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The city of San Antonio has a variety of activities spanning from important historic attractions to modern green spaces. Groups of all ages and backgrounds will find something that piques their interests in the Alamo City.
Need some ideas of what your group should do while in San Antonio? Check out some of these popular destinations during your next trip:
The Alamo Mission sits as one of the most important pieces of Texas history and the most-visited attraction in the state. Guests can stroll through the historic mission and experience it's history beginning with the Roman Catholic roots during the 18th-century to the famous Battle of the Alamo of 1836. If you’re visiting The Alamo during peak spring and summer travel season, prepare for swarms of tourist crowds looking to immerse themselves in the history of a fortress that is over 300 years old.
Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 225-1391
Also known as the Paseo del Rio, this 15-mile network of waterways runs throughout the city connecting various attractions, restaurants, shops, and more. The River Walk is a popular tourist area and is a unique way to explore the heart of San Antonio’s downtown area. Grab a bite to eat along the river, take a boat ride with your group, or even catch a live show from local mariachi bands and other performers.
Address: 849 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
Phone: (210) 270-8748
Although The Alamo is the most famous of the Spanish missions, it’s not the only mission in San Antonio. The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park contains four other historic missions: Mission Concepción, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is located around 6 miles south of The Alamo and is a must-see site for history lovers.
Address: 6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone: (210) 932-1001
Is your group filled with thrill seekers? Then Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the place for you! The Texas-based theme park chain has two amusement parks in the state, with the 200-acre San Antonio location being the smaller of the two. Just because this park isn’t as popular as the Arlington location doesn’t mean it isn’t worth a visit. Get ready for popular roller coasters like Iron Rattler and water park rides at White Water Bay! Image Credit.
Address: 17000 I-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257
Phone: (210) 697-5050
Facing the Main Plaza in Downtown San Antonio, the San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral is the oldest continually active church in Texas and among the oldest cathedrals in the country. The beautiful cathedral was built in Colonial and Gothic Revival architecture styles. Visitors will find the cathedral’s exterior illuminated by popular evening light shows a few times a week. Visiting the cathedral during the day offers great views, but attending an evening show gives visitors a unique experience.
Address:115 W Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 227-1297
This subterranean cave system is the biggest commercially-accessible cavern in the state. There are several tour and activity options available of the natural caverns, including ziplining, the popular Discovery and Hidden Passages Tours. Marvel at the natural rock formations 180-feet below San Antonio’s surface that date back to around 5,0000 BC. Groups of more than 20 must call in advance to reserve a time to tour the caverns.
Address: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266
Phone: (210) 651-6101
This modern art museum was the first of its kind in Texas. Housed in a 24-room Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion, the McNay Art Museum showcases primarily 19th- and 20th-century European and American Art, but also contains contemporary art and newer galleries of medieval and Renaissance art. Their entire collection spans more than 20,000 total objects. Visitors can also find beautiful fountains and a Japanese-inspired garden on the museum grounds. Image Credit.
Address: 6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: (210) 824-5368
Brackenridge Park is home to several of San Antonio’s popular attractions like the Witte Museum, San Antonio Zoo, and the historic Japanese Tea Garden. The public park has over 300 acres for groups to explore including several hiking trails, a train ride, a golf course, a playground, and more. Take a lovely stroll through the Japanese Tea Garden and grab lunch and tea at the Jingu House Cafe. Image Credit.
Address: 3700 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 207-7275
Located just a few blocks from Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Botanical Garden is home to over 30-acres filled with hundreds of native and exotic plants. There are more than a dozen gardens, several hiking trails, plant houses, pavilions, play areas for children, and much more. The garden is a popular location for local field trips, but is also open to adult groups for private tours.
Address: 555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: (210) 536-1400
The San Antonio Zoo welcomes more than one million visitors every year with its diverse collection of around 8,500 animals. When you visit the San Antonio Zoo, you’ll learn about more than 750 species of animals from across the globe. Along with a reptile house, butterfly exhibit, and your standard zoo inhabitants, the San Antonio Zoo has a small aquarium and one of the largest collections of birds in the country within its aviary.
Address: 3903 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78212
Phone: (210) 734-7184
The Alamo City not only has plenty of history to learn about but also has a variety of neighborhoods for groups of all types to explore. Travel with your group of friends to trendy neighborhoods for a special celebration, or head to a more family-oriented area with your little ones.
Hop on your San Antonio charter bus and explore one of these top neighborhoods:
This primarily residential area is the perfect neighborhood for families looking for an area with an abundance of kid-friendly attractions. Alamo Heights is an affluent neighborhood with Brackenridge Park being the center of all the action. The beloved park is the largest greenspace in the city and is home to the San Antonio Zoo, the Japanese Tea Garden, a golf course, walking trails, and a picnic area. There are several other attractions in Alamo Heights outside of Brackenridge Park, including the Witte Museum, the DoSeum, and the San Antonio Botanical Garden. Alamo Heights has plenty of fun for the whole family without the crowded atmosphere of Downtown San Antonio.
Downtown San Antonio is where you want to be for all the city’s top attractions like the River Walk and The Alamo. Being frequented among tourists, this bustling neighborhood has an abundance of hotels across different price points for groups of visitors. Downtown is also popular among groups of professional travelers attending large-scale events at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Although the Downtown area can get busy, lodging here provides the easiest access to the city’s most popular dining, shopping, and nightlife. Take a boat ride along the Paseo del Rio, grab a bite to eat along the river, and then head over to The Alamo to learn about an important part of American history.
If you’re looking for a young, hip neighborhood with amazing architecture, Southtown and the King William Historic District is the best place for you. Southtown is just a stone’s throw from the Downtown epicenter of San Antonio but offers a much-needed break from the crowds of visitors along the River Walk. In the King William District within Southtown, you’ll find historic 1800s mansions with immaculate architecture settled alongside trendy coffeehouses and art galleries. Take a self-guided tour of the 25-block historic district, have a cozy brunch at Guenther House, and then explore a few of the area’s many art galleries.
Tobin Hill is an up-and-coming residential area just north of Downtown San Antonio. The shining star of Tobin Hill is the Pearl Brewery, a shopping and dining complex that has any and everything a visitor could want. The Pearl has over a dozen local eateries and bars, a brewery, a farmer’s market, a hotel, and several retail boutiques and service shops. This popular multi-use space also hosts live music and special community events every month. Grab a brew and listen to mariachi music at The Pearl or head on over to the St. Mary’s Strip just around the corner to experience San Antonio like a local. As home to several local-frequented bars and music venues., St. Mary’s Strip is considered San Antonio’s first entertainment district. If you’re looking for a night out on the town without bumping elbows with too many tourists, head on over to St. Mary’s in Tobin Hill!
The Northwest Side of San Antonio encompasses a large area and includes various smaller neighborhoods and enclaves. Northwest Side is definitely for groups that want to get away from the large crowds and get a breath of fresh air in Northern San Antonio. Northwest Side balances being a quaint, residential area with having popular attractions like Six Flags Fiesta Texas and the San Antonio Aquarium. In Northwest Side, your group will find plenty of boutique hotels, delicious local eateries, and shopping opportunities. This sprawling neighborhood is also home to the University of Texas San Antonio, making the district a haven for students and young professionals.