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Explore San Antonio

Aug 23, 2016

If your trip to Reunion includes only views of the airport and hotel, you’re wasting your chance to see one of the most cultural, historic and naturally beautiful cities in Texas. Get into town early or stay a few extra days, and explore San Antonio.

The Alamo & San Antonio Missions - Free & Fun!

A trip to San Antonio wouldn’t be complete without visiting the Alamo. This iconic landmark is a former Roman Catholic mission and was the site of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. The Alamo is open daily. Books tours online at www.thealamo.org.

The Alamo is part of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, which also includes four other Spanish missions — San Jose, San Juan, Concepcion, and Espada — and together these missions have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the first in Texas. Guided tours are free.

If you get into town before Reunion, you’re just in time for the San Antonio World Heritage Festival on September 8-11. The festival celebrates the first anniversary of the San Antonio Missions designation as a World Heritage Site. This is a family friendly event that includes mission tours, kids’ activities, live music, and food. Visit www.worldheritagefestival.org to learn more.

The San Antonio River Walk

The river walk’s tree-lined sidewalks and paths wind along the San Antonio River through the city center. Exploring the San Antonio River Walk, also known as Paseo del Rio, will provide you with direct access to many of the city’s most popular restaurants, sites & attractions. You can dine riverside under the iconic umbrellas while enjoying any number of cuisines from Classic Tex-Mex and barbecue to fine dining and Italian, and guided tours of the River Walk can be enjoyed by boat, bike, Segway or on foot.

Adventure Parks

If you’re bringing the kids to Reunion, San Antonio’s family attractions will give you & your family an unforgettable vacation. Often called the #1 waterpark in the world, Schilitterbahn is a 65-acre waterpark resort in in nearby New Braunfels. SeaWorld San Antonio is a marine life adventure park with rides, a waterpark and family entertainment, including the infamous Shamu show. Six Flags Fiesta Texas offers thrilling roller coasters and family rides, a waterpark and musical shows. Morgan’s Wonderland is a fun park designed with special needs guests in mind. All of its attractions are wheel-chair accessible and special needs guests receive free admission.

This is a just a brief introduction to the wide range of activities San Antonio has to offer. Visit www.visitsanantonio.com for tips on dining, shopping and other attractions.

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