Prior to visiting San Antonio Texas, I envisioned cowboys, Indians, horses, the Spurs and wide open spaces. What a pleasant surprise I received when I arrived in San Antonio and found a colonial-inspired architectural style, a river running through town, museums, art galleries, shopping, a vibrant performing arts and cultural community, and amusement parks. The historic feel and long list of activities and sight-seeing destinations make San Antonio field trips the perfect way to extend your curriculum from the classroom into the real world.
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The River Walk
The San Antonio Riverwalk symbolizes the heart and soul of the city. The first section which was completed in 1941 and revitalized in 1968. The River Walk is the largest urban ecosystem in the nation. Tucked below street level it provides a serene and pleasant way to navigate the city on sidewalks and paths leading to locally inspired shopping and dining. Barges offer sightseeing tours. You may paddle parts of the river in kayaks.
In the 18th century, Spanish priests established five Catholic missions along the San Antonio River. Today, the five missions represent the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America and have been named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
The Arts and Museums
A contemporary Texas art foundation featuring cutting edge international art. Exhibitions, and education programs actively engage youth audiences.
San Antonio’s oldest theatre and newest entertainment venue! Live performances and private events in a beautifully restored Meso-American themed masterpiece built in 1926.
Briscoe Western Art Museum
Briscoe Western Art Museum preserves and interprets the art, history, and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions and educational programs.
Market Square, El Mercado
The rich culture of San Antonio abounds throughout the plazas of Market Square. A three-block outdoor plaza lined with restaurants, shops and produce stands.
Where nature, science and culture meet, recently opened its doors after 170,000 square feet of renovation and expansion. New exhibitions on dinosaurs, People of the Pecos and Texas Wild highlight the changes.
As one of the nation’s most culturally rich and diverse destinations, San Antonio is a mecca for the performing arts. From mariachis on the River Walk to Broadway shows, San Antonio’s performing arts scene is varied and vivid.
Tobin Center for Performing Arts
An exciting addition to San Antonio’s art world is Tobin Center for the Performing Arts. This spectacular venue is home to the San Antonio Symphony, Ballet San Antonio, Opera San Antonio, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio, the Children’s Fine Arts Series and more.
Opened in 1926, this historic theater was once the pinnacle of culture and glamor in San Antonio. The cool and the cultured still converge here to relish the beauty of one of Texas’ most unique venues.
One of the most exciting forms of live music is a Broadway musical, if you want to see one of those in Texas, you have to visit the Majestic Theatre. The ornate and fabulous design of the building is worth the trip alone.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
After your performers perform nearby Six Flags, at the Music in the Park festival, they can take a ride on the World’s newest and largest rocket blast water coaster, Thunder Rapids! Also, new for 2017 is our new thrilling night time show Celebrate, featuring cutting edge, pyrotechnics plus fire and water effects.
Experience up-close with the animals, swim with the dolphins and encounter killer whales and sharks while learning about conservation. Plus, thrilling rides, exhilarating coasters and awe-inspiring shows.
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