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Best Things To Do in San Antonio

Those seeking a little Texas frontier history are sure to find it here — San Antonio proudly touts sites like the Alamo, San Antonio Missions National Historic Park and the Spanish Governor's Palace. The museums, such as the San Antonio Museum of Art, are also not to be missed. This city also makes for a great family vacation — with educational and adrenaline-pumping fun. SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas will thrill both you and the little ones. And no city tour would be complete without a stroll down the River Walk, a 3-mile-long path along the San Antonio River, which hits many attractions.

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#1
Brackenridge Park Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 5.0

Why go: When the River Walk seems too busy, seek refuge from the heat and the swarms of tourists in Brackenridge Park ... read more»

#2
The Alamo Free attraction
Churches/Religious Sites, Sightseeing | Map It

Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: If there's one thing San Antonio is known for, it's the Alamo. Once a Franciscan mission, it was ... read more»

#3
River Walk Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Many agree that the best way to see San Antonio is by taking a stroll along the River Walk, or ... read more»

#4
San Fernando Cathedral Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: If you're touring San Antonio, the San Fernando Cathedral is hard to miss. Still an active house of worship ... read more»

#5
SeaWorld San Antonio
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.5

Why go: Beat the Texas heat and take the kids to SeaWorld San Antonio, the largest marine-themed amusement park in the world ... read more»

#6
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Free attraction
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Aside from the Alamo, this is where all of San Antonio's historic missions — Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission ... read more»

#7
San Antonio Museum of Art
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Although it may not be as large as other art museums, the San Antonio Museum of Art is a cultural ... read more»

#8
Spanish Governor's Palace
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: Although it was never actually a palace, this adobe building certainly looks the part with rooms heavily decorated in 18th-century ... read more»

#9
San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium
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Overall Rating: Rating: 4.0

Why go: The San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium is a great alternative for animal-loving families who don't want to spend a ... read more»

#10
Witte Museum
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Overall Rating: Rating: 3.5

Why go: If Six Flags and SeaWorld seem a little too daunting, take your kids out for some educational amusement at the ... read more»

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