friends to visit SeaWorld San Antonio. This theme park and aquarium is the perfect place to see both underwater life, as well as penguins and polar bears. Cool off with the Rio Loco or Wave Breaker. With tons to do, this is the perfect attraction for all ages!
Address: 10500 Sea World Dr. San Antonio, TX 78251
This 35-minute river cruise is the perfect way to experience San Antonio’s most visited attraction, the River Walk. Take the Go Rio narrated cruise to get the most of San Antonio’s rich history including German, French, Irish, Mexican and Native American heritage. From La Vilita to Selena’s bridge, learn about the stories that make San Antonio such an amazing city! Looking for a way to get around the River Walk? The Go Rio river shuttle is the perfect transportation method to get from the San Antonio River Walk to Museum Reach.
Address: 849 E. River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205
San Antonio’s first neighborhood and the historical ground of where Santa Anna placed his cannon line in the Battle of the Alamo is now a prime center for artists. La Villita is a historic art village within downtown San Antonio. Filled with art galleries and stores selling custom jewelry, pottery, souvenirs, along with restaurants offering blends of tradition and southwest flavors, expect to spend hours here!
Address: 418 Villita St #9, San Antonio, TX 78205
San Fernando Cathedral
Built in the 18th century, San Fernando Cathedral is the oldest standing church in Texas, and the first church built in San Antonio. Now one of the top tourist destinations in the state, this church was named after a 13th-century Spanish king who is credited for creating a peaceful coexistence in between Christians, Muslims, and Jews within the Spanish empire. Located on the Main Plaza, the San Fernando church is open for visitors daily from 6am to 6pm with Mass in both Spanish and English. Don’t miss the incredible light show on Tuesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and 9, 9:30, and 10pm!
Address: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
San Antonio Museum of Art
Located on the River Walk, the San Antonio Museum of Art is the prime destination for individuals interested in seeing multi-cultural artwork. With exhibitions highlighting Egyptian art, Spanish Paintings, Japanese ceramics and more, this museum is made to impress. Visit on Sunday morning, or Tuesday evening/night for free admission!
Address: 200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215
San Antonio Zoo
This 35-acre zoo is located in Brackenridge Park and houses over 3,500 animals. Take a train ride, carousel ride and visit the butterfly exhibit with the Fun Day Ticket. Create a one-of a kind experience by feeding the giraffes and Lories or visit the petting zoo.
Address: 3903 North St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, Texas 78212
Japanese Tea Gardens
Located in Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Japanese Tea Garden is the most beautiful nature destination for your visit. From stone arch bridges, a waterfall, the pavilion, and exotic plants, the Tea Garden is stunning for a leisure stroll around the park or schedule a photo shoot.
Address: 200-414 Alpine, San Antonio, TX 78212
To tour San Antonio and see more attractions, take a Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with City Sightseeing San Antonio where you’ll be able to cruise through the city at your own pace!