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What To Do In One Day in San Antonio

Aubrey Higgins2022-01-04

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As one of the fastest-growing US cities, San Antonio Texas is full of rich history and vibrant culture with plenty of things to do, and we are here to help you enjoy the very best attractions and guest experiences in just one day!

1. Take a Small-group tour with Tripshepherd

There is so much to do in the River City in just one day, book with Tripshepherd, San Antonio's best small group tours, and enjoy top attractions and visitor experiences in San Antonio in the comfort and style of Mercedes Metris vans.

Explore the beauty of San Antonio with us on one of our featured small-group tours led by our local friendly guides. Our tours include all admission prices, skip-the-line entry, and complimentary downtown hotel pick-up and drop-off.

2. GO RIO River Walk Cruise

Immerse yourself in the city’s culture, history, and architecture while on the River Walk, cruising on GO RIO’s silent barge and viewing several major points of interest along the way including the city’s very first neighborhood - La Villita, the Old Mill Crossing, and the Selena’s Bridge where Tejano superstar Selena Quintanilla Perez was proposed to in the biopic ‘Selena’ starring world-famous actor/singer Jennifer Lopez.

3. The Alamo

No trip to San Antonio would be complete without a visit to the world-famous Alamo! Explore the 1836 battlefield where heroes fell, walk among legends, and explore the grounds.

Stand in awe of the Shrine of Texas Liberty, get up close and personal with some of the Alamo’s largest weapons and fortifications, and enjoy a peaceful stroll through the lush gardens shaded by oak trees.

Admission is free at the Alamo but you also have the opportunity to pay for a guide to show you around.

4. Tower of the Americas

Enjoy the best view of the city while 750 feet atop the Tower of the Americas. The Observation Deck showcases the most spectacular panoramic view of the sprawling cityscape below while the lower level offers a 4D theatre show, great for families & children.

While here, you can also enjoy delicious cuisine atop Tower of the America’s award-winning revolving restaurant - Chart House, offering a fantastic panoramic view while you dine.

5. The Missions

Step back in time and learn even more about the rich & intricate history of Texas at any one of the four Missions; San Juan, San Jose, Espada, and Concepcion forming a UNESCO World Heritage Site as a whole.

Visiting at least one of these Spanish colonial beauties that have been standing there for more than 300 years is a strong recommendation!

6. Historic Market Square

Immerse yourself in lively city culture and arts at the Historic Market Square - the largest Mexican marketplace out of Mexico! El Mercado occupies three city blocks filled with authentic sounds, smells, and tastes that will make you feel like you are south of the border.

Enjoy local cuisine, shops, artisan-crafted items, and more!

There is so much to discover and experience in this colorful city, with many stunning attractions and visitor experiences. Our small group tours allow us to create connections as well as go places where large groups cannot.

Our tour guides are local, offering knowledgeable insights into the surrounding area, and helping to ensure guests receive an authentic experience. Above all, our guides aim to create personal connections with each guest we serve. We truly care about delivering the best customer experience possible.

Book a tour with Tripshepherd today, we can’t wait to meet you!

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