Local Attractions Worth Visiting
We are all familiar with the age old question of: What do I do today?
Whether it be a weekend, holiday, or just an early-end to your work or school day, at some point this question will come up. With San Antonio being such a large place it can be hard to narrow down something to do, especially when faced with so many options.
Here’s a few ideas for the next time you could use a little help in narrowing down that list of what to do:
- Six Flags
17000 W IH 10, San Antonio, TX 78257
This is a place that can work very well for the thrill seeker in all of us. Conquer a new roller coaster, ride a Ferris wheel, and don’t forget all of that awesome food; funnel cakes, cotton candy, turkey legs, and corn on the cob! This amusement park has a little bit of something for everyone.
- SA Zoo
3903 N St Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Lions, tigers, bears, and more! The San Antonio Zoo is a great place to see some animals close-up that you may not other wise have a chance to see. Learn about some of the planet’s beautiful creatures with us while you have fun seeing everything there is to see. You can even catch a train around the park!
The zoo’s mission is to inspire its community to love, engage with, act for and protect animals and the places they live.
10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251
This is a good combination of our first two ideas on this list. Have fun seeing all of the penguins and other animals, plus jump in line for a ride or show! For more than 50 years, animal rescue and rehabilitation has been the heart of SeaWorld.
- Witte Museum
3801 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
The Witte Museum inspires people to shape the future of Texas through relevant and transformative experiences in nature, science and culture. The 2018 year marked San Antonio’s tricentennial, catch the 300 years of San Antonio history exhibited here. This location is great plan for families or those looking for a knowledge filled adventure. There is science, culture, and so much more!
- Japanese Tea Gardens
200-414 Alpine, San Antonio, TX 78212
The Tea Gardens is a wonderful place to go for people who like to take their time and enjoy the world around them. Walk through all many different paths that weave in and out all different kinds of plants and greenery. The beautiful surroundings are a delightful backdrop to get that perfect new profile picture!
- River Walk
849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205
The San Antonio River Walk is a city park constructed of a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets. This is one of San Antonio’s most well-known land marks. Although this is a tourist hot spot, it still draws those who are native San Antonians. There are a number of fantastic restaurants, bars, clubs, and other a attractions.
- The Alamo
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
For any history buffs out there, this nationally recognized site is a must-see. The Alamo and the four missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park were designated UNESCO World Heritage sites in 2015. Walk the grounds where historical figures such as Davy Crockett, Jim Bowe, and Colonel William Barret Travis fought. Take a guided tour or your own path through the site of this iconic battle ground.
- The DoSeum
2800 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209
Want something a little more interactive, without stacks of books and assignments? Look no further, the DoSeum is for you! This is a museum focused on interactive exhibits, that allows kids and everyone else to get hands-on learning through out the day. The DoSeum exhibits and programs promote play, invite discovery, spark interest, and develop positive attitudes towards learning across critical content areas.
- The Pearl
312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215
If your stomach plays a part in making your decisions for the day, the Pearl offers many different food choices. From bakeries to breweries, there’s a little something there for everyone to enjoy eating! The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces, and more!
- Worlds Largest Cowboy Boots
18-, 60 Northwest Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78216
Last but not least, the largest cowboy boots, located in front of North Star Mall. In 2016 Guinness World Records declared the boots in front of the mall as “The World’s Largest Cowboy Boots”. Created by artist Bob Wade, the boots stand at 35 feet tall and 30 feet long. These boots are the perfect splash of Texas to have on that empty afternoon!