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Things To Do In San Antonio

Theme Parks/Water Parks

The ultimate amusement park adventure, designed for individuals with special needs in               mind, but fun for people of all abilities

17 water slides, 3 miles of tube shoots, 3 uphill water coasters and the world’s longest   water ride

Marine life adventure park and family entertainment

Thrilling rides and an array of award-winning shows for the whole family

50 rides on 20 acres and attractions

 

Museums

  • Experience the art, history and culture of the American West
  • Wildlife from all over the world, gun collection, replica saloon, blacksmith shop and Bonnie and Clyde exhibit.
  • Haunted house with live actors and special effects including a 3D interactive adventure ride and arcade.
  • Holocaust Memorial Museum (9 miles) 210-302-6807 hmmsa.org

Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 12 noon, Sunday 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

World class collection of late 19th and early 20th century European and American art

  • San Antonio Museum of Art (18 miles) 210-978-8100 samuseum.org

Primarily devoted to science and natural history, with wonderful children’s exhibits and                the best early Texas art collection

 

Zoos/Aquariums

Pony rides, hay rides, petting zoos, sandbox and bubble machine.

African safari from your own car

Open every day from 9 am to 5 pm, over 8500 animals, restaurant and one-of-a-kind      carousel.

  • SeaWorld San Antonio (14 miles) 800-700-7786

www.seaworldparks.com/en/seaworld-sanantonio/

Thrilling rides, sensational shows and unforgettable animal encounters.

 

 

Outdoors

  • Brackenridge Park (16 miles) 210-207-7275

Golf courses, jogging trails, public art, recreation center, Japanese Tea Garden and train

Five miles of trails for hiking, jogging, and nature study

  • Government Canyon State Natural Area (12 miles) 210-688-9055

http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/government-canyon

Over 40 miles of trails with scenic overlooks and rare birds

  • Gwangju Pavilion (10 miles) 210-207-8100

http://visitsanantonio.com/english/Browse-Book/Attractions/Gwangju-Pavilion\

Given to the San Antonio Community as an official sister-city gift from Gwangju, South Korea

Unique garden that features floral displays, a waterfall and Koi

Family friendly guided tour along pave, lighted walkways. Pan for gold or try the Canopy               Challenge, a four level challenge course.

20 feet below street level, this meandering path connects shops and restaurants.

  • San Antonio Botanical Garden (20 miles) 210-207-3250 sabot.org

Explore the modern glass pyramids of the conservatory or the breath-taking Formal       Gardens and Fountain Plaza

  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (21 miles) 210-534-8833 nps.gov/saan

Explore centuries of the history and culture of 5 missions of San Antonio along this free                9 mile trail.

 

For Kids

Indoor electric go-karts

Laser tag, golfing, laser maze, arcade, and pizzeria

Children’s museum that contains 3 floors of interactive exhibits

Mirror maze, laser challenge and sweet shop

 

Tours

60 or 90 minute motorized bikes or trolley tours of sites including The Alamo, Aztec         Theater, Buckhorn Museum and more.

Soar over the River Walk, Tower of the Americas and the historic missions.

Located across from the Alamo and open 7 days a week

  • Ghost & Legends of San Antonio (18 miles) 210-215-2172

90 minute walking tour through downtown

35 minute tour on a River Cruising Barge

90 minute lantern led walking tour

Choose from 20-60 minute horse drawn carriage tours.

 

Shopping

Open air shopping with more than 75 stores, a movie theater and restaurants including                 Nordstrom Rack, Banana Republic and P.F. Chang’s

Over 200 specialty stores and restaurants including Saks Fifth Avenue, Apple, and The   Cheesecake Factory. Home of the largest cowboy boots in the world!

Shops and restaurants including Macy’s, Morton’s Steakhouse, a movie theater, IMAX and the Rivercenter Comedy Club

Open air shopping with over 160 specialty stores and restaurants including Neiman         Marcus, Nordstrom, Urban Outfitters and Cheesecake Factory.

One of America’s largest weekend flea market and entertainment complexes.

 

Dining

The following are located in The Shops at La Cantera which is located 1.2 miles away

  • Yard House 210-691-0033 yardhouse.com
    • Brewery
  • Whisky Cake Kitchen and Bar 210-236-8095 whiskycakesa.com
    • Farm to table dishes and cocktails
  • Va Bene Pizzeria Napoletana 210-641-1511 vabene-pizzeria.com
  • Subway 210-699-9100
  • Starbucks 210-699-9100
  • Perry’s Steakhouse and Grill 210-558-6161 perryssteakhouse.com
  • F. Chang’s Chinese Bistro 210-507-6500
  • Marble Slab Creamery 210-558-7755
  • Kona Grill 210-877-5355 konagrill.com
    • Upscale casual American food and sushi
  • Grimaldi’s Pizzeria 210-690-4949 grimaldispizzeria.com
    • Coal brick-oven pizza
  • Chick-fil-a 210-696-0700
  • The Cheesecake Factory 210-558-1900
  • BurgerFi 210-362-1187 burgerfi.com
    • All natural, free range burgers and hot dogs
  • Bar Louie 210-694-4598 barlouieamerica.com
  • Francesca’s at Sunset (on site) 210-558-6500
  • Locally sourced food with a Southwestern flair
  • Cracker Barrel (5.3 miles) 210-690-3808
  • Cabo Tropical Grille (9.1 miles) 210-680-4040
  • Fresh made Mexican inspired foods plus Tiki Lounge with live bands and DJ on specified nights
  • Ding How Chinese Restaurant (11.2 miles) 210-340-7944
  • Fralo’s Art of Pizza (5.6 miles) 210-698-6616 fralos.com
  • Gourmet pizza, outdoor seating, byob
  • Grey Moss Inn (10.6 miles) 210-695-8301 grey-moss-inn.com
  • Southern hospitality and fine food
  • India Palace (7.6 miles) 210-692-5262 indiapalacesa.com
  • Jasons Deli (13.4 miles) 210-647-5000
  • Jerusalem Grill (14.9 miles) 210-680-8400 jerusalemgrill.net
  • Authentic Middle Eastern food and atmosphere
  • Lorenzo’s Italian Restaurant (8.1 miles) 210-692-9900 lorenzosristorante.com
  • Mama Margie’s Mexican Café (7.1 miles) 210-561-0400 mamamargies.com
  • 24 Hour Tex Mex, dine in or drive thru
  • Mamacitas Mexican Restaurant (8.5 miles) 210-341-5424 mamacitas.com
  • Family oriented, TexMex and steak
  • Nadler’s Bakery & Deli (11.2 miles) 210-340-1021 nadlers.com
  • Outback Steakhouse (12.8 miles) 210-509-4329
  • Red Lobster (11.2 miles) 210-349-2157
  • Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q (5.8 miles) 210-698-2141 rudysbbq.com