San Antonio is the top tourist destination in Texas. Besides its rich history and Old World charm, the Alamo city is home to some of the most popular and unique attractions in the Lone Star State, giving visitors plenty of options as to what to see and do while visiting San Antonio.
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The site of one of the most notorious battles in history has been remarkably preserved and is open to tourists for visits and tours. Not surprisingly, the Alamo ranks as one of the most popular tourist attractions in Texas and is a "must see" for anyone visiting the San Antonio area.
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World famous and always enjoyable, tour the San Antonio River by foot or afloat. Visitors can spend countless hours frequenting the shops and restaurants that line the river's banks. Strolling (or floating) along the Riverwalk is a great way to spend a day in the Alamo City.
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San Antonio Zoo
One of the largest zoos in the nation, the San Antonio Zoo houses over 3,500 animals, making it a must see for kids and adults alike. Animals such as the spectacled bear, rhinoceros, giraffe, Sumataran tiger, kangaroo, ocelot, elephant, and dozens of varieties of birds and reptiles give visitors plenty to look at.
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Marine life shows and displays, adventure camps, thrilling rides, a water park and more await you at SeaWorld San Antonio. With so much to offer, it is little wonder SeaWorld is one of San Antonio's most popular tourist attraction. However, visitors should be advised it is almost impossible to take it all in during a single-day visit. To help accommodate those wishing to stay longer, SeaWorld does offer a variety of vacation plans.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Featuring the Tower of the Americas, the HemisFair Park has remained a top draw for visitors since it was opened during the 1968 World's Fair. Today, it features, among other things, exhibits remaining from the ’68 World’s Fair, a labrinyth of cascading waterfalls, a children’s playground and, of course, the landmark of the San Antonio skyline, the 750-foot tall Tower of the Americas.
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San Antonio's Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers the only "floorless" roller coaster in the southwest, plus over 100 rides, shows, a waterpark and more.
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Plaza Museum and Ripley's Believe or Not!Two of San Antonio's most unique attractions are housed under one roof. Ripley's Believe It or Not! Museum has eight galleries with over 500 displays of the weird, odd, unusual and scary. The Plaza Wax Museum features over 250 realistic wax replicas of historical figures and celebrities.
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La VillitaLa Villita - Spanish for "little town" - was one of the original neighborhoods in old San Antonio. Today it is full of gift shops, artisan studios, restaurants and other atractions.Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Located just outside San Antonio, Cascade Caverns offer visitors a look beneath the surface of the Texas Hill Country. The cavern stays 68 degrees year around - making it a perfect place to beat the summer heat - plus it features a 100 foot underground waterfall!
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San Antonio MissionsMissions San Jose, San Juan, Espada, and Concepcion were built over the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Today these four historic San Antonio landmarks have been preserved and are open to the public as part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park.