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The Perfect San Antonio TX Travel Itinerary (Tours, Dining & More)

Jeannelle Douglas

January 7th 2022

The Perfect San Antonio TX Travel Itinerary (Tours, Dining & More)

San Antonio is a vibrant city full of unforgettable attractions and activities. From San Antonio Missions National Historic Park to the River Walk, there’s a lot to see and experience! If you’re planning a trip to this Texas city, you’re in the right place. Check out the Perfect San Antonio TX Travel Itinerary for must-see attractions, tours, and dining options.

Table of Contents

  • Missions National Historic Park
  • Riverwalk
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • Trolley Tour
  • Dining
  • Six Flags Fiesta
  • La Villita Historic Arts Village
  • Louis Tussaud’s Plaza Wax Museum/Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

 


 

Missions National Historic Park

 

The Perfect San Antonio TX Travel Itinerary (Tours, Dining & More)

Pictured above is the historic Old West Spanish Mission San Jose

 

This historical park spans nine miles and consists of five San Antonio Spanish colonial-era missions, including San Jose, San Juan, Espada, Concepcion, and San Antonio de Valero. The Hike & Bike Trail makes accessing the missions easy and enjoyable. Ride past each structure to learn about how the Native Americans lived side-by-side the friars. You’ll also see remnants of workshops, water mills, and granaries scattered around the missions.

 

Riverwalk

 

The Perfect San Antonio TX Travel Itinerary (Tours, Dining & More)

Pictured above is the cityscape at Riverwalk

 

The Riverwalk is where you can shop, dine, or simply take a stroll along three miles of scenic stone pathways. As the most popular tourist attraction in Texas, The Riverwalk is a delightful way to navigate San Antonio. Situated below street level, you can venture on foot along the walking path or embark on a guided Riverwalk Cruise. Not only can you explore nearby attractions such as the King William Historic District, but you can also shop to your heart’s content at Historic Market Square, featuring over 100 locally-owned shops.

 

San Antonio Zoo

 

The Perfect San Antonio TX Travel Itinerary (Tours, Dining & More)

The zoo has a collection of over 3,500 animals representing 750 species. Image by sazoo.org.

 

A San Antonio TX travel itinerary would not be complete without a visit to the San Antonio Zoo. Boasting more than 8,000 animals on 56 acres, there’s so much fun to be had for the entire family. The zoo is one of the most distinct attractions in San Antonio and attracts millions each year. During your visit to the zoo, you’ll get an unparalleled experience from seeing crocodiles swim to feeding a giraffe by hand. Go on a behind-the-scenes tour to have fun interactions with a tortoise, hippo, or even a rhino.

 

Trolley Tour

 

The Perfect San Antonio TX Travel Itinerary (Tours, Dining & More)

Pictured above is a trolley tour bus

 

Explore San Antonio’s robust culture and see the area’s most iconic sites on a trolley tour. This is the perfect activity for the whole family and it’s easy to spot the most optimal backdrop for incredible photos. You’ll find tours that allow you to hop off whenever you like to explore on your own. When you’re done with any of the attractions, you can simply hop back on the trolley to continue on your adventure.

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Dining

 

The Perfect San Antonio TX Travel Itinerary (Tours, Dining & More)

Pictured above is a family eating a meal together at a restaurant

 

San Antonio is full of a growing list of dining options both old and new. Whether it’s smoked brisket or authentic tacos, there’s something for everyone’s appetite. Casual mainstays and long-established local restaurants are the cornerstone of San Antonio’s food culture. Here are some of the popular restaurants in San Antonio:

 

Bohanan’s Prime Steaks and Seafood
219 E Houston St #275
San Antonio, TX 78205

Silo Elevated Cuisine
434 N Loop 1604 W, Building 1, Suite 1106
San Antonio, TX 78232

Acenar
146 E Houston St
San Antonio, TX 78205

 

Six Flags Fiesta

 

The Perfect San Antonio TX Travel Itinerary (Tours, Dining & More)

Pictured above is the Superman Kypton Coaster. Image by sixflags.com.

 

Six Flags Fiesta features more than 50 attractions that range from exciting roller coasters to go-karts and pools. With popular roller coasters like Batman: The Ride, Wonder Woman Golden Lasso Coaster, and Superman: Krypton Coaster, this year-round amusement park is perfect for thrill-seekers and families. The 200-acre theme park also features live music and entertainment to enjoy. Oftentimes, you’ll see a lineup that includes samba dancers, Mariachi bands, and New Orleans-style jazz.

 

La Villita Historic Arts Village

 

The Perfect San Antonio TX Travel Itinerary (Tours, Dining & More)

Pictured above are the steps leading to La Villita

 

Adjacent to the Riverwalk, La Villita Historic Arts Village is brimming with shops and galleries that feature handmade goods. Home to more than 200 events each year, the village showcases a range of architectural styles from Texas vernacular limestone buildings to adobe structures. There are plenty of dining options and exclusive offerings that are combined with innovative and traditional flavors. Explore the colorful atmosphere of La Villita Artisan Shops through one-of-a-kind finds, original works of art, and handmade accessories.

 

Louis Tussaud’s Plaza Wax Museum/Ripley’s Believe It or Not!

 

The Perfect San Antonio TX Travel Itinerary (Tours, Dining & More)

Pictured above is a wax figure of an office secretary

 

Explore two attractions at once. At Louis Tussaud’s Plaza Wax Museum, you’ll find more than 200 famous life-like wax figures. Many of these figures are showcased in sets featuring movie scenes like the “Heroes of the Lone Star” exhibits. Explore three floors with more than 500 odd and captivating exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Immerse yourself in some of the most eye-catching exhibits and even take a selfie with the world’s tallest man. Not only is Ripley’s filled with mind-boggling visual illusions, but also a ton of family fun.

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