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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Established in 1996 on historic Sixth Street the Iron Cactus has been serving contemporary Mexican cuisine for over 13 years. We draw our inspiration for our cuisine from various regions in Mexico. The Iron Cactus can be found in 5 locations across Texas. Named one of the top 10 tequila bars in the country, we feature over 80 different types of tequila. With a deep passion for creating bold, unique and flavorful dishes the Iron Cactus stands apart as a premier dining and drinking destination.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the River Walk from our beautiful brick patio! Separated from foot traffic by a large stone planter box and shaded by trees, the patio is one of the largest on the entire River Walk. This space is a casual scene with loads of San Antonio style. The Iron Cactus blends integral Mexican attributes with a progressive technique of cooking to create unique and flavorful dishes. Named one of the top ten tequila bars in the country, our signature “El Agave” has been voted best margarita.
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Mon- Fri: 3pm – 6 pm
$5 Small House Margaritas
$5 Chile Con Queso
Available everywhere in our restaurants
*Dine in only
Sunday – Thursday
11 AM to 10 PM
Friday – Saturday
11 AM to 11 PM
Agave Room Tequila Bar:
Sunday – Thursday
4 PM to 11 PM
Friday – Saturday
4 PM to 1 AM
German and American deli favorites since 1917. House specialties include homemade root beer, split pea soup, bratwurst, Reuben sandwiches, wienerschnitzel and cheesecake..... Lunch specials....... Also, wonderful breakfast menu!
Schilo’s is one of the oldest continually operated restaurants in the State of Texas.
Housed in an old mercantile exchange building dating back to the 1800’s, Schilo’s embodies that time in San Antonio when the majority of the citizens were of German decent. The exchange’s vault is now our walk-in refrigerator. Old signage, postcards and tile floor continue the German theme throughout the deli.
We are known worldwide for our famous homemade Root Beer, Split Pea Soup, Reuben Sandwiches, Hot Mustard and our Weekly Specials. When you are in town, stop by for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Our prices won’t put a dent in your wallet.
Nestled on the banks of the historic San Antonio River Walk, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown within walking distance of the Alamo and only a short drive away from Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and numerous golf courses. This sophisticated 213-room hotel welcomes guests with the timeless elegance of Spanish Colonial and Modern Mediterranean design in a warm and hospitable setting.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is only steps away from the Museum Reach on the new North River Walk, where you will enjoy the city’s exciting new one-of-a-kind boutiques, popular restaurants, concerts, museums and cultural arts. Sip signature cocktails in one of our two stylish bars and indulge in a tempting menu prepared by our award-winning culinary team at Dorrego restaurant. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk offers an unforgettable experience, whether you are on a romantic getaway, leisurely vacation or a business trip. Amenities include signature beds with Egyptian cotton linens, complimentary high-speed internet and 24-hour room service.
Family-friendly chain offering a sports-bar-style setting for American food & arcade games.
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/
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Variety of Locations!
We can perform at many locations on the River Walk including Marriage Island, Convent Park, Arneson Theatre, Museum Reach and more! Not interested in the River Walk then we have other locations such as the Tower of the Americas, Japanese Tea Garden, Little Church of La Villita and more! We may also come to any location you provide such as your hotel, restaurant or home!
Selected by Gourmet Magazine as one of the "top five restaurants in Texas," Biga on the Banks delivers fine dining with a Texan accent. Enjoy Chef Bruce Auden's creative cuisine featuring seafood, Texas lamb, game and beef while reveling in the views of the River Walk. Private dining rooms with river views and barge dining available.
The new Tobin Center for the Performing Arts brings an eclectic mix of arts and music to the increasingly dynamic downtown San Antonio area. The Tobin Center combines modern design and historic architecture, preserving and incorporating the original facade of the historic Municipal Auditorium into the new additions. Patrons can enjoy performances in the state-of-the-art 1,759-seat performance hall, as well as the 250-seat studio theater, and the outdoor performance plaza that connects to the famous River Walk. The Tobin Center is the new home to the San Antonio Symphony, Ballet San Antonio, Opera San Antonio, The Children's Chorus of San Antonio and more.
This is the joint your mama warned you about. Dick's serves up buckets of barbecued ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp and crab legs. Platters include steaks, crabby cakes, salmon, and even salads for the wimpy eater. Lunch includes sandwiches, salads and buckets of good food. The wait staff is irreverent by design, and the decor is local garage-sale stuff. Seventy-four kinds of beer. No cover, no dress code and definitely no class. Billed as "The Rowdy of the River".
Fronted by an exeptional view of the water, there's patio seating year 'round. Come see why Dick's has been River Walk legend since the craziness began in 1987!
Landry's Seafood House A marquee classic. Landry's ambiance is breezy but genteel- Gulf Coast, circa 1940. Jazz plays softly. Ceiling fans spin overhead. One look at the menu, and it's clear Landry's isn't just the catch of the day. The...