Deep in the heart of Texas, San Antonio’s bold spirit and historic legacies make it an ideal gateway to the region’s culture, scenic beauty and restful retreats. San Antonio has been part of colonial Spain, the Republic of Mexico, the Republic of Texas, and since 1845, the United States. Relics and tales from this iconic past linger along the city streets. Originally colonized by Spain, San Antonio has five beautifully preserved Spanish colonial missions including The Alamo, the location of a famed battle for Texas independence. La Villita Historic Arts Village, a small village that housed Spanish soldiers stationed at The Alamo, is full of life and commerce. Commerce also thrives a few blocks away at Market Square. Known as the largest Mexican market north of the Rio Grande, Market Square is filled with local and imported pieces of art, pottery, jewelry and textiles.
One distinct locale that houses many of San Antonio’s unique offerings is the River Walk. Here you will find miles of meandering paths along the banks of the San Antonio River connecting a Texas-sized sampling of hotels, restaurants, shops, historic landmarks, museums and more. Visitors and locals dine aboard river cruisers and the sounds of mariachis echo from the stone bridges above. This is the river that originally inspired the settlement of San Antonio, and it still flourishes today as the city’s center.
From the Marriott Rivercenter, step out onto the River Walk, visit the Alamo, and enjoy one of America’s most authentic destinations. It is a city alive: a city of poets and lyricists, painters and sculptors, a city rich and humble. Please join us for NSREC 2019 in San Antonio.
Photo courtesy of visitsanantonio.com, Stuart Dee