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21 must-do activities in San Antonio

For the days you can’t figure out what do to in the Alamo City

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Take a stroll along the San Antonio Riverwalk.

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There is always something going on in the Alamo City. Whether you have friends and family visiting for the holidays or you’re a San Antonian who has run out of places to explore, here are 21 local gems and things to do in the 210.

Eat and drink

  • Hang out in the historic Beacon Hill neighborhood and grab a burger + margarita from Chris Madrid’s.
  • Grab a That’s So Fetch drink with your dog at Texas Dog Co.
  • Sip an iced horchata latte and take a selfie at Early Bird Coffee.
  • Enjoy a drink and Bavarian pretzel charcuterie board at the veteran-owned, Longtab Brewing Company.
  • Try a plate of bistec street tacos at Taquitos on West Ave.
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Try the that’s fetch margarita at Texas Dog Co.

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  • Attend a free movie screening around town.
  • Cool off with a mangonada from Aloha Shaved Ice.
  • Hang out with Timothy the Hippo at the San Antonio Zoo.
  • Visit the Phil Collins Collection at the new Ralston Family Collections Center at The Alamo.
  • Spend a morning at the Historic Pearl’s Farmers Market on Saturdays and Sundays.

Fun fact — the “Alamo” is thought to have been named after a cottonwood tree.

Photo by Kroll photography, courtesy of Visit San Antonio

For the adults

  • Listen to live music + learn how to two-step at Thirsty Horse.
  • Grab a drink at a rooftop bar in downtown San Antonio.
  • Sing the night away at Dad’s Karoke.
  • Get a resort pass to enjoy a luxurious pool day at one of our local hotels.
  • Order a Thick Boy Pancake and a mimosa at Box Street All Day.

Relax poolside at the Thompson Hotel.

Photo by ResortPass

San Antonio staples

  • Take a tour of the San Antonio Missions Historical Park on the city’s South Side.
  • Check out the Pavilion of Gwangju at Gilbert Denman Estate Park.
  • Attend Locals Day at the San Antonio Museum of Art on Tuesdays.
  • Catch a Spurs game at the Frost Bank Center.
  • Cruise down the San Antonio River with Go Rio Cruises.
  • Enjoy $2 Tuesdays with the San Antonio Missions Baseball team at Nelson Wolfe Stadium during the season.
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Catch the Spurs back in action this fall.

Photo by Reginald Thomas II via San Antonio Spurs

Do you have a local activity you like to do? Let us know.