Here are just a few attractions to see while visiting San Antonio.
The Mission of San Antonio de Valero, otherwise known as the Alamo, was estabished in 1718. The Long Barrack Museum, the oldest building in San Antonio, displays the dramatic battle of March 6, 1836 where Davy Crockett, Colonel William B. Travis, and 187 Texas partriots lost their lives fighting for freedom against Mexican General Santa Anna's army of 2,500. Alamo Plaza (Downtown) Mon-Sat 9-5:30 Sun 10-5:30. Free admission.
For more interesting information about the alamo, visit American West's page on the The Alamo.
Picturesque River Walkway and a community of restaurants, clubs, art galleries, and entertainment on the banks of the downtown San Antonio River. Nestled 20 feet below street level, Paseo del Rio is one of the nation's unique areas, blending the river's natural beauty with an exciting commercial development. Paseo del Rio is literally a world-wide shopping tour. Take the River ride for a memorable experience.
Also, check out Heart of Texas' Paseo del Rio Virtual Tour.
The original village of Old San Antonio on the Downtown River. San Antonio as it was in the early days, recreated in the shadow of skyscrapers in fascinating La Villita, the little villages where weavers and glass blowers still ply their ancient crafts.
Unique shopping area modeled after the Mexican markets. Also array of specialty shops at El Mercado. Location of the famous Mi Tierra and La Margarita Restaurants.
The plaza has rides, canals, boat rides. Entertainment - live shows at Theatre of performing Arts. Fun for all. Mexican Food, Mexican Wares. Visit Lone Star's Texas Wax Museum - Over 50 historical figures. Institute of Texas Cultures a unique research, education and communication center focused on Texas history and culture.
Visit our four Missions:
Boasting as the world's largest marine life showplace, this 250 acre park features killer whale, dolphin/beluga whale, sea loin, water ski shows,penguin and shark exhibits, botanical gardens, and concerts.
Opryland Theme Park with authentic German, Mexican, Country and 1950 Villages, Rides and Water Park.