5 Things to do in San Antonio

5 Things to do in San Antonio

You’ve decided you’re going to head to San Antonio for your vacation. This part of Texas is well-known for its friendly people and great restaurants but what can visitors to the area do while they’re in town? This article will show you 5 things that you really should do when you’re in San Antonio as they can make your time here even more special:

Visit the San Antonio Museum of Art

The San Antonio Museum of Art is free to visit on Tuesdays and Sundays (Correct at the time of writing), and is home to some incredible Egyptian, Roman, and Greek art. There’s also some amazing Latin American art which can be found at the Nelson A. Rockefeller Latin American Art Wing. Also home to some contemporary art, you can find the Museum at 200 West Jones Avenue.

Take a Trip to the River Walk

Leave your OYOrooms or any of the hotels in San Antonio and take a trip to the River Walk. Also known as the “Paseo del Rio”, the walk is 15 miles long and is home to many shops, restaurants, museums and so much more. You’ll also find Mariachi bands and the wonderful river taxis that you simply have to hop on. You can spend all day on the River Walk if you wish as there is much to see and do, no matter what the weather is up to.

Spend Time at the Pearl Farmers Market

The Pearl Farmers Market is home to more than 40 vendors and full to the brim with delicious food and drink. Open at the weekend, the market sells produce on Saturdays and prepared and artisanal foods on Sundays. Located at 213 Pearl Parkway, the market is the ideal location if you wish to enjoy some locally produced food and support the local economy.

Explore the Natural Bridge Caverns

The Natural Bridge Caverns are known to be the largest commercial caverns in the whole of Texas. 180 feet below ground and complete with tours and above ground attractions, the caverns will add something special to your time in San Antonio. Located at 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, this is the ideal destination if you wish to see something quite spectacular.

Visit the DoSeum

The DoSeum is thought to be one of the most innovative museums for children in the whole of the country. Home to an outdoor park, a rotating exhibition, in addition to hands-on exhibits, the DoSeum helps to teach children about art, sound, and science. Found at 2800 Broadway, the admission fee is $14 per person (Correct at the time of writing).

San Antonio is full to the brim of great things to do, however, the above 5 activities are some of the best. Make your way to the River Walk, spend time at the San Antonio Museum of art. Sample something delicious at the Pearl Farmers Market before exploring the Natural Bridge Caverns. Lastly, visit the DoSeum and enjoy all of the wondrous exhibits.

Book your trip now

Are you ready to book your trip?  To help you get the best deals and service here are the companies that I personally use to book all of my travel online. I always shop around before booking anything, but these are my tried and tested starting places.

  • Skyscanner – I’m a bit fan of Skyscanner, it is who I use to book all of my flights. I often will check other like Google Flights or Momodo, but I always go here first and it is who I book 99% of my flights with. 
  • Booking.com – I LOVE booking.com especially when I can book and cancel free up until a certain point, mostly because my plans are forever changing. It’s easy to use and has one of the widest selections. 
  • Airbnb – I’m not a huge user of Airbnb, but sometimes I do like to use it, and I ALWAYS check it before I book anything else. You can get some really cool places to stay here, and it is especially good in places like Cuba. If you don’t have an account and you click on this link then you will get $36 off your first booking.
  • Hostelworld – If you are looking for hostels then this is a great place to check first. They often have additional places that you won’t find on Bookin.com.
  • Agoda – Although I don’t use it as much as booking.com, Agonda is especially good if you are traveling in Asia as they really do dominate there. 
  • Worldpackers – If you want to travel on the cheap and save money on accommodation then you need Worldpackers in your life. You can read more about it here. If you click this link to sign up and use the code CLAIRESITCHYFEET then you can get a 40% discount on your membership! 
  • Book a Way – If you are traveling in Asia and want to pre-book your transportation then bookaway.com is a fantastic site to do so. They have buses, trains, and cars.
  • RentalCars – Looking to rent a. car while you are away? I always book through Rental Cars as they do a search of all of the big sites and find the best deals. 
  • Welcome Pickups – Very occasionally getting from the airport to my accommodation is a total pain in the butt, or I’m traveling in a group and it makes sense to arrange a pickup. When I do I use Welcome pickups.
  • World Nomads – If you are looking for flexible travel insurance then it’s World Nomads all the way. I wrote all about insurance here if you want a more thorough review. 
  • SafetyWing – AsI’m a Digital Nomad and not moving around quite so much anymore I personally use SafetyWing now for my health insurance. I wrote a full review here
  • Viatour – Sometimes it can be a little expensive, but I like Viatour for somethings, especially if you can get a discount code! It’s also great for inspiration. 
  • Klook – If you are traveling in Asia, then Klook is great! You can book all kinds of tours, activities, and train tickets, plus they even have sim cards and WiFi.

Claire Summers

Dancer, producer, traveller, photographer, cake maker, dog lover and knitter of Christmas scarfs.

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