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Some of San Antonio’s best-known attractions are located here, including the historic Alamo and the beautiful Riverwalk, which wends past restaurants, shops, hotels and museums. Whether strolling along the river or riding a riverboat, Riverwalk is one of the most popular tourist destinations in all of Texas. Rivercenter Mall is the main shopping enclave here, with more than a hundred shops and three movie theaters.

The Majestic Empire Theater host national touring music acts, musical theater and dance companies throughout the year. The Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and the 750-foot-tall scenic viewing tower, Tower of the Americas, are also a part of downtown’s cultural scene.

[Photo courtesy of San Antonio Riverwalk]

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Museums

The Alamo | El Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205

The Mission San Antonio de Valero (a.k.a. The Alamo), where Mexican General Santa Anna's army defeated Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and 188 others on March 6, 1836, is the most famous spot in Texas. Its museum displays items from the Republic of Texas and doc

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Riverwalk Vista

262 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX 78205

Overlooking the San Antonio River Walk! In San Antonio, you can't find a better location than The Riverwalk Vista Inn! The view out the 40 square foot window in every guest room is enough to attract most people to The Riverwalk Vista Inn,...

Bars

Esquire Tavern

155 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205

The Esquire Tavern proudly boasts of being the oldest continually operated tavern in Texas. And its 72-year history certainly explains its appearance. But the well-worn room and beat-up old bar are what makes the Esquire so authentic and so unique.

Bakeries

Mi Tierra Cafe & Panaderia

218 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207

Mi Tierra Cafe has been a San Antonio institution since its opening in 1941. Strolling musicians and authentic Tex-Mex food has made Mi Tierra a popular hub for locals and tourist.

Hotels

Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

111 E Pecan St, San Antonio, TX 78205

The Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk is a beautiful AAA 4-diamond hotel located on the Riverwalk. The hotel is within walking distance of the Alamo, Hemisfair Park, El Mercado Marketplace, the San Antonio Convention Center and the RiverCenter Mall.

Arts

San Antonio Museum Of Art

200 West Jones Avenue, San Antonio, TX 78215

The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) fine art museum with a strong proclivity for Latin American works. SAMA??'s permanent collection includes Western Antiquities, the largest holding of Asian Art in the southern United States, Latin American Art...

Hotels

Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

150 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205

A luxurious hotel on the Riverwalk just steps from the Alamo, the Hotel Valencia offers sleek, contemporary accommodations dolled up with the finest designer furnishings and amenities.

Restaurants

Landrys Seafood House On The Riverwalk

517 N Presa St, San Antonio, TX 78205

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