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Things to do in San Antonio

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in San Antonio. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite San Antonio attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in San Antonio to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in San Antonio.

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  • F. Peter Herff II

    Years as agent: 35. Other specialties: Italy, the Iberian Peninsula. Consulting fee: From $350. tor@jensenworldtravel.com More
  • McNay Art Museum

    Despite its Spanish Colonial belfries and arches, the museum's strong suit is Impressionist and modern art (Van Gogh, Picasso, O'Keeffe, Pollock). ... More
  • San Antonio Museum of Art

    Established in 1981 and housed in what was once the Lone Star Brewery Complex, the San Antonio Museum of Art boasts one of the largest collections ... More
  • San Antonio River Walk

    Why It’s Cool: This granddaddy of river walks charms with four miles of cypress-lined cobble- and-flagstone paths along both sides of the narrow Sa... More
  • The Alamo

    A reverential tone is everywhere in the mission itself, from the trinkets in the gift shop to the admonitions on the wall asking visitors to keep t... More
  • Tienda de Cocina

    Cookbook author Melissa Guerra stocks hard-to-find housewares from Central and South America and Mexico. Molinillos, hand-carved milk frothers from... More

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