Comfort Inn & Suites Near Medical Center
6039 IH 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78201
Phone: (210) 733-8080
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The Woodlawn Lake Park is a scenic park that has great recreational facilities as well. Established in 1918, it features a huge man-made lake, gym, basketball and tennis courts, swimming pool, lighthouse, sport fields, picnic tables, playground and restrooms. This 62 acres (25.09 hectares) greenery also has a 1.3 mile (2.09 kilometers) walking trail and is a popular fishing and canoeing spot. It is indeed one of the oldest and best of its kind in the neighborhood.
This Catholic church boasts a large and active congregation in the heart of North San Antonio. With daily mass, numerous parish committees and strong community organizations, there is something with which everyone can become involved. In addition to regular church services and activities, Blessed Sacrament offers a private school, day care and an after-school program for children.
Basilica of the National Shrine of the Little Flower or the Little Flower Church is one of the few churches in the US that is designated a minor basilica. Found by a group of friars, this basilica is an architectural masterpiece. The church holds a few interesting annual events like the 'Musical Showers of Flowers', 'El Dia de Los Ninos' and others which add color to the Christian community here.
The city's oldest synagogue, the congregation of this Reform Jewish temple began meeting around the 1850s, but wasn't formally chartered until 1874. The congregation adheres to the three-fold function of Judaism (worship, education and fellowship) with popular programs designed to serve all age groups. A founding member of the Union of American Hebrew Congregations (UAHC), the temple serves over 1,250 families from all around the city. Tot Shabbat services for families with children younger than six are held on Fridays. Junior Congregation services for youth in grades one-four are held on Fridays following Tot Shabbat.
Time Magazine has referred to Trinity Baptist Church as "The Boom Church" because it is one of America's fastest-growing churches. Its humble beginnings date back some 50 years to 1949, when a small group of Christians gathered with a vision of creating a church in Laurel Heights. Today, the congregation exceeds 8,000 members. The church is led by world-renowned evangelist Dr. Buckner Fanning. Billy Graham calls Dr. Fanning "the ideal pastor...a pastor evangelist whom God has greatly used." The church offers two identical worship services on Sunday mornings, one at 8a and the other at 11a. Bible study takes place in between the two services at 10a.
Rosedale Park is by far, one of the largest parks of San Antonio. Spread over 60 acres of land, this park has hosted a number of concerts and festivals and will continue to do so. A famous picnic spot, this park can be rented for private and corporate events as well. Built over a century ago, this park was a little shy of 2 acres then. Throughout ages, various people have brought about changes and additions for the betterment of the local community. Today this park houses a big playground, huge sport fields and a pavilion.
What a find this little spot is! Although surrounded by the lights of the city, this planetarium and observatory captures the vast Texas sky and all its beauty, delivering it to the imagination of visitors. The planetarium's star projection show delights and fascinates children of all ages with its breathtaking images and its easy-to-follow narration. Then, the observatory opens and offers a glimpse of space and all its mysteries; weather permitting, of course.
The red-tiled roof of St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church stands grandly on St. Mary's Street, and has been standing tall here since the 1920s. The glorious Byzantine architecture of the church building is a shelter for the Orthodox Greek community of the city. Besides the prayer service, the church also plays host to a variety of events. Call to know more.
Crockett Park’s origins as a public square date back to 1875. North Main Avenue divides this 5.3-acre (2.14-hectare) landscape into two halves, thus giving it a nickname of Twin Parks. It is a great recreational spot for locals and is equipped with a playground. Their gazebo can be rented out for private functions. The San Antonio Summer Art and Jazz Festival is a popular event held here. Other park features include sidewalks, jogging tracks and fountains.
One of the city's largest parks, Brackenridge offers more family fun than one day can accommodate. Start with the musical carousel featuring 60 antique horses. Then try the Skyride, which consists of Swiss manufactured cable cars that lift visitors to enjoy the view of the park as well as the city skyline. If ground transportation is more your speed, opt for a ride on the miniature train that runs through a 3.5-mile (5.6-kilometer) stretch of the park. For water travel, cruise around the upper part of the San Antonio River in paddle boats. Other facilities include a municipal golf course, a driving range, bike trails and picnic areas.
In 1915, the city requested a Japanese immigrant and his wife to transform an old rock quarry into a Japanese-styled garden, and a man named Mr. Kimi Eizo Jingu agreed to the task. He started with a rock house, which still stands today and is surrounded by winding pebble walkways, stone bridges, a waterfall and tranquil pools. His work transformed the old rock quarry into a garden filled with lily ponds and lush green vegetation. With the onset of World War II and the growing anti-Japanese sentiment that surrounded it, the city council changed the garden's name to "Chinese Sunken Garden." In 1983, the original name was finally restored.
Situated along the San Antonio River and next to Brackenridge Park, this zoo is considered one of the finest in America, housing more than 3500 animals representing more than 700 species. The recently renovated big cat exhibit draws big crowds, as does the bird collection, which is one of the largest in the United States. Allow time for wandering around and exploring everything this zoo has to offer. San Antonio Zoo offers weekly educational programs and is also available for private events.