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San Antonio is a tourist paradise filled with mouthwatering cuisine, historical sites, and quirky attractions. It’s the ideal city for a trip to the southwest and one of the best places to visit in Texas.
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Things to do in San Antonio abound. Tourists have tons of options ranging from educational fun to exhilarating thrills. Restaurants and shops line the streets, offering delectable bites or handcrafted keepsakes.
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Let’s dive deep into some of the most popular things to do in San Antonio, TX while on vacation!
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Alamo visitors will be shocked at how small the former -stronghold is. The small mission protected nearly 200 soldiers during the fight. The back of the church houses plaques with their names, allowing visitors to offer thanks for their sacrifices.
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One of San Antonio’s most famous attractions is a 15-mile pedestrian trail along the San Antonio River. The River Walk snakes through the downtown area, extending to the San Antonio Zoo in the north and the famed Spanish Missions in the south.
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Whether you visit the Culinary Institute or not, you should spend time exploring the Pearl District. This area boasts gorgeous stone buildings, independent restaurants and breweries, and small locally-owned shops.
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San Antonio Waxworks is one of three owned by Ripley Entertainment in the United States, a company renowned for embracing quirky fun. Visitors will delight in the opportunity to join iconic movie scenes, even if just in selfies, and see realistic portraits of their favorite icons.
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Home to over 750 species on 50 acres, the zoo is a leader in conservation efforts and wilderness education. Some species living in the zoo are extinct in the wild. The zoo not only allows visitors to see these threatened creatures but works effortlessly to conserve them.
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