41st Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX
San Antonio’s famous River Walk welcomes millions of tourists each year. Cypress trees, paved paths, arched stone bridges, and lush landscapes line the River Walk, which is filled with dining, shopping, and many other attractions.
San Antonio’s most famous attraction, the Alamo, is located in the heart of the city. Founded in 1718, it is the site of the area’s first mission and served as a way station between east Texas and Mexico. The Alamo is one of San Antonio’s most popular tourist destinations.
San Antonio also offers visitors a rare opportunity to catch a glimpse of early Spanish colonial life in the Southwest, and many of those early architectural and cultural elements remain today. Whether you go on a guided tour or explore on your own, the city’s storied past is waiting to be discovered.
Visit La Villita, one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods located on the south bank of the San Antonio River. A historic arts village, La Villita is filled with galleries, shops, and unique art by local and regional artists, including sculpture, watercolor, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper wares, pottery, jewelry, stained glass, and regional folk art.
El Mercado is a fun Mexican village boasting authentic restaurants and unique shops offering one-of-a-kind jewelry, décor, and clothing. El Mercado is just minutes from downtown via a quick trolley ride.
Other things to do in San Antonio can be found HERE.
San Antonio’s average temperatures in May typically range from 65–86 degrees F.
From the Missions to the Hill Country, San Antonio offers so many things for visitors to see and do, ranging from major theme parks to the River Walk lined with restaurants, patios, galleries, and shops. The city is filled with culturally significant art, history, museums, and architecture.
Dining on the River Walk
Colorful and iconic umbrellas shade riverside tables as diners savor a splendid array of diverse River Walk cuisine. Classic Tex-Mex, tender barbecue, traditional Italian, and contemporary Southwestern fare are just a few of the choices you’ll find in the cafés, restaurants, and bistros.
Downtown off the River Walk
Charles Court, a lushly landscaped inner-block hideaway a block from the River Walk, provides intimate outdoor seating for Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar. Sip a margarita and have the signature sizzling fajitas at La Margarita Restaurant & Oyster Bar at historic Market Square, just far enough removed from the action to be relaxing.
Sitting on the River Walk’s new Museum Reach section, the historic Pearl Brewery is a burgeoning culinary mecca with a crop of noteworthy restaurants, all with outdoor seating. The varied dining options include smoky Texas barbecue with homemade sides at the Granary ‘Cue & Brew, delicate Italian from Osteria Il Sogno, and La Gloria's interior Mexican street foods, on which you'll dine at the river’s edge.
A brief walk or trolley ride from downtown to Southtown in the King William Historic District—with an eclectic blend of shops, galleries, and restaurants—will be rewarded with unique outdoor dining places like the Monterey or Feast. Drinking and noshing at the Friendly Spot depend almost entirely on benevolent weather and friendly folks, which of course show up often. Tables are scattered under mature pecan trees, and there’s a kiddie playground.