Top 5 Things to do in San Antonio

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San Antonio is at the helm to some of the most famous historic places in Texas. San Antonio is an incredible city ideal for sightseeing. Apart from the attractions you can also add a no. of fun activities to your San Antonio itinerary. There are many activities to do in San Antonio, both for families as well as solo travelers. The highlights of the sightseeing include the River Walk, and exploring the beautiful building of Alamo.

If you time it well, I will also recommend you to visit the city during the famous Fiesta! San Antonio’s is also known for its fine cuisine something that everyone should experience. If you are interested in cooking or even learning some popular dishes for fun try one of the culinary workshops.

There are several I will recommend

 

San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio Riverwalk

San Antonio Riverwalk

San Antonio’s most popular attraction is the River Walk. You can walk along the serene river on the stone pathways. The river walk is located right in the center and one can also take a cruise. The tranquil waters flowing under the elegant stone bridges adds to the beautiful scenery. Take a stroll along the river and go for a slow meal in one of the restaurant with outside seating.

I found River walk to be one of the most relaxing experience of my whole trip. Alternatively, if you want something more romantic you choose a dinner cruise as well. Something that I did while I was in Amsterdam! The tourist river cruises feel very non-touristy as they only take in a small no. of passengers. These slow boat tours provide a wonderful way to relax yourself after a hectic of sightseeing.

San Antonio Mission

Alamo

Alamo

San Antonio Missions was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2015. This was a first UNESCO title for the state of Texas. There are in total five missions, which includes Mission Valero (popularly called Alamo). It was constructed in the 18th century by the great Franciscan Order in order to evangelize the state.

The other 2 missions which are popular among the tourists are Mission San Jose and Mission Concepción. If you do have time, please add them to your itinerary.

In fact, you can hire a bicycle and ride the Mission Trail which goes through all the city’s missions. However, do note that the full trail is 16 miles on round trip. You can easily hire bike from BCycle.

 

Roman Catholic San Fernando Cathedral

Roman Catholic San Fernando Cathedral

Roman Catholic San Fernando Cathedral

Also known as Church of Nuestra Señora de la Candelaria y Guadalupe, this Cathedral houses the burial site of San Fernando It is one of the oldest cathedrals in the whole country and is certainly one of the top historic places to visit in San Antonio.

While you are there don’t miss out The Saga, a video art exhibit is displayed at the Main Plaza every evening. There is no fee to attend this 24 minute video extravaganza which is accompanied by choreographed music and an engaging narration. The projection depicts the history of San Antonio and how it evolved during the course.

 

Natural Bridge Caverns

Natural Bridge Carverns, San Antonio Day Trip, Texas

Natural Bridge Carverns, San Antonio Day Trip, Texas

If you are looking for doing something more active, then add Natural Bridge Caverns in your things to do in San Antonio. The caves are located at about half an hour from San Antonio. The caves have both huge rooms as well as narrow passages to keep the visitor guessing. Also, don’t miss out to admire the interesting rock formations on the cave walls.

The cave tours take a little over 60 minutes and are headed by knowledgeable guides. If you are looking for something more exciting go for the Canopy Challenge, or the fun zipline. There are a no. of activities for the kids too which will keep them engaged. Take the kids to the Gem and fossil mining experience.

 

Pearl District and Farmers Market

If you are looking for something for relaxing things to do in San Antonio, take a walk through the restored buildings of the Trendy Pearl District. The place is popular among tourist and locals alike for shopping, and tasty cuisines served in modern restaurants.

On the weekends, busy farmers market is settled where a no. of local vendors come together to sell fresh farm produce. Pearl District and Farmers Market are truly a gourmet paradise. The District also has one of a kind Culinary Institute,  one of the three campuses in the whole country.

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