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Things to do in San Antonio

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Historic Site
“The Alamo is an amazing part of San Antonio's rich history. I always recommend to anyone coming to stay especially for the first time to make sure to have it on their list of places to visit!”
  • 171 locals recommend
Theme Park
“SeaWorld has some really fun rides and water parks for kids and adults of all ages. They also have some really cool exhibits for different aquatic creatures.”
  • 108 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Yet another must see in this great city, a perfect way to spend the day with family and friends having an amazing time.”
  • 109 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces, a riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of The Culinary Institute of America. ”
  • 195 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“On Tuesdays the city offers free parking at meters and city parking lots and garages after 5pm”
  • 132 locals recommend
Zoo
“The San Antonio Zoo is one of the best in the country. Lots of exhibits and really enjoyable for children and families.”
  • 89 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Cantera Mall has high scale shopping, restaurants, outdoor mall with more than just shopping!! Plenty of entertainment, food, retail, and more.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The Witte Museum was established in 1926 and is located in Brackenridge Park in San Antonio, Texas. It is dedicated to telling the stories of Texas, from prehistory to the present”
  • 105 locals recommend
Museum
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“Museum with a collection spanning 5,000 years of global culture, SAMA is the only encyclopedic museum of fine art in South Texas. The Museum is housed in the historic former Lone Star Brewery on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River Walk”
  • 87 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The McNay Art Museum, founded in 1954 is the first modern art museum in the U.S. ”
  • 93 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Best shopping experience ever. Great stores, all under one roof, valet parking, climate controlled, great place to shop”
  • 65 locals recommend
Museum
“A 2-story museum promoting learning & discovery through interactive exhibits & creative programs perfect for kids.”
  • 88 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“On the National Register of Historic Places the Japanese Tea Gardens will take you back seventy years and let you experience the true beauty of nature. Personally I could walk around this place for hours on end and never get bored!”
  • 74 locals recommend
Park
“Great local park next to the zoo with playgrounds and plenty of trails in the city center.”
  • 67 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Quirky kid-friendly venue with organic American fare, live music, a laundromat and car wash.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Really cool place to go for education purposes or to entertain young ones. Very cool cave experience.”
  • 59 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Quirky kid-friendly venue with organic American fare, live music, a laundromat and car wash.”
  • 86 locals recommend
Bar
“This place is a San Antonio MUST for new visitors. The restaurant is located on the river walk and is decorated beautifully with Mexican inspired details. ”
  • 78 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great Mexican food + live music (Every First Friday): Rosario's Mexican Cafe y Cantina serves up traditional South-of-the Border specialties in a contemporary setting”
  • 61 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“We love this local Monte Vista hangout! It has great brunch, fantastic lunch menu and great dinners. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Golf Driving Range
“I love this place! If you're looking for family fun or to have a few drinks with friends while doing some top golf I highly recommend this place. You take turns hitting golf balls to try and hit different rings out in the field. The computer tracks your score. Summers tend to get hot in San Antonio so go in the morning. Also, they do a great brunch. ”
  • 31 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This is a great Mexican restaurant located in the Pearl. San Antonio is known for it's Mexican cuisine and this place will not disappoint you. They have a great happy hour as well. You can even walk to this restaurant from the AirBnb and it's a very scenic walk as you'll be walking upon the newly renovated part of the river.”
  • 55 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“Great tex-mex food w/ a nice atmosphere. Good outdoor seating. NOT a whole in the wall w/ great ambiance and great drinks!”
  • 60 locals recommend
American Restaurant
“This restaurant is located in the Southtown district and the food is an eclectic fusion style. Highly recommended. Great outdoor seating with a wonderful ambience ”
  • 43 locals recommend

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