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Tower of the Americas, San Antonio

Civic Center · Observation Deck
When passing through San Antonio, don’t miss dining in the rotating restaurant at Tower of the Americas. This 230 m (750 ft) tower, located in the middle of HemisFair park, was the tallest observation tower in the United States from 1968 until 1996. The panoramic view is best seen from the observation desk, which is easily accessible by an elevator. If you like a challenge, though, you can climb the 952 steps to the top. A 4-D movie about the history of Texas is included in the ticket price. Make Tower of the Americas a part of your San Antonio vacation plans using our San Antonio trip planning app.
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  • Great high-up revolving view of the city from the Chart House. I dined on short ribs. Busy place. The food was good, as was the service.  more »
  • We have gone here for our anniversary and had dinner, got the picture package before. This year no one answered their phone ALL day. The lady at the door was one of the rudest people I've ever met...  more »
  • Great way to see the city from a bird's eye view. We enjoyed it at night when the city lights were on. We also ate at the Chart House first, which was delicious.  more »
  • For sure this is one of the most beautiful and iconic places to visit in San Antonio. On the website you can find all the information about the place and the amenities offered here. I think the best hour to go up there is between 7-8pm because you can enjoy the views during daylight and at night, both views are stunning, on the top of the tower winds are usually very strong. At the base of the tower there is a beautiful garden with fountains and waterfalls which is very nice and enjoyable. The restaurant located on the top is rotating so you will be able to enjoy the views of the city from all the possible angles. Really nice place. I loved it. 5/5 ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
  • San Antonio - it was a pleasure to see you from the top of the towers. The tower of America’s was of course, a show stopper and a necessary attraction if visiting San Antonio. This attraction doesn’t take a lot of time to do, so don’t plan to be there for hours. It’s definitely a quick, easy elevator ride up to the top. Unless you decide to eat at the restaurant (we didn’t venture in). The movie was okay but more geared to kids. The bathrooms were extremely clean. The snack bar/ coffee bar was overpriced. The outside grounds were kept in immaculate condition and a beautiful addition !
  • I've lived in SA for several years now and this was my first trip to the tower. I currently live downtown and my girlfriend and I thought it was time to give it a visit. From the moment we walked onto the grounds EVERY employee was super nice and very interested in our having a great time. If you live here and you've never been, I recommend heading down and giving it a try.
  • This is always an amazing experience. If you're gonna do the towers you need to have dinner at the restaurant on top. The views of San Antonio are amazing if you time it right you can have dinner at sunset which is also just as amazing. The entire park is well kept the lighted and always feel safe. Something you have to do in a matter how many times you go to San Antonio.
  • The atmosphere in the area around the tower is probably even more cool that visiting the top itself. The huge water features, awesome shaded seating, and great amount of community offerings (free concert Fridays going on now with bouncy houses, games, and cool music) are just an exceptional addition to the Tower. The parking is some of the most straight forward and convenient down town. The lines were very reasonable for the elevator which offers a great experience and is fast and feels secure. The top offers amazing views of the city with the open air portion offering a great breeze to help make the experience worth it. The pricing is reasonable considering the amount of extras that are included with a ticket, and kids under 4 are free! We will making an effort to take more trips here in the future.

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