San Antonio—a city filled with incredible history, phenomenal cuisine, and deeply rooted art and culture that make it one of the best travel destinations in the country. There is so much you will want to see and experience, you should start planning your visit now!
Here are some experiences that are sure to make your summer unforgettable:
Real Immersion. True History.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
The five missions located along the San Antonio river are the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America. Along with the Alamo, the park was named the first World Heritage Site in Texas by UNESCO and includes the city’s four southernmost missions—Concepción, San José, San Juan, and Espada.
Located downtown, the Alamo features interactive tours and exhibits. With over four million visitors every year, the Alamo is one of the most visited historic sites in the state and is in the middle of a renaissance of interpretation and conservation. In 2023, the new 24,000 square-foot Alamo Exhibition Hall and Collections Building will be open, representing an exciting new chapter in San Antonio history.
San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM)
With the charge of telling the stories of San Antonio’s African American descendants, SAAACAM collects, maintains, disseminates, and interprets authentic African American artifacts related to San Antonio’s Black history. In addition to housing a physical collection at La Villita, they also host numerous educational events and activities throughout the year.
San Fernando Cathedral
As the oldest, continuously functioning religious community in Texas, San Fernando Cathedral holds a special place for visitors and residents alike. Built in 1731, the church has been at the heart of cultural development throughout the city’s history. The cathedral also serves as the backdrop for the immersive art experience known as The Saga, an art and light show projected onto the facade of the church.
Real Art. True Creativity.
The Witte Museum
An amazing collection of Texas dinosaur fossils draw you into The Witte Museum, but so much more awaits. See one of the best representations of the people and wildlife of Texas, experience interactive storytelling exhibits, and check out a regularly rotating series of year-round exhibits.
McNay Art Museum
If modern art is what you are looking for, the McNay is the place to go. The first museum of modern art in Texas, the McNay engages a diverse community in the discovery and enjoyment of the visual arts. The collection has grown to over 22,000 works, including one of the best collections of prints and drawings in the Southwest.
San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA)
Housed in one of the former Lone Star Brewery buildings, the San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) features the most comprehensive collection of ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art in the southern United States. The Latin American art wing features an outstanding collection of folk art, and the Asian art wing displays some of the finest Korean, Indian, Chinese, and Japanese pieces in the country.
Real Moments. True Fun.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Don’t miss San Antonio’s largest theme park, Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Fiesta Texas is a great place for thrills, excitement, and family memories. Cool off in the giant wave pool, enjoy live entertainment, and cap off the day with a nightly fireworks show.
SeaWorld San Antonio
Experience marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio. Full of family fun, amazing shows, and some unique up-close animal encounters you will not find anywhere else. With a collection of rides and interactive animal presentations, SeaWorld offers journeys of discovery for the whole family.
With a mission to give everyone a chance to play, Morgan’s Wonderland is San Antonio’s Ultra-Accessible™ theme park. This non-profit park is designed with special-needs individuals in mind and built for everyone’s enjoyment. The park features a wheelchair accessible Ferris wheel, unique sensory experiences, and plenty of attractions for all to enjoy.
San Antonio Zoo
Where else can you find 56 acres of more than 3,500 animals and over 750 species? At the San Antonio Zoo! Named the number two zoo in the U.S. for conservation, animal welfare, and education, it’s the perfect place to create lasting memories for the entire family with special interactive exhibits and behind the scenes tours – including an up close and personal rhino petting experience!
A Real & True City is Calling
San Antonio is a city of authenticity, a special mix of history, cuisine, arts, and culture that will surprise and delight you with its variety and sophistication. Go to VisitSanAntonio.com to learn more about what San Antonio has to offer for your summer vacation.