Discover Beauty and Wonder While Sightseeing in San Antonio

San Antonio has a surprising abundance of beautiful and inspiring places to sight-see in and around the city, but where to start?! 

One of the most interesting things about a city this size - the 7th largest in the country - is the fact that it's so green. You can find all sorts of green spaces throughout the city, including a variety of parks such as Brackenridge Park and Hardberger Park. On the weekends you'll be hard pressed finding a spot to barbecue, but you might get invited to join a party, so don't let that stop you. The kids love to see the ducks and geese. With a playground, bike trails, and even a choo-choo train running through the park, it's an all-day affair!

Nature lovers will want to go even deeper - into the Texas Hill Country. If you're visiting for the first time or the 100th, Enchanted Rock is always a great adventure. Hike to the top of this stunning vista and relax, bird watch and enjoy!

If you'd rather stay inside the city and take a tour of the best neighborhoods on offer, check out King William and Southtown, just south of the downtown area. You can even take a trolley there. Art aficionados and foodies will fall in love with the Blue Star Arts Complex!

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
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If you're a thrill seeker, you cannot visit San Antonio without stopping off at Fiesta Texas, one of the best entertainment parks in the country. Located on 200 acres of what used to be a rock quarry, this theme park features teeth-chattering...  Read More

Phil Hardberger Park


Phil Hardberger Park is the amazing creation of San Antonio's Mayor Hardberger, who has an eye for beauty, art and community projects. This classy park, if there is such a thing, is a relatively new 311-acre park located on either side of...  Read More



Blue Star Arts Complex is a hub of San Antonio's Southtown arts district. This expansive complex is home to art galleries, studios, a playhouse, commercial and residential space as well as the Blue Star Brewery, which is a fantastic place to go...  Read More



There were five missions established in the early 1700's. These Spanish missions were more than churches. They became towns with a focus on encouraging the natives to become Catholic in order to be citizens. The Spanish king was able to extend...  Read More



San Antonio's Botanical Gardens is one of the prettiest places to see in the city. This extraordinary 33-acre facility showcases plants from desert regions to equatorial rainforests, some of which are housed in individual, climate-controlled...  Read More



San Antonio's Japanese Tea Gardens feels like a set straight out of a movie, something like What Dreams May Come or Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. The point is, it's a magical and enchanting place, perfect for declarations of love and sonnet...  Read More

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The Pearl Brewery is one of the coolest places you can visit in San Antonio. This brewery, established in 1883 and once home to Pabst beer, has recently been transformed from a historic brewery to a thriving multi-use space where you can eat,...  Read More



Just 90 miles from San Antonio lies the second largest batholith in the United States. Enchanted Rock has seen human activity up to 11,000 years ago. You'll enjoy fun and enriching activities like backpacking, camping (primitive also), hiking,...  Read More



Located just below the headwaters of the San Antonio River, not far from downtown, Brackenridge Park has been a gathering spot since prehistoric times (dating back 11,000 years) and has since evolved into one of the most popular family hang-outs...  Read More

River Walk
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Travel + Leisure ranked the San Antonio River Walk as the #1 River Walk in America. Also known as Paseo del Rio, this major tourist attraction brings in over five million visitors a year. Delight yourself with a relaxing dinner at one of the...  Read More


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Kimberly A. Suta is a professional freelance writer, filmmaker and entrepreneur with a background in marketing, advertising and social media. Her first business, Midnight Sun Innovations,...  More About Kimberly