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10 Top Rated Things to Do in San Antonio, Texas

Known for it's historic sites, San Antonio is one of the most visited city of Texas. The city's rich culture offers glimpse of Spanish colonial life and first settlement in Texas. Popular attractions include The Alamo, San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, River Walk, Tower of the Americas, SeaWorld, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

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

The Alamo

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

The Alamo, originally known as the Mision San Antonio de Valero, is a historic Spanish mission of 18th century. The Alamo was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. Explore the mission with a free timed ticket or take one hour guided walking tour.


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.



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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 caverns. The caverns feature formations formed by single drops of water and the slow passage of time. Two types of cavern tours offered are discovery tour and hidden passage tour.


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 collections includes native plants, conservatory, overlook tower and the Sullivan Carriage House. Lucile Halsell Conservatory has five glass structures greenhouses with tropical palms, rainforest ferns, desert cacti and rare orchids surrounding a courtyard.


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, San Antonio Zoo is home to more than 700+ animal species. The Friedrich Aquarium inside zoo is home to many fresh water and saltwater animals. Other attractions includes Kiddie Park, carousel, and Zoo Eagle Train.


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 includes four of San Antonio’s Spanish Missions. The missions within the National Park include Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísma Concepción de Acuña, Mission San José y San Miguel de Aguayo, Mission San Juan Capistrano, and Mission San Francisco de la Espada.


Japanese Tea Garden
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Japanese Tea Garden

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

The Japanese Tea Garden, also known as Chinese Tea Gardens has shaded walkways, stone bridges, a 60-foot waterfall and ponds filled with Koi. The garden is open to the public.


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

Located north of San Antonio, Government Canyon State Natural Area is known for wilderness trails. It is a great place to go hiking, camping, and bird watching.