We hope to see you at the School Nutrition Association’s annual ANC 2016 Conference July 8-13 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio. We have prepared a list of nearby attractions to enjoy during your trip, plus links to money-saving coupons online. Be sure to say Hi to us at Booth #1518.
Things to do include:
Tower of the Americas – Located next to the Convention Center, this 750-foot-tall tower offers a 360-degree view of San Antonio. Learn more at http://www.toweroftheamericas.com/visitor-info.asp
The Alamo – No trip to the city is complete without visiting this former Franciscan mission where, in December 1835, during Texas’ war for independence from Mexico, a group of Texan volunteer soldiers including Davy Crockett held off thousands of soldiers for 13 days. Inside the nearby Rivercenter Mall, The Battle for Texas: The Experience allows visitors to review the pivotal battle with a fully immersive and interactive adventure. Learn more at http://www.thealamo.org/
Downtown Cathedrals – If historic architecture is your thing, you may want to check out the Main Plaza, St Mary’s Catholic Church, St Joseph Catholic Church, and the San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral
The River Walk – This area, with every form of restaurant you can imagine, is within walking distance to the Civic Center, offering lovely gardens and water features. Cabs from the Civic Center to these nearby places are very inexpensive because they really are only going a few blocks. A 35-minute boat ride is recommended to learn some interested tidbits and cut down on your walking (seniors over the age of 60 and military personnel get a discount). Learn more: http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/
HemisFair Urban Park – Here you will find the Institute of Texan Cultures, the Magik Theatre, Yanaguana Gardens, and more. Learn more: http://www.hemisfair.org/destinations/
Briscoe Western Art Museum – Over five centuries, from the Spanish conquest to the present day, the collections of the Briscoe tell the story of the West in all its drama. Learn more: http://www.briscoemuseum.org/
Arneson River Theater – The beautiful and historic theater is located in the La Villita Historic Arts Village, presenting dance and musical performances. Learn more: http://visitsanantonio.com/english/Browse-Book/Attractions/Arneson-River-Theatre-at-La-Villita
Find a variety of famous faces and amazing exhibits at Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks, the Plaza Theatre of Wax, and the Guinness World Records Museum.
If you’d rather spend your time in San Antonio relaxing than walking, you can get a treatment at one of the many spas like Alamo Plaza Spa, DASA Spa, or Mokara Spa.
Rivercenter Mall – Anchored by Macy’s, this shopping center includes such stores as H&M, Sazo’s, and The Disney Store. Restaurants include Dave & Buster’s, Chipotle, Morton’s Steakhouse, Starbucks, and Johnny Rockets. Learn more: http://www.shoprivercenter.com/
Market Square – The indoor farmer’s market offers souvenirs, gifts, jewelry, and apparel. Get authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine at Mi Tierra or La Margarita. Learn more: http://www.getcreativesanantonio.com/ExploreSanAntonio/MarketSquare
Chart House Restaurant – Outstanding cuisine inside a revolving space atop the Tower of the Americas. See their menu: http://www.toweroftheamericas.com/chart-house-restaurant.asp
Little Rhein Steak House – You’ll find a rustic atmosphere in the Bombach House, located inside the La Villita Historic Arts Village. See their menu at http://dine.littlerheinsteakhouse.com/
Guenther House – Dine on breakfast and lunch in an elegantly restored 1860 home listed on the Registrar of Historic Places. See their menu: https://www.guentherhouse.com/restaurant/breakfast-menu/
It goes without saying that you want to make your dollar go as far as possible when visiting San Antonio. To that end, you can find money-saving discounts at http://visitsanantonio.com/VisitSanAntonio/media/vsa-media/about-San-Antonio/Deals/SATourism_Coupon.pdf and https://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com/coupons/
Enjoy your visit to Alamo City and don’t forget to visit us at ANC!