Both the Legoland Discovery Center and the Sealife Aquarium are great add-ons for your weekend in San Antonio. These attractions are great if you're touring San Antonio with kids. It's indoor, fun and one of San Antonio's attractions that will be memorable for the little ones. Located right next to the river, the Hot Well Hotel Ruins houses well-preserved ruins of a historic hotel and health spa.
The hotel was once visited by the rich and famous because of the sulphurous water that was thought to have healing properties. This itinerary may not be the most logical from a geographical perspective, since you have to go from the northwest of the center to the center and then return to the north, but this is necessary to avoid the fact that, although it's smart to start early to avoid the heat, many shops and attractions are open relatively late, at 10 in the morning. That's one of the few frustrating things about San Antonio, ideal for visitors. In the afternoon, head north from the Pearl through Brackenridge Park to the Witte Museum, at the north end of the park, to learn more about the area's natural history, including the dinosaurs that roamed here millennia ago.
Not far from the Witte, you can spend the colder hours of the afternoon looking with your eyes at non-extinct animals at the San Antonio Zoo. End the day with dinner at one of the favorite local restaurants in the Alamo Heights, Monte Vista or Olmos Park areas; see our section for suggestions. San Antonio's waterfront is the city's most distinctive waterfront; it allows pedestrians, cyclists and tourists to travel below street level and at a safe distance from cars. Recognized as one of the most ornate facilities in the United States, the Majestic Theater is the oldest and largest atmospheric theater in San Antonio.
After you've had the opportunity to explore the San Antonio waterfront, check into the Shops at River Center. Or head to the Blue Star Arts Complex or take a walk along the south side of the San Antonio waterfront. With all the free public services, WaterWalk San Antonio at The Rim includes a washer and dryer in each suite, plus free detergent and fabric softener. The best option for getting around for a weekend in San Antonio is walking, but renting a car will be your best bet if you are going outside of the city center.
And thanks to their efforts, the stunning River Walk and bustling downtown San Antonio can still be enjoyed today. The Briscoe Museum of Western Art formerly served as San Antonio's original public library in the 1930s. With more than a hundred locally owned businesses, stopping at the San Antonio Market Square is a worthwhile activity for tourists and locals alike. There are also colorful barges that take people along the river and where you'll learn a lot of facts about San Antonio.
The San Antonio Museum of Art and the Blue Star Contemporary are two great options if you want to experience local culture through art. The San Antonio Botanical Garden is dedicated to inspiring its visitors to connect with the natural world through its refreshing exhibits and its commitment to preserving endangered plant life. Sharing stories of cowboys, Native Americans and cowboys, this San Antonio museum has three levels of space to explore sculptures, Western paintings, and other impressive artifacts. Nearby you'll also find the Japanese Tea Garden, the San Antonio Zoo, the McNay Art Museum and the Witte Museum.