Hidden Treasures
in San Antonio, TX

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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 Mexican Cuisine
Aldaco's Mexican Cuisine

(210) 494-0561

20079 Stone Oak Pkwy
San Antonio, TX 78258   Directions Website

Bienvenidos to Aldaco's Mexican Cusine, where there is always a fiesta, served with authentic, traditional, and cantina-style dining.

Enjoy a margarita with a breathtaking patio view as you choose your delicious meal from Enchiladas De Queso, Chalupas, Ceviche, Tamal De Camaron, La Botana, to Chile Relleno Al Cilantro.

Want to try your hand at cooking Mexican cuisine? Aldaco’s is available nightly for private events and offers cooking classes perfect for team building or interactive dinner events.

Bad Wolf Ghost Tours
Bad Wolf Ghost Tours

(805) 757-0512

San Antonio, TX
Website

Take a journey with Bad Wolf Ghost Tours as they guide you to the past and regal stories of the Alamo City’s unique and tragic history, filled with battles, murders, rituals, and more, along with the terrifying apparitions left behind.

Haunted by the spirits of its gruesome past, the ancient Black Swan Inn estate housed the historic Battle of Salado, the Dawson Massacre, murders, suicides, and Native American Rituals.

Experience The Reading Room and let the intuitive counselors that are devoted to reading the beautiful and magical experience that can help you better understand your unique journey through the spiritual, emotional, and physical world. It offers you a glimpse into the mirror of your soul.

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

(210) 920-1102

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

Eat, drink, bowl, and strike it big with style at Bowl & Barrel, San Antonio’s first upscale bowling alley.

Whether you’re hitting the lanes with a few good friends or looking for the perfect event venue, you’ll love their fifteen world-class bowling lanes, full-service modern American tavern, and one-of-a-kind beer hall.

Cave Without A Name
Cave Without A Name

(830) 537-4212

325 Kreutzberg Rd
Boerne, TX 78006   Directions Website

Venture to the heart of the Texas Hill Country, and explore the majestic Cave Without A Name.

Spelunk your way through nature's artwork as you walk through six rooms filled with complex formations of stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, cave drapery, flowstones, and rimstone dams.

Experience The Queen's Throne Room, where the sounds of the incredible natural dome acoustics are enhanced, perfect for hosting memorable events throughout the year, such as concerts, weddings, and conferences.

ComedySportz San Antonio
ComedySportz San Antonio

(210) 338-0279

11950 Starcrest Dr Ste 210
San Antonio, TX 78247   Directions Website

ComedySportz San Antonio is the ultimate fusion of comedy and sports that offer hilarious stand-up, improvisational comedy played as a sport.

Two professional teams of improvisers compete for laughs and points during the comical competition that includes a referee, uniforms, fouls, flags, coaches, and team captains.

Completely interactive, this experience is suitable for business groups, special parties, and family gatherings. Come, compete and laugh your night away.

 

 

Hotel Havana
Hotel Havana

(210) 222-2008

1015 Navarro St
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions Website

Hotel Havana 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.

Explore each of the 27 rooms and suites at this intimate, historic property designed to encourage the creative spirit and offer a respite from the world.

End the night at Ocho and Havana Bar, which offers two unique spaces for pan-Latin dining and drinks on a quiet stretch of the San Antonio RiverWalk.

King William Historic District
King William Historic District

(210) 227-8786

122 Madison St
San Antonio, TX 78204   Directions Website

Once home to the wealthiest merchants in San Antonio, the King William Historic District is where you will find preserved and historic Victorian-Era homes.

Most homes are lived in by their current residents, while a few have been converted into shops and cafes, offering a stylish experience and fostering educational, recreational, and cultural activities.

Take a stroll and enjoy any of the four self-guided walking tours, the King William Area Walking Tour, Along the Acequia Walking Tour, Along the Acequia Concepción, and Along the Acequia Madre.

Lourdes Grotto & Tepeyac de San Antonio
Lourdes Grotto & Tepeyac de San Antonio

(210) 342-9864

5712 Blanco Rd
San Antonio, TX 78216   Directions Website

For a truly unforgettable experience, take your family to Lourdes Grotto & Tepeyac de San Antonio, where the Oblates of Mary Immaculate of the Southern U.S. Province is honored with a perfect replica of the shrine from Lourdes, France.

The Grotto resembles the cave where the Blessed Mother appeared to St. Bernadette. Within the Grotto, a statue of Our Lady of Lourdes looks down upon Bernadette kneeling in prayer.

Not only is this cave for devotion to the Patroness of the Americas, but the Tepeyac also honors the work of Oblate missionaries among Latino communities in the U.S., Mexico, and beyond.

Old Time Wooden Nickel Company
Old Time Wooden Nickel Company

(210) 822-0552

345 Old Austin Rd
San Antonio, TX 78209   Directions Website

The Old Time Wooden Nickel Company has produced these charming wooden nickels for over 70 years.

Let your imagination and hidden genius run wild as you customize your personalized token of life just in time for any holiday, birthday, or special occasion.

Paintball Knights
Paintball Knights

(210) 409-4915

13289 La Vernia Rd
St Hedwig, TX 78152   Directions Website

Have a blast when the sun goes down at Paintball Knights, San Antonio's only nighttime paintball park. The fields and obstacles rotate weekly, so you'll never play the same game twice.

All fields are grass-covered and maintained weekly, with nine ready-to-play fields, six fully lit graveled staging areas with over 50 tables, complimentary lens cleaner, knowledgeable staff, a ratio of one referee per 10 players, tournaments, and special events.

Play with family and friends, celebrate birthdays, hold corporate activities to develop teamwork, or start up a team of your own for the next tournament.

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

(210) 486-0103

Website
SAC 1819 N Main Ave
San Antonio, TX 78212   Directions

Take part in a dynamic experience as you learn about stars, planets, black holes, and distant galaxies at the Planetarium - The Scobee Education Center at San Antonio College.

Every Friday night, the planetarium opens to the public, so they get a chance to stargaze and see digitally-created images of stars, planets, and galaxies fill the night sky.

Housed atop the iconic blue Charles E. Cheever, Jr. Star Tower, the Scalan Observatory houses a 10-inch refractor telescope and features a 360-degree rotating dome and panel that opens 90 degrees, enabling stargazing in any direction.

RJA Ghost Tours
RJA Ghost Tours

(800) 407-1704

San Antonio, TX
Website

Embark on a spine-tingling journey to some of the most haunted sites with RJA Ghost Tours, where you get a chance to experience the paranormal.

Relive the past as you listen to ghost stories and historical facts that are attached to each haunted site. Talk to real locals and hear about their ghostly encounters. Learn about paranormal investigations, different types of hauntings, and unique manifestations seen at multiple locations.

San Fernando Cathedral
San Fernando Cathedral

(210) 227-1297

115 W Main Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions Website

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 historical icons and objects inside where you can say a prayer for loved ones. You can also join in on Mass which is spoken in Spanish and English and held throughout the week.

Spanish Governor's Palace
Spanish Governor's Palace

(210) 207-7527

105 Plaza De Armas
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions Website

Visit a historically unique location that is known as one of the most beautiful buildings in San Antonio, the Spanish Governor's Palace.

This National Historic Landmark represents the last visual remnants of the Presidio San Antonio de Béjar. It was the original residence and working office for the captains of the military garrison from 1722 until the early 1800s.

Learn about Texas's earliest history under Spanish rule. Tour the rooms furnished with Spanish Colonial period pieces and be delighted with the beautifully landscaped gardens in the courtyard.

Tejas Rodeo Company
Tejas Rodeo Company

(830) 980-2226

401 Obst Rd
Bulverde, TX 78163   Directions Website

Grab your hat, put on your cowboy boots, and head out to the Tejas Rodeo Company, where the fun begins as soon as you arrive.

This hidden gem provides a true taste of Texas and its authentic Western heritage.

In addition to a live open pro-rodeo assembled every Saturday nine months out of the year, they have a steakhouse with an award-winning menu, authentic outdoor food and ice-cold drinks, a pavilion and stage for live music, and several horse clinics and special events throughout the year.

Texas Pride Barbecue
Texas Pride Barbecue

(210) 649-3730

2980 E loop 1604
San Antonio, TX 78101   Directions Website

You haven't lived until you've tasted the award-winning, world-famous Texas Pride Barbecue, topped off with the memorably delicious peach cobbler, dubbed by critics as "paradise on a plate."

This one-of-a-kind restaurant also serves a slice of Texas, from country dances, cowboys on horseback, weddings, and motorcycle rallies to the rich array of memorabilia from filling stations, Texas beers, and Texas musicians.

The County Line
The County Line

(210) 229-1941

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

Relish a meal of legendary Texas Bar-B-Q status at The County Line, where you can enjoy the awesome river-side patio and open-air while you sip on an ice-cold beer or tasty margarita.

As you take a step inside The County Line, you will immediately feel the "Texas Roadhouse" atmosphere that will feel like you've wandered out into the Texas Hill Country.

The Guenther House
The Guenther House

(210) 227-1061

205 E Guenther St
San Antonio, TX 78204   Directions Website

Come home to The Guenther House for your favorite all-American breakfast, lunches, and freshly baked pastries, and top it off with hot coffee.

After having a delicious meal, walk to the store and shop for everything you need to enjoy the restaurant specialties at home.

Complete your visit with an impressive tour of the founder of Pioneer Flour Mills' historical home filled with Art Nouveau and Victorian styles.

The Menger Hotel
The Menger Hotel

(210) 223-4361

204 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions Website

Rooted in its rich history, the historic Menger Hotel reigns as the oldest operating hotel, where hospitality and history come to life.

Step into the beautiful Victorian lobby and be transported back to when Theodore Roosevelt gathered his Rough Riders at the Menger Bar.

Menger Hotel hosted generations of guests who delight in its architectural grandeur, glamorous public spaces, and thoughtful modern-day services and amenities.

As you stroll through the Spanish courtyard garden, you will feel at peace as you surround yourself with palm trees, azaleas, and a three-tiered fountain. 

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

(210) 224-9951

528 Riverwalk St
San Antonio, TX 78205   Directions Website

The Original Mexican Restaurant & Bar, where the cuisine is delicious, the ambiance is superb, and the service is outstanding.

Satisfy your craving for Mexican food with a menu full of fresh ingredients, authentic recipes, and innovative dishes from tacos, and fajitas, to margaritas.

Bring your friends, family, co-workers, and large groups for parties and other special events, where there is plenty of space for everyone to enjoy a special moment on the RiverWalk.

The Veranda
The Veranda

(210) 366-1220

1746 Lockhill Selma Rd
San Antonio, TX 78213   Directions Website

Nestled in a lush green haven in the heart of San Antonio, the Veranda is an event space like no other.

The original “castle on the hill” offers no less than seven event spaces to mix and match, including the 1931 estate house built of local stone, an artist cottage, an airy covered pavilion, and rolling, oak-lined lawns.

In combination with the versatile international cuisine of Spice of Life Catering and a detail-oriented event staff dedicated to making your unique vision come true.

Traders Village
Traders Village

(210) 623-8383

9333 SW Loop 410
San Antonio, TX 78242   Directions Website

Traders Village offers over 1,000 dealers poised and ready to bargain with millions of people that browse, buy, trade, and find their flea market paradise at Traders Village.

As you're walking around, make sure to ride the rides. Check out the car shows, free concerts, and festival food.

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