Top 10 Things To Do In The Weekend In San Antonio, Texas

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Rienz Althron
Rienz Althron 
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There are a lot of things to do over a weekend in San Antonio, Texas. Being one of the most populated cities in the US, it is always bustling with activities that both tourists and locals alike can enjoy, regardless of the time of the day and day in the week. In terms of diversity, it is a melting pot of people from different ethnic backgrounds, such as African American, White American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American. There are also many tourist destinations that visitors can to go to, such as the Alamo, Market Square, and the Majestic Theater. If you want to have an idea on the things to do in the weekend in San Antonio, we’ve got a few suggestions that you might consider when you visit this city! Let’s check them below.

1. Hop from one attraction to another on a bus tour (from USD 54.0)

Have you ever tried bar hopping? Well, this tour is like that, just replace the bars with San Antonio’s major tourist attractions! You’ll go on a total of 12 stops around the city where you’ll learn a thing or two about San Antonio’s history. Few of the tourist spots that you’ll visit are HemisFair Park, Tower of the Americas and Cathedral of San Fernando. You’ll end the tour buying souvenirs and stuff in Rivercenter Mall shops.

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City Sightseeing San Antonio City Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Duration: 1 hour

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2. Visit the only UNESCO site: San Antonio Missions (from USD 41.0)

Another great way to spend your weekend is to learn more about the colonial history of the city in San Antonio Mansions. You can do this on a hassle-free day tour with 10 other people. You’ll also get a guide who will let you know all the things you need to know about San Antonio and the historical accounts of the Spanish rule and the native settlers of Texas.

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San Antonio Missions Small-Group Tour with Guide

Duration: 3 hours

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3. Zen up in the serene ambiance at the Japanese Tea Garden (from USD 55.0)

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Go on an electric scooter tour with family or friends at the Japanese Tea Garden and prepare to be fascinated by its amazing landscape. Japanese gardens are known to induce relaxation in people, and visiting this hidden gem of San Antonio gives you that stress-relieving experience! You’ll also learn historical facts about the different locations, cuisine, and culture of San Antonio from your friendly tour guide.

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San Antonio Electric Scooter tour to The Japanese Tea Garden

4. Leisure walk through the King William Historic District

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Taking strolls as you marvel at the beautiful mansions and antique settlements in the King William Historic District is an ideal activity for introvert travelers or tourist couples. Who doesn’t like a simple, romantic and soul searching walks? And while you’re at it, you might want to take pictures of the beautiful houses that were once considered home by wealthy German people in the 1800’s. Not to mention the stunning landscaping of the surrounding.

King William Historic District

Address: 1032 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210

Website: King William Historic District

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 3pm (closed on Sat & Sun)

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5. Marvel at the beauty of the San Fernando Cathedral

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San Fernando Cathedral was first established in the 1730s by 15 families from the Canary Islands. It is now considered to be one of the oldest cathedrals in the city, being tall and standing after 280 years. More or less 5000 people go here during weekend masses, and if you would like to see this architectural wonder, and perhaps experience the crown, you should attend a mass on a Sunday.

San Fernando Cathedral

Address: 115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

Website: San Fernando Cathedral

Opening hours: 10am - 5pm (daily)

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6. Enlighten yourself about Texas at the IMAX Theater

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If you want to learn more about the history of Texas in 3D, you should definitely head on to Alamos IMAX theatre! The film Alamo: The Price of Freedom is an accurate depiction of Texas’ colorful story. After watching the movie, you’ll appreciate Texas more, its historical sites, museums and the freedom it now enjoys.

Alamo IMAX Theatre

Address: 849 E. Commerce Street, suite 800, San Antonio; TX 78205

Website: Alamo IMAX Theatre

Opening hours: 8:30am - 9:30pm (daily)

Price: 11.49 USD

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7. Fill your weekend with fun and wonder at La Villita

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Posted by La Villita Historic Arts Village on Saturday, 21 December 2013

La Villita Historic Arts Village is all about arts, music, and fun! Concerts, parties, and fun-filled events are frequent in this corner of San Antonio and is a great spot for a weekend loosening up tour. There are several art galleries and souvenir shops here, as well as eateries where you can have a taste of the local cuisine.

La Villita Historic Arts Village

Address: 418 Villita St, San Antonio, Texas 78205

Website: La Villita Historic Arts Village

Opening hours: Mon - Sat: 10am - 6pm; Sun: 11am - 4pm

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8. Enjoy the landscaped surroundings at the Hemisfair Park

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Sunday is chilling out day. And we think that that’s why Hemisfair Park was established. For people, both locals and visitors to have fun, relax and enjoy simple things. Bicycling, strolling, jogging or picture taking. Whatever it is that you choose to do, whether alone or with your friends, this is a great place to chillax! You can even volunteer to help the park help its guests!

Hemisfair Park

Address: 434 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Website: Hemisfair Park

Opening hours: 5am - 12am (daily)

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9. Discover the geological wonders at Natural Bridge Caverns

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If you love going on a more challenging adventure, alone or otherwise, Natural Bridge Caverns offers you the thrill of being under a natural cave to witness the geological wonders of San Antonio. This is a great way of spending your weekend! They offer several activities that will keep you excited! Mine for gems or fossils, go on a zip line or simply enjoy the sights of the cave’s rock formations!

Natural Bridge Caverns

Address: 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266

Website: Natural Bridge Caverns

Opening hours: Mon - Fri: 9am - 4pm; Sat - Sun: 9am - 5pm

Price: 18 USD onwards

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10. Tick off the bucket list by visiting the River Walk

If you visiting River Walk one day is still on your bucket list, it’s time to tick that off your list! Go and enjoy the beauty of the river, the smile of the people, and maybe ride that boat! Food isn’t going to be a problem here, as there are several restaurants you can refill your empty tummy. If you want to bring your dog, why not?

San Antonio River Walk

Address: 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Website: San Antonio River Walk

Opening hours: 24/7

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Check off some items from your bucket list

Now, do you agree that there are many things to do in the weekend in San Antonio, Texas? These are but a few examples of the many things you can enjoy in this wonderful city! So, gear up already! You’ve got some ticking off to do, and a lot more fun to experience!

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Rienz is a former office-based employee who entered the world of travel writing. His ultimate dream is to be able to travel the world and experience as much of it as he can. By pursuing his dreams,...Read more

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