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Guidebook for San Antonio

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Guidebook for San Antonio

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Nestled in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio along the banks of the world famous River Walk thrives the nucleus of our City’s convention industry.
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Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
900 East Market Street
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Nestled in the heart of historic downtown San Antonio along the banks of the world famous River Walk thrives the nucleus of our City’s convention industry.
The Alamodome is what is known as a “third generation” facility. Its features column-free spans for unobstructed viewing and curtain wall system for configuration flexibility.
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Alamodome
100 Montana Street
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The Alamodome is what is known as a “third generation” facility. Its features column-free spans for unobstructed viewing and curtain wall system for configuration flexibility.
Catch a show at the Cameo Center, housed near Sunset Station and the Alamodome.
Historic Sunset Station
1174 East Commerce Street
Catch a show at the Cameo Center, housed near Sunset Station and the Alamodome.
Snag a fancy — and delicious — cocktail at The Brooklynite.
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The Brooklynite
516 Brooklyn Avenue
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Snag a fancy — and delicious — cocktail at The Brooklynite.
The Briscoe Western Art Museum aims to preserve relics and art of the American West.
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Briscoe Western Art Museum
210 West Market Street
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The Briscoe Western Art Museum aims to preserve relics and art of the American West.
The Pearl
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Pearl Brewery
303 Pearl Parkway
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The Pearl
While traveling south you can take a side trip to the King William District for some historic houses, or make a stop at the Blue Star Complex to check out local galleries and shops.
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Blue Star Contemporary
116 Blue Star
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While traveling south you can take a side trip to the King William District for some historic houses, or make a stop at the Blue Star Complex to check out local galleries and shops.
From here you can either stay downtown, or you can grab a B-Cycle and head south along the San Antonio River.
B-Cycle Station
2332 North Saint Mary's Street
From here you can either stay downtown, or you can grab a B-Cycle and head south along the San Antonio River.
Keep heading into downtown and if you have time and want some additional touristy things to do then hit up Market Square "El Mercado."
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Historic Market Square
514 West Commerce Street
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Keep heading into downtown and if you have time and want some additional touristy things to do then hit up Market Square "El Mercado."
Visit the San Antonio Museum of Art, free on Tuesday nights.
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San Antonio Museum of Art
200 West Jones Avenue
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Visit the San Antonio Museum of Art, free on Tuesday nights.
Best place for grocery's.
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H-E-B
516 S Flores St
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Best place for grocery's.
Sightseeing
Now you can hit downtown and the Alamo, and if you are lucky there will be a re-enactment group outside doing their thing.
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Alamo Plaza
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Now you can hit downtown and the Alamo, and if you are lucky there will be a re-enactment group outside doing their thing.
Wander through the Spanish Governor's Palace, which housed Spanish garrisons during the 1700s and 1800s.
Spanish Governor's Palace
105 Plaza De Armas
Wander through the Spanish Governor's Palace, which housed Spanish garrisons during the 1700s and 1800s.
Watch Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from the Bracken Bat Cave, which houses an estimated 20 million bats.
Bracken Bat Cave
Watch Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from the Bracken Bat Cave, which houses an estimated 20 million bats.
Sure, everybody knows the Alamo, but some locals will tell you to avoid it altogether and head straight for Mission Concepción and San José
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Mission San Jose
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Sure, everybody knows the Alamo, but some locals will tell you to avoid it altogether and head straight for Mission Concepción and San José
The San Fernando Cathedral is an important stop on any thorough tour of the wonders of downtown San Antonio.
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San Fernando Cathedral
231 W Commerce St
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The San Fernando Cathedral is an important stop on any thorough tour of the wonders of downtown San Antonio.
Visit the homestead of one of the two native Texans who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence: the Casa Navarro State Historic Site, saddled in downtown.
Casa Navarro State Historic Site
228 South Laredo Street
Visit the homestead of one of the two native Texans who signed the Texas Declaration of Independence: the Casa Navarro State Historic Site, saddled in downtown.
Visit the Missions National Historic Park after a stroll on the River Walk. Pictured, the site of an unfinished Spanish church at Mission San Juan.
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Mission San Juan Capistrano
9101 Graf Road
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Visit the Missions National Historic Park after a stroll on the River Walk. Pictured, the site of an unfinished Spanish church at Mission San Juan.
The King William Historic District is located south of downtown and bounded by Durango, South St. Mary’s, Eagleland and the San Antonio River.
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King William Street
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The King William Historic District is located south of downtown and bounded by Durango, South St. Mary’s, Eagleland and the San Antonio River.
Drinks & Nightlife
Grab a drink at the bar of the Fairmount Hotel during a swing through downtown.
The Fairmount Hotel
401 South Alamo Street
Grab a drink at the bar of the Fairmount Hotel during a swing through downtown.
Sip scotch whisky at the speakeasy-styled Bar 1919
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Bar 1919
1420 South Alamo Street
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Sip scotch whisky at the speakeasy-styled Bar 1919
Finally ready for dinner? You will have to decide between the tastes of Mexico at La Gloria, or barbecue at the Granary 'Cue & Brew.
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The Granary
602 Avenue A
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Finally ready for dinner? You will have to decide between the tastes of Mexico at La Gloria, or barbecue at the Granary 'Cue & Brew.
Now it's time to head north, so work your way back through downtown and stop at VFW Post 76, the oldest post in Texas, to share a bucket of beers with your friends.
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VFW Post 76
10 10th Street
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Now it's time to head north, so work your way back through downtown and stop at VFW Post 76, the oldest post in Texas, to share a bucket of beers with your friends.
The ALAMO beer short story…. Once upon a time, a long, long, time ago, there was a beer called “Alamo”. The year was 1884 and the brewery was Lone Star Brewing Company.
202 Lamar
202 Lamar
The ALAMO beer short story…. Once upon a time, a long, long, time ago, there was a beer called “Alamo”. The year was 1884 and the brewery was Lone Star Brewing Company.
Craft Beer is what we do! Served up by our friendly and knowledgeable tapmasters, our rotating tap wall has a beer for everyone! We serve samples before
306 Austin St
306 Austin St
Craft Beer is what we do! Served up by our friendly and knowledgeable tapmasters, our rotating tap wall has a beer for everyone! We serve samples before
Food Scene
Stuff your face with meats from the Smoke Shack, including lean and marbled brisket, sausage and St. Louis style pork ribs.
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Smoke Shack BBQ
3714 Broadway Street
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Stuff your face with meats from the Smoke Shack, including lean and marbled brisket, sausage and St. Louis style pork ribs.
Señor Veggie is located in the heart of the vibrant neighborhood of Lavaca in Southtown. Specializing in local, handcrafted cuisine that is delicious, unique and Vegan.
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Señor Veggie
620 South Presa Street
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Señor Veggie is located in the heart of the vibrant neighborhood of Lavaca in Southtown. Specializing in local, handcrafted cuisine that is delicious, unique and Vegan.
Swing by Liberty Bar in Southtown for brunch on a Saturday and Sunday.
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Liberty Bar
1111 South Alamo Street
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Swing by Liberty Bar in Southtown for brunch on a Saturday and Sunday.
Kick back at La Tuna Ice House, a wood-framed, corrugated tin structure designed by owner R. Michael Berrier.
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La Tuna
100 Probandt
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Kick back at La Tuna Ice House, a wood-framed, corrugated tin structure designed by owner R. Michael Berrier.
Grab cocktails and burgers at Tucker's.
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Tucker's Kozy Korner
1338 East Houston Street
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Grab cocktails and burgers at Tucker's.
Since 2005, Mark's Outing has been serving up thick and juicy made-to-order burgers, on our signature home-style buns, capturing the taste buds of burger lovers nationwide. The beer battered onion rin
Mark's Outing
1624 East Commerce Street
Since 2005, Mark's Outing has been serving up thick and juicy made-to-order burgers, on our signature home-style buns, capturing the taste buds of burger lovers nationwide. The beer battered onion rin
FINALLY! A comfort food restaurant for someone who has ever-changing cravings for various comfort foods!
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Panchos & Gringos Deli
900 Nolan Street
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FINALLY! A comfort food restaurant for someone who has ever-changing cravings for various comfort foods!
Your place for hand-crafted smoked meat sandwiches in the heart of the Eastside
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Dignowity Meats
1701 E Houston St
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Your place for hand-crafted smoked meat sandwiches in the heart of the Eastside
Enjoy our award-winning menu as you marvel at the breathtaking view of the city below. Since 1961, Chart House has built its reputation on delighting guest
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Tower of the Americas
739 East César E. Chávez Boulevard
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Enjoy our award-winning menu as you marvel at the breathtaking view of the city below. Since 1961, Chart House has built its reputation on delighting guest
A San Antonio restaurant, Hot Joy, named as nominees in Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants for 2014.
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Hot Joy
1014 South Alamo Street
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A San Antonio restaurant, Hot Joy, named as nominees in Bon Appetit's Best New Restaurants for 2014.
Arts & Culture
The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will host ballets, concerts, plays and astrophysicists in its second year.
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Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
100 Auditorium Circle
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The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts will host ballets, concerts, plays and astrophysicists in its second year.
If you still have any energy left in the tank then stop by Viva TacoLand, the rebirth of the original Taco Land, to pay tribute to San Antonio's punk rock past and the legendary Ram Ayala.
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Viva Tacoland
103 West Grayson Street
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If you still have any energy left in the tank then stop by Viva TacoLand, the rebirth of the original Taco Land, to pay tribute to San Antonio's punk rock past and the legendary Ram Ayala.
If you are feeling adventurous then you can walk along the Museum Reach, a side of the San Antonio River that is more locals than tourists, to get up to the Pearl.
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Museum Reach
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If you are feeling adventurous then you can walk along the Museum Reach, a side of the San Antonio River that is more locals than tourists, to get up to the Pearl.
Attend intimate art exhibitions at the McNay Art Museum.
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McNay Art Museum
6000 North New Braunfels Avenue
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Attend intimate art exhibitions at the McNay Art Museum.
Shopping
Walk a few blocks over to Schilo's Delicatessen in downtown to take a Tex-Mex break and get a taste of San Antonio's German heritage.
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Schilo's
424 East Commerce Street
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Walk a few blocks over to Schilo's Delicatessen in downtown to take a Tex-Mex break and get a taste of San Antonio's German heritage.
Getting Around
While VIA bus service is a mainstay throughout the city - there's a bus stop just 1 block east of the house, at Hackberry and Montana- a trolley service, providing an excellent option for downtown sightseeing, has just been reintroduced from Sunset Station, the entertainment district adjacent to the Amtrak station near downtown. For just $1.30 for adults - children 4 and under ride free - and from 7 am - 11 pm weekdays and 9 am - 11 pm on weekends, riders are treated to a pleasant and convenient circle-tour through downtown, with stops near or at all of the major tourist attractions. Simply board at Sunset Station, a 1/2 mile/10 minute walk from the house - or, a 10 minute ride on bus #28 from the aforementioned bus stop - sit back and relax and enjoy all of the sights and sounds that have made the Alamo City one of the most popular destinations in the world.
VIA Metropolitan Transit - Downtown Information Center
211 W Commerce St
While VIA bus service is a mainstay throughout the city - there's a bus stop just 1 block east of the house, at Hackberry and Montana- a trolley service, providing an excellent option for downtown sightseeing, has just been reintroduced from Sunset Station, the entertainment district adjacent to the Amtrak station near downtown. For just $1.30 for adults - children 4 and under ride free - and from 7 am - 11 pm weekdays and 9 am - 11 pm on weekends, riders are treated to a pleasant and convenient circle-tour through downtown, with stops near or at all of the major tourist attractions. Simply board at Sunset Station, a 1/2 mile/10 minute walk from the house - or, a 10 minute ride on bus #28 from the aforementioned bus stop - sit back and relax and enjoy all of the sights and sounds that have made the Alamo City one of the most popular destinations in the world.