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. Five minutes from downtown is the 340+ acre Brackenridge Park with hiking trails, picnic areas, the Japanese Tea Garden, a top-notch playground and the San Antonio Zoo which is open 365 days a year. The DoSeum is a great place for kids to laugh, play and get creative.

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

Check out the 2017 Fan Guide for more information.

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! Make PrimeSport your one stop travel shop for your trip to the Valero Alamo Bowl!

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There are now 54 cities that have nonstop flights to San Antonio International Airport. For schedule information for American Airlines, the official carrier of the Valero Alamo Bowl, please visit www.aa.com or call 800-433-1790.

Austin-Bergstrom International is 65 miles north of San Antonio. With American Airlines’ three daily non-stops from LAX to Austin in addition to their non-stop LAX to San Antonio flight, this airport is a option to consider for West Coast travelers.

 

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

 

 

Hotel

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter

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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Hyatt Regency San Antonio Riverwalk

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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La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio Riverwalk

The NEWLY RENOVATED La Quinta Riverwalk is conveniently located in the heart of downtown near all of San Antonio’s major attractions, restaurants, entertainment and shopping, just steps from the Riverwalk, Alamo and Alamodome with easy access on and off the freeway.  Complimentary Full, Hot Breakfast Buffet and Free WIFI.

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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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Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk

Friends, family and colleagues alike enjoy the many luxuries at the Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk hotel in bustling downtown San Antonio. Our location provides excellent walkability to the Alamo,  shopping, dining and more. The Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk Hotel offers a modern and sophisticated residential design.

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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.

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.

Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter

Rick: Enjoy the mouth-watering menu items and innovative drinks. From wings to steaks, they’ve got whatever suits your appetite and their premium bar assures they’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch any game on one of their massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound or play state-of-the-art games.

Go Rio Cruises

Lara: The colorful, new barges and experiences you’ve been waiting for are finally here! Not only has GO RIO elevated the narrated tours offered on the River Walk, they are also introducing one-of-a-kind San Antonio experiences, well beyond just dinner cruises and history tours.

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.

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: Visit one of the oldest catholic cathedrals in the United States. Make sure to see the amazing 24 minutes video (“San Antonio: The Saga“) that plays on the cathedral every Tuesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday night at 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. A one-of-a-kind experience that’s free!

SeaWorld San Antonio

“SeaWorld’s 250-acre marine mammal theme park has something for everyone in the family. Thrilling rides, amazing shows and 9 million twinkling lights will put everyone in the holiday spirit. Open through January 6.”

Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter

Rick: Enjoy the mouth-watering menu items and innovative drinks. From wings to steaks, they’ve got whatever suits your appetite and their premium bar assures they’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch any game on one of their massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound or play state-of-the-art games.

Dick’s Last Resort

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

Hard Rock Café

Josh: Some of the best food on the Riverwalk. The service is fantastic and speedy. Make sure to stop by for a ‘Rockin good time!

Mad Dogs British Pub

Colten: Famous for their fish & chips, but the menu boasts the best of British Pub Grub, Mad Dogs has also been voted the “People’s Choice” for entertainment on the River Walk.

Rosario’s Mexican Restaurant

Sonya: The menu combines traditional south-of-the-border dishes with authentic house specialties, all prepared with a contemporary twist. Some favorites include shrimp nachos, fish tacos, ceviche, tacos callejeros, parrillas and specialty margaritas. Show your ticket and receive a “chef’s surprise” appetizer.

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.

Dave & Buster’s Rivercenter

Rick: Enjoy the mouth-watering menu items and innovative drinks. From wings to steaks, they’ve got whatever suits your appetite and their premium bar assures they’re stocked to satisfy! Plus, you can watch any game on one of their massive HDTVs with epic stadium sound or play state-of-the-art games.

Dick’s Last Resort

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

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana

Rick: It’s like a little taste of my Italian home! Dough has great pizza and other tasty things! You’ve got to try their burrata!

Hard Rock Café

Josh: Some of the best food on the Riverwalk. The service is fantastic and speedy. Make sure to stop by for a ‘Rockin good time!

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

Andrew: From a large flowing margarita machine to their tropical atmosphere, Margaritaville is more than a restaurant; it’s a state of mind.

Mad Dogs British Pub

Colten: Famous for their fish & chips, but the menu boasts the best of British Pub Grub, Mad Dogs has also been voted the “People’s Choice” for entertainment on the River Walk.

Paesanos

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

 

Rainforest Cafe

Sidne: Part restaurant, part adventure the Rainforest Cafe re-creates a tropical rainforest with waterfalls, lush vegetation and indigenous creatures.

Rosario’s Mexican Restaurant

Sonya: The menu combines traditional south-of-the-border dishes with authentic house specialties, all prepared with a contemporary twist. Some favorites include shrimp nachos, fish tacos, ceviche, tacos callejeros, parrillas and specialty margaritas. Show your ticket and receive a “chef’s surprise” appetizer.

Whataburger

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

Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville

Andrew: From a large flowing margarita machine to their tropical atmosphere, Margaritaville is more than a restaurant; it’s a state of mind.

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.

Rainforest Cafe

Sidne: Part restaurant, part adventure the Rainforest Cafe re-creates a tropical rainforest with waterfalls, lush vegetation and indigenous creatures.