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Most Popular San Antonio Tours & Attractions

Listed below are the most popular San Antonio sightseeing tours, shows, activities, attractions, transfers and passes. They were selected from the complete collection of tours and attractions that are available for this destination. These are the most popular, the best-sellers, the ones people purchase and enjoy time after time.

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#1 RATED
San Antonio Grand Sightseeing Tour

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Discover the origins of San Antonio on a sightseeing tour featuring sights including the Alamo, Mission San Jose and the Japanese Sunken Gardens.

You'll visit the Alamo - the most famous spot in Texas, where David Crockett, Colonel William Barrett Travis, Jim Bowie and 186 others died fighting for independence on March 6, 1836.

You'll see the Spanish Governor's Palace which has been labeled "the most beautiful building in San Antonio" by the National Geographic Society. The palace is furnished with antique pieces and artifacts from the early 1700's.

Take a relaxing riverboat cruise down the beautiful Paseo Del Rio, shaded by towering cypresses, oaks and willows, and bordered by gardens of ornamental foliage.

A visit to historic Market Square is a fun experience. From the famous 24-hour restaurant and bakery, Mi Tierra, to an outstanding art gallery and century-old pharmacy, this is a great place to shop for gifts or to just relax and enjoy a little people watching.

Founded in 1720, Mission San Jose became the largest and best known of the Texas missions, with up to 300 inhabitants at one time. The mission is now fully restored and boasts several unique features including the famous "Rose Window".

The Japanese Sunken Gardens feature winding pebble walkways, stone bridges, a waterfall and tranquil pools among lush gardens. Also enjoy a drive through beautiful Brackenridge Park and by the world-renowned San Antonio Zoo.

Visit Mission Concepcion and be transported back in time to the era of Spanish conquest. Learn how the Spanish developed the mission system within the San Antonio area and Texas and how they and Native Americans lived and worked in the mission era.

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#2 RATED
SeaWorld San Antonio

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Spend the day at SeaWorld® San Antonio, and come face-to-face with the ocean's most fascinating marine animals. With over 30 attractions, shows and rides, this family-friendly SeaWorld San Antonio admission ticket has something for everyone!

Experience life far under the sea as you feed dolphins, get up close to penguins and count the teeth on a shark! Of course, there's also the legendary rush of the Journey To Atlantis® water coaster and Shamu® - the biggest star both day and night in Believe® and Shamu Rocks.

A must-see attraction is Dolphin Cove, where you can touch and feed the playful and adorable Atlantic bottlenose dolphins. Continue your voyage to Pirates 4-D, which combines latest 4-D special effects technology with multi-sensory theater effects - experience sprays of water and other surprises during your adventure with the sea's most hapless band of pirates. If you're feeling extra adventurous, hop on The Great White, Texas' first inverted steel roller coaster, and go heels-over-head five times during more than 2,500 feet of breathtaking loops.

See itinerary below for a selection of SeaWorld attractions.

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#3 RATED
Winery Day Trip to Texas Hill Country from San Antonio

Highlights

Get the most out of your stay in San Antonio with a day trip to Texas' wine region, Texas Hill Country. Stop in the quaint German town of Fredericksburg to browse local shops and antique stores before visiting three wineries to taste some excellent wines and enjoy the beautiful scenery. You'll also take guided tours of the wineries, depending on availability, and enjoy commentary from your friendly guide. Round-trip hotel transportation by air-conditioned vehicle is included.

You'll be picked up from your San Antonio hotel or the Alamo in the morning and taken to Texas Hill Country, located about 70 miles (113 km) away. This region in central Texas features tall, rugged hills, and has emerged as the center of the Texas wine industry, with more than 30 unique and beautiful wineries scattered throughout the scenic area.

Stop in the charming German town of Fredericksburg and take a stroll down Main Street. Browse the local shops and antique stores and have lunch at a nearby café or restaurant (own expense).

You'll then take a short drive to three different wineries, where you'll sample several fine wines and learn about the wine-making process. Try Texas-style wines and a several grape varietals including sangiovese, viognier, tempranillo and syrah.

Depending on availability, you'll also tour the wineries. After your tour, relax on the drive back to your San Antonio hotel.

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#4 RATED
Hill Country Magic Tour

Highlights

The tour begins in Stonewall, Texas where you will visit the LBJ Ranch located on the Pedernales River. Here, you will see the "Texas White House" and hear all the tales of one of Texas favorite sons, Lyndon Baines Johnson, 36th President of the United States, and former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson. Trace the history of the Johnson family in the area, beginning with the establishment of the ranch in the 1860's. You will also see several displays explaining life in the Hill Country and the cattle business. There's even a chuckwagon and longhorn cattle. The park exhibits two video presentations - one about the Johnson Administration and the other concerning Mrs. Johnson's life and achievements.
In addition to museum exhibits, you will see:

  • A working cattle ranch, true to how it existed in the 1860's.
  • A reconstruction of his birthplace that President Johnson personally oversaw.
  • The ranch is also the site of the former President's final resting place.
  • In the spring, behold the beauty of Texas wildflowers, a longtime project of Mrs. Johnson's.

Come along and enjoy the culture, beauty and history of this unique area. The exhibits and history of the ranch give visitors a thorough look at the life of an American president.

The tour continues along scenic Hill Country backroads to the charming German community of Fredericksburg, once the edge of the frontier and home to brave German pioneers, beginning in the mid-1800's. Lunch is on your own at one of the many fine restaurants in Fredericksburg, many of which feature authentic German culinary specialties. You will have the opportunity to enjoy shopping and browsing in the quaint antique shops and gift boutiques along the Hauptstrasse (Main Street). There will be time to explore the Admiral Nimitz Museum and Historic Center, as well as the History Walk of the Pacific War and the Japanese Garden of Peace.

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#5 RATED
San Antonio Hop-On Hop-Off City Tour

Highlights

Experience the best of San Antonio on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Board an open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 11 stops around the city and enjoy recorded commentary about San Antonio's history, culture, architecture and arts. Visit San Fernando Cathedral, see HemisFair Park's Tower of the Americas, explore the Alamo and spend time shopping and browsing galleries at the Rivercenter Mall along the River Walk. Choose a 24- or 48-hour ticket, giving you flexibility to sightsee at your own pace.

Head to San Antonio's visitor center to pick up a map of the route and list of sites. Then, hop on the open-top, double-decker bus at any of the 11 stops around the city with your 24-hour or 48-hour ticket, letting you see the best of the city at your own pace.

Hop off at Alamo Plaza, home to the Alamo, a site founded by the Spanish in the late 1700s as Mission San Antonio de Valero. This is where Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, Colonel Travis and many others fought valiantly during the Texas Revolution. Walk to the nearby Rivercenter Mall on the Riverwalk to shop, browse galleries and grab a bite at a restaurant.

Visit a variety of market squares and stop by HemisFair Park, an urban park filled with fun activities and great views. See the grand Tower of the Americas, built for the 1968 World's Fair and once the country's tallest observation tower!

Hop off and enter San Fernando Cathedral, one of the country's oldest cathedral sanctuaries, built in 1734 by settlers from the Canary Islands. This site is the final resting place of several heroes lost in the Battle of the Alamo.You can also explore the King William Historic District, wander down St Mary's Street and much more.

Aboard the bus, you'll get great views of the city and enjoy recorded commentary, letting you learn about all the sites you see. A full list of stops can be found in the Itinerary section below.

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#6 RATED
San Antonio Highlights Tour

Highlights

The Highlights tour takes you to the best San Antonio has to offer.

The Alamo - The most famous spot in Texas. Where Davy Crockett, Colonel William Barrett Travis, Jim Bowie and 186 other died fighting for independence on March 6, 1836, after repeated attacks from Mexican General Santa Anna. Originally established in 1718 as San Antonio's first mission, The Alamo is located in the heart of the city, inside beautifully landscaped grounds.

Mission San Jose - Founded in 1720, San Jose became the largest of the Texas missions with up to 300 inhabitants at one time. It is now fully restored and showcases exquisite carvings on the church and the famous "Rose Window" renowned as one of the finest examples of Spanish Colonial art in the country.

Market Square / El Mercado - A visit to historic Market Square is a unique and exciting experience. From the famous 24-hour restaurant and bakery, Mi Tierra, to an outstanding art gallery and century-old pharmacy, this is a great place to shop for extraordinary gifts and souvenirs or to just relax. Visitors can browse the 32 shops at El Mercado, as well as the 80 specialty shops in Farmers Market Plaza.

Texas Adventure - Kids young and old alike will enjoy Texas Adventure. Travel back in time and actually feel like you are at the Battle of the Alamo with Colonel William Barrett Travis and Davy Crockett. Hear the guns firing, feel the whoosh of a knife flying past, smell the smoke of cannon shot.

Mission Concepcion - Be transported back in time to the era of Spanish conquest and experience the strength of the Friars who Christianized the Native Americans. Learn how the Spanish developed the mission system within the San Antonio area and how they and Native Americans lived and worked in the mission era. This is the oldest unrestored stone church in America today, and is still an active parish.

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#7 RATED
Alamo Hop-on Hop-off Trolley Tour

Highlights

For total flexibility, the Alamo Hop On Hop Off Trolley is the way to go! Discover the best of San Antonio at your own pace. The trolley stops at all of the best places to see and you are free to stop and browse at your leisure. When you're done, simply board the next trolley that comes along!

The Alamo- Founded in 1718, where 189 Texians and Tejanos fought against Santa Anna's army in the battle that inspired the cry "Remember the Alamo."

Imax Theater, Rivercenter Mall, Riverboat Rides- Relive the Battle of the Alamo on the IMAX Theater's six-story screen in "Alamo...the Price of Freedom." Shop in Rivercenter Mall's 130 stores and restaurants then catch a Riverboat ride in the lagoon.

Institute of Texan Cultures- Where you will find interactive displays of 27 ethnic and cultural groups that settled the state and a multimedia presentation in the Dome Theater. Hemishair Park- Site of the 1968 world's fair.

Mission San Jose- At the Visitor Center see how the missions formed the foundation of the city and learn about South Texas' unique history and colorful culture.

Mission Concepcion- Original frescos are still visible within the rooms of the mission. This is the oldest unrestored stone church in the nation today.

Market Square- A taste of old Mexico! Arts, crafts and food in a unique market setting with over 50 specialty shops.

San Fernando Cathedral- Founded in 1738, this is among the oldest Catholic parish churches in the southwest. Main Plaza - the heart of San Antonio dating from 1772. Plaza De Armas - the original site of the Spanish Presidio and home of the Spanish Governor when Texas was under Spanish rule.

La Villita- San Antonio's oldest surviving neighborhood dating from the 1750's is now alive with artists and craftsmen, shops and restaurants.

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#8 RATED
San Antonio City Lights Ghost Tour by Segway

Highlights

Experience San Antonio lit up at night and see some spooky sites on this Segway tour. When dusk falls, follow your guide on a 1.5-hour tour to see haunted historic buildings and hotels such as Menger Hotel, Emily Morgan Hotel and La Villita. Pass the illuminated Tower of Americas in HemisFair Park, built for the 1968 World's Fair, and cruise by San Fernando Cathedral, where the remains of the heroes of the Alamo are entombed. You'll hear some great stories and learn the history about the sites you visit.

Meet in downtown San Antonio on East Houston Street in the evening for your orientation and safety briefing. Once you feel comfortable on your Segway, follow your guide on a 1.5-hour tour of the city.

See haunted historic buildings and hotels such as Menger Hotel, Emily Morgan Hotel and La Villita. Cruise down lively Houston Street and visit the Alamo, where you'll discover the bloody history of the Texas Revolution. Founded by the Spanish in the late 1700s, this site is where Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, Colonel Travis and many others fought valiantly during the final battle of the Texas Revolution.

Explore HemisFair Park and approach the dazzling Tower of the Americas, built for the 1968 World's Fair and once the country's tallest observation tower. Hear how the opening ceremonies for the fair were held just two days after Martin Luther King, Jr was assassinated, and were attended by US First Lady Lady Bird Johnson and Texas Governor John Connally, both of whom received death threats.

Pass the grand San Antonio Convention Center and visit San Fernando Cathedral, one of the country's oldest cathedral sanctuaries, built in 1734 by settlers from the Canary Islands. Discover how this is where some of the remains of the heroes of the Alamo are entombed.

You'll make stops along the way to take photos and hear entertain and spooky facts and stories from your guide. End your tour back on East Houston Street.

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#9 RATED
Ultimate San Antonio Segway Tour

Highlights

This ultimate Segway tour of San Antonio is the best way to see all the city's highlights and learn some interesting history. Follow your knowledgeable guide to several historic landmarks like the Alamo, the Bexar County Courthouse, bustling Market Place and Milam Park. Pass San Fernando Cathedral, one of the country's oldest cathedral sanctuaries; cruise down vibrant Houston Street; and see urban parks and the Tower of the Americas, built for the 1968 World's Fair. Learn about all the sights you see and make plenty of photo stops along the way.

Meet in downtown San Antonio on East Houston Street in the morning for your orientation and safety briefing. Once you feel comfortable on your Segway, follow your guide on a 2.5-hour tour of the city.

Cruise down Houston Street, the city's lively, creative corridor lined with restaurants and entertainment venues. Along here, see the Alamo, founded by the Spanish in the late 1700s as Mission San Antonio de Valero. Learn how this is where Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, Colonel Travis and many others fought valiantly during the Texas Revolution.

Pass the Bexar County Courthouse, a historic red-sandstone building constructed in 1896 in Romanesque Revival architectural style. Explore vibrant Market Place, which has been a destination for shoppers since the 1820s, before Texas joined the US! This unique cultural center keeps its Mexican legacy alive with crafts, dining and music.

Head to Milam Park, featuring a 26-foot (8-meter) copper-domed gazebo, and HemisFair Park, an urban park with fountains, playgrounds and a green landscape. Stop by the Alamodome, a local sports arena, and visit San Fernando Cathedral, one of the country's oldest cathedral sanctuaries, built in 1734 by settlers from the Canary Islands. Discover how this is where some of the remains of the heroes of the Alamo are entombed.

You'll also see the Tower of the Americas, built for the 1968 World's Fair and once the country's tallest observation tower!

You'll make several stops along the way to take photos and hear interesting facts, stories and history from your guide. End your tour back on East Houston Street.

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#10 RATED
Downtown San Antonio Segway Tour

Highlights

Discover downtown San Antonio with ease on this fun 1.5-hour Segway tour. Glide through the streets and see the city's historic sites including the Alamo and San Fernando Cathedral, one of the country's oldest cathedral sanctuaries. Cruise down vibrant Houston Street, see the Tower of the Americas, built for the 1968 World's Fair, and enjoy informative commentary from your knowledgeable guide. You'll make plenty of photo stops along the way to soak up the scenery.

When you meet in downtown San Antonio on East Houston Street, you'll receive an orientation and safety briefing. Once you feel comfortable on your Segway, follow your guide on a 1.5-hour tour of the city.

Cruise down the tree-lined passage of Houston Street, the city's lively, creative corridor featuring several restaurants and entertainment venues. Along here, see the Alamo, founded by the Spanish in the late 18th century as Mission San Antonio de Valero. Learn how this is where Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, Colonel Travis and many others sacrificed their lives during the Texas Revolution.

Stop by the Alamodome, a local sports arena, and visit San Fernando Cathedral, one of the country's oldest cathedral sanctuaries, built in 1734 by settlers from the Canary Islands.

Explore HemisFair Park, an urban park with fountains, playgrounds and a green landscape, and stop by the Tower of the Americas, built for the 1968 World's Fair and once the tallest observation tower in the US!

You'll make several stops along the way to snap photos, take in the scenery and hear interesting facts, stories and history from your guide. End your tour back on East Houston Street.

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