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Top Places to Visit in San Antonio

Updated on June 7, 2009

San Antonio Attractions

San Antonio attractions are appealing to tourists and visitors of all ages and is the most visited city in Texas. San Antonio is famous for the River Walk, the Alamo, and home to the SeaWorld. San Antonio is also home to the first museum of modern art in Texas, known as the McNay Art Museum. San Antonio is packed with fun attractions and activities. Here are some of my favorite Attractions in San Antonio and I hope this list of top places to visit in San Antonio helps as you plan your next trip to San Antonio.

San Antonio, TX Attractions

top place to visit San Antonio
top place to visit San Antonio

Sea World, San Antonio

Sea World San Antonio, the world's largest marine life adventure park and family entertainment showplace, presents a splashy lineup of more than 26 sensational shows, thrilling rides, animal attractions and educational experiences for all ages makes it number one in the list of top places to visit in San Antonio. It's actually four parks in one on 250 acres: a show park, a rides and slides park, a water park and an amazing animals park.

Dolphins performing in Sea World, San Antonio
Dolphins performing in Sea World, San Antonio

River Walk

River Walk is the jewel of the city is the River Walk, which meanders through the downtown area. Lined with numerous shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as the Arneson River Theater, this attraction is transformed into an impressive festival of lights during the Christmas and New Year holiday period, and is suffused with the local sounds of folklorico and flamenco music during the summer, particularly during celebrations such as the Fiesta Noche del Rio and is another top place to visit in San Antonio.

River Walk in San Antonio
River Walk in San Antonio

The Alamo

"The Alamo" is the old mission where a small band of Texans held out for thirteen days against the Centralist army of General Antonio López de Santa Anna. Although the Alamo fell in the earlymorning hours of March 6, 1836, the death of the Alamo Defenders has come to symbolize courage and sacrifice for the cause of Liberty. The memories of James Bowie, David Crockett, and William B. Travis are as powerful today as when the Texan Army under Sam Houston shouted "Remember the Alamo!" as it routed Santa Anna at the battle of San Jacinto on April 21, 1836. The Alamo has been managed by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas since 1905. The Alamo represents nearly 300 years of history. Three buildings - the Shrine, Long Barrack Museum and Gift Museum - house exhibits on the Texas Revolution and Texas History. The Alamo is a "must see" San Antonio attraction and is a great place to visit in San Antonio.

The Alamo
The Alamo

Mcnay Museum

Another great place to visit in San Antonio is built by artist and educator Marion Koogler McNay in the 1920s, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style home opened as the first museum of modern art in Texas in 1954. Today visitors are captivated by magnificent works of art by modern masters including Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. A vital partner in arts education, the McNay annually serves over 45,000 adults, teachers, students and families with a variety of art education programs and educational resources, including a fine arts reference library and interpretive information about art in the museum's collection and exhibitions.

Mcnay Museum
Mcnay Museum

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      Shaddie 

      4 years ago from Washington state

      I've been to San An many times and have been to all of these except the museum. I have never even heard about the McNay museum before! I'm going there again for Easter weekend next month, I will try to give the museum a look and maybe I'll let you know how it was :)

      The river walk has always been my favorite though. There are always such interesting birds and plants all over the place, and the atmosphere is so fun. Public drinking? YES, PLEASE :D

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      jason tremblay 

      4 years ago

      cool

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      FLORA OCHOA 

      6 years ago

      I HAVE VISIT SAN ANTONIO IS MY BEST PLACE FAVORITE THANKS

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      angela mireles 

      7 years ago

      i soooooooooooooooooo wanna go there

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      sselenna 

      7 years ago

      i love sa its so awsome at the river walk..lol

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      madame makia 

      7 years ago from Atlanta

      I have visit San Antonio!

      Is my best place!

      Thanks

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      Emily S. 

      8 years ago

      I'm doing a school project on San Antonio, and this page helped SO much!

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      amanda 

      8 years ago

      ive actually been to tthese places

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      luz 

      9 years ago

      the alamo seeems reeally historical

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      Holle Abee 

      9 years ago from Georgia

      I'd love to see San Antonio! Great hub!

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