3602 SE Military Drive
San Antonio, TX 78223
Phone: (210) 798-5000
Fax: (210) 798-0546
Activités de loisir de plein air
The wilderness that is now known as San Antonio and South Texas was primarily settled by Spanish Catholic priests. And apparently priests with exquisite taste in architecture. Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada, the four historical missions that compose what is known as the Mission Trail, all possess very distinct and beautiful detailing in their designs and constructions. The history behind each is intriguing; as far as attractions go, this one is definitely a "must see." Admission is free.
Harlandale Memorial Stadium is home to Harlandale Little Indians football and cheer leading teams. The stadium can be reached via Highway 281 through Loop 410. The seating capacity of this stadium is 10,000 and it has disabled access. This stadium is open for game practices.
Riverside Golf Course opened to the public in 1974. It offers an 18-hole regulation course as well as a nine-hole par-three course for those who want to work on their short game. The river comes into play often on this course. Both courses are walker-friendly and you might as well walk because, like most other municipal courses, Riverside allows fivesomes, which can slow down play considerably.
Built in 1924, this is one of San Antonio's oldest courses. Usually in great shape and always fun to play, it is a popular course for players of all skill levels. Long, open fairways lead to large greens on this course, which is full of doglegs. But as if the constant doglegs weren't enough to contend with, a good bit of water comes into play, too, in the form of ponds as well as a river that runs through the course. Tee times are recommended if you want to play on weekends.
This 7,004-yard, Denis Griffiths-designed course is one of the few in town that is friendly to golfers who like to walk. Greens on this municipal course are slightly undulating and usually run pretty fast. As far as trouble goes, Mission Del Lago has some water, a few dry creek beds and several bunkers to contend with. The course marshals take their jobs seriously and keep players moving at a decent rate. However, like most municipal courses, they allow fivesomes to play the course, which tends to slow things down at times.
When you think of San Antonio, two things automatically come to mind: the Alamo and the River Walk. The River Walk was conceived in 1929. Downtown had serious flood problems, and Robert Hugman suggested that the city turn the San Antonio River into an asset rather than a hindrance. Hugman's brainchild has since become the essence of the city. The city's most popular attraction, it is often crowded and filled with children, party goers, tourists and locals. In the heart of the River Walk is an area filled with restaurants, shops and nightclubs, punctuated by fountains and towering Cypress trees. The River Walk is particularly crazy during Fiesta.
Originally created as the grounds for the 1968 Worlds Fair, this park is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Stroll through the park's 12 acres of fountains, pools and beautifully landscaped grounds or cavort on the Downtown All Around Playground. Built entirely by volunteers, this playground features wooden play areas designed by kids, including a space tunnel and a castle—perfect for letting little imaginations run wild. Also located on the park grounds are the Institute of Texan Cultures and the Tower of the Americas.
Fishing fans from across Central and South Texas flock to this lake. Operated by the San Antonio River Authority, Braunig Lake offers a chance for anglers of all ages to catch catfish, shad, bluegill, crappie and red drum. For the inexperienced, there is a fishing guide service on the lake. You will also find boat rentals, picnic areas, and camping grounds. Regardless of the season, be sure to pack your sunscreen; the South Texas sun can be brutal.
Hop aboard one of the city's river barges and take a 40-minute cruise around the 2.5-mile stretch of the San Antonio River known as the River Walk. Narrated cruises emphasize the history of the area and depart hourly from three "ports." Don't be shy about waving to passersby, as there's something about you being on a boat that will make them want to wave to you, too. Barges are available for private tours, dining charters and custom cruises. River taxis are available for groups, as well. Reservations are accepted for seating on general public narrated cruises.
Feel the adrenaline rush through your body as you fall through the air. Your parachute deploys, and you glide safely to the ground, getting some of the best views of the Hill Country around as you sail down. Skydiving San Antonio gives you the opportunity to experience the once-in-a-lifetime rush of this sport. They have tandem jumps and solo jump training available for first-time jumpers. A gift certificate here is a great gift for thrill-seekers in your life.
Grab your cowboy hat and head to San Antonio Western Shooting for a day of fun that's purely Texan. You'll have the opportunity to shoot reproductions of old-school guns in a safe environment. Sessions last from two and half to three hours. It's somewhat pricey, but the experience of pretending to be a cowboy from the good old days is unforgettable.
This water park is hugely popular, particularly with folks who do not want to drive out of town to enjoy the water or fight the crowds at some of the larger parks. You will find acres of body slides, tubes, pools, spraying and splashing attractions and kids areas providing hours of fun and relief from the Texas heat. Life jackets and inner tubes are included in the cost of admission. Splashtown also has lockers available for rent as well as a fairly good refreshment stand.