At the site of the Alamo, a graceful river winds its way through a modern city, linking vibrant neighborhoods with peaceful nature preserves. World-renowned museums, landmark historic architecture, public art, and legendary sights all combine to make it one of the West’s most exciting cities.
While most visitors to San Antonio have the Alamo mission as their must-see church, they’re missing out on another landmark religious site. Founded in 1738, the Cathedral of San Fernando is the oldest cathedral in the United States – and an impressive example of Gothic Revival and American Colonial architecture as it evolved in Texas. Presiding over the city’s main plaza, the cathedral is a heart of San Antonio history and, as the headquarters of General Santa Ana, played an integral role in the siege of the Alamo.Learn More
Venture along the Mission Trail Corridor to the picturesque neighborhood known as the King William Historic District. Wander its lush, garden-lined streets and admire the houses that make this area known for its impressive architecture: the 19th-century mansions showcase Greek Revival, Victorian, and Italianate styles. The neighborhood is also known as an arts district, so be sure to visit some art galleries as you explore.Learn More
In the midst of verdant gardens sits a glamorous Spanish colonial revival mansion where Marion Koogler McNay, a devoted collector of modern art once resided. Now one of the country's most esteemed modern art museums, the McNay was established in 1953 and features a collection that includes works by Diego Rivera, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, and Marc Chagall.Learn More
This historic culinary and cultural destination opened its doors in 1881 as the J. B. Behloradsky Brewery and the City Brewery. Today, the 22-acre Pearl is home to the Culinary Institute of America and is host to a year-round farmers market. At its space right on the Riverwalk, the Pearl also hosts cooking classes, musical events, and farm-to-table dining.Learn More
Linked by roadways, bicycle paths, and walkways, four historic Spanish mission churches are spread out over miles along the river. The wild landscape that surrounds them – full of fragrant native plants like lavender and bougainvillea – is also home to an historic gristmill and aqueduct, maintaining the atmosphere of the early frontier. Visit the museums and preserved historic structures, but also join the locals in hiking, biking, and even kayaking through this distinctive national park.Learn More
Founded in 1939, the San Antonio Symphony is one of the country’s most respected regional professional symphony orchestras; its season runs from September to June. The symphony performs at San Antonio’s recently renovated Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, which also hosts the San Antonio Film Festival, contemporary music concerts, ballet theater performances, and so much more from its location on the San Antonio Riverwalk.Learn More
Sample more than 400 craft and premium beers – including some exclusive collaborations – from over 150 breweries around the world at San Antonio’s largest beer festival.
Celebrate the traditional Mexican Day of the Dead festival with this two-day event at La Villita Historic Arts Village that includes an altar-building contest, live music, art exhibitions, and more.
Immerse yourself in the San Antonio region’s German heritage at this weeklong festival dedicated to all things Bavarian-in-Texas, including (of course) sausages and beer.
Taste a San Antonio spin on a Mexican Christmas tradition at the Annual Tamales! Holiday Festival at the historic Pearl Brewery, where over 20 tamale vendors sell their take on the popular treat.
Join in a classic Texas tradition, whose rodeo events and livestock competitions have been held in the Joe and Harry Freeman Coliseum every year since 1949.
The oldest Chicano/Latino film festival in the United States, CineFestival attracts major films and big names, including the likes of Guillermo del Toro, while also catering to local youth filmmakers.
A San Antonio tradition since the 1960s, this two-day, open-air art show at La Villita Historic Arts Village showcases works by both established and emerging local artists.
Started in 1891, this 10-day celebration began as a parade to honor the fallen of the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto; now, it’s one of the city’s largest parties, celebrating the local area’s diverse identity.
Conjunto musicians and music lovers from around the world come to San Antonio for the largest festival of this musical style born out of the Mexican and German influences of south Texas.
Celebrate the anniversary of the San Antonio Missions’ designation as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with several days of events, including tours, exhibits, open-air musical performances, and more.
300 East Travis Street
San Antonio, Texas
78205 United States
Reserve your private cabana and have a refreshing drink awaiting you at our rooftop pool and bar, with views out over the city and surrounding countryside.Learn More
With postcard-perfect views over Travis Park, the 10th-floor Presidential Suite is considered the best in town, and hosted the likes of Grace Kelly and John WayneLearn More
Sip classic drinks at the St. Anthony Club, an historic members club now turned into an atmospheric cocktail lounge, with original decor by NY designer Dorothy Draper and a 1920s Steinway piano.Learn More