Things to do in San Antonio

San Antonio is an exciting city that is home to some of Texas’s most famous historical sites and diverse adventures. There is much to do and learn while visiting, along with a wide range of food and drinks across the city. Here you can find just a handful of the top rated places to visit while in San Antonio, Texas. 

San Antonio Texas Riverwalk
Mission San Jose in San Antonio Texas

The San Antonio Riverwalk

When over 13 million people visit one spot a year, it’s hard not to be curious of what it has to offer. For the San Antonio Riverwalk, the battle is finding something that it doesn’t have! The 15-mile loop includes shopping, dining, drinks, music, dancing, and much more. The urban water-way is located just below street level and flows off of the San Antonio River. Visitors have a chance to catch a show at the theater, listen to a mariachi band, or leave a lock on the famous Love Lock Bridge.

Mission San Jose

Known as the “Queen of the Missions”, Mission San Jose is the largest of the Missions in San Antonio. Missions weren’t churches, rather communities with the church being at the center of it all. Mission San Jose was founded in 1720 and named in honor of Saint Joseph and the Margues de San Miguel de Aguayo, the governor of the Province of Coahuila and Texas at the time.

By 1930, this historical building was almost fully restored to its original design by the WPA (Works Projects Administration). There are offered ranger-led tours through Mission San Jose, and being that this is an active parish, visitors are welcome to attend mass on Sundays.

San Antonio Botanical Garden

One of the top rated spring gardens in the United States, the San Antonio Botanical Garden, offers almost 38 acres of land to explore. The Garden was started in 1940’s by Mrs. R. R. Witt and Mrs. Joseph Murphy. The standing mission of the San Antonio Botanical Garden is “to inspire people to connect with the plant world and understand the importance of plants in our lives”. This is a never-ending effort by the San Antonio Botanical Garden and their partners.

Visitors can enjoy the Garden by exploring seasonal events and exhibits, or partake in the action by experiencing the classes and camps offered.

Morgan’s Wonderland

San Antonio is home to the world’s first ultra-accessible theme park; this destination truly offers something for everyone. Morgan’s Wonderland had its grand opening in April of 2010. Gordan and Maggie Hartman were inspired by their daughter, Morgan. They vowed to create opportunities and places where those with and without disabilities could come together, not only for fun, but to have a better understanding of one another.  

Throughout Morgan’s Wonderland and Morgan’s Inspiration Island, there are over 25 wheelchair-accessible rides, playcapes, and interactive elements. Along with the activities, the destination offers of all different styles of entertainment. This includes shows, dance parties, puppet shows, superhero interaction, and much more. 

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