San Antonio

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Flying To San Antonio With American Airlines

Soak up the southern, Mexican-infused charm of the world's Tex-Mex capital with an American Airlines flight to San Antonio. Fly to San Antonio with American Airlines and you'll soon be gallery hopping along the Riverwalk, eating Mexican tortillas at Mi Tierra, and seeing all the fantastic sites the city has to offer.

Stroll the eight-mile Riverwalk

Lining both banks of the tree-fringed San Antonio River with its buskers, buzzing sidewalk cafes, art galleries and alfresco restaurants, the Riverwalk is the heart and soul of San Antonio. See Latin American folk art in the castle-like San Antonio Museum of Art, and shop for local cheese, bread, peppers and juicy peaches at Pearl Farmers Market on Saturdays.

Bone up on Texan history at the Alamo

Built as a Catholic mission and fortress compound in 1724, today it's something of a Texan shrine, marking the site of the famous 1836 battle when Texans fought General Santa Anna's troops. You can relive the moment at the IMAX theatre. David Crockett's gun is among the museum's must-sees.

Bring your appetite to Mi Tierra Restaurant and Bakery on the Market Square

A city institution since 1941, Mi Tierra is open 24 hours a day. Try pan dulces (sweet Mexican buns) in the bakery or chilaquiles famosos—eggs scrambled with tortilla strips, topped with spicy ranchero sauce and cheese. At night, sip a margarita as strolling mariachi bands play in the oak bar.

Go underground at the Natural Bridge Caverns

A labyrinthine cave network, the Discovery Tour takes you on a half-mile walk 180 feet below ground level, through chambers and caverns that glitter with stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones and soda straw rock formations. For a rush, nothing beats ziplining from the 50-foot Watchtower, with fleeting views of Texas Hill Country.

Book your flight to San Antonio with American Airlines today to see some of San Antonio's best attractions.

More Things To Do In San Antonio

Come with American Airlines as we go off the beaten path to discover more things to do in San Antonio. Shop for giant sombreros on Market Square, live the life of a Texas cowboy at Buckhorn Saloon and Museum, and tune into Latin culture at Museo Alameda. American will be with you every step of the way.

Go to Mexico on Market Square, also known as El Mercado

You really feel as though you're in the Tex-Mex capital wandering this square, framed by adobe buildings and strung with colorful papel picado (perforated paper flags). Bargain for rainbow-bright ponchos, sombreros and pottery, then compare purchases over tacos and aguas frescas, a cooling fresh fruit drink.

Have a wild family day at San Antonio Zoo

A vast green space home to condors, cranes, prickly porcupines and giant anteaters, keep an eye out for giraffe and antelopes around the water hole in the African Plains, and watch agile spider monkeys swing past orchids and vines in tropical Amazonia. Little children enjoy feeding guinea pigs and releasing ladybugs at Tiny Tot Nature Spot.

Find handmade crafts in La Villita

The original settlement of San Antonio sprang up in the 19th century. Set on the east bank of the Riverwalk, this is a charming quarter of leafy walkways and low-rise adobe buildings. Poke around the galleries and specialty stores for unique gifts such as hand woven baskets, Oaxacan woodcarvings, Mexican papier-mâché figures, Texan hats and hot sauce.

Immerse yourself in modern art at Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum

Perched on a hill above Brackenridge Park in an old Spanish Mission mansion, allow two leisurely hours to explore the works of most American and European masters of the past two centuries, including van Gogh, Manet, Modigliani, Hopper and more—if the weather's cool, don't miss the 23-acre sculpture garden.

Slip into Texas cowboy boots at Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

A kitschy wonderland of hunting trophies, when the saloon opened in 1881, trappers and traders exchanged their horns, fins and feathers for beer and whiskey here. Today, you'll find antlers, rattlesnake art, a two-headed calf, wax figures and ranger paraphernalia. Sip a Shiner Bock beer or prickly pear margarita in the polished wooden saloon.

Book a flight to San Antonio with American Airlines today to discover more things to do in San Antonio.

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