By Nancy Haston Foster
This easy-to-use consultant grants the heritage, highlights, and sizzling spots of the nation's 8th greatest urban. You get huge listings of ancient areas, annual occasions, eating places, accomodations, buying parts, and extra.
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Where admission fees are specified, this book has indicated the prices current at the time of this printing. But remember, they’re ever changing. All information in this book is as accurate as possible at the time of printing and is subject to change. HOW TO USE MAP FOR LOCATIONS To help readers locate the numerous businesses, parks, museums, restaurants, and other places in this guide, this book divides the city into seven areas. The listings indicate the area in which the attraction is found.
For a comprehensive view of the River Walk, you can board a river barge that takes you upstream to view the natives and shops. ) The main “dock” is across from the Hilton Hotel, at the Market Street Bridge (see the listing for Yanaguana Cruises in the Sightseeing Tours section of the Tours chapter). Another dock is at Rivercenter. ” Then the Spaniards arrived in 1691 and named it San Antonio de Padua (for Saint Anthony of Padua) when they camped out near the river. The Alamo, or Mission San Antonio de Valero, was built near the river.
Also, a gallery with exhibits and artists’ wares for sale graces the premises. Be sure to see the picturesque chapel, built in the 1860s, with its lovely stained glass. Call to arrange group tours. m. Adults $3, children $1 • W The most obvious landmark at HemisFair Park is the 622-foot (750 including antenna) tower that soars abruptly into the San Antonio skyline. A starkly modern structure, it has a revolving restaurant at the top, where you can view the whole 360° panorama of the city and its surrounding hills and brush country.