Memorable Sites To Visit in San Antonio, Texas

Hey there, fellow adventurers! Any of my fellow introvert friends out there? Who says introverts don’t go out? We do, we just want to go solo or just sometimes someone invites us! In this case, my cousin invited me to go join a conference meeting and our college reunion is going to be held near by also. So I excitedly prepared, who knows who I might bump into again ever since after college graduation? I got to spend time with my niece and nephew too! Here’s how it went and the places we visited in our spare time! From sweet treats to towering views, we’ve got it all covered.

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Alamodome: More Than Just a Stadium

Panorama of Alamodome with chairs in the middle Texas USA

Our adventure began at the Alamodome, a colossal indoor stadium with 64,000 seats. Located on the edge of downtown San Antonio, it’s not just about sports. The Alamodome hosts all sorts of events, including concerts and trade shows. I was amazed by how massive it was, both inside and out!

Here we attended a conference for a few days in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. Look at all the tiny people in the huge stadium!

Anne’s Old Fashioned Hand-Dipped Ice Cream

Went out for a bit from the crowd, I stumbled upon Anne’s Old Fashioned Hand Dipped Ice Cream, my sweet tooth was kicking in when I saw their booth. Hehe. The best part? You get to choose your own sprinkles! I couldn’t resist and ended up with both kinds. Yum!

Back inside as things are wrapping up, now from the inside to the outside and top view of Alamodome!

Tower of Americas: A Sky-High Adventure

Here we are above you can see the Alamodome from inside the Tower of Americas! The Tower of Americas , a soaring observation tower that stands an incredible 750 feet tall. From the top, we had a bird’s-eye view of Downtown San Antonio, Texas. There’s even a restaurant up there if you’re feeling fancy!

Before going up the Tower of Americas, you can enjoy lovely cultural art while waiting.

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Now let’s go back down where you can get this shot, at the Institute of Texan Culture!

Institute of Texan Culture: Dive into History

The University of Texas at San Antonio Institute of Texan Culture is a museum and library located in the Texas Pavilion at HemisFair Park in Downtown San Antonio, Texas. The building which houses the institute a striking example of Brutalist architecture. (Wikipedia)

Had a wonderful time learning about their culture at the exhibits!

I had a blast exploring the exhibits and immersing myself in their rich heritage, that I forgot to take pictures inside!

Rivercenter Mall: Shopping with a View

Now let’s go a bit further and go to the mall and that’s Rivercenter Mall! Rivercenter Mall is not your typical shopping destination. What makes it unique is that it’s right by the river, and you can enjoy cultural music while you shop. I loved how you can listen to their cultural music, oh how I wish I could’ve recorded some for you guys to listen. ( But hey, it’s another reason for me to go back huh? 😉😉)
The Rivercenter Mall is so awesome, it has a river by it! Plus, it’s the perfect starting point for the Rio San Antonio Cruise!

Rio San Antonio Cruise: A Cultural Journey

Hop aboard the Rio San Antonio Cruise, for a 35-minute adventure that will connect you with the city’s culture, history, and stunning architecture. It’s a delightful way to explore San Antonio‘s essence while floating along the river.

Rio San Antonio Cruises Texas, USA

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I hope you guy’s enjoyed the few places we got to visit on our spare time!

Road Trip Back! (Plus Bonus Stops)

Going back to Los Angeles, we stopped by the Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands National Monument in New Mexico! Check out our next stops on the road trip home!

Although I didn’t get to see all of San Antonio, Texas this time, I can’t wait to return and explore even more!

Do you have any suggestions for places I should visit next time? Feel free to share your ideas in the comments below, and I’ll add them to my travel list. Until then, keep exploring and making memories!🌟


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  1. 1

    I’d love to visit Texas particularly for the food. I’ve heard great things about the variety of cuisine this state has to offer. Thoroughly enjoyed reading the post!

  2. 5

    What an exciting city San Antonio is. Thanks for sharing your experiences there – and pointing out places to visit (other than the Alamo!).

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    Kevin Foodie

    I have visited Dallas and Houston, but have never been to San Antonio. but from your blog it seems like a fun place to visit. The San Antonio cruise looks like must try. Thanks for sharing.

  4. 9

    I was just there recently! If you do get a chance to go back I would of course recommend the Alamo, but there are also several other missions (basically ruins of churches and towns) scattered in San Antonio which are beautiful!

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