From museums, to theaters, to military outposts, San Antonio brings big city adventure with warm, southern flare!
Native Americans referred to the area as Yanaguana or "refreshing waters." First colonized by the Spanish in the late-1600s, San Antonio has blossomed beyond its refreshing background into a bustling, vibrant city. Now listed in the top 10 of America's largest cities, San Antonio is alive with a rich history and Spanish influence that is sure to educate even the most learned traveler. History, though, isn't the city's only offering.
Witte Museum of Natural History
The Witte Museum of Natural History offers visitors a fun and engaging learning experience. With long-term exhibits focused on the local ecology, history, and culture, you’ll gain an appreciation for the great Texas landscape. While there, be sure to visit the H-E-B Science Treehouse for interactive demos about air power, sound waves, simple machines and more.
Japanese Sunken Gardens
Originally the site of a rock quarry in 1899, the reclaimed land now features beautiful ponds and waterfalls with koi and aquatic plants. The gardens are open every day from dawn until dusk.
Mission San Jose
Founded in 1720 as a catholic mission for Native Americans, the mission features a large outer wall with an interior court of archways and gardens.
IMAX nearly brings moviegoers into the film. With a screen several stories tall and patented digital audio technology, guests can feel the sound vibrating in the room and be swept up in the movie.
A tour of the Alamo provides visitors insight into the deadly Battle of the Alamo between Mexican and Texas forces on February 23, 1836. All but two Texans were killed in the fighting. Today, the Alamo stands as one of the most visited sites in the state.
Walking Tour of the River Walk
Also known as the Paseo del Rio, the San Antonio River Walk is a pedestrian walkway along the banks of the San Antonio River. The path is lined with shops and restaurants and provides a wonderful way to view the city.
Fort Sam Houston Army Post
Built in 1876, Fort Sam Houston is one of the Army's oldest installations. The fort was designated as a National Historic Landmark in 1975.
Yanaguana River Cruise
Guided river tours depart from four ports along the river. The 45 min river tour not only provides a relaxed perspective on the city, but is also a great way to travel! Escape the bustle of the streets and join your friends for a unique look at San Antonio.