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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 in the heart of San Antonio and it is Texas' most visited historic landmark. UNESCO World Heritage Site.”
  • 169 locals recommend
Theme Park
“SeaWorld San Antonio is a 250-acre marine mammal park, oceanarium and animal theme park, in the Westover Hills District of San Antonio, Texas, on the city’s west side. ”
  • 106 locals recommend
Theme Park
“Definitely a place to visit if you love roller coasters!! They have many rides for all ages. ”
  • 108 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. ”
  • 196 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“On Tuesdays the city offers free parking at meters and city parking lots and garages after 5pm”
  • 133 locals recommend
Zoo
“Open year-round, San Antonio Zoo houses more than 750 species on 56 acres. As proud stewards of our planet, they welcome more than 1 million guests each year.”
  • 87 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.”
  • 119 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Entertainment for the entire family. The Witte was recently renovated. There is so much to see and do both outside & inside. It truly is a spectacular museum. Check calendar for current exhibits. ”
  • 105 locals recommend
Museum
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“A visit to the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) takes you around the world and through five thousand years of art in a complex of buildings that once housed the Lone Star Brewery. SAMA is renowned for the most comprehensive ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art collection in the southern United States. ”
  • 85 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The McNay Art Museum is a modern art museum in San Antonio specializes in 19th- and 20th-century European and American art”
  • 92 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 wonderful 2-story museum promoting children's learning & discovery through interactive exhibits & creative programs.”
  • 85 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“The Japanese Tea Garden has a glorious history of over 90 years, from the time it was an operating rock quarry to today, as one of the most loved, educational and cultural resources in San Antonio. The quarry was shaped into a complex that included walkways, stone arch bridges, an island and a Japanese pavilion.”
  • 72 locals recommend
Park
“Historic Brackenridge Park is a perennial favorite with San Antonio natives and visitors alike. It's a 343-acre public park on the city's Broadway Corridor just north of downtown San Antonio.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Quirky kid-friendly venue with organic American fare, live music, a laundromat and car wash.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Nature Preserve
“Great place to visit. It's not Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, but it's still beautiful and worth the trip.”
  • 55 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Quirky kid-friendly venue with organic American fare, live music, a laundromat and car wash.”
  • 87 locals recommend
Bar
“Every first time visitor to San Antonio has to visit this restaurant. You'll love the food, drinks and the desserts found at the panderia (Mexican bakery). It's open 24 hours a day and parking can be a challenge. I recommend taking an Uber or Lyft. ”
  • 77 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”
  • 60 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. ”
  • 30 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“This is a Mexican Street food place at the Pearl Brewery area (the Pearl Brewery area features many restaurants, bars and shops). There is almost always a wait so keep this in mind. Small plates or appetizers to share. Indoor or outdoor on the river seating.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
“3 mi from this location and so easy to get there. Please try the Margarita!”
  • 58 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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