San Antonio Tourism

Few destinations provide a sense of place like San Antonio. Here, the bell towers of Spanish colonial missions have greeted mornings for almost 300 years. Mexican, European and Western cultures blend into a unique personality that is sure to welcome APICS 2017 attendees.

Much of the city’s unforgettable landscape has grown along the banks of the River Walk. Here, stone paths line the San Antonio River, connecting hotels, restaurants, shops and the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in the San Antonio downtown area. The 15-mile River Walk also links Spanish Colonial Missions (a World Heritage Site, along with the Alamo), museums, public art and the Pearl, a former brewery reborn into an eclectic mix of shops, restaurants and entertainment.

San Antonio is gaining attention for tex-mex dining and is emerging as the nation’s next big culinary destination. From notable restaurants to the Culinary Institute of America, there’s something to appease every palate. 

Local Attractions

  • The River Walk, an oasis of cypress-lined paved paths, arched stone bridges and lush landscapes that winds through the city center
  • The historic Alamo, the most popular attraction in all of Texas and a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Market Square, patterned after an authentic Mexican market
  • Fort Sam Houston, a historic landmark; one of the Army's oldest installations with over 900 buildings
  • Spanish Colonial Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Nightlife, restaurants and shopping
  • River Center Mall and antique shopping
  • The San Antonio Zoo and Botanical Gardens
  • SeaWorld - discounted tickets available to attendees!

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