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Publisher Louis Doucette Louis@travelingblender.com photo courtesy of Rockin' R River Rides www.rockinr.com (800) 55FLOAT

San Antonio has something for you this Summer! San Antonio is off to a welcomed cool start to the summer. May and June were warm, but

not hot. The dog days of summer must be just around the corner, but it matters not because we have you covered for fun in the sun. For me personally, enjoying the simple things of bathing in the sun while enjoying any one of my favorite raspas (snow cones). For summer weekends, I try to free my inner child and venture to one of the amazing waterparks or nearby rivers, as summer is always full of adventure. Of course July enjoys one of the grandest entries of all the months with Independence Day. The Fourth of July is commonly associated with fireworks, parades, barbecues, carnivals, fairs, picnics, concerts, baseball games, family reunions and more. If you are looking for an all American staple such as a hamburger, you don’t’ have to travel far! In San Antonio, there are some amazing burger joints, offering burgers that ooze with cheese (and refried beans if you’re doing it right)! Some of the best around are conveniently located on the River Walk! Charlie Wants A Burger allows you the opportunity to enjoy a burger with your fur baby in tow. Having saved just enough room for desert, make sure to partake in the sweet treats you’ll find along the River Walk and downtown, such as raspas, paletas, gelato or ice cream. Now that school is out for the summer, take the kiddos to cool off at a water park or explore downtown. It always makes me so happy to see kids eyes grow large with excitement when they venture to the Buchkorn museum and Saloon for the first time, or when they make their way through the Children’s Museum. Whether you’re coming from near or far, San Antonio has something for you this summer! Have an adventure, enjoy the food and take in some fun in the sun! Enjoy!

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The Republic of texas Mouth-watering, juicy, meaty, yummy, relaxing river view and delicious…does a BURGER on the RIVERWALK come to mind? It may surprise you, but you can get one of the tastiest burgers in town, right in the heart of downtown, on the San Antonio River Walk.  Do you have a pet that you take (almost) everywhere with you? Do you have a hankering to take a burger challenge and possibly win the burger you just heartily consumed? Or maybe you like a little sports or SPURS action while eating?  Well, then Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar is just the place for you to do it all!  Located on Losoya Street on the River, this burgerhappening spot showcases over 10 house specialty burgers using Angus and special smoked beef and features their special 2lb burger which comes with a challenge.  Eat this massive burger with all the toppings and accompanied fries and the meal is free! $28.99 free! Can you do it? Other offerings on the menu include steaks, salads, hotdogs, homemade milkshakes and more plus an extensive margarita, cocktail, draft beer and wine list.  Happy hour and reverse Happy Hour are also available to please everyone.  For your furry friend who is allowed on the riverside patio, grab a doggy bag to-go or pup merchandise filled with treats and more with 10% of proceeds that benefit the San Antonio Humane Society. You’ll just have a doggone good time! Do you need to eat your burger with a little bit of rock-n-roll? Or how about being near a lot of celebrity memorabilia surrounding you while you listen to some Ozzy Ozbourne who only in recent years was allowed back into our city. You’ll have to Google why!   Featuring three patios on which to eat, drink and listen is the infamous Hard Rock Cafe where eating is only just a part of the party!  Every burger except the Veggie Burger is made with premium USDA ground Angus beef and comes on a brioche bun with fries and a

special sauce to savor. Check out the Local Legendary Burger or the FIESTA Burger, both with a spicy, seasoned flair, reminiscent of our heritage in the Alamo City.  Open 11:00am till late, you can party on eating, drinking and enjoying the sights and sounds of the San Antonio River Walk while enjoying a bit of rock-n-roll, because “being a rockstar has its privileges”. If you want a little history and authentication surrounding your River Walk burger experience, try firsthand one of the originals on the River Walk dining scene, The Republic of Texas where they have been serving up burgers and more since 1975.  Located in the historic Clifford Building and the office of the “father of the River Walk” Mr. Robert.H.H Hugman, the ideas for River Walk dining and more originated from him and here.  Featuring flame-grilled burgers cooked and seasoned Texas-style, tradition abounds in this special restaurant where you can also take dining on another level and ON the river!  Enjoy a two hour dining cruise or a one and a half hour cocktail cruise along the sights and sounds along the San Antonio River.  Featuring Southwestern Texican cuisine, Mexican plates or Southern Favorites including burger specialties, there is something for everyone to enjoy on this unique experience.

patio and savor their original and re gi o nall y - inspire d cooking that food aficionados would appreciate. Their one and only Boudro’s Burger is a 1/2 lb mesquite grilled black Angus beef, white cheddar cheese, Chile-pickled onions, ripe tomatoes, avocado salsa and fire fries feast for the eyes.   People have been known to stand in line for this gourmet-style burger.  Also offering a river cruise dining experience, there are many other dishes in which to choose from, especially their table-side guacamole which is renowned throughout the city.   Come and savor unique cuisine and mouth-watering specialties that delight tourists and locals alike. Grab a burger or grab a beer, you can find it all on the San Antonio River Walk, where not only can you delight in the sights and sounds of our bustling River Walk , but your stomach will thank you for it!  

Perhaps some sophistication strikes your fancy and palate? On the banks of the San Antonio River lies a Texas bistro that boasts one of the best burgers in San Antonio.  And Boudros won’t disappoint.  Relax inside or outside on their River Walk

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FOOD & DRINK ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// CASUAL biergarten 124-150 Losoya St San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-7299 www.alamobiergarten.com German Boudro’s Texas Bistro 421 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-8484 www.boudros.com American Charlie Wants a Burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer Dick’s Last Resort 406 Navarro San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0026 www.dickslastresort.com American DURTY Nelly’s IRISH PUB 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3343 www.durtynellyspub.com Irish Pub JUICE CENTRAL 315 E. Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9398 www.juice-central.com Juice Bar, Salads

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The Republic of Texas 429 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-6256 therepublicoftexas restaurant.com American

Las Ramblas 306 W. Market San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9222 www.thehotelcontessa.com Spanish

Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex

The River’s Edge Café & Patio Bar 200 S. Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 270-0786 www.riversedgecafesa.com American

MadDogs 123 Losoya Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 maddogs.net British Pub

Tony Romas Rivercenter 849 E Commerce St San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-7662 tonyromas-sanantonio.com Ribs, Seafood, Steak

Acenar 146 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2362 www.acenar.com Mexican Barriba Cantina 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Mexican La Paloma 215 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-0566 www.lapalomariverwalk.com Mexican Landry’s Seafood House 517 N. Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-1010 www.landrysseafood.com Seafood

Saltgrass Steak House 502 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9092 www.saltgrass.com Steakhouse Texas Land & Cattle 201 N. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2263 www.texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse Iron Cactus 200 River Walk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com Tex-Mex Q on the Riverwalk 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1234 www.qriverwalk.com BBQ

Zocca 420 W. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 444-6070 www.zoccariverwalk.com Italian

FAMILY Hard Rock Café 111 W. Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-7625 www.hardrock.com American Lone Star Café 237 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9374 www.lonestarcafe.us American RAINFOREST CAFé 110 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 277-6300 www.rainforestcafe.com American

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Rio Rio Cantina 421 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com Tex-Mex

Las Canarias 112 College Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 518-1000 www.omnilamansion.com American

Rita’s 245 E. Commerce Suite #100 San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-7482 www.ritasontheriver.com Tex-Mex

Luke 125 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-5853 www.lukesanantonio.com French/American

The Original Mexican Restaurant 528 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-9951 www.originalmexican.com Tex-Mex

Bella on the River 106 River Walk San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 404-2355 www.bellaontheriver.com Mediterranean/Southern European

FINE DINING Biga on the Banks 203 S. St Mary’s San Antion, TX 78205 (210) 225-0722 www.biga.com American Citrus 150 E. Houston San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-9700 hotelvalencia-riverwalk.com American figtree 515 Villita Street San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 224-1976 www.figtreerestaurant.com

Little Rhein Steakhouse 231 S. Alamo San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-2111 www.littlerheinsteak house.com Steakhouse Ruth’s Chris 600 E. Market San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-8847 www.ruthschrissa.com Steakhouse

Ostra 212 W. Crockett San Antonio TX 78205 (866) 605-1212 www.mokarahotels.com Seafood Paesanos Paesanos River Walk 111 W. Crockett #100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2782 www.paesanosriverwalk.com Paesanos Lincoln Heights 555 East Basse Rd. (210) 828 5191 Paesanos 1604 3622 Paesanos Parkway (210) 493 1604 Italian

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SHOPPING ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Artistic Endeavors La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-2497 www.artend.com Art

River Art Group La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8752 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Aeropostale Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.aeropostale.com Clothing

Copper Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Art Collectibles

Starving Artist Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Hot Topic Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-7680 www.hottopic.com Clothing

Galleria II La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Village Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-0404 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Langford Market Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-0200 www.langfordmarket.com Clothing

Little Studio Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Foot Locker Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-8383 www.footlocker.com Athletic Shoes

U.S. Polo Assn Rivercenter mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-444-1040 www.uspoloassn.com Clothing

Monte Wade Fine Arts La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-8838 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Bonsai Harbor La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5770 www.bonsaisanantonio.com Bonsai Trees

Nueva Street Gallery La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-229-9810 www.lavillita.com Art Gallery

Scentchips USA La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Candles

Debra Benditz Art Studios Artist Atelier La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 512-588-2606 www.debrabenditz.com Fine Art Collection

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Lone Star Mercantile La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-8893 www.lavillita.com General Merchandise

Primarily Purple Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 General Merchandise The Body Shop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5446 www.thebodyshop-usa.com Gift for Body Fletchers Jewelry Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-299-5240 www.fletchersjewelers.com Jewelry Harris Jewelry Rivercenter Mall San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.harrisjewelry.com Jewelry Zales Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-270-7770 www.zales.com Jewelry Originals Jewelry, Beads & Gifts La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-7625 www.lavillita.com Jewelry & Beads

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///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Casa Manos Alegres La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-5107 www.lavillita.com Mexican Cultural Gifts

Sunglass Hut Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-271-7550 www.sunglasshut.com Sunglasses

Angelita La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210- 224-8362 www.lavillita.com Womens Fashions & Jewelry

Aerosoles Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-1840 www.aerosoles.com Shoes

Sunglass Icon Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-3942 www.sunglassicon.com Sunglasses

Victoria’s Secret Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-7072 www.victoriassecret.com Womens Lingerie

Claire’s Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.claires.com Shoes

FOUND La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Unique Items

Village Weavers La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-0776 www.lavillita.com Woven Art & Rugs

Journeys Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level 210-224-6898 www.journeys.com Shoes

Pearl Brewery 250 E Grayson San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-7260 www.atpearl.com Unique Local Shops & Restaurants

Alice Knight La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-930-5527 www.aliceknight.com

Shoe Palace Rivercenter Mall - Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-527-9700 Shoes Champ’s Sports Rivercenter Mall - Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-225-0000 www.champssports.com Sportswear

Gamestop Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-4412 www.gamestop.com Video Ganmes & Equipment Express Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-5212 www.express.com Clothing

Equinox La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Mustang Grey’s La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-221-1894 www.lavillita.com

Papaya Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2100 www.papaya.com Shasha Rivercenter Mall, Street Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-227-4772 www.shasha.com FOUND La Villita San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Unique Items Spencers Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-6898 www.spencersonline.com Wandering Cowboy Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3434 Zumiez Rivercenter Mall, Fashion Level San Antonio, TX 78205 210-228-9373 www.zumiez.com

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Had Boudro’s been serving on the River Walk back then, Jim Bowie could have carved his Center Cut Top Sirloin with a butter knife. Prime steaks, Gulf Coast seafood and the best Margaritas around have made Boudro’s one of the Alamo City’s most loved restaurants. Frommers says “Everybody loves this old standby on the River Walk.” Join us riverside, inside or (with reservations) on a barge dinner cruise.

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San Antonio Nightlife Coyote Ugly Saloon 409 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8459 www.coyoteuglysaloon.com Bar Howl at the Moon 111 W. Crockett St, Suite 201 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4695 www.howlatthemoon.com Piano Bar MadDog’s British Pub 123 Losoya, Suite 19 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-0220 www.MadDogs.net Pub Acapulco Sam’s/Kremlin 212 College St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1972 www.kremlinsa.com Dance Club Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub 200 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-1400 www.durtynellspub.com Pub Esquire Tavern 155 E Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2521 www.esquiretavern-sa.com Gastropub Swig 111 W. Crocket St, Suite 205 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-0005 www.swigmartini.com Martini Bar The Worm 123 Losoya, River Level San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-7266 facebook.com/ TheWormTequilaBar Tequila Bar Tex’s River Walk Sports Bar 200 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-3368 facebook.com/TexsRiverWalk Sports Bar Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar 207 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2900 www.zincwine.com Wine Bar The Brooklynite 516 Brooklyn Avenue San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 444-0707 www.thebrooklynitesa.com Wine Bar SoHo Wine & Martini Bar 214 W Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 444-1000 www.sohomartinibar.com Bar

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1919 1420 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1420 Bar The Friendly Spot 943 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2337 www.thefriendlyspot.com Icehouse Blue Box 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 227-2583 www.blueboxbar.com Bar Blue Star Brewing Company 1414 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 212-5506 www.bluestarbrewing.com Brewery Liquid Monkey Lounge 248 Losoya, Suite B San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4980 Bar The Local Bar 600 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 267-9885 www.thelocalbarsa.com Bar The Bonham Exchange 411 Bonham San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 271-3811 www.bonhamexchange.net Dance Club Drink Texas 200 Navarro, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-1031 www.drinktexas.com Bar The Ticket 420 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-9722 www.ticketsportspub.com Sports Bar

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SHOPPING ///////////////////////////////////////// La Villita 418 Villita Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-8614 www.lavillita.com Collection of Unique Local Shops Five & Dime General Store 512 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4825 www.fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise

Cowboys Alamo City Harley Davidson 111 West Crockett Street San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-4461 www.cowboysalamocityharley. com/boutique Motorcycles

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city sightseeing double decker san antonio (210) 224-8687 city-sightseeing.com grand double decker tours (210) 492-4144 citytoursinc.com

Rio San Antonio Cruises 205 N Presa San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-5700 www.riosanantonio.com

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MUSIC Kansas 7/5, Sat @ 7pm (doors open) Aztec Theatre Tab Benoit with Special Guest Ruben V 7/12, Sat @ 7pm (doors open) Aztec Theatre

Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band 7/22, Tue @ 7pm (doors open) Aztec Theatre Toad The Wet Sprocket 7/28, Mon @ 7pm (doors open) Aztec Theatre

Waxy O’Connors 234 Riverwalk San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9299 www.waxyoconnors.com Pub charlie wants a burger sports bar 223 Losoya San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Burgers-Craft Beer the naked iguana lounge 421 East Commerce San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 www.rioriocantina.com/ Naked_Iguana Margaritas, Well Drinks, & Beer,

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Ottmar Leibert & Luna Negra 7/31, Thu @ 7pm (doors open Aztec Theatre

Museums & Exhibition BRISCOE WESTERN ART MUSEUM Briscoe Museum Film Series: Urban Cowboy 7/15, Tue @ 6pm

comedy Dan Davidson 7/2-6, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club

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An Evening with Chris Mata 7/7-9, Mon-Wed @ 8:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club

Diego Rivera in San Antonio: A Small Focus Exhibition (On Display at Nelson A. Rockefeller Center for Latin American Art at SAMA)

Mitch Fatel 7/10-13, Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club

Helen Hong 7/23-27, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club Quinn Dahle 7/30-8/3, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8:30pm Fri-Sat @ 8:30pm & 10:30pm Rivercenter Comedy Club

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Glories of the Baroque Now thru 7/26 Matisse: Life in Color Now thru 9/7 The Art Books of Henri Matisse: Works from the Bank of America Collection Now Thru 9/7

Miscellaneous 58th Annual Fiesta Noche del Rio 7/4-8/9, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Arneson River Theatre

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July 3, 2014 11:00AM - July 6, 2014 8:00PM Fourth of July Arts & Crafts Show Some of the most unique handmade merchandise available anywhere. Whether its jewelry, pottery or fine art you are interested in, you are sure to find what you’re looking for!

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Alamo Helicopter Tours With Alamo Helicopter Tours, you can take in an exciting and breathtaking view of San Antonio and the Texas Hill Country like you’ve never seen before. Enjoy a sky high tour of sites like the San Antonio River, Downtown, The San Antonio Zoo, Sea World, The Botanical Gardens and Mission Espada, or if nature is more your thing, immerse yourself in the beautiful landscape as you fly high over the Texas Hill Country. Open 6 days a week, Monday – Saturday, (Reservations required) (210) 287-5797 8535 Mission Road www.alamohelicoptertours.com GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM TOMB RIDER 3D RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE Experience the best Alamo Plaza has to offer. See the Amazing Book come to life in the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM! Adventure Seekers... this one’s for you - TOMB RIDER 3D, a Journey down into the tomb of Anubis for an action-packed adventure you won’t soon forget! For the fearless, we dare you to visit RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE. This

multi-million dollar haunted house includes special effects, live actors and animatronics that are sure to leave you thrilled from the moment you enter until the time you escape!. Open Daily at 10:00 a.m. Directly across from the Alamo • (210) 226-2828 www.AlamoPlazaAttractions.com The Amazing Mirror Maze— A 4D Experience San Antonio’s newest attractions are located across from the Alamo! Ultimate Mirror Maze Challenge – a unique, eyepopping experience that is fun for any age. Explore endless hallways and thousands of mirrors as you try to find the end and go back again – it is never the same experience twice. Can you find your way out of a maze composed entirely out of mirrors? The Vault Laser Challenge – It is a Mission Impossible themed game. A state of the art laser alarm system, your challenge is to make it through without setting off any of the lasers. Will you make it on our top 10 list? Hours of Operation: Open Daily at 10AM (210) 226-2828 • www.amazingmazes.com

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Briscoe Western Art Museum The Briscoe Western Art Museum features nine galleries spread across three floors featuring art in the form of artifacts, paintings, and sculptures. Video interviews with artists, collectors, and others can be found throughout. Collection highlights include fine saddles and spurs; pieces from the Spanish colonial era; Pancho Villa’s last known saddle; diorama of the Alamo; and Santa Anna’s sword. The adjacent Jack Guenther Pavilion serves as an event space and visitors can enjoy the lush Sculpture Garden during Museum hours. Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum is proud to welcome a new generation of visitors. San Antonio’s oldest Saloon has recently completed a major renovation. Explore the remodeled animal halls and prepare yourself for a Texas-sized adventure! Practice your sharp shooting skills in our Shooting Gallery and see hundreds of handguns, badges and photographs from famous rangers in The Texas Ranger Museum. Open daily at 10AM. (210) 2474000 www.buckhormuseum.com The Edward Steves Homestead This elegant mansion, located in the King William neighborhood, was built in 1876 for the founder of San Antonio’s first lumber company. The Homestead offers visitors the rare opportunity to imagine living the lifestyle of German settlers of this era. Contact: The Edward Steves Homestead 509 King William (210)-225-5924 www.saconservation.org

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La Villita A Historic Arts Village since 1939. More galleries & shops in one square block than anywhere else in San Antonio. Unique art by local & regional artists featuring oil paintings, sculpture, watercolors, metal art, rock art, textiles, copper work, pottery, jewelry, stained glass & regional folk art. La Villita is a cluster of small buildings in downtown San Antonio. Once a residential district beginning in the late 1700’s, the area now houses specialty shops filled with unique gifts, restaurants, and beautiful plazas. In 1939 Mayor Maury Maverick spearheaded a project to establish La Villita as an area for arts and crafts with the help of Works Progress Association funding in the early 1940’s. La Villita is also famous for the many festivals that take place here year-round including the world famous A Night in Old San Antonio. For more information, visit us at www. lavillita.com or call us at (210) 207-8614 Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Ripley’s Moving Theatre 4D Located at 301 Alamo Plaza (Corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street). LOUIS TUSSAUD’S WAX WORKS Features over 200 life-like wax figures in themed settings of Hollywood,History, Children’s Land of Make Believe, Heroes of the Lone Star, Horror, Heroes of Mexico, Passion of Christ and much more! RIPLEY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Odditorium is one of the newest, largest and most i nteractive in the United States featuring over 500 unique one-of-a-kind exhibits on three floors. RIPLEY’S MOVING THEATER 4D— Cutting edge technology and incredible six channel digital surround sound. Ride the movie and experience every bump, dip and turn! State-of-the-art motion simulator! Get your hand cast in wax at our wax hand booth! Take a photo of yourself in a themed setting! Shop in our cargo hold gift shop for unique, unusual gifts. Snack bar and arcade on premises. Ripley’s outdoor patio can accomodate up to 250 people. 301 Alamo Plaza (corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street) • 210-224-9299 • www.sanantonio.ripleys.com Natural Bridge Caverns Natural Bridge Caverns is so much more than one of the most treasured natural attractions Texas has to offer. This beautiful and historical cavern system offers an experience that is high energy, educational, fun and family oriented. Whether you are a first timer, an avid caver or someone in between, Natural Bridge Caverns awaits with a once in a lifetime experience you’ll never forget. 26495 Natural Bridge Cavern Road • Natural Bridge Caverns, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 • www.naturalbridgecaverns.com

Exceptional dining at chart house

Sea World This year, SeaWorld San Antonio enjoys a Sea of Surprises during SeaWorld’s 50th Celebration with new interactive pathway experiences, more up-close animal encounters and the Surprise Squad, treating guests with prizes and special experiences every day. Plus, enjoy thrilling rides, animal attractions and our newest attraction, Roa’s Aviary, at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s Waterpark. Tower of the Americas The Tower of the Americas offers the most breathtaking view of the Alamo City - from 750 feet high! Visitors can enjoy fine dining at the Chart House revolving restaurant or enjoy the scenery from the Flags Over Texas observation deck while learning about the history of Texas The Tower of the Americas’ newest addition is the Skies Over Texas 4-D theater ride that will stimulate all your senses as you see, hear, and feel all Texas has to offer. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 www.TowerOfTheAmericas.com

Observation deck with incredible views

ENTERTAINMENT Coyote Ugly Saloon The most famous bar on the planet with a spectacular view of the river from an outside patio. We offer food until 7pm and happy hour drinks from 4pm - 8pm. Available for all party needs. Hours: Mon - Sun 11am - 2am (210) 465-8459 • 409 E Commerce.

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Howl at the Moon Live nightly entertainment with dueling baby grand pianos, today’s popular songs, parodies and audience participations. Come early to enjoy the evening festivities and imbibe your favorite libations. Always guaranteed to have a very amusing time. Reservation packages are available. Please call (210) 212 - 4770 to book yours. Hours: Sun-Thurs: 7pm-2am • Fri: 5pm-2am Sat: 6pm2am • (210) 212-4695 111 Crockett St. West, Ste. 201 Mad Dogs British Pub Indulge in servings of cool refreshments, delicious fare and energetic entertainment all wrapped in lavish servings of fun. During the day, breathe in spectacular views from our tropical terrace, while sipping on award winning margaritas and watching the river flow by. Later, party on with nonstop entertainment from ‘the pub that thinks it’s a club’, with nightly action featuring live bands, DJ’s and a daringly different karaoke crew. (210) 2220220 123 Losoya Street Suite 19 • www.MadDogs.net

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FOOD & DRINK Barriba Cantina The Barriba Cantina located above the famous County Line Barbeque is open from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. seven days a week, featuring Mexican street food that is available until closing time, along with an endless list of handmade seasonal cocktails. Barriba also offers live local music seven days a week, from 10 p.m. – 2 a.m., AND during the day on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays. There is no cover charge for the music. The restaurant and bar for Barriba Cantina is located on the street level with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk. The top floor contains a large meeting space with balconies and patios overlooking the River Walk, and the covered outdoor patio with view of San Antonio’s downtown skyline and the river. 111 W Crocket Street • 210228-9876 www.barribacantina.com Bella On the River “Best River Walk Dining”, the 2012 and 2013 San Antonio Express News Critics’ Choice. Bella is an independent and locally-owned restaurant on the River Walk featuring Southern European, mostly Mediterranean food. Food. Chef Sean Fletcher’s menu features the Eggplant Josephine, Fresh Salads, Seafood Paella, Coq au Vin, Whole Grilled Bronzino, Filet Mignon, Grilled Lamb Tenderloin, Diver Scallops, Fresh Pasta, Salted Caramel Ice Cream, and Virginia’s Pistachio Cake! The Bella Bar features Champagne and Port Cocktails, Sangria, Beer, over twenty Wines-by-the-Glass, and a gently-priced and well-paired Wine List. Atmosphere. Bella’s small, intimate dining room is one of the most unique and special on the River Walk. It’s like walking into a small Spanish bistro or Tuscan grotto, with its natural limestone rock walls, candle-lit tables, and casual, cozy, and comfortable atmosphere. Service. Bella’s service staff is friendly, accommodating, and knowledgeable, with a “we’re really glad you’re here” attitude. Dinner: Monday–Saturday 5–10pm • Closed Sunday • Reservations Strongly Encouraged. Bella On the River, 106 River Walk • 210-404-2355 • www.bellaontheriver.com

biga on the banks Chef Bruce Auden’s award winning Biga on the Banks sits above a tree lined bend of the River and within easy walking distance of all hotels and the convention center. Fine dining does not mean fussy at Biga the ambiance is definitely upscale but relaxed- San Antonio style. Serving dinner nightly with a daily changing menu to highlight the bounty of the season and the State, usually featuring beef, seafood and wild game options, Sticky toffee pudding for dessert is a must. Extensive wine list and hand crafted cocktails. Private event rooms with views and terraces. Reservations recommended www.biga.com. 210.225.0722 203 S St Marys at Market Boudro’s on the River Walk Paris has the romantic Left Bank. The River Walk has Boudro’s. Enjoy guacamole prepared tableside, house smoked shrimp and gulf crab enchiladas and more. Finish with a trio of summer sorbets and a fine cognac. River barge dining available by reservation. Sun.-Thurs. 11am-11pm, Fri.-Sat. 11am-midnight (210) 210 224-8484 • 421 East Commerce www.boudros.com Café Ole The ultimate: beef, chicken or shrimp fajitas served on a sizzling skillet with all the traditional condiments. Flavorful quesadillas, enchiladas, chicken Acapulco, fried ice cream, and awardwinning margaritas. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11am10:30pm • Fri-Sat: 11am-12am. • 527 River Walk (210) 223-2939 Casa Rio San Antonio-style Mexican food. Serving on the banks of the River Walk since 1946. Dinner boat parties and banquet facilities available. Hours: Daily: 11am-11pm (210) 225-6718 • 430 E. Commerce Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar Charlie Wants a Burger Sports Bar is a sports bar that’s unique to the River Walk. Dishing up homemade American food, we’re family-friendly

and dogs are welcome on our outdoor patio. Handcrafted margaritas, draft beer and more. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Happy Hour 2 – 6 daily. 223 Losoya on the River Walk • 210-227-0864 www.charliewantsaburger.com Chart House at the Tower of the Americas With its carefully crafted menus, impeccable service, and a 360-degree revolving vista offering guests the most magnificent views of the Alamo City, the Chart House restaurant at Tower of the Americas is in a class by itself. Enjoy our award-winning menu featuring top of the catch seafood, succulent steaksand decadent desserts. 600 Hemisfair Park • (210) 223-3101 County Line Barbecue Serving up the biggest, leanest, most consistently delicious barbeque in San Antonio for over 30 years. On the scenic Riverwalk in the South Bank Complex (next to The Hard Rock), The County Line is a great place to enjoy an ice cold beer or a frosty margarita at the open-air bar. Inside the funky Texas roadhouse atmosphere and friendly service will make you feel like you’ve wandered out into the Texas Hill Country. Private Party Barges are also available. At the County Line they’ll tell you its barbeque so good you’ll want to “Get it all over ya’!” Hours: Open Daily 11am (210) 229-1941 • 111 West Crockett. Dick’s Last Resort This is the joint your mama warned you about. Dick’s serves up buckets of barbecued ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp and crab legs. Platters include steaks, crabby cakes, salmon and even salads for the wimpy eater.Lunch includes sandwiches, salads and buckets of good food. The wait staff is irreverent by design, and the decor is local garagesale stuff. Seventy-four kinds of beer. Live music, no cover, no dress code and definitely no class. Billed as “The Rowdy of the River.” Admission: None • Hours: Daily, 11am-2am (210) 224-0026 • 406 Navarro St.

The Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Western Art Museum The story of the West comes alive on the iconic River Walk. Highlighting the Spanish and Mexican Colonial era, visitors can experience paintings, sculptures, artifacts and more that focus on the art, history and culture of the American West.

Now featuring a new Sculpture Garden!

Visit Us! Tuesday-Thursday, 10:00am-4:00pm Friday-Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm Closed Monday Open until 9:00pm every first Tuesday of the month

Bird Woman by Richard Greeves. Photo by Alamo Photographic.

Photo by Greg Harrison.

Envision your next special event at our sophisticated, customizable, one-of-a-kind indoor and outdoor spaces along the historic River Walk. A perfect setting for any occasion including weddings, galas, luncheons and cocktail parties.

Contact our expert staff to set up a site visit today! John Coleman, Visions of Change, 2012, bronze

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Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Sing along to your favorite songs with one of our crowd pleasing piano players. Established in 1974, Durty Nelly’s features imported and domestic pints as well as a full bar. Fish & Chips, Grilled Reuben’s & Capt. Robbie’s Fried Shrimp Basket served until 7:00pm with an appetizer menu served until 11:00pm nightly. You haven’t been to San Antonio until you visit World Famous Durty Nelly’s Irish Pub Durty Nelly’s is located on the River Walk at the Hilton Palacio del Rio Hotel. Hard Rock Café “Remember the Hard Rock!” While we’ve never been under siege like Davy Crockett and his men, we always strive to be memorable here in Texas. So why not lead the charge to our accommodating, three-story Hard Rock Cafe in San Antonio? Situated along the city’s famous Riverwalk area, we have three floors of patios where you can be on the lookout for the slow moving tourist boats below. Inside you’ll find gourmet meals in hefty servings, so huge you can cut ‘em with a Bowie knife, and our collection of rock ‘n’ roll memorabilia is big enough to fill a Spanish mission. So stop battling those hunger pangs and march ondown to the Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio. 111 W. Crockett St. • 210-224-7625 www.hardrock.com Iron Cactus A great place to relax along the Riverwalk. With our swanky Agave Room bar enjoy tasting one of over 80 differenttequilas or feast on extraordinary Mexican food in our contemporary dining room. Watch the boats go by with the family on our beautiful Patio or join us for a Tequila Dinner Cruise. With private party rooms, we have something for everyone! The Iron Cactus is the destination for fine Mexican cuisine on the River! 200 River Walk • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 224-9835 www.ironcactus.com Landry’s Seafood House Landry’s Seafood House echoes the sights, sounds and sensations of a 1940’s seafood house, with its classic, fresh seafood and spectacular scenery. The mouthwatering menu offers the very best - from irresistible appetizers like oysterbar trash (a delicious combination of blackened shrimp and crabmeat) to fresh salads and their world famous seafood specialties, such as freshly prepared Gulf Snapper, Stuffed Flounder and Shrimp Fresca. For those who desire non-seafarer, Landry’s offers tempting steaks and chicken delicacies. Open Daily. Join us at our 517 lounge. Located right on the River Walk. (210) 229-1010 517 N Presa Lone Star Café The only authentic Texas-style steakhouse on the River Walk. Texas-sized steaks, chicken-fried steak, baked potatoes and onion rings served with your favorite Texas beer or wine. Daily specials. Private party room available. Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-10:30 p.m. • Fri.-Sat. 11a.m.11:30 p.m. (210) 223-9374 • 237 Losoya Mi Tierra Since 1941, a lively, family-owned Mexican restaurant in the heart of Market Square. Open 24 hours a day with live Mariachi music nightly. On-site bakery sells fresh Mexican pastries and candies. (210) 225-1262 • 218 Produce Row Michelino’s Enjoy authentic tastes of Italy’s country kitchen. Italian specialties, pasta and pizza made from the freshest poultry, beef and seafood are complemented by flavorful sauces, tantalizing desserts and superb, yet affordable wine selections. Hours: Sun-Thur: 11am-11pm Fri-Sat: 11am12am • (210) 223-2939 • Fax: (210) 224-8209 521 River Walk Omni La Mansion del Rio/Las Canarias Omni La Mansion del Rio is ideally nestled along the historic River Walk among the banks--of the Paseo del Rio in downtown San Antonio, where it is perfectly situated for any visitor seeking to explore all of San Antonio’s extensive range of tourist attractions. It is within easy walking distance of the fabled Alamo, El Mercado, La Villita District, Spanish Governors Palace, San Antonio Convention Center and other well-known landmarks. Our San Antonio River Walk accommodations provide a haven for guests with graceful service and tranquil surroundings. Built on three levels that descend to San Antonio’s festive River Walk, the Las Canarias Restaurant offers a romantic atmosphere of graceful palms, 24 RIO Magazine

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SAN ANTONIO San Antonio’s Cultural Cuisine While visiting San Antonio, expand your palate with many of the area’s unique foods that celebrate the city’s cultural and ethnic heritage. San Antonio is fast becoming a food destination city full of new restaurants, celebrity chefs and a fusion of cuisines that have grown from the many cultures that make San Antonio the melting pot that it is. Expand your food horizons while visiting San Antonio and sample these local and regional favorites throughout the area’s many restaurants, food booths and vendors that the city offers.

Gorditas

Barbacoa

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Meaning “little fat ones” in Spanish, gorditas are small cakes made out of nixtamalized corn dough (masa). Gorditas are typically fried or baked on a steel griddle (comal). After cooking, the gordita is drained of excess grease, then slit on one side and filled with a variety of ingredients, including pork or chicken stew, shredded beef, beans, cheese, rajas (strips of roasted chiles), potatoes, chorizo sausage. Gorditas are often eaten as a midday meal and accompanied by several typesof salsas.

Super tender, moist beef that cooks for hours, either by steaming of roasting. In Central Texas, barbacoa is often made with a whole cow’s head, with the cheeks being the choice cut. It is served in corn or flour tortillas, with a spicy salsa, chopped onion and fresh cilantro as garnish, usually for breakfast or brunch. In Central Mexico, barbacoa is traditionally made with lamb or goat, baked in a hole dug in the ground and covered with agave leaves.

These non-alcoholic beverages are popular year round and especially coveted in the hot days of summer. They are made by blending water and sugar to taste with a number of seasonal and tropical fruits, including lime, strawberry, mango, cantaloupe, tamarind, melon, or pineapple. Other exotic flavors like hibiscus flower and horchata, made with rice and cinnamon, are traditional, and modern interpretations may add fresh herbs and interesting combinations.

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The most portable breakfast in all of San Antonio, consisting of scrambled eggs with a variety of added ingredients, all rolled in a flour tortilla. Popular additions to the egg are chopped ham, breakfast sausage, chorizo (Mexican spicy sausage), cheese, beans, potatoes, or a combination of three or more ingredients. Add some spicy or mild salsa and take your breakfast to go.

A custard of Spanish origin, made with eggs, milk, and sugar, flavored with vanilla and topped with caramel. Flan is denser that traditional custard, and may even have a cheesecake-like consistency. The caramel is made first, then poured in the bottom of the pan and cooled before adding the warm custard. After baking, the flan is unmolded upside down do the caramel is on top and drizzles down the sides.

Popular and inexpensive street fare found on street-carts and food stalls in Andean countries. They are similar to the better-known shiskabobs, consisting of small pieces of grilled skewered meat (beef, chicken, pork, or a combination) marinated in vinegar and spices. Anticuchos may also have a variety of vegetables. They may be served with a mojo sauce for dipping, traditionally made with garlic, onion and cilantro chopped, vinegar, lemon juice and beer.

Enchiladas

Pan Dulce

Menudo

These lightly fried corn tortillas are doused in a sauce, then filled with a variety of fillings, from shredded or ground beef to chicken, cheese, or vegetables. The filling is rolled inside the tortilla, and the enchiladas are served with more sauce on top, garnished with shredded cheese, sour cream and/or diced onion. The most common enchiladas are verdes (in green sauce) andr rojas (in a tomato-based sauce.

Traditional Mexican sweet pastries, which have wide appeal amongst all ethnic groups in South Texas. They are usually eaten at breakfast or late supper accompanies by coffee or hot chocolate. Some popular offerings include polvorones (soft crumbly cookies), mantecadas and panquecitos (miniature round poundcakes, marranitos (piggyshaped cookies made with raw cane sugar), orejas (palmiers), and conchas (spongy cakes iced in various pastel colors).

This spicy Mexican stew is not for the faint of heart. A classic hangover cure for the morning after, menudo is made with beef stomach (tripe) served in a broth with a red chili pepper base. Garnishes like lime, chopped onions, chopped cilantro, crushed oregano and crushed red chili peppers are served on the side for each diner to add to taste. Menudo is usually accompanied by warm corn tortillas.

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flowing waters and scenic views. Dining beyond your expectations with renowned Executive Chef John Brand. His enthusiasm for the rich history and vibrant culinary scene of San Antonio is captured in the menu at Las Canarias, continuing to delight regulars as well as new guests. 112 College Street • (210) 518-1000 San Antonio, TX 78205 • Fax: (210) 226-0389 www. omnilamansion.com Paesanos River Walk Classic Mediterranean and contemporary Italian dining on the San Antonio River Walk. Whatever your inspiration, your guests will enjoy the comfortable contemporary ambience at our unique enclave at the bend in the River Walk. Paesanos River Walk breaks the boundaries of traditional Italian cuisine to explore modern Mediterranean specialties. Enjoy the legendary Shrimp Paesano or Oven-Baked Pizzas piled high with grilled chicken and artichokes, or venture forth to Lemon Peppered Salmon or to our tempting Daily Specials. Choose from inside or terrace seating and enjoy views of the famed San Antonio River Walk. Enjoy a selection from one of the River’s most impressive wine lists, perfectly paired to complement your meal. 111 W. Crocket #100 • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 227-2782 • www.paesanosriverwalk.com

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Pico de Gallo Serving authentic Mexican fare popular with tourists and locals alike. Mariachi music on the patio, piano in the dining room. Hours: Mon-Thur: 7am-10pm • Fri-Sat: 7am- 2pm Sun: 8am-10pm • (210) 225-6060 • 111 S. Leona St.

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PizzaRita’s At PizzaRita’s we combine classic old world Italian flavors with our signature blend of cheese and premium meats, to create authentic mouth watering handmade pizzas. Whether you are in the mood for pizza or a gourmet sub, PizzaRita’s has something for every taste bud. We are located on Crocket St. directly above Ritas on the River. Come by and see us for some delicious fresh food on the quick! 245 E. Commerce #200 San Antonio, Texas 78205 • (210) 293-7482 • pizzaritas.com Pat O’Brien’s San Antonio Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant offers a unique dining experience as only Pat O’Brien’s can provide. Rain or shine, we offer outdoor dining in a lush, tropical garden. Complete with trees, indigenous foliage, shade umbrellas, and its own Flaming Fountain, the Courtyard is a memorable experience for the whole family. The Menu has something for everyone, including several New Orleans favorites for those with a sense of adventure. To compliment your visit, Pat O’s Courtyard has a full bar, complete with our trademark Specialty drinks, including the Hurricane. The friendly wait staff is always available to help with your selection if you find the choices too overwhelming! Whether searching for a romantic evening under the stars, a fun night out with friends, or an afternoon meal with the kids, Pat O’s Courtyard Restaurant is ready to serve your needs! When a special occasion comes up, Pat O’s Courtyardis available for Private Parties. Hours: Mon-Sun: 11 am-2 am • (210) 220-1076 121 Alamo Plaza • www. PatOBriens.com The Original Mexican Restaurant The Original Mexican Restaurant offers San Antonio style Tex-Mex specialties and beverages on a large patio with riverside seating, in a festive dining room or at a lively bar. OPEN 24/7 FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE! Breakfast available from 2 am to noon. Hours: 24-hour hospitality! (210) 224-9951 • 528 Riverwalk Rainforest Cafe - RiverWalk You don’t have to travel far to dine in a tropical rain forest atmosphere. Our menu includes a variety of specialty items from seafood, beef and chicken topastas, sandwiches and pizza. Younger guests can enjoy items from our exciting kids’ menu! OurSparkling VOLCANO lights up any meal! Plus, pick up special souvenirs from your visit. Rainforest Cafe, A WILD PLACE TO SHOP AND EAT! (210) 277-6300 • 110 E. Crockett Street The Republic of Texas Restaurant Texas-style restaurant that tempts tourists with delectable food and scrumptious drinks. Don’t leave without trying the 46-ounce margarita. Southwest-style cuisine is served at this hot spot on the River. Just look for the Texas-colored umbrellas. Hours: Mon-Sun: 11am-2am, Sat: 9am-2am (210) 226-6256 • 429 E Commerce

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Rio Rio Cantina Rio Rio Cantina, where California Tex-Mex is the specialty--The best of all that “Mexican” food has to offer. Rio Rio is a colorful fiesta of freshness and that South-of- the-Border flavor, in portions so generous guests often gasp when their order arrives. Dine San Antonio style and start off with Rio’s signature margarita to lift your spirits. Try the Enchiladas Suizas, the Beef and Chicken Fajitas, or the Queso Flameado. If you want a little bit of everything, go for the Botana Grande, a sampling of several Rio Rio items. 421 E. Commerce • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-8462 • Fax: 210226-8443 www.rioriocantina.com

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FIESTA NOCHE DEL RIO CAPTURES CITY’S DIVERSE CULTURE IN LIVE PERFORMANCES Musicians, Dancers and Vocalists Perform On Scenic Outdoor Stage In Historic La Villita Special Patriotic Salute To San Antonio’s Diverse Culture July 3 - 5 Since 1957, Fiesta Noche del Rio patrons have lined the banks of the San Antonio River at the Arneson River Theater to savor the summer outdoor spectacular featuring San Antonio artists performing the music, song and dance of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. Fiesta Noche del Rio, a fast-paced, interactive professionally produced show has been seen by more than one million visitors from around the world and raised more than $2.5 million for local children’s charities through the efforts of the Alamo Kiwanis Club Charities, Inc. As the oldest continuing outdoor performance of its kind in the United States, and the only stage production produced by the Alamo Kiwanis, all of whom are volunteers, Fiesta Noche del Rio supports the educational, social, physical and emotional needs of our community’s youth. The audience sits on the grass-covered steps of the theater. A nearby stone bridge is often made part of the performance space. It is now called Rosita’ Bridge in honor of Rosita Fernandez, a

pioneer of Tejano music, who performed here as star of the summer-long Fiesta Noche del Rio for almost 25 years. Today Rosita’s vision continues under the leadership of Elizabeth (Lisa) SanchezLopez who now serves as the director, choreographer and lead female singer. A respected dance artist and educator, Lisa was instrumental in the opening of two attractions in our community – Sea World of Texas and Fiesta Texas – as a performer, choreographer and dance consultant. In 2012, Lisa was inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame for her local contributions to the arts and education. She has played the role of Diana Morales in “A Chorus Line” and was dance coordinator for the 1993 Olympic Festival. With a stellar cast of musicians, dancers and vocalists, the rich, cultural heritage of San Antonio is brought to the stage for 28 performances in the breathtaking Arneson River Theater with the charming San Antonio River running through the beautiful outdoor venue.

How To Get Tickets $20 Adults / $15 Seniors (60+); Active/Retired Military $15 $8 ages 6 -14 / Free under age 6 Group rates for 10+ Adults Tickets May Be Purchased At All HEB Stores Customer Service Centers Visitor Center: Across From The Alamo Online: www.fiestanochesa.comGroup Sales Only, Call: 210-226-4651 For more information, please contact us at akc@alamo-kiwanis.org. Tickets will also be available from 12:00PM – 8:00 p.m. on the day of the show at the river level of the Arneson River Theater and at the gate prior to the show, beginning at 6:00 p.m. For more information, contact: John G. Bloodsworth - Publicity Ranch 210-422-1546, jbloodsworthx3@gmail.com 30 RIO Magazine


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Those visiting San Antonio should be issued a warning upon arrival:

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Last year San Antonio experienced its thirdhottest summer in history––three months consisting of more than 40 days of triple-digit temperatures and 11 record highs. But don’t let yourself melt in the midst of this summer’s languid Southern heat. Instead, rejuvenate in the sweetest way possible. From refreshing and icy to cold and creamy, here are a few not-to-miss San Antonio sweet stops guaranteed to keep you cool during the sweltering summer.

El Paraiso Ice Cream Cool off with one of El Paraiso’s ice cream and fruit bars, made from the most simple and natural ingredients: real milk and fruit. But El Paraiso Ice Cream offers its loyal customers more than just ice cream and fruit bars––this family-owned and -operated business has become a piece of San Antonio’s culture. “El Paraiso Ice Cream is part of our Mexican cultural here in San Antonio,” says Maggie Flores, the daughter of owner Jose Flores. “My mother, Maria Flores, decided to label our ice cream bars with the American flag in honor of the fallen of September 11 and the brave. The American flag wrapping also represents the American dream of being successful. I am very proud of my parents and how they created a product that identifies with being Mexican and American.” What is now a successful San Antonio business operating from its blue-and-white manufacturing

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and retail store located on Fredericksburg Rd. began as a pushcart (paletero) operation in the 1980s. Now, Flores says San Antonio rarely sees paleteros in the summer’s brutal heat but customers can still rent one with the purchase of 200 or more bars to add a nostalgic and fun element to their event, party or community fundraiser. Combinations and ratios perfected in El Paraiso’s original recipes make them one of the most lipsmacking parts of summer. During those steamy months, El Paraiso makes thousands of ice cream bars and fruit bars daily to keep up with demand. The most popular ice cream bars are strawberry, coconut, chocolate and cookies-n-cream while the best selling fruit bars are lemon and watermelon. “El Paraiso means paradise in Spanish,” says Flores. “In this hot Texas heat, El Paraiso Ice Cream is truly Paradise.” www.elparaisoicecream.com

Ben & Jerry’s on the River Walk Celebrating 10 years on the River Walk, this local Ben & Jerry’s shop scoops two dozen homemade ice cream flavors and bakes and dips its waffle cones on site daily––creating a pretty sweet place to escape the heat. “We have a blast with our guests,” says Jon Goodman, chief scooper. “So many of them have their own Ben & Jerry’s stories, either because they met Ben or Jerry, they visited Vermont and had ice cream straight from the production RIO Magazine 33


line or they have a flavor that they loved that is now in our ‘Flavor Graveyard’ and want us to bring it back.”

as school is out, it’s not hard to find these icy treats from mid-morning until the around 5:30 in the evening.

From the beginning, Ben & Jerry’s has paved the way for making all-natural supreme ice cream known for its slew of innovative and fun concoctions as well as its dedication to using non-GMO ingredients. From its famous Cherry Garcia and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough to the company’s most recent flavors of Hazed & Confused and Salted Caramel Blondie, Ben & Jerry’s knows how to keep its customers cool and happy.

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“One thing is for sure, whoever visits, we know they will leave with happy taste buds and a smile,” says Goodman. www.benjerry.com/ riverwalksouth

Refreshing Raspas at Alamo Plaza Each summer, lines of customers form on the corners of Alamo Plaza waiting to get their eager hands on refreshing raspas (snow cones). These crushed ice, syrup-flavored sweet treats are the best thing you can find in a cup when the summer heats up. Grab a spoon, a straw and start shoveling and you will literally feel the heat escape from your body. A handful of vendors at Alamo Plaza sell raspas, and as soon

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While in the area, don’t miss a visit to Francesco’s Gelato, which opened its doors at 211 Alamo Plaza two years ago and has attracted a steady stream of customers ever since. Pizza, a pasta of the day and specialty coffees are on offer too, but it’s Francesco’s deliciously creamy homemade gelato that has captured San Antonio’s cravings.

which one to dig into. Francesco’s Mexican Vanilla is one of its signature flavors, a creamy delight made with real vanilla from Mexico. Other popular flavors include mango, chocolate, dolce de leche and stracciatella, a vanilla-based gelato with chocolate folded into layers. “We try to have pans ready and stay on top of it, but we do sell out on our top flavors sometimes–– especially in the summer,” she says. “It is so hot outside, and our gelato is so refreshing.” (210) 228 9577

“We make our gelato daily at the store,” says owner Kathy Sepulveda. “It’s made with the freshest ingredients like real fruit and cream.” Sepulveda says the fresh, natural ingredients make gelato healthier than your run-of-the-mill ice cream––but the real crave-factor can be found in the unparalleled flavor. “When you are eating an ice cream, you taste the flavor at first but then you lose it as you go,” says Sepulveda. “But with gelato, the flavor tastes from the first spoon to the last spoon. You get that continuous flavor with each and every bite, and I think that is what really sets our gelato apart from ice cream.” With 22 flavors to choose from at all times, the most difficult part of your day can be deciding

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1 Rainforest Café Part adventure, part restaurant and wholly entertaining for the whole family. 110 East Crockett, San Antonio, TX 78205

2 Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Guinness World Records and Tomb Rider 3D

Enjoy a combination of world record artifacts, exhibits, videos, touch screen computers, games, and interactive trivia Featuring the NEW Attempt Arena. Take a chance at breaking a world record during your visit! 329 Alamo Plaza • San Antonio, Texas 78205 (210) 226-2828

3 Fiesta Noche del Rio

A summer outdoor performance on the River Walk featuring the songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. Fiestanochesa.com

4 SeaWorld Summer Nights Extend your SeaWorld day into an exciting SeaWorld night with later hours and new shows 10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251

5 Six Flags Fiesta Texas Cool off at White Water Bay or take a break at one of our entertaining shows. 17000 IH-10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257

6 Kiddie Park The perfect place for children and adults to enjoy a nostalgic day of old fashioned fun at one of San Antonio’s most treasured landmarks 3015 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78209 210- 824-4351

17 SummerFest @ Central Library 600 Soledad St, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-207-2500

18 San Antonio Zoo

3903 North Saint Mary’s Street, San Antonio, TX 78212 210-734-7184

CASUAL Houston Street Bistro 204 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 476-8600 houstonstreetbistro.com

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The Little Aussie Bakery & Café

La Margarita

800 Dolorosa San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 227-7140 www.lamargarita.com Mexican

FAMILY Lulu’s Bakery & Café

3610 Avenue B San Antonion, TX 78209 (210) 826-7877 thelittleaussiebakery. com

918 N. Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 222-9422 lulusbakeryandcafe. com Bakery/Café

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Fuddruckers 115 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9944 www.fuddruckers.com Burgers

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121 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 220-1076 www.patobriens.com

Cajun/New Orleans

Luciano Ristorante 849 E. Commerce

San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-0500 lucianorestaurants.com

Italian

Sazo’s Latin Grill

101 Bowie St. San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 554-6180 www.sazoslatingrill.com

Latin American Mi Tierra

218 Produce Row San Antonio TX 78207 (210) 225-1262 www.mitierracafe.com

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Pico de Gallo 111 S. Leona

San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 225-6060 www.picodegallo.com

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Hooters 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 229-9464 www.hooters.com

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Sushi Zushi

203 S. St. Mary’s San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 472-2900 www.sushizushi.com Sushi

La Villita Café 418 Villita St. #900 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-4700 www.lavillitacafe.com Café Schilo’s 424 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-6692 www.schilos.com Deli Jerry’s Chicago Style Hot Dogs 149 East Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 465-8200 Hot Dogs PizzaRita’s 245 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 293-7482 www.pizzaritas.com Italian Mexican Manhattan 110 Soledad San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3913 mexicanmanhattan.com Mexican

Texas de Brazil 313 E. Houston San Antonio., TX 78205 (210) 299-1600 www.texasdebrazil.com Brazilian Steakhouse Toscana Ristorante 301 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2865 toscanaristorantes.com Italian

Morton’s The Steakhouse

300 E. Crockett San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 228-0700 www.mortons.com Steakhouse

Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood 219 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 472-2600 www.bohanans.com Steakhouse/Seafood The Palm 233 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-7256 www.thepalm.com Steakhouse/Seafood Oro 705 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 244-0146 emilymorganhotel.com Texas Chart House at the Tower of the Americas 600 Hemisfair Park San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 www.chart-house.com Seafood/Steakhouse

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FINE DINING Fogo de Chao 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-1700 www.fogodechao.com Brazilian Steakhouse

9 Buckhorn Museum The Buckhorn Museum features wildlife from all over the world; including fish from the seven seas, animals from every continent and strange animal oddities which have been collected for over 100 year 318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 247-4000

10 City Sightseeing San Antonio Take an open top bus tour in the most popular and visited city in Texas – San Antonio on a London style bus. 210-224-8687 36 RIO Magazine www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com


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Kings X 206 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-7000 www.kingsx.com Antique Soldier Collectibles

Five & Dime General Store 101 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-233-0166 www.fiveanddimegs.com General Merchandise

Del Sol of San Antonio 321 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-231-0900 www.delsol.com Clothing

Texas Accent General Store 803 S. Zarzamora San Antonio, TX 78207 210-435-2446 General Merchandise

Paris Hatters 119 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-3453 www.parishatters.com Cowboy Hats

Walgreens 300 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-424-3462 www.walgreens.com General Merchandise and Pharmacy

Marti’s 310 West Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-9100 www.martis.com Fine Mexican Gifts

Gallery Vetro Creative Artglass 513 E. Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 210-354-0001 www.galleryvetro.com Glass Art, Jewelry, Gifts

Casa Salazar 216 E. Houston San Antonio, 78205 210-472-2272 www.themajestic.com/casa Fine Mexican Imports Flag World 849 E. Commerce San Antonio, TX, 78205 210-229-1935 Flags

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Penners Downtown 311 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 210-226-2487 www.pennersinc.com Iconic Men’s Clothing Store De Jeunes Jewelry 123 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 210-222-2427 Jewelry

Classic Old Time Photos 123 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-475-9899 Photos Alamo Plaza Shirts 325 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-2347 Shirts 77T’s Souvenirs & T-Shirts 207 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 210-549-1279 www.77tshirts.com T Shirts El Mercado 514 W. Commerce San Antonio, TX 78207 210-207-8600 www.sanantonio.gov/ marketsquare Traditional Mexican Market TPJ Gift Shop 849 E. Commerce #673 San Antonio, TX 78205 210-212-9066 Dos Carolinas 303 Pearl parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 224-7000 www.doscarolinas.com Custom Handmade Guayaberas

Garcia Art Glass 715 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-1400 www.garciaartglass Hand Blown Glass Melissa Guerra 303 Pearl Parkway #104 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 293-3983 www.melissaguerra.com Latin Kitchen Market The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Locally Owned Book Store San Angel Folk Art 110 Blue Star San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 226-6688 www.sanangelfolkart.com Mexican Cultural Arts Tienda La Garza 110 Broadway, Suite 100 San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 222-2133 Mexican Folk Art, Books and Apparel

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Tour San Antonio Like A Local

S G O D MAD B U P H S I T I BR ole By. M. Nic

When you’re a pub that thinks it’s a club, some might say you’re in the middle of an identity crisis. Others would say rock on! If you’re looking for just the right combo of great food, good fun, relaxing atmosphere, and some good lookin’ guys and gals in kilts, then MadDogs British Pub is the place for you. Originally founded in 1984 in Hong Kong, China, MadDogs arrived in the United States in 1995 and opened its doors for business in its beautiful river walk location, directly under the Hyatt Regency Hotel. MadDogs is an authentic British theme pub, famous for their fish and chips, and inside you’ll find authentic British pub décor, telephone boxes, letter boxes, Union Jacks, and servers in kilts! Outside, the patio at Mad Dogs is the perfect spot to enjoy the sights and sounds of the river walk. Take in the excitement of a river parade, wave to passersby enjoying a Rio San Antonio boat cruise, or simply people watch. The shaded terrace provides the perfect escape from the Texas heat. Of course, the best way to escape the heat is with a cool drink. Mad Dogs offers a full range of draft and bottled imported beers, British draught beers, an extensive collection of domestic offerings, and exciting and unique cocktails. 38 RIO Magazine

Pair your beverage of choice with delectable British favorites like cottage pie, bangers and mash, and scotch eggs. Or, you can always stick to tried and true classics like mouthwatering steaks and burgers or fresh salads and sandwiches. Now that your belly is full, and your thirst quenched, take some time to enjoy a game of pool, or try your luck at one of the bar video games. You can also take advantage of the 16 HD screens and 2 jumbo screens, and catch a game or two. There’s not a bad seat in the house! And be sure to take some time to browse the Wall of Fame. Anybody who’s anybody has visited MadDogs, and the Wall of Fame is full of visiting celebrities’ pictures and signed dollar bills. Adding to the fun is MadDogs lineup of 7 nighta-week entertainment. Beginning at sundown each night, you’ll enjoy a great mix of live bands, dj’s, karaoke, comedy performers and more. You’ll want to keep an eye out for the month’s theme party as well, which have included toga

parties, super hero parties, pajama parties and luaus. On July 27th, MadDogs will host a Doctors & Nurses party. The combination of food, fun and atmosphere is credited for MadDogs being a destination for military patrons. On any given Friday night, you’ll find groups of servicemen and women enjoying time out on the River Walk. Be sure to take a moment to thank them for their service. MadDogs British Pub is a proud sponsor of the Military River Parade, which takes place each year on Armed Forces Day, the third Saturday of May. They also participate in a number of other river walk events, including various pub crawls and the Taste of the River Walk in September. So if you’re looking for a cool time at a hot location, be sure to add a stop at MadDogs to your river walk itinerary. For a list of upcoming events, visit maddogs.net or call 210-222-0220. You can also have some fun on the website by checking out the “British Slang Translator”, alright mate?

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ATTRACTIONS //////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// entertainment GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS MUSEUM Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-2828 alamoplazaattactions.com TOMB RIDER 3D Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-2828 alamoplazaattactions.com RIPLEY’S HAUNTED ADVENTURE Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-2828 alamoplazaattactions.com Louis Tussaud’s Wax Works 301 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9299 www.sanantonio.ripleys.com Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! 301 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-9299 www.sanantonio.ripleys.com Tower of the Americas 600 Hemisfair Park San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 www.TowerOfTheAmericas.com

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Alamo IMAX Theatre 849 E Commerce San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 247-4600 www.imax-sa.com Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-5700 www.majesticempire.com Empire Theatre 226 E Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 226-5700 wwwmajesticempire.com Magik Theatre 420 S Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 227-2751 www.magiktheatre.org

HISTORIC The Alamo 300 Alamo Plaza San Antonio TX 78205 (210) 225-1391 www.thealamo.org

MUSEUM Buckhorn Saloon & Texas Ranger Museum 318 E Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 2478-4000 www.buckhornmuseum.com

San Antonio Children’s Museum 305 E Houston San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 212-4453 www.sakids.org Witte Museum 3801 Broadway Street San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 357-1900 www.wittemuseum.org

TOURS Alamo Helicopter Tours 8535 Mission Road San Antonio, TX 78214 (210) 287-5797 www.alamohelicoptertours.com SegCity Segway Tours 124 Losoya San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-0773 www.segcity.com grand double decker (210) 494-4144 www.citytoursinc.com

River City Run San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 201-3786 www.rivercityrunsa.com Sisters Grimm Ghost Tours 204 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 638-1338 sistersgrimmghosttour.com Alamo City Paranormal Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 348-6640 bestsanantonioghostours.com San Antonio City Tours 1731 S San Marcos San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 492-4144 www.citytoursinc.com San Antonio Walks 300 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 (888) 368-6874 www.sanantoniowalks.com

City Sightseeing Double Decker 125 Guadalupe San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 224-8687 www.city-sightseeing.com

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MARBLE FALLS

FEDERICKSBURG San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the United States and has numerous shopping, dining and entertainment experiences for those travelers willing to explore beyond downtown. These areas of the city can be reached easily by Yellow Cab or local bus.

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Downtown buildings seem to loom even higher as heat rises from the sidewalks. Little legs scurry alongside parents and friends as the summer vacation along the San Antonio River Walk gets underway. So many choices, so little time. As parents make tour reservations along the river and dinner reservations for evening fun, the tween populations is posed with the conundrum of be a kid or acquiesce to the adult’s agenda. San Antonio offers much for the young adventurer and depending on their preference, exciting activities abound. Going downtown? On the first Saturday of every month young and the young at heart can witness a live reenactment of the last stand at the Alamo. For more information visit www.thealamo.org. While it may be hard to take your eyes off the historic Alamo, it’s even harder to miss the giant moving dinosaur in the building across the street. On the corner of Alamo Plaza and Crockett Street, you will find historical and downright awesome fun. Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks has been recently renovated and updated, this huge gallery is home to more than 200 beautifully made wax figures that are so life-like that people will believe you actually met them. Believe It or Not! Odditorium includes three stories of oddities from all around the world! You will find yourself saying the words ‘weird’, ‘cool’ and ‘interesting’ a lot. Right next door don’t miss your chance to set a world record at Guinness World Records and enjoy a combination of world record artifacts, exhibits, videos, touch screen computers, games, and interactive trivia featuring the NEW Attempt Arena. Take a chance at breaking that world record during your visit. For those looking for something more challenging while on Alamo Plaza The Amazing Mirror Maze is a 4D experience that is a fun family experience that appeals to children, teenagers and adults alike. Don’t forget to view the “Funny Mirrors”, which can make you appear tall, thin, short, wide…however you want to be!

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If outdoor activities are more appealing, the SA Zoo just on the Northern outskirts of downtown has much entertainment to offer such as Safari Day and the Kid’s Zoo Run. Aside from touring the Zoo exhibits of all species imaginable. Just around the corner from the Alamo is the famous Buckhorn Saloon. For more than 130 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place for spectacular wildlife exhibits. Today, the saloon houses a Café, Gift Shop, Shooting Gallery and our two museums, the Buckhorn Museum and the Texas Ranger Museum. Established in 2006, The Texas Ranger Museum houses hundreds of artifacts including handguns and shotguns, photographs and more. For more information visit www.buckhornmuseum.com. Last but not least, before departing San Antonio make sure to save a day to visit Sea World and their famous water park Aquatica where you can bask in the South Texas sun in a private cabana or enjoy the numerous water slides that the park has to offer. For the adventurous ones, don’t forget to wade in cool waters with the graceful stingrays. Reservations are required for this exciting adventure. Aquatica offers multiple eating venues so bring your appetite along with your sunscreen. For more information on San Antonio’s Seaworld and Aquatica visit seaworldparks.com/ seaworld-sanantonio. Wade and walk among hundreds of exotic birds only at Aquatica, SeaWorld’s water park

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Whether the preference is indoor or outdoor, San Antonio is an exciting destination for the young and young at heart. Visit all of the above-mentioned sites to begin planning your weekend adventure in the River Walk city of San Antonio.

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FOOD & DRINK ///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// casual Boardwalk Bistro 4011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-0100 www.boardwalkbistro.net American Josephine Street Café 400 East Josephine San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-6169 www.josephinestcafe.com American Restaurant Gwendolyn 152 East Pecan Street #100 San Antono, TX 78205 (210) 222-1849 restaurantgwendolyn.com American Arcade Midtown Kitchen 303 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 369-9664 www.arcademk.com American The Granary 602 Avenue A San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 228-0124 www.thegranarysa.com Barbeque Two Brothers 12656 West Avenue San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0222 twobrosbbqmarket.com Barbeque

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Guenther House Restaurant 205 E. Guenther San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 227-1061 www.guentherhouse.com Breakfast & Lunch Cured 306 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 314-3929 www.curedatpearl.com Charcuterie Formosa Garden 1011 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9988 www.formosagarden.com Chinese Golden Wok 8822 Wurzbach San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-8282 www.golden-wok.com Chinese The Monterey 1127 South St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 745-2581 www.themontereysa.com Eclectic Hoffbrau 7310 Jones Maltsberger San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 209-8066 quarryhofbrau.com German American

Mimi & Dimi’s Greek House 7159 US Highway 90 San Antonio, TX 78227 (210) 674-3464 www.agreekhouse.com Greek Big Bob’s Burgers 447 West Hildebrand San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 734-2627 www.bigbobsburgers.com Hamburgers Sam’s Burger Joint 330 East Grayson San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 223-2830 www.samsburgerjoint.com Hamburgers India Palace 8474 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 692-5262 indiapalacesanantonio.com Indian Aldino at the Vineyard 1203 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-0000 www.aldinos.com Italian

Tre trattoria 4003 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-0333 www.tretrattoria.com com Italian

Rosario’s 910 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-1806 www.rosariossa.com Mexican

Fujiya 9030 Wurzbach Road San Antonio, TX 78240 (210) 615-7553 fujiyajapanesegarden.com Japanese

Taco Haven 1032 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 533-2171 www.tacohaven.info Mexican

Azuca Nuevo Latino 713 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-5550 www.azuca.net Latin American

The Fruteria 1401 South Flores San Antonio, TX 78204 (210) 251-3104 www.thefruteria.com Mexican

El Mirador 722 South St. Mary’s Street San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 225-9444 elmiradorrestaurant.com Mexican

Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen 76 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 340-7143 www.pappadeaux.com Seafood

La Fogata 2427 Vance Jackson Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 340-1337 www.lafogata.com Mexican

Aldo’s Ristorante Italiano 8539 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78229 (210) 696-2536 www.aldos.us Italian

La Fonda on Main 2415 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 733-0621 www.lafondaonmain.com Mexican

Piatti’s 255 East Basse Road #500 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 832-0300 www.piatti.com Italian

Paloma Blanca 5800 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-6151 www.palomablanca.net Mexican

Two Step 9840 Loop 1604 San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-2686 twosteprestaurant.com Southwestern Barn Door 8400 North New Braunfels San Antono, TX 78209 (210) 824-0166 thebarndoorestaurant.com Steakhouse Koi Kawa 4051 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 805-8111 Sushi

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FOOD & DRINK ////////////////////// Green Vegetarian Cuisine 200 East Grayson #120 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 320-5865 www.eatatgreen.com Vegetarian

family DeWese’s Tip Top CAFE 2814 Fredericksburg Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 732-0191 www.tiptopcafe.com American Magnolia Pancake Haus 606 Embassy Oaks #100 San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 496-0828 magnoliapancakehaus.com American Earl Abel’s 1201 Alamo Highway #175 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 822-3358 www.earlabelssa.com Diner Food Chris Marid’s 1900 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78201 (210) 735-3552 www.chrismadrids.com Hamburgers Longhorn Café 17625 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 492-0301 www.thelonghorncafe.com Hamburgers Beto’s 8142 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 930-9393 www.betosinfo.com Barbeque

Cappy’s 5011 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9669 www.cappysrestaurant. com American CHEZ Vatel Bistro 218 East Olmos Drive San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 828-3141 www.chezvatelbistro.com European Fleming’s 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-9463 flemmingssteakhouse.com Steakhouse La Frite Belgian Bistro 728 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-7555 www.lafritesa.com Belgian Silo 434 North Loop 1604 West San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 483-8989 www.siloelevatedcuisine.com American Silo 1133 Austin Highway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8686 www.siloelevatedcuisine.com American Feast 1024 South Alamo San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 354-1024 www.feastsa.com Small Plates

Henry’s Puffy Tacos 6030 Bandera Road San Antonio, TX 78238 (210) 432-7341 www.henryspuffytacos.com Mexican

Kirby’s Steakhouse 123 Loop 1604 NE San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 404-2221 www.kirbyssteakhouse.com Steakhouse

Dough Pizzeria Napoletana 6989 Blanco Road San Antonio, TX 78216 (210) 979-6565 www.doughpizzeria.com Pizza

Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 10003 NW Military Hwy, Suite 2101 San Antono, TX 78231 (210) 493-3031 www.myronsprime.com Steakhouse

fine dining Bliss 926 South Presa San Antonio, TX 78210 (210) 225-2547 www.foodisbliss.com American Boiler House 312 Pearl Parkway San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 354-4644 www.boilerhousesa.com American

Perry’s 15900 La Cantera Pkwy #2200 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6161 www.perryssteakhouse.com Steakhouse

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SHOPPING ////////////////////////////////////////////// Alley on Bitters 42555 West Bitters Road San Antonio, TX 78232 (210) 585-3550 www.alleyonbitters.com Unique collection of shops and artists Lucchese Boot Company 255 East Basse Road #800 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-9419 www.lucchese.com Custom Boots and Western wear JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 305 South Main #400 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-5106 www.jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery Greenhouse Gallery of Fine Art 6496 North New Braunfels San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-6491 greenhousegallery.com Fine Art Gallery Calliente Harley Davidson 7230 NW Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78245 (210) 681-2254 www.calienteharley.com Harley Davidson Rentals Kendra Scott 310 East Basse Road #101 San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 591-7980 www.kenrascott.com Jewelry Kathleen Sommers 2417 North Main San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 732-8437 kathleensommers.com Local Fashions & Jewelry Fiesta on Main 2025 North Main Avenue San Antonio, TX 78212 (210) 738-1188 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

The Vineyard 1207 North Loop 1604 W San Antonio, TX 78258 (210) 408-7200 thevineyardshopping center.com Shopping Center Alamo Quarry Market 255 East Basse Road San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 824-8885 www.quarrymarket.com Shopping Center Huebner Oaks 11745 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 867-1846 shophuebneroaks.com Shopping Center The Collection 7959 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 826-3130 thecollectionsanantonio.com Shopping Center Shops of La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Shopping Mall North Star Mall 7400 San Pedro San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 340-6627 www.northstarmall.com Shopping MalL Sloan Hall 5922 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-7738 www.sloanhall.com Unique Gifts, Accessories & Jewelry Los Patios 2015 NE Loop 410 San Antonio, TX 78217 (210) 655-6171 www.lospatios.com Unique local shops

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ATTRACTIONS ///////////////////////////////////// sports San Antonio Spurs Basketball 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 ww.nba.com/spurs San Antonio Rampage Hockey 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sarampage.com San Antonio Silver Stars Basketball 1 AT&T Center Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 444-5000 www.sastars.com San Antonio Talons Arena Football 100 Montana St. San Antonio, TX 78203 (210) 207-3663 sanantoniotalons.com

theme parks MOrgan’s Wonderland 5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888. morganswonderland.com

SeaWorld of Texas 10500 Seaworld Drive San Antonio, TX 78251 (800) 700-7786 www.seaworldparks.com Six Flags Fiesta Texas 17000 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 697-5050 www.sixflags.com/ fiestatexas Splashtown 3600 IH 35 North San Antonio, TX 78219 (210) 227-1400 www.splashtownsa.com

Mission San Juan 9101 Graf Road San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan

ZOO San Antonio Zoo 3903 North St. Mary’s St San Antion, TX 78212 9am-5pm 365 days a year (210) 734-7184 www.sazoo-aq.org

missions Mission Concepcion 807 Mission San Antion, TX 78210 9am-5pm Daily (210) 534-1540 www.nps.gov/saan Mission San Jose 6701 San Jose Drive San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan Mission Espada 10040 Espada Road San Antonio, TX 78214 9am-5pm Daily www.nps.gov/saan

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EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Small World A Brazilian Affair 7/13, Sun @ 3pm Will Smith Amphitheater Witte Museum

MUSIC Ancira Music Series Jon Wolfe with Bonnie Lang 7/2, Wed @ 7pm County Line BBQ – IH10

Lady Gaga’s artRave The ARTPOP Ball 7/14, Mon @ 7:30pm AT&T Center

Cactus Pear Music Festival Program 1: Golden Keys 7/3, Thu @ 7pm Program 2: 20th Century Passageways 7/5, Sat @ 7pm Program 3: Hidden Doorways – Rare Treasures for Baritone, Oboe & Strings 7/10, Thu @ 7pm Program 4: The Baroque Baedeker Through France, Germany & Italy 7/12, Sat @ 7pm Coker United Methodist Church Jazz 91.7 Presents Skyline Swing 7/5, Sat @ 7pm Jim Cullum Jazz Band Skyline Room Trinity University

Ancira Music Series The Damn Quails with Kyle Reed Band 7/9 Wed @ 7pm County Line BBQ – IH10

Tarzan 7/4-20, Fri-Sat @ 7:30pm Sun @ 3pm Woodlawn Theatre Café du Jump: 8 x 8 7/7, Mon @ 8pm Jump-Start Performance Company

98.5 The Beat Presents Beat Bash IX 7/20, Sun @ 7pm Freeman Coliseum

Los Locos de Valencia 7/7-10, Mon-Thu @ 7:30pm McCreless Theatre San Antonio College

Ancira Music Series Thieving Birds with James Pardo 7/23, Wed @ 7pm County Line BBQ – IH10

Black to the Future 7/11-26, Fri-Sat @ 8pm Rose Theatre Company

Austin Mahone Live on Tour with The Vamps & Fifth Harmony 7/25, Fri @ 7pm Freeman Coliseum Summer Jazz & Lunch Series Zarabande 7/27, Sun @ 12:30pm McNay Museum of Art

Swing Night at Sam’s 7/7-28, Mon @ 7pm Sam’s Burger Joint

LIVE THEATER

Ancira Music Series Bart Crow with Aaron Einhouse 7/30, Wed @ 7pm County Line BBQ – IH10

Antigone 7/14-17, Mon-Thu @ 7:30pm McCreless Theatre San Antonio College

CHILDREN’S Theater Tots Children’s Theater Cinderella 7/9-24, Wed-Thu & Sat @ 10am Rose Theatre Company

COMEDY Rene Sanchez 7/19, Sat @ 8pm & 10:30pm Sam’s Burger Joint

Bill Dwyer 7/2-6, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Nick Griffin 7/9-13, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club John Morgan 7/16-20, Wed-Thu & Sun @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Kris Shaw 7/23, Wed @ 8pm Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Steve McGrew 7/24-27, Thu & Sun @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club David Beck 7/30, Wed @ 8pm Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club Brad Williams 7/31-8/3, Thu & Sun @ 8pm Fri-Sat @ 8pm & 10:15pm Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

EXHIBITIONS BIHL HAUS ARTS Only From The Heart Works by sculptor Marika Bordes Now thru 7/12

Ride the Rio

Open 9 AM Daily. Ticket/Boarding Locations:

Historia

(Market St. & Alamo)

Rivercenter Mall (Commerce & Bowie)

Aztec Theatre @riosanantonio

(St.Mary’s & Crockett)

www.riosanantonio.com

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/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// Hot! 7/25-early September McNAY ART MUSEUM Matisse and Picasso: A Friendly Rivalry Now thru 8/10 Paul Strand: The Mexican Portfolio Now thru 8/24 Beauty Reigns: A Baroque Sensibility in Recent Paintings Now thru 8/17 Cosmic Dream (The Ayahuasca Dream Remix) Jose Alvarez (D.O.P.A.) Now Thru 8/17 GUADALUPE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER Museo Gaudalupe Flatland Opens 7/11 Guadalupe Theatre Gallery Te Quiro Alot Mamacitas Now thru 7/23 SAN ANTONIO BOTANICAL GARDEN Art in the Garden 2014 (In conjunction with Blue Star Contemporary Art Center) Now thru 1/31/15 WITTE MUSEUM Julian Onderdonk in New York: The Lost Years, The Lost Paintings Now thru 9/9 Fairytale Fiesta Now Thru 8/24 Grossology: The (Impolite) Science of the Human Body Now thru 11/3 H-E-B Body Adventure Now Open

MISCELLANEOUS July 4th Celebration & Fireworks 7/4, Friday / 8am-10pm Woodlawn Lake Park Arts San Antonio Presents Carroll Cartwright 7/13, Sun @ 2pm Chiego Lecture Hall McNay Art Musuem Charreada 7/20, Sun @ 3pm Charro Ranch

San Antonio Scorpions vs. Club de Futbol Monterrey NASL Soccer 7/6, Sun @ 6pm Toyota Field San Antonio Missions vs. Springfield Cardinals Texas League Baseball 7/5-7, Sat & Mon @ 7:05pm Sun @ 6:05pm Wolff Stadium San Antonio Stars vs. New York Liberty WNBA Basketball 7/9, Wed @ 7pm AT&T Center San Antonio Stars vs. Seattle Storm WNBA Basketball 7/11, Fri @ 7pm AT&T Center San Antonio Missions vs. Frisco RoughRiders Texas League Baseball 7/13-16, Sun @ 6:05, Mon & Wed @ 7:05pm Tue @ 11:05am Wolff Stadium San Antonio Scorpions vs. Fort Lauderdale Strikers NASL Soccer 7/19, Sat @ 7:30pm Toyota Field San Antonio Missions vs. Corpus Christi Hooks Texas League Baseball 7/21-23, Mon-Wed @ 7:05pm Wolff Stadium San Antonio Stars vs. Tulsa Shock WNBA Basketball 7/22, Tue @ 7pm AT&T Center San Antonio Scorpions vs. Carolina RailHawks NASL Soccer 7/23, Wed @ 7:30pm Toyota Field San Antonio Stars vs. Indiana Fever WNBA Basketball 7/26, Sat @ 7pm AT&T Center San Antonio Stars vs. Chicago Sky WNBA Basketball 7/29, Tue @ 7pm AT&T Center San Antonio Missions vs. Frisco RoughRiders Texas League Baseball 7/31, Thu @ 7:05pm Wolff Stadium

SPORTS San Antonio Missions vs. Tulsa Drillers Texas League Baseball 7/2-4, Wed-Thu @ 7:05pm Fri @ 5:05pm Wolff Stadium

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For those travelers that enjoy off the beaten path experiences the areas surrounding San Antonio are known for their history, small towns, antiques, wineries, scenic views and unique travel experiences. These areas surrounding San Antonio are easily accessed by car or bus.

SURROUNDING AREAS MARBLEFALLS FALLS MARBLE

FEDERICKSBURG FEDERICKSBURG

JOHNSON CITY CITY JOHNSON

HWY290 HWY 290

KERRVILLE KERRVILLE

87 87

281 281 GRUENE GRUENE

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BULVERDE BULVERDE

NEW BRAUNFELS BRAUNFELS NEW 3

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STONE OAK OAK STONE

LIVEOAK OAK LIVE

SHAVANOPARK PARK SHAVANO HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD PARK PARK

UNIVERSAL CITY CITY UNIVERSAL

HELOTES HELOTES CASTLEHILLS HILLS CASTLE

LEONVALLEY VALLEY LEON

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BALCONES BALCONES HEIGHTS HEIGHTS

CASTROVILLE CASTROVILLE LACKLANDAIRFORCE AIRFORCEBASE BASE LACKLAND

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CHINA GROVE GROVE CHINA

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1 Cascade Caverns 2 Natural Bridge Caverns 3 Schliterbahn

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Water Water Everywhere By Beth Bond

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It’s a recurring moment throughout every Texas summer: the point at which the heat blazes so brain-meltingly that you’re left with a single motivating thought. “Jump. In. Water. NOW!” Here in Central Texas, we’re well-practiced at keeping cool in 100-degree-plus weather. And with a good number of activity-filled waterparks and naturally beautiful rivers to float nearby, it’s a lot of fun! Grab your swimsuit, sunblock and flip-flops to try one of the top four spots to cool down in San Antonio.

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3

Aquatica San Antonio

Splashtown

Combining water slides and rides with sea life encounters, Aquatica San Antonio is located inside the gates of SeaWorld. The park’s signature attraction, Stingray Falls, takes four-seater rafts down twists and turns to an underwater grotto, where riders come face-to-fin with stingrays and tropical fish. Feed or wade in the water with stingrays (they’re actually perfectly safe!) or visit the newest attraction, Roa’s Aviary: 13,500 square feet of about 300 birds representing more than 50 species. Guests can float, wade or walk among hundreds of tropical birds.

Three minutes from the hot pavement of Downtown San Antonio are 20 landscaped acres of cool, clean water excitement called Splashtown, a family waterpark with more than 50 rides and attractions. Hop into the wave pool and it’s like having a beach in the middle of the city. Or, if you’re more daring, take a turn on the Lonestar Luge, a sevenstory, Texas-sized water bobsled ride that’ll send you through tubes more than two football fields in length. And starting at sunset Friday evenings throughout the summer, swim up to the wave pool for Friday Night Dive-In Movies.

Floating the Guadalupe & Comal Rivers

aquaticabyseaworld.com/en/ sanantonio/ Hours vary; 10500 SeaWorld Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251

splashtownsa.com Open at 10:30 a.m. closing times vary; 3600 North IH-35 San Antonio, TX 78219

Floating down Central Texas rivers while lounging in a wide inner tube is a summertime tradition for families and groups of friends. Several outfitters have staked out spots along the Guadalupe and the Comal to rent tubes for float trips. On the Guadalupe, choose whether you want a one-, two- or three-hour trip and hop in and float until reaching the clearly marked Fourth Crossing. Get out there and you’ll find a phone on top of a hill where you can call for a shuttle back to a rental spot. It’s generally a relaxing way to spend a day but, depending on water flow, you might find rapids and boulders to paddle around. For a less intense float, there’s the Comal River, said to be the shortest navigable river in the United States. Thousands flock here each year for refreshing river fun. Be sure to read up on rules for coolers, bottles and cans before you go. For a full list of river outfitters, visit the directory at innewbraunfels. com.

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4 Schlitterbahn Located just 32 miles north of San Antonio in New Braunfels — a town that excels at summer fun to the point that walking around town with wet hair in a bathing suit is accepted as part of daily life — Schlitterbahn has been voted the world’s best waterpark for 16 years in a row. Its 70-plus acres are nestled along the banks of the picturesque Comal River. Thrill seekers will love the Master Blaster Uphill Water Coaster or the Black Knight, an enclosed, 550foot water slide tunnel that sends riders splashing through twists and drops in the dark. Little ones can splash safely in Polywog Pond Kiddie Park or Sea Creature Cove. At Schlitterbahn, vacationers of all ages can find either adventure or relaxation while discovering why it’s known as “the hottest, coolest time in Texas.” schlitterbahn.com/new-braunfels 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. June 7-Aug. 17 400 N. Liberty Ave., New Braunfels, TX 78130

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Surrounding Areas

FOOD & DRINK ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// casual Dodging Duck Brewhaus 402 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-3825 www.dodgingduck.com American Grist Mill River Restaurant & Bar 1287 Gruene Road Gruene, TX 78130 625-0684 gristmillrestaurant.com American High’s Café & Store 726 High Street Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 995-4995 highscafeandstore.com American Huisache Grill & Wine Bar 303 W. San Antonio St. New Bruanfels, TX 78130 (830) 620-9001 www.huisache.com American Lincoln Street 111 South Lincoln Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8463 www.lincolnst.com American Mike’s in the Village 2355 Bulverde Road Bulverde, TX 78163 (830) 438-2747 mikesinthevillage.com American Pecan Street Brewing 106 East Pecan Avenue Johnson City, TX 78636 (830) 868-2500 pecanstreetbrewing.com American Scenic Loop Café & Bar 25615 Boerne Stage Rd. San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 687-1818 scenicloopcafe.com American The Creek 119 Staffel Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2005 texaslandandcattle.com Steakhouse Cypress Grille 170 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 248-1353 cypressgrilleboerne.com American Bluebonnet Café 211 US Highway 281 Marble Falls, TX 78654 (830) 693-2344 bluebonnetcafe.net Diner Food Little Gretel 518 River Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-1368 littlegretel.com German

Hoffbrau 18403 IH 10 San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 877-1500 hofbraurim.com German American Piatti’s 17101 La Cantera Pkwy Bldg 7 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 251-3542 www.piatti.com Italian El Chaparral 15103 Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8302 elchaparral.com Mexican Cowboy Steakhouse 416 Main Street Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 896-5688 cowboysteakhouse.com Steakhouse Hermann Sons Steakhouse 577 US Highway 90 Hondo, TX 78861 (830) 426-2220 hermannsonssteakhouse.com Steakhouse

family Camp Verde General Store 285 East Verde Creek Rd Camp Verde, TX 78010 (830) 634-7722 campverdegeneralstore.com American Po-Po Family Restaurant 829 FM 289 Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4194 poporestaurant.com American Cranky Franks BBQ Company 1679 South US Hwy 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-2353 crankyfranksbbq.com Barbeque Rudy’s Barbeque 24152 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-2141 www.rudysbbq.com Barbeque Sammy’s 202 Highway 90 East Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 931-2204 sammysrestaurant.com Diner Food Alamo Springs 107 Alamo Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8004 alamospringscafe.com Hamburgers Longhorn Café 23775 West IH 10 Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-7766 thelonghorncafe.com Hamburger

La Hacienda de los Barrios 18747 Redland Road San Antonio, TX 78259 (210) 497-8000 www.lhdlb.com Mexican

Fine Dining The Grill at Leon Springs 24116 IH 10 West Leon Springs, TX 78257 (210) 698-8797 leonspringsgrill.com American Hilltop 10661 Highway 87 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8922 www.hilltopcafe.com American Sustenio 17103 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 598-2950 www.eilanhotel.com American August E 203 East San Antonio St Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-1585 august-es.com Asian Le Chat Noir 1403 Angelo Street Castroville, TX 78009 (830) 583-9347 lechatnoireatery.com French Welfare Cafe 223 Welfare Waring Rd. Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-3700 www.welfaretexas.com German

Surrounding Areas

SHOPPING ///////////// Cosas 1109 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-1500 cosasonline.com Cultural Art and Collectibles JR Mooney Galleries of Fine Art 8032 Broadway San Antonio, TX 78209 (210) 828-8214 jrmooneygalleries.com Fine Art Gallery Las Finezas 210 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 331-9272 www.lasfinezas.com Fine Imported Gifts Ranch at the Rim 18007 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 319-3001 www.ranchattherim.com Fine western wear Busseys Flea Market 18738 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (830) 609-0800 www.busseysfm.com Flea Market Kendra Scott 15900 La Cantera Parkway #2290 San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 399-2854 www.kenrascott.com Jewelry Fiesta on Main 436 South Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (210) 319-3236 www.alamofiesta.com Mexican cultural gifts, pinatas

Francesca’s at Sunset 16641 La Cantera Pkwy San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 558-6500 resortlacantera.com Southwestern

Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 www.basspro.com Outdoor Hunting & Fishing

Navajo Grill 803 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8289 www.navajogrill.com Southwestern

The Shops at La Cantera 15900 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78256 (210) 582-6255 theshopsatlacantera.com Outdoor Shopping Mall

Grey Moss Inn 19010 Scenic Loop Rd. Grey Forest, TX 78023 (210) 695-8301 grey-moss-inn.com Steak Bob’s Steak & Chop House 5815 Rim Pass Dr. San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 222-2627 bobs-steakandchop.com Steak Myron’s Prime Steakhouse 136 North Castell New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 624-1024 myronsprime.com Southwestern

Tanger Outlets 4015 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-7446 www.tangeroutlets.com/sanmarcos Outlet Mall San Marcos Prime Outlets 3939 IH 35 North San Marcos, TX 78666 (512) 396-2200 www.premiumoulets.com Outlet Mall

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////////////////////////////// Garden Ridge Pottery 17975 IH 35 North Schertz, TX 78154 (210) 599-5700 www.gardenridge.com Pottery, Furniture & Crafts The Forum at Olympia Parkway 8320 Agora Parkway San Antonio, TX 78154 (210) 566-7604 shoptheforumsa.com Local Fashions & Jewelry The Twig Book Shop 306 Pearl Parkway #106 San Antonio, TX 78215 (210) 826-6411 thetwig.indiebound.com Shopping Center The Rim 17503 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78230 (210) 641-1777 www.therimsa.com Shopping Center Main Street Boerne Main Street Boerne, TX 78006 (800) 322-3868 mainstreetinboerne.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants Fredericksburg 302 East Austin Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-6523 visitfredericksburgtx.com Texas Antiques, Art, Restaurants New Braunfels Art League 239 W. San Antonio Street New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 629-8022 newbraunfelsartleague.org Texas Fine Art & Jewelry Red 307 East Main Street Frederickburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-0700 www.redinfred.com Unique Collection of items for the Home Traditions at the Depot 518 South Main Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 816-2795 traditionsatthedepot.com Women’s Fashions

Surrounding Areas

ATTRACTIONS ////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// bat caves

Railroad Tunnel 10619 Old San Antonio Rd Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (866) 978-2287 Dawn - Dusk Daily

bourbon distillery Garrison Brothers 1827 Hye-Albert Road Hye, TX 78635 (830) 392-0246 www.garrisonbros.com 8am-5pm M-F

caverns Cascade Caverns 226 cascade Caverns Road Boerne, TX 78015 (830) 755-8080 www.cascadecaverns.com 9am-4pm M-F, 9am-6pm Sa-Sun Cave Without a Name 325 Kreutzberg Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4212 cavewithoutaname.com 9am-6pm Daily Natural Bridge Caverns 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd San Antonio, TX 78266 (210) 651-6101 9am-5pm daily naturalbridgecaverns.com

distillery Rebecca Creek Distillery 26606 Bulverde Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (830) 714-4581 12pm-5pm Sat rebeccacreekdistillery.com

entertainment Morgan’s Wonderland 5223 David Edwards Dr. San Antonio, TX 78233 (210) 495-5888 morganswonderland.com

glider rides San Antonio Soaring Society 400 Boerne Stage Airfield Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 981-2345 By Appointment

golf courses Cedar Creek Golf Course 8250 Vista Colina San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 695-5050 alamocitygolftrail.com Tapatio Springs Resort & Golf Couse 1 Resort Way Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-4197 tapatio.com/golf

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Canyon Springs 24400 Canyon Golf Road San Antonio, TX 78260 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub.com TPC Golf Course 23808 Resort Parkway San Antonio, TX 78261 (210) 558-2365 www.tpc.com/ tpc-san-antonio The Palmer Course 16641 La Cantera Parkway San Antonio, TX 78255 (210) 558-2365 lacanteragolfclub.com

hiking Cibolo Nature Center 140 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-4616 8am-Dusk www.cibolo.org Enchanted Rock 16710 Ranch Road 965 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3636 8am-10pm Daily Government Canyon 12861 Galm Road San Antonio, TX 78254 (210) 688-9055 F-M 7am-10pm Guadalupe River State Park 3350 Park Road 31 Spring Branch, TX 7 8070 (830) 438-2656 8am-10pm Daily

dance halls

museum

Becker Vineyards 464 Becker Farms Road Stonewall, TX 78671 (830) 644-2681 beckervineyards.com

National Museum of the Pacific War 340 East Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-8600 9am-5pm Daily pacificwarmuseum.org

Bell Mountain Vineyards 463 Bell Mountain Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 685-3297 10am-5pm Sat bellmountainwine.com

Agricultural Heritage Museum 102 City Park Road Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 537-5509 10am-4pm Sat agmuseum.us

OLD WEST VILLAGE Enchanted Springs Ranch

242 State Hwy 46 West Boerne, TX 78006 (830) 249-8222 10am-5pm Sat-Sun enchantedspringsranch.com

OLIVE OIL FARMS

Flat Creek Estate 24912 Singleton Bend 0Marble Falls, TX 78654 (512) 267-6310 flatcreekestate.com

SHOPPING

WILDFLOWER FARM

Retama Racetrack 1 Retama Parkway Selma, TX 78154 (210) 651-7000 10:30am-11pm Daily retamapark.com

Dry Comal Creek Vineyards 1741 Herbelin Road New Braunfels, TX 78132 (830) 885-4076 drycomalcreek.com

Sandy Oak Olive Orchard 25195 Mathis Road Elmendorf, TX 78112 (210) 621-0044 9am-4pm Tu-Sat sandyoaks.com

Gruene Hall 1281 Gruene Road New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 606-1281 www.gruenehall.com

horse racing

Chisolm Trail Winery 2367 Usener Road Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-CORK chisolmtrailwinerycom

Fawn Crest Vineyards 1370 Westside Circle Canyon Lake, TX 78133 (830) 935-2407 www.fawncrest.com

Bass Pro Shops 17907 IH 10 West San Antonio, TX 78257 (210) 253-8800 9am-9pm Daily basspro.com

live entertainment

Bending Branch Winery 142 Lindner Branch Trail Comfort, TX 78013 (830) 995-2948 bendingbranchwinery.com

Bella Vista Ranch 3101 Mount Sharp Road Wimberley, TX 78676 (512) 847-6514 www.texasoliveoil.com

John T. Floores Country Store 14492 Old Bandera Road Helotes, TX 78023 (210) 695-8827 liveatfloores.com

Luckenbach 412 Luckenbach Town Loop Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 997-3224 9am til close www.luckenbachtexas.com

WINERY

LBJ house 199 Park Road 52 Stonewall, TX 78671 (830) 868-7128 8am-5pm Daily

Wildseed Farm 100 Legacy Drive Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (800) 848-0078 9:30am-5pm Daily www.wildseedfarms.com

WATERPARK

Schlitterbahn 400 North Liberty Avenue New Braunfels, TX 78130 (830) 625-2351 www.schlitterbahn.com

WIILDLIFE RANCH Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch 26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd San Antonio, TX 78266 (830) 438-7400 wildliferanchtexas.com

Fredericksburg Winery 247 West Main Street Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8747 www.fbgwinery.com Grape Creek Vineyards 10587 East Highway 290 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 644-2710 www.grapecreek.com Kerrville Hills Winery 3600 Fredericksburg Rd Kerrville, TX 78028 (830) 895-4233 kerrivllehillswinery.com Pedernales Cellars 2916 Upper Albert Road Stonewall, TX 78761 (830) 644-2037 pedernalescellars.com Rancho Ponte Vineyard 315 Ranch Road 1376 Fredericksburg, TX 78624 (830) 990-8555 www.ranchoponte.com Singing Water Vineyards 316 Mill Dam Road Comfort, TX 78013 830) 995-2246 singingwatervineyards.com

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849 E Commerce Street, #171 San Antonio, tx 78205

Receive a FREE Appetizer with Purchase of Entrée

(210) 225-7662

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FREE BEVERAGE With the purchase of entree during happy hour only. Happy Hour 4-8PM 409 E. Commerce 210-465-UGLY www.coyoteuglysaloon.com

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SAVE $1.00 off your admission with this coupon 2 Museums in One! The Oldest Saloon in Texas. Gift Shop, Lunch Café 308 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205 210-247-4000 www.buckhornmuseum.com

SAVE $5 Off Adult or Child’s General Admission Before 4pm. Just 3 minutes North of Downtown on IH-35. Free Parking.

210-227-1100 www.SplashtownSA.com

Must be presented at Splashtown front ticket booth. This offer cannot be combined with any other special or discount. Limit 6 guests.

PLU# 722/723

Offer Expires 9/14/14

FREE BASKET OF HAND BATTERED FRIED PICKLES

$1.00 OFF PER PERSON UP TO 10 PEOPLE

With the purchase of TWO dinner menu entrees.

237 Loyosa, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-223-9374 www.riverrestaurants.com

Across from the Alamo 329 Alamo Plaza • (210) 226-2288

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Downtown San Antonio Located between Walgreens and The Buckhorn

300 E. Houston Street (210) 227-2227 www.BigAppleBagels.com/ San Antonio_Downtown

Made from scratch, fresh from the oven all day long right herein the store every day just for you...

$2

99

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other coupon or special offer. No reproduction allowed. Valid only at Downtown San Antonio Location. ©2013 BAB, Inc.

$1.00 OFF any flavor Gelato Cone

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211 Alamo Plaza across from the Menger Hotel

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On the San Antonio Riverwalk 223 Losoya Street (210) 227-0864 SPORTS BAR

FREE Homemade Potato Chips in a basket served with avocado crèam dipping sauce.*

10% military discount

to those in uniform or with an active duty military ID.**

Complimentary House Dessert with order of an entrée.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily. Dog-Friendly Patio, Restaurant & Sports Bar.

111 W. Crockett Street, Suite 101
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*With purchase of any entrée. One per table of 4. **Military discount on food only.

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charliewantsaburger.com

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 (210) 224-ROCK Hardrock.com

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ADULT OR CHILD TICKET 301 Alamo Plaza •210-224-9299

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Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner daily. Texas-Sized Mexican Food.

*Limit 2 customers per coupon. Does not include daily specials, appetizers, happy hour, buffet, alcohol or desserts. **One complimentary order of Guacamole and Chips per table. Valid with 10% off regular priced entrée offer.

NAKED IGUANA Complimentary Chile con Queso* appetizer per table Happy Hour Daily: 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm Reverse Happy Hour: 10pm–11pm, Sunday–Thursday 9 oz Rio Rita 3.50 • Well Drinks 3.50 Beers from 2.50 to 3.50 On The Riverwalk 421 East Commerce • (210) 226-8462 *1 coupon per table. Happy Hour limited to inside Naked Iguana Tequila Lounge located on River level.

Tower of the Americas

Parties of LESS than 8

FREE FLAUTAS

(seasoned chicken rolled up in a tortilla)

with the purchase of 1 entrée Parties of 8 or MORE

LA PACHANGA APPETIZER (Cup of Queso, beef tacos and flautas)

with the purchase of 2 entrées Coupon not valid with other offers or coupons. Please present coupon to server at time of ordering.

FREE CHEF’S APPETIZER OF THE DAY

110 E. Crockett on the Riverwalk

With the purchase of an adult entrée.

210-277-6300

One coupon per table per visit. Offer at Riverwalk location only. Must present coupon. Expires 07/31/14.

2

$

OFF TOWER TICKET

701 Bowie, San Antonio, TX 78205

210.223.310

Toweroftheamericas.com

FREE DESSERT

With a purchase of 2 Entrees & 2 Beverage Riverwalk level of the Hyatt Regency Maddogs.net • (210) 222-0220

Ticket includes unlimited access to Observation Deck, Flags over Texas & 4-D Theater Ride. Not valid with any other offer or discount. Limit one $2.00 off coupon per person. No cash Value. Expires 07/31/14.

$

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OFF

an Adult Entrée with this ad Ice Cold Drinks & Good Texas Food Breakfast Fri-Sun from 9am-11am Happy Hour Mon-Fri 3-6pm

FREE APPETIZER

With purchase of an entrée 200 River Walk Suite 100, San Antonio, TX 78205 210-224-9835 • ironcactus.com

245 E. Commerce River Level at Navarro & Crockett 210-227-RITA • www.ritasontheriver.com Valid only for lunch and Dinner, coupon good for up to 2 entrees at a table

Max value $7.99, not valid with any other offer, one per table, not valid during happy hour. Expires 07/31/14.

FREE CHIPS & QUESO

Crockett at Navarro (210) 293-7482 |www.pizzaritas.com

4

Two big slices!

$

98

Applies to Cheese or Pepperoni slices. Cannot be combined with other offers or coupons. Available for delivery and in-house.

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Visit Us At The Republic of Texas Restaurant & Nightclub and receive a complimentary order of Chips & Queso. 526 Riverwalk • 210-226-6256 Minimum purchase of $25.00. Not valid with any other offers. Subject to Blackout Dates. One Coupon per table. Expires 07/31/14

12

SAVE UP TO

$

Present this coupon and receive $2.00 OFF each adult and $1.00 OFF each Child’s Full Price Discovery Tour Ticket. Limit 6.

210-651-6101 •naturalbridgecaverns.com Not Valid With Any Other Discount or Program. Expires 07/31/14.

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FRIDAY, JULY 25 7PM-11PM MCNAY ART MUSEUM TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT COCKTAIL.SACURRENT.COM

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More than 100 shops, restaurants; including Macy’s IMAX and AMC theaters; plus Rivercenter Comedy Club, Fogo de Chao, Maria Mia’s Mexican Bistro, Shasa, Skechers, Zumiez, Journey’s Kidz and U.S. Polo Association.

ShopRivercenter.com • 210.225.0000

Follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook *Some restrictions may apply. Coupons may not be combined with other offers. One coupon per person. Please see store for details. All coupons expire on - September 30, 2014.

Select Products Only

for all military

Buy One, Get TWO FREE

Buy a combo and get 10% Off.

Expires 9/30/14

Expires 9/30/14

Expires 9/30/14

10% Off

20% Off* Any Jewelry Purchase

Expires 9/30/14 www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

20% Off* Products and Services Mon.–Thurs. Expires 9/30/14

Purchase any two item plate and get a regular drink

$10 Off*

25% Off*

*One coupon per person, not valid with other offers, or clearance items. Expires 9/30/14

Expires 9/30/14

A purchase of $50 or more.

$25 Off*

any purchase of $100 or more.

FREE.

Not valid with any other coupons or offers. One coupon per transaction

Expires 9/30/14

Expires 9/30/14

Any Cellular Accessory

Side Wok Cafe FREE*

eggroll with the purchase of combo 2 Expires 9/30/14 RIO Magazine 55


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RIO Magazine July 2014  

Rio Magazine; The Official Magazine of the River Walk; July 2014

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