Here are some of the top touristy (and not so touristy) places you should consider visiting while you are here.
514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207
Historic Market Square
Market Square is a three-block outdoor plaza lined with shops, and restaurants in downtown, and is the largest Mexican market in the United States. The "El Mercado" section has 32 specialty shops and the "Farmer's Market Plaza" section has 80. "Mi Tierra Cafe Y Panaderia" and "La Margarita Mexican Restaurant & Oyster Bar" are the major eateries, but snack and specialty foods are available at other shops. It is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays.
210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205-2988
Briscoe Western Art Museum
A modern museum housing art & artifacts reflecting the history & culture of the American West including artifacts and artwork depicting the American cowboy, American Indian, and the Vaquero.
224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205
San Antonio's oldest and largest atmospheric theatre, seating 2,264 people, it is listed on the National Register of Historical Places, designated a Texas Historic Landmark and a National Historic Landmark. The theatre was home to the San Antonio Symphony from 1989 to 2014, and for many years remained the largest theatre in Texas and the second largest movie theatre in the United States. It was also the first theatre in the state to be totally air-conditioned!
1 AT&T Center Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78219
The AT&T Center
Home to the San Antonio Spurs and the annual San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo (for 18 days when the Spurs head off for their “Rodeo Road Trip” and dirt moves on to the floor).
5757 US-90 W, San Antonio, TX 78227
Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium
Informally called Wolff Stadium, is the home field of the San Antonio Missions Minor League Baseball team of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. You can get tickets same day during the baseball season for as little as $10 and be a few feet from the baseline (with money to spare for $1 hotdog and $1 beer nights).
200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215
San Antonio Museum of Art
The museum is the only encyclopedic museum of fine art in South Texas, and is housed in the historic former Lone Star Brewery on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River Walk.
136 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215
Once a 19th-century brewhouse. the Hotel Emma was converted into a 146-room boutique hotel in the historic Pearl District. It has a library, bar, club room, restaurant and grocer. Much of the original architectural integrity and design, including machinery, were salvaged, as well as the original 134-foot brewery tower, resulting in a variety of different architectural styles. Stop in for a classic cocktail and sit inside an old cast-iron fermentation tank outfitted with pillow-covered banquettes and low tables.
115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
San Fernando Cathedral
San Fernando Cathedral, also called the Cathedral of Our Lady of Candelaria and Guadalupe, is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church located downtown and facing the city's Main Plaza. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of San Antonio and the seat of its archbishop. Its dome serves as the city of San Antonio's cultural and geographical center. The cathedral is also known as the Church of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria y Guadalupe and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
And don’t forget to check out “The Saga”, a visual journey through the history of San Antonio – from historical discovery, to early settlement, to current development, and created by world-renowned French artist Xavier de Richemont. It is projected on the façade of the cathedral and lasts 24-minutes. Viewing is every Tuesday and Sunday (7:30PM, 8PM, 8:30PM) and every Friday and Saturday (9PM, 9:30PM, 10PM). It is advisable to check https://www.mainplaza.org/san-antoniothe-saga/ for any cancellations or changes to the schedule.
739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205
The Tower of the Americas
A 750-foot tall rotating tower, take a ride to the top and check out Chart House Restaurant for panoramic views of the city while you enjoy a good meal.
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
The Alamo Mission in San Antonio, commonly called The Alamo and originally known as the Misión San Antonio de Valero, is a historic Spanish mission and fortress compound founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries.
10500 Sea World Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251
SeaWorld San Antonio is a 250-acre marine mammal park, oceanarium and animal theme park, is the largest of the three parks in the SeaWorld chain owned by SeaWorld Entertainment and one of the world's largest marine-life theme parks focused on conservation, education and animal rescue.
849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
The River Walk
The San Antonio River Walk is a city park and network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of San Antonio. Lined by bars, shops, restaurants, nature, public artwork, and the five historic missions.
17000 W IH 10, San Antonio, TX 78257
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Six Flags Fiesta Texas, formerly known simply as Fiesta Texas opened on March 14, 1992, as the first business in the district of San Antonio. The park was later purchased by Time Warner in 1996, who turned it into a Six Flags park. Spanning 200 acres, the park was originally built to become a destination performance arts park with its focus on the musical culture of the state of Texas.