San Antonio is a city in south-central Texas, known for its rich cultural heritage, delicious Tex-Mex food, and vibrant nightlife. The city is home to several iconic attractions, including the San Antonio River Walk, the Alamo, and the Tower of the Americas. Recently, San Antonio joined the CityPASS family of partner destinations, and is now offering visitors a new mobile ticket that provides prepaid admission to several top attractions at a discounted price.
With the new San Antonio CityPASS ticket, visitors can save up to 35% on combined admission to any four attractions of their choice from a list of seven celebrated options. The attractions include:
- Go Rio San Antonio River Cruises
- San Antonio Botanical Garden
- San Antonio Museum of Art
- San Antonio Zoo
- The DoSeum
- The Tower of The Americas
- Witte Museum
One of the most popular attractions on the list is the Go Rio San Antonio River Cruises. Go Rio offers 35-minute narrated cruises along the San Antonio River on electric barges. The tours take passengers on an enchanting journey through San Antonio’s history, including La Villita, the city’s first neighborhood and the spot where Mexican General Santa Anna placed his cannon line during the pivotal Battle of the Alamo. Other landmarks include “Selena’s Bridge,” used for the marriage proposal scene in the 1997 movie “Selena,” and the Hyatt Regency Hotel, designed specifically to not cast a shadow on the Alamo in the setting sun.
Another attraction on the list is the San Antonio Museum of Art. The museum takes visitors on a journey around the world, exploring 5,000 years of art, people, and culture. The museum occupies a complex of buildings that once housed the Lone Star Brewery. It features a Latin American collection that spans the ages from the ancient Americas to the present. The museum also has one of the most comprehensive displays of ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian art in the southern United States.
The Witte Museum is where nature, science, and culture meet. Visitors can travel back 110 million years in the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery to explore the incredible Cretaceous Period creatures that once roamed what is now Texas. The museum also features the Robert J. and Helen C. Kleberg South Texas Heritage Center and the H-E-B Body Adventure gallery.
Families with children will enjoy The DoSeum, a 70,000-square-foot facility voted the Best Children’s Museum in the Nation in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The facility includes exhibits such as Little Town, Spy Academy, Zachry Innovation Station, and Sensations Studio.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden offers plenty of space for visitors to run, roll, climb, and splash away their wiggles in the Family Adventure Garden. Kumamoto En, an authentic Japanese garden, is a haven of rustic simplicity and peace. The Lucile Halsell Conservatory features five futuristic exhibit spaces with exotic plants from around the world. The 11-acre Texas Native Trail is home to plant species representing three diverse ecological regions of Texas.
The San Antonio Zoo was recently named the Best Zoo in Texas by the Texas Travel Awards. With more than 800 species and innovative realms like NEOTROPICA, the zoo transports visitors to wild places teeming with wild creatures. NEOTROPICA features Pantera Walk, a first-of-its-kind catwalk system for jaguars that winds through the zoo’s Amazonian Aviary and crosses over guest pathways.
Located in downtown San Antonio, the 750-foot-tall Tower of The Americas provides a panoramic view of Alamo City. The tower was built in 1968 for the HemisFair World’s Fair, which celebrated San Antonio’s 250th anniversary. Photographs on the observation deck’s floor pinpoint landmarks to help visitors identify their surroundings. Captivating murals on the walls chronicle the history of the many nations who laid claim to what is now the state of Texas.
Visiting all of these attractions is easy with a San Antonio CityPASS mobile ticket. With this ticket, visitors do not have to select the attractions at the time of purchase and can visit them in any order. The tickets cost $57 for adults and $47 for children ages 3-11. Once activated at the first attraction visited, San Antonio CityPASS tickets are valid for nine consecutive days. Tickets can be ordered online at CityPASS.com or through the My CityPASS app. The app stores the customer’s tickets, provides notifications and entry instructions for each attraction, highlights special offers and upgrades, and more.