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Best things to do in San Antonio River

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Historic Site
“Remember, The Alamo! Get your picture snapped in front of this historical landmark, just don't ask them if there is a basement. You can also check out the other beautiful Spanish Missions across the city.”
155 locals recommend
Shopping Plaza
“Great restaurants, beautiful Hotel Emma. It's nice to walk through The Pearl for dinner and dessert, or it can be a great starting point for a walk down the river.”
191 locals recommend
Pedestrian Plaza
“Of course you can not stay in San Antonio and not visit the Historic Riverwalk. Downtown San Antonio offers plenty of sightseeing along with places to eat. ”
132 locals recommend
Zoo
“Great for families! It is HOT during the summer, so take hats, fans, whatever you need to stay cool.”
74 locals recommend
Science Museum
“A 7 minute walk, just across Broadway. It's a great place for kids and adults to spend an afternoon. Check out the website for currently featured exhibitions.”
103 locals recommend
Museum
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“Preeminent museum of Art including collections from such famed collectors as the Rockefellers”
80 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Huge selection of modern art for the art lovers out there! They have performances and it's good for kids!”
90 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“This place is so beautiful! Be sure to check their hours of operation. Located downtown.”
67 locals recommend
Park
“Historic riverside park with trails, picnic & play areas, athletic fields & miniature train rides.”
62 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Excellent Food, Grass Fed Products, Vegan Products, Restaurant/Bar, Live Music, Kid Friendly/Playground Best Known for their: Fish Tacos”
89 locals recommend
Museum
“This is a nice indoor museum for kids under 10. Keep your kids busy and let them explore!”
74 locals recommend
Bar
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“This is a San Antonio institution that is open 24/7. Known for its margaritas, mariachis, menudo and panaderia! ”
74 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The food here is fantastic and the ambiance is charming and represents the artistic side of San Antonio. Rosario's is located in downtown San Antonio but near the King William District which is known for it's art scene. I highly recommend this restaurant for good food, great drinks and an overall fun time.”
53 locals recommend
Plaza
“Great shopping area with Mexican flare, flanked by cafes and restaurants. A visit to Mi Tierra is a must! ”
60 locals recommend
Beer Garden
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“Family friendly, pet friendly spot with great nachos, cool drinks and indoor and outdoor seating.”
81 locals recommend
Park
“The Missions National Historical Park was named the first World Heritage Site in Texas by the United Nations Organization for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO), and includes the city’s four southernmost Spanish colonial missions – Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada. Today the missions represent the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America. ”
42 locals recommend