San Antonio - Place to shoot?

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by dlegend, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. dlegend macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2009
    Northern VA (outside DC)
    Any tips or suggestions? Headed out there this coming weekend. Will have Saturday morning to wander around by myself and then the rest of the trip will be spent sight-seeing with my wife. Looking for anything that I shouldn't miss. We're going to see the Alamo and do a river-walk boat tour but that's all we've planned as of now.
  2. wtn macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2012
    United States
    See the Alamo if you must, but you should really get out of downtown and avoid downtown tourist traps. There are better restaurants and free parking outside of downtown.

    McNay Art Museum is a must-see. The other museums are fine as well. Botanical Gardens are nice (and close to McNay) although likely not at their maximum lushness just yet.

    The Toyota factory has a great tour by tram but you need reservations and no photography is allowed:

    The San Antonio Zoo is quite good.

    If you like funky, there's Southtown and the area near King William that has little shops and art galleries and restaurants. Try Madhatter's Tea for sandwiches.

    Or, if you're into history and serene 300-year-old buildings on acres of National Park System land, see one or two of the four Missions (other than the Alamo).

    Comanche Lookout Park:

    Barbecue: lots of random places, like Frankies (Fredericksburg, TX),
    Salt Lick (Driftwood, TX), City Market and Luling Bar-B-Q (Luling, TX).

    The Quadrangle at Fort Sam Houston would be a great place to shoot. There were animals wandering around inside last time I was there. However, call ahead because you may not be granted access to the base.

    Government Canyon, a state park 35 minutes from downtown, has excellent hiking and mountain bike trails. Technical and non-technical.

    Opening day for Texas League baseball is April 5.
  3. dlegend thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2009
    Northern VA (outside DC)
    Wow, thanks for all the tips. Definitely will check out as much as possible.
  4. sergyi macrumors newbie


    Feb 23, 2016
    I agree with your opiunion about this places. They are great.
  5. v3rlon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 19, 2014
    Earth (usually)
    If not averse to paying admission, Natural Bridge Caverns is nice. Bring lowlight gear.

    Right next door is Texas Wildlife Ranch, and has lots of herd animals on a drive through.

    A bit north of San Antonio is Canyon Lake. Some of the roads around there have made AAA's best drive list numerous times and offers a bit of scenery.
  6. FWRLCK macrumors member

    May 2, 2011
    If you do go to the Alamo, be sure to check out the basement.

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