Downtown is the playful heart of the city. It’s where we gather to enjoy much of the art, activations, places, and spaces that make us proud to be San Antonians. Join in, we’d love to have you.
HoliSTAY in the Heart of San Antonio! Who says you have to leave your city for a fantastic vacation? Local restaurants + retailers, parks + green spaces, iconic attractions + historic places — we have endless ways to immerse yourself in the city.
TAKE A RIDE AROUND TOWN
City Sightseeing Double Decker
The City Sightseeing Double Decker tour bus is a fun attraction! Hop on and off and see the sights; tours start every 20 minutes with pick-up stops at the Riverwalk, Market Square, the Alamo, Hemisfair Park, and 15 other locations. You can pay on board or purchase a ticket ahead of time for an online discount.
OR A CRUISE ON THE RIVERWALK
Go RIO San Antonio Cruises
Ride a riverboat!
You can buy individual tickets or charter a tour if you’re traveling with a group.
Here are some cool things to do and explore
Need Some fun ideas on how to explore downtown? Add these can’t-miss spots on your San Antonio to-do list!
FAMILY FRIENDLY FUN
Keeping the kids happy and entertained is the key to a successful trip. But parents won’t suffer any dull moments when following these fun-centric family ideas.
Nightlife & Music
San Antonio’s everlasting sunshine might tempt you to find a secluded spot along the river and spend your day sipping margaritas while watching the passersbys stroll through the sunlit sidewalks and breezy shops. Don’t give in! Exploring our city and finding new things to do in San Antonio’s lively Fiesta culture will broaden your horizons!
Arts & Culture
A highlight of any visit to Downtown San Antonio is our rich arts and culture environment. Performances at a multitude of theaters, concert halls, and cultural centers are constant attractions, while art and history lovers can flock to a diverse group of fascinating museums.
San Antonio’s fusion of natural dazzle and metropolitan verve sets it apart from a lot of big cities — and everyone is invited to experience it! As you explore our city’s urban core, you’ll discover a strong LGBTQ+ community and allies that integrate throughout the area’s businesses, spaces, events, and entertainment.
From a dynamite mall experience to unique boutiques to modern open-air markets – El Centro has a shopping expedition for every visitor! Check out Artisans’ goods at a Market Square that was gifted to original settlers by the King of Spain, splurge on a gorgeous handbag at one of many upscale Pearl shops, or buy a quirky gift for the friend who has everything at a one-of-a-kind vintage boutique.
Barrios del Centro
San Antonio’s Neighborhoods offer a treasure trove of distinctive experiences worth discovering!
Religious / Spiritual
Here, spiritual practices aren’t just in the home. Our city worships, prays, meditates, fasts, and finds renewal and peace every single day. With the important history that is centered around San Antonio, it’s no surprise that our city is full of engaging religious heritage and sites dedicated to cultural growth.
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