The Atlas Obscura Guide To San Antonio
40 Cool, Hidden, and Unusual Things to Do in San Antonio, Texas
Updated March 23, 2023
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7 Creative Ways to Take in San Antonio’s Culture
If you’re planning a trip to San Antonio, all signs will point you to the Riverwalk, the most-visited tourist destination in the whole state. And while the area offers countless bars, restaurants, and shops, the city is host to a wide array of cultural gems, waiting in plain sight. Whether it’s visiting gorgeous missions, touring sculpture gardens, or immersing yourself in African-American history, San Antonio contains fascinating excursions that will brighten up any trip.
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Video: The Majesty of San Antonio Missions National Historic Park
San Antonio is home to five missions, which are classified as UNESCO World Heritage Sites and are the only heritage sites in the U.S. that remain active parishes.
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Before the birds moved in together, they had to learn to "howdy."
by Jessica Leigh Hester
Three Headstones in American Military Cemeteries Bear Swastikas
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by Matthew Taub
Can a Salamander Find Salvation in San Antonio?
A zoo lab's successful captive-breeding program may be the best hope for this critically endangered amphibian.
by Jennifer S. Holland
The Forgotten Chefs Who Made Carne con Chile a Texas Mexican Standard
"Chili queens" spread the dish from San Antonio's plazas.
by Tom Little
The Small Mystery of Why Bats Keep Returning to This House
“I don't understand why of all of these beautiful homes, mine is the one the bats are attracted to."
by Erik Shilling