San Antonio Location Information

 

City of San Antonio Information (http://www.visitsanantonio.com)

The City of San Antonio is one of Texas’ largest metropolitan areas and the seventh largest city in the United States. San Antonio is fast growing- in fact it has been in the top five for growth in the nation for most of the past decade. From the historic legacy of the Alamo to the modern vibrancy of its graceful River Walk, stellar arts reputation, and increasingly acclaimed culinary and retail scene, San Antonio has come to define both classic and contemporary Texas.

Named for St. Anthony, San Antonio was established in 1691 when a Spanish expedition settled in the area. San Antonio is visited by approximately 26 million tourists per year according to the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau. The city is home to the four-time NBA champion San Antonio Spurs and the annual San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo, one of the largest in the country. Famous for Spanish missions, the Alamo, the River Walk, the Tower of the Americas, SeaWorld and Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme parks there is no shortage of things to do and see in and around the Alamo City.

San Antonio has a strong military presence—it is known as Military City USA! Home to the recently renamed Joint Base San Antonio Fort Sam Houston- , Lackland Air Force Base, Randolph Air Force Base are currently the largest installation in the country- over 80,000 military and civilian employees serve more than 200 missions at the Joint Base. San Antonio is also home to Brooks City-Base, Camp Bullis and Camp Stanley outside the city. Kelly Air Force Base operated out of San Antonio until 2001, when became Port San Antonio, an industrial/business park. San Antonio is home to five Fortune 500 companies and to the South Texas Medical Center, the only medical research and care provider in the South Texas region.

 

 

Alamo Information (http://www.thealamo.org/)

This historic location is directly adjacent to the conference hotel (Historic Menger Hotel). Originally named Mission San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years. Construction began on the present site in 1724. In 1793, Spanish officials secularized San Antonio's five missions and distributed their lands to remaining Indian residents. These men and women continued to farm the fields, once the mission's but now their own, and participated in the growing community of San Antonio.

 

River Walk Information (http://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com)

The San Antonio River Walk-also located directly adjacent to the conference hotel (Historic Menger Hotel)-is a public park open 365 days a year, lined with individual businesses composed of restaurants, hotels, attractions and more. The Paseo del Rio Association is a non-profit organization founded in 1968 to promote, protect and preserve the San Antonio River Walk, the number one tourist attraction in Texas. The Association accomplishes this through the production of special events along the River Walk throughout the year and through the publication of Rio Magazine, a monthly visitor magazine. The Association serves as an advocate, facilitator, and moderator among the business, civic, and governmental communities on matters concerning the River Walk.

 

RiverCenter Mall (http://www.shoprivercenter.com/)

Located only a few hundred feet away from the Menger Conference Hotel, the RiverCenter Mall provides a wide range of dining and shopping options, including a Food Court with quick options during conference lunch breaks. The mall also includes a Comedy Club and 9-screen movie theatre.

Tower of the Americas (http://www.toweroftheamericas.com)

Located in downtown San Antonio, the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. Enjoy the gorgeous panorama from the Tower's revolving Chart House Restaurant, take in the scenery from the Observation Deck or experience the thrilling 4D Theater Ride. For a taste of the best dining and fun that San Antonio Riverwalk restaurants have to offer, come take a flight with the Tower of the Americas.

 

 

Restaurants (and nearby coffee options) in San Antonio "recommended by the locals"

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Guidebook

 

 

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