Around Town

A city rich in history, bursting with culture, and booming with modern attractions, San Antonio invites visitors to discover what’s old and explore what’s new. From our spectacular parks and green spaces, to festive seasonal events, to local shopping, dining and drinking. We have it all. And, we’re eager to host you.
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Plan your visit. Explore the Missions along the River Walk’s Mission Reach, an eight mile stretch with recreational trails, pedestrian bridges, pavilions and portals to four Spanish colonial missions—Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada. Download the Drive, Bike, Bus guide here.

Or, visit the park’s visitor’s center at Mission San José to catch a rotating film, “Gente de Razon,” to brush up on the Mission’s rich history. What’s more is all four mission churches still boast active Catholic parishes that hold regular services. All churches are open to visitors during regular park hours.

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Pearl: local flavor since 1883. Located just north of downtown San Antonio, Pearl provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces, award-wining Hotel Emma, and the third campus of The Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future. A fan favorite, Pearl is bursting with food and drink options, boutique shopping, festive seasonal events, and loads of local flavor. Visit Peal online here, and experience everyone’s favorite hot spot.

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Wild meets life at San Antonio Zoo®! Open year round, come experience and connect with more than 750 animal species on 56 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds that immerse visitors in replicas of the world’s most stunning natural habitats. Create lasting family memories with day-long visits, behind the scenes tours, up close and personal feedings – don’t miss the giraffe feedings every afternoon! – and adventures with lion cubs in the new Big Cat Valley. With so much to do, explore and see, come visit San Antonio Zoo for affordable fun that supports education and conservationism to keep all animals and their natural habitats healthy, safe and thriving for generations to come.

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Nature, science and culture meet at The Witte Museum. Massive exhibits of dinosaurs, People of the Pecos and Texas Wild, and other rotating exhibits fill the recently renovated space with history, storytelling and interactive, family-friendly fun. Located on the banks of the San Antonio River, the museum’s backdrop is picturesque and ideal for small and large events alike. A catalyst of the Broadway Cultural Corridor, the museum is a San Antonio arts and culture staple with a 300-year old history that contributes to the city’s rich cultural legacy. Keep current on new exhibits – rotating regularly – by visiting the museum’s website and following their social media pages.

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Experience the next generation of interactive education at The DoSeum. Designed and constructed with a thoughtful, sustainable approach, The DoSeum’s features are both kid and environmentally friendly. The museum is a safe place for children to get inspired and tap into their creativity and curiosity to learn and play with purpose. The majority of the exhibits at The DoSeum boast a science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) focus, which integrates with literacy and creative arts concepts. Feature favorite exhibits (that rotate regularly) include: an interactive robot named Baxter, a spy academy filled with math challenges, an interactive puppet parade, a musical staircase, a Children’s River, and a significant outdoor space with plenty of water features, shade, and an ADA-accessible treehouse.

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Rides. Food. Family…and FUN. Don’t miss San Antonio’s largest, most popular theme park on the city’s Northwest side, Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Nestled in the center of a booming retail, restaurant and entertainment district, Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers guests thrilling coasters, exhilarating park rides, splash zones and wave pools, live entertainment (don’t miss everyone’s favorite evening firework shows!), fair food, adult beverages and so much more. Let loose, have fun and experience the thrill of Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

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Splash (at the water park), scream (on thrilling park rides), and admire (marine life spectacles) all at one park, SeaWorld San Antonio. Family fun, thrilling rides, sensational shows and up-close animal encounters give visitors a variety of activities to fill your day with family fun. The park’s newest thrill, Wave Breaker: The Rescue Coaster, launches riders on an exciting adventure as they join the SeaWorld Rescue Team in their quest to help an animal in danger. Guests should also make time for animal shows with interactive audience participation, family-friendly fair rides, and immersive water park and marine life encounters at the park’s water park component, Aquatica.

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Take your entertainment to the next level! Andretti Indoor Karting & Games is a premier entertainment & event destination featuring heart-pounding attractions, delicious cuisine & unique event spaces. Our 88k sqft facility features high speed electric Superkarts on a three-level track, Arcade, Ropes Course with Zip Line, VR Multi-Player Experience, Racing Simulator, Laser Tag, Duck Pin Bowling, Dark Ride Interactive Motion Theater, scratch restaurant, full bar and over 6,000 sq ft of event space. Everything you need for hours of adventure await all under one roof at Andretti Indoor Karting & Games!

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Take to the skies…indoors! iFly, a modern indoor skydiving venue, makes the dream of flying a reality, giving customer their “wings” in a safe, reliable and friendly environment. Located on the city’s Northwest side, iFly is a family-friendly attraction ready to host your next sky-high experience. Take off and come fly!

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Take a swing…indoors! at TopGolf San Antonio. The city’s premier golf entertainment complex, TopGolf boasts a 240-yard outfield with dartboard-like targets in the ground. The closer to the center or “bull’s-eye” you get and the farther out you hit your microchipped balls, the more points you receive. After you tee off for a friendly competition with friends, top your evening off with shareable plates and beverages from the venue’s full restaurant and bar offerings. Give it a shot today!

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Eat, bowl and play at Main Event. Featuring state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, thrilling high ropes adventure courses, captivating game rooms with more than 100 video games, and stylish billiard tables, Main Event has the fun you’ve been seeking. Energetic bars and high-quality restaurants compliment the action-packed activities, making every experience a great one. Consistently voted as the “Best Place to Bowl” and “Best Party Place,” come experience what locals already know…Main Event is serious about fun. Come see what we mean and join us for family fun at Main Event – West.

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