All the Interesting things in Downtown
Downtown San Antonio is an area of San Antonio, Texas, which includes the Downtown or Central Business District of the city. It is where a large majority of the top places to visit are located and it’s also home to some of the most historical sites in all of Texas.
The Alamo is a former Spanish mission which was built in 1718 that became a fortress with 6 ft thick walls that stood up against Santa Anna’s troops for 13 days with 185 people holding off 4,000 men! The 1836 Battle for Texas Independence took place at this landmark building and today houses artifacts from its history and has been named one of the best places to visit while staying on vacation rentals in San Antonio. San Fernando Cathedral located just across the street, was built in 1738 and is the site of the burial of each Texas Revolutionary general after the Battle of the Alamo. The most notable grave is that of James Bowie who fought alongside William Travis at the old mission.
San Antonio River Walk or Paseo Del Rio as it’s called by locals, this area used to be an extremely popular flooding problem but now has become a bit more beautiful with its Spanish inspired architecture and fountains surrounded by numerous shops and restaurants which include everything from Mexican food to home furnishing stores. You can also take some time looking at all of your vacation rentals in San Antonio along the river walk because they offer views like no other place around. A great way view this city from different angles is to take the river taxi which is available along the walk.
San Antonio Museum of Art was originally opened way back in 1892 but has undergone a massive renovation and expansion project that included new wings that house contemporary art work from all over the world as well as an incredible collection of American Art, Latin America Art, photography and African Art. This museum also has a great restaurant inside with outdoor seating if you’d like to dine while overlooking this beautiful city.
Lone Star Brewery makes it one of our top places to visit while on vacation rentals in San Antonio because it’s located right in historic downtown! The brewery originated around 1850 but ceased production until only recently when they began brewing beer again due to popular demand. It offers free tours daily and free samples if you’d like to taste some of the local craftsmanship.
San Antonio Museum of Science and Technology is one of San Antonio’s most interesting museums in our opinion because it includes everything from art, history and science with 3D theaters, motion simulator rides and even a kid’s discovery center for young children who may not appreciate the details as much. It also has an IMAX theater that shows movies daily on their massive screen which makes for another great adventure while vacationing in San Antonio.