Hidden Treasures
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If you’re looking for must-see hidden spots in the area, you’ve come to the right place. We have everything you’re looking for to enjoy the town – whether for a few, fun vacation days or as a new resident. The area is full of quaint little plazas and gardens, and gorgeous cathedrals for a fun-filled afternoon with friends and family.

Among hidden treasures, you will also find important memorials and historic buildings that you won’t want to miss during your outing. Below you’ll find a detailed description of each location, along with their address, phone number, and website, to check out more information. We also have a useful map to easily plan your visit to every spot you want to hit.
Aldaco's Tortilla 101
Aldaco's Tortilla 101

(210) 494-0561

20079 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78258   Directions

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If you give someone an enchilada, you feed that person one meal. But, if you teach them how to cook authentic Mexican Cuisine and to pour the perfect margarita, you've given them the recipe for endless meals and fun.

That is what Aldaco's Tortilla 101 will do for you. Hosted by Blanca Aldaco, this unique experience will teach you to make the perfect enchilada and pour the perfect margarita. 

Bring fifteen of your friends over for a dinner that includes Enchilada Verde, Guacamole Salsa, two margaritas and our outstanding Tres Leches cake. Spend time having fun while learning from Blanca Aldaco herself.

Bad Wolf Ghost Tours
Bad Wolf Ghost Tours

(805) 757-0512

San Antonio, TX

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Hear the tales of San Antonio that you won't find in a history book or a museum! Bad Wolf Ghost Tours, led by expert story-tellers and historians.

Discover the mystery as we expose the secret societies of San Antonio. Enjoy a pint with a new friend on our Haunted Pub Crawl. Don't just listen to ghost stories, see them for yourself with Bad Wolf Ghost Tours.

Bowl & Barrel - San Antonio
Bowl & Barrel - San Antonio

(210) 920-1102

17619 La Cantera Pkwy Ste 102
San Antonio, TX 78257   Directions

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Ready? Set. Roll! Create memorable fun bowling times at Bowl & Barrel of San Antonio, a great place to go with friends, family and colleagues to bowl and strike it rich with fun times rolling your way. Whether it is a large or small event, their event coordinator can help you plan a celebration that you'll talk about for years to come.

This premier bowling experience specializes in Adult Parties, Couples Showers, Kid's Birthday Parties, Fundraisers and Corporate Events. You will be amazed at the menu selections, lavish spreads and drink specials to make for an extravaganza you can't spare to miss. Check out their event specials, custom-fitting bowling balls, and bumpers and ramps to ensure fun for everyone, all just waiting for your walk down memory bowling lanes.

 

Cave Without A Name
Cave Without A Name

(830) 537-4212

325 Kreutzberg Rd
Boerne, TX 78006   Directions

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Journey to the heart of the Texas Hill Country, and find a cave so majestic that it has no name.

Cave Without a Name is a fun and exciting destination to escape the Texas heat. Filled with awe-inspiring natural formations, you'll keep coming back to Cave Without a Name.

With sweet acoustics and a natural backdrop, our Throne Room offers a music venue you will not find anywhere else. Check our calendar for shows, as well as tour times and prices.

ComedySportz San Antonio
ComedySportz San Antonio

(210) 338-0279

11950 Starcrest Dr Ste 210
San Antonio, TX 78247   Directions

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ComedySportz is a marvelously ultimate fusion of comedy and sports that is hilariously stand up and improvisational comedy played as a sport.

Two teams of professional improvisers compete for laughs and points during the funny and whimsical comedy competition that is complete with a referee, uniforms, fouls, flags, coaches, and team captains. This place is perfect for business groups, special parties and family gatherings of all ages.

Completely interactive, this experience is suitable for everyone, with a family-friendly and an adult-only segment. Come, compete and laugh the night away. 
 

Hotel Havana
Hotel Havana

(210) 222-2008

1015 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions

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The authentic and amazing layers of San Antonio's past which has assuredly created the mystique and lure of the city today is yours to discover at Hotel Havana. This is your portal into the convergence of Native American, Mexican and Spanish cultures with the rich history of Texas and the American West to create a hotel experience like no other.

Opened in 1914 by local grocer Edward Franz Melcher, Hotel Havana has recreated the tropical allure of its Caribbean namesake in the Mediterranean Revival style with many of the surrounding and original cypress, palm and magnolia trees still thriving. 

King William Historic District
King William Historic District

(210) 227-8786

122 Madison St
San Antonio, TX 78204   Directions

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Once home to the wealthiest merchants in San Antonio, the King William District is where you will find gorgeous Victorian Era homes. Sitting right next to the River Walk, take a stroll or a leisure drive through the neighborhood. Most of the homes are still residences while a few have been converted into shops and cafes, offering a stylish experience you won't want to miss. Before you leave, be sure to stop by the Guenther House and the Pioneer Flour Mill.

 

Menger Hotel
Menger Hotel

(210) 223-4361

204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions

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More than 150 years of history resides at the Menger Hotel. Just down the street from the famed Alamo, the Menger Hotel offers classic decor and modern amenities.

Walk the halls that President Theodore Roosevelt walked himself. Legend has it his ghost remains at the hotel!

Old Time Wooden Nickel Company
Old Time Wooden Nickel Company

(210) 822-0552

345 Old Austin Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209   Directions

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Looking for something to top off your memorable visit to San Antonio? Thinking about a clever souvenir, business card or family give-away?

Make plans to visit the largest wooden nickel factory and the Texas-size, world's largest wooden nickel on display. The Old Time Wooden Nickel Company has been producing these charming bits of fun for 70 years. Let your imagination and hidden genius run wild in time for any holiday, birthday or special occasion to create your own personalized token of life.

Paintball Knights
Paintball Knights

(210) 649-3147

13289 La Vernia Rd
St Hedwig, TX 78152   Directions

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Have a blast when the sun goes down at Paintball Knights, San Antonio's only nighttime paintball park. The fields and obstacles are rotated weekly, so you'll never play the same game twice. Paintball is a fun activity to enjoy with family and friends, celebrate birtdays, hold corporate activities to devleop teamwork, or get a team ready for the next tournament.

Planetarium - The Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College
Planetarium - The Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College

(210) 486-0100


Entrance
1 Block East of San Pedro & West Park St Parking Lot 21-SAC Campus
San Antonio, TX 78212
SAC
1819 N Main Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212   Directions

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Stargaze every Friday night when the Scobee Planetarium at San Antonio College opens to the public. Digitally-created images of stars, planets and galaxies fill the night sky. Take part in a dynamic experience as you will learn about stars, planets, black holes and distant galaxies.

With the extensive renovation completed in 2014, the Planetarium now has 100 individual reclined seats, a new light and sound system, along with the most advanced digital projection system.

RJA Ghost Tours
RJA Ghost Tours

(800) 407-1704

San Antonio, TX

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Take a tour with RJA Ghost Tours to learn about San Antonio's storied history, and possibly see these legends yourself.

RJA Ghost Tours take you to the paranormal with fun and informative visits of one of the most haunted places, San Antonio, TX. History and legend come alive as your tour guide provides an experience unlike any other. Be ready to see the past with RJA Ghost Tours.

San Fernando Cathedral
San Fernando Cathedral

(210) 227-1297

115 W Main Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions

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San Fernando Cathedral is the oldest standing church in Texas, where the atmosphere is lively and welcoming. Gaze at the breathtaking architecture, its twin steeples, and the historic icons and objects inside where you can say a prayer for loved ones. Masses in both Spanish and English are held throughout the week.

Spanish Governor's Palace
Spanish Governor's Palace

(210) 224-0601

105 Plaza De Armas
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions

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View the "Most Beautiful Building in San Antonio," the Spanish Governor's Palace. Given the title by the National Geographic Society, the national historic landmark once housed the officials of the Spanish Province of Texas. 

Before Texas independence, before the Battle of the Alamo, San Antonio was Presidio San Antonio de Bejar. Now it is the last visual reminder of the time when Spain laid claim to San Antonio.

 

Tejas Rodeo Company
Tejas Rodeo Company

(830) 980-2226

401 Obst Rd
Bulverde, TX 78163   Directions

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Just north of San Antonio, in the corner of Bulverde, Texas is a hidden gem called the Tejas Rodeo Company. Providing a true taste of Texas and it's authentic Western-heritage, this family-friendly rodeo and live music series starts the first weekend in March and continues each Saturday through the last weekend in November. Book your next event or special occasion for a complete Texas experience.

Texas Pride Barbecue
Texas Pride Barbecue

(210) 649-3730

1980 E Loop 1604 S
San Antonio, TX 78101   Directions

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You can't spell T-E-X-A-S without B-B-Q and you haven't lived until you've tasted world famous Texas Pride BBQ which is incontestably award-winning and memorably delicious. Complete your meal with an amazing peach cobbler that food critics call "paradise on a plate."

Have your Lone Star fill of country dances, cowboys on horseback, motorcycle rallies, classic Texas beers, and musicians. Treat your family and guests to the sights and sounds of the River Walk, then park your hearts at Texas Pride BBQ. You won't regret it.
 

The County Line
The County Line

(210) 229-1941

111 W Crockett St Ste 104
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions

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For legendary Bar-B-Q, head to The County Line. We serve authentic barbecue in generous portions at reasonable prices. Don't forget to join us every Thursday for live music! Located on the scenic River Walk, The County Line is a great place for your next date or group event.

The Guenther House
The Guenther House

(210) 227-1061

205 E Guenther St
San Antonio, TX 78204   Directions

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Come home to the Guenther House for your favorite all American breakfast, lunches with character, freshly baked pastries and then top it off with Founder's Choice Coffee. After your scrumptious meal, shop the kitchen and cooking store with everything you would need to recreate these magnificent culinary feats.

Complete your visit with an impressive tour of the actual historical home of the founder of Pioneer Flour Mills steeped in Art Nouveau and Victorian styles. There's an extraordinary place for you and yours at table in The Guenther House.

The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar
The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar

(210) 224-9951

528 Riverwalk St
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions

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Often copied but never duplicated, The Original Mexican Restaurant is home to the best Mexican food in San Antonio. We're right on the River Walk, serving you choice meals and Margaritas while you take a break from your leisure stroll.

The Original Mexican Restaurant is the perfect place to bring that special someone. We also have plenty of room for your next group event.

So when you're in the mood for authentic Mexican cuisine, don't go to just any Mexican restaurant, go to The Original Mexican Restaurant!

The Veranda
The Veranda

(210) 366-1220

1746 Lockhill Selma Rd
San Antonio, TX 78213   Directions

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This original "castle on the hill," The Veranda, is one of the most unique event spaces San Antonio has to offer. It is surrounded by lavish levels of lush green backdrops with seven different venues to create amazing memories.

Whether it's for the dream wedding, graduation, retirement or special landmark celebration, you will find a stunning atmosphere encompassing the 1931 estate house built of local stone, the artist cottage, the airy covered pavilion, and the rolling, oak-lined lawns.

Make your event the one everyone will talk about for years. 

Traders Village
Traders Village

(210) 623-8383

9333 SW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78242   Directions

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Imagine over 100 acres of the world's largest garage sale/trade center in history with over 1,000 dealers poised and ready for bargains fitting any imagination.

Every year over a million people browse, buy, trade and find their flea market paradise at Trasders Village. Rides, car shows, free concerts and festival food are all calling your name. Your swap meet/treasure hunt awaits you.

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