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Things to do in La Villita Historic Village

Our most recommended things to do in La Villita Historic Village

From Austin: San Antonio Day Trip with Alamo and Boat Cruise

1. From Austin: San Antonio Day Trip with Alamo and Boat Cruise

Begin your 7-hour tour of San Antonio, Texas with a complimentary downtown Austin hotel pickup. Your local guide will greet you in the lobby of your hotel and escort you to a fresh & clean Mercedes Metris van, ready to start your journey to San Antonio, Texas. Enjoy a short commute between the two cities and witness iconic Texan points of interest along the way. You will drive through two notable major cities, New Braunfels and then San Marcos and pass by notable points of interest along the way such as the Texas State Capitol, Natural Bridge Caverns, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Schlitterbahn Waterpark New Braunfels, and Congress Avenue Bridge. Your guide will narrate and provide ongoing highlights about the surrounding area along the drive. Upon arriving in San Antonio, you will visit the local cultural icon, The Alamo, where you can stand in the footsteps of heroes from long before. Walk among legends as you enjoy a guided tour that leads you through the courtyard revealing the infamous story of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo. Get up close and personal with some of the Alamo’s largest weapons and fortifications including the 16 pounder cannon, palisades, and barracks. Be transported to your next location on the tour while learning about fun historic highlights and local insights. Take the opportunity to learn about the local area with a Q & A with your friendly guide. Next stop, the popular San Antonio Spanish Missions where your guide will lead you through Missions San Jose. Witness the the city's stonewalls and granary that give this place its unique character. Take a 190-meter elevator ride to the top of Tower of the Americas to witness the most magnificent panoramic view of the city at the Tower’s Observation Deck. Afterwards, your guide will lead you to the city’s most enchanting experience at the world-renowned 15-mile urban waterway on a relaxing, 35-minute River Walk Boat Cruise. Enjoy the charm of the winding urban river on a silent, electric, and colorful barge while experiencing stunning architecture, lively culture & music. The boat cruise will lead you past multiple points of interest such as the city’s very first neighborhood La Villita, the Old Mill Crossing, and Selena’s Bridge. Finally, your local guide will transport you back to your downtown Austin, Texas Hotel.

San Antonio: 2.5-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

2. San Antonio: 2.5-Hour Amazing Scavenger Hunt Adventure

Turn downtown San Antonio into your own personal giant game board. Urban Adventure Quest created an interactive Amazing Race-style scavenger hunt that lets you do just that. On this 2.5-hour San Antonio adventure, you’ll see the city’s sights as you’re guided by your smartphone. Race to be the first to finish the game, or take as much time as you need, solving clues, completing challenges, and learning about local history along the way. The adventure begins deep in the heart of Texas, where there’s a history of courage and sacrifice for freedom. Your Quest starts in the center of San Antonio and takes you back in time to explore the grounds of the Alamo. You’ll then be guided down to the River Walk and through the streets to enjoy the sights and sounds of the modern city. So gather up your troops and defend your right to have fun! Play the game, see the sights, and experience San Antonio in a whole new way. This tour is offered at a fixed group price rather than a per-person, so it’s the perfect city adventure for groups who want to get the best value for money. Points of interest on your quest: Emily Morgan Hotel Alamo River Walk La Villita Courthouse/Main Plaza San Fernando Cathedral

San Antonio: Heart of the City Walking Tour

3. San Antonio: Heart of the City Walking Tour

Dive into the rich heritage of San Antonio on a guided tour of its historic center. Come across the 18th and 19th-century sites of major historic events. Acquire a deeper understanding of the city's role in US history while you explore its most relevant landmarks. Start and end the tour at Alamo Plaza and allow your guide to take you back in time to see sites related to the city's founding. Hear about the events that helped shape San Antonio and Texas. Pass by several public art installations that help tell San Antonio's story. Discover landmarks such as the Alamo Plaza, San Antonio River, Plaza de las Islas, San Fernando Cathedral, Council House, Casa Reales, Bexar Heritage Center, Spanish Governor's Palace, Plaza de Armas, La Villita, and the Riverwalk Public Art Garden along the way. Receive an overview of local history, from the city's founding through the tumultuous 19th century, focusing primarily on the Native American, Spanish, Canary Islander, and Tejano inhabitants, as well as Anglo and European settlers. Make a full loop around the downtown area and end your tour back at the starting point.

San Antonio: Historic Church and Downtown Walking Tour

4. San Antonio: Historic Church and Downtown Walking Tour

Discover the historic downtown area of San Antonio with a guide on a walking tour. Learn about the fascinating history of the city and see some of its most beautiful churches and historic buildings. Start the tour at Alamo Plaza and visit St. Mary's Catholic Church, San Fernando Cathedral, St. John's Lutheran Church, the Church of La Villita, and St. Joseph's Catholic Parish - all located in the downtown area. Let your tour guide take you back to the 18th and 19th centuries when these churches were founded by settlers from the Canary Islands, Germany, Eastern Europe, and other areas of the Americas. Marvel at stunning displays of stained glass, beautifully painted sanctuaries, and ornate carvings of stone and wood. Gain a greater understanding of San Antonio's history, especially the period of growth and development in the mid to late 19th century. See other points of interest along the route such as Alamo Plaza, Historic Houston Street, Historic Theaters (Majestic, Texas Theater, and Aztec Theater), Plaza de las Islas, La Villita, and public art installations such as Riverwalk Public Art Garden.

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What people are saying about La Villita Historic Village

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 35 reviews

This was a great way to learn some of the history and see lots of sights in this beautiful city. We stopped halfway through for lunch and it was nice to be able to pause the game. Would definitely recommend taking a backpack with water if playing during the summer - it gets really hot!

The guide picked us up a the location agreed upon. We took a van to the locations on trip. The guides were very knowledgeable and we had a great time on the trip. We went to all the locations and got in and out with no problems. Thanks to everyone at SEE SIGHTS.

Directions were easy to follow, and the the historical notes that are part of the experience were fascinating! Intend to do more of these in other cities.

What a brilliant day. Hector was a fantastic guide and the whole pace and structure of the day was perfect for us.

The guides were wonderful, informative, super helpful and accommodating.