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Tower of the Americas

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This 750-foot tower built for the 1968 HemisFair has unbeatable panoramic views, especially if you're in the tower's revolving restaurant.
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739 E. Cesar E. Chavez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205-3204
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We love coming up here about twice a year. It’s a very romantic restaurant, and a great place to pop the question (personal experience). Definitely one of the top things to do in San Antonio.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank KarenG98
Reviewed 5 days ago

It was a wonderful dining experience. The food was deliciousand the view was beautiful. A little dark to read the menu but a cellphone light came in handy for that.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MychRC
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was an unexpected find as I got lost on my walk to the Alamo! It was very pretty and very peaceful!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LouAnn R
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a good way to see the city from this historic tower from the World Fair. I am scared of heights and this doesn't bother me at all. Did you know it slowly rotates while you are up there?

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank treal2018
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well it’s $13 to see the city from a great view. Worth it but not world changing. The day we were there they had a holiday market outside which was cool but normally not there, the included 4d movie sounded exciting but after waiting several...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank L1825WBchristinar
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So disappointing with this experience. I bought this ticket as part of a package along with the hop on hop off bus and river boat. I arrived at the tower at 3:30 PM. My ticket was taken I was given a wristband. After waiting in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The open elevator ride was scenic, large menu, overpriced, good foot, OK sized portions. With the building turning -- and it turns more than the once per hour advertised -- the exit signs were very confusing. Waitress told us AAA was not able to be...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Nancy M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place enjoy the view, a great place to visit, definitely going back kids really like this place

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Rosrosros80
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a visitor pass which included the Tower of the Americas so thought we would visit when we had a spare hour one morning on our trip to San Antonio. We picked a bad day to visit however as by the time we got to...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DizzyBlonde23
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is definitely a restaurant where you pay more for the view and atmosphere than the food. It was bad food, just wasnt GREAT. We ordered the prime rib which was okay, the macaroni was bland, the Hemingway which was fish cannot be tasted due...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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April 4, 2018|
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Response from Drew N | Reviewed this property |
I went last week and it was $8, BUT if you can find parking on the street and don’t mind a little walk it’s 30cents per hour.
May 4, 2017|
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Response from pat2008 | Reviewed this property |
when we got there in the morning, we made our reservation for lunch before we started doing anything else. they were exact and people just going without reservation were turned away
May 2, 2017|
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Response from C C | Reviewed this property |
Yes and we enjoyed it very much.
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john b
Melbourne, Australia
Tower of the americas (3 Replies)
hey guys, will be in san antonio for 3 nights next may, will be staying on the riverwalk at the drury inn,which isnt all that far from the tower of the americas, i ll be there on a tues,wed, thurs, so would i need to book any ticket in advance to see the 4d experience at the tower ? cheers john
November 19, 2013|
Response fromkaramar4|
Skip the admission price of the theatre (15 min short film,corny) and observation tower and instead head to Bar 101 on the 70th floor for Happy Hour, 4:30-7. We were early and had a great corner window seat for four and ordered everything off the bar menu...good food and drinks. The view was just as good, although not 360* around!
Boston, Massachusetts
TR of San Antonio and Corpus (1 Replies)
I want to thank everyone who answered my questions before my trip. I figured it might be nice to give a report of how it went. My husband, mom and I went to San Antonio for two nights. We had dinner at Acenar the first night which was great and took a stroll along the river walk. The next day we toured the Alamo and Riverwalk again, walked through the mall and went to the Tower of the Americas for happy hour. We really enjoyed our time in SA. It was very easy to navigate and there was a lot...More
August 21, 2012|
Response fromj'smomTexas|
Glad you enjoyed your trip and thanks for posting a report!
San Antonio, TX
Tower of the Americas reopens today (3 Replies)
The Tower of the Americas reopens to the public today at 5:00 p.m.
June 21, 2006|
Response fromTexasHam|
cool! does that mean that the restaurant at the top is opening too? also, is there any truth to the rumor i heard that they are going to build an aquarium at the base of it?