San Antonio Sights and Landmarks Guide, Texas
When you are in San Antonio, Texas, there are more than enough sights that you can go see. One of these is Alamo, which is considered the Shrine of Texas Liberty and hallowed ground. Alamo was a mission that was also the Battle of the Alamo site in 1836. There is no fee for admissions, however, they do appreciate donations. A gift shop located across the site provides the efforts of historic preservation with funds.
The King William Historic Area is another sight that you should see. It covers an area of 25 blocks, which is east of the river and south of the downtown area. This area is the first Historic District of Texas and has been made the most elegant area for residents in the city. Highlights of the area include the wonderful mansions along the streets. Great buildings to visit are the Pioneer Flour Mills, Guenther House, and Steves Homestead.
The River Walk is a very popular area of the city to explore during the day. This is also a very happening area of San Antonio during the night. There are guided barge tours of the River Walk by Rio San Antonio Cruises that depart on a regular schedule. There are various hotels, shops, and restaurants that line the area on both sides. On the eastern section of River Walk you will find the Convention Center and Rivercenter Mall, which is the home of more than 100 retail shops that include an IMAX theater. Another sight on the River Walk is Aztec on the River, which is known as the most exciting attraction in the area. This is a historic movie palace of 1926 that was restored recently, in 2006, now operating again.
There is also the San Antonio Missions National Park that you can visit, which is where 4 Spanish frontier missions are preserved. The missions were part of a system of colonies that stretched over the southwest from the 17th century to the 19th century. It contains several cultural sites, as well as some natural ones. The area covers around 819 acres of land and was founded in 1978.
The San Antonio Zoological Gardens and Aquarium is a fun place to see as well. The zoo has more than 3,500 animals that represent 750 species, and it covers 56 acres of land. The zoo is open every day of the year, and it is open from 9am to 5pm from Labor Day to Memorial Day and from 9am to 6pm from Memorial Day to Labor Day. The admission is 8 dollars for adults, 6 dollars for seniors and children, 7 dollars for military, and free for babies under 2 years old.
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