Remember the Alamo? If not, then you must make a stop in San Antonio. This historical town is built on an incredible story and culture. Providing you with unique experiences throughout the night, family-friendly fun or thrilling walks you won’t want to bring the kids on, there is something for every traveler. Talk a walk down the riverwalk and pop into an incredible restaurant. Visit a dancehall to meet some real cowboys or stop by a theme park to tire out the little ones before the adults continue the fun. Let’s dive and explore the Top 10 Things To Do in San Antonio, Texas at night.
1. Barriba Cantina on the Riverwalk
Need a night of dancing and live music? The Barriba Cantina is the spot on the riverwalk. Housed at the heart of the Riverwalk, with balconies and parties overlooking the scenery, you will find beautiful scenes. Need some live music? You can find some here 7 days a week. No cover charge on the weekend and happy offer specials during the week. You will love staying out late here. Spend the night munching on Mexican street food and dancing till your feet can no longer stand it.
2. Cowboys Dancehall
The Cowboys Dancehall is the hot spot for all things cowboy related! The venue features a 70,000 square foot entertainment complex that treats its guests to all sorts of entertainment. Interested in some square dancing? Take some lessons and discover a hidden talent of yours. Try out some bull-riding or games to really liven things up! Got a large group? Not an issue. This venue can accommodate up to 4,000 people!
3. Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours
With a history like San Antonio’s you know it will have a rich historical past. The past is filled with thrilling stories that will have you checking around every corner and doing double takes down dark alleys. This 90-minute haunted tour will present you with some exciting history, found nowhere else!
4. The Guenther House
In need of a good restaurant spot while visiting San Antonio? The Guenther House on the bend of the San Antonio River is one of the older homes in the historic district. In 1860, Carl Hilmar Guenther, the founder of Pioneer Flour Mills, built his home. It has been beautifully restored and now is a museum offering charming memorabilia, a River Mill store, and the most charming restaurant. Ultimately making it a local favorite.
5. Kiddie Park
If you have little ones you know nightlife sometimes means staying up till 7:00 PM. If that describes your night then Kiddie Park is the perfect spot for you. This beloved theme park provides some old-fashioned fun for the little ones. Originally built in 1925, then refurbished in 2009, it is one of the older amusement parks in the country. The theme park has that 1920’s charm with plenty of modern touches. Enjoy an old-fashioned Ferris wheel or hand-carved Herschell Spillman carousel. There is plenty to discover at this 90+-year-old attraction.
6. Market Square – El Mercado
Looking for an area in San Antonio that really embraces the culture. El Mercado is a three-block outdoor place completed with quaint shops, delicious restaurants, and tons of product stands. It is frequently ranked as one of the best outdoor markets. Selling everything from hand-embroidered dresses and clothes to leather wallets and belts. Walking down the streets you will find artists, dancers, musicians, and cultural events. Grab some authentic Hispanic food while listing to some mariachi music or watching some Mexican dancers. Grab some real culture in San Antonio!
7. IFLY Indoor Skydiving
Some thrilling experiences you should do before dinner and happy hour. Stop by the IFLY Indoor Skydiving arena to experience what it would be like to jump from a plane. This fin activity can be a great way to bump up everyone’s adrenaline before a night on the town!
8. Battle for Texas: The Experience
Think you know the story of the Alamo? This is not your normal history lesson. This is an experience like no other that will immerse you in the fascinating history of the Alamo. Connecting you with the story, artifacts, multimedia re-enactments left from the past. Discover what daily life was like for those early Texas settlers, what tensions they experienced as pressure over the Texas Revolution grew, and lastly, the climactic battle over the Alamo.
Witness famous artifacts, including Santa Anna’s Uniform, Bowie Knives, and even some items owned by Davy Crockett. The series of events is presented from both the Texan and Mexican perspectives so those who discover this fascinating history can really begin to understand the whole picture.
9. Amazing Mirror Maze & The Vault Laser Challenge
We all know mazes are challenging, but how about a mirror maze?! The mirror maze challenge is one that will keep you guessing and giggling the entire journey. Perfect for any age, the endless hallways and thousands of mirrors will provide your family with tons of entertainment. Looking for an even greater challenge? Check out the Vault Laser challenge. With its Mission Impossible theme, you will be challenged to find your way through the maze without setting off any of the lasers! Will you make it to the top 10?
10. Tejas Rodeo Company
Looking for something a bit different when traveling to San Antonio? The Tejas Rodeo Company treats its guests to a 90-minute show featuring some action-packed adventure. Check out barrel racing, roping, and bull riding. If you are from the city, suburbs, or anywhere, rodeos are a mystery, you will love this thrilling event. The rodeo can be a fun way to educate little ones while learning a bit more about nature in a unique environment.
How long is your to-do list? Considering extending your trip now? There is so much to do in San Antonio, it will be tough to narrow down your options! Learn about the Alamo, some US history, or simply some southern culture. Unique experiences you will not be able to find anywhere in the US. The only question is, where will you begin?
Updated: October 28, 2018