Tuesday, April 28, 2009

San Antonio's Famous River Walk Doubles in Size

From: San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau Sent: Monday, April 27, 2009 8:10 PM

Now There's More
River Walk to Enjoy!
A new two-mile stretch of the San Antonio River Walk opens May 30. It winds north from the city's center, past the San Antonio Museum of Art. Enjoy water features, public art and a lush tropical landscape. You can take a river cruise, via a new lock and dam, all the way to the top end, and explore the shops, restaurants and Saturday gourmet Farmer's Market at the restored Pearl Brewery.
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Plan Your Family
Vacation in San Antonio

S.A.V.E. coupon available
Admission $26.99; Kids under 48" $19.99
Seven new water slides mark the popular waterpark's 25th anniversary. Splashtown's twenty acres of water rides make it a local favorite.
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SeaWorld San Antonio
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Admission $54.99; Kids $46.99
Swim with a sea lion, feed the dophins and see a penguin up close. Shamu and his whale friends put on a dazzling show at the world's largest marine park.
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San Antonio Botanical Garden
S.A.V.E. coupon available
Admission: Adults $7; Kids $4
Thirty-three acres of beautifully landscaped gardens with terraces, gazebos, wildlife, log cabins and a conservatory. The new Watersaver Lane showcases attractive watersaving plants. Enjoy lunch at the Carriage House Bistro.
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Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort
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Admission: Adults $39.99; Kids $31.99
Park opens April 25. Float an ancient river teeming with wild animals, restless natives and thundering waterfalls at the new Congo Expedition ride. Schlitterbahn is one of the world's top waterparks and it's just 20 minutes north of San Antonio. Learn more

Six Flags Fiesta Texas
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Admission: Adults $49.99; Kids under 48" $34.99; Kids 2 and under FREE
The new Monster Mansion show features animatronics and a family-friendly storyline. Six Flags also has eleven roller coasters, blockbuster stage shows and a free waterpark.
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Historic Landmarks

Spanish Governor's Palace
Adults $2; Kids under 7 FREE
Dating to 1749, this national historic landmark has been described by National Georgraphic as the"most beautiful building in San Antonio."
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Historic Tours
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Admission varies

See the city's top historic sites like the Alamo, La Villita and the Spanish Governor's Palace with an experienced tour guide.
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Top U.S. Zoo
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Parent magazine says San Antonio's zoo is one of America's top ten.

How far is San Antonio?
Should you drive or fly?
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Rio San
Antonio Cruises
Admission $7.75; Kids $2
See the new River Walk extension aboard a comfortable river barge. Tours leave every 15 to 20 minutes from three downtown locations.
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Off the Beaten Path
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Natural Bridge
Wildlife Ranch
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More things to do
when you come
Calendar of Events

Upcoming Events

May 5
Cinco de Mayo

May 5 to 9
Texas Conjunto Festival

May 11 to 17
Valero Texas Open

May 15 & 16
Soul Food Festival & Gospel on the Plaza

May 15 to August 8
Fiesta Noche Del Rio

Until May 25
Genome, The Secret of How Life Works at the Witte Museum

May 31
Rock'n'Roll Marathon on November 15: discount registration deadline

June 12 to 14
Texas Folklife Festival

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