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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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Alamodome Tips (3)

The Sporting Location in town

One of the largest buildings in downtown San Antonio is home to the Alamo Dome, an extremely large multiuse stadium built with the original intention of a NFL football team. The San Antonio Spurs played here for several years until recently when they moved to a new arena north of town. The Alamo Dome is still the home to the Alamo Bowl college football game, the NCAA Final Four on multiple occasions, and various other large scale events. Eventually, San Antonio might be able to attract an NFL team and if so, this will likely be their venue of choice.

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May 18, 2008

The Alamodome

As we admired San Antonio's cityscape from the Tower of the Americas, we discovered the Alamodome. After doing an internet search, I gathered a bit of information on this huge structure.

The Alamodome comprises 57 acres, can seat more than 65,000 people (72,000 when expanded), has two Olympic-size permanent ice rinks, contains 38 executive suites, 6,000 club seats and Sports Club, hosts concerts, trade shows, professional and college football teams, hockey, speed skating events and the San Antonio Spurs basketball team. It's quite the multi-purpose construction!

The Alamodome was nearly debt-free when it opened in 1993 due to additional sales tax levied on the community in 1989. The first major ice event to be held here was the U.S. Olympics for the speed skating, ice hockey and figure skating competitions in July 1993.

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Jan 22, 2008

The Alamodome

Alamodome as viewed from the tower of the America's.

This is a 160,000sqft building which provides facilities for basketball, football, concerts and other events. It is the only domed stadium in North America with two permanent ice sheets. There are tours if events are not scheduled at the time.

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Mar 21, 2006
 
 
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Bexar County Courthouse

Okay, now this is an impressive courthouse. This is what a courthouse should look like, strong, steadfast, sure. The building was designed by architect J. Riely Gordon using the Romanesque Revival...
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Tower Life Building

The unique 30-story Tower Life Building was completed in 1929 and originally called the Smith Young Tower. Built as the great depression was beginning, it is said the architect included Medieval...
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Spanish Governor's Palace

This impressive building is the 10-room Spanish Governor's Palace. In 1772, San Antonio was made the seat of the Spanish Government in Texas and the government was run out of this building. This is...
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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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Hard Rock Cafe

I would probably normally put this tip under food; but since it is already here under "thing to do" I guess I will mention it here. Hard Rock cafe, like Hooters, is a place you go for the atmosphere...
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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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100 Montana Street, San Antonio, TX 78203

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