January 21, 2022

The 25 most beautiful places in San Antonio

You know it, and we know it — San Antonio is a beautiful city. Whether you're interested in historic landmarks, swanky eateries or the beauty to be found in the natural world, there's plenty of ways to enjoy yourself while soaking in gorgeous surroundings. To that end, we've rounded up the 25 most breathtaking spots in the Alamo City.
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Majestic Theatre
224 E. Houston St., majesticempire.com
The Majestic Theatre building is just as eye-catching as any of the action happening on its stage. The architecture around the stage is absolutely flawless, from the colors to the intricate details. Designed by architect John Eberson in 1929, the theatre is now listed on the National Register of Historical Places and is a Texas Historic Landmark.
Photo by Michael Jones / Courtesy of the Majestic Theatre
Majestic Theatre
224 E. Houston St., majesticempire.com
The Majestic Theatre building is just as eye-catching as any of the action happening on its stage. The architecture around the stage is absolutely flawless, from the colors to the intricate details. Designed by architect John Eberson in 1929, the theatre is now listed on the National Register of Historical Places and is a Texas Historic Landmark.
Photo by Michael Jones / Courtesy of the Majestic Theatre
San Pedro Creek Culture Park715 Camaron St., (210) 302-3652, spcculturepark.com Located on the western edge of downtown, culture, art and nature come together as a tribute to the birthplace of San Antonio. The San Pedro Creek Culture Park features local artists’ works, created with the story of the diverse cultures drawn to the banks of San Pedro Creek for 12,000 years in mind. Murals, tiled benches, ceramic art and historical texts and poetry can be seen along with the creek's natural flora and fauna.            Photo via Instagram / milesmeasured
San Pedro Creek Culture Park
715 Camaron St., (210) 302-3652, spcculturepark.com
Located on the western edge of downtown, culture, art and nature come together as a tribute to the birthplace of San Antonio. The San Pedro Creek Culture Park features local artists’ works, created with the story of the diverse cultures drawn to the banks of San Pedro Creek for 12,000 years in mind. Murals, tiled benches, ceramic art and historical texts and poetry can be seen along with the creek's natural flora and fauna.
Photo via Instagram / milesmeasured
San Pedro Springs Park2200 N. Flores St., (210) 732-5992, sanantonio.gov The blue, clear waters found in San Pedro Springs Park have been used since hunters and gatherers roamed the land nearby and drank from its springs. As the second oldest public space in America, it’s likely that your ancestors have swam in the park’s pool. If your family isn't from SA, then that tradition can begin with you. There’s no fee for San Antonians looking to jump in this cold-refreshing water hole in the summer, and its beauty can be enjoyed year round.            Photo via Instagram / michelletcarson
San Pedro Springs Park
2200 N. Flores St., (210) 732-5992, sanantonio.gov
The blue, clear waters found in San Pedro Springs Park have been used since hunters and gatherers roamed the land nearby and drank from its springs. As the second oldest public space in America, it’s likely that your ancestors have swam in the park’s pool. If your family isn't from SA, then that tradition can begin with you. There’s no fee for San Antonians looking to jump in this cold-refreshing water hole in the summer, and its beauty can be enjoyed year round.
Photo via Instagram / michelletcarson
Ruby City
150 Camp St, (210) 227-8400, rubycity.org
The posthumous realization of a dream of the late art collector Linda Pace, Ruby City is beautiful both inside and out. The contemporary art center is housed in an award-winning building designed by renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE. Ruby City is a part of a larger campus that includes Chris Park and the Studio exhibition space. 
Photo by Bryan Rindfuss
Ruby City
150 Camp St, (210) 227-8400, rubycity.org
The posthumous realization of a dream of the late art collector Linda Pace, Ruby City is beautiful both inside and out. The contemporary art center is housed in an award-winning building designed by renowned architect Sir David Adjaye OBE. Ruby City is a part of a larger campus that includes Chris Park and the Studio exhibition space.
Photo by Bryan Rindfuss
Liberty Bar
1111 S Alamo St, (210) 227-1187, liberty-bar.com
Found inside a restored convent, Liberty Bar is full of windows, offering a bright space to enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or a late-night drink. No matter what meal you decide to stop by for, you’ll enjoy the food and views. Just be sure to order one of the famed Bloody Marys and take a few photos in front of the bright pink exterior.
Photo via Instagram / shelbysorrel
Liberty Bar
1111 S Alamo St, (210) 227-1187, liberty-bar.com
Found inside a restored convent, Liberty Bar is full of windows, offering a bright space to enjoy brunch, lunch, dinner or a late-night drink. No matter what meal you decide to stop by for, you’ll enjoy the food and views. Just be sure to order one of the famed Bloody Marys and take a few photos in front of the bright pink exterior.
Photo via Instagram / shelbysorrel
Denman Estate Park
7735 Mockingbird Ln, sanantonio.gov
Denman Estate Park features a traditional South Korean pavilion, styled similarly to the Gwangju Democracy Bell in South Korea. Gwangju, South Korea and San Antonio, you may be surprised to learn, are sister cities. Denman Estate Park is a beautiful place to visit, not only for the pavilion, but for the pond and garden as well. 
Photo via Instagram / rebekahsantoyo
Denman Estate Park
7735 Mockingbird Ln, sanantonio.gov
Denman Estate Park features a traditional South Korean pavilion, styled similarly to the Gwangju Democracy Bell in South Korea. Gwangju, South Korea and San Antonio, you may be surprised to learn, are sister cities. Denman Estate Park is a beautiful place to visit, not only for the pavilion, but for the pond and garden as well.
Photo via Instagram / rebekahsantoyo
King William Historic District
Southtown
Stroll through the King William district and indulge in some eye-popping real estate. While the newer additions of the neighborhood are quirky and artsy, the long-standing homes here are seriously #homegoals. It seems like no two homes look alike, though many fit into the Greek Revival, Victorian, and Italianate styles.
Photo via Instagram / justphotowalking
King William Historic District
Southtown
Stroll through the King William district and indulge in some eye-popping real estate. While the newer additions of the neighborhood are quirky and artsy, the long-standing homes here are seriously #homegoals. It seems like no two homes look alike, though many fit into the Greek Revival, Victorian, and Italianate styles.
Photo via Instagram / justphotowalking
The McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave, mcnayart.org
The McNay may be full of beautiful artwork, but the building and grounds itself are nothing short of breathtaking. The mansion was built in 1929 for Marion Koogler and her second husband Donald T. Atkinson (her first husband Sergeant Don Denton McNay died from the Spanish flu shortly after they married). Walk around the recently updated grounds and admire the gorgeous home-turned-museum. And to truly appreciate the sights, post up in the courtyard. Just look at that view.
Photo via Instagram / 3v3nk33l
The McNay Art Museum
6000 N New Braunfels Ave, mcnayart.org
The McNay may be full of beautiful artwork, but the building and grounds itself are nothing short of breathtaking. The mansion was built in 1929 for Marion Koogler and her second husband Donald T. Atkinson (her first husband Sergeant Don Denton McNay died from the Spanish flu shortly after they married). Walk around the recently updated grounds and admire the gorgeous home-turned-museum. And to truly appreciate the sights, post up in the courtyard. Just look at that view.
Photo via Instagram / 3v3nk33l
The Pearl
303 Pearl Pkwy, atpearl.com
While many flock to the Pearl for the food scene and things to do, strolling the grounds is essential to your visit to. Specifically, the river basin where the barges change direction makes for a beautiful sight. The smaller waterfalls and rushing current make for a calming soundscape, too. Consider it the cherry on top.
Photo via Instagram / thecanplant
The Pearl
303 Pearl Pkwy, atpearl.com
While many flock to the Pearl for the food scene and things to do, strolling the grounds is essential to your visit to. Specifically, the river basin where the barges change direction makes for a beautiful sight. The smaller waterfalls and rushing current make for a calming soundscape, too. Consider it the cherry on top.
Photo via Instagram / thecanplant
The San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Pl, (210) 536-1400, sabot.org
Taking up 38 acres, the Botanical Garden is home to trails, a pond and an abundance of native plants. With multiple greenhouses, an authentic Japanese garden, and a trail showcasing three distinctive ecological regions of Texas, there's plenty of natural beauty to enjoy year round.
Photo via Instagram / pastorbrett
The San Antonio Botanical Garden
555 Funston Pl, (210) 536-1400, sabot.org
Taking up 38 acres, the Botanical Garden is home to trails, a pond and an abundance of native plants. With multiple greenhouses, an authentic Japanese garden, and a trail showcasing three distinctive ecological regions of Texas, there's plenty of natural beauty to enjoy year round.
Photo via Instagram / pastorbrett