Tour the Alamo
Go for SeaWorld and Six Flags Siesta but stay for the Alamo, a piece of history for everyone to take part in. However, the important thing to remember about the Alamo is that it's a side attraction not a full day's activity. If you cancel plans so that you can go walk around the Alamo, then you're probably going to run out of things to do at some point. A far better idea is to include the Alamo along with your other daily activities. One way you can do this is to purchase an Alamo Trolley Tour with Hop Pass.
The Alamo Trolley Tour with Hop Pass treats you to the Alamo attraction along with many other activities to make a full day. One great benefit about the Alamo Trolley Tour with Hop Pass is that you don't have to drive to the Alamo—you are transported via trolley. You are also brought to such important locations as the River Center Mall, where you can do some shopping, then to the Mission San Jose and Market Square, the Institute of Texan Cultures, and of course, to the world-famous Alamo, which is first on your agenda. The Mission Conception is another part of your agenda and is the oldest stone church in the United States that has not been restored. Another great feature about this tour is that you get to take a trip to the IMAX Theatre for an educational film. The IMAX Theater is a specially created theater and film format that can display images of far greater size and resolution than conventional screens. Finally, you can go out to the docking area for a pleasant riverboat ride, and or see other landmarks like the San Fernando Cathedral and the La Villita, San Antonio's oldest community.
The price of this ticket also includes transportation and narration explaining the significance of what you are seeing. The tour leaves from the Alamo Visitor Center and if you purchase a Hop-On feature, then you get to stay behind when the rest of the group leaves so that you can check out some of the subtleties of the sites. There is always bus tour leaving, so you never have to worry about finding a way home. As always, cameras are encouraged, dress is casual and the locations are all family appropriate. Transportation is a joy in itself, as you get to cruise the city inside of an open trolley.
The Highlights Tour includes many of the same spots, such as The Alamo, El Mercado Mission San Jose, Mission Conception and the Market Square. Like the other tour, this one includes transportation from hotel areas by shuttle, though it is longer in duration than the Alamo Trolley Tour. Cameras and video cameras are allowed and the dress style is casual. What is the difference in price between these two Tour The Alamo adventures? The Alamo Trolley Tour is $26.52 for adults while the Highlights tour is $40.09.
If you are looking to sample the best that San Antonio has to offer don't just make plans to see the Alamo—make plans to see all of the city's historic and modern locations!