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Planning a short break to San Antonio? Check out Travel Library's recommended Top 10 Things To Do in San Antonio. It's a perfect companion for weekend city breaks to San Antonio. Once you've been you can add your own tips and suggestions to help other visitors.

Witte Museum

The museum is located on 3801 Broadway. It is a very exciting museum which focuses mainly on the history of Texas, anthropology and natural science. There are wonderful exhibits on display of dinosaurs and mummies and a EcoLab which features live animals such a tarantulas and tortoises, which especially grab the attention of the children. A particular highlight for kids is the HEB Science Treehouse which consists of 4 levels and is situated behind the museum.

The museum is open Mon, Wed - Sat 10am - 5pm, Tue 10am - 9pm and Sun 12pm - 5pm. Admission cost is $6 for adults, $5 for seniors and $4 for children 4-11.

Spanish Governor's Palace

The structure was built in 1749 and is located on 105 Plaza de Armas. The building was used as the home and headquarters for the captain of the Spanish presidio. The building was bought by the city council in 1928 and used as a tailor's shop, barroom, and schoolhouse. It features a beautiful garden with a cobblestone patio and a gorgeous stone fountain. All 10 rooms are littered with paintings, which portray the life of the upper-class amongst the struggles of a tough society.

Opening hours are Mon-Sat 9am - 5pm and Sun 10am - 5pm. Admission costs are $1.50 for Adults and 75c for children between the ages of 7and 13.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

The stunning theme park is located on the corner of I-10W and Loop 1604. The park is set on an area of 200-acres on an abandoned limestone quarry. There are many different rides available, ranging from thrill rides for the more adventurous to rides which can be enjoyed by the entire family. There are also many restaurants, bars and cafes available to fill the hungry tummies and quench the ever so nasty thirst. Also available for entertainment is live music and shows, which is generally held during the summer months.

The opening times of the park vary according to the season. Travelers wishing to visit the park can either visit the website on www.sixflags.com/parks/fiestatexas/index.asp, or contact the office on 800/473-4378, 210/697-5050. Admission costs are $37 for Adults, $25 for Seniors and $23 for children.

SeaWorld San Antonio

Located on 10500 SeaWorld Dr and is the largest marine theme park in the world. The park features stunning walk-through habitats where visitors have the opportunity to watch penguins, sea lions, sharks, tropical fish, and flamingos do fascinating things. There is so much entertainment available for the entire family, it would take days to view everything there is to see. One of the particular highlights of the park is the Lost Lagoon which features a large wave pool and plenty of water slides.

The opening times of the park depend greatly on the season. Queries in this regard can be made by visiting the park's website on www.seaworld.com, or contacting the office on Tel: 210/523-3611. Admission costs are $38 for Adults, $35 for Seniors and $28 for Children between the ages of 3 and 11.

San Antonio Botanical Gardens

The gardens are located on 555 Funston street and consists of 38 acres of land. The garden features a beautiful selection of fountains, pools and paved paths. The formal garden is divided into 5 sections, these include a garden for the blind, a beautiful Japanese garden, a herb garden, a gorgeous Biblical garden and a children's garden. There is a restaurant available which offers delicious salads and sandwiches.

The garden is open daily from 9am - 5pm and admission cost is $4 for adults, $2 for seniors and military and $1 for children between the ages of 3 and 13.

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

The museum is located on 318 E Houston Street. A perfect place to enjoy an ice cold beer whilst soaking up interesting historical information regarding Texas. The museum is littered with stuffed animals and mounted fish. It also features a wax museum with interesting depictions of history. Also available is a curio shop and a Buckhorn Saloon.

Opening hours are Sun - Thurs 10am - 5pm and Fri - Sat 10am - 6pm. Admission cost is $10 for adults, $9 for seniors and $7.50 children between the ages of 3 and 11.

ArtPace

The contemporary art museum is locate on 445 N. Main Ave and features the most amazing rotating displays from artists which are selected from a panel of judges. On display, you will find a great selection of art ranging from paintings and photographs to sculptures. The museum also features lectures on art and on occasion has some special events available for entertainment.

The museum is open Wed and Fri - Sun from 12pm - 5pm and Thurs from 12pm - 8pm. Admission is free of charge.

Brackenridge Park

The city's main park is located on N. Broadway street. It was opened in 1899 and features a very nostalgic atmosphere. It is most popularly used for activities such as golf, biking and picnics. It features rustic stone bridges and winding walkways, which adds to its air of charm. It is also home to a lovely Japanese Tea Garden which was created in 1917.

The park is open daily from dusk until dawn and there is no admission cost.

San Fernando Cathedral

The cathedral is located on 115 Main Plaza and was built in 1738 and completed in 1749. The church features beautiful statues and paintings, as well as a stunning crucifix which is located behind the pulpit. There is a gift shop called Los Padrecitos, which is located next to the door of the cathedral which sells items such as candles, religious articles, rosaries and jewelry.

The cathedral is open daily from 6am - 7pm and the gift shop is open Mon - Fri from 9am - 4:30pm and Sat until 5pm. Admission is free of charge.

San Antonio Museum of Art

The museum is located on 200 W. Jones Avenue. The museum is home to displays ranging from Egyptian, Greek, Oceanic, and Asian art to 19th and 20th century art.

The museum is also home to special events and exhibitions which vary throughout the year. There is also a museum store and a gift shop where visitors can purchase items such as hand-blown glass, jewelry, journals and a variety of art books

The museum is open Tues 10am - 9pm, Wed - Sat 10am - 5pm and Sun 12pm - 5pm. Admission cost is $6 for Adults, $5 for Seniors, $4 for students with ID and $1.75 children between 4 and 11.

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