While the facts surrounding the siege of the Alamo continue to be debated, there is no doubt about what the battle has come to symbolize. People worldwide continue to remember the Alamo as a heroic struggle against overwhelming odds : a place where men made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. For this reason the Alamo remains hallowed ground and the Shrine of Texas Liberty.
Market Square is alive with activity. Visitors browse through the 32 shops at "El Mercado," an area patterned after an authentic Mexican market.
Ripley's Wax Museum
Housing both The Plaza Wax Museum - Step into the dazzling excitement of one of the finest wax museums anywhere; and Ripley's Believe It or Not! - The World's Most Unusual Museum featuring over 500 exhibits in themed galleries .
San Antonio Museum of Art
The Museum continues to fulfill their mission, which is to educate by collecting, presenting, and preserving the significant artistic achievements of the world's cultures from ancient times to the present, and through aesthetic and educational experiences, to develop a deeper understanding of human cultures, values, and traditions for visitors of all ages.
The McNay Art Museum
Housed in what was the home of the late Marion Koogler McNay, the McNay Art Museum focuses primarily on 19th- and 20th- century European and American art. Artists featured include Cézanne, Picasso, Gauguin, Matisse, O'Keeffe, Cassatt, and Hopper. The museum's collection of prints and drawings is one of the finest in the Southwest. The Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts is one of the premier collections of its kind in the country. Contemporary art and modern sculpture are growing strengths of the McNay collection, which now numbers over 14,000 objects.
The Original "Heart of San Antonio," La Villita, Spanish for "little town," is the original settlement of "Old San Antonio." It's one square block in the heart of downtown San Antonio, alive with artists and craftsmen, shops and restaurants.
San Antonio Mission Trail: Mission San José
Founded in 1720 by Fray Antonio Margil de Jesus, San José became the largest and best known of the Texas Missions and was viewed as the model among Texas missions.
The Institute of Texas Cultures
the Institute maintains more than 50,000 square feet of exhibits and in 1999, ITC welcomed 229,237 visitors, 66,137 of whom were schoolchildren from public and private schooled throughout the state. Countless other visitors also learn more about the Institute through our website.
Schedule of sporting events, shows and concerts; purchase Ticketmaster tickets online.
The San Antonio Zoo
Being one of the largest zoos in the country with 3,500 animals of 750 species means there is a lot to see. The San Antonio Zoo is one of the premier zoos in the country, and our conservation programs with flamingo, white rhino, black rhino, snow leopard, whooping crane, and many more species are recognized around the globe. Enjoy your visit...use this site to plan your next Zoo trip, as an educational resource, to adopt an animal, to see what's new at the Zoo, and so much more
Celebrate the glorious world of plants when you discover the San Antonio Botanical Garden, just four miles north of downtown. Enjoy your escape to 33 acres of tranquility, open year round.
San Pedro Park
San Pedro Park is the second oldest public park in the nation. The San Pedro Springs are located a few miles northwest of downtown San Antonio and the Alamo. The site is much more than just Springs. It is one of the most important places in all of the southwest United States. The Springs and a small natural lake just below the Springs were a favorite meeting place and campsite for native Americans for over 12,000 years. A band of Coahuiltecan Indians known as Payayas called the Springs and their village there Yanaguana. In historical times, the site was the social and recreational center of San Antonio for over 200 years.
Named a State and National Historic Landmark. One of the few remaining vintage, atmospheric vaudeville movie palaces
Monte Vista Historical Association
Purpose: "To encourage the preservation of the distinctive heritage of the Monte Vista area; to keep the physical identity of the late nineteenth-early twentieth century district intact; and to educate the public, especially the youth, with knowledge of our inherited neighborhood values which contribute to a wholesome urban environment."
Founded in 1869, Trinity University is only half of a mile from the Inn, which makes the Inn at Craig Place the perfect spot for returning alumni or for parents to relax when visiting students.
San Antonio Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center
Coming into town on business? The Inn is only 3.75 miles from the Convention Center, providing a tranquil home-away-from home for your business trip. Corporate rates available for single travelers.
San Antonio has a variety of courses open to the public.
San Antonio is home to one of the nation's largest public tennis centers, located only four blocks from the Inn at Craig Place. The center offers 22 lighted hard courts for public use and hosts tennis tournaments in its stadium court.
Natural Bridge Caverns
Natural Bridge Caverns is one of the most treasured natural attractions that
Texas has to offer. There are several tour options available throughout the year.