Your River Walk boat cruise offers an entertaining perspective on the history of the San Antonio River. The full cruise takes approximately 35 minutes and covers 1.5 miles (3 km) of the San Antonio River Walk.
You can then switch to the double-decker bus for a hop-on hop-off tour that begins in Alamo Plaza. Get unobstructed views of The Alamo, then go north to see the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Pearl Brewery Complex and other top attractions. The route includes 18 stops where you can disembark to explore further. Simply catch the next bus to continue your tour; buses run every 20 minutes.
When ready, head to the Battle for Texas: The Experience, located next to Alamo Plaza in the Rivercenter Mall. Take a self-guided look around the extensive exhibits to learn about daily life for early Texas settlers, the events that resulted in the Texas Revolution, and the fierce battle for The Alamo, examined from the perspectives of both Texas and Mexico. Historical artifacts include Santa Ana’s uniform, authentic Bowie knives, and items owned by Davy Crockett.