Top 5 Things To Do In San Antonio, Texas

things to do in San Antonio

Photo: Yinan Chen [Public Domain]

From the romantic lights of Paris, to the beautiful canals of Amsterdam, every traveling experience is unique and full of incredible things to see and do. If you’re been wondering about where you want to explore on your next travel destination, consider visiting the colorful city of San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio is vibrant, colorful, full of delicious foods, music, art, and culture. As a personal traveler, I can sincerely tell you that San Antonio is not only one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but also one of the most fun. Every night I was there left me breathless and wanting more.

# 1 –  The Riverwalk

Firstly, there is the Riverwalk! There is no better way to start out our things to do in San Antonio, Texas, but with the Riverwalk. If you’re in San Antonio, you’ve got to experience this beautiful river ride and the shops, parks, and art galleries that surround this beautiful river. From amazing restaurants, gourmet chocolate shops, novelty shops, fun and games galore, and beautiful art; there are endless options for you to explore on the Riverwalk. The music, the lights, and the all-around ambiance of the place just feels so much fun, so vibrant, and exciting. And there are things to do for the whole family too, adults and kids alike. All you need to bring is your sunscreen and your joie de vivre.

things to do in San Antonio

Photo: Another Believer [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

# 2 –  Nature and Gardens

If you want to enjoy a little nature, San Antonio has plenty of that too! You can check out the Medina river. Here you can go fishing, hike the many trails, and enjoy the Texas sun. You also have Government Canyon State National Park, where you can enjoy the canyons, the hiking trails, and the Texas wildlife. This place is particularly lovely in the spring time because you everything is so lush and the air is perfumed with honeysuckle.

And speaking of honeysuckles, if flora and fauna are your thing then the Botanical Gardens in San Antonio is a must-see! It is nature in its most beautiful, colorful, and exquisite form. It’s great for taking unforgettable photos too!

# 3 – Food, Food, Food

If there is one thing San Antonio is legendary for, it is their food! One of the great things about Texas is its culture, and we have it in abundance! When you combine Mexican and American culture and that good ole southern style hospitality that Texas is known for, you can guarantee you won’t be disappointed with a good burger or barbeque joint. However, there are a few that stand out just a little more than the rest.

Let’s begin with the Rainforest Café. This little gem is located right at the heart of the famous Riverwalk. Its atmosphere is lush and gardenesque, just like an actual rainforest. It also has a large menu of delicious things to choose from, so there is something for everybody to enjoy and it’s so much fun to eat and feel like you’re in the middle of a dense jungle.

If you’re into a good ole fashion steak house, then The Texas Roadhouse is a must do! Their bread rolls and cinnamon butter are to die for and practically famous all on their own. I can personally guarantee that you will struggle to not fill up on them while you’re waiting for your actual steak.

Lastly, The Big Bib Barbeque is a city gem! Just one smell will leave you salivating and stomach grumbling. Their authentic, old style grilling and barbequing, is absolutely delicious and you’re gonna want to come back again and again!

things to do in San Antonio

Photo: Judgefloro [CC0]

# 4 – Arts, Music, Museums

San Antonio is also known for its art and music! There are many museums, galleries, and shows that are guaranteed to wow you and inspire. One really unique event that San Antonio hosts is called “First Fridays.” Every first Friday of the month, local artists band together downtown to show off their amazing skills and work. People perform music on the streets, everybody dances, there is delicious food trucks that sell everything from roasted corn to fresh fruits. There are plenty of novelty coffee shops in the area as well as candy shops. But can you even imagine an entire portion of the city dancing and engaging in beautiful art! It is truly an incredible sight to behold and if you have to means to experience this event, I strongly recommend you do! I’ve been all over and have never seen anything else quite like it.

But, if you prefer quieter art galleries, there is always the McNay museum and the San Antonio museum of art. Both museums are filled to the brim with beautiful works of art, the McNay even has an art garden, and both of these lovely museums are very enjoyable and a lot of fun if you’re looking to be swept up.

# 5 –  History and Landmarks

San Antonio is also known for its history and it’s famous landmarks. Here you can actually explore the Alamo, take haunted ghost tours of the city, enjoy antique shopping, and enjoy shows and events that teach you so much about the city’s past and how it has evolved into the beautiful, thriving, metropolis that it is today.

Downtown San Antonio is also home to one of the most haunted hotels in the world; the Menger. You can browse through the hotel, grab a drink or two at the bar, and see old photographs, learn the hotels history, and if you’re brave enough … stay the night. I never personally saw any ghosts during my visit, but you certainly can feel the history inside. It has plenty of spooky vibes to it. Plus, a lot of the staff there are willing to share their stories of strange things they’ve seen; things moving on their own, lights going on and off, strange shadowy figures lurking on the stairwells. It’s a lot of fun if you’re into spooky stuff and oddities.

And this is but a taste of all the wonderful things that the city of San Antonio has to offer. This city is romance, history, adventure, music, art, and great food! So come and experience it. You won’t forget this beautiful city and I can promise you, you’re going to have the time of your life.

The Alamo in San Antonio

Photo: Noconatom [CC BY-SA 4.0 (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

 

Ristorante Morini Review
Why Ristorante Morini Stands As One Of New York City’s Best
New York Comic Con 2018
Cosplay Dominates New York Comic Con 2018
Why Pete’s Diner In Queens Is Such A Cool Netflix Related Place To Eat
Emilio's Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria
Loving Lunch At Emilio’s Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria
Best Amsterdam Sandwich
Best Amsterdam Sandwich In Amsterdam
Heineken Experience Tour
Why Amsterdam’s Heineken Experience Tour Is So Much Fun
Amsterdam's Canals
How To Experience The Beauty of Amsterdam’s Canals
Amsterdam Bicycles
Amsterdam Bicycles Keep Tourists Eyes Off Their Cellphones
The 5 Best Spas in Paris
Amorino Gelato
Amorino Gelato Is The Place For Amazing Gelato In Paris
French Snails
Why You Must Try Snails In France
Notre-Dame Cathedral
Why The Notre-Dame Cathedral Is The Most Visited Place In Paris
London Eye Is worth Visiting
Why the London Eye Is Worth Visiting
Big Ben's Repairs
Big Ben’s Repairs Disappointing Tourists
Santini Restaurant
Why You Should Dine At Santini Restaurant In London
London Underground Tube
Tips And Tales On Riding The London Underground Tube
5 Best Hotels In Venice
5 Best Hotels In Venice, Italy
Lost In Venice
Getting Lost In Venice: And Why It’s So Much Fun
Deserted Venice
Exploring Deserted Venice In The Summer
A Walk Through St Mark's Square
A Walk Through St Mark’s Square – A Film By Brian Kachejian
Rome’s Magical Dining At IL Porto Di Ripetta In The Piazza Del Popolo
Il Vittoriano
Rome’s Controversial Attraction – The Il Vittoriano
Trevi Fountain Crowds
Trevi Fountain: Best Time Of Day To Visit
Street Vendor Harassment At Rome's Colosseum
How To Deal With Street Vendor Harassment At Rome’s Colosseum
Top 5 Hotels In Cologne
Top 5 Hotels In Cologne, Germany
Cologne Cathedral
Exploring The Beauty Of Germany’s Cologne Cathedral Exterior
Brauhaus Sion
Since 1318, Cologne’s Brauhaus Sion Has Been The Place To Eat
Cologne Bridge
Power Of Steel, History And Love Locks On Germany’s Cologne Bridge
Boston California Chicago Florida Georgia Las Vegas Minnesota New Orleans New York North Carolina San Francisco Seattle Texas Virginia
Las Vegas Spas
Top 5 Spas In Las Vegas
Best Restaurants in Tallahassee
5 Best Restaurants In Tallahassee Not To Miss
5 best hotels in Tallahassee
5 Best Hotels in Tallahassee, Florida
London Manchester York
Best Hotels in Manchester
5 Best Hotels In Manchester, England
Manchester Museums
Exploring The Best Of Manchester’s Museums And Galleries
Cities In England
Five Must See Cities In England
Paris
The 5 Best Spas in Paris
Amorino Gelato
Amorino Gelato Is The Place For Amazing Gelato In Paris
French Snails
Why You Must Try Snails In France
Rome Venice
5 Best Hotels In Venice
5 Best Hotels In Venice, Italy
Lost In Venice
Getting Lost In Venice: And Why It’s So Much Fun
Deserted Venice
Exploring Deserted Venice In The Summer
Best Amsterdam Sandwich
Best Amsterdam Sandwich In Amsterdam
Heineken Experience Tour
Why Amsterdam’s Heineken Experience Tour Is So Much Fun
Amsterdam's Canals
How To Experience The Beauty of Amsterdam’s Canals
Amsterdam Bicycles
Amsterdam Bicycles Keep Tourists Eyes Off Their Cellphones
Cologne
Top 5 Hotels In Cologne
Top 5 Hotels In Cologne, Germany
Beer Gardens
The Joy Of Germany’s Beer Gardens
Cologne Cathedral
Exploring The Beauty Of Germany’s Cologne Cathedral Exterior
Shopping In Vancouver
Top 5 Places To Go Shopping In Vancouver
Date Night Ideas In Vancouver
5 Best Date Night Ideas In Vancouver
Best Hotels In Vancouver
5 Best Hotels in Vancouver
Top 5 Coffee Shops In Vancouver
Top 5 Coffee Shops In Vancouver