Explore San Antonio in the Beautiful Month of December

San Antonio in December is the perfect place to be. Although there's no shortage of things to do in this great city during the holidays, here are some ideas to get you excited about what's in store for you!

Sure, everyone talks about San Antonio's River Walk, but truly it's nothing short of magical this time of year. Over 100,000 colorful lights go on at the end of November and stay on until the beginning of January. You don't have to spend a dime to enjoy this popular tourist locale, but it's recommended you take some extra cash for gifts and yummy treats. Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory's caramel apples are a must!

If you really want to see the lights in all their stunning glory, take an elevator ride up the Tower of the Americas, or better yet, grab dinner or a drink at the Tower's revolving restaurant, Chart House. 

People who live here know that December is the best time of year to enjoy outdoor activities. Grab some bikes from Blue Star Bike Shop and hop on the River Walk, ride to the missions or take them to any one of San Antonio's lovely parks. 

Alamo City Ghost Tours
Photo courtesy of Menger Hotel

The Alamo City Ghost Tour includes ghost stories about San Antonio Texas. They are San Antonio's #1 Ghost Tour, and for good reason. They are the only ghost tour that takes you inside the Menger Bar for a drink. They offer two of the most...  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

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

Southtown, San Antonio's arts district which abuts the King William District, one of the most historic neighborhoods in the city, is a prime site-seeing location. In Southtown you'll find local arts and local artists. Galleries line the main...  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

Little Church of La Villita

Built in 1879, the church is now home to a non-denominational congregation. Stonework adorns the interior of the Gothic Revival style building, and a vibrant stained glass window draws eyes to the front of the sanctuary. La Villita is one of the...  Read More

For the best view in San Antonio, go directly to the Tower of the Americas, which was built for the World's Fair back in 1968. Located downtown, this 750-foot-tall structure in the middle of Hemisphere plaza offers the most spectacular views...  Read More

To fully experience the wide range of diversity that San Antonio has to offer, San Antonio's El Mercado (a.k.a. Market Square) is the best place to take the kids for a unique, fun day. It was once home to a bustling produce market. Today, it's a...  Read More

For active families, there's no better way to spend the day with the kids than exploring the wonderful Alamo city by bike. We suggest heading down to Blue Star Bike Shop, which is just minutes from downtown, where you can rent bikes for a family...  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


Meet Kimberly Suta

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