In the evening, the city echoes with the sounds of all types of music. This vibrant and pedestrian friendly cosmopolitan city offers a variety of things for travelers to see and do. Austin, with its lakes and rolling hills, is the gateway to the scenic Texas Hill Country. See some of the many areas you can explore.
Zilker Park/Barton Springs Pool: Austin’s 361-acre park is home to picnic facilities, a disc golf course, a large playground for children, the Zilker Zephyr train (great for kids/families), and Barton Springs Pool, an urban oasis where swimmers plunge into 68-degree,
spring-fed waters. Park: $3 parking. Free picnic facilities, playground.
Texas State Capitol: This sunset red edifice is the largest of America’s 50 statehouses, and stands 14 feet taller than the U.S. Capitol. Free guided tours depart every 15 minutes from the south lobby.on I-35, Prime Outlets San Marcos is the largest outlet shopping destination in Texas and third-largest in the world. This spectacular shopping mecca has luxury, brand-name outlet stores including SAKS Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Neiman Marcus Last Call, Gucci and more—all offering savings of up to 65% .
LBJ Presidential Library: Exhibits chronicle the political life and times of LBJ. The First Lady’s Gallery highlights the legacy of Lady Bird
Johnson. The collection’s focus is on six decades of American history and how the Johnsons fit into those times.
South Congress Avenue: The strip of South Congress just below Lady Bird Lake sees politicos, hipsters and students come together to visit antique shops, eclectic restaurants and vintage retailers. This has become the essential “hip strip” of the city.
6th Street, Rainey Street and More: You’re headed to Austin, and want to experience the diverse nightlife scene that you’ve heard so much about. Where do you begin? Whether you’re looking for a dance party at a mainstream club, want to jam out to local bands, or check out the artisan craft brew scene, our growing city showcases an option that appeals to every preference.
ATX Festival is the first festival devoted to Television’s history and future. It functions like a traditional film festival with premieres of new series, current hits and cult favorites. ATX Television Festival also offers access to the industry’s leading professionals with cast and creator Q&A’s and panels focusing on innovation in both production and content delivery.
Travis County Exposition Center and Sixth Street
The state’s largest motorcycle gathering attracts thousands of bikers for rides, parades and music.
MLK Blvd. and Rosewood Park
Juneteenth, also known as “Freedom Day” or “Emancipation Day,” is the oldest known African American celebration commemorating the end of slavery. This annual event features a 2K walk/run, parade floats and entertainment and celebration at Rosewood Park.
SuperShuttle of Austin: 512-258-3826 The easiest and most cost-effective airport shuttle service to and from the airport from your home, office or hotel.
Austin Black Car Service: We proudly offer a fleet of vehicles to meet all your needs. Each of our services is provided with your safety and expectations of elite service in mind. Our drivers will provide only the best in service, with extensive knowledge of the Greater Austin, Houston and San Antonio area, giving attention to every little detail to make your ride comfortable and relaxing. Plan your next event, executive conference, or outing with us.
Elegant Limousine & Charter: 512-477-5466 Austin Elegant is the largest “full-service” transportation company in south Texas and a leading provider of services worldwide. We only utilize professional certified chauffeurs in all of our vehicles.
R&R Limousine and Bus: Whether you need transportation for a corporate event, school outing, special occasion or airport service, R&R Limousine and Bus has both the vehicles and chauffeurs you want to meet your needs.
StarShuttle: 512-479-8100 Star Shuttle offers a variety of services, including: local trips, long-distance charters, corporate meetings and events, military movements, student transportation, special events and much, much more.
Distance from Major Airports
- Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (to downtown) – 10 miles
Local Tour Guides
Austin Overtures: The tour gives you insights into the up-and-coming urban scene, highlighting it’s unique and popular shopping, rich history, extraordinary food, outdoor life-style, the local arts, culture and music scene, hip and trendy East Austin, and a peek at the beautiful Texas Hill Country and Lakes. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin Duck Adventures: A fun, narrated, amphibious tour of downtown Austin that ends with a splash on Lake Austin. Tours and tickets available at Austin Visitor Center. Contact: email@example.com
Austin Eats Food Tours: Taste quintessential local Austin via walking/bus/bike food tours. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Austin Historic Walking Tours: Learn about the history and architecture of downtown Austin on free, guided walking tours of Congress Ave., E. Sixth St. and the Bremond Block.
Double Decker Austin Hop On/Hop Off Tour: Enjoy Austin’s only hop on/hop off sightseeing and historic double decker tour!
You will learn all about Austin and it’s rich history while enjoying an awesome view of the city from atop of a double decker bus. By hopping off of the bus you can self-explore the downtown districts.
The city offers the best shopping in the Southwest, a thriving culinary scene, over 70,000 hotel rooms, more than 200 golf courses and impressive arts districts. The Dallas metropolitan area is also home to 6 major professional sports leagues, including our legendary Dallas Cowboys!
Downtown’s Dealey Plaza, The Sixth Floor Museum, JFK Memorial and the Old Red Courthouse: Learn about the life and legacy of President John F. Kennedy and see the infamous Grassy Knoll. Explore the history of Dallas at the Old Red Courthouse and Founder’s Plaza, then go to the West End district to shop authentic Western wear. Also visit the Dallas World Aquarium and Dallas City Hall.
The GeO-Deck at Reunion Tower: The newly renovated Observation Deck at Reunion Tower is a sight for sore-eyes—and that’s before visitors see the 360-degree, breathtaking view of the Dallas skyline. Its highlights include a 30-panel digital information system with interactive features and zoom options, live cameras and the Cloud Nine café.
The Dallas Arts District: The largest urban arts district in the country includes the Dallas Museum of Art, Nasher Sculpture Center, Crow Collection of Asian Art and more. Docent-led architecture tours are available featuring Pritzker Prize-winning structures. Catch a Broadway show at the AT&T Performing Arts Center or see the Dallas Symphony Orchestra at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center. The 5.2-acre urban deck park, Klyde Warren Park, offers lush green space with food trucks, lawn games, an outdoor library, concert stage, kid’s playground, a dog park and more.
Southfork Ranch: One of our most visited attractions, Southfork Ranch is the setting of the famous TV drama, “Dallas.” Visit the Ewing Mansion, take a guided tour of the property and see the “Legends” exhibit with memorabilia like the gun that shot J.R. and Lucy’s wedding dress. Family-friendly horseback trail rides are also offered.
Family-friendly fun at Perot Museum of Nature & Science, Children’s Aquarium, the Dallas Zoo and the Dallas Arboretum: See spectacular gem specimens and dinosaur fossils at the Perot Museum, feed giraffes and take a monorail tour at the Dallas Zoo, romp through the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden at the Dallas Arboretum, and touch live sting-rays at the Children’s Aquarium at Fair Park and much more!
Ideas for First Time Visitors:
- Downtown attractions: The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, The Reunion Tower GeO-Deck, Pioneer Plaza, The Eye at the Joule
- Exceptional shopping at NorthPark Center, Dallas Galleria Mall or Highland Park Village
- Dallas Arts District and Perot Museum of Nature and Science
- Horseback riding at the Texas Horse Park
- Southfork Ranch
Ideas for Repeat Visitors:
- AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys, or a Dallas Mavericks (NBA) or Dallas Stars (NHL) game at the American Airlines Center
- Outlet mall shopping (Grand Prairie, Allen or Grapevine)
- The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
- The George W. Bush Presidential Library
- Culinary or Brewery Tours
Elaborate royal tombs, ancient languages, human sacrifice, sports and extraordinary architecture. All define the fascinating Maya civilization that is the bedrock of the Perot Museum of Nature and Science’s upcoming traveling exhibition – Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed opening February 11th. The largest traveling Maya exhibition ever to tour the U.S., the 10,000 square-foot display brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, which still has millions of living descendants today. The bilingual exhibition, presented in English and Spanish, is presented by Highland Capital Management and will run through Sept. 4, 2017.
This exhibition is fun for the family and a great place to take young ones during their spring break! General hours of operation for the Perot Museum are 10 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 pm on Sunday. Please visit the museum website for more information about the extended hours on first Thursdays and members hours on Saturday mornings.
The Dallas Museum of Art announced that it will be the exclusive U.S. host of a major exhibition of modern Mexican art, featuring work by Diego Rivera, Frida Kahlo, and other giants of the first half of the 20th century. The survey of more than 200 works, including some of Rivera’s famous murals and pieces by lesser-known Mexican artists, premiered in Paris last October. The Dallas exhibition, its only appearance in the U.S. will include some pieces from the DMA collection. The DMA has a rich history of collecting and presenting Mexican art, and this exhibition offers our visitors the opportunity to explore in-depth the diverse and vibrant voices that distinguish Mexican art during the first half of the 20th century, showcases not on the greats of Mexican art but also those who may have been eclipsed on the international level by names lie Rivera and Kahlo. The exhibition helps broaden our understanding of what modern Mexican art means, and diversify the artistic narratives attributed to the country. Enjoy this meaningful exhibit, and a make a visit to the DMA part of your Spring Break festivities. [image: Rosa Rolanda, Self-Portrait (Autorretrato), 1952, oil on canvas, Acervo Museo de Arte Moderno/INBA © Courtesy of El Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes Y Literatura, 2017]
The main influences in artistic history in South and Southeast Asia were Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism. To celebrate this, this exhibition features works from India, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia to keep the legacy of these religious and philosophical traditions.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit: Dallas’ public transportation system connects 13 cities in the area with rail, bus and rideshare services. DART can take visitors to and from major attractions like Fair Park, Dallas Zoo, NorthPark Center and more, and the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, local hospitals and universities. Their mobile-friendly site lets users see maps, fares, stops and more.
D-Link: The free D-Link busses can shuttle visitors, locals and large groups to and from several areas in and around downtown, including Dealey Plaza, the Arts District, Victory Park, the Omni Convention Center Hotel and across the Jefferson viaduct to Bishop Arts in Oak Cliff. It runs Monday through Saturday, 11am to 11:30pm.
Silvercar Dallas: Rent a luxury Audi A4 with the touch of a button on your smartphone. Simply download their app, reserve the car, use the app to unlock the car, and you’re ready to go with a receipt emailed to you. The cars come with free WiFi, GPS, Satellite Radio and toll tracking.
360 Limo, Inc.: 360 Limo is a transportation and chauffeured service provider. Professional chauffeurs, latest model vehicles, and the latest technology to serve corporate and leisure markets. Ph: 214-348-9898.
American Transfers & Tours: We are a “destination management service” devoted to hotel shuttle service for large conventions. We represent most area bus companies and limousine services and we will match you with the best equipment for your needs. Ph: 972-389-1900.
Distance from Major Airports
- Dallas Fort Worth Airport (to downtown) – 20 miles
- Love Field Airport (to downtown) – 7 miles
Local Tour Guides
All In One Tour Services: Alice, email@example.com Specializing in events and tours coming to Texas. Handle all convention and tourism needs, such as transportation, accommodations, tours, meet and greet, and event planning. We’re your “one stop shop” for all of your tour and meeting needs. All major languages available.
Big D Fun Tours: Michael “Scott” Aston, firstname.lastname@example.org Go back in time to November 22, 1963. Experience the JFK assassination as if you were there. Ride in the comfort of our climate controlled trolley and travel the motorcade route and the timeline of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was it as simple as a lone gunman?…or something more? Big D Fun Tours provides two tours to FITs, their award-winning JFK Trolley Tour and the Dallas City Tour. English.
Discover Dallas Tours, Inc.: email@example.com A local tour company and receptive tour operator specializing in sightseeing tours led by experienced tour guides. We provide customized group tour itineraries and assist with attractions, accommodations, dining and transportation requirements. Whether you are with a student group, convention, family reunion or senior travel, we are your resource for all your travel needs. English.
Heritage Tours, LLC: firstname.lastname@example.org A Dallas-based tour operator since 1992, we specialize in historical and cultural tours of the area.Tours are customized to the time, length and cost of the group.We serve individuals as well as groups of any size.Most popular themes are Dallas history and culture, the Arts Scene, and JFK Assassination sites.A+ Rating from the BBB.
Dallas Fort Worth Area Tour Guide Association: email@example.com The Dallas/Fort Worth Area Tour Guide Association, organized in 1999, provides continuing education, training and certification programs. DFWATGA provides a forum for tour guides and hospitality professionals. The Dallas CVB recommends requesting a Certified Tour Guide when reaching out to the DFW Tour Guide Association. English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Cantonese, Mandarin, German, Italian.
The beauty of our geography provides many advantages to our visitors. Instead of spending hours driving to far destinations, spend that time learning how to be a cowboy or shopping-for example! We have it all here: Western Heritage, Ranches, Sophistication, Arts and even Tax Free Shopping! We are different and authentic and we look forward to seeing you soon!
National Historic Stockyards District : The Fort Worth Stockyards’ National Historic District covers 125 acres-15 square blocks of tradition, nightlife, and family fun. You can take in a thrilling rodeo. See the world’s only daily cattle drive. Hear live country stars. Two-step the night away. Shop for authentic cowboy gear. And dine on satisfying Texas-style cuisine.
Billy Bob’s Texas : Billy Bob’s Texas is the world’s largest honky-tonk. This place is huge (three acres!), with its own indoor rodeo arena for professional bull riding, a Texas-size dance floor, dozens of bar stations, plus restaurants, arcade games, a Wall of Fame with celebrity handprints, and a general store. It is also an amazing 8-time winner of country music’s “Club of the Year.”
Fort Worth Cultural District: The Fort Worth Cultural District, home to five wonderful museums in a relaxing, park-like setting is a great place to start your tour. Throughout the city, you’ll also find museums devoted to Western heritage and Fort Worth’s colorful past. It’s no wonder Fort Worth is considered “the museum capital of the Southwest.” The Fort Worth Cultural District, home to five wonderful museums in a relaxing, park-like setting is a great place to start your tour. Throughout the city, you’ll also find museums devoted to Western heritage and Fort Worth’s colorful past. It’s no wonder Fort Worth is considered “the museum capital of the Southwest.” The Fort Worth Cultural District, home to five wonderful museums in a relaxing, park-like setting is a great place to start your tour. Throughout the city, you’ll also find museums devoted to Western heritage and Fort Worth’s colorful past. It’s no wonder Fort Worth is considered “the museum capital of the Southwest.” :
Fort Worth Zoo : The Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked as the No.1 attraction in the entire Dallas-Fort Worth area and No.19 among the “50 Overall Top-Rated Attractions” in the entire United States by the Zagat Survey U.S. Family Guide. Tree-shaded, winding paths lead to large, lush exhibits that allow you to get close to an amazing variety of creatures.
Texas Motor Speedway : The fastest -and the loudest-sporting facility in Fort Worth/Dallas! Texas Motor Speedway is the second-largest sports and entertainment facility in the nation, with a capacity of more than 200,000 fans. The top names in the racing world compete at the Texas Motor Speedway, where dual-bank turns allow for both NASCAR and IRL IndyCar racing, plus every major form of American automobile racing.
Ideas for First Time Visitors:
- Bass Performance Hall
- Fort Worth Cattle Herd
- Kimbell Art Museum
- A Texas steak at Del Frisco’s Steakhouse
- Amon Carter Museum of American Art
- Fort Worth Botanic Garden
- Stockyards Rodeo
- Log Cabin Village
Ideas for Repeat Visitors:
- Cowboys Stadium
- Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
- Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible: Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures
- Bureau of Engraving and Printing
- Fort Worth Water Gardens
- Texas Civil War Museum
- Fort Worth Zoo
The American architect Louis Kahn (1901–1974) is regarded as one of the great master builders of the 20th century. With complex spatial compositions and a choreographic mastery of light, Kahn created buildings of archaic beauty and powerful universal symbolism. The exhibition encompasses an unprecedented and diverse range of architectural models, original drawings, photographs and films.
Hold on tight! Get ready for earthquakes and tsunamis! Jump on the Quake Karaoke platform and match an earthquake seismogram! Build your structure, set it on a “beach” and launch a wave in the 16-ft Tsunami Tank! Then replay the impact in slow-mo and improve your design. Complete Puzzled Earth, the plate tectonic puzzle, before time runs out and the pieces fall! Spin through geologic time to make Earth’s continents move and re-form. Be an engineer as you design and build structures to withstand earthquakes on the Shake Table. Find out what engineers do to keep our world safer….When the Earth Shakes!
When renowned New York City fashion and portrait photographer Richard Avedon (1923–2004) agreed in late 1978 to take on a commission from the Amon Carter to create a portrait of the American West through its people he went to the Rattlesnake Round-Up in Sweetwater, Texas. He created six evocative portraits that would set the tone and bar for five more years of photographing. He discovered people who conveyed through their faces, clothes, and postures, not merely hard living but the full embrace of existence. This selection of 17 of the project’s Texas images makes abundantly clear why In the American West has become a touchstone in photographic history.
The T-Bus Service : Transportation Authority provides bus service throughout the city. In the downtown area, buses that are red, white, and blue offer free rides. For more information, call 817-215-8600, or visit www.the-t.com.
Yellow Checker Shuttle : Fort Worth transportation service to and from DFW Airport, all major downtown hotels and the Airporter Park & Ride lot at 1000 E. Weatherford St. in downtown Fort Worth is available. Fort Worth transportation discounts are available to groups upon request by contacting the sales office at 972-233-6999.
American Transfers & Tours : American Transfers & Tours is a leading transportation management company. Since 1985, they’ve specialized in executive, charter, shuttle and mini bus transportation for conventions, professional sporting events and trade shows across the country.
Roadrunner Charters Inc. : Roadrunner Charters provides private shuttle bus and charter bus services to DFW area business, churches, schools and other organizations.
Cowtown Bus Charters : Provides chartered buses and convention/seminar shuttle service.
Distance from Major Airports
- Dallas/Fort Worth International (DFW) – 31 miles
Houston is home to a respected and energetic arts community, celebrated restaurants, world-renowned theater groups and the brains behind U.S. space exploration. Nearly 21,000 concerts, plays, exhibitions and other arts programs are presented in Houston annually, affording residents and visitors alike access to a wide variety of talent. This city is a mecca of diversity, giving breath to one of the most vivid cultural scenes in the country. See what makes Houston the Cultural and Culinary Capital of the South US by experiencing some of our great city as outlined below. Houston is a CityPASS City, which allows visitors to purchase a ticket booklet for Houston’s top 5 attractions at 51% discount!
George Ranch : At the George Ranch Historical Park, more than 200 costumed interpreters bring to life all that is Texas, complete with children’s activities, arts and crafts, an antique tractor show and cowboy and cattle demonstrations. Oct. 28-29, 2006.
The Children’s Museum : Fewer than ten institutions in America are focused on quality health education for the general public and school groups. The Museum’s history is traced back to 1962.
Museum of Fine Arts : The encyclopedic collection of the MFAH numbers more than 51,000 works and embraces the art of antiquity to the present.
Houston Zoo : The Zoo’s Natural Encounters exhibit features meerkats, otters, vampire bats and other small mammals.
Houston Museum of Natural Science : The museum’s Paleontology Hall features more than 450 fossils and fossil replicas, providing a vivid glimpse into the incredible 3.5-billion-year story of life on Earth.
Ideas for First Time Visitors:
- Space Center Houston
- Houston Museum District
- Buffalo Bayou Park
- Houston Galleria
- Water Wall
Ideas for Repeat Visitors:
- Montrose Neighborhood
- Julia Ideson Library Building
- James Turrell Skyspace
- Menil Collection
- Galveston Island
Avenida Houston presents Party on the Plaza with Los Skarnales with Muddy Belle!
Every Wednesday from 7-9 pm in front of the George R. Brown Convention Center, enjoy free live music from some of the area’s best bands!
With over 20 years of Punk-Ska-Pachuco-Boogie-Beat, the legacy continues stronger than ever. Los Skarnales will make you dance the night away, and the Houston favorite, Muddy Belle, blends rock and roll with blues, soul, funk and jazz.
In December, Buffalo Bayou Partnership and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, co-present Rain: Madgalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern, the inaugural art installation in the Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, a 1926 underground city reservoir recently restored and opened to the public by BBP. The installation features 2iPM009—an abstract video piece by Venezuelan artist Madgalena Fernández—projected onto the 221 concrete columns of the vast underground space. Rain: Magdalena Fernández at the Houston Cistern opens on Saturday, December 10, 2016.
The Buffalo Bayou Park Cistern, a structure reminiscent of the ancient Roman cisterns in Istanbul, is a cavernous, 87,500-square-foot-space featuring more than 200 slender, 25-foot high concrete columns. BBP re-discovered the Cistern in 2010 when it was developing the $58-million Buffalo Bayou Park project, a 160-acre site west of downtown Houston. Recognizing the historical and architectural significance of the highly unusual space, BBP took a bold step to repurpose the Cistern into a magnificent public space that would house an ambitious program of changing art installations.
On Sunday, February 26, Ron Mueck, an exhibition showcasing 13 major works by contemporary sculptor Ron Mueck, opens at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Known for his hauntingly realistic figures, Mueck examines the human condition through the medium of sculpture, creating works with astonishing verisimilitude and emotional resonance.
Assembled from private and public collections around the world, Ron Mueck presents some of the artist’s most iconic works, ranging from the selfquestioning boy in Crouching Boy in Mirror (1999–2002) to the aging partners of Couple under an Umbrella (2013). The exhibition will be on view through August 13, 2017.
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Nikko Transportation: 713-789-0809
Super Shuttle: 281-230-7229
Rey Royal Excursions: 504-269-1818
Distance from Major Airports
- Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) – 20 miles
- Hobby Airport (HOU) to Galveston – 40 miles
The Alamo: 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. The chapel, one of the most photographed facades in the nation, and the Long Barracks are all that remain of the original fort. The Long Barracks Museum and Library is located near the chapel. The museum contains relics and mementos from the Republic of Texas and offers a narration on the fall of the Alamo. The Alamo is located in the heart of the city, inside beautifully landscaped grounds.
The River Walk: 20 feet below street level and steps from the famed Alamo, the Paseo del Rio, better known as the River Walk, awaits you. Aside the meandering San Antonio River, stone pathways connect shops, restaurants, hotels and museums with a blend of historic and modern architecture that resonates the depth of this centuries-old metropolis. Among these walkways, commerce meets culture with the sounds of mariachis serenading diners and river taxis carrying guests across the spring-fed river that has attracted people to this region for centuries. Soon the River Walk will extend from two to thirteen miles, connecting many of San Antonios prestigious museums and historic districts with beautifully preserved 18th century, Spanish Colonial missions.
SeaWorld San Antonio: From Shamu to dolphins, sharks, seals, sea lions and much more, SeaWorld San Antonio is the world’s largest marine life park. After hanging out with Shamu or watching one of Sea World’s shows, head over to the roller-coaster action with the Great White, which is Texas’ first inverted steel roller-coaster or the Steel Eel for a bout of weightlessness. To cool off, ride Journey to Atlantis which is part roller-coaster, part water ride or dip into the Lost Lagoon.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas: Experience the best in thrilling rides, exciting live entertainment and a free waterpark all at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Begin your adventure by facing your fears on the parks eighth roller coaster, Goliath. Towering 105 feet, Goliath propels riders down an 80-foot drop, two massive loops and five heart-pounding inversions all at 50 mph! Continue the thrills by soaring high on the Superman Krypton Coaster, taking gut-wrenching turns on Tony Hawks Big Spin and enjoying a daring free-fall down on Scream. Then soak up some family fun at White Water Bay, Fiesta Texas free waterpark. Get drenched on over 15 wild rides and slides, including Tornado, Big Bender and The Lone Star Lagoon, a wave pool not only shaped like Texas, but almost as big! Six Flags Fiesta Texas has won Amusement Todays Golden Ticket Award for The Best Theme Park Shows in the Country for an astounding 10 consecutive years!
The San Antonio Zoo: The San Antonio Zoo is ranked as one of the best zoos in the nation exhibiting over 3,500 animals of 600 species. Located at the headwaters of the San Antonio River, the Zoo encompasses 35 landscaped acres. Several interaction exhibits include: Kronkosky’s Tiny Tot Nature Spot, a magnificent mini-zoo designed specifically for children under 5, Butterflies! Caterpillar Flight School, a lush tropical habitat surrounded by hundreds of butterflies (open March – Nov), Fun Farm Petting Zoo where everyone can pet African Pygmy goats, and Lory Landing, a rainbow of colorful birds flying about the canopy of an outdoor aviary, occasionally landing on visitors ($1 to feed the lories). The San Antonio Zoo is open 365 days a year. Hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Ideas for First Time Visitors:
- San Antonio Historical Mission: The Alamo, Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Juan, Mission Espada, World Heritage Site
- River Walk, Mission and Museum Reach
- La Villita
- San Fernando Cathedral
- The Saga
- Tower of the Americas
- Texas Hill Country
- Market Square
- Tax Free Shopping
Ideas for Repeat Visitors:
- SeaWorld San Antonio
- Six Flags San Antonio
- Natural Bridge Caverns
- The Shops at Rivercenter
- King William Historic District
- Majestic Theatre
- Tobin Center
- San Antonio Zoo
- San Antonio Western Shooting
San Antonio has captivated people from cultures around the world since the city was first established in the early 1700s. Mexican, European, Asian, African and Western traditions all blend together into a personality that’s uniquely San Antonio. You’ll find outdoor sculptures and artwork, art galleries, more than 25 museums, over 40 performing arts stages and many cultural arts festivals. Together, these artistic attractions make San Antonio one of the top 25 cities for art in the United States.
Need an easy way to see San Antonio’s museums, art galleries and more? Explore Southtown Arts District, King William, the Broadway Cultural Corridor and more using VIA’s VIVA Culture route!
Celebrate our 25th Anniversary with new rides, shows and a ton of fun! The thrill capital of South Texas is celebrating it’s iconic 25th Anniversary in 2017! Enjoy classic thrills on rides like Fireball, Hurricane Force 5, the Iron Rattler and don’t miss fun shows for the entire family. New shows this year include VIBE!, Vinyl Countdown Vol. 2 The One Hit Wonders and returning after popular demand, From Memphis to Motown, A Rock And Soul Celebration. Also new in 2017 is the Six Flags Mardi Gras Festival that features eight authentic parade floats created by the world-renowned Kern Studios! Enjoy creole fare, a twice daily parade and beads galore! Are you ready for more? This summer take a ride on America’s first rocket blast water coaster–Thunder Rapids, featuring custom-designed inline rafts and water propulsion jets for lighting-fast uphill speed and adrenaline-pumping drops. This thrilling new water coaster is right in the hear of White Water Bay, Six Flags Fiesta Texas’ FREE water park (included with admission).
Immerse yourself in the wonders of the sea at SeaWorld® San Antonio. Experience up-close sea life interactions and dive into the world beneath the waves. For totally new experiences, head for SeaWorld’s breathtaking coastal-themed bottlenose dolphin habitat, Discovery Point™. Visit our Dolphin Lagoon, where you can observe a playful pod of dolphins from its shores, watch their behaviors from our underwater viewing area, or even reserve one of our limited Signature Dolphin Swims. You’ll also find Explorer’s Reef, home to sharks and exotic fish, along with a living coral reef. Discovery Point can be explored by all guests as part of their admission. And don’t forget to catch the awe-inspiring shows and the thrills of coasters and rides at SeaWorld. Then dive into Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark®, and come face-to-fin as you wade amongst real stingrays! This tropical paradise next to SeaWorld offers water rides from serene to extreme, crashing surf and unforgettable opportunities to meet stingrays, tropical birds and other amazing animals.
Daisy Tours : We’ll make sure that your conventioneers remember more than just the Alamo. We offer spouse programs that work with your meeting agenda and special events your entire group can enjoy together. We are locally owned, and operate our own deluxe coaches to handle all your transportation needs. We also offer a few extra touches to help things run smoothly.
Elegant Limousine & Charter
Coach USA/ Kerville: Kerrville Bus Company, Inc. has over 400 dedicated people to serve you. We take pride in providing the finest quality in motorcoach transportation service which has been the company’s way of doing business for over seventy years, since its early beginnings in the beautiful Texas Hill Country.
Although the company has grown to become one of the nation’s largest bus carriers, we continue to strive for excellence in the transportation industry. Our division offices specialize in a variety of services including scheduled route-line transportation, deluxe motorcoach charters and shuttles, customized group tour packages, casino trips, and convention coordination and planning.
Circa Texas, Inc.: Circa proves time and again that hospitality can be efficient. Our uniformed transportation professionals will greet your guests at the airport, assist with baggage, and coordinate ground transportation. We’ll give tours, provide shuttles, take expedite transportation to off-site venues, take spouses on shopping trips, and make sure every guest arrives at every event in comfort and on time.
San Antonio Star Shuttle: Our Shuttle & Charter division offers one the regions newest and largest bus and mini-bus charter fleets as well as air conditioned school busses and trolleys. Our European style Touring Coaches are configured for 49-57 passengers while our Mini-bus and van fleet have configurations for 10-29 passengers. We’re equipped to handle the smallest to the largest events including conventions, parking shuttles, airport transfers, and trips for schools, churches, and other groups.
Distance from Major Airports
- San Antonio International Airport (SAT) to downtown – 10 miles