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Self-guided Tours

All of the tours, itineraries and treks listed here are FREE, self-guided ways to explore the city and the surrounding area.



Whether you’re on foot or on two wheels, we have plenty of touring maps to give you the most scenic route from point A to point B. Hiking or biking through our beautiful city is one of the best ways to experience San Antonio’s scenic Hill Country and vibrant downtown. Stroll through our historic missions, or wind your way through our lively River Walk. If you’re looking to get lost in San Antonio, we’ve got you covered with these biking and walking maps.

Wine Aficionados

Sip your way through the picturesque Texas Hill Country, which begins on San Antonio's doorstep just north of the city. Dozens of wineries are tucked away in the rugged countryside, and this charming wine region is now the nation's second fastest growing. Go on your own, anytime, or buy tickets to any of the five annual wine trails. These five trails are all self-guided but the ticket affords you some special privileges. The holiday wine trail is one of the most popular.

History Buffs


One of America's oldest cities, San Antonio was colonized by the Spanish empire in the early 1700s. Rich layers of this and other cultures give the city its distinction. Some of the history itineraries are broad strokes and hit the high points. Others delve deeply into one subject like the River Walk or the Alamo.

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Spanish Colonial San Antonio
Stephen Harrigan's Alamo
The Alamo South Corridor

Hopeless Romantics

Stroll the cobblestone paths of the River Walk one level below the busy city above. Dine al fresco at the bistros and cafes that line the river. Relax at a spacious resort or tuck yourself away at a charming B & B in the King William Historic District.

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Funloving Families

San Antonio Zoo 2010

Have an adventure at any of San Antonio's five area theme parks (check seasonal park hours). Explore subterranean caves, haunted places, visit a wild animal preserve or mingle with real cowboys at a dude ranch.

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Nature Lovers

The city has an extensive urban park system - over 11,000 acres and 68 miles of trails. The Hill Country, which starts on San Antonio's doorstep, is one of the country's premiere outdoor adventure areas.

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Four days

Sports Fans

A sports lovers paradise, San Antonio has over 50 greens to tee off from and a full scoreboard of professional teams. The city hosts an array of exciting sporting events each year, including the Valero Texas Open, one of the oldest golf matches in the U.S.

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