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Katie Sagal

10+ Things to Do in San Antonio for Adults

Sunny San Antonio is an ideal destination for an adults-only vacation. Whether you’re traveling solo, with friends, or as a couple, there are so many delightful attractions that you’re sure to find something to suit all tastes. From inspiring art museums to the wonders of nature, and from historic attractions to modern restaurants, you’ll get to enjoy it all in San Antonio. If you’re looking for things to do in San Antonio for adults, check out our list of the top activities that couples and groups of friends will enjoy, including...

  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour
  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • Rio San Antonio Cruise
  • Hop-on Hop-off San Antonio Tour
  • Buckhorn Museum & Saloon
  • Tower of the Americas
  • and more...

SeaWorld San Antonio

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Come immerse yourself in the wonders of the sea at SeaWorld San Antonio. Experience up-close sea life interactions and dive into the world beneath the waves. Enjoy awe-inspiring shows, or laugh along at the comical Pets Ahoy, featuring locally rescued animals. And, don’t miss their rides like the Great White® coaster. You can even have a nose-to-nose interaction with a dolphin and experience amazing underwater viewings at the new Discovery Point.

Getting In: SeaWorld San Antonio admission is available as a premium attraction option with the San Antonio Explorer Pass.

Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour

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This is one for the history buffs and nature lovers alike. There’s so much beautiful countryside to explore out here in Texas that you’ll never want to leave. Your full-day excursion will escort you to Lyndon Baines Johnson’s childhood home and tour the LBJ Ranch, aka the Texas White House. Then, explore the lovely historic town of Fredericksburg, which has significant German heritage and is today a great place to enjoy some German beer. Next, head to the musical town of Luckenbach, where legendary artists like Willie Nelson came from. End your tour with a winery tour – what a day!

Getting In: Texas Hill Country & LBJ Ranch Tour admission is available as a premium attraction option with the Go San Antonio pass.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

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Release your inner big kid and let loose at one of the country's best theme parks! Six Flags Fiesta Texas is larger than life (as would be expected), part theme park, part water park, is completely full of thrills.

This is Texas's most exhilarating theme park complete with a mix of rollercoasters, kid-friendly rides and games, water park slides, live entertainment, and more. Hop aboard the world's first single-track rollercoaster, and whizz, spin, and loop around some more coasters with thrill-inducing names such as Boomerang, Fireball, and Goliath.

There's even a wave pool the shape of Texas to cool off in under that southern sun.

Getting in: Six Flags Fiesta Texas admission is available on the Go San Antonio pass.

Rio San Antonio Cruise

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Enjoy a leisurely cruise along the lovely San Antonio River for some of the best sightseeing you’ll get to experience in the city. This hour-long cruise will showcase the highlights of San Antonio’s River Walk neighborhood, which is flush with cultural attractions, shops, restaurants, and more. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the informative narration, and plan where you’re going to explore next along the River Walk.

Getting In: Rio San Antonio Cruise admission is available with the Go San Antonio pass.

San Antonio Zoo

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Animal lovers will also enjoy a trip to the San Antonio Zoo. Located in the scenic Brackenridge Park (also near the Witte Museum – see below for more detail on that), this zoo is moderate in size but big on diversity and fun. The zoo itself is divided into thematic regions and sub-attractions, from Amazonia to the Hixon Bird House. Big Cat Valley is a particularly popular attraction, featuring up-close and personal encounters with majestic lions.

Getting In: San Antonio Zoo admission is available with the Go San Antonio pass.

Hop-on Hop-off San Antonio Tour

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Still want to see more of the city beyond the River Walk neighborhood? Of course you do! Snag tickets to City Sightseeing’s Hop-on Hop-off San Antonio Tour for a comprehensive overview of this eclectic city. From Southtown to Northtown, with highlights including the Alamo, Market Square, the San Antonio Museum of Art, Tower of the Americas, San Fernando Cathedral, Spanish Governor’s Palace, the King William Historic District, and Yanaguana Garden, this tour has it all. Hop off in any neighborhood that interests you to explore further, and rejoin the group when you need a break.

Getting In: Hop-on Hop-off San Antonio Tour admission is available with the Go San Antonio pass.

Buckhorn Museum & Saloon / Texas Ranger Museum

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Fans of Texas culture and those looking to see why “everything’s bigger in Texas” will value the opportunity to visit the Buckhorn Museum & Saloon. The Buckhorn Museum was actually founded based using the personal collections of the Saloon owner, who had a fascination for natural history artifacts. Today the museum features more than 500 different species of wildlife remnants! The adjacent Texas Ranger Museum showcases the cowboy heritage of Texas with artifacts and objects that tell the story of the wild frontier days.

Getting In: Buckhorn Museum & Saloon admission and Texas Ranger Museum admission are both included with the Go San Antonio pass.

Popular San Antonio Museums

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Culture lovers, rejoice! San Antonio is chock full of delightful museums that will keep you busy for hours upon hours, wandering through their diverse and inspiring collections. The Witte Museum is actually a great example of how mutable museums can be, as it combines nature, culture, and science, all in one great institution. Then there’s the San Antonio Museum of Art, located in a 19th-century brewery (how cool is that?) and filled with engaging collections of art from over 5,000 years of history across the globe.

Getting In: Witte Museum admission and San Antonio Museum of Art admission are all available with the Go San Antonio pass.

Tower of the Americas

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Visit one of San Antonio’s most popular structures for visitors to explore – the Tower of the Americas. It’s actually comprised of two major attractions, the Flags Over Texas Observation Deck (the perfect place for that most-loved Insta) and the Skies Over Texas 4-D Theater Ride. Both are great ways to learn more about the history and the modern vibe of San Antonio.

Getting In: Tower of the Americas admission is available with the Go San Antonio pass.

The Alamo

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You can’t visit San Antonio without at least a stroll through their most famous attraction – the iconic Alamo. The site where a pivotal battle in the Texas Revolution was fought, today it commemorates that history and serves as a museum. The compound itself was originally a Spanish mission, so the architecture alone is worth the visit. Plus, they’ve also got an amazing collection of Alamo artifacts to peruse. Book a tour, check out their special events schedule and be sure to pop into the gift shop.

Getting In: Admission to the Alamo is free.

Enjoy Local Outdoor Spaces

If you really loved the Natural Bridge Caverns, then see what it’s like to explore some local Texas flora and fauna. Head to the San Antonio Botanical Gardens, a 38-acre expanse that’s been named one of the best botanical gardens in the south. It’s the perfect place for nature photos! Another great option is the Yanaguana Gardens (which you may remember from your bus tour), located in Hemisfair Park. You’ll likely see some kids around, but the garden and the larger Park is fun for adults, too. This is right near the Tower of the Americas, so it’s easy to fit into a broader itinerary.

Getting In: Admission to the San Antonio Botanical Garden is separately ticketed and is not available with the Go San Antonio pass. Admission to Hemisfair Park is free.

Save on Admission to Popular Adult Attractions

That should do it! Our list of some of the most fun things to do in San Antonio for adults during your vacation. These ideas are great for couples or if you are traveling with a group of friends. Regular admission to a number of these attractions is available on the Go San Antonio pass.

Choose as you go from top San Antonio activities and save on combined admission vs paying at the gate. See all available passes and San Antonio-based attractions – Learn more. Consider adding a few of these fun options to your kid-free vacation itinerary. Enjoy!

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