Whether you’re a history buff, a foodie or sports fan, San Antonio and the surrounding Texas Hill Country offers much to see and do. Nicknamed “Alamo City,” San Antonio is home to the state’s first-ever UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of only 23 in the U.S.

Few locations can beat the Crockett for easy access to San Antonio’s most important attractions and landmarks. Let’s start with the Alamo, a mere 18 steps from our front door. River Walk is just across the street and its new eight-mile Mission Reach features recreational trails, picnic areas, pavilions and portals to four of the Spanish colonial missions – Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada. Collectively known as the San Antonio Missions, this newly minted UNESCO World Heritage Site, is the city’s crown jewel.

Allow us to share some of our favorite nearby attractions and things to do. Whether you’re here for a week or a weekend, you’ll find an almost endless array of events and activities happening in Alamo City, also voted by National Geographic as one of the best places to visit in 2018 on their Best of the World List.

  • History/Culture

    The Alamo
    Founded in 1718, the Alamo was the first mission in San Antonio and stands today as San Antonio's most recognized historic landmark.

    San Antonio Missions
    Recently named the state's first UNESCO World Heritage Site, the San Antonio Missions are the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America.

    Battle for Texas: The Experience
    San Antonio’s newest attraction, Battle For Texas: The Experience immerses visitors in one of the most epic battles in American history. Explore the legends, heroes and legacy of this pivotal historical period. See 250+ treasured artifacts and journey back in time to experience the daily lives of early Texas settlers at this new interactive attraction in the Shops at Rivercenter.

  • Music/Art

    The San Antonio Museum of Art
    Eplore a vast collection spanning ancient Greek and Egyptian art, Asian ceramics, and Latin American, European and contemporary art.

    The Witte Museum
    One of the city's most popular museums, the Witte features the finest early Texas art collection in the state, plus exhibits devoted to science and natural history.

    South Texas Heritage Center
    A must-see for visitors interested in learning more about the life histories of the region's earliest settlers.

    Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
    Home to the San Antonio Symphony, Ballet San Antonio, Opera San Antonio, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio and the Children’s Fine Arts Series and more.

    AT&T Center
    A favorite concert venue and home to February's San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, featuring live music, rodeo performances, livestock shows, and more.

  • Shopping

    River Walk
    Lined by bars, shops and restaurants, the River Walk is one of San Antonio's most celebrated attractions.

    Shops at Rivercenter
    Located across the street from the Crockett, this indoor mall on the River Walk has shops, restaurants, an IMAX movie theater and more.

    The Pearl Brewery
    Newly transformed, the iconic Pearl Brewery now boasts restaurants, retailers and San Antonio's only year-round Farmers Market.

    North Star Mall
    Minutes from downtown, this indoor mall boasts 200+ specialty store and restaurants

    The Shops at La Cantera
    An architectural gem, this open-air mall features 150+ upscale shops and restaurants.

    Alamo Quarry Market
    Once the Alamo Cement Plant, this open-air market features 60 shops, boutiques and restaurants

  • Sightseeing

    City Sightseeing Double Decker
    See the sights aboard double-decker buses operating daily, 9:30 am - 5:30 pm.

    Alamo Trolley Tours
    Narrated, hop-on/hop-off trolley tours take guests into the heart of old San Antonio.

    San Antonio B-Cycle
    San Antonio B-Cycle features 40+ bike stations in downtown San Antonio and extending north and south. Locations near the Crockett include the Visitor’s Center at 317 Alamo Plaza and E. Houston at Alamo Street.

    Sisters Grimm Ghost Tour
    Get to know San Antonio's most haunted sites on a lantern-lit tour led by guides in period costumes.

    San Antonio Downtown Runs & Walks
    Slip on your running or walking shoes and explore San Antonio! Click to view five different scenic routes to choose from.

  • Dining/Nightlife

    Blue Star Complex
    Don't miss Bar 1919 and Stella Public House.

    The Pearl Brewery
    Our favorites include Cured, Blue Box, Arcade, Nao, Granary BBQ & MicroBrewery.

    South Broadway
    The Brooklynite Bar is a local favorite.

    Dine at Rosario's or La Fruteria and sip drinks at Friendly Spot.

    River Walk
    Waxy O'Connors, Soho and Esquire Tavern are a few of our favorite spots.

    Houston St.
    Bohanan's Lounge, for live jazz and cocktails.

  • Family Amusements

    SeaWorld® San Antonio
    The world's largest marine life adventure park.

    Six Flags® Fiesta Texas
    A favorite amusement park for thrill-seeking visitors. Don't miss the Iron Rattler and the Goliath for roller-coaster fun.

    Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort
    This 65-acre waterpark promises fun for everyone.

    Site of the 1968 World's Fair and a lovely park and playscape for kids.