San Antonio Sightseeing
Walking ToursThe downtown loop of the San Antonio River provides unusual ways to see a portion of the city during your vacation. The River Walk, which follows the riverbanks, affords walkers a leisurely view of downtown.
The San Antonio Conservation Society offers several self-guiding walking-tour brochures, including the Texas Star Trail and King William Historic District. Beginning at the Alamo, the 2.6-mile Texas Star Trail follows a signed route through the downtown area. The tour of the King William district spotlights many elegant Victorian houses built by prosperous German merchants during the mid-19th century. For more information, contact the Conservation Society at the Wulff House, 107 King William St., San Antonio, TX 78204; phone (210) 224-6163.
More walking tours are offered by the city of San Antonio, including Houston Street, featuring commercial architecture on nine blocks, and S. Alamo and S. St. Mary's streets, with late 19th- and early 20th-century homes; phone (210) 215-9274.
Beginning downtown, signs designate the Mission Trail, an 8-mile route linking the Alamo with the four sites of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park .