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Hot Wells of Bexar County
Type: Architecture, Attractions, Free Attractions, Historic Sites, Outdoor Activities, Parks, Sightseeing
Hot Wells is an historic ruin with a fascinating story and a beloved icon of San Antonio. Without knowing the history of this place, you might escape it's lure. The ruin itself is fun to explore,... Read More
Hot Wells is an historic ruin with a fascinating story and a beloved icon of San Antonio. Without knowing the history of this place, you might escape it's lure. The ruin itself is fun to explore, however it's the history that will have you going back for a visit time and time again. Once upon a time, movie stars and other celebrities took in the healing waters at Hot Wells, when it was a hotel and hot springs spa of sorts. There was just something special about it, and still is. Even after it burned down, people still visited and snuck in the hot springs. Just recently, Bexar County put some work into and opened it up as a historic park that everyone can enjoy for free. Located along the southern stretch of the riverwalk, known as Mission Reach, bring your friends, bring your dog and take a part of San Antonio's history.
5503 S. Presa St.
San Antonio, TX 78223
- Free Things to Do: "While you're on the south side of the city, swing by Carnitas Lonjas for a quick bite to eat. Their pork carnitas tacos made with homemade corn tortillas are succulent and puro San Anto, as they say here."
- Best for Free Things to Do Because: Hot Wells is a free and unique historic site and Bexar County Park worth seeing on the South side of San Antonio.