The McNay Art Museum, founded in 1954 in San Antonio, is the first modern art museum in the U.S. State of Texas. The museum was created by Marion Koogler McNay's original bequest of most of her fortune, her important art collection and her 24-room Spanish Colonial Revival-style mansion that sits on 23 acres (9.3 ha) that are landscaped with fountains, broad lawns and a Japanese-inspired garden and fishpond.
Enjoy the sights and flavors of old Mexico at Historic Market Square, a favorite of locals and tourists for generations. Explore over 100 locally owned shops and stalls, all at a festive indoor mall famously described as the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. Find authentic Talavera pottery, exotic curios and handcrafted works of art. Stay for the gourmet Mexican cuisine at Mi Tierra and La Margarita, or kick back at the Farmers Market Food Court and enjoy the show on the stage.
Built for the 1968 HemisFair in honor of the city's 250th anniversary, this delightful park is a local favorite, particularly the water gardens and the kid-designed wood and sand playground, which includes a castle and space tunnel. The highlight is the looming 750-foot tall Tower of the Americas, offering a terrific view of the city.
Mission Kayak was founded in 2013 and ran as a small part-time operation on the San Antonio River from 2013-2016. In 2017 Mission Kayak was sold to a new owner and started to expand into San Antonio and Central Texas' premier kayak company. We offer amazing guided and unguided kayak trips on the San Antonio River. Specialty guided kayak trips on the Median River, Comal River, San Marcos River as well as many other rivers thought out central and west Texas. Mission Kayak also offer beginner kayaking classes, large group and corporate tours as well as truly unique team building events.
Splashtown San Antonio is a water park located in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Splashtown family waterpark with 20 acres of cool, clean water excitement and over 50 rides & attractions. Celebrating 32 years of family fun!, Located on the city's inner northeast side, the park features a half-million-gallon wave pool, a quarter-mile-long lazy river, 40 water slides and tube rides (including 18 for guests under 48 inches (1,200 mm) tall), an activity pool with lily pads and balance logs, water and beach volleyball, and basketball.
Welcomes You To Beautiful, Historic Main Plaza For Another Great Year Of San Antonio | The Saga, Video/Art Projection. This GRAND PINNACLE AWARD WINNER Will Captivate You With Its Beauty And Historical Content. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC, You Can See This Incredible Projection On Main Plaza Tuesday, Friday, Saturday And Sunday At 9:00pm, 9:30pm And 10:00pm.
The Alamo is a complex located on Alamo Plaza in downtown San Antonio, which attracts more than 2.5 million visitors each year. This famous complex is the site of a ‘crossroads’ in Texan history, where many important historical events took place, from the first Spanish colonization and the independence of Mexico to the place where the Confederacy stood its ground. One of the most popular attractions is the area where a small band of Texans, including James Bowie, David Crockett, and William B. Travis, held out for thirteen days against General Antonio López de Santa Anna and came to symbolize courage and sacrifice for the cause of liberty. Admission to the Alamo, one of the top San Antonio points of interest, is free
The Missions were built in the 1700s to expand Spanish influence from Mexico to the North. They were built as Indian towns, and the Catholic Church functioned as the town focus. In the area, Catholic missionaries were converting Indians to Catholicism and attempting to make them Spanish citizens. Besides the ruins of historic missions and the churches, the park has many other points of interest, including the mill at Mission San José, the Espada acequia, 270-year old irrigation system with its aqueduct and dam and ten-miles long Mission Riverwalk, a scenic trail perfect for birds watching, hiking, and enjoying the surrounding nature.
The San Antonio Museum of Art is home to a comprehensive collection that represents more than 5,000 years of history and an array of cultures from around the world. The museum is one of the top San Antonio attractions. Housed in a complex of buildings that were once the Lone Star Brewery on the Museum Reach of the River Walk, the museum is world-renowned for its impressive collection of Latin American, Asian, and Ancient Mediterranean Art. It also boasts a notable contemporary collection and Oceanic Art. The San Antonio Museum of Art is one of the best things to do in San Antonio, TX. The museum offers a variety of educational and community-based art programs for adults, students and children and hosts several events throughout the year, as well as rotating and traveling exhibitions.
The San Antonio River Walk is a made up of a network of cypress-lined paved paths, quaint stone bridges and lush landscapes that gently wind through the city, offering both locals and visitors a chance to take in the beautiful natural scenery and soak up the city views. The pathway runs along the San Antonio River, which symbolizes the heart and soul of the city and gives access to several of San Antonio's top attractions, restaurants, hotels and other forms of entertainment. The River Walk features a section called The Museum Reach, which is a 1.33-mile extension that hosts a range of visual and audiovisual works of art, terraces landscapes with native plants and pedestrian access to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the historic Pearl Brewery complex.