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San Antonio 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley and Double-Decker Bus Pass
"Make the most of your time in San Antonio with this 2-day pass to both an old-fashioned trolley and double-decker bus with an open-air upper deck. For two days enjoy unlimited access to both the bus and trolley hopping on and off at any of their stops (see Itinerary for a full list of stops on each tour) to visit attractions at your leisure. Trolleys depart every hour from 9am to 3:30pm and double-decker buses run every 30 minutes to an hour from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Enjoy live narration about San Antonio's rich history and top sights on both the bus and trolley tours. Visit the Alamo San Antonio's most famous landmark where Texas colonists fought valiantly against Santa Anna's Mexican troops. See where some of the heroes of that historic battle are laid to rest at San Fernando Cathedral. Explore the interactive exhibits at the Institute of Texan Cultures which tells the story of various ethnic and cultural groups that call Texas home. Stop into missions including Mission San José and Mission Concepcion
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San Antonio: The Grand Historic City Tour
"This grand city tour is both parts of a two Part tour. It is the perfect way to get a grand overview of old San Antonio its rich history & culture. Play Texas Trivia along the way. Your experience starts downtown: see Hemisfair Park original La Villita; downtown architecture Briscoe western art museum Sunset Station; St. Paul Square; Paris Hatters; theatre district; Buckhorn Saloon and Hall of Horns Briscoe Western Art Museum Alamodome; Rivercenter Mall; Alamo Plaza & historic hotels; Paris Hatters; theatre district; Buckhorn Saloon & Hall of Horns; Geekdom; JFK Parade Route on the day before his assassination; Gunter Hotel - and the history of bluesman Robert Johnson
From $109.00
 
Executive Downtown San Antonio Segway Tour
"Tour starts off with a brief training session at our store across from the Alamo Plaza area behind the San Antonio Visitor's information center. A guide will demonstrate how to operate a Segway and give safety tips to all riders before having each r home to the San Fernando Cathedral and the Bexar county court house among other municipal buildings.    From here the route goes into La Villita a historic arts village. La Villita is home to a unique outdoor theater the Arneson which overlooks the riverwalk. Many unique shops and structures are located in La Villita which is the site of various festivals throughout the year. Across the street is Hemisfair Park
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Torch of Friendship

Of you're going to spend time around the downtown/Riverwalk area you're probably going to come across this tall, bright red sculpture named the Torch of Friendship.A bit of information from the...
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Fiesta Badges

Last year I experinced Fiesta for the first time. It is a week long party basically, and it can be rather expensive. You can go to a variety of themed parties, which do charge admission as they are...
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Guide to Tex-Mex - Migas

Breakfast Tex-Mex is one of my personal favorites, so I would like to introduce you to one of the famous egg dishes in the repertoire. Migas is a dish of egg, corn tortillas, cheese, and salsa mixed...
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Guide to Tex-Mex - The Chimichanga

After consulting with a couple of people outside of Texas, there was a concern that some of the loyal VT readers were unaware of the terminology of Texas foods. I want to make sure and ease your...
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Jarritos

San Antonio is definitely the home to many Mexican Americans. You will likely see this evidenced by the number of locations around San Antonio that sell Jarritos beverages at their restaurants....
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BAT TOURS

If you cannot get out to Carlsbad Caverns, then the Old Tunnel near Fredericksburg is a nice option. With over five millions bats in residence during August, the outpouring swarms at sunset are quite...
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MILITARY PARADES

With so many military units in and around San Antonio, parades are a common sight. The vast Parade Ground at Fort Sam Houston - jog around the whole thing and you have done five miles! - is the...
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San Antonio Mission Docents

When you are travelling around through the Missions in San Antonio, you will likely see someone in a blue or purple shirt with a purple brimmed hat. These volunteers are the San Antonio Mission...
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Right Not to Bear Arms

As you can imagine, several of the active parishes in San Antonio are not interested in allowing guests to carry firearms on the premises. “Blessed are the Peacemakers” is a common phrase seen around...
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San Antonio Information Ambassadors

San Antonio has done a wonderful job in making this town a friendly location for tourists. In particular, you will notice that there are several people dressed in light blue or purple outfits, wearing...
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A Night of Fireworks!

On this recent visit to San Antonio we lodged at the Marriott River Walk. We viewed the magnificent New Year's Eve fireworks display from our balcony, atop the 21st floor. Below us, the entire city...
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Can I help?

Alamo City Amigos are volunteers who love their city and are proud to be part of a team working to keep it a great place to visit and to live. You'll see the Amigos in their distinctive turquoise...
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Country Dancing/Rodeo

Texans have very strong and proud traditions. They love country music and often go country dancing. I went to a large venue (I think it was midnight rodeo) where I saw real cowboys riding some angry...
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Who are all those people dressed in blue?

The Air Force boot camp is located in San Antonio at Lackland AFB. Every Saturday the newly graduated Airmen are allowed to go off base with thier friends and family. However, they have to be dressed...
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Top Things to Do in San Antonio

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El Mercado - Market Square

Market Square is a huge indoor and outdoor traditional and historic shopping district in San Antonio, Texas. The district is the largest Mexican shopping center in the city. It is called El Mercado by...
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Riverwalk & Riverwalk Mall

AKA the Paseo del Rio, the San Antonio River Walk was the brainchild of Robert Hugman, widely regarded as "The Father of the River Walk," who developed a way to turn the annual flooding of the San...
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Alamo

Whatever you do while in San Antonio, do not forget the Alamo. On the 6th of March of 1836, after a 13-day holdout, 184 Texan defenders of the Alamo were overwhelmed by more than 1,000 Mexican troops...
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King William Historic District

San Antonio's elite lived in this historic district, just south of downtown. The district dates from the 19th century when immigrant German merchants settled here. Today you can admire the...
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Tower of the Americas

It's a tower. It offers a great view of San Antonio. It's not going to blow you away, but it's definitely worth seeing once. For me, the great and surprising draw was the Hemisfair Park that...
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La Villita

La Villita (Little Village) is one of the original settlements in San Antonio. The restored village area hosts narrow streets, plazas, fountains, and authentic adobe buildings with souvenir shops,...
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