About the Area

Things to do in San Antonio:

The Alamo Visitors Center
Tours & Events information
Neighborhood: Downtown
317 Alamo Plaza   
San Antonio,  TX  78205
Phone: +1 210 447 3372

The Alamo Visitor Center can provide the help you need, whether you want to make hotel reservations, purchase tickets to local attractions, book a tour of San Antonio or just obtain general information of the city. The staff can provide many of its services over the phone. However, if you go downtown, be sure to stop in the Center so you can pick up free brochures on events and attractions in the downtown area. Tourist information personnel will be there to assist you. They are located just inside the Menger Hotel next to the Alamo. Most information is provided free on behalf of San Antonio (excluding some souvenir items), but tips are always welcome.

Alameda - The National Center For Latino Arts and Culture
Pride of San Antonio
Neighborhood: Downtown
318 West Houston Street   
San Antonio,  TX  78205
Phone: +1 210 299 4300

This 2,400 blue seat theatre, a pride of San Antonio, was born in 1949. Back then, it was the largest home to theatre in the country. The black light murals and other elements of the interiors are reflections of the history of Mexico and the United States of America. This center celebrates Latin culture in its diverse forms like art, music and so on. It works in partnership with Smithsonian Institution and the John F. Kennedy Center. Together they hold exhibitions, educational events and aim at delivering high quality performances. The Latinos in the country proudly refer to Alameda as the Apollo Theatre.

A Night in Old San Antonio
Neighborhood: Downtown
227 South Presa Street - La Villita Historic Arts Village 
San Antonio,  TX  78205
Phone: +1 210 226 5188

The Antonio Conservation Society presents, A Night in Old San Antonio (NIOSA) a four-night fun event. Every year more than a 100,000 people participate in the event, which is a part of the Fiesta San Antonio. The village is segregated into fifteen different cultural areas during the four night celebration. Each group represents San Antonian culture in various forms of food, clothing, music and entertainment, a feast for all your senses! The four nights are not restricted to fun alone, but they help in preserving the culture of San Antonio and educating the future generations about the rich heritage.

 


 

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