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San Antonio Attractions

Area Attractions and Things To Do

Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites is conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas. With an enviable address on the banks of the San Antonio Riverwalk, visitors will find the city’s best dining, nightlife, shopping and historic attractions just moments from our doorstep.

Hop on a historic trolley car or riverboat for a scenic tour through downtown, shop for local goods at the largest Mexican market in the U.S. in Market Square, or head to the Main Plaza for a free weekend concert – all within a half-mile of our boutique hotel. Guests will also find the most famous historic landmark in Texas, The Alamo, a 15-minute stroll away.

Take a two-minute trolley ride to attend events at the Convention Center, or visit loved ones at the nearby Lackland Air Force Base and Kelly Air Force Base. Whatever your reason for visiting San Antonio, our central location makes it easy to get where you need to go.

Whether you’re interested in museums, art, shopping, dining or simply want to stroll along the vibrant banks of the Riverwalk, there’s something for everyone in downtown San Antonio.

Greyhound Station

500 N Saint Marys St
San Antonio, TX

Amtrak Station

350 Hoefgen Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

San Antonio International Airport

9800 Airport Blvd
San Antonio, TX 78216

The Shops at La Cantera

15900 La Cantera Pkwy #6698
San Antonio, TX 78256

The Alamo Quarry Market

255 E Basse Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209

San Antonio Zoo

3903 North Saint Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78212

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

17000 IH-10 West
San Antonio, TX 78257

SeaWorld

10500 Sea World Dr
San Antonio, TX 78251

AT&T Center

1 AT&T Center Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78219

La Villita Historical Arts Village

418 Villita St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Main Plaza/San Fernando Cathedral

115 Main Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

Market Square

514 W Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78207

Alamodome

100 Montana St
San Antonio, TX 78203

Rivercenter Mall

849 E Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Tower of the Americas

739 East Cesar E. Chavez Boulevard
San Antonio, TX 78205

The Riverwalk

The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

Riverwalk Plaza Hotel and Suites

100 Villita St
San Antonio, TX 78205

DOWNTOWN

The River Walk (0.1 miles)

The River Walk is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of Downtown. Lined by bars, shops and restaurants, it is an important part of the city's urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right. http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com.

The Alamo (0.7 miles)

The Alamo was originally known as the Mission San Antonio de Valero. It is a former Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound and the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. It is now a museum in the Alamo Plaza District of Downtown. http://www.thealamo.org/.

Tower of the Americas (0.8 miles)

The Tower of the Americas is a 750-foot observation tower/restaurant on the southeastern fringe of Downtown. The tower was designed by San Antonio architect O'Neil Ford and was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair, HemisFair '68. http://www.toweroftheamericas.com/.

Rivercenter Mall (0.5 miles

Rivercenter Mall is located on the River Walk and houses many shops and restaurants. Visit stores including, Macy's, Sun Glass Hut, Victoria’s Secret, Bath and Body Works, Gap, Tony Romas, IMAX Theater, Rivercenter Comedy Club, and so much more.  http://www.shoprivercenter.com.

Alamodome (1.1 miles)

The Alamodome is a domed 65,000 seat, multi-purpose facility used as a football, basketball stadium and convention center. The Spurs played in the Alamodome for a decade and is now used for a variety of events such as UTSA football and NCAA tournaments. http://www.alamodome.com.

Market Square (0.5 miles

A three-block outdoor plaza lined with restaurants, shops and produce stands near San Antonio’s city center, Market Square is the largest Mexican market in the U.S. It is one of America’s top-ten outdoor markets according to Frommer’s. http://www.sanantonio.gov/marketsquare.

Main Plaza (0.1 miles)

Main Plaza was the site of the first authorized Texas city when it was established as the market square for San Antonio March 9, 1731. Government structures still share Main Plaza with the Cathedral and the 1882 County Courthouse. Enjoy free live concerts every weekend. http://www.mainplaza.org.

San Fernando Cathedral (0.1 miles)

The Cathedral of San Fernando is a cathedral of the Roman Catholic Church located in Downtown San Antonio. It is the mother church of the Archdiocese of San Antonio and the seat of its archbishop. The cathedral is also known as the Church of NuestraSeñora de la Candelaria y Guadalupe and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is notable as the oldest cathedral in the United States. http://www.catholicearth.com/beta/profile/691san-fernando-cathedral.

La Villita Historical Arts Village (0.3 miles)

La Villita Historic Arts Village is an art community in Downtown. There are many fine arts galleries, stores selling souvenirs, gifts, custom jewelry, pottery, and imported Mexican folk art, as well as several restaurants in the district. http://lavillita.com/.


NEARBY ATTRACTIONS

AT&T Center (3.9 miles)

The AT&T Center is an indoor arena on the east side of San Antonio. It seats 18,581 for basketball (NBA: San Antonio Spurs, WNBA: San Antonio Silver Stars), 16,000 for ice hockey (AHL: San Antonio Rampage), and 19,000 for concerts or religious gatherings, and contains 2,018 club seats, and 50 luxury suites. http://www.attcenter.com/.

SeaWorld (15 miles)

SeaWorld San Antonio is a 250-acre marine mammal park, oceanarium, and animal theme park, located in the Westover Hills District of San Antonio. It is the largest of the three parks in the SeaWorld chain owned by SeaWorld Entertainment, and the world's largest marine-life theme park. http://seaworld.com.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas (16.8 miles)

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a theme park located on approximately 200 acres of land in San Antonio. It is owned by Six Flags. Six Flags Fiesta Texas is the major entertainment component of USAA's La Cantera, a 1,600 acre master-planned development in northwest San Antonio. https://www.sixflags.com.

San Antonio Zoo (5.1 miles)

This is the third largest zoo in the U.S., featuring more than 3,500 animals and 600 species on 56 acres.
http://www.sazoo-aq.org.

The Five Spanish Colonial Missions

Built along the San Antonio River, all five missions are open to the public, including the Alamo.

The Alamo Quarry Market (8.3 miles)

This open-air mall still carries the architectural flavor of the former Alamo Cement Company – the site upon which the complex was built. You'll find a movie megaplex, a Whole Foods, restaurants, boutiques and entertainment venues. http://www.quarrymarket.com/.

The Shops at La Cantera (16.1 miles)

The Shops at La Cantera is a 150-acre, upscale, open-air regional shopping mall with over 130 stores and services. La Cantera is also home to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, The Westin La Cantera Resort and Spa and two world-class golf courses, The Palmer Course at La Cantera and The Westin Resort Course, which was home to the PGA Valero Texas Open. http://www.theshopsatlacantera.com.

Prime Outlet San Marcos

More than 130 brand-name retailers make us this shopping haven. http://www.premiumoutlets.com.

Crossroads of San Antonio

More than 50 specialty shops and a six-screen dinner theater make up the Crossroads of San Antonio.

North Star Mall

This internationally acclaimed shopping center boasts more than 200 specialty stores and restaurants. http://www.northstarmall.com.


TRANSPORTATION

San Antonio International Airport (8.7 miles)

San Antonio International Airport (IATA: SAT, ICAO: KSAT, FAA LID: SAT) is a commercial airport in San Antonio. The airport has three runways and covers 2,600 acres. Its elevation is 809 feet above sea level. SAT is a Class C airport.

Amtrak Station

The Amtrak Station is located in downtown San Antonio nestled between the Alamodome and the historic Sunset Station. The San Antonio Station serves two Amtrak lines: the tri-weekly Sunset Limited and the daily Texas Eagle. The Sunset Limited line runs between Los Angeles and New Orleans, and the daily Texas Eagle line carries passengers between Los Angeles and Chicago.

Greyhound Station

Greyhound is the largest intercity bus system, servicing more than 3,700 destinations and nearly 180 million passengers each year across the United States, Canada and Mexico. The local Greyhound station is open 24/7 and located on Saint Marys Street about one mile northwest of the Amtrak station.