San Antonio – The Progressive City Sparkling with Delights

by Gavin Darvell

Thrill seeking fun, breath-taking natural beauty and a rich history to unpack. That’s San Antonio in a nutshell! Welcome to America’s most progressive city, a place that has something for everyone.

The Texan city is as historic a city as you’ll find in this country, offering rich culture from the early Spanish colonial life to today’s modern trappings. The famous attraction, The Alamo central to this historical past. This is a city for sightseeing that has a bit of everything for everyone.

Let’s take a look at 6 things you must do when you visit here, starting with it’s most historical and famous attraction.



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1. The Alamo

You’ll find The Alamo in downtown San Antonio and is part of the Missions National Historical Park. The building was a way station between the East side of Texas and Mexico. As you explore you’ll learn about the defenders, and why this place is such an important part of Texas history. Away from the main building there are gardens to explore, a river walk, but it’s about discovering why this place is so important that will really attract you here.


2. The other attractions 

You’ll find that San Antonio has plenty of activities and attractions to offer. It may well be worth getting yourself a Go San Antonio Card, which will give access to many attractions. The list is long, so we’ve picked out a few of the city’s gems for you.

  • San Antonio Museum of Art
  • San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
  • SeaWorld
  • Sea LIFE San Antonio
  • Legoland Discovery Centre
  • Tower of the Americas
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Hop on Bus tour


The list goes on! You can find more information about the city by visiting this link, but our tasty choices have something for everyone.


3. Arts and culture 

We’ve scratched the surface with the attractions and by the time you’ve combined the arts and culture on offer, well, you’ll need to spend a lot longer here than you first thought. There’s the Mexican marketplace of EL Marcado, modern art at the McNay Art Museum and the unique Hopscotch with its immersive and interactive installations. Plenty to keep the arty types happy.


4. Nightlife 

An evening out is called for, especially after all that touring! San Antonio has a rich choice from cocktail bars to pubs and wineries. A night at the theatre or an intimate gig, all are on the cards here. Just depends on what takes your fancy?


5. Outdoor fun

Fancy a moment at a Japanese Tea Garden? A wander through the Natural Bridge Caverns, perhaps even a stroll around the botanical gardens? You’ll find there are plenty of green spaces in and around San Antonio. See how the weather is, plan a picnic and just let nature be the entertainer.



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6. Shop till you drop!

A little retail therapy may be called for and along with the markets San Antonio can offer lots of shopping options. There’s the North Star Mall, shops at the Rivercenter and the historic Market square. You’ll also find there are unique boutiques in Alamo heights and vintage stores. Plenty to keep any shopaholic happy!


San Antonio is a diverse city, where you’ll find local gems on every corner, top attractions and a barrel full of history. Here’s a top tip for you, make sure you get that San Antonio city card, it’ll help you get into the attractions and other discounts. This combination is enough to make this Texan city a must visit. Go on, take the splurge, you really won’t regret it.

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