Econo Lodge Downtown South
606 Division Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone: (210) 927-4800
Fax: (210) 927-5060
Riverside Golf Course opened to the public in 1974. It offers an 18-hole regulation course as well as a nine-hole par-three course for those who want to work on their short game. The river comes into play often on this course. Both courses are walker-friendly and you might as well walk because, like most other municipal courses, Riverside allows fivesomes, which can slow down play considerably.
The Silverado Rodeo arena hosts various wrestling and rodeo tournaments the year round. Catch all the action at this well-facilitated arena and be a part of the enthusiastic crowd bidding for it's favorite team.
The wilderness that is now known as San Antonio and South Texas was primarily settled by Spanish Catholic priests. And apparently priests with exquisite taste in architecture. Mission Concepcion, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada, the four historical missions that compose what is known as the Mission Trail, all possess very distinct and beautiful detailing in their designs and constructions. The history behind each is intriguing; as far as attractions go, this one is definitely a "must see." Admission is free.
Harlandale Memorial Stadium is home to Harlandale Little Indians football and cheer leading teams. The stadium can be reached via Highway 281 through Loop 410. The seating capacity of this stadium is 10,000 and it has disabled access. This stadium is open for game practices.
Originally created as the grounds for the 1968 Worlds Fair, this park is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Stroll through the park's 12 acres of fountains, pools and beautifully landscaped grounds or cavort on the Downtown All Around Playground. Built entirely by volunteers, this playground features wooden play areas designed by kids, including a space tunnel and a castle—perfect for letting little imaginations run wild. Also located on the park grounds are the Institute of Texan Cultures and the Tower of the Americas.
Feel the adrenaline rush through your body as you fall through the air. Your parachute deploys, and you glide safely to the ground, getting some of the best views of the Hill Country around as you sail down. Skydiving San Antonio gives you the opportunity to experience the once-in-a-lifetime rush of this sport. They have tandem jumps and solo jump training available for first-time jumpers. A gift certificate here is a great gift for thrill-seekers in your life.
Hop aboard one of the city's river barges and take a 40-minute cruise around the 2.5-mile stretch of the San Antonio River known as the River Walk. Narrated cruises emphasize the history of the area and depart hourly from three "ports." Don't be shy about waving to passersby, as there's something about you being on a boat that will make them want to wave to you, too. Barges are available for private tours, dining charters and custom cruises. River taxis are available for groups, as well. Reservations are accepted for seating on general public narrated cruises.
When you think of San Antonio, two things automatically come to mind: the Alamo and the River Walk. The River Walk was conceived in 1929. Downtown had serious flood problems, and Robert Hugman suggested that the city turn the San Antonio River into an asset rather than a hindrance. Hugman's brainchild has since become the essence of the city. The city's most popular attraction, it is often crowded and filled with children, party goers, tourists and locals. In the heart of the River Walk is an area filled with restaurants, shops and nightclubs, punctuated by fountains and towering Cypress trees. The River Walk is particularly crazy during Fiesta.
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.
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.
This is for all the fast and furious types. San Antonio Speedway at Texas is a racing track not meant for the faint-hearted. The tracks cater to car racers and you can catch some adrenaline boosting racing at the speedway.
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.