Admire the Alamo

January 1, 2008

On the east side of Alamo Plaza is the most famous spot in Texas, where 189 defenders fell on March 6, 1836, after repeated attacks by Mexican General Santa Anna's army. Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) was established in 1718 as the city's first mission. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Monday - Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday.

Things to see and do

Aztec on the River
201 E. Commerce St., Suite 300
Phone: (210) 227-3930
http://www.aztecontheriver.com/
The Aztec On The River is the River Walk's newest, most exciting attraction. This historic 1926 movie palace has been meticulously restored, complete with a Mighty Wurlitzer theater organ. Modern enhancements have been added to create an incredible experience. Open daily; call for show times.

Enchanted Springs Ranch
242 Highway 46 West, Boerne
Phone: (830) 249-8222
http://www.enchantedspringsranch.com/
An authentic Old West town right out of the 1800s used for Western films, commercials and special events. September - February; open Saturday and Sunday only.

Guinness World Records Museum, Ripley's Haunted Adventure and Davy Crockett's Tall Tales Ride
329 Alamo Plaza
Phone: (210) 226-2828
http://www.haunted-guinness-crockett.com/
San Antonio's newest attractions are all in one location directly across from the Alamo! All three attractions are open daily. Call for prices and hours of operation.

Market Square - El Mercado
514 W. Commerce St.
Phone: (210) 207-8600
http://www.marketsquaresa.com/
From early morning until late at night, Market Square is alive with activity. Visitors browse through the 32 shops at "El Mercado," an area patterned after an authentic Mexican market.

Natural Bridge Caverns
26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Road, Natural Bridge Caverns
Phone: (210) 651-6101
http://www.naturalbridgecaverns.com/
Come experience one of the world's premier cavern systems, Natural Bridge Caverns, an incredible underground world of natural beauty. This 75-minute tour travels through a half-mile of the largest and most spectacular show cavern in Texas. Open year round.