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Explore San Antonio

San Antonio is the ultimate destination for family fun. You’ll find Texas-sized thrills with wild rides at our theme parks, up close encounters with exotic animals at the San Antonio Zoo, the amazing formations in a cavern and trail journeys on a dude ranch horse.

Awarded as the Reader’s Choice top travel destination in Texas Highways Magazine, San Antonio makes for a popular tourist destination. Below are some of the top tourist attractions:

  • The Alamo Mission – located Downtown, the Alamo is Texas’ top tourist destination. Because of the mission, San Antoino if often called the “Alamo City”
  • The River Walk –  this attraction is transformed into an impressive festival of lights during the Christmas and New Year holiday period, and is suffused with the local sounds of folklorico and flamenco music during the summer, particularly during celebrations such as the Fiesta Noche del Rio. Also based along the River Walk is the newly restored Aztec On The River, the only surviving exotic-themed movie palace in Texas
  • The Downtown Area also features Cathedral of San Fernando, The Majestic Theatre, HemisFair Park (home of the Tower of the Americas, and UTSA’s Institute of Texan Cultures), La Villita, El Mercado, the Spanish Governor’s Palace, and the historic Menger Hotel. On the northern side of the Alamo complex, beside the Emily Morgan Hotel, is the San Antonio Cavalry Museum, which features cavalry artifacts and exhibits and is frequented by local re-enactors.

San Antonio also is top-notch when it comes to golf. San Antonio hosts both a PGA TOUR event—the Valero Texas Open, third-oldest on the PGA TOUR schedule, and PGA TOUR Champions San Antonio Championship. Both take place under warm and sunny skies that set the stage for great play. Want a chance to play where the pros play? Book your vacation package today at TPC San Antonio.