Places to visit in San Antonio

Posted by Mission del Lago on Jan 27, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Whether you’re already a resident of San Antonio or making a visit to this great city, there are a number of places you’ll want to see. Hotspots here offer great fun and entertainment, with a whole lot of culture throw in.

The River Walk 

People don't generally come to San Antonio and happen upon the River Walk. Many times, they come here because of the River Walk. One of the most-visited spots in Texas, the River Walk is a great place to eat, soak in some culture or entertainment, go for a ride in a river boat, or simply stroll along the walkways and take in the sights.

While you’re on the River Walk, be sure to stop into San Antonio’s newest museum, the Briscoe Western Art Museum, for a taste of the American West located in the restored historic former San Antonio Public Library building.


The world’s largest marine life adventure park, SeaWorld San Antonio combines live animal demonstrations, shows, and rides.

The Alamo

No trip to San Antonio is complete without a visit to The Alamo—so say the more than 2.5 million people a year who come to explore the historic site that “has come to symbolize courage and sacrifice for the cause of Liberty."

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

The Alamo is far from the only historical site worth visiting in the city. San Antonio Missions National Historical Park comprises four active parishes that touch on 300 years of history and showcase beautiful Mission-style architecture. The tour can be done by car or by foot or bike via the new Mission Reach river walk, which has connected the missions along an eight-mile stretch of the San Antonio River.

The DoSeum

This new kids museum is great for family outings when you’re looking to combine fun and education. The state-of-the-art learning facility offers interactive exhibits, a spy academy, a puppet parade, a musical staircase, and a large outdoor play area.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Looking for a few thrills? Hit this favorite amusement park and get ready for a little excitement.


If you like your adventure with a side of cool water, Splashtown is for you. This 20-acre waterpark features multiple rides and waterslides, a large wave pool, and a lazy river, plus private, shaded cabanas. 

Tower of the Americas

Head downtown for the best view of the entire city. This 750-foot-tall tower structure includes the revolving Chart House Restaurant, an observation deck offering a panoramic view of San Antonio, and a 4D Theater Ride.

San Antonio Zoo

Housed in a unique limestone quarry, the San Antonio Zoo showcases more than 8,500 animals, as well as interactive exhibits and a mini train. The Zootenial Plaza, featuring a restaurant and carousel, is a recent addition that celebrates the zoo’s 100+ years.

Trader’s Village

If you’re in San Antonio on a weekend, be sure to visit “one of America's largest weekend flea markets and entertainment complexes.” The newly expanded Trader’s Village recently added several new rides, restaurants, and additional vendor spots to the 100-acre attraction.

Mission del Lago Golf Course

South San Antonio’s prized Mission del Lago Golf Course offers 18 holes of challenging play for all levels as well as scenic views of adjacent Mitchell Lake. Meandering through a scenic masterplanned community, the public, British-style links course was designed by Denis Griffiths, the only American golf architect to design a course in St. Andrews, Scotland.

While you’re at Mission del Lago, be sure to stop into the sales office to learn more about this unique masterplan. Mission del Lago is a key part of the revitalized SouthSide, where new businesses and residents are joining together to celebrate being a part of this special place.

This 800-acre masterplan offers quiet yet friendly neighborhoods, a convenient location close to the area’s large employers, shopping, dining, and recreation, and a warm, community feel. An array of homes from the $140s are offered from two of the nation’s most respected builders, Lennar and D.R. Horton, and community amenities that bring neighbors together as friends.

For more information on the fastest-growing neighborhood in South San Antonio, visit Mission del Lago or click below to download our free guide Buying a New Home in Southside San Antonio.


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