Relax on the San Antonio Riverwalk boats and learn about the history of San Antonio, Texas as you float down the river. Eat at great authentic Mexican food restaurants on the serene river. If you feel like going out, the Riverwalk has many bars and clubs for every taste. Most all of the bars and restaurants on the Riverwalk offer views of the river from your table. The Riverwalk also offers great shopping from a huge mall with windows looking out over the river. At night you can even see little fruit bats that live in the bridges of the river flying around. There are often shows on the river as well in small amphitheaters placed throughout the Riverwalk.
The Alamo is also a great family destination. The most popular San Antonio, Texas landmark is the historic Alamo. It is one of the most famous landmarks in Texas and many people travel from afar to see it. One of the most famous battles in American history took place at the Alamo. It was originally named Mission San Antonio de Valero and served as a home to missionaries and Indians for almost seventy years. San Antonio and the Alamo played a vital role in achieving Texas Independence. The Alamo is open every day of the year except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. Admission into the Alamo is free. There is also a lot of great shopping and a park around the Alamo’s location.
Sea World San Antonio offers extravagant views of ocean dwelling creatures. See Shamu fly above the water in his new show “Believe.” Sea World San Antonio also features a dolphin interaction exhibit where you can feed the dolphins and if you’re lucky you might even get to pet one. For a fee, you can even swim with the dolphins. Sea World San Antonio also has a few Budweiser Clydesdales on the premises and offers a short history of the Busch Clydesdales. Other shows include other sea animals at play. Escape the South Texas heat at Lost Lagoon Water Park. Enjoy the water rides and various swimming pools while visiting Sea World San Antonio.
If you are looking for a place to stay while visiting San Antonio, remember that the Marriott hotels are the official hotels of Sea World San Antonio. Of all the San Antonio hotels, the Fairmont is considered “The Jewel of San Antonio.” This San Antonio hotel is a historic hotel with 37 rooms, meeting spaces and an intimate Italian style bar. The Fairmont is located in the heart of San Antonio near the Riverwalk. Other fine San Antonio hotels include the Crowne Plaza Hotel Riverwalk is AAA 4-Diamond hotel that is within walking distance to the Riverwalk, the Alamo, Hemisphere Tower and Park and the El Mercado Marketplace. The Emily Morgan Hotel is also a fine hotel within walking distance to all great San Antonio attractions. The hotel is gothic style complete with gargoyles. The hotel is a piece of San Antonio history as it was built in 1926 and was named after Santa Anna’s mistress who betrayed him to pro-Texas soldiers.
San Antonio offers an attraction for every member of the family and is sure to be a favorite family vacation.