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Old 03-02-2007, 01:06 PM
 
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Greetings all,

I am planning to take my family during the spring break to San Antonio... Hence, you are kindly requested to name the best five attractions in San Antonio (Based on your personal opinion)

Cheers..
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:11 PM
 
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Hmm... well since ive only been here about 7 month now I can only suggest two that I have been to so far. Alamo and Riverwalk. As far as ones I have heard about Sea World, Fiesta Texas. Im sure there are others Im not thinking of at the moment.

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Old 03-02-2007, 01:37 PM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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Hi Nerd, love the s/n. I'm assuming that you're not from SA? Which attractions are best for you kind of depends on what sort of entertainment you're looking to have. Obviously SW and FT are good choices with kids, as well as SplashTown or Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels. If you're looking for something slower paced, however, you can easily spend a day (if not two) downtown at the Riverwalk, Alamo, mission trail, Rivercenter mall, some of the old hotels, theaters and office buildings and even the central library are worth checking out if only for the exterior design.
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Old 03-02-2007, 01:44 PM
 
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If you live in a city/town that does not have an IMAX, I would definately catch an IMAX movie. We have two locations now.
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Old 03-02-2007, 02:48 PM
 
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The top 5 best attractions to me are:
1. the Riverwalk
2. the Alamo
3. Tower of the Americas/Hemisfair Park (3D Ride and Observation Deck)
4. Sea World
5. Fiesta TExas
6. Natural Bridge Cavern, in New Braunfels

oops that's more than 5!
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Old 03-02-2007, 04:46 PM
 
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I would classify Alamo/Rivercenter/Riverwalk as one attraction due to the close proximity of all of them.
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Central Texas
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Oldmanshirt is right....it depends on what type entertainment you are looking for and to just limit to five...I can't do it!!! LOL

A downtown history walking tour....the Alamo, across the plaza from the Alamo there is an entrance to the Riverwalk...look for a plexiglass cover...inside is a portion of a section of original outer Alamo wall. La Villita, San Fernando Catherdral (it was from the bell tower that Santa Anna's troops were spotted, rumor has it that some bones of Alamo defenders are entombed here) The Spanish Governor's Palace (remember it was a "palace' by mid 1700 frontier outpost terms), the old site of the Veremendi Palace (no longer standing but there is a marker, it was the home of Jim Bowie's inlaws and site of fighting in the Battle of Bejar in December 1835, Ben Milam was killed there and there are bullet holes still visible in the doors which should be on display at the Alamo).

Fun shopping downtown...El Mercado ( Market Square) A grouping of shops with enough curios to satisfy tourist and art collectors alike. My kids love it!

The San Antonio Zoo, Breckenridge Park ( ride the train), The Witte Museum ( if you have kids, dont miss the HEB Treehouse section), The Botanical Gardens, The McNay Art Institute, Fort Sam Houston Quadrangle ( not sure how accessible this is anymore, has a great outdoor display of early cannon and tanks....Geronimo was once held captive here)

More history and recommended for camera buffs.....pack the cooler with drinks and maybe some snacks and head out to the other four San Antonio missions. We used to make a half day trek out of it.

Directions and more information can be found thru any tourist information source.

Oh yeah, then there are these two things in town that a lot of people enjoy.....I think they are called Sea World and Fiesta Texas
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Old 03-02-2007, 07:24 PM
 
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Breckenridge Park & San Antonio Zoo. I can't believe I forgot about it. One of the greatest places in Texas. No joke.
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:29 PM
 
Location: Indianapolis
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Gotta see the Boots at North Star. (just a drive by)
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Old 03-02-2007, 11:38 PM
 
Location: NW KCMO 64151
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Gotta see the Boots at North Star. (just a drive by)
Not that it's a tourist attraction by any means, but the new N O R T H S T A R lettering next to the boots is a classy touch
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