Visitors to San Antonio never lack for excitement. From the River Walk to the always-exciting Six Flags, the city offers something for adventure seekers and nightlife lovers alike.
The River Walk
Technically a public park, the River Walk is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. Lined by bars, restaurants and shopping, the River Walk is a quintessential part of any visit to San Antonio.
SeaWorld San Antonio
Experience the adventure that is SeaWorld when you visit San Antonio. See a wide variety of marine life, watch the dolphins, or interact with whales. It's a great time for kids and kids at heart alike.
Marriott Plaza San Antonio offers an exclusive package for SeaWorld visitors. It includes overnight accommodations and park passes.
Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio
Indulge in your wild side at Six Flags Fiesta San Antonio. An amusement and adventure park, Six Flags is filled with rides and attractions for all ages.
Marriott Plaza San Antonio offers an exclusive package for Six Flags visitors. It includes overnight accommodations and park passes.
Tower of Americas
Located inside HemisFair Park, their 750-foot-tall tower offers breathtaking views of San Antonio as well as fine dining and 4-D ride.
San Antonio Zoo
It's more than just lions and tigers and bears at this famous Texas zoo. Explore the more than 3,500 animals representing 750 species at the San Antonio Zoo.
Activities in San Antonio
There's something for everyone in San Antonio. Play a round of golf, go shopping, or hit the town. Here are a few of our favorite suggestions.
San Antonio Botanical Gardens
Vibrant plant life abounds at this indoor/outdoor garden that offers both local and exotic plants and flowers, including a special area dedicated to flora and fauna native to Texas.
Built to host the 1968 World's Fair, HemisFair Park has remained a destination for locals and visitors alike who wish to stroll the lush landscape, and marvel at the waterfalls and historic architecture. The park houses several historic buildings, a playground, the Institute of Texan Cultures and the Instituto Cultural Mexicano. Don't miss the Tower of the Americas — the 750-foot-tall tower offers breathtaking views of San Antonio, fine dining and 4-D ride.
From open air markets to shopping malls filled with designer finds, there's something for everyone in San Antonio. Shop 'til you drop with this exclusive package from Marriott Plaza San Antonio, which includes overnight accommodations, breakfast, transportation to and from the Shops at La Cantera, and a $50 mall gift card.
Culture abounds at the outdoor shopping plaza known as Market Square. The three-block shopping area is the largest Mexican market in the U.S. and, according to Frommers, one of America's top 10 outdoor markets. Don't miss everything from hand-embroidered dresses to local produce. If you're lucky, you'll catch one of the many festivals that take place at the Market and enjoy a live mariachi band!
La Villita Shopping
Recommended by the New York Times, La Villita translates to "little village," and that's just what guests will find. Enjoy art galleries, shops, boutiques and more, just steps from the River Walk. This is a great place to pick up a souvenir made by local artisans to take home.
The Shops at La Cantera
Find upscale shopping at its finest at The Shops at La Cantera, where you can browse stores ranging from Neiman Marcus to Macy's, as well as more than 160 specialty stores in a stylish outdoor setting.
History & Culture
Experience the rich history of Texas when you visit San Antonio. From museums to monuments to memorials, this town has it all.
History buffs also shouldn't miss our exclusive "Historical Package of San Antonio," which includes everything from overnight accommodations to a special IMAX screening of "The Price of Freedom."
The first mission established in San Antonio, this building once served as a way station between East Texas and Mexico. The church is one of the most photographed buildings in the country, and is the site of the famous Battle of the Alamo, which is credited with helping Texas win its independence from Mexico. Don't miss a chance to visit, or the opportunity to view the relics in the Long Barrack Museum on-site.
San Antonio Museum of Art
Located on the River Walk, the San Antonio Museum of Art showcases both local and national/international artists. View a wide selection of historic and modern art, as well as a regularly rotating selection of new exhibitions.
Spanish Governor's Palace
Visit the location where Spain once had its largest military presence in San Antonio, and learn the early history of Texas under Spanish rule. Explore the beautifully landscaped courtyards and tour the original comandancia, the residence and working office for the military officers who were based at the palace between 1772 and the early 1800s.
The Witte Museum is San Antonio's premiere museum of South Texas history, culture and natural science. Located in Brackenridge Park, the Witte offers permanent exhibits that include dinosaur skeletons, cave drawings, wildlife dioramas, and even some live animals.
San Fernando Cathedral
San Fernando Cathedral is the oldest church building in the State of Texas, and has been operating continuously since the early 1700s. For almost 95 years, San Fernando served as the church for all of the religious denominations of San Antonio. During that time the Catholic Church was the only recognized religion of the Spanish and Mexican governments prior to Texas' independence. Today, visitors can tour this historic building as well as attend services.
King William Historic District
Located near downtown on the south bank of the San Antonio River, this historic district dates back to the late 1800x, when the District was considered the most elegant residential neighborhood with historic architecture, shops and restaurants.
Institute of Texan Cultures
Located on the University of Texas campus, the Institute of Texan Cultures serves as both a museum and a forum for the understanding and appreciation of both Texas and the Texan people. Discover everything from a collection of "made in Texas" products, ranging from cowboy boots to prickly pear wine, to a contemporary photography exhibit showcasing the state's rich heritage.
With its temperate climate, San Antonio is a golfer's paradise. Play the city's wide range of courses year-round.
TPC San Antonio
Opened in January 2010 and designed by the famous Pete Dye and Greg Norman, this private course boasts 36 holes on 2,800 rolling acres of the Texas Hill Country.
Historic Brackenridge Park Golf Course
The oldest public golf course in Texas, Brackenridge was the first ever host to the Texas Open Golf Tournament in 1922. This historic golf course has the honor of being the first inductee into the Texas Golf Hall of Fame.
Named after the old stone quarry on the back nine, this dramatic course is one of the area's most notable. Several holes require guests to shoot over the quarry walls, and challenging play can be had for all thanks to dramatic par 3s and water hazards.