Attractions, Dining & Discounts

Attractions, Dining & Discounts

There are so many attractions in San Antonio, but here are some of our favorites:

Remember the Alamo! This 300-year old site was home to the pinnacle battle during the Texas Revolution in March 1863. At the Mission San Antonio de Valero, 189 defenders held off Mexican General Santa Anna’s 4,000 soldiers for 13 days.

We've taken a few selfies in front of the city's first mission during our event planning phases and spent quite a few hours in the Long Barracks Museum and Library. Travel to the heart of the city, you won’t be disappointed!

One of our favorite places to stretch our legs is the River Walk, which winds along San Antonio River. Downtown you can grab a quick bite, stroll into a variety of shops and galleries and then head north where less commercial activity is going on.

Some other notable venues along the river: San Antonio Museum of Art, Pearl Brewery and the San Antonio lock and dam system.

You might also be interested in San Antonio’s Market Square, the largest Mexican market north of the Rio Grande! El Mercado, as its locally called, hosts 32 shop where many are family-owned. Dance beneath the Guadalajara lamps and sway to the sounds of mariachi music during one of their many vibrant, cultural festivals.

Want to experience all that San Antonio has to offer? Make sure to participate in our “Show Us Your Badge” program.

How it Works

Through our Show Us Your Badge program, convention attendees can receive discounts and special offers at over 50 restaurants and nightlife establishments in downtown San Antonio simply by showing their conference badge. This program is our way of extending a warm San Antonio welcome!

Current offers and participants

Other attractions that have received the SPE stamp of approval include; the San Antonio Museum of Art, old Pearl Brewery, the San Antonio lock and dam system, the Spanish Missions and La Vilita.


We’ve worked with Visit San Antonio to enhance your experience while in Texas. Here are three ways to save!

San Antonio Explorer Pass

Provides admission to 3 or 5 San Antonio attractions, including 1 premium attraction, for one low price. Choose as you go from 12 options and save up to 40% versus buying tickets individually at the gate.

Build Your Own Pass

Already know which attractions you plan to visit? Buy any 2 or more and save 20% guaranteed vs. paying at the gate! This pass provides great value plus total flexibility to combine any attractions you choose.

San Antonio Tourism Council Coupon Book

Get coupons to some of San Antonio's hottest attractions!


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