One Day in San Antonio

One Day in San Antonio, San Antonio, Texas (B)

An exciting getaway doesn’t need to be long or expensive. In fact, enjoying several short travel escapes over the course of a year might be more fun for the variety they provide. At least, that’s what we were banking on when we planned to spend one day in San Antonio. Yes, just one day!

One of the nicest things about San Antonio, Texas, is that it is very walkable. All of San Antonio’s best downtown attractions are within an easy walking distance of each other. We didn’t need to rent a car and only paid for one Uber ride each way from our airport hotel.

There’s also a lot to do and see without spending much money, so a San Antonio visit can be very economical. It’s entirely up to you how much you spend. When we explore a new city, we focus on history, culture, food, and scenic views. So here’s our itinerary for a day in San Antonio.

Learning about the history of San Antonio was important to us, so we started our day at The Alamo. This is the location where a battle between about 200 Texian soldiers and thousands of Mexican troops did not go well for Texas. The Texian soldiers refused to retreat or surrender the Alamo and were ultimately defeated and slain March 6, 1836. However, their sacrifice was not in vain. Their courage inspired Texian settlers to rise up and unite against Mexican troops, and only 6 weeks later, they defeated the Mexican troops under General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. This was when their rallying cry, “Remember the Alamo!” became famous. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: One Day in San Antonio
Guide Location: USA » San Antonio
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tamara Wilcox
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • The Alamo
  • Torch of Friendship
  • Rivercenter Mall
  • GO RIO
  • River Walk
  • Briscoe Western Art Museum
  • Marriage Island
  • Love Locks Bridge
  • Tower of the Americas
  • Guenther House
  • Villa Finale Museum and Gardens
  • La Villita
  • Arneson River Theatre
  • Guadalajara Grill
  • San Fernando Cathedral
  • Founders Memorial
  • Spanish Governor's Palace
  • San Pedro Creek Culture Park
  • Market Square
  • Centro de Artes
  • Majestic Theatre
  • St. Joseph Catholic Church
  • The County Line