Econo Lodge Central
6015 I-H 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78201
Phone: (210) 737-1855
Fax: (210) 737-6111
This non-profit organization, located in the Deco Building, promotes Chicano/Latino artists. The various programs held, reflect their rich cultural heritage. The Low and Slow Classic Car Show, The Lowrider Festival, and a number of Día De Los Muertos activities are to name a few of the much-awaited events organized by them. The Lowrider Festival, which is family-oriented, promises a fun-filled day for the kids; there's music, dance, food, drinks, games and other entertainment followed by lots of prizes to be won. All profits are used to fund the cultural arts programs of the center. Several other interesting exhibits are held throughout the year.
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.
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.
For those looking to hone their skills or just wanting to get out and hit balls after the sun goes down, the San Pedro Driving Range and Par 3 Course is the perfect place to be in. Several flags are placed near yardage markers to allow golfers to accurately gauge their shots and practise till they feel satisfied. A practice green, chipping area and sand traps are also here for a short game. Feel like playing a round but don't have the time? ... The par 3 course might just fit the bill perfectly. No-frills golf is what's offered!
This course opened its doors to the public in 1963. Designed by George Hoffman, the course spans 6,896 yards from the championship tees and has long been a favorite of San Antonio natives and tourists alike. The clubhouse is a little weathered looking, but make no mistake, the course is in very good shape almost year round. Water, sloped greens, and many, many trees make this a pretty challenging little course. Like Mission Del Lago, this course is great for those golfers who prefer to walk.
Located on the campus of St. Mary's University, Bill Greehey Arena is home to its men and women sports team, Rattlers. This 135,000 square foot facility is capable of seating 3,500 people. It features various amenities, some of which are an indoor running track, natatorium, training rooms, six tennis courts, racquetball courts and much more. A fiery seat of sports activities, Bill Greehey Arena is not to be missed when in San Antonio.
San Pedro Springs Park is one of the oldest parks in the country, boasting a long history and a few significant historical landmarks on its grounds. One of the main attractions here is the huge pool, a welcome oasis for kids and adults alike during the hot summer months. Take a walk through this beautiful park, or relax with a good book in the gazebo.
What a find this little spot is! Although surrounded by the lights of the city, this planetarium and observatory captures the vast Texas sky and all its beauty, delivering it to the imagination of visitors. The planetarium's star projection show delights and fascinates children of all ages with its breathtaking images and its easy-to-follow narration. Then, the observatory opens and offers a glimpse of space and all its mysteries; weather permitting, of course.
Keith Foster designed this San Antonio masterpiece, which opened in 1993 and has since garnered quite a reputation. A unique course carved out of an abandoned quarry, it placed among the top ten of "America's Top State Golf Courses" in Golf Digest magazine. It offers some of the best views of the city, but don't get caught sightseeing, or this course will eat your lunch. The front nine is pretty open and filled with streams throughout. Upon making the turn, you quickly find out how the course got its name. Nestled within the abandoned quarry, several holes have greens that are bordered on three sides by 100-foot cliffs, with trouble waiting on the other side. In fact, the names given to two of the holes on the quarry side, "Escape from Alcatraz" and "Reload," pretty much tell the story of the back nine. Call for tee times and more information.
The Polo Field Practice facility is home to the First Tee of San Antonio and has a rich history. From early 1920s to 1976, polo was played on this field. Since polo is a winter sport, the fields were used as a driving range during summer. Recently, Golf San Antonio took over this place and brought in affordable golf facilities. You can putt and chip in the practice greens; there is also a sand trap. The hitting area, with a range of 350 yards, can accommodate up to 60 people. It also offers a clubhouse, club rentals and concessions.
The 18-hole course first opened in 1917 and is the second oldest golf course in Texas. Until recently, Brackenridge was also home of the lowest round ever posted in a PGA Tour event, a 58. The course is fairly short, measuring 6,185 yards from the championship tees, but there are plenty of trees and water to keep players from getting too greedy with the driver. Several holes require a long iron shot off the tee in order to stay out of trouble. Any golfer that visits San Antonio should play this course at least once. Tee times aren't necessary, but they are highly recommended, especially in the winter months when tourists are in town.
An art studio for children, Artworks is a gold mine for your budding Matisse or O'Keefe. The staff of patient souls doesn't mind if there's paint on the floor or clay under their fingernails—they feel that art is process and that people, and children in particular, should be allowed to explore and experiment to their heart's content. Painting, clay sculpting, drawing, crafts, collage and more beckon artists as young as age two into the Artworks studio. Artworks offers regularly scheduled classes and opens its doors for field trips; it can also be reserved for private birthday parties.