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  • 1 The Alamo Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    300 Alamo Plaza at Crockett St. USA - San Antonio, TX 78205-2606

    The symbolic "Cradle of Texas Liberty" fronts a busy plaza in the heart of downtown. Mission San Antonio de Valero-known as The Alamo (Spanish for "cottonwood")-is an enduring symbol of Texas and one of the most photographed build..

  • 2 River Walk Highly Recommended Highly Recommended Highly Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    USA - San Antonio, TX 78205

    Also called Paseo del Rio, this verdant promenade meanders below street level through 2.5mi of downtown, weaving along both banks of a horseshoe-shaped bend in the slow-flowing San Antonio River. Sidewalk cafes, small shops and nightclubs are wedged ..

  • 3 San Antonio Missions National Historical Park Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    2202 Roosevelt Ave. USA - San Antonio, TX 78210-4919

    The Alamo was not the only mission in the valley of the Rio San Antonio. Four others were erected in 1720-31 near the river, which supplied water for drinking and crop irrigation by means of an acequia (aqueduct). The park comprises these Franciscan ..

  • 4 San Antonio Museum of Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    200 W. Jones Ave. USA - San Antonio, TX 78215-1402

    This large, bright, thoroughly remodeled museum, housed in the 1904 Lone Star Brewery Company building, has impressive collections of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities in its west wing; Asian works include ancient Chinese tomb figures. Among 17-1..

  • 5 Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    6000 N. New Braunfels Ave. USA - San Antonio, TX 78209-4618

    A world-class collection of 19C and 20C European and American art occupies this 24-room Spanish Mediterranean-style manor (1926, Atlee B. and Robert M. Ayres), former home of oil heiress and art collector Marion McNay. Galleries surround a landscaped..

  • 6 SeaWorld San Antonio Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    10500 Sea World Dr. USA - San Antonio, TX 78251-3001

    Sprawled across 250 acres northwest of the city is the world's largest marine park. Displays and shows feature dolphins, beluga whales, sea lions, seals and otters. The star is Shamu, a 2.5-ton orca who gracefully leaps and dives with human partners ..

  • 7 Tower of the Americas Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    701 S Bowie St USA - San Antonio, TX 78205

    The city's finest views are from this 750ft tower overlooking the grounds of HemisFair 1968. Visitors are whisked day and night to the 500ft level on a 1min ride in a glass-enclosed elevator. This is one of the tallest free-standing structures in the..

  • 8 Witte Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    3801 Broadway USA - San Antonio, TX 78209-6309

    The Witte showcases human and natural history and culture, from anthropology to fashions and decorative arts. Exhibits in the main building (1926, Robert M. Ayres) include Texas Wild, whose depiction of the state's ecological zones includes a walk-th..

  • 9 Institute of Texas Cultures Interesting

    Museums and art

    801 S. Bowie St. USA - San Antonio, TX 78205-3209

    Twenty-seven distinct ethnic and cultural groups are profiled at this HemisFair Park heritage museum. An outdoor interpretive area replicates a 19C pioneer village.

  • 10 San Antonio Botanical Gardens and Halsell Conservatory Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    555 Funston Pl. USA - San Antonio, TX 78209-6631

    Separate areas for roses, herbs and native plants are found within these 33-acre gardens. The centerpiece is the Lucile Halsell Conservatory, a 90,000sq-ft cluster of individual glass houses tucked into the earth around a courtyard sunk 16ft undergro..

  • 11 Spanish Governor's Palace

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    105 Plaza de Armas USA - San Antonio, TX 78205-2412

    This National Historic Landmark near Market Square is Texas' sole surviving example of a colonial aristocrat's home. It was completed in 1749 (as the date on its massive door indicates) and restored in 1931. Self-guided tours wind through an enclosed..

  • 12 Brackenridge Park

    Nature and gardens

    3500 N. St. Mary's St. USA - San Antonio, TX 78212-3111

    Brackenridge sprawls across 343 riverside acres shaded by majestic live oaks. A popular picnic destination, the park is also home to the San Antonio Zoological Garden and Aquarium, lodged in a former rock quarry. Nearby, the Japanese Tea Gardens offe..

  • 13 Casa Navarro State Historic Park

    Archaeological and historical sites

    228 S. Laredo St. USA - San Antonio, TX 78207-4544

    The three refurbished buildings on this site-an adobe-and-limestone house, kitchen and office-come to life on curator-led tours. Home builder JosÚ Antonio Navarro (1795-1871) was a lifelong San Antonio rancher and statesman whose life spanned the key..

  • 14 La Villita

    Archaeological and historical sites

    418 Villita St. USA - San Antonio, TX 78205-2908

    During the Alamo's tenure as a military outpost, "The Little Village" developed as a temporary community of people without land title. The Mexican surrender climaxing the Texas Revolution was signed here. Today this is a National Historic D..

  • 15 Market Square

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    514 W. Commerce St. at Santa Rosa St. USA - San Antonio, TX 78207

    This traditional Mexican marketplace, extending across several blocks, began as an early-19C farmers' market. Later, pharmaceutical items were sold at Botica Guadalupana, oldest continuously operated drugstore in central and south Texas. Today a Lati..

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