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    Locals favorite Q

    by raevnzno Updated Jun 21, 2005

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    Local bar-b-que

    Favorite thing: Bill Miller is a local institution and a lifesaver when you're jones-in for some bar-b-que in the middle of the week and don't have the time it takes for the real stuff from your backyard grill. Don't hesitate to stop in for a meal, or just a quick snack. Good stuff.

    Fondest memory: I miss the Tea and Brownies. Best mid afternoon pick-me up. I never leave San Antonio without stopping for take out for my plane ride. Tons better than the peanuts and complimentary soft drinks that the airlines provide!

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    The Riverwalk

    by GUYON Written Apr 21, 2005

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    Favorite thing: In 1921, the san Antonio River overflew and the flood destroyed the downtown. So the authorities decided to build a dam and a canal, called the Oxbow.
    Some San Antonio inhabitants appreciated the banks of the canal and asked for the preservation of them.
    The canal kept during a long time a bad fame : some residents used the water like a trash can.
    Progressively, the image of the Riverwalk changed. The Hemisphere nearby was built in 1968 and restaurants set up along the canal.
    Now it is a marvellous place for strolling and yo listen life music especially when the weather is hot.

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    The mission trail (2)

    by GUYON Updated Apr 20, 2005

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    Mission San Jose

    Favorite thing: The Mission was settled in 1720. It is certainly the largest and the moste beautiful.
    It was frequently attacked during the 18e century to be looted.

    A ranger makes a daily tour : 10AM, 11AM, 2PM, 3PM.

    6701 San Jose Drive
    210 932 1001

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    The mission trail (1)

    by GUYON Updated Apr 20, 2005

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    Mission Conception

    Favorite thing: The Mission Conception is the first Mission of the trail.
    It was established in 1731 and has a splendid Spanish Church.
    I was the center of the colonists'religious universe, housing the Father President of the local Church.

    807 Mission Rd at Felisa St

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    A walk on the river

    by amadeeville Updated Mar 29, 2005

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    walking on river on wispy night

    Favorite thing: My favorite thing about San Antonio is the river walk.

    Fondest memory: My fondest memory was walking on the river in the evening. A lot of people tend to visit areas where there's a lot of bustle but I enjoyed the quiet sirenity of the river walk. The simple things can make the world of difference.

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    The 'Riverwalk'

    by Sweetberry1 Updated Apr 13, 2004

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    Adorable little Critter

    Favorite thing: The 'Riverwalk' is a must see. Especially if you have never been here before. And even if you have, Come again..

    Fondest memory: I loved everything about San Antonio, but if I had to choose, I would have to say 'The Riverwalk' the Alamo, and the squirrels.

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    Mexican heroes

    by arteimagen Written Sep 8, 2003
    Miguel Hidalgo en San Antonio

    Favorite thing: Mexican heroes, as Independence hero Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla shown in the pic, are everywhere. You can find it everywhere around the Alamo, as a remember of their actions in these land once Mexican lands.

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    Take A Trolley Tour

    by keeweechic Updated Aug 14, 2003

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    Favorite thing: A Trolley Tour is the first thing to do when you arrive is take a Trolley Tour which leaves from just opposite the Alamo. Both the Texas Trolley and Lone Star Trolley offer this service. You can either stay on board for the 45 min commentated tour or have the option to get on and off at the various attractions it stops at. Very much value for money.

    We got off several times (at the Missions, Buckhorn Museum and market). You can use the trolley all day. The Lone Star was $3.00 cheaper ($9.50 Adults in 2001) than the Texas Trolley for the same tour. The drivers are very obliging, don't forget the gratuity.

    Fondest memory: Everything. I loved San Antonio. Great atmosphere, lots to see and do, good restaurants. No problems with peak hour traffic.

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    History of the Alamo

    by Jmill42 Written Jun 19, 2003

    Favorite thing: The Alamo had its beginnings as a Spanish mission. With the ever changing government and battle over Texas land, the Alamo's peaceful life was bound to come to an end. On March 6, 1836 the fighting began when the Mexican forces, lead by General Santa Anna, opened fire on the Alamo. They were fighting to keep part of Texas for Mexico. Davey Crockett and Co. were fighting for their independence from Mexico. When all the fighting was over, every single man, except for one slave was dead. The victorious army kept going until they captured more of the Texian forces. He executed 350 men after their capture. Less than a month later Santa Anna was captured giving Texas its independence. The Alamo itself was damaged in the battle, and was later restored in 1850 and then again in the 1930's and 1990's.

    Fondest memory: Learning about the long history of the building and the importance it had in the independence of Texas.

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    Trinity University Campus

    by yooperprof Written Mar 1, 2003
    Shaded (and Watered) campus grounds

    Favorite thing: I used to visit San Antonio every summer to work for the Advanced Placement Testing Service. Though they are based in Princeton NJ, they would have their nationwide-grading for AP tests at a single college campus for each discipline. For a number of years, the European History tests were graded at Trinity University, and I used to love coming down here every June.

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    Livestock Show and Rodeo San Antonio

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003
    Rodeo

    Favorite thing: San Antonio can throw in a party with style.... for those with a cowboy or cowgirl heart we offer the world class Livestock Show and Rodeo. It's an amazing two week event that offers fun and entertainment for the whole family. You can enjoy just touring the lifestock, or watching the rodeo, or listening to the live tunes of your favorite country musician.

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    Fiesta

    by darthmilmo Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: Enjoy the party and events hosted in Down Town San Antonio.

    Fondest memory: Take in the sights of the famous Fiesta celebration... it's generally family oriented during the days, while still offer a party scene at night. Plent to offer all tasted: from Niosa to the day parade. Plenty of information on the official webpage: http://www.fiesta-sa.org/

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    Missions

    by Dr._Aldakov Written Jan 16, 2003

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    Favorite thing: In the greater San Antonio you can find at least 6 missions: ancient buidings combining a fortress and a monastery aimed at spreading a christianity at the times of Cortes. The most famous one is the Alamo, having a historical value while the others are more interesting touristically. Besides the fact that they are beautiful, you would be astonished by the force of this ancient stones, graves and arches. It's really amazing ang worth shifting 10 mile from the downtown, especially taking into account the uniqueness of such missions.

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  • This is a hard one, theres so...

    by andria0039 Written Aug 26, 2002

    Favorite thing: This is a hard one, theres so many places I'd take you,we will skip the zoo and the museums for the first day,and go right to Taco Cabana for some breakfast tacos,then all geared up for a round of golf at La Contera or Canyon Springs or Silverhorn,I like them ALL, but if your not in the mood for golf,We would go Downtown to the famous River walk, theres a variety of shopping and restraunts to go to! if your wondering, Im half Italian and weigh 127lbs, I know I mention restraunts and food alot, thats because theres so much to choose from! Besides its fun! dont you want to have fun??

    Fondest memory: My church,ST.PIUS Im a spirtual person,but other than that, I would miss the parks that are surrounded by lots of oak trees and happy people (families)playing with their children. I would miss the starving artist show given every year in april on the river walk,and going to waterstreet oyster bar befor going to watch a spurs game. I would miss my friends and going to the Botanical Gardens surrounded by beautiful flowers,the fresh smell of spring, I would miss the dirt.

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    Start at the heart of the city: downtown

    by darthmilmo Written Aug 26, 2002

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    Favorite thing: Take a stroll downtown. Start by walking through the River Walk. When you have your filling, head to the streets and follow the crowd to see the historic Alamo. If you are not the walking type, then grab one of the trolly like buses or perhaps even take a romantic ride on one of the horse drawn carriages.

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