Comfort Inn & Suites Airport
8640 Crownhill Blvd.
San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: (210) 249-2000
Fax: (210) 249-2010
An art studio for children, Artworks is a gold mine for your budding Matisse or O'Keefe. The staff of patient souls doesn't mind if there's paint on the floor or clay under their fingernails—they feel that art is process and that people, and children in particular, should be allowed to explore and experiment to their heart's content. Painting, clay sculpting, drawing, crafts, collage and more beckon artists as young as age two into the Artworks studio. Artworks offers regularly scheduled classes and opens its doors for field trips; it can also be reserved for private birthday parties.
Keith Foster designed this San Antonio masterpiece, which opened in 1993 and has since garnered quite a reputation. A unique course carved out of an abandoned quarry, it placed among the top ten of "America's Top State Golf Courses" in Golf Digest magazine. It offers some of the best views of the city, but don't get caught sightseeing, or this course will eat your lunch. The front nine is pretty open and filled with streams throughout. Upon making the turn, you quickly find out how the course got its name. Nestled within the abandoned quarry, several holes have greens that are bordered on three sides by 100-foot cliffs, with trouble waiting on the other side. In fact, the names given to two of the holes on the quarry side, "Escape from Alcatraz" and "Reload," pretty much tell the story of the back nine. Call for tee times and more information.
This course opened its doors to the public in 1963. Designed by George Hoffman, the course spans 6,896 yards from the championship tees and has long been a favorite of San Antonio natives and tourists alike. The clubhouse is a little weathered looking, but make no mistake, the course is in very good shape almost year round. Water, sloped greens, and many, many trees make this a pretty challenging little course. Like Mission Del Lago, this course is great for those golfers who prefer to walk.
Fort Sam Houston has two 18-hole courses in the 6,710 yard golfing area, christened the Salado del Rio and La Loma courses. You can also visit the museums and art galleries when you decide to take a break from golfing, even though, golf and art is not a very common combination.
Virgil T. Blossom Athletic Center is the perfect place for undertaking sporting activities. It has a comprehensive list of facilities, which includes a state-of-the-art gymnasium and a pool. This makes the place a big draw for the parents as well as the kids, looking for some fun time. The training facilities and the tracks are perfect to coach aspiring athletes. Football, swimming and soccer tournaments are held at the center of the field and it is also utilized by the NEISD students.
For those looking to hone their skills or just wanting to get out and hit balls after the sun goes down, the San Pedro Driving Range and Par 3 Course is the perfect place to be in. Several flags are placed near yardage markers to allow golfers to accurately gauge their shots and practise till they feel satisfied. A practice green, chipping area and sand traps are also here for a short game. Feel like playing a round but don't have the time? ... The par 3 course might just fit the bill perfectly. No-frills golf is what's offered!
While North Central San Antonio continues to grow in both size and population, this 856 park remains firmly anchored as a wooded respite among the concrete sprawl. Best known for its hiking and biking trails, the park attracts hundreds of visitors on the weekends. The trails vary in terms of their difficulty levels, and bicyclists tend to dominate, so hikers beware. Other visitors enjoy the covered picnic areas, soccer fields and softball diamonds. Camping is allowed with reservations and a permit from the Parks and Recreation department. The park is open to public everyday from six in the morning.
Blossom Golf Center offers putting, pitching, and PGA professionals' training. Breathtaking greenery just gets into you and is rejuvenating. It's available for corporate meetings. Benefit from the concessions at the club.
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.
The Polo Field Practice facility is home to the First Tee of San Antonio and has a rich history. From early 1920s to 1976, polo was played on this field. Since polo is a winter sport, the fields were used as a driving range during summer. Recently, Golf San Antonio took over this place and brought in affordable golf facilities. You can putt and chip in the practice greens; there is also a sand trap. The hitting area, with a range of 350 yards, can accommodate up to 60 people. It also offers a clubhouse, club rentals and concessions.
Although roller-skating has declined in popularity since its 1970s heyday, this rink continues to draw a steady stream of roller-skaters and roller-bladers on most evenings. Modern pop favorites play over the sound system as beginners and advanced skaters alike roll around the large rink. Beginners are urged to stay in the center of the rink, Skateland draws a young and vibrant crowd of teens. Novices might choose to take lessons at the rink to build their skills. Call or check website for weekly schedule and admission fees.
This 6,627-yardage golf course, situated on about 130 acres, has a golfer-friendly layout consisting of 18 holes, Bermuda greens and beautiful natural features. One can avail of golfing lessons, snack bar, pro shop and other facilities.