Blog  /  October 2016  /  San Antonio - What to do while you're not on the show floor

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It’s no secret that San Antonio has an arsenal of fun things to keep visitors occupied in the Texas heat. The Alamo and Riverwalk are likely the most notable, so let’s talk about some potentially overlooked attractions.


For the History Buff:

The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a heritage site of the Spanish Frontier missions. You can learn about Franciscan Friars and their interactions with the Native Americans while exploring some seriously impressive historical structures.  Carve out some time for this venture as you can easily spend a couple hours on site. Admission and guided tours are free.


For the Famished:

What would a trip to San Antonio be without some Tex Mex? Mi Tierra Café is a staple watering hole/eatery walking distance from the Riverwalk. Open 24 hours a day, it offers an unparalleled assortment of Tex Mex dishes and an assortment of margaritas. Enjoy your food surrounded by Christmas Lights year-round listening to the strolling musicians. 

Liberty Bar is another interesting stop for the hungry. Originally founded in a small bookshop; this restaurant has fresh, house-made bread, trendy menu options, a full bar, and live music.


For the Shopaholic:

Open since 1998 The Alamo Quarry Market is an open air shopping center for all of your purchasing needs.  It’s named after the Alamo Cement Plant that once operated there, many of the factory structures still stand and now house excellent dining options and shops for those looking for something fabulous to take home or just stare longingly through some windows.


For the Family:

The Japanese Tea Garden is a public park where visitors can enjoy a tranquil stroll around the lily pond, check out the historic arches, and peruse exotic plants in the nursery.

Another fun stop for visitors of all ages is the San Antonio Zoo. The zoo is open year-round and spans over 56 acres, featuring 750 different animal species (but come on, do I really have to convince you how cool a zoo is?)


For the Mobile:

If you’re willing to drive a bit North the New Braunfels and Natural Bridge Caverns is a breathtaking geological site featuring an underground river, massive rock formations, and much more. The visitors center offers a variety of guided tours as well as souvenir shops and dining.


I think it’s safe to say there is something for every wayward traveler in San Antonio, happy hunting!