With the level of history and culture in San Antonio, there are plenty of options when experiencing what the city has to offer. Here are a few ways you can enjoy the arts and culture of San Antonio.
200 West Jones Avenue
The San Antonio Museum of Art contains the largest and most comprehensive collection of ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, and Asian art in the southern United States. The museum also has a significant collection of Latin American art. Also, check out their growing contemporary art collection with notable Texan and regional art, special exhibitions, films, concerts, gallery talks, and more!
101 S. Santa Rosa Avenue
Tuesday to Sunday: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Head over to Centro de Artes to experience local and regional art as well as history and culture, revealing the story of the Latino experience in the United States with a focus on San Antonio and South Texas. This gallery is free and open to the public.
122 Madison Street
Historic King William District spans 25 blocks of downtown San Antonio. In the late 1800s, the King William District was considered the most elegant residential area in the city and zoned as the state’s first historic district. You can now view these 19th century residences on the south bank of the San Antonio River where some have been preserved and reincarnated into cafes, art galleries, museums, and shops.
Daily: 10 am to 9 pm
Want an open tour of San Antonio? Look for the GO RIO River Shuttle signs and boats (labeled with GO RIO) along the River Walk from downtown to Museum Reach. Shuttles run approximately every 60 minutes with tickets available for purchase on the boat, online, or at any GO RIO ticket booth.
514 W. Commerce Street
Open Daily: 10 am to 6 pm
Explore the Historic Market Square where you’ll find authentic handcrafted art and the gourmet Mexican cuisine of old Mexico at over 100 locally owned shops and stalls, all at a festive indoor mall. There’s also the Farmers Market Food Court where you can enjoy a show on the stage. The Market Square is famously described as the largest Mexican market outside Mexico.
Discover more of San Antonio with sightseeing bus tours! Get a double decker view starting from Alamo Plaza, then head north toward the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Pearl Brewery Entertainment Complex, and more. There are 18 stops in which you’re free to get off at and explore. If you do, just go back to where you were dropped off and wait for the next bus to arrive. There’s a bus every 20 minutes at each stop during the operating hours from 8:40 am to 5:30 pm.