The Perfect San Antonio TX Travel Itinerary (Tours, Dining & More)
Table of Contents
- Missions National Historic Park
- San Antonio Zoo
- Trolley Tour
- Six Flags Fiesta
- La Villita Historic Arts Village
- Louis Tussaud’s Plaza Wax Museum/Ripley’s Believe It or Not!
Missions National Historic Park
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.
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 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.
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.
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
146 E Houston St
San Antonio, TX 78205
Six Flags Fiesta
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
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!
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.