Photo of The Alamo at night.

Top 10 things to do in San Antonio, TX

Photo of The Alamo at night.

Great news, San Antonio Tourist familia! I’ve been asked to write a book of  “100 Things to Do in San Antonio Before You Die” to be published in the spring of 2016 by Reedy Press. In addition to the 100 things, I’ll be offering various itineraries, north/south/east/west must-sees, and a Top 10 list of things to experience in the Alamo City.

Since San Antonio is filled with so much fabulousness, it’s difficult to choose just 10. (That’s why I cheated a little on the double/triple entries below. Perdóname. Think of them as either/or options, even though I recommend ALL of them.)

What do you think of this list? Please leave a comment below with what you believe should be included in the Top 10. ¡Gracias!

  1. Breakfast Tacos
  2. The Alamo
  3. Christmas lights on the River Walk
  4. McNay Art Museum/San Antonio Museum of Art
  5. Mission Reach
  6. Bombasta Barrio Big Band/Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
  7. Sunken Gardens/Brackenridge Park/San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium
  8. San Antonio Botanical Garden
  9. San Fernando Cathedral
  10. Taco Cabana Happy Hour/Tower of the Americas’ Happy Hour

For even more ideas of fun things to do and see in San Antonio, visit Barnes & Noble, The Twig, Whole Foods, Half Price Books on Broadway, Costco, Sam’s and Hudson News to purchase “100 Things To Do in San Antonio Before You Die” by yours truly.

6 thoughts on “Top 10 things to do in San Antonio, TX

  1. Denise – What a challenge to trim the activities & opportunities in San Antonio to one tenth of what exists for locals and tourists to explore. That said, your Top 10 list looks good, along with the Long Weekend Getaway suggestions. A runner-up area to consider for Top 10 is the King William neighborhood with its mix of German and Mexican cultures, food, art and architecture…a prime artery of San Antonio’s heritage springing up along the San Antonio River. The Blue Star arts district, meshed with the neighborhood of historic homes and wonderful restaurants (both hip and historical)make an impressive multicultural, multigenerational statement.

    Whatever you choose will be fine…I’m here to follow your lead in tour guide and planning. Congratulations! This recognition and opportunity is long overdue!!! OLE! Peggy

    1. Thanks, Peg! I don’t think it’s possible to limit San Antonio to just 10 items. Too many wonderful things to do and see! King William and Blue Star are definitely going to be in my book. Thanks for your feedback! xo, Denise

  2. Denise
    Congratulations on the book deal! I hope to be able to do at least your top 20 eventually. If you have to narrow to 10, definitely favor the Tower of the Americas over Taco Cabana. The tower is too big of a civic icon to relegate below the top 10.

    1. Mike, I think you’re correct about the Tower, but I do love a $1.50 margarita at Taco Cabana! Once you retire, you can do all 100. Why stop at the Top 20?! (; Thanks for reading/commenting. Cheers, Denise

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