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San Antonio River Walk

San Antonio River Walk

#1 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in San Antonio

2.5 mile long walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, The River Walk is popular tourist attraction of San Antonio and Texas. The River Walk is two parallel sidewalks lined by restaurants, shops, bars and historic missions.


The Alamo
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The Alamo

#2 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in San Antonio

The Alamo is the most visited historic landmark of Texas and San Antonio. The Alamo, originally known as the Mision San Antonio de Valero is a 300-year-old historic Spanish mission of 18th century. It was the site of the famous Battle of the Alamo in 1836. The Alamo Church, Gift Shop, and grounds are free to visit. You can explore the mission with a free timed ticket or take one hour guided walking tour.

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SeaWorld San Antonio
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SeaWorld San Antonio

#3 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in San Antonio

SeaWorld San Antonio is one of the three SeaWorld parks in the United States. The other SeaWorld parks are in San Diego and Orlando. The main attractions of the park are roller coasters, rides, live animal entertainment and education shows. SeaWorld San Antonio also as water park called Aquatica.


Natural Bridge Caverns
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Natural Bridge Caverns

#4 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in San Antonio

Natural Bridge Caverns is a family owned and operated natural attraction. It offers two types of tour to visitors: Discovery Tour and Hidden Passages Tour. Discovery Tour features half-mile caverns tour below 180 feet. The tour offers spectacular views of formations. Hidden Passages Tour offers tour of huge underground chambers with delicate formations. Natural Bridge Caverns also offers private VIP tour experiences such as Private Cavern Tour, Lantern Tour, Photography Tour, Hidden Passages Adventure Tour, and Dinner for group. There are more attractions outside the caverns such as Twisted Trails Zip Rails & Ropes Course, Twisted Trails Tykes, Twisted Trails Climbing, Maze, Gem & Fossil Mining, and Gift Shop.

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Six Flags Fiesta Texas
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Six Flags Fiesta Texas

#5 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in San Antonio

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a themed amusement park with over 60 rides and attractions. The park is known for live entertainment shows, holiday shows, and soaring roller coaster. Six Flags is best places to visit with dozens of thrill rides, shows, and activities.


San Antonio Botanical Garden
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San Antonio Botanical Garden

#6 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in San Antonio

San Antonio Botanical Garden is a 38 acres living museum of native and imported plants. It is one of the best botanical garden in the U.S. with outstanding displays, botanical diversity, education, and environmental stewardship. The botanical garden collections includes native plants, conservatory, overlook tower and the Sullivan Carriage House. Featured attraction of the garden includes Lucile Halsell Conservator, Sullivan Carriage House, Mays Family Display Garden, Kumamoto En Japanese Garden, Family Adventure Garden, Auld House, and Daniel Sullivan Carriage House. Lucile Halsell Conservatory is a popular attraction of the garden with five glass structures greenhouses with tropical palms, rainforest ferns, desert cacti and rare orchids surrounding a courtyard.

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San Antonio Zoo
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San Antonio Zoo

#7 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in San Antonio

Located in Brackenridge Park, 35-acre San Antonio Zoo is home to more than 3,500 animals representing 750 species. The zoo exhibit includes Bear Corner, Cat Grotto, Savanna, Outpost Amazonia, Kronkosky's Tiny Tot Nature Spot, Big Cat Valley, Gibbon Forest, Africa Plains, Africa Live, Friedrich Aquarium, Bird House, Amphibia, and Reptile House. The Friedrich Aquarium inside zoo is home to many fresh water and saltwater animals. Other attraction of the zoo includes Kiddie Park, Carousel ride, and Zoo Eagle Train ride.

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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

#8 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in San Antonio

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a World Heritage Site that includes four of San Antonio's Spanish Missions. The missions within the National Park include Mission Nuestra Senora de la Purisma Concepcion de Acuna, Mission San Jose y San Miguel de Aguayo, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and Mission San Francisco de la Espada. The Alamo is the 5th mission in San Antonio which is not part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.

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Japanese Tea Garden
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Japanese Tea Garden

#9 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in San Antonio

Located in Brackenridge Park, Japanese Tea Garden is a public garden open daily from dawn to dusk. The garden features historic Jingu house, floral display with shaded walkways, stone bridges, a 60-foot waterfall and ponds filled with Koi. The Japanese Tea Garden features areas available for special events through advance reservation. The Jingu House is now being operated as a Jingu House Cafe and offers sandwiches, salads, Asian dishes and a variety of hot and cold teas.

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Government Canyon State Natural Area
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Government Canyon State Natural Area

#10 in Best Top 10 Places to Visit in San Antonio

Government Canyon State Natural Area preserves 12,000-acre of rugged hills, canyons, and wilderness. It offers more than 40 miles of trails. Recreational activities includes hiking, camping, picnic, and bird watching. Walk through through e Joe Johnston Route to the Zizelmann House has 110 million year old dinosaur tracks and a prehistoric midden. For scenic views, hike the Far Reaches Trail to the Chula Vista and Sotol overlooks, or to the North and South Bluff Spurs overlooks.

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