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Downtown San Antonio Activities

Stay Close to It All At Our Riverwalk Hotel 

Let the O’Brien Riverwalk Boutique Hotel be your gateway to downtown San Antonio attractions and things do. From famed landmarks like the San Antonio River Walk and the Alamo to historic attractions such as Missions National Historical Park and La Villita and family-friendly attractions like SeaWorld and the San Antonio Zoo, you’ll find top activities in the city just moments from our front door.

Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center

Henry B. Gonzalez
Convention Center

The facility is the central component of the city's successful convention industry. The center, named for the late US congressman Henry Barbosa González, hosts more than 300 events each year with over 750,000 convention delegates from around the world.

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The Alamo

Although the Alamo fell in the early morning hours of March 6, 1836, the death of the Alamo Defenders has come to symbolize courage and sacrifice for the cause of liberty. 

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Cobblestone walkways lead visitors to the river-level restaurants and shops. The river bubbles to the surface on the grounds of the University of the Incarnate Word and flows to downtown, threading its way through the city one level below the hustle and bustle of the dynamic streets.

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The Alamodome

The Alamodome, is both a convention center and a dome. The Alamodome is large enough to easily accommodate assemblies and tradeshows. 

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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park

Representing both church and state, these missions were charged with converting the local Native Americans, collectively called Coahuiltecans, into devout Catholics and productive members of Spanish society.

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The Tobin Center

Situated along the banks of the River in the city’s heart, the historic Municipal Auditorium, with its original facade preserved, has been transformed into a world-class venue. 

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The Majestic

Located at 224 E. Houston Street in the heart of downtown San Antonio, the Majestic was designed and built in 1929 by John Eberson for Karl Hoblitzelle's Interstate Theatres.

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La Villita

It was originally a settlement of primitive huts for the Spanish soldiers stationed at the Mission San Antonio Valero (the Alamo). After a flood in 1819, brick, stone and adobe houses replaced the earlier structures.

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Casa Navarro State Historic Site

The site is the restored home of Tejano patriot José Antonio Navarro. Today, visitors tour Navarro's adobe home furnished with period antiques, read copies of his writing and discuss questions of history with informed park interpreters.

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Buckhorn Museum

Discover more than 120 years of history - Texas style. Marvel at two stories of the most exotic collections you've ever seen, from our unique horn collection, to cowboy memorabilia and fish from the Seven Seas.

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The Witte Museum

Located in Brackenridge Park on the banks of the San Antonio River, the Witte offers permanent exhibits that include dinosaur skeletons, cave drawings, wildlife dioramas and even some live animals.

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Sea World

It's actually four parks in one on 250 acres: a show park, a rides and slides park, a water park and an amazing animals park. At SeaWorld San Antonio, there's something for everyone!

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Market Square

Here in the romantic center of the Mexican culture, discover a land of treasures, bright, bold and beautiful. The Market Square is authentically Mexican and enriched with a fascinating legacy of public markets.

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San Antonio Zoo

In 1914, Colonel George W. Brackenridge, one of the city's leading citizens and the founder of the San Antonio Express-News, placed buffalo, elk, deer, monkeys, a pair of lions and four bears on land he had deeded over to the city in what is now known as Brackenridge Park.

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The Towers of America

Located in downtown San Antonio, the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City.

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