Fantastic tips on things to do in San Antonio

Mar 9, 2013 - Seeing San Antonio on a Charter Bus

Charter bus visitors to San Antonio are charmed by the city's Southwest flavor and rich Tejano culture.  According to the San Antonio Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city receives approximately 26 million visitors per year.  Charter bus visitors come from all over to browse and photograph San Antonio's famous Spanish missions, especially the Alamo.  If you're a cowboy or cowgirl at heart, visit Texas' second-largest city during the San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo.  One of the best ways to see San Antonio, and get around the city in style and comfort, is with a bus, charter bus, coach bus, party bus, mini bus, passenger coach or school bus chartered from Bus Charters San Antonio.

The Alamo was the site of one of the Texas Revolution's most important battles in 1836, and is a must see on every charter bus visitors list.  To mark the spot where 189 Texan defenders died at the hands of Mexican General Santa Anna's army, the Mission San Antonio de Valero, or the Alamo, was established in 1718.  The site's Long Barracks Museum and Library features Republic of Texas artifacts and a narrated tour.  Charter bus visitors can wander through the Alamo's green landscaped grounds any day of the year except for Christmas Eve and Christmas day.  Admission to the Alamo is free.

Charter bus visitors looking for a little ride on the wild side should visit Six Flags Fiesta Texas.  Thrill rides include roller coasters and spinning twisters, but you can find gentler fare, such as a carousel, a Ferris wheel, planes, cars and wagon rides.  The water park is a big draw, too, offering slides, whirlpools and a lagoon.  Kids also enjoy entertaining shows at Six Flags, including "meet and greet" sessions with Looney Tunes characters and eateries such as Johnny Rockets, Papa John's and Panda Express.

SeaWorld San Antonio has the distinction of being the world's largest marine life park.  Charter bus visitors can spend an afternoon watching dolphin, sea lion and shark shows or take a ride on the Great White, Texas' first inverted steel roller coaster.  SeaWorld's exhibits include Dolphin's Cove, Penguin Encounter and Alligator Alley.  At the end of the day, charter bus visitors can cool off while plunging down the five-story Texas Splashdown.

For those charter bus visitors with an interest in art, the San Antonio Museum of Art is housed in the Lone Star Brewery building, which was built in 1884.  The museum's American collection features art from the Colonial Period through the early 20th century.  The comprehensive contemporary collection showcases work by abstract artists such as Hans Hofmann, Helen Frankenthaler and Frank Stella.  The museum also features Asian art and antiquities from the Greek and Roman eras, among many other collections.

At the San Antonio Zoo, charter bus visitors not only have the thrill of seeing live animals, but they also get an educational, interactive experience.  The zoo, which covers 56 acres, emphasizes the lifestyles and habitats of its animals. One exhibit includes colorful lorikeets in an Australian rainforest where they'll perch on your arm while you feed them nectar from a cup.  Another exhibit features animal life of equatorial Africa, with guides offering interpretation and hands-on activities. The zoo also offers camps, classes, hikes and overnight stays.

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