San Antonio Journals

San Antonio

A travel journal to San Antonio by sjr004

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Photo, San Antonio, Texas More Photos
Quote: This place is incredible. Beautiful weather for anyhting outdoors (esp in the winter, little hot in summer). Golf is well covered here, both cheap & high priced can be found in abundance.

San Antonio

Overview

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Go to the Riverwalk for a nite out. Hill Country is a good weekend away from hustle & bustle.

Quick Tips:

Sunscreen is recommended.

Best Way To Get Around:

your own car, stay off of interstates

Texas Land & Cattle Steak House

Restaurant | "Texas Land and Cattle Company"

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Great steaks at a reasonable price, the alcoholic drinks are a bit too pricy tho. Make sure to try and miss the crowds by coming after 630 or so in the evenings on the weekends.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 24, 2001

Texas Land & Cattle Steak House
Loop 410
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 222-2263

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

Attraction | "Fiesta Texas - Six Flags Park"

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Photo, San Antonio, Texas
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The Superman Krypton Coaster ride is the largest steel and only floorless coaster in the Southwest. You fly through over 4000 feet of twists, turns, spiral loops, and corkscrews at 70 miles an hour. The ride is definitely not for the faint of heart.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 22, 2001

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
17000 IH-10 West
San Antonio, Texas 78257
(210) 697-5050

Fiesta San Antonio

Attraction | "Fiesta"

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Fiesta 2002 is scheduled for April 19–28. The family-oriented Fiesta celebration offers 159 events for individuals of all ages. Fiesta® San Antonio is a 10-day celebration held every April to honor the memory of the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto and to celebrate San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 22, 2001

Fiesta San Antonio
2611 Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78215

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Originally named Misión San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years. People worldwide continue to remember the Alamo as the site of a heroic struggle against overwhelming odds — a place where men made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. For this reason the Alamo remains hallowed ground and the Shrine of Texas Liberty.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 23, 2001

The Alamo (Mission San Antonio de Valero)
300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 225-1391

Hard Rock Cafe

Restaurant | "Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio"

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Situated along the city’s famous Riverwalk area, the Hard Rock Cafe hasthree floors of patios where you can watch slow moving tourist boats below on the river.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 23, 2001

Hard Rock Cafe
111 West Crockett Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 224-7625

Yanaguana Cruises, Inc.

Attraction | "Yanaguana Riverwalk Boat Cruises"

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The Yanaguana Boat Cruises provide about a 40 minute complete tour of The Riverwalk. The San Antonio River, is also known as "Yanaguana," which means "refreshing waters" or "clear waters."

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 23, 2001

Yanaguana Cruises, Inc.
315 E Commerce St
San Antonio, Texas 78205
+1 210 244 5700; +1

Brackenridge Park

Attraction

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Brackenridge Park is a 343-acre refuge in the heart of the city that offers a full day of family fun. The San Antonio Zoo, with a collection of more than 3,500 animals representing 750 different species from around the globe – one of the largest collections in America – also is the only zoo in the country to exhibit endangered Whooping cranes. Nearby, the Witte Museum and H-E-B Science Treehouse offer hands-on learning, with exhibits exploring history, science, natural science and anthropology. The Japanese Tea Garden, featuring ponds and gardens nestled in an abandoned quarry, and the Kiddie Park will round out a day of fun and education.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 23, 2001

Brackenridge Park
2800 North Broadway
San Antonio, Texas 78215
+1 210 207 8480

SeaWorld San Antonio

Attraction | "Sea World"

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"The Steel Eel" at SeaWorld San Antonio is an exciting roller coaster, the only hypercoaster anywhere in the American Southwest. SeaWorld San Antonio combines fun with education and appreciation for some of the ocean’s most fascinating creatures through more than 25 shows, educational exhibits and rides. My company went there on a fundraising benefit in July and had a lot of fun.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 23, 2001

SeaWorld San Antonio
10500 Sea World Dr
San Antonio, Texas 78251
(800) 700-7786

Hill Country Golf Club

Attraction | "Hyatt Hill Country Golf Club and Resort"

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The course is rated consistently in the top ten resorts. It is a five-year old course, with a wonderful staff. Excellent staff, service, amenities are evidenced throughout this Hyatt Hill County layout. Multiple bars & cocktail lounges.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 23, 2001

Hill Country Golf Club
9800 Hyatt Resort Dr
San Antonio, Texas 78251
+1 210 647 1234

Splashtown

Attraction

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It's a family waterpark that has something fun for every age. A seven story luge, a relaxing river ride, a wave pool and sand volleyball courts are some of the things that are here.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 23, 2001

Splashtown
3600 IH-35 North
San Antonio, Texas 78219
+1 210 227 1400

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The IMAX Rivercenter Theatre usually presents "Alamo...The Price of Freedom" on a six-story screen. This movie was well worth seeing when I first moved to Texas. The Texas Adventure presents the story of Texas independence in a state-of-the-art multi-media presentation next door.

La Villita

Story/Tip

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La Villita (which means "the little village") was one of San Antonio’s original settlements and became a hub of Texas revolutionary activities around 1835. Today, La Villita is a National Historic District and a haven for artists and craftsmen, selling blown glass, jewelry, stained glass and other handcrafts, as well as fashions from Mexico and Guatemala.
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The Spanish Governor’s Palace was the seat of government when San Antonio was the capital of the Spanish Province of Texas, sits downtown near City Hall.
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The city's cathedral (also the home of the archbishop) is San Fernando Cathedral, which the area’s founders from the Canary Islands began constructing in 1731.

El Mercado

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El Mercado, in English Market Square, is the largest Mexican marketplace outside of México. It is a festive combination of Tex-Mex cuisine, music and entertainment, and products ranging from pearls to piñatas.
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This course has breathtaking views of San Antonio's vistas; Six Flags Over Texas, natural waterfalls, fast running creeks, and hills, hills, hills. Did I mention that it isn't very flat? Also has a great golf school & staff.

Spurs game

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SA spurs game w/ Tim Duncan, David Robinson and the gang are a lot of fun down here in southern Texas. The fans really get into the games and let the opposing teams know that this is Tim's house.