/
Close
Newsletters  | Mobile

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.

  • Overview
  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Things to do
  • Trips
  • Articles
  • Blue Hole

    Kids line up for rope swings at the Blue Hole, a natural swimming hole surrounded by live oak and pecan trees and picnic tables. More
  • Chick-a-dee

    The front of this small, metal-roofed stone building is decorated with blue accents and a whimsical sign depicting two rows of yellow birds, creati... More
  • Duchman Family Winery

    The Tuscan-influenced tasting room at this Hill Country winery feels more like Italy than Texas with its stone walls, high ceiling, and exposed bea... More
  • F. Peter Herff II

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

    There is arguably no better way to spend a hot summer Saturday than floating the Guadalupe or Comal Rivers. Rent inner tubes from companies such as... More
  • Kerrville Folk Festival

    Willie Nelson, Lyle Lovett, and Arlo Guthrie are a few of the names that have graced the stage of this annual Hill Country music festival. Rod Kenn... More
  • McKenna Children’s Museum

    Head here for hands-on exhibits—throw on your hard hat for the Lend-a-Hand Ranch; zip up your astronaut gear for Destination Space—in downtown New ... 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
  • Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch

    Ostrich, zebras and ibex come right up to your safari vehicle on this 400-acre ranch loaded with over 500 animal breeds, including 40 exotics. Look... More
  • Old Oaks Ranch

    Animal fans will love this family-owned alpaca farm and yarn store. Here, kiddos can pet the soft-hoofed animals and learn about carding wool and w... More
  • River House

    Temple Wynne always had an affinity for pottery, decorations, art, and accessories so when she saw the need to restore an old building in Wimberley... More
  • San Antonio Central Library

    A controversial enchilada-red design by Ricardo Legorreta. The library also holds a Botero sculpture and a mural by New Realist Jesse Treviño. 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

Explore things to do in San Antonio for more options.

Advertisement

Sign Up


Connect With Travel + Leisure
  • Travel+Leisure
  • Tablet
  • Available devices

Already a subscriber?
Get FREE ACCESS to the digital edition


Advertisement


Advertisement

Advertisement

Marketplace