Econo Lodge Inn & Suites Fiesta Park
13575 McDermott Fwy W. I-H 10
San Antonio, TX 78249
Phone: (210) 690-5500
Fax: (210) 690-6292
It just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The city's largest theme park now boasts not only the shows and musical reviews that made it popular, but also dozens of rides and a water park. Each year the park adds new and faster rides, primarily in the roller coaster category. The water park expands each year, as well. In addition, the musical shows always manage to upstage what had been done previously. All of the shows are held at Lone Star Lil's in Crackaxle Canyon. Definitely an all-day trip, Fiesta Texas is a fun, but expensive, adventure. Admission varies depending on the season.
Opened in 1995, La Cantera has quickly become one of the top courses in Texas. This Tom Weiskopf and Jay Morrish designed course is home of the Westin Texas Open, a PGA tour event. Golf Magazine ranked it number five in an article on America's top state courses. The views from this course are spectacular, and the course is always in perfect shape. The presence of natural waterfalls, white sand bunkers and undulations throughout, along with fast, good-sized greens, means that this course will eat your lunch if you don't bring your "A" game with you. Still, if you only have the opportunity to play one course in San Antonio, make this the one you play. Tee times aren't required, but are highly recommended. Open daily 7 pm onwards.
Do you know how they first thought of the word 'golf'? They just ran out of all other four-letter words! Jokes apart, golf is considered a most refined sport, and your stay at La Cantera Resort is incomplete without a tour of the resort's golf course. It has been named "One of the best new courses" by Golf Digest, and PGA Tours conducts its Valero Texas Open here every year.
This beautiful golf course in the Westin La Cantera resort was designed by Arnold Palmer and spreads across 225 acres (91 hectares) of green land. Open to the public since 2001, the Palmer course has several signature holes and a state-of-the-art ParView GPS system that assists golfers in planning their strategies. With a waterfall, a lake and the Winnie Palmer Memorial Bridge, the Palmer Course is also a major tourist attraction. Relax in its clubhouse with your favorite drink, while watching your spouse play a game or two.
The Golf Academy at La Cantera Resort offers an opportunity to all those who find this game a complicated mystery. The Academy organizes a variety of corporate and private programs for small, as well as large groups. Training includes indoor hitting, performance enhancement and psychological exercises. It also has computer and video facilities as part of the practice sessions.
Play your golf strokes and unwind at this club. It's perfect for professionals. In the area measuring 5,188 yards and 18 holes, you can not only use your golf gear but also explore the discount pro shop benefits. With a two-story driving range, this golf club is sure to keep you swinging.
All you adults if you want private lessons in golf, come to Diamondback Golf Academy. Nestled in San Antonio, it's the best in the country. Professional coaches impart personality development, fitness programs and also teach all aspects of the sport. So get your golf gear and hole it up!
Cedar Creek is a Finger Dye Spann-designed course that totals 7,158 yards in length from the championship tees. Consistently rated among the top ten municipal courses, it has become a favorite of tourists and locals alike. It is a popular course, and as a result, play is oftentimes very slow—it can sometimes take in excess of five hours to complete a round. However, the course is in such good shape, and the scenery is so nice, that you won't mind just taking in the sights as you wait for that slow group in front of you to get off the green.
Golf may be the richest paying sport around the world, but it is equally enjoyable if you play it just for pleasure. 200 acres of lush-green, oak trees make up this visually delightful golf course. If Tiger Woods isn't your guru and you prefer Boris Becker, then they have an equally impressive tennis court. A swimming pool, restaurants, private banquet halls, and fitness centers also feature in the list of things-to-do-here.
Another of the truly fine courses that San Antonio has to offer, SilverHorn is a popular place for the better players in the area to congregate. Opened in 1996, this Randy Heckenkemper-designed course is one of the more challenging in the area. The 18-hole Tifdwarf-grass course has all of the challenges that South Texas is known for: creeks, jagged rocks and lots of trees. Fast, hilly greens give even the better players fits when lining up those par putts. A fully stocked clubhouse and a friendly, knowledgeable staff round out this fine course.
Visit the Allgolf Center on one of its contest days and watch enthusiastic local people competing with each other. The Centre is mostly used for practice and training purposes. Trainees are usually divided into groups of five, and each one is given individual attention. The centre also has its own restaurant, where you can gorge on some snacks and soft drinks after a tiring day on the course.
Malibu Grand Prix offers all of the excitement and thrill of racing three-fourth scale formula-one racing cars. To drive the Indy cars, you must be at least 16 years old and have a valid drivers license—however, mini-cars are available for children between the ages of eight and 16. Before strapping in, drivers must purchase a Malibu racing license—this is a one-time purchase and it doesn't expire. A new indoor slot-car track was also recently installed.