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Viva Fiesta! A Celebration of Lifelong Learning

San Antonio Attractions

We have put together some suggestions for conference attendees and their family on Sunday, April 17, 2011.  We didn't have a large enough group to organize transportation but rental cars, cabs and even downtown trolleys are convenient. These suggestions are just a few of the many things happening in San Antonio that weekend.  From walking around downtown to venturing to one of the final Fiesta events, you are sure to enjoy the day.

Sunday, April 17

Fiesta Arts & Crafts Show

On the River Walk artists sell their creations along the walkways of the San Antonio River from 10am to 5pm on Sunday.  It is free and open to the public.

The Valero Texas Open's last day is Sunday, April 17th.  It is held at the TPC San Antonio and the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort and Spa.

Shopping in San Marcos, Texas at the Prime Outlets

The outlet mall provide some great shopping.  Travel is approximately 45 minutes one way which leaves plenty of time to sample your choice of designer outlets and still make it back for refreshments along the Riverwalk in the evening.

A Day in Old Mexico & Charreada

Sunday, April 17, 12:00pm-5:30pm Charro Ranch 6126 Padre Dr.

This is a Fiesta event unlike anything you've ever seen.  The Charreada is a beautiful event featuring equestrian skills in the tradition of Old Mexico.  Watch the Mexican ballet folklórico and enjoy Mexican foods on the grounds.  We will leave from the hotel at noon and return by 6pm.

Cost:  Tickets available through the SA Charro Association

Optional Conference Dinner

Tuesday, April 19, 2010

An authentic Mexican meal with a unique San Antonio flair from Acenar, an original San Antonio restaurant in a beautiful riverside restaurant.

Cost:  Dinner $45  Minimum needed: 20 people

Some General San Antonio Information sites is the Convention and Visitors Bureau website. is the website for the San Antonio Express-News newspaper.

San Antonio Tourism Council offers multiple attraction packages.

Fiesta events

Saturday, April 16, 2011 

Check out all events for Saturday.

Flambeau parade


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Check out all events for Sunday

Fiesta Fantasías at Market Square

Within Walking Distance of Hotel

The Alamo the world famous mission and battle site.

Ripley's Believe it or Not

Ripley's Wax Museum

Carriage Rides

Rivercenter Mall

La Villita  historic arts village

Riverwalk - Restaurants and Barge Tours, this is a great guide for all of the fun just outside the hotel

Trolley rides and tours

Downtown Attractions

El Mercado - Mexican Market

Spanish Governor's Palace

San Fernando Cathedral

Around San Antonio

San Antonio Missions National Historic Parks - another great site on the missions

San Antonio Zoo