Comfort Inn & Suites Near the AT&T Center
4038 I-10 East
San Antonio, TX 78219
Phone: (210) 447-2000
Fax: (210) 447-8099
This water park is hugely popular, particularly with folks who do not want to drive out of town to enjoy the water or fight the crowds at some of the larger parks. You will find acres of body slides, tubes, pools, spraying and splashing attractions and kids areas providing hours of fun and relief from the Texas heat. Life jackets and inner tubes are included in the cost of admission. Splashtown also has lockers available for rent as well as a fairly good refreshment stand.
Constructed in 1870, this post became a permanent home for the US Army. The Quadrangle, with its impressive clock tower, was originally built as a supply depot. In 1886, however, it served as prison grounds for Apache Chief Geronimo and his warriors. Much to the delight of children and adults alike, the facility now houses flocks of deer, rabbits, chickens, geese and ducks, which have occupied the grounds for over 100 years. The animals are tame enough to hand-feed and occasionally pet.
33 acres (4046 square meters) of lush foliage and colorful blooms beg to be appreciated. A wonderful attraction often overlooked by visitors, the garden is exquisite year round, with something always in bloom. A conservatory, formal gardens, "old-fashioned" gardens and native plant areas provide a variety of interest. This is definitely a must-see for both botany experts and garden-variety folks. If you're visiting in the spring, don't forget your antihistamines. The garden center features a luncheon cafe, a gift shop, guided tours, and adults' and children's classes. It is also available for private parties.
Saint Paul's square provides a glimpse into San Antonio's rich past dating back to 1877. This historic district once played host to nightlife and other entertainment activities and featured artists like Louis Armstrong. The venue where culture and cuisine meet—Sunset Station—is nestled here. This district has a close association with the African American community.
310 Chestnut Street is a bustling block that is situated in central San Antonio. There lies a warehouse on its site which is spread across 15000 square feet. This warehouse plays host to various temporary exhibitions, expositions and other local events throughout the year. Among the most popular events taking place at the venue is the Dinosaur George’s Ultimate Paleo-Adventure which is an exhibition of dinosaurs set amidst phenomenal lights and a natural setting. If you wish to visit an enthralling exhibition, then you must head to 310 Chestnut Street.
Take a trip down memory lane at Kiddie Park, one of the most well known amusement parks in the country. Established in 1925, it is a dream come true for children and adults with its innumerable rides. Hop onto the school bus or allow the children to pedal their way on the mini-train. Another famous ride is the old carousel that both children and parents can enjoy. The entry fees are modest and pocket-friendly, adding to the charm of the place. There is a small snack bar too where one can grab a few bites before heading to the next ride.
If ghosts, paranormal activity or the like gets your adrenaline pumping, then a stop at Nightmare on Grayson is highly recommended. This haunted house, like all other haunted houses, has its own unique and intriguing history. However, this story is really intriguing and tells the tale of a scientist called Frederich Von Strussen, a spy for the military forces of the Axis side, who was sent to the United States to work in the Double Cola Factory on Grayson street, but who, in fact, had arrived to develop a stimulating, hallucinogenic drink for soldiers, using the local public as test subjects. Things went awry, and Von Strussen was executed before his verdict could be passed, and thus it is said his spirit haunts the building. Do see the website to know more.
The oldest Presbyterian church in the city, its services draw members and visitors from all neighborhoods. As the mission states, members believe they are called "to proclaim and share the Gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed, so that we and all people, far and near, will come to trust Him as Lord and Savior, be motivated to practice His teaching in every area of life, and discover here a community of service in order to be a visible sign of God's love for all people. The church's day care center is one of the best in the city, with a strong curriculum and highly qualified teachers; as a result, the waiting list is long.
Originally the Mission San Antonio del Valero, the Alamo is by far the most famous historical site in Texas, playing a significant role in Texas' quest for independence from Mexico. Under the command of Col. William Travis, 189 Texan soldiers bravely defended this fort for 13 days before finally succumbing to Santa Anna's massive Mexican army in early 1836. The chapel and the Long Barrack are all that remain of the fort. Saved from civilian apathy by the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, the mission is now a museum containing relics from the era. Narrated tours are available.
The St Joseph Catholic Church is located in the Downtown San Antonio. Built in the 19th century, the church was preceded by another site of faith. This Roman Catholic Church is an active institute of faith. The church is built in the Gothic Revival style of architecture and is a spectacle of grandeur. An erstwhile religious site for German immigrants, it currently serves a diverse community of worshipers. The regular services are conducted in English, accompanied by mariachi music and occasional singing performance by the San Antonio Liederkranz. Check the website for information on mass timings and services.
The Alamo Visitor Center can provide the help you need, whether you want to make hotel reservations, purchase tickets to local attractions, book a tour of San Antonio or just obtain general information the city. The staff can provide many of its services over the phone. However, if you go downtown, be sure to stop in the Center so you can pick up free brochures on events and attractions in the downtown area. Tourist information personnel will be there to assist you. They are located just inside the Menger Hotel next to the Alamo. Most information is provided free on behalf of San Antonio (excluding some souvenir items), but tips are always welcome.
Sure, a little pampering never hurt anyone. But at this spa, there's so much pampering to be had you could spoil yourself rotten. Services include massage, herbal scrubs and wraps, facials, manicures and pedicures and more. Indulgence can also be packaged into one-hour, two-hour, half-day and full-day treatments using Baden Baden stress reduction and relaxation therapies. Reservations are preferred. Services are by appointment.