With a rich colonial heritage, lush culture, and distinctive attractions, it’s no wonder San Antonio was ranked a “Best Places to Travel” by Travel + Leisure magazine. From the beloved River Walk, to endless Spanish missions, and the must-see Alamo, you’re in for an adventurous and fulfilling San Antonio visit.
Here are some of San Antonio’s most popular attractions:
Mission San Jose: Founded in 1797, this mission-turned-museum’s 8 rooms featuring everything from Native American culture, the Spanish Era, the 1985 reconstruction of the Mission Church, and more.
The Alamo: Experience the mission, the battle, and the legend of The Alamo – Texas’ most visited historic landmark is the heart of San Antonio. Relive the famous 1836 battle through stunning demonstrations, and explore the 300-year-old fortress and its impressive artifacts.
Botanical Garden: This 33-acre super garden is San Antonio’s premiere plant experience. If you’re looking for a relaxing stroll through a beautiful array of flora, this is the spot! The attraction consists of the Lucile Halsell Conservatory, formal and display gardens, native gardens, an overlook tower and the Sullivan Carriage House.
Japanese Tea Gardens: One of most beloved cultural spots in San Antonio is the Japanese Tea Garden. With over 90 years of history, the garden has transformed from a simple rock quarry to an intricate structure including walkways, stone arch bridges, a lily pond and more.
Mission Concepcion: Over two centuries old, this stunning stone church is the oldest unrestored church in America. Its Spanish Colonial architecture style is authentic and a must-see if you appreciate history and architecture.
Briscoe Western Art Museum: This modern museum is home to art and artifacts reflecting the history and culture of the American West. Explore engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and more at this popular San Antonio attraction.