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What To Do & Eat In San Antonio, TX

Where To Eat and What To Do In San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is one of the most historically-rich cities in Texas and its culture today embodies that. From the food styles to the museums and tours you can take, there’s a wide variety for anyone’s tastes and interests. Here are some of our favorites that should be on your list next time you’re in the city with some time on your hands.

Best Places to Eat in San Antonio

San Antonio has a fantastic food scene that includes sushi, pizza, and everything in between, guaranteeing that you find something for kids, family, friends, and yourself. A diverse culture means options for every mood, every person, and every day.

Best Burgers

Hopdoddy Burger Bar

Tributary

Tycoon Flats

Mr. Juicy

Papa's Burgers

Best Tacos & Tex-Mex

Henry’s Puffy Tacos

Mi Tierra Café

Rosario’s Mexican Cafe y Cantina

La Fonda on Main

Tlahco Mexican Kitchen

Best Asian Cuisine

Botika

Godai Sushi Bar & Japanese Restaurant

Kimura

Hot Joy

Piranha Izakaya

Best BBQ

The Barbecue Station

Smoke Shack

2M Smokehouse

225 Urban Smoke

Alamo BBQ Company

Best Pizza

Southtown Pizzeria

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

Playland

Trilogy Pizza

Fralo’s

Best Seafood

Rebelle

The Cookhouse

El Bucanero

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen

The Lighthouse Seafood

What to do in San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is known for its haunted locations, but that’s not the only kind of tours and activities available. While the paranormal might be for certain people, there’s plenty else to do for those who love history, nature, shopping, and much more.

Tour the Alamo

The Alamo represents 300 years of Texas history, and is an amazing place to visit and experience, whether you’re new to Texas or have lived here your whole life. Almost like a portal back in time, you can walk in the footsteps of those who fought for the Texian Army and the Texas Revolution. Other than an audio guide to help give perspective on the historical implications and stories from each area, admission is completely free.

Scobee Planetarium

Named after the late Commander Scobee of the Space Shuttle Challenger, the educational center aims to inform and excite all ages about STEM fields and space, in particular, in his memory. Learn about the stars, planets, galaxies, and more at the planetarium, while seeing them with your own eyes. Since its renovation in 2014, it’s even more engaging for the whole family, with surround sound, reclining seats, and a new lighting system. Stare in awe at the night sky as you learn what different distant lights are and how we might visit them in the future.

Explore a Cave

Whether Natural Bridge Caverns or Bracken Cave, see the natural wonder of San Antonio’s underground. Natural Bridge Caverns is the largest cave system in the state of Texas, 180 feet beneath the surface and tens of thousands of years old. New lights illuminate formations and portions of the caverns that are being seen by the public for the first time. Bracken Cave is home to over 20 million Mexican free-tailed bats, making it not only the largest bat colony in the world, but also one of the highest concentrations of mammals on the planet. Seeing them spiral out of the 100-foot-wide opening of the sinkhole for their evening hunts of insects is definitely an unforgettable sight.

River Walk

If shopping or walking the city is more your thing, you have to spend a day along the River Walk. Set just below street level on the edge of the river, this is a great way to not only navigate San Antonio, but also see all the hidden sights and shops that people in cars might breeze by. At 15 miles long, it connects many of the sightseeing locations in the city and allows you to take the more scenic routes between activities, or enjoy it as an activity on its own.

Haunted Houses & Locations

There are tons of spooky opportunities in and around San Antonio, including the Alamo, mansions, and hotels. The city itself is considered one of the most haunted in the state, and because of its extensive and bloody history, has plenty of abandoned and old sites to see and experience. Not for those of faint heart, the Spanish Governor's Palace, Haunted Railroad Tracks of San Antonio, Donkey Lady Bridge, and the Emily Morgan Hotel are all places that you might catch a glimpse of the other side.



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