San Antonio, Texas Travel Guide

San Antonio sits between Austin and the Mexican border. It is one of America’s top travel destinations and the second most populated city in Texas. San Antonio spring up in the 18th century and the city’s Riverwalk connects the Bell Tower and many iconic local attractions. Experience the Latin culture, enjoy a festive atmosphere, and walk in the footsteps of Texas Revolution heroes. You can hop on and off vintage trolleys and buses, or cruise around in a river taxi. You will also get to try European foods in between these rides. Here are some must see attractions in San Antonio, Texas.


Alamo was once a Franciscan mission but today it is a symbol of defiance and patriotism. It became a fortress in 1836 as it was named by some volunteers who tried to hold back the invading Mexican army. Their death wasn’t in vain as Texas won independence in the same year.

Institute of Texan Cultures

The Institute of Texan Cultures will take you further back in time. You will see how the first people in America lived and why Texas has attracted many immigrants from all over the world. Catch a glimpse of early life here by stepping inside the simple dwellings.

San Antonio Museum of Arts

This used to be a brewery in the 19th century. The San Antonio Museum of Arts houses everything from depictions of local history and ancient statues.

Market Square

The Market S sure in San Antonio always has something going on. Browse the stalls, listen to a heartful song or just soak up the atmosphere. Nearby is the Botanical Garden and you will see plants flourishing in Texas dry desert.

Japanese Tea Gardens

A stroll in the Japanese Tea Gardens will give you a more lush experience. It features Jingu tea house and amazing stone structures. Just north of Brackenridge Park, this exotic attraction is an oasis in this arid corner. There is also the Witte Museum in the same park. Here you can browse the relics and paintings of San Antonio’s past.

San Antonio Zoo

The San Antonio Zoo is your passport to adventure, and it is great for exciting wildlife encounters. The Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is just a half hour drive from this place. The savannah and Prairie animals roam within the park’s boundaries free. During the self-drive safari, you can feed the animals out of your hands.

Natural Bridge Caverns

There isn’t anything cooler than descending into these caverns on a hot summer’s day. Explore the cathedral-like rock formations and the landscape of dripping stalactites. The playground outside is something the brave will appreciate.

You can also see a live band in the amphitheater or visit the craft market at the old fountain. For a view you will always remember, ride to the top of the tower on an elevator.