Historical Attractions

Arneson River Theatre418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205
I wouldn’t make a special trip to visit this spot, but it is an interesting place on the Riverwalk if you happen to be nearby. It is an active outdoor theater. And it is also architecturally interesting.

Espada Aqueduct9045 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
This is an interesting part of San Antonio’s history. Not a destination unless you’re interested in architecture, public works, history, etc. Good educational opportunity for interested kiddos.

Hot Wells Conservancy5503 S. Presa San Antonio, TX 78223
You can visit the ruins of the hotel and bath houses.

Mission Concepción807 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX 78210
This is a historical mission located very close to downtown. I recommend checking this place out if you are into visiting historical places.

Mission Espada10328 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park. Missions are a big part of San Antonio history. This one is one of the more interesting ones in my opinion.

Mission San Juan9101 Graf Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78214
Another historical mission. This one is located off 410, much further south from downtown. I wouldn’t say this is one of my favorite missions. If you’re pressed for time, I’d skip this one.

San Antonio Missions National Historical Park6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214
This mission is not too far away from downtown. If you’re into historical places, I’d take a hop over to check it out. It is surrounded by a big park that is close to the river. If you are in the area and the weather is cool, I’d recommend biking around the park.

San Fernando Cathedral115 Main Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
This is located in downtown San Antonio with a cute square in front of the cathedral. Sometimes there are bands playing in the square and a light show on the front of the cathedral. Sometimes homeless people hang out in this area. So just be aware of your surroundings and don’t feel pressured to give money.

Spanish Governor’s Palace105 Plaza De Armas, San Antonio, TX 78205
You can take a tour of this restored Spanish Colonial period building that was used by the military.

The Alamo300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205
I’d say underwhelmed was a great word to describe my trip to the Alamo. But, it’s a must. You have to do it. You have to take your obligatory picture in front of the Alamo. I wouldn’t spend time going inside unless you’re into history and want background on the Alamo. The good news is that it is located in downtown San Antonio in the middle of everything. So you won’t have to go too much out of your way to do a quick visit.

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