Barges that sail along the river can hold up to 40 passengers, making them perfect for dinner cruises. The barge has a large table in the center and can accommodate up to 20 people, providing a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. If you want to combine a little outdoor activity with your sightseeing, consider biking between missions. With the help of the city's bike-sharing program, you can cycle from The Alamo, in the city center, to the other four missions on an eight-mile, one-way trip or 16-mile round trip.
The Pearl is a modern historic district in San Antonio, with charming restored buildings, exclusive shops and a reputation for fine cuisine and trendy restaurants. On weekends, The Pearl hosts a lively farmers market, with vendors from a radius of 150 miles from the city seated at tables on a pedestrian street, selling fresh produce, baked goods, sauces and other specialties. When you've had your fill of shopping, check out My Tierra Café and Bakery for lunch, dinner, a bakery treat, or just have a look around. This San Antonio institution has been in operation by the Cortez family since 1941 and is the size of an entire block.
The Japanese Tea Garden is about 10 minutes' drive from the River Walk and can be combined with a visit to the nearby San Antonio Zoo. The San Antonio Botanical Garden is a green oasis in the city. Take a walk and soak up the tranquility and let yourself be dazzled by the colors. The garden has a wonderful variety of paths that wind through some of the main points of interest such as the Mays family show garden, which focuses on native plants, and the Water Saver conservation garden which highlights drought-resistant plants.
Fiesta is an annual 10-day celebration of epic proportions held in spring. Parades and events, including the famous Battle of the Flowers parade, are constant in San Antonio during this time giving it an almost electric atmosphere. There's no shortage of kid-centered fun in San Antonio either. One of the most popular activities for families with children is to spend a day at the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium, a 35-acre site with about 3,500 animals from 750 species.
Water park attractions such as Bahama Blaster, Bamboo Chutes and Big Bender are always popular and offer a good break from the heat of the day. You can also choose to sit back and enjoy a show. River City Run is a unique running tour through the heart of San Antonio and is aimed at people of all ages and levels of runners or runners. San Antonio also hosts the Alamo Bowl of NCAA football every December at the Alamodome. Brackenridge Park is where San Antonio residents go to relax, run, walk their dog or celebrate a birthday. San Antonio is approximately 75 miles (121 km) southwest of its neighboring city Austin, 190 miles (310 km) west of Houston and 250 miles (400 km) south of Dallas-Fort Worth area.
If you've ever wanted to improve your skill level in the kitchen then San Antonio may be the perfect place to make it happen quickly. Therefore radio station conglomerates have changed their format in San Antonio to reflect demographic changes. The San Antonio Museum of Art presents first-rate collections of Greek and Roman antiquities as well as Asian, European, American and Latin American art. San Antonio radio is diversified due to the influx of non-Texan Latinos mostly from East Coast who serve at city's various military bases as well as immigrants from Mexico. The Majestic Theater is San Antonio's landmark and one of its most popular performing arts venues offering concerts, Broadway shows comedians and many other events. Under leadership of Ben Milam in Battle of Bexar in December 1835 Texan forces captured San Antonio from hands of forces commanded by General Martin Perfecto de Cos Santa Anna's brother-in-law.
Stinson Municipal Airport is relief airport located six miles (10 km) south of downtown San Antonio. The San Antonio Museum of Art houses comprehensive collection that represents more than 5000 years of history and variety of cultures from around world. Whatever big event takes place in San Antonio from Spurs game to Janet Jackson concert it will take place at AT&T Center. Soccer Complex was sold to city of San Antonio and Bexar County agreement that was accompanied by agreement for Spurs Sports and Entertainment to operate facilities and introduce team that plays in United Soccer League. Other attractions include San Antonio Botanical Garden Brackenridge Park Japanese tea gardens The Shops at La Cantera Sunken Garden Theater Woodlawn Theater Majik Theater an educational theater for children.