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Attractions

DOWNTOWN:  There are many wonderful attractions to visit in San Antonio!  The famous San Antonio Riverwalk is an absolute must see.  There’s shopping, restaurants and tourist destinations all along the San Antonio River.  Make sure you check out the historic arts village, La Villita.  Want to catch a movie while you’re downtown? Head to the River Center Mall – there’s a movie theater right inside!  The IMAX Theater River Center plays some historical movies, as well as newly released feature films.  If you’re a live theatre connoisseur, The Majestic Theatre features plays and musicals – some even from the Broadway series!  Some musicians perform at The Majestic Theatre as well, the symphony and ballet performances occur there, and comedians and other acts are scheduled from time to time.  While you’re downtown, stop by The Buckhorn Saloon Museum, where you can get a glass of draft rootbeer, and learn about the Texas Rangers history, as well as view an extensive collection of animals from all over the world.  Other museums located in the downtown area are the Louis Tussaud’s Wax Museum, which is coupled with the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum of interesting and odd artifacts from around the world.  The San Antonio Museum of Art is also located nearby.  Besides all of the art on display, they put on special events for young children, families, and even aspiring artists! 

 

If you enjoy art, The Southwest School of Art is another point of interest.  They offer many different types of classes for children and adults.  They also host several different events through the year, and their galleries have exhibitions that contain art from some of their students and other artists as well.  The Southwest School of Art is located near the downtown area too.  Also near downtown is The Guenther House.  This historic landmark has been turned into a museum, event facility and restaurant.  It’s an absolutely beautiful location for any events from a wedding reception to a holiday party.  Another event venue is the historic Sunset Station.  This venue holds up to 20,000 guests and has several different portions that you can rent for your next event.  One of the portions is called “The Depot,” and it is also known as the building of 1,000 lights.  It is really a magnificent location!  There are also concerts and events scheduled at Sunset Station throughout the year.  If you’re into history, you must take a tour of the Mission Trails.  There are 5 Catholic missions in all, which were built along the San Antonio River in the 18th century.  One of the missions – likely the most well-known of the five is The Alamo.  It is located right in the heart of downtown! 


NORTH OF DOWNTOWN:  Off of Highway 281 North, there are several attractions all within a few blocks of each other.  There’s Brackenridge Park, the San Antonio Zoo, the Japanese Tea Garden, and the Witte Museum.   Brackenridge Park is known for the train that runs through the middle, as well as lots of walking trails and picnic spots.  Near the beautiful Brackenridge Park is the San Antonio Zoo.  The San Antonio Zoo has over 750 species of animals and more than eight different interactive exhibits and attractions.  Feed nectar to the lorikeets in Lory Landing, and learn about the Amphibian Crisis in the "Todally" exhibit.  The Japanese Tea Garden is right around the corner.  You will love watching the koi fish swim around and enjoy the sight of all the amazing and lush vegetation.  Also nearby is The Witte Museum.  With an array of long-term exhibitions for children and adults alike, as well as ones that come through on a short-term basis, it’s a place that is sure to capture the attention and excitement of you and your family.  The McNay Art Museum is also not too far away from that area.  There are always exciting art collections there, as well as entertaining special events for the entire family!  The San Antonio Botanical Garden is located in this same area as well.  Fun events are scheduled throughout the year, including Shakespeare in the Park, and BOOtanica (a safer alternative to trick-or-treating, close to Halloween).  Your little ones will also enjoy The DoSeum - a museum just for children, full of hands-on displays, where children learn by doing, seeing and creating.  This is located very close to the Kiddie Park - America's oldest children's amusement park!

 

The San Antonio Sports Foundation has many different events and programs to get you and your family moving.  They even sponsor events such as the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon.  There are two major theme parks in the San Antonio area – Six Flags Fiesta Texas and SeaWorld.  Both promise a fun-filled day for you and your family!  If you’re looking for something to cool you off, the North East side of town has a fun waterpark called SplashTown, which is a great destination for a hot summer day.   Animal World & Snake Farm is in the outskirts of San Antonio, near the North East side of town, in lovely New Braunfels.   It may sound creepy, but there are many other animals besides snakes there.  They also have a great petting zoo!  Also located in New Braunfels is Schlitterbahn Water Park and Resort, which is a fantastic water park.    Make a weekend of your visit, and stay in one of the great rooms in the resort!

 

City Information

San Antonio has many suburbs that are great options to look at as well!  Here are some links to the websites for those suburbs: Alamo Heights, Balcones Heights, Converse, Helotes, Kirby, Leon Valley, Live Oak, Universal City, and Windcrest.

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