San Antonio Area Attractions
San Antonio is home to numerous places that are unique to our city, its landscape, culture, and heritage. The primary goal in sharing these things with you is to give you a perspective of San Antonio's attractions and the role that they play in our city. There is never a shortage of things to see in the Alamo City. San Antonio is full of places to see for the whole family or attractions for the out of town couple on a weekend getaway. Every side of San Antonio has its share of attractions and entertainment. This section of the website is primarily for attractions classified as "to see". Some of the attractions in our city are outside in the open air while others are inside and of course, some are both inside and outside. Prices vary from free to several dollars or more per person and may require tickets.
As San Antonio grows, so will the number of attractions. Our primary source of income is tourism and travelers visiting San Antonio. Convention visitors and people here on business usually want to get out and see what San Antonio has to offer. It's the attractions they want to see. Families come to the Alamo city to see its attractions. The primary focus is historical venues and events but San Antonio continues to keep pace with the varying needs of its visitors.
Major San Antonio Attaractions
The major attractions in San Antonio are primarily in the downtown area. And the beauty of the downtown attractions here is that, during normal hours, they're all accessible by foot in a friendly environment. In fact, one of our major attractions is the Riverwalk, which itself is a path to and in the vicinity of other downtown San Antonio attractions. Notable San Antonio include:
911 Memorial - A San Antonio attraction of historical significance. This memorial dedicated to the memory of September 11, 2001 is located on San Antonio's West side near Lackland Air Force Base.
Alamo Helicopter Tours - An adventure taking helicopter riders over the San Antonio area.
Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle - A family attraction at Fort Sam Houston housing deer, peacocks and other animals at the headquarters of the fifth Army.
Retama Park - San Antonio's class I racetrack offering live thoroughbred a quarter horse racing.
San Antonio Botanical Gardens - A beautiful tour through lush gardens north of downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio Museums - Different types of static, natural and historical displays located in all parts of San Antonio.
San Antonio Riverwalk - Perhaps the most famous of all San Antonio's attractions, winding through downtown.
San Antonio Zoo - An attraction for the whole family to enjoy on San Antonio's near North Side. See animals and exhibits of all types housing animals, amphibians, fish and mammals from all over the world.
Sea World of Texas - Shamu calls Texas home right here in San Antonio. This Anheuser-Busch themepark located on the northwest side of San Antonio is one of the areas most visited attractions.
Tower of the Americas - The tallest attraction in San Antonio, the Tower of the Americas constitutes the main identity of San Antonio's skyline.