The best vacations start with an unforgettable destination. San Antonio is known as a favorite vacation destination, with more than 34 million people visiting each year. The Visit San Antonio website can help you plan and book your trip at VisitSanAntonio.com. While on the site, get tips on ways to experience the city’s rich culture and history, burgeoning culinary scene, world-class hotels, exciting attractions, unique events and affordability.
Also, when you are in San Antonio don’t forget to stop by our Official Visitor Information Center. Located across the street from the Alamo, the Official Visitor Information Center is staffed by a friendly and expert team that is ready to help you create lasting memories of your stay. Plus while there shop for San Antonio gifts, books, apparel, souvenirs and buy tickets to attractions.
Experience Thousands of Species and Interactive Exhibits
…for Kids and Families
Among the exhibits featured throughout San Antonio’s newest attraction are a wide variety of amphibians, an interactive Lorikeet and Parakeet Aviary, and a variety of cold water and tropical fish. In addition, San Antonio Aquarium features sharks, a stingray touch tank, and a rainforest with hundreds of reptiles!
The San Antonio Aquarium welcomes everyone to enjoy the unique interactive experiences found within, and is especially excited to introduce children and families to the world beneath the ocean’s surface. Guests are encouraged to hand feed sharks, rays, birds, and fish, or to get up close and personal with many of the reptiles and other animals on exhibit. Above all, the San Antonio Aquarium promotes education through an interactive experience in a comfortable environment. Kids and adults alike are sure to be amazed at the soft skin of sharks and rays among other experiences.
The San Antonio Aquarium provides children and families access to the excitement and learning opportunities of the ocean without the long trip to the coast. Guests can watch jellyfish gently float and glow and admire the bright and colorful corals, all within easy reach of home. The Aquarium offers multiple educational programs and events for kids, as well as behind the scenes tours for those curious about just what it takes to keep an aquarium in good working order. Popular programs developed by the owners from their other locations, such as Birthday Parties, Octopus Encounters and Sleep with the Sharks programs, will also be featured here at the San Antonio Aquarium.
For more information call 210-310-3210.
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Open Daily from 10 a.m.- 8 p.m.
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.
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.
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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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 click the website link located under the logo image on this page.
Splashtown San Antonio is 20 landscaped acres of cool, clean water excitement!
Just 3 minutes north of downtown San Antonio, our Family Waterpark has something fun for everyone!!!
The McNay Art Museum, located in San Antonio and named for founder Marion Koogler McNay, is the first museum of modern art in Texas.
Becoming the McNay
Ohio-born heiress Marion Koogler first visited San Antonio in 1918, shortly after her marriage to Sergeant Don Denton McNay, who was called to active duty in Laredo, Texas. Later that year Don McNay died from the Spanish flu. In 1926, Marion moved to San Antonio, where she met and married prominent ophthalmologist Donald T. Atkinson. The following year, she purchased her first modern oil painting, Diego Rivera’s Delfina Flores, and the Atkinsons commissioned San Antonio architects Atlee and Robert Ayres to design a 24-room Spanish Colonial-Revival house that would one day become the core of the McNay Art Museum. Marion continued to collect 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings, as well as Southwest art from New Mexico. When her marriage to Atkinson ended in 1936, she returned to using her first husband’s name. At her death in 1950, Marion left her collection of more than 700 works of art, along with the house, the surrounding 23 acres, and an endowment to establish the first museum of modern art in Texas. In 1954 the McNay opened its doors to the public. The Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions, built in 2008 and designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, added 45,000 square feet to the museum and created gallery space for major exhibitions, a sculpture gallery and garden, a lecture hall, and classrooms for the museum’s many educational programs.
The McNay Today
Since Marion McNay’s original bequest in 1950, the museum’s collection has expanded to over 22,000 works including:
Medieval and Renaissance art
19th- through 21st- century European and American paintings, sculptures, and photographs
One of the finest collections of prints and drawings in the Southwest
The exceptional Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts
Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collection of Art Glass
Art of New Mexico
Located on the San Antonio River, the Witte Museum is where nature, science and culture meet. The Witte Museum recently completed more than 170,000 square feet of renovation and expansion. The expansion includes the first permanent dinosaur gallery, the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery, the Kittie West Nelson Ferguson People of the Pecos Gallery and the McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery, which explore the narrative of Texas Deep Time over hundreds, thousands and millions of years.
This summer on the 10 acres campus, visitors can experience three special exhibitions: Predators vs Prey: Dinosaurs on the Land Before Texas, Portraits of Courage: A Commander in Chief’s Tribute to America’s Warriors and Confluence and Culture: 300 Years of San Antonio History.
San Antonio Bike Share is the non-profit that launched San Antonio B-cycle in 2011 as the first bike share in the state of Texas. In 2018, San Antonio acquired a title sponsor, Southwest General Hospital, A Steward Family Hospital, changing the name to SWell Cycle. With hundreds of self-serve bikes and more than 60 stations, SWell Cycle offers 24/7 access to the City on your schedule.
B-cycle station map here.
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)
Shuttle 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
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