This Is San Antonio

Weather As Warm As Its People

With 300 days of sunshine annually and an average temperature of 70 degrees, the only ice you’ll find in San Antonio is in the bottom of your margarita.

Walk This Way

San Antonio boasts one of the nation’s most desirable and compact downtowns with hotels, restaurants and major attractions all walkable from the Alamodome. In 2013, Valero Alamo Bowl Champion Oregon walked from their hotel to the Alamodome for their walk-through and the game .

Family Fun

SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas combine exhilarating rides with award-winning shows. Morgan’s Wonderland is the only ultra-accessible park in the world and five minutes from downtown is Brackenridge Park with hiking trails, picnic areas, the Japanese Tea Garden, a top-notch playground and San Antonio Zoo which is open 365 days a year.

One of the Most Celebrated Dining Destinations

San Antonio boasts acclaimed chefs who studied around the globe bringing their world-class training back to our culinary landscape as well as talented new chefs who honed their skills at the prestigious Culinary Institute of America—San Antonio. From the old favorites along the River Walk to the dozens of new restaurants in Southtown and the Historic Pearl, there is something for everyone.

A River Runs Through It

The  River Walk has expanded from 3 to 15 miles. The Museum Reach section heads north to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the Historic Pearl with recreational trails to south along the Mission Reach section. During the holidays, the River Walk shines bright with millions of decorative lights, dazzling displays and arrangements.

The Shrine of Texas Liberty

The Alamo began as the San Antonio de Valero, a Spanish Mission, in 1718. The first mission in San Antonio, the Alamo is now the #1 most visited tourist attraction in Texas. The city’s four southernmost Spanish colonial missions—Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada—are included in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park and are walled compounds encompassing a church and buildings where the priests and local Native Americans lived and worked.

Fan Travel

Official travel packages from PrimeSport include hotel accommodations, game tickets, access to Club PrimeSport in-stadium hospitality, exclusive pre-game field access plus much more!
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Air

American Airlines is the official carrier of the Valero Alamo Bowl. For schedule information, please visit www.aa.com or call 800-433-1790. Austin is 65 miles north of San Antonio and is an option to consider for West Coast travelers as American Airlines has three daily non-stops from LAX to Austin in addition to their non-stop LAX to San Antonio.

 

Rental Car

To take advantage of a free upgrade at their participating Texas locations, call Enterprise at 210-222-0819 or visit enterprise.com. Reference customer #52A4351 and PIN # ALA.

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Hotel

Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

Pac-12 Team Host Hotel

With a spectacular location directly on the River Walk that overlooks the historic Alamo mission, Hyatt Regency San Antonio offers luxurious accommodations and a full range of modern services and amenities for your comfort and convenience.

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San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

Big 12 Team Host Hotel

Welcome to the magnificent 38-story River Walk hotel. The San Antonio Rivercenter connects to the city’s premier shopping, dining, and entertainment destination, Rivercenter Mall.

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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

Pac-12 Band Host Hotel

Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, the La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk is in the middle of all that San Antonio has to offer – the World-famous River Walk and historic Alamo, the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, the Alamodome, Hemisfair Park, Market Square, SeaWorld, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, and the San Antonio Zoo/Brackenridge Park to name a few.

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San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk

Media Host Hotel

Our San Antonio, Texas hotel charmingly captures the vibrant culture and style of San Antonio, welcoming you and ensuring an enchanting stay.

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Grand Hyatt San Antonio

Featured Hotel

Discover the distinctly diverse personality of the Alamo City in grand style. Set along the spectacular River Walk, Grand Hyatt San Antonio is steps from trendy downtown bars, hot clubs, Zagat-rated restaurants and all the sites and attractions that make San Antonio one of the most culturally rich cities in the country.

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Menger Hotel

Featured Hotel

Built in 1859 on the site of the Texas first brewery the Menger ushered in a new era of sophistication and the Teas frontier and more than 150 years of refinements have created a masterpiece of traditional elegance and modern comforts.

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DoItLikeALocal

Do It Like A Local

Want to know where to eat, drink and play while you are staying downtown for the Valero Alamo Bowl?

Our staff has put together the below “Do It Like A Local” recommendations for must-see attractions, fun nightlife and the best of San Antonio’s burgeoning culinary scene as well as our Downtown Partners who are ready to deliver an experience you’ll never forget.

To maximize your time in San Antonio, you can also utilize this Bowl Week itinerary that includes bowl events along with suggests on how to take advantage all the city has to offer.

The Alamo

Derrick: Located in the heart of downtown, the Alamo is the “must see” attraction while visiting San Antonio and perfect for a family holiday card photo. History buffs make plans to see the other Missions located south of the city.

HemisFair Park

Sidne: Built to host the 1968 World’s Fair, there are plenty of photo worthy shots in his 15 acre park featuring cascading waterfalls and fountains, lushly landscaped areas, historic buildings and The Tower of the Americas.

La Villita Historic Arts Village

Julie: Take a walking tour to discover its rich history, then discover one-of-a-kind local art to remember your visit.

Main Plaza

Lara: This outdoor cultural space in the Heart of the City is brought to life with the new San Antonio The Saga video art installation. A must see of Texas history.

Market Square

Kelly: Our family’s holiday tradition is to enjoy the sights and flavors of the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. After shopping, we always enjoy a meal at Mi Tierra which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Rio San Antonio Cruises

Rick:  Whether you take the 35 minute River Cruiser tour, jump on a rio taxi to the new Museum reach section or charter a private cruise, you’ll always remember your time cruising along the River Walk.

San Antonio Golf Trail

Stacia: The only long drives in San Antonio are one of the 50 area golf courses. Just a 5 iron away is the oldest 18-hole public golf course in Texas: Brackenridge Park Golf Course. To tee off where the pros play the Valero Texas Open, head to TPC San Antonio at the J.W. Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort and Spa.

San Antonio River Walk

Bryan: For tourists and locals alike, the River Walk is a unique and friendly way to discover downtown San Antonio. Dubbed America’s largest hotel lobby, meet up with your friends and take advantage of the Museum and Mission Reach sections that bring the River Walk’s total length to 15 miles.

San Fernando Cathedral

Gil: One of the oldest catholic cathedrals in the United States that holds a special place in San Antonio and Texas history.

Spanish Governor’s Palace

Kelly: The Spanish Governor’s Palace is perfect for history buffs. See original rooms from the 1800s and enjoy the beautiful courtyard garden.

Atomar Bar at Acenar

Gil: A laid back atmosphere where you can enjoy great Latin specialty cocktails with any size group.

Blue Star Arts Complex

Rick: Enjoy this varied collection of arts venues, shops and studios (pro tip: make an appointment at Zollie Glass Studio) before relaxing with a cold beer and pizza at Stella Public House or an adult beverage at 1919. Burn off the calories with a bike ride or walk south on the new Mission Reach section of the River.

 

 

Charlie Wants A Burger Sports Bar

Gil: Big screen TVs plus top-notch burgers and the River Walk’s largest selection of craft beers make this my home away from home.

 

Dick’s Last Resort

Seth: It’s a guaranteed good time filled with tasty food and light-hearted sarcastic humor from the waitstaff. Fans receive 15% off food.

The Esquire Tavern

Rick: The oldest bar on the Riverwalk was given a classy upgrade in 2011. It’s cool, dark and the perfect late night stop when you want a cold beer or craft cocktail to pair with a good food.

Hard Rock Café

Kelly: Great food. Fast service and fun atmosphere. Can’t wait to have another Rockin’ good time at the Hard Rock Cafe. Fans receive 20% off food, non-alcoholic drinks and retail items.

Historic Pearl

Julie: A 20 minute walk from the downtown along the new Museum Reach of the River Walk, the Pearl development is a most stop for any foodies. Good luck picking between one of my favorite restaurants there: Cured (farm-to-table), La Gloria (Mexican), Green (vegan), Sandbar (seafood) and il Sogno (Italian).

Q Kitchen I Bar

Julie: Relaxed atmosphere. Great Bar-B-Q. 100 beers on tap. 50 types of whiskey. Locally inspired.

The Republic of Texas Restaurant

Bryan: Authentic Texas cookin’ right on the River Walk. Do miss out on the Akaushi Burger, the beef is only bred in Yoakum, Texas and guarded by the Texas Rangers.

Rio Rio Cantina and Naked Iguana Tequila Lounge

Lara: Experience bold, fresh Tex-Mex on the River Walk. My favorite stop for chips & salsa and refreshing Rio Rita.

Southtown Food and Drink Tour

Stevie: Walk 10 minutes from the heart of downtown to South Alamo Street at Cesar Chavez. Then, work your way down Alamo Street stopping to eat and drink at Alamo Street Eat Bar, The Friendly Spot, B&D Ice House, Hot Joy, Feast and Beethoven’s before you cab (210-222-2222) or Uber back. 

Acenar: HotMex/CoolBar

Sonya: Gulf fish tacos combined with a melon mojito makes for the perfect evening on the River Walk at this innovative contemporary Mexican restaurant.

Bar Rojo

Bryan: Very cool vibe with huge windows, outside patio area and the coolest X shaped bar tables you have every seen. Great go to for a classic handmade cocktail.

Boudro’s

Albert: Billed as a Texas bistro, you can’t go wrong with their blackened prime rib, fresh seafood or table-side guacamole. My favorite is their affordable and tasty lunch offerings enjoyed at a sidewalk table right on the Riverwalk.

Charlie Wants A Burger Sports Bar

Gil: Big screen TVs plus top-notch burgers and the River Walk’s largest selection of craft beers make this my home away from home.

 

Dick’s Last Resort

Seth: It’s a guaranteed good time filled with tasty food and light-hearted sarcastic humor from the waitstaff. Fans receive 15% off food.

The Esquire Tavern

Rick: The oldest bar on the Riverwalk was given a classy upgrade in 2011. It’s cool, dark and the perfect late night stop when you want a cold beer or craft cocktail to pair with a good food.

Hard Rock Café

Kelly: Great food. Fast service and fun atmosphere. Can’t wait to have another Rockin’ good time at the Hard Rock Cafe. Fans receive 20% off food, non-alcoholic drinks and retail items.

Historic Pearl

Julie: A 20 minute walk from the downtown along the new Museum Reach of the River Walk, the Pearl development is a most stop for any foodies. Good luck picking between one of my favorite restaurants there: Cured (farm-to-table), La Gloria (Mexican), Green (vegan), Sandbar (seafood) and il Sogno (Italian).

Paesanos Riverwalk

Rick: Their Shrimp Paesano is almost as famous as the River Walk. Celebrate with agood meal riverside while sipping one of their signature cocktails…or two.

 

Q Kitchen I Bar

Julie: Relaxed atmosphere. Great Bar-B-Q. 100 beers on tap. 50 types of whiskey. Locally inspired.

The Republic of Texas Restaurant

Bryan: Authentic Texas cookin’ right on the River Walk. Do miss out on the Akaushi Burger, the beef is only bred in Yoakum, Texas and guarded by the Texas Rangers.

Rio Rio Cantina and Naked Iguana Tequila Lounge

Lara: Experience bold, fresh Tex-Mex on the River Walk. My favorite stop for chips & salsa and refreshing Rio Rita.

Sazo’s at the Marriott Rivercenter Hotel

Seth: My favorite is their tasty breakfast buffet with warm bacon and chef prepared omelets. Perfect place to start the day.

Whataburger

Lara: You haven’t experienced Texas until you’ve had Whataburger. It’s a Texas tradition.

Blue Star Arts Complex

Rick: Enjoy this varied collection of arts venues, shops and studios (pro tip: make an appointment at Zollie Glass Studio) before relaxing with a cold beer and pizza at Stella Public House or an adult beverage at 1919. Burn off the calories with a bike ride or walk south on the new Mission Reach section of the River.

 

 

La Villita Historic Arts Village

Julie: Take a walking tour to discover its rich history, then discover one-of-a-kind local art to remember your visit.

Market Square

Kelly: Our family’s holiday tradition is to enjoy the sights and flavors of the largest Mexican market outside Mexico. After shopping, we always enjoy a meal at Mi Tierra which is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Scentchips

Kelly: A great stop on your stroll through La Villita. Find the perfect scent to take home from your San Antonio vacation.