Bienvenidos a Historic Market Square!...one of the largest Mexican markets outside of Mexico! Since the 1820s, Market Square has been a place for generations of residents and visitors to meet, shop, dine, and dance. Explore over 100 locally owned shops in festive indoor malls filled with authentic Talavera pottery, exotic curios, handcrafted gifts and leather goods, and colorful 'south of the border' clothing. Savor traditional Mexican fare at nationally renowned restaurants and surround yourself with the sounds of Mariachi and Tejano music. If that's not enough, nearly every weekend you can experience the rich cultural traditions of Folklorico dancing on one of several stages throughout the marketplace. Historic Market Square is sure to have something for everyone!
The Spanish Governor’s Palace, a National Historic Landmark, is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocratic 18th-century Spanish Colonial town house. Constructed in 1749, it was used as the headquarters and residence of the captain of the San Antonio De Bexar Presidio and given the name the "Spanish Governor's Palace.” The building is a long one-story, U-shaped stone structure covered in stucco that surrounds a traditional Spanish patio and courtyard. Since 1931, it has operated as a Museum of Spanish Colonial History.
The Spanish Governor's Palace is located at 105 Plaza de Armas in San Antonio, Texas 78205. It is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The fees are $5 adult regular admission, $3 for seniors and military, and $3 for children ages 7 through 13. Children under the age of seven are free. For admission or rental information, call (210) 224-0601.
From Shamu to dolphins, sharks, seals, sea lions and much more, SeaWorld San Antonio is the world's largest marine life park!
After hanging out with Shamu or watching one of Sea World's shows, head over to the roller-coaster action with the Great White, which is Texas' first inverted steel roller-coaster or the Steel Eel for a bout of weightlessness. To cool off, ride Journey to Atlantis which is part roller-coaster, part water ride or dip into the Lost Lagoon.
Directions: 16 miles northwest of downtown San Antonio at Ellison Drive and Westover Hills Boulevard, off State Highway 151.
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Family-friendly chain offering a sports-bar-style setting for American food & arcade games.
Sun-Thurs from 11:00 AM - 12:00AM
Fri-Sat. from 11:00AM-2:00AM
Happy Hour M-F 4:30- 7:00 PM & 9:00-11:00pm (Sun-Thurs.)
Pearl is a neighborhood and like all great neighborhoods it has a rich history that is added to and upheld by the many people who have ties to the place - the buildings, the river, the brewery since it was founded in 1881. Pearl is also a place where we like to get together – to share meals, to learn, to work, to live. With 324 apartments, fifteen restaurants and cafes, thirteen retailers and eighteen resident businesses as well as a twice weekly Farmers Market, this neighborhood is always full of life and activity.
We invite friends, neighbors and visitors to join us in our plaza, in our park spaces and at our year round series of music, food and cultural events and enjoy our position on the beautiful Northern reach of the San Antonio River steps from the San Antonio Museum of Art, The Do Seum and Brackenridge Park.
Perhaps one of the best ways to see downtown San Antonio, you will be guided through the city’s most attractive places by some of San Antonio’s most entertaining and knowledgable tour guides.
The Segway is super fun and easy to ride. After just a few short minutes of training, you’ll be feeling confident to take it out on the streets and just about anyone from teenagers through grandparents can enjoy the thrill of being balanced on one of these incredible machines.
A wide range of tours are offered for all interest levels. The most comprehensive tour will take you everywhere from the theater district to Main Plaza, the Riverwalk to the gorgeous King William neighborhood, La Villita to Hemisfair Park and of course, all tours will leave you remembering the Alamo with a very wonderful perspective. For those who want to just experience the Segway without having a narrative of the city, you’ll be able to take the 1 hour ‘Ride It’ Tour where you’ll go to open spaces to really enjoy the Segway.
Don’t forget too that there is also a very special Segway Ghost Tour, which is different to any other ghost tour in town. Instead of just recounting stories from the past, you’ll receive a modern day, first hand account of things that go on inside some of the Alamo City’s most notoriously spooky places on a regular basis!
So stop reading, and get riding!
Go Rio Cruises offers an unforgettable way to experience the world-famous San Antonio River Walk. It captures the sights, wonders and culture of the River City. Take a guided or specialty tour, chartered excursion or catch a ride on a river taxi to experience the soul of San Antonio. These engaging tours are both informative and humorous. Learn more or buy tickets in advance online at GoRioCruises.com. Tickets may also be purchased at one of three ticket kiosks located on the River Walk. Tickets are non-refundable. The new fleet of electric boats are quiet, roomy, ADA accessible, and environmentally-friendly. No pets except service dogs.
Tours are offered 9am-10pm daily. Taxis are 9am- 9pm. During peak periods, hours of operation my be extended. Boats do not run during inclement weather.
Narrated River Cruises: (leave the 3 docks every 15 minutes)
Bexar County Residents ($10 - I.D. Required)
Children ($6 - 1- 5 years, under 12 months-free on lap)
Active Military ($9 - I.D. Required, validd for spouse and their children under 18 yrs)
Veterans ($9, for veteran only)
Seniors 65+ ($9 - I.D. Required)
Taxi Rides: (valid 9am-9pm)
One-way pass $10
One-day pass $12
Three-day pass $25
One-day pass $12
One-day pass $16
Three-day pass $25
Bexar County Residents $25
Natural Bridge Caverns is so much more than one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer. This beautiful and historical cavern system offers an experience that is high energy, educational, fun and family oriented. Whether you are a first timer, an avid caver or someone in between, Natural Bridge Caverns awaits with a once in a lifetime experience you'll never forget.
Pan for precious stones, take the ultimate leap of faith from the Canopy Challenge, go caving on one of our adventure tours or simply experience nature on the original Discovery Tour. Bring your family, your church group or your classroom. With so much to do, see and learn, once you've experienced Natural Bridge Caverns, we promise you'll be coming back for more.
La Villita, south of the River Walk in downtown San Antonio, was originally settled nearly 300 years ago as one of the city's first neighborhoods. In 1939, La Villita Historic Arts Village was established and the neighborhood was adapted into a center for teaching regional arts and crafts and to serve as an artists market. Today, nearly 30 shops and galleries offer distinct handcrafted items by artists from San Antonio and surrounding areas. You'll find paintings, folk art, textiles, sculptures, copper wares, jewelry, and more. Plus, in the midst of these tree-lined walkways and plazas, enjoy a savory culinary experience at the area restaurants with options ranging from traditional Mexican flavors to steakhouse favorites. For individual shop listings go to http://lavillita.com/
City Sightseeing San Antonio Double Decker Bus Tour
People absolutely love our unique Hop On, Hop Off tour route. We start out in Alamo Plaza and immediately give you the double decker view of the beautiful Alamo.
From there we head north towards the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Pearl Brewery Complex, and much more.
And of course you are free to get off and explore at any of our 18 stops. If you do, just go back to where we dropped you off and wait for our next bus to arrive.
We typically have four or five double deckers operating so we get to each stop every 20 to 30 minutes. Take a look at our route below and buy online or come see us in Alamo Plaza. You will love it!
Our tour stops include:
1. The Alamo
Once home to Spanish Missionaries as Mission de Valero, it is the site of the Battle Of The Alamo in 1836.
2. The Pearl Brewery
A culinary and cultural destination along the banks of the river.
3. San Antonio Museum of Art
House the largest and most comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Asian art in the Southwest United States.
4. VFW Post 76
The oldest Veterans of Foreign Wars Post in the United States.
5. Augie’s BBQ Restaurant
Great Texas BBQ in the heart of Downtown San Antonio
6. Riverwalk/Museum Reach
We stop at the Wyndham Garden Riverwalk Hotel where you can explore the beautiful Museum Reach section of the Riverwalk.
7. Tobin Center
Home to resident performing arts groups and major music and theatrical acts visiting San Antonio. (Bus stop is directly in front of the El Tropicano Hotel)
8. The Scottish Rite Cathedral
Completed in 1924 at a cost of $1.5 million dollars. A six story building in the style of a classic revival temple. Serves as a meeting place for the Scottish Rite Masonry.
9. Hipolito F. Garcia Federal Building
Historic courthouse and post office located in Alamo Plaza. (Bus stop across the street from the Emily Morgan Hotel)
10. Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum
An immersive Texas experience. Explore the Museum’s Hall of Horns, and the Texas Ranger Museum and Ranger town.
11. Riverwalk/River Cruise Ride
One story above the river, visit St. Mary’s Catholic Church, the Majestic, Aztec and Empire Theaters. Also a great location for guests of the Hotel Valencia, the Drury Inn and Drury Plaza, the Omni La Mansion Hotel and the Holiday Inn Riverwalk to hop on and hop off.
12. San Fernando Cathedral/Spanish Governor’s Palace
Founded in 1731 and is the oldest continuously functioning religious community in Texas. The Spanish Governor’s Palace was constructed in the early 18th century as the “Presidio San Antonio de Bejar”. It marked Spanish settlement under King Ferdinand VI.
13. Market Square/El Mercado
Visitors and residents alike visit El Mercado for authentic Mexican dining, music, and treasures. Located in the “Zona Cultura”.
14. King William Historic District
The Blue Star Arts Complex, the Guenther House, the King William District, and Southtown. An area know for it’s diverse community, art galleries, restaurants and Victorian era homes.
15. Villa Finale Visitor Center Stop
Tour the museum and gardens of preservationist Walter Mathis. (Bus stop in front of the Friendly Spot)
16. Yanaguana Garden
Public art display and playground.
17. Tower of the Americas/La Villita
The 750 foot tall Tower of the Americas provides guests with the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. Enjoy the gorgeous panorama view from the Tower’s Observation Deck and experience the thrilling 4D Theater Ride. La Villita is the historic art village and one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods.
18. The Shops at Rivercenter Mall
Shops, stores, the movie Alamo The Price Of Freedom at the IMAX, restaurants, bars, movie theaters, and the Rivercenter Lagoon.
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