Located in the center of HemisFair Park, this 750-foot tall tower offers one of the best aerial views of San Antonio in the city as well as a variety of experiences. First there is the Flags Over Texas Observation Deck, which allows you a bird’s-eye view of iconic sites -- either through the telescope or by using photographs on the deck floor that show you where to find specific buildings and landmarks. Additionally, you can learn about over 300 years of Texas history through a mural exhibit on the walls. Included in your admission ticket is also a 4D Theater Ride, “Skies Over Texas.” The interactive ride 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, view horses running in the wild and visit some of San Antonio’s most important attractions.
For an ambient dining experience, head to their 360-degree rotating restaurant, Chart House Restaurant. Featuring an expansive wine list and food menu, you can order dishes like “Macadamia Crusted Mahi,” “Prime Rib and Cold Water Lobster Tail” and “Shrimp and Crab Fondue,” all while enjoying panoramic views of Alamo City. We recommend visiting during their Monday through Friday happy hour from 4:30pm to 7pm, where you can take advantage of specials like $5 wine, $3 domestic drafts, $6 cocktails and bar bites ranging from $4 to $6.
The observation deck is open Sunday through Thursday, 10am to 10pm, and Friday through Saturday, 10am to 11pm. Tickets are $10.95 for adults, $9.95 for seniors and military, $8.95 for children 4 to 12 and free for children three and younger.