Comfort Inn & Suites
15771 IH-35 North
Selma, TX 78154
Phone: (210) 447-2305
Fax: (210) 447-2309
Looking for fun, adventure and the chance to do a little gambling? Check out the Retama Park racetrack. You will find live and simulcast horseracing, casual and fine dining, live concerts and special events. The main track at Retama Park is a 1.1-mile dirt oval. There is a 5.5 percent banking on turns, and the distance is only 990 feet from the final turn to the finish line. Special events such as "Fifty-cent Fridays" feature family activities and discounted admission. All the live racing dates and times vary.
This is one of the area's most talked-about golf courses. The course certainly enhances San Antonio's reputation as a golf destination. Tight fairways guarded by well-placed bunkers make the course challenging for players of all skill levels. Some holes offer spectacular views as golfers tee off from a well-elevated tee box to a green that is far below. Other holes are just the opposite, with the pin being well above the tee box, yielding many a blind shot onto the green. This place also has a restaurant to satiate hunger pangs after an exciting game! Open daily 6:30 am onwards.
Two tree-lined fairways, nine target greens and the finest night-time lighting—put all these together and you get the Rolling Oaks Golf Center. The center includes areas for putting, chipping and sand trap—it also provides golf lessons and club repair facilities. If shopping is on your mind, then head to the pro shop. And if you are looking for food and fun, visit the Rolling Oaks Sports Bar and Grill. Have a rocking time!
With 6,532 yards, par 72 and 18 holes, this golf course has a lot to offer. An avid golfer's delight, Northcliffe Golf & Country Club is the perfect place to mix leisure and relaxation with sporting activities. The course also includes a pro shop, dining area, rental shop and a driving range. Check website for more details and exact working hours.
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.
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.
Woodlake Country Club, a Desmond Muirhead-designed course, was opened in 1972. Narrow fairways, with streams and ponds, lead to small, fast and wavy greens that are well guarded by many sand bunkers. The lob wedge is used often, on this course, if chip shots are to stay on the greens. The front nine is pretty open, but there are lots of rolling hills and the wind does become a factor during the warm summer months. This course is fun to play on and it offers a pretty good challenge to players of all skill levels.
Located in a panoramic area to the northeast of San Antonio, TPC San Antonio was inaugurated amid much fanfare in January 2010. Spread over 2800 acres of lush greenery, this 36-hole course was designed by the master golf architects Greg Norman and Pete Dye. Designed to host PGA tournaments, it is well-equipped and way ahead of its time. TPC San Antonio is open to club members and guests of JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa.
Just a few minutes northeast of San Antonio lies a geological wonder that attracts tourists from around the globe. Natural Bridge Caverns, designated both a U.S. Natural Landmark as well as a Texas Historic Site, contains some of the most phenomenal cave formations in the country. Giant stalactites resembling enormous chandeliers and stalagmites that look like fried eggs are just a few of the more than 10,000 formations contained within this living cave. The caves are not wheelchair accessible. Special rates are available for groups of 25 or more.
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch offers a unique safari experience, minus the trip to Africa. It features a petting zoo and a nursery, but is highlighted by the drive-through sanctuary. Park guests can purchase animal food to take with them on their journey through the park. Ever wondered what it is like to have a camel slobber all over your windows? Camels, along with 65 other animal species from six continents, roam freely throughout the park. The less timid animals will approach visitors and, if allowed, will stick their heads inside the vehicles and eat whatever they can find. Visitors can also encounter the endangered addax antelope, in addition to zebras, llamas, ostriches, giraffes and lemurs, among many other animals.
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.
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.