See The Best of San Antonio
Grand Double Decker is an exciting way to see the city. Take a historic journey through San Antonio. Our professional tour guide provides a fully-narrated, quality experience.
Online Pricing: 50 Minute tour $16.95 & Hopper Pass $19.95
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The cradle of Texas Liberty, established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio De Valero, the first of five missions built along the San Antonio River, where Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, Colonel Travis and 186 valiant men sacrificed their lives fighting for Texas Independence. It has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States. Walk through these hallowed grounds and see where these valiant hero's died.
The Tower of America's
Take a ride up the tower of America's glass elevators, and experience the breathtaking view from the observation deck located 500 feet above ground. The tower also has a revolving restaurant and gift shop.
Hemisfair Park - Institute of Texan Cultures
Site of the 1968 World's Fair. It was created as the Texas Pavilion for Hemisfair and is now a part of the University of Texas San Antonio. Explore over 50,000 sq. feet of exhibits representing 27 ethnic groups who settled in Texas.
Spanish Governor's Palace
The beautiful and architecturally unique old stone quarry, renowned for its beautiful foliage. Drive by the San Antonio Zoo one of the nation's finest zoos and Brackenridge Park.
Main Plaza (Plaza De Las Islas)
Founded in 1731 by 15 families from the Canary Islands.Famous for its fountain with "dancinglights" visible after dusk, Plaza de las Islas is located near the center of historic San Antonio and directly across from the Municipal Plaza building that houses the City Council Chambers. It does not have a pavilion, rest rooms or off-street parking.
Tour El Mercado, filled with shops vending colorful Mexican imports. Bargain for gifts from South of the Border and enjoy the many Mexican food restaurants. Visit the bakery at Mi Tierra and indulge in tasty pan dulce (Mexican Pastries).
San Fernando Cathedral
The oldest cathedral sanctuary in the United States was built in 1734 by the settlers from the Canary Islands. General Santa Anna raised the flag of "No Quarter" from the tower of the cathedral during the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. See where some of the remains of the hero's of the Alamo are entombed.
The King Williams District
The King William Historic District is located south of downtown and bounded by Durango, South St. Mary’s, Eagleland and the San Antonio River. The district encompasses land that was once irrigated farm land belonging to the Mission San Antonio de Valero, commonly known as the Alamo. When the mission was secularized in 1793, the lands were divided among the resident Indian families from the mission or sold at public auction. In the 1860s the area was subdivided into lots and laid out with the present streets
The Buckhorn Saloon
For a taste of the Old West and wildlife exhibits from all over the world, visit San Antonio's classic 1881 saloon and museum. Sip a refreshing drink as you stroll through 33,000 square feet of artifacts from Texas history and world record wildlife exhibits. Plus don't miss the world's only Wax Museum of Texas History.
The Aztec Building
Built in 1926, the Aztec Theatre is a notable example of the impressive exotic-theme motion picture palaces constructed in the United States during the economic boom of the 1920s. The Kellwood Corporation, owned by Robert Bertrum Kelly (the architect on record) and H.C. Woods, constructed the theater in 1926 with the financial backing of Commerce Reality at a cost of $1.75 million.
The La Villita
La Villita Historic Arts Village is an art community in Downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. There are many fine arts galleries, stores selling souvenirs, gifts, custom jewelry, pottery, and imported Mexican folk art, as well as several restaurants in the district. La Villita connects to the San Antonio River Walk and its outdoor Arneson River Theatre. It is very close to The Alamo, the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, the Rivercenter Mall, and the Hemisfair Park. It is within easy walking distance of most downtown hotels.
The San Antonio River Walk (also known as Paseo del Río) is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, USA. Lined by bars, shops and restaurants, the River Walk is an important part of the city's urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right