Bucket Lister

San Antonio is a place to check off your cultural bucket list!  Start exploration with a stroll along the world famous River Walk. Restaurants, boutiques, and entertainment follow the serpentine route of this relaxing river, and some of the city's top attractions can be accessed from it. Visit the Alamo, the must-see Shrine of Texas Liberty.  And if you find yourself intrigued by Spanish colonial mission life and architecture, there are four more to see along Mission Trail. All four missions and the Alamo are a UNESCO World Heritage Site – the only site in Texas and 23rd in the United States. 

Also along the River Walk is one of the oldest sections of town—La Villita. First it was home to Spanish soliders serving at the Alamo, and in the late 1800s, French and German immigrants settled here. Now, it's a National Historic District brimming with arts, craft shops and galleries. You can find more south of the border crafts and tasty treats at El Mercado – the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico.

After you’ve taken in the sites in downtown, venture out a little and discover a whole new experience along the outskirts of the city – in the Texas Hill Country. Picturesque small towns and a variety of outdoor adventures are just a short distance from here. Floating down cool rivers, strolling quaint main streets in search of unique bargains or hiking and biking through rolling, scenic terrain — all this and more await you in about a 90-minute drive.  Here you’ll also find some of the best barbecue in Texas and more than 30 regional wineries – one of the largest producing regions in the country.   And if you’re looking for a real Texas experience, the area is also home to working ranches where you can try your hand at some work on the range.