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51st Annual ARSC Conference (San Antonio, Texas on May 10-13, 2017)

Things To Do In San Antonio

Go to Visit San Antonio for information on attractions, dining, and shopping plus a local event calendar. Some of our favorites have been added below, with basic directions from the Menger Hotel. For a downtown map, click here.

Arrow gif Sights and Museums:

The Alamo (downtown next to the Menger Hotel)
Battle for Texas: The Experience (downtown next to the Menger Hotel)
Briscoe Western Art Museum (downtown; Tues. 10-9; Wed.-Sun. 10-5)
El Mercado (downtown via River Walk)
Institute of Texan Cultures (downtown; Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5)
La Villeta Historic Arts Village (downtown via River Walk; Mon.-Sat. 10-6; Sun. 11-5)
McNay Art Museum (NE of downtown via public transportation)
San Antonio Botanical Garden (VIA bus route 11; open daily 9-5)
San Antonio Missions National Historic Park (south of downtown via public transportation)
San Antonio Museum of Art (take Rio taxi to Museum Reach area of River Walk)
San Fernando Cathedral (downtown via River Walk)
Spanish Govenor's Palace (downtown via River Walk)
Tower of the Americas (downtown via River Walk)

Arrow gif Activities and Side Trips:

Rio San Antonio Cruises (downtown via River Walk)
Rio Taxi (water taxi, 9:00am-9:00pm, River Walk north to Museum Reach & Pearl)
Pearl Brewery/Culinary Gardens (no. of downtown)
Biking the Mission Trail (via San Antonio Bicycle rideshare; route map app available)
Cottonwood Wine Tours (downtown pick-up available for Hill Country tour)
Cycling San Antonio
Kayaking the San Antonio River
Explore the Texas Hill Country

Arrow gif Food:

Downtown Dining Guide
Pearl & Broadway District Dining Guide

Arrow gif Music:

Carmens De La Calle (320 N. Flores, downtown, Thurs.-Sat.)
Jazz, TX (Pearl District, no cover charge Tu.-Sat. 5:00-8:00)
Luna Music Bar & Lounge (6740 San Pedro Ave, no. of downtown)
Sam's Burger Joint (landmark music venue, 330 E. Grayson Street, near Pearl District)
The Bang Bang Bar (SA's new Vinyl dive bar, 119 El Mio Dr, 15 min. no. of downtown)
Gruene Hall (built in 1878, the oldest dance hall in Texas, 40. min. NE in New Braunfels)
John T Floore Country Store (famous honky tonk venue, 30. min. NW in Helotes)

Arrow gif Record Stores:

Flipside Record Parlor, 840 SW Military Dr., San Antonio, TX
Hogwild Records, 1824 North Main Ave., San Antonio, TX
Alamo Records & Sheet Music, Alamo Antique Mall, 125 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX
Southtown Vinyl, 1010 S Flores St #120, San Antonio, TX
Friends of Sound, 700 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX
Janie's Record Shop, 1012 Bandera Rd, San Antonio, TX (Latin music)
Del Bravo Record Shop, 554 W Old US Highway 90, San Antonio, Texas (Latin music)
Busseys Flea Market, 18738 Interstate 35 Frontage Rd, Schertz, TX (exit 177 on I35)


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