Area Things To Do

McNay Art Museum

mcnayBuilt by educator Marion Koogler McNay in the 1920s, the Spanish Colonial Revival-style home opened as the first museum of modern art in 1954. Mrs. McNay believed that the experience of great art should be available to everyone. Today visitors become captivated by magnificent works of art by 20th-century luminaries including Paul Gauguin, Vincent Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O'Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Pierre-Auguste Renoir. A vital partner in arts education, the McNay adults, teachers, students and families with a variety of arts education programs and educational resources, including a fine arts reference library and interpretive information about art in the museum's collection and exhibitions. (website).

Witte Museum

witteThe Witte Museum is San Antonio's premiere museum of  South Texas history, culture, and natural science. Located in Brackenridge Park, on the banks of the San Antonio River, the Witte offers permanent exhibits that include dinosaur skeletons, cave drawings, wildlife dioramas, and even some live animals. Several historic homes have been reconstructed on the campus, which also features the very popular H-E-B Science Treehouse. Changing galleries include Texas artists, textiles and showcase exhibits, some locally produced and some traveling national exhibits. (website).

Brackenridge Park

brackSan Antonio's Brackenridge Park has delighted Alamo City residents and tourists alike for generations. Created from land donated to the City of San Antonio in 1899, the 343-acre Brackenridge Park hosts a variety of popular attractions and outdoor activities. Among the best-known attractions at Brackenridge Park is the San Antonio Zoo and Aquarium. Recognized as one of the finest zoos in the U.S., the San Antonio Zoo is home to 3,500-plus animals representing 750 species, including the endangered whooping crane. Another long-time favorite at Brackenridge Park is the Brackenridge Eagle, always a big hit with the youngsters. The miniature train travels two-and-a-half miles around Brackenridge Park...pulled along by a replica of an 1863 Central Pacific Huntington steam locomotive. (San Antonio's CVB website). (San Antonio Parks & Recreation website).

San Antonio Zoo

sazooThe Zoo is home to over 3,500 animals representing 750 species of animals on 56 acres. More than 850,000 guests visit the San Antonio Zoo annually - 123,000 of those being children participating in education programs and 103,00 school children coming on field trips. (website).

San Antonio Botanical Garden

sabgMission: Connecting people to the plant world through experience, education, and research.

The entire site is now known as the San Antonio Botanical Center. This includes both the 33-acre San Antonio Botanical Garden and the adjacent San Antonio Garden Center. The Garden Center is operated under contract by the non-profit Garden Center, Incorporated, although the facility is still owned and maintained by the City of San Antonio. (website).

The Quarry Golf Club

quarryDesigned by nationally recognized golf course designer Keith Foster, The Quarry is recognized around the country for it's unique setting and character. The front 9 plays through native rolling grasslands while the entire back 9 is nestled in a 100-year-old quarry pit. The golf course offers a challenge to any level player, from the scratch golfer to the weekend warrior. This will definitely be one of the most memorable rounds of golf you will ever play. (website).

Alamo Quarry Market

qm Open since 1998, Alamo Quarry Market is a 580,000 square-foot; open-air complex boasting some of the finest shopping, dining and entertainment the city has to offer. With over a dozen restaurants including P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, J. Alexander's, Canyon Café, Joe's Crab Shack and Piatti Italian Ristorante, there is cuisine for every palate.  And with more than 60 retail stores including Ann Taylor, Restoration Hardware, Pottery Barn and unique specialty stores such as Lucchese Boot Co., Traditions, and Club Humidor, Alamo Quarry Market is your landmark destination for shopping, dining and entertainment. (website).

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