San Antonio Attractions

Local Area Attractions and Things to Do

Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites is conveniently located in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Conveniently located on the south end of 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 barge for a scenic tour through downtown San Antonio, shop for local goods at the largest Mexican market in the U.S. at the Market Square, or head to the Main Plaza for a free weekend concert. Experience the past as never before by visiting the UNESCO World Heritage San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. The San Antonio Saga, a video art masterpiece, is footsteps from our boutique hotel. Learn about the hours here. 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.

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The Alamo

distance: 0.7 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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. Learn more

The Riverwalk

distance: 0.1 miles from hotel
The Riverwalk

Winding gently through the city center, The Riverwalk’s network of lush pathways and bridges connects millions of visitors to San Antonio’s cultural hot spots and historic sites. Located one story beneath the streets of downtown, the Riverwalk is an important part of the city's urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right. Learn more

Market Square

distance: 0.5 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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. Learn more

Tower of the Americas

distance: 0.8 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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. Learn more.

La Villita Historical Arts Village

distance: 0.4 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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. Learn more

Main Plaza

distance: 0.1 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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. Learn more 

Alamodome

distance: 1.1 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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. Learn more

AT&T Center

distance: 3.9 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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 Learn more.

San Fernando Cathedral

distance: 0.1 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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 Nuestra Señora 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. Learn more

San Antonio Missions

distance: 4.6 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

Take a step back time and visit the Spanish colonial missions established in this area in the early 1700s. Park rangers will take you on tours of the San Juan Mission compound that includes homes, ranches, farms, workshops, and churches. Learn more

The Five Spanish Colonial Missions

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Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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

San Antonio Zoo

distance: 5.1 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

This is the third largest zoo in the U.S., featuring more than 3,500 animals and 600 species on 56 acres. Learn more

SeaWorld

distance: 15 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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. Learn more 

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

distance: 16 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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. Learn more 

Northstar Mall

distance: N/A from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

This internationally acclaimed shopping center boasts more than 200 specialty stores and restaurants. Learn more

The Alamo Quarry Market

distance: 8.3 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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. Learn more

Rivercenter Mall

distance: 0.5 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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. Learn more.

The Shops at La Cantera

distance: 16 miles from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

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. Learn more

Prime Outlets San Marcos

distance: N/A from hotel
Attractions at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

More than 130 brand-name retailers make us this shopping haven.

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Botantical Gardens

distance: 3.7 miles from hotel
Riverwalk

The San Antonio Botanical Garden is non-profit botanical garden in San Antonio, Texas. It is the city's official botanical garden.

Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites

Contact and location at Riverwalk Plaza Hotel & Suites, San Antonio, Texas

Address: 100 Villita Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205