Local Area Overview
The River Walk - No offense to the Mighty Mississippi, but no American river comes close to the beauty of the San Antonio River. While Huckleberry Finn traveled along the Mississippi to escape Pap, thousands of people stroll along San Antonio’s River’s serene walkways to escape the worries of the world. Rich vegetation, upscale restaurants, bars and retail stores line the River Walk—Texas’ #1 attraction.
San Antonio Zoo - If you want an African wilderness experience without the Malaria shots, passports and mosquito nets, look no further than the San Antonio Zoo’s Africa Live exhibit. Chock-full of lions, crocs and rhinos, Africa Live is just one excellent way to spend your an afternoon at the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium.
Sea World - Apparently there is more than one whale named “Shamu” in the Sea World franchise. But don’t let the mass production of this iconic underwater figure diminish your expectations of Sea World. Shamu’s “Believe” show is a spectacular highlight among the marine mammal park’s many excellent aquatic exhibits and activities.
The Alamo - The Alamo isn’t just a 2-star movie starring Billy Bob Thorton. It’s a piece of American history that will always be remembered through the restored original site in downtown San Antonio. Take a tour of the famous mission and experience the many historical artifacts that were left behind.
San Antonio Children’s Museum - Parents beware: everything your child has learned in his or her lifetime can be undone in the course of one weeklong vacation. When visiting San Antonio, it is imperative that you break up the taco eating and theme park visiting with an educational trip to the San Antonio Children’s Museum. It will strengthen their minds, but more importantly, it will soften their hearts.