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Tower of the Americas

Tower of the Americas

601 Tower Of Americas Way, San Antonio, TX, 78205

The Basics

It would be hard to visit San Antonio and miss the Tower of the Americas, which looms over the heart of the city. Besides the observation deck and restaurant, there’s also a 4D theater ride, called Skies Over Texas, which takes you on a sensory journey through the state to watch NASA astronauts train at the Johnson Space Center in Houston, attend a local football game, watch horses running in the wild, and visit some of San Antonio’s most important attractions.

The tower is included on just about every local sightseeing tour, and it’s a stop on hop-on hop-off bus tours. Entry to the tower can be added to most of San Antonio’s multi-attraction passes.

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San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
star-4.5
$61.99 per adult
Traveler Favorite
We purchased the 3 day...
We purchased the 3 day bus tour, and ultimately only used it on 2 days, but we enjoyed the Riverwalk boat tour and going up in the Tower, and the bus was a great way to see the city. The first day, we stayed on the bus for the whole loop just to see what there was, and then we continued on the bus to a few stops that first day, and then saw the remainder of the stops we were interested in the second day.
Amanda_N, Dec 2021

Recent reviews from experiences in San Antonio

star-4
Good experience would recommend booking it.
Beverly_C, Dec 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Was disappointed that alot of the stops weren't open Mon or Tue. Other than that it was great not long waits to hop on or off at your destination.
star-5
JP and Victor did a great job! Loved the riverboat!
Linda_P, Dec 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Doing the riverboat at night with the Christmas lights was amazing!! Created a wonderful December memory!
star-5
Great experience
Allison_C, Nov 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Guide was friendly and had us laughing Family fun experience with loads to see and eat and drink. Ford parade was the same day so extra fun
star-4
Bucket list
William_R, Nov 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
We were able to get tickets to see the river walk Day of the Dead float parade , it was great. We set on the patio and had drinks and dinner as we watched the parade. Great experience
star-5
Fun in the sun
Mandy_S, Jul 2021
48-Hour San Antonio Hop-on Hop-off Plus Tower of the Americas Admission
Great guide he was amazing, we got rained on a bit but it didn’t hurt our fun. The construction and detours wer sucky though
star-5
Getting our tickets was...
Sandra_M, Nov 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Getting our tickets was fast and staff were helpful and knowledgeable. The bus drivers were nice and informative.
star-5
Holiday lights were...
RC_R, Nov 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Holiday lights were awesome and we really enjoyed our pilot Barbara. Buying tickets on line we’re the way to go!
star-4
Enjoyable voyage
Gregory_K, Nov 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
Great overview of the commercial portion of the Riverwalk. Informative and entertaining way to get some history and perspective about the area.
star-5
Take the river tour at night
LINDA_S, Oct 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
We took the Cruise at night... Definitely a PLUS. The lights and nightlife made things so attractive. Our bus driver/guide, JP was FANTASTIC! He made the tour personal without being overbearing. His delivery and voice were tremendous.
star-5
JP was great
Kendall_H, Sep 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
JP was a wonderful tour guide. Pointed out sites off the beaten path and no canned speeches. Shared his love for his city.
star-5
Great trip
Sheila_G, Sep 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
The revolving restaurant at the Tower of America The river boat ride and the shopping.The convenience if the hop 9n hop off tour highly recommend
star-5
Great choice to see the city
Charles_S, Sep 2021
San Antonio River Walk Cruise, Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour and Tower of the Americas
The boat tour with our captain Stew was amazing! Great way to view the city. The hop on hop off feature of the buses is convenient and worked well

Things to Know Before You Go

  • Tickets to the tower include unlimited access to the observation deck and the 4D theater.

  • Outside food and drinks are not permitted in the building.

  • The Tower of the Americas is fully wheelchair accessible.

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How to Get There

The Tower of the Americas is in downtown San Antonio, within easy walking distance of the River Walk. If you’re coming from further away, your best bet is to drive or take a taxi or rideshare as public transportation is limited.

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When to Get There

Each attraction within the Tower of the Americas maintains its own hours. The observation deck is open daily throughout the year from late morning until late in the evening, with slightly extended hours on Friday and Saturday nights. The rotating restaurant is open every day for dinner and also serves lunch on weekdays.

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Events at Tower Plaza

The plaza at the base of the Tower of the Americas hosts festivals and special events throughout the year. Stop by to enjoy an outdoor concert or movie screening, take a Zumba class, admire custom autos at a car show, or shop local vendors’ stands on a market day. Check the calendar before your trip to see what’s happening.

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