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Located in the heart of the city, St. Anthony is a perfect hotel for discovering the history and charm of San Antonio.

The St. Anthony Hotel            Tel: 1-210-227-4392
300 East Travis Street,
San Antonio, TX 78205

Restaurants, shopping and entertainment are steps away on the Riverwalk, and The Alamo is only a 10-minute walk from our door. Visitors may want to float down the river on a peaceful boat cruise or hop on San Antonio’s famous trolley line, which provides tours of downtown. The airport and Alamodome are also less than 15 minutes away by car.

LOCAL ARTS AND CULTURE

Riverwalk

It flows with a vast variety of restaurants, bars, shopping and riverboat cruises. The Riverwalk is the lifeline of San Antonio. It showcases the best of entertainment, dining, hotels and spas in San Antonio. It offers a great variety of venues and artistic crafts, along with beautiful and romantic landscapes. The Riverwalk will take you back in time while providing colorful scenery.

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* 1.5 blocks from hotel

Majestic Theater: One of the Finest Atmospheric Theaters Ever Built

It is the home of San Antonio’s Symphony and Broadway. Many talented musicians, musical sensations and comedians have stood in the spotlight on the Majestic’s stage. Catching a show here would be a memorable experience.

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 * .5 blocks from hotel

Arneson River Theatre

 This beautiful and historic theatre, located in the La Villita – Historic Arts Villiage, is
the perfect outdoor venue to watch a dance or musical performance. 

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*3 blocks from hotel

El Mercado/Market Square: Largest Mexican Market Outside of Mexico

Here you will find yourself in the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico. It is a cultural shopping and dining experience. The shops have everything from Aztec imports and pottery to jewelry and hand-embroidered clothing.

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* 7 blocks from hotel

La Villita: Historic Arts Village

San Antonio’s first neighborhood, located right off the Riverwalk. You can stroll through the village and discover an array of art galleries with working artists, quaint shops and restaurants.

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* 6 blocks from hotel

King William Historic District: One of San Antonio’s First Chic Neighborhoods

The district consists of mansions, art galleries, bed & breakfasts and restaurants.

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* 1 mile from hotel

HISTORIC LANDMARKS

The Alamo: Most Visited Historic Site in TX

This historic landmark is right in the heart of downtown San Antonio. It symbolizes a memorable battle in our nation’s history.

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* 3 blocks from hotel

The Mission Trail: Largest Concentration of Catholic Missions

The Mission Trail is home to the largest concentration of Catholic missions in North America. In 1983 the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park was established.

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* Extends south of downtown San Antonio

TRANSPORTATION

San Antonio Trolley Tours:

This is an exciting way to travel and see the city. Professional tour guides take you on a journey through the historic and tourist attractions of the city. Tickets are sold at Pat O’Briens in the Alamo Plaza.

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Segway Tours:

Instead of walking or riding a bus, glide around on a modern scooter-like Segway PT through the city streets. The 3-hour guided Segway tour is a wonderful way to see the city’s attractions.

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Yellow Rose Co. Horse Carriage Tours:

Take a horse carriage tour through downtown San Antonio. Prices range from $30-$70 per couple.

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ENTERTAINMENT

Tower of the Americas:

As a unique display of architecture and the focal point of San Antonio’s downtown skyline, the Tower of the Americas stands at 750 feet tall. The trip to the top is exciting as the glass elevators carry you 500 feet to a rotating, upscale restaurant. Enjoy the view from a spectacular wrap-around observation deck.

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* 7 blocks from hotel

San Antonio Zoo:

On 56 acres of Brackenridge Park, the zoo holds over 3,800 animals representing 750 species in 11 different exhibits.

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* 3 miles from hotel

 

Brackenridge Park:

This 343-acre park is a perfect place for picnicking, biking, jogging and more. It is the location of the city’s zoo, Witte Museum, The Brackenridge Golf Course and the Japanese Tea Gardens.

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* 3 miles from hotel

Alamo Dome

The Alamodome plays host to major sporting such as college footbal, UIL championships, monster truck shows, basketball games and the Dallas Cowboys' Training Camps. It also is home to a variety of other events such as the circus, dog shows and major concerts.        

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*1 mile from hotel

AT&T Center

Indoor sports arena.

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*3.5 miles from hotel

McNay Art Museum:

McNay’s art collection includes medieval, Renaissance and 19th and 20th century art. It features work by famous artists such as Pablo Picasso, Vincent Van Gogh and Georgia O’Keeffe.

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* 3 miles from hotel

San Antonio Museum of Art:

The museum’s permanent collection includes 5,000 years of Asian art, European and American paintings, and antiquities from Greek and Roman eras. Following construction in 2009, the famous Riverwalk now extends to the museum. 

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* 2 miles from hotel

Witte Museum:

This popular museum focuses on South Texas history, natural history, science and culture. The museum is home to permanent exhibits, including dinosaur bones and cave drawings, and also features traveling exhibits.

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* 3 miles from hotel

The Museo Alameda: Only Latin American Museum in the U.S.

As the first Smithsonian Institute affiliate in the U.S., the Museo Alameda museum unfolds the story of how Latin Americans and Anglo-Americans came to know one another. Hours are 12pm-6pm, Tuesday through Sunday.

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* 7 blocks from hotel

 

San Antonio Children’s Museum:

The museum provides an educational experience for children through creative play. It has imaginative exhibits like a cloud room, flight simulator, pretend bank with ATM machines and Texas caves that children can crawl through.

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* Right behind hotel

AMUSEMENT AND THEME PARKS

Six Flags Fiesta Texas:

The city’s largest theme park boasts award-winning shows, thrilling rides and a free waterpark.

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* 20 minutes west of hotel

Splashtown:

Take the family to San Antonio’s Premier waterpark. Splashtown includes over 50 rides and attractions, a drive-in movie theater and fun for all ages.

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* 10 minutes east of hotel

Schlitterbahn Waterpark Resort:

Enjoy some fun in the sun at the nation’s best waterpark, located in New Braunfels, Texas. The park has miles of tubing rides, along with water-coasters and kid-friendly water playgrounds.

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* 30 minutes northeast of hotel in New Braunfels, TX

Sea World:

Sea World San Antonio is the world’s largest marine life adventure park and family entertainment showplace. The park has a collection of more than 26 magnificent shows, thrilling rides, educational experiences, an animal park and a water park for all ages.

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* 20 minutes west of hotel

SHOPPING

Rivercenter Mall

The mall sits right on the famous Riverwalk. It has fine retail shops, dining and an IMAX theater. Enjoy music from the Peruvian Andes in the mall’s lagoon daily.

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* 5 blocks from hotel

North Star Mall

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6.5 Miles North

Shops at La Cantera

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16.5 Miles North-West

San Marcos Outlet Mall

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43 Miles North-East

CONVENTION CENTERS

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

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* 4 1/2 blocks from hotel

Tobin Center - Theater for the Performing Arts

Opening Spring 2014

Sports

San Antonio Spurs Basketball

Kick back with your San Antonio Spurs! The San Antonio Spurs, who call the AT&T Center home, have four NBA Champion titles: 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007. Their regular season runs from October through April.

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San Antonio Talons Football

San Antonio very own arena football team.

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San Antonio Rampage Hockey

Rampage Hockey is definitely the coolest sport in town! As a member of the American Hockey League, the Rampage keep San Antonians on the edge of their seats from October through April.

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San Antonio Silver Stars Women’s Basketball

Catch a Silver Stars WNBA game!  Their action-packed regular season runs from May through August.

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Colleges and Universities

UTSA: University of Texas – San Antonio

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*15 miles from hotel          

St. Mary’s University

Founded in 1852 by Marianist brothers and priests, is the first institution of higher learning in San Antonio and the oldest Catholic university in Texas and the Southwest. -

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*5 miles from hotel

Trinity University

One of the nation's top private universities. The University is known for its stimulating, resourceful, and collaborative environment - in the classroom, on campus, and around the world.

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*4 miles from hotel

Incarnate Word University

Rated among the Southwest's top liberal arts schools.

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*4 miles from hotel

Our Lady of the Lake University

A small, Catholic, private university with a deep connection to the history and community of San Antonio.

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*4 miles from hotel

For more information on restaurants, shops, entertainment and area maps call the San Antonio Visitors Bureau toll free: (800) 447-3372.

 

The St. Anthony Riverwalk

300 East Travis Street
San Antonio, TX 78205, US

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