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20 Places to Take an Out-of-Towner in San Antonio that Have Nothing to Do With the Alamo 

Tourists will flock to San Antonio over the upcoming summer months to check out the sights, eats and festivities the city has to offer. Check out this list of 20 places to take a tourist that have nothing to do with the Alamo.
McNay Art Museum
6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368
Both a tourist and an SA native alike will love to check out this museum’s summer exhibits.
Photo via Instagram, nomluna
Fiesta on Main
2025 N. Main Ave., (210) 738-1188
For out-of-towners that missed Fiesta, they can have a taste of the excitement at Fiesta on Main. Browse through the brightly colored clothing, decorations and more.
Photo via Instagram, natbl00d
Natural Bridge Caverns
26495 Natural Bridge Cavern Road, (210) 651-6101
A tourist will remember these SA caverns for a long time to come.
Photo via Instagram, nessa.xo.xo
Bakery Lorraine
306 Pearl Pkwy. #110, (210) 862-5582
Bakery Lorraine – the talk of the town when it comes to sweets – is a must-visit location whether you’re a tourist or a local.
Photo via Instagram, daniellecouch97
Beethoven Maennerchor
422 Pereida St., (210) 222-1521
This German beer garden and restaurant is a fun way to spend an evening downtown. On some nights, Beethoven will have folk singing and dancing, which makes for a festive, fun time.
Photo via Instagram, mgphototx
Brackenridge Park
3910 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 207-7275
Take an out-of-towner to this beautiful park for a full day of biking, swimming and relaxing.
Photo via Instagram, christinimartini
El Mercado
514 W. Commerce St., (210) 207-8600
Your guest will love browsing through the family-owned stores in El Mercado. Don’t forget to stop by La Margarita Mexican Restaurant and Oyster Bar or Mi Tierra Cafe y Panaderia for some tasty food.
Photo via Instagram, abby_upindgymworkinonmyfitness
Hays Street Bridge
803 N. Cherry St, (210) 207-0970
Take a tourist to the Hays Street Bridge at sunrise or sunset for an amazing view of the San Antonio skyline.
Photo via Instagram, ccheyenne.amber
La Villita Historic Arts Village
418 Villita St., (210) 207-8614
A tourist will love checking out San Antonio’s downtown art market and festivities. After browsing, take a short walk to the heart of the Riverwalk for a great meal and other tourist activities.
Photo via Instagram, mr.lesliechow
Cathedral of San Fernando
115 W. Main Plaza, (210) 227-1297
This historic landmark has beautiful architecture, and its location in the middle of the city makes it a perfect stop in between checking out more modern downtown spots.
Photo via Instagram, kid_dias
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Paper Tiger
2410 N. St. Mary’s St., (800) 513-7540
The Paper Tiger, a local favorite, is an affordable and fun venue to take a music-loving tourist.
Photo via Instagram, karlweibel
The Emily Morgan Hotel
705 E. Houston St., (210) 225-5100
The Emily Morgan Hotel is said to be the third most-haunted place in the world. It’s the perfect tourist spot for visitors that get a kick out of haunted places.
Photo via Instagram, cheyennenhaney
The Rose Bush
2301 San Pedro Ave., (210) 621-8908
The Rose Bush is great for a travelling family. With plenty of food trucks to choose from, everyone is bound to find something they love. The location has outdoor and indoor seating, a children’s play area, and it’s BYOB friendly.
Photo via Instagram, felinesxflowers
Mission Concepcion
807 Mission Road, (210) 932-1001
Mission Concepcion is a beautiful historic monument that will have fewer crowds than the Alamo.
Photo via Instagram, viajandus
San Pedro Springs Park
1315 San Pedro Ave., (210) 207-8480
The San Pedro Springs Park is a perfect place to cool off for tourists who are unaccustomed to the Texas heat.
Photo via Instagram, ilovetexasphoto
Sanchos Cantina y Cocina
628 Jackson St., (210) 320-1840
Live music, tasty margaritas, delicious nachos and a perfect view of downtown San Antonio. What more could a tourist want?
Photo via Instagram, dirtyriverdixieband
San Antonio Museum of Art
200 W. Jones Ave., (210) 978-8100
Enjoy a San Antonio classic at the city’s beautiful museum. It’s perfect for a family of out-of-towners or a solo traveller.
Photo via Instagram, abigailhofbauer
San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Place, (210) 536-1400
San Antonio’s Botanical Garden is nestled within Brackenridge Park and is a must for visitors who love the outdoors.
Photo via Instagram, kaze_dith
Tower of the Americas
739 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., (210) 223-2101
Eat dinner at the top of the Tower of the Americas for a sprawling view of the city. You’ll love seeing an out-of-towner’s reaction to the scenery.
Photo via Instagram, ben.210
Woodlawn Lake Park
1103 Cincinnati Ave., (210) 207-7275
Pack a picnic lunch and head to Woodlawn Lake Park. With a tiny lighthouse, trails and the river, it’s a perfect place to relax and get away from the city bustle.
Photo via Instagram, jrotcod
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McNay Art Museum
6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., (210) 824-5368
Both a tourist and an SA native alike will love to check out this museum’s summer exhibits.
Photo via Instagram, nomluna
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