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)
We’re gearing up for San Antonio’s Tricentennial in 2018, so start getting ready for a yearlong celebration three centuries in the making. 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.
Based in the 1883 Pearl Brewery complex off the river, Pearl retains its historic charm while offering exciting modern eateries and venues. This mixed-use development on the Museum Reach of the River Walk also provides a wide range of activities and events, including a farmers market, live music and cultural celebrations. The old brewhouse was recently transformed into Hotel Emma, a riverfront hotel full of hospitality and history, and the opening of music venue Jazz, TX, combines the class of an upscale jazz club with the grit of a traditional Texas dancehall in the cellar of the old Bottling Department.
New Witte - Now Open
The Witte Museum has undergone a dramatic renovation and expansion that’s now open. 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. 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.
New Theme Park Attractions
The excitement of summer in San Antonio often begins with the unveiling of new rides and attractions. For 2017, SeaWorld San Antonio will debut Wave Breaker®: The Rescue Coaster. The first of its kind in North America, this 61-foot-tall multi-launch coaster recreates an animal rescue as guests fly over the water in custom vehicles. At Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Thunder Rapids Water Coaster promises a wet and wild ride. This three-story coaster is 942-feet long and features lightning-fast uphill speeds and adrenaline-pumping drops.
Enjoy all of San Antonio’s new features and classic favorites by setting up your unforgettable 2017 meeting.