The Alamo Mission in San Antonio (Spanish: Misión de Álamo) is commonly called The Alamo and was originally known as Misión San Antonio de Valero. It was founded in the 18th century as a Roman Catholic mission and fortress compound, and today is part of the San Antonio Missions World Heritage Site in San Antonio, Texas, United States.
Aquatica San Antonio is one of Texas's best family-friendly water parks. This tropical paradise next to SeaWorld offers water rides from serene to extreme, crashing surf and unforgettable opportunities to meet stingrays, tropical birds and other amazing animals. Learn more about our extreme water slides, wave pools and ticket options here.
Historic Brackenridge Park is a perennial favorite with San Antonio natives and visitors alike. The park is home to a stretch of the San Antonio River, the Japanese Tea Garden, Sunken Garden Theater, the San Antonio Zoo, Lambert Beach and Tony "Skipper" Martinez ball fields.
For over 131 years, The Buckhorn Saloon and Museum has been known as a gathering place and for the spectacular wildlife exhibits. Enjoy our Cafè, Gift Shop, Shooting Gallery and our 2 museums, The Buckhorn Museum and the Texas Ranger Museum.
Welcome to San Fernando Cathedral We pray you enjoy your visit to the Cathedral and that you take some time to look throughout our website for various news, resources, events, and ways you can become a part of the Body of Christ that is within our parish community.
Friedrich Wilderness Park offers approximately 10 miles of hiking trails with varying degrees of difficulty. It is home for rare birds, terrestrial orchids, steep hills and deep canyons. It is internationally known for bird watching. Perched on the edge if the Balcones Escarpment, Friedrich is a nesting site for two federally listed endangered species of birds: the Black-capped Vireo and the Golden-cheeked Warbler.
Today La Villita is a thriving art community that stands as a monument to San Antonio's past. La Villita is on the National Registry of Historic Districts. For more information on La Villita, including its art galleries, shops and restaurants, visit LaVillita.com or call (210) 207-8614.
Mission Espada: 10040 Espada Road, San Antonio, Texas, 78214. NPS Photo. Mission San Francisco de la Espada. This was the first mission in Texas, founded in 1690 as San Francisco de los Tejas near present-day Weches, Texas. In 1731, the mission was transferred to the San Antonio River area and renamed Mission San Francisco de la Espada.
Welcome to Natural Bridge Caverns, Texas –a premier natural attraction – where you’ll find adventure and fun around every bend. Like on the Discovery Tour, where you’ll see massive, otherworldly formations formed by single drops of water and the slow passage of time.
Many thought that "O.P." stood for Old Push Broom, but the letters were actually Schnabel's initials. The Beautify San Antonio Association is named for Sadie Ray and Waldo Graff who, together with Schnabel, devoted their lives to the organization.
Two picnic areas are available for rental at the north end of Olmos Basin Park on Devine Road. The area includes the picnic tables, rest room and playground. The two areas are identified as Unit 30 and Unit 50 Unit 30, available for $80 per day, is across from the existing party house and Unit 50, which has a barbecue pit and is also $80 a day, is directly south of the party house.
The Japanese Tea Garden features areas available for rent, which are ideal for small weddings, a memorial service, as well as an area for large corporate gatherings, not to mention the renovated Jingu House Café. Come visit one of San Antonio’s historical jewels centrally located, just a short distance from downtown.
In 1941, Mission San José was declared a State Historic Site, and later that same year, a National Historic Site. When the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park was established in November 1978, the Spanish colonial mission was assured of protection in cooperation with the Archdiocese of San Antonio and the parish.
San Pedro Springs Park Chronology 1899 - 1920 ; San Pedro San Pedro Springs Park Chronology 1954 - 1992 ; San Pedro Park Design Article - Design Magazine ; Related Facilities. McFarlin Tennis C enter; San Pedro Playhouse; Swimming Pool; Park History. San Pedro Springs Park—San Antonio’s oldest designated park— is located on land reserved for public use by the Spanish government in the 18th century.
Southtown occupies a two-square-mile swath just a few blocks below San Antonio’s touristy epicenter, but it’s much farther away in spirit. Encompassing stately neighborhoods, like the King William Historic District, and artistic hubs, like the booming Blue Star Arts Complex, it’s filled with free parking and beloved restaurants where locals outnumber visitors (try finding either of those near the Alamo).
Traditionally known as the Spanish Governor's Palace, it was the original Comandancia (residence and working office) for the Captains of the military garrison from 1722 until the early 1800s. Come see where Spain had its first permanent military presence in San Antonio.
The Tower of the Americas is a 750-foot (230-meter) observation tower-restaurant located in the Hemisfair district on the southeastern portion of Downtown San Antonio, Texas, United States. The tower was designed by San Antonio architect O'Neil Ford and was built as the theme structure of the 1968 World's Fair, HemisFair '68.
The City of San Antonio’ Center City Development Office engaged Project for Public Spaces Inc. (PPS) to assist the City, the community and area stakeholders to create a vision and concept plan for Travis Park. A concept plan was then developed based on feedback from the public through meetings and surveys.
1 hospitalized after shooting near S.A. tourist hub San Antonio Express-News There are numerous green places for picnics and other relaxing activities, but the real killer feature of the garden is the array of playground equipment for climbing, swinging and more.