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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.
Beer Garden
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“This is a great place to go if you love to sit outside and hang with friends or family while enjoying a beer and live music. ”
  • 88 locals recommend
Plaza
“Mexican shopping area boasting 100 shops over 3-blocks, with apparel, handcrafts & food galore. It's a unique and great place to shop for gifts. They have a large variety of items. The food is not unique but it is good. Plenty of parking but can be pricey parking lots. The Market Square is well decorated. Definitely worth going to experience historic feeling of the city. ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Bar
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“(DOWNTOWN) In the mood four some Mexican food? Check out the most popular place to eat in town, Mi Tierra! They are open 24/7. Please call in advance. Depending on time of year there are long wait times to get in. ”
  • 82 locals recommend
Salon / Barbershop
“Sprawling shopping center with diverse brand-name stores, restaurants & a multiplex cinema. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Lots of restaurants, shops, bars, mall, and etcetera along side the river called the Riverwalk. San Antonio´s version of Venice. You can´t leave San Antonio without visiting here. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“With sophisticated decor on the inside and views of the city from the rooftop patio, there’s a lot of beauty to appreciate at Paramour. Order up a cocktail, grab a spot on one of the couches and just enjoy the view.”
  • 59 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“If you are looking for delicious Mexican food and margaritas then Rosario’s is the place to go. The menu offers a great variety of enchiladas, fajitas, and nachos. I recommend Rosario’s for lunch or dinner.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Eat at the top of the tower, buy souvenirs, and look down at the city with a telescope. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Park
“A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the mission trail connect the missions. We recommended using the bike share program and riding to the parks in nice weather. Ranger tours are highly recommended. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Lovely local coffee and bakery spot, perfect for an early morning visit before a day of sightseeing!”
  • 61 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Located right on the river with all your favorite stores and many restaurants and 2 movie theaters.”
  • 30 locals recommend
Park
“Wonderful place to explore all the natural beauty south Texas has to offer!”
  • 40 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“We love this local Monte Vista hangout! It has great brunch, fantastic lunch menu and great dinners. ”
  • 58 locals recommend
Amusement Park
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“The Tower of the Americas is located in downtown San Antonio, just 30 minutes drive from the property. The Tower is 750-foot-tall and provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. Enjoy the gorgeous panorama from the Tower's revolving Chart House Restaurant, take in the scenery from the Observation Deck or experience the thrilling 4D Theater Ride.”
  • 57 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Alamo Plaza is the commercial center that developed around Texas’ most famous shrine, the Alamo. The Alamo Plaza Historic District contains the Alamo chapel, the public plaza, and the surrounding commercial structures built mainly in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.”
  • 46 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“You can't go wrong with La Fonda on Main! Make sure to book a reservation because it gets packed! Especially on Sundays!”
  • 60 locals recommend