Experience San Antonio

When you plan a meeting in San Antonio, you’re crafting an unforgettable attendee experience that stretches beyond the conference room. And since San Antonio is a city of constant transformation, with new attractions, revitalized historic sites and exciting events popping up all the time, there’s always something unique and thrilling to discover.

San Antonio Celebrates 300 Years (2018)
2018 marks San Antonio’s 300th anniversary, and the city is planning on celebrating all year long with events, activities and initiatives that will carry San Antonio into the next 300 years. Once a remote settlement, our city has since become the seventh largest in the nation and one of the country’s top tourism destinations. Keep an eye out for our Tricentennial countdown as we begin celebrating the incredible people, unforgettable heritage and brilliant future of our great city.

Long hailed as the home of Pearl Beer, this former brewery from the 1800s has been reimagined into a bustling neighborhood along the San Antonio River Walk. Its mix of reuse and new developments is home to Hotel Emma, the Culinary Institute of America’s San Antonio campus, local boutiques, chef-driven restaurants, and a farmers market on Saturday and Sunday. New offerings include The Bottling Department, a food hall featuring five restaurant concepts and a bar area from top local chefs and restauranteurs, Hiatus Spa, as well as new events, culinary celebrations and exciting developments at the Pearl Farmers Market.

The Transformed Witte Museum
The Witte Museum has debuted its once-in-a-century transformation, bringing more than 170-thousand square feet of renovated and expanded exhibition space to the banks of the San Antonio River. Visitors to the new Witte will enjoy dynamic new exhibits, including the Naylor Family Dinosaur Gallery, People of the Pecos, the McLean Family Texas Wild Gallery and the historic Acequia Madre and Diversion Dam. It’s a great place for guests to immerse themselves in state history, from millions of years ago to the present.

San Antonio’s restaurant culture has moved into the limelight as acclaimed chefs, as well as talented new chefs from the Culinary Institute of America San Antonio, continue to make their mark. In fact, San Antonio was recently designated 'Creative City of Gastronomy' by UNESCO for its rich and confluent culinary scene. With the perfect combination of quality, variety and hospitality, dining in San Antonio offers incredible food served everywhere from upscale steak houses to humble food trucks.

UNESCO World Heritage Site Missions
San Antonio recently became home to the only UNESCO World Heritage Site in the state of Texas. The five 18th-century missions (including the Alamo) that make up this site represent the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America and pay tribute to the ethnically diverse society that continues to influence our city. Four of these historic missions can be found on the beautiful, winding San Antonio Missions Trail, part of the eight-mile Mission Reach of the River Walk.

Hemisfair Park, the home of the 1968 World’s Fair, is undergoing a three-phase renovation project in order to create a mixed-use development in the heart of the city. The park is already a popular place for groups since it is easily accessible adjoining the convention center, and the new expansion will offer even more versatility while experiencing the local environment. The first phase of the project, Yanaguana Garden, is complete and open to the public.

San Pedro Creek Culture Park
The first segment of the much-anticipated San Pedro Creek Culture Park – a one-of-a-kind urban greenspace located on the western edge of downtown San Antonio – officially debuted to the public on May 5, 2018. The world-class linear park transformed San Pedro Creek into a restored natural creek habitat and greenspace. Combining purpose with beauty, San Pedro Creek Culture Park weaves public art and architectural design into historic preservation, flood control, water quality and ecosystem restoration.

New Theme Park Attractions
The excitement of summer in San Antonio often begins with the unveiling of new rides and attractions. For 2018, SeaWorld San Antonio will debut their all new Seasame Street® Party Parade, a daily event that features everyone's favorite Seasame Street friends, 10 themed floats, tunes and show-stopping performances. In addition to the new parade, Aquatica San Antonio will unveil the new Taumata Racer®, a high-speed waterslide with 180-degree turns and a 55-foot drop in under 10 seconds.  Six Flags Fiesta Texas is bringing the world's first single-rail coaster, the WONDER WOMAN Golden Lasso Coaster. This new coaster features a spectacular 90-degree drop, two airtime hills, a 180-degree stall and a zero-g roll all above the infamous Quarry Wall!

Enjoy all of San Antonio’s new features and classic favorites by setting up your unforgettable 2018 meeting.

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