Things To Do in San Antonio
At the heart of Texas is the city of San Antonio. Enjoy numerous fun and awe-inspiring attractions for kids and adults alike. When you stay at Holiday Inn Riverwalk Area hotel, the River Walk is just outside your door. Stroll through the heavenly Botanical Garden or test your swing at the Quarry Golf Course. There's something for everyone in San Antonio.
Walk out the door of your Holiday Inn Express Riverwalk Area hotel room, and you're steps away from San Antonio's River Walk. This public park is home to dozens of attractions including restaurants, shopping, art galleries, guided tours, and more. And it's all in downtown San Antonio. For more information, visit http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/
A venue for events such as rock concerts and high school graduations. The Alamodome was once the home of the San Antonio Spurs (NBA basketball) until they moved to AT&T Center. For more information, visit http://www.sanantonio.gov/dome/
AT&T Center Arena.
The current home of the San Antonio Spurs NBA basketball team, AT&T Center Arena is a venue for events like heart-stopping rodeos and concerts by superstars like the Jonas Brothers. The WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars also calls the AT&T Center home, as do the American Hockey League's San Antonio Rampage. To find out about the latest events and tickets, go to http://www.attcenter.com/
Botanical Garden and Conservatory.
The San Antonio Botanical Garden is open year round and includes the Lucile Halsell Conservatory. Inside, visitors can delight in plants found in a variety of climates, from rain forests to deserts. The Garden includes formal beds and display gardens. Enjoy the onsite bistro and gift shop. http://www.sabot.org
Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle.
The Quadrangle, originally an Army supply depot, is the oldest structure of Fort Sam Houston, and was completed in 1876. Since that time, the army post has grown from 92 acres to 3,000. It is the largest medical training facility in the U.S. military. Visitors to the Quadrangle, a large grassy area with a notable clock tower, might run into deer, rabbits, chickens, peacocks, or ducks. http://www.samhouston.army.mil/sites/local/
Natural Bridge Caverns.
Discovered in 1960 by some local college students, Natural Bridge Caverns is an awesome example of nature's wonders. Going underground, visitors on professionally guided tours will see chambers of stalagmites, stalactites, and a below ground "river." These limestone caverns are on the National Register of Historical Places. http://www.naturalbridgecaverns.com/
Randolph Air Force Base.
In operation since 1930, Randolph Air Force Base is a training ground for the United State Air Force. The base is a designated National Historic Landmark and is the site for joint training programs among the Marines, Navy, and Coast Guard. http://www.randolph.af.mil/
San Antonio Zoo.
With free parking and fun exhibits, there's a lot to love about the San Antonio Zoo. Opened in 1914, the Zoo is home to 3,500 animals, a Zoo Train, and a Tiny Tot Nature Spot. Rain or shine, the San Antonio Zoo welcomes you. For more information, go to http://www.sazoo-aq.org
Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort.
Located in New Braunfels, Texas, Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort is a splashy destination for family fun. This local favorite includes Dragon's Lair Hot Tub, Boogie Bahn Surfing Ride, Black Knight Tunnel Slides, and more. Enjoy fun under that Texas sun, and don't forget your bathing suit. http://www.schlitterbahn.com/nb/
Shops at La Villita.
Shops at La Villita is an historic arts village on the River Walk in San Antonio. It was the first established neighborhood in San Antonio, where settlers and Spanish soldiers made their homes. Today, it's home to charming art galleries, boutiques, and restaurants. http://www.lavillita.com/
The Quarry Golf Club.
Built on the former quarry that provided the building materials for the state Capitol, the Quarry Golf Course provides 18 holes in a matchless San Antonio setting. Golfers of all abilities will enjoy the challenges of this Keith Foster designed course. It's located only 10 minutes from downtown San Antonio and the Holiday Inn Express Riverwalk Area hotel. http://www.quarrygolf.com
Biking in San Antonio
San Antonio recently received the honor of one of America's "Most Bike-Friendly Cities," and it's no surprise as downtown San Antonio recently launched a revolutionary bike share program called B-Cycle. While you are in San Antonio, TX make use of this innovative system by finding your bike for the day at any of 20 B-Cycle stations around the downtown San Antonio area. Get to your destination quickly and cleanly with San Antonio alternative transportation. For more information on B-Cycle, visit http://sanantonio.bcycle.com