San Antonio is a cultural epicenter of the south and offers a range of entertainment for everyone – from sports fanatics to history buffs. From the city that brought us the richness of Cheetos, Frito’s, and chili also come the historically rich sights. Travel down river or see why San Antonio is often called “Alamo City” – just be sure to grab your cowboy boots before visiting. Here are the best San Antonio Attractions!
1. The Sports
One thing that San Antonio takes serious pride in is current NBA Champions, the San Antonio Spurs. With five championships under their belt, it’s no wonder the team packs stadiums and fills the streets with black, white, and silver jerseys. Along with the beloved Spurs, San Antonio is home to the San Antonio Rampage, the city’s hockey team, and the San Antonio Scorpions, the city’s professional soccer team and reigning champions of the North American Soccer League.
2. The Museums
Dedicated to capturing San Antonio’s rich culture, old and new, the museums throughout San Antonio offer a variety of works to see. The San Antonio Art League Museum and internationally acclaimed Artpace supports the work of local and Texan artists as well as artists in residency. The city’s most popular museum, The Witte Museum, displays primarily scientific and natural history related works of art. Both REM Gallery and Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum dedicate their spaces to showing works of up and coming San Antonio artists. Whichever ones you choose to visit, you’re bound to stumble upon some stunning pieces of art!
3. The River Walk
Take a stroll down San Antonio’s River Walk and experience captivating cuisines, never-ending entertainment, and breath taking sights. Along the River Walk, a must-see, or in this case, must-taste stop is the Pearl. This culinary and cultural destination includes an array of restaurants and a farmers market, all guaranteed to fuel your River Walk ventures.
4. The History
San Antonio’s most famous tourist destination dates back to 1836 and is still remembered today. The Alamo offers guided and audio tours to ensure you’re getting the most out of your experience. The lesser known but equally as rich in culture is the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Thanks to the new Mission Reach, an eight-mile stretch of recreational trails, picnic areas, and pavilions leads you to four missions that were established along the San Antonio River. This will be a history lesson you won’t forget!