Mature Market Travel Planner

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SAN ANTONIO M a t u r e M a r ke t T r ave l P l a n n e r

Voted to TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2020 Best of the Best, Popular Destinations - United States.

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The priority on safety of our community and visitors is one of the reasons that San Antonio is a top vacation and business destination in the country. San Antonio’s civic, business and association communities have joined forces to ensure that as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis we maintain safety as the most important aspect. As part of our community’s commitment to health and safety, Bexar County has established a requirement that all people 10 years of age or older wear a cloth face covering over their nose and mouth when in a public place where it is difficult to keep six (6) feet away from other people, such as visiting a store or indoor attraction. San Antonio business owners and associations have produced The Greater. Safer. Together. Pledge (in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance) with the aim to protect the health and safety of employees and customers.

GREATER SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS OWNERS PLEDGE TO:

• Use face covering • Practice social distancing • Conduct temperature checks • Provide hand sanitizer • Follow CDC cleaning protocols • Implement contactless payment when possible • General COVID-19 awareness training for employees • REPEAT! • “Greater, Safer San Antonio”

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BE INSPIRED.

BE CURIOUS.

B E H U N G RY .

B

e adventurous. And, Visit San Antonio. A city rich in history, bursting with culture, and booming with modern attractions, San Antonio invites visitors to discover what’s old and explore what’s new. From our spectacular parks and green spaces, to festive seasonal events, to local shopping, dining and drinking. We have it all. And, we’re eager to host you.

Si to San Antonio

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TABLE CONTE

CULTURE HEART OF TEX

WHAT’S NEW ...................

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GROUP FRIENDLY ATTR

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS .

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MOTORCOACH PARKING

NONSTOP FLIGHT ..........

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Confluence Park

Battalion

Henry B. Gonzalez

The Pearl

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RACTIONS ............ 26

TAURANTS ........... 32

LORE ...................... 38

ANTONIO ............. 40

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G MAP ................. 46

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Top 15 in “Best Weekend Getaways in the South.” U.S. News & World Report

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THE CULTURE

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t its core, our city is dynamic. Cultures from all around the world come together in San Antonio. Explore them all at our renowned museums, galleries, and historic sites. Discover History For Yourself Historical and cultural wonders are woven into the fabric of the Alamo City. Walk through San Antonio’s rich past and explore its vibrant city streets dotted with must-see galleries and museums. Representing the largest collection of Spanish colonial missions in the United States, San Antonio’s combined total of five eighteenthcentury Spanish colonial missions— San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo), Concepción, San José, San Juan, and Espada—have been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. THE

ALAMO

AND

THE

MISSIONS

Step inside any of the five historic missions, and travel back in time and into the lives of the early Spanish settlers who founded what would become the city of San Antonio. Begin your historic journey at the Alamo, first established as Mission San Antonio de Valero in 1718. Now known as one of the most pivotal battle sites in the country, the Alamo became a military outpost in 1793, cementing its iconic role as a central locale on Texas’ road to independence. Next, Mission Concepción looks much as it did two centuries ago when it was first mission espada built, being the best-preserved Spanish colonial structure in the United States. On the church’s exterior, some of the original geometric designs are still visible. Inside, the frescoes remain vibrant, showcasing the stunning artwork typical of the time.

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Continue south to Mission San José, also known as the Queen of the Missions because it has the largest structure. Notice its striking rose window and façade, a lavish example of Spanish colonial ornamentation. You can also find a central visitor’s center here, as well as the departure point for free park ranger-guided tours. During the mid-1700s, Mission San Juan was known for its fertile farmlands and abundant crops, a prime example of a self- sustaining community. The mission also sustained fellow communities, providing goods to the surrounding regions as far south as Mexico. Finish up at Mission Espada, the southernmost mission. Take in the compound’s blacksmith shop, colonial-style irrigation system, and still-functioning kiln and spinning wheels for a glimpse into the Native American and Spanish settlers’ agrarian ways of life. Move among the missions using Mission Reach, which extends south of downtown to connect the River Walk to four of the five UNESCO status San Antonio Missions.

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San Antonio Missions National Historic Park

Mission Reach winds through an eight-mile riparian woodland ecosystem, featuring smooth walking and biking paths punctuated by public art for a pleasant outdoor experience.

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San Antonio voted to the top 10 (#6) in the US Travel + Leisure

an Antonio Missions National Historic Park

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WHAT’S NEW

A

s the seventh-largest city in the nation and one of the fastest growing, San Antonio always has something new and exciting to explore. Here are a few of San Antonio’s newest offerings as well as developments on the horizon.

THE ALAMO - Multi Phase restoration and enhancement The Alamo, one of the most historically significant sites in the U.S., is being preserved and enhanced for future generations through a multi-year, multiphase restoration and enhancement process. The restoration includes preservation of the Alamo Church and Long Barrack and the creation of a WorldClass museum and visitors center.

RUBY CITY - is a new 14,000 square foot art exhibition space on Camp Street. The modern, crimson-hued building houses the Linda Pace Foundation’s growing collection of more than 900 paintings, sculptures, installations and video works by contemporary artists from around the world.

The Alamo

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Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center

SAN PEDRO CREEK - Heavily utilized during the Spanish colonial era, this $175 million redevelopment will reflect San Pedro Creek’s rich history and create a sense of place by making the two-mile stretch more accessible with hike and bike trails and through the addition of public art. It features installations from prominent San Antonio artists including murals, ceramic art, tiled benches and historical text and poetry. MISSION ADVENTURE TOURS - See the city sites from the water as you cruise the San Antonio River with Mission Adventure Tours’ kayaking exhibitions. Choose from thrilling, guided downriver trips to peaceful two-hour, familyfriendly tours. At the Japanese Tea Garden, you’ll find a lush year-round garden and floral display with shaded walkways, stone bridges, a 60-foot waterfall, and koi ponds THE GUADALUPE CULTURAL ARTS CENTER - is the city’s home for Latino, Chicano, and Native American performing arts and entertainment. Inside, the Galeria Guadalupe showcases art exhibitions emphasizing local and regional artists, and the GCAC’s professional resident program, the Guadalupe Dance Company, specializes in Mexican folklorico and flamenco dance styles.

“2021’s Best Summer Travel Destinations” survey found the San Antonio metro area in the top 15 in the country for providing the best experience for travelers’

WalletHub holds artistic performances that celebrate the diverse cultures and creativity thriving throughout the city. The Carver honors its African and African American heritage, boasting a history of hosting renowned entertainers. SAGA - Lights. Color. Action. Take a visual journey through the history of San Antonio – from historical discovery to early settlement, to current development – with a world-class video art installation, San Antonio | The Saga. SAAACAM - Join us for a 90 minute cruise on the beautiful San Antonio River exploring the beautiful river bans up to the museum reach while learning about San Antonio’s African American history as it relates to the center of the city. 18 POUNDER CANON - February 23, 1836, the Siege of the Alamo began when Colonel William B. Travis ordered his men to fire the 18-Pounder Cannon from the southwest corner of the Alamo into the Mexican encampment in response to General Santa Anna’s offer to surrender. Like several other cannons from battle of the Alamo, the 18-Pounder was taken off its carriage and disabled by the Mexican army. Eventually, the cannon was lost to history.

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HOTELS

San Antonio is recognized as a “Best of the Best” destination by the American Bus Association

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HOTELS PROPERTY NAME

FREE BREAKFAS

BAGGAGE HANDLING

COMP ROOM POLICY

YES

1:25

INDOOR

NO

Courtyard San Antonio Airport 8615 Broadway St, San Antonio, TX 78217 Katie Underwood southtxleadcatcher@marriott.com 737.203.4178

NO

1:35

INDOOR

NO

Courtyard San Antonio Downtown/Market Square 600 Santa Rosa South, San Antonio, TX 78204 Diana Spears southtxleadcatcher@marriott.com

NO

1:35

INDOOR

NO

Courtyard San Antonio Medical Center 8585 Marriott Drive, San Antonio, TX 78229 Katie Underwood southtxleadcatcher@marriott.com 737.203.4178

NO

1:35

INDOOR

NO

Courtyard San Antonio Riverwalk 207 N. St. Mary’s St, San Antonio, TX 78205 Caraugh Ruiz-Banos southtxleadcatcher@marriott.com 210.765.8594

NO

1:35

INDOOR

NO

YES

1:20

INDOOR

YES

Aloft San Antonio Northwest 5630 UTSA Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78249 Ricardo Ramirez ricardo.ramirez@marriott.com 210.561.4488

Drury Inn & Suites La Cantera 15806 I-10,, San Antonio, TX 78257 Amy Defrancesco National Sales Manager amy.defrancesco@druryhotels.com 1.800.436.1199 12 MATURE MARKET TRAVEL PLANNER

CORRIDORS


ST

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

MIN # FOR GROUP RATE

MOTOR COACH PARKING

POOL

RESTAURANT

TOTAL # OF ROOMS

WELCOME RECEPTION

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

NO

136

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

YES

145

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

YES

145

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

YES

146

NO

OUTDOOR

YES

220

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

10

YES

YES

BOTH

YES

223

YES

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HOTELS PROPERTY NAME Drury Inn & Suites North Stone Oak 801 N Loop 1604 E., San Antonio, TX 78232 Amy Defrancesco National Sales Manager amy.defrancesco@druryhotels.com 1.800.436.1199 Drury Inn & Suites Northeast 4900 Crestwind Drive, San Antonio, TX 78239 Amy Defrancesco National Sales Manager amy.defrancesco@druryhotels.com 1.800.436.1199

BAGGAGE HANDLING

YES

COMP ROOM POLICY

1:20

CORRIDORS

INDOOR

FREE BREAKFAS

YES

YES

1:20

INDOOR

YES

Drury Inn & Suites Northwest Medical Center 9806 I-10, San Antonio, TX 78240 Amy Defrancesco National Sales Manager amy.defrancesco@druryhotels.com 1.800.436.1199

YES

1:20

INDOOR

YES

Drury Inn & Suites Riverwalk 201 N St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78205 Amy Defrancesco National Sales Manager amy.defrancesco@druryhotels.com 1.800.436.1199

YES

1:20

INDOOR

YES

Drury Plaza Hotel North Stone Oak 823 N Loop 1604 E., San Antonio, TX 78232 Amy Defrancesco National Sales Manager amy.defrancesco@druryhotels.com 1.800.436.1199

YES

1:20

INDOOR

YES

Drury Plaza Hotel Riverwalk 105 S. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78205 Amy Defrancesco National Sales Manager amy.defrancesco@druryhotels.com 1.800.436.1199

YES

1:20

INDOOR

YES

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ST

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

MIN # FOR GROUP RATE

10

MOTOR COACH PARKING

YES

POOL

RESTAURANT

TOTAL # OF ROOMS

BOTH

YES

118

WELCOME RECEPTION

YES

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

BOTH

YES

79

YES

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

BOTH

YES

209

YES

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

BOTH

YES

150

YES

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

BOTH

YES

194

YES

10

YES

BOTH

YES

358

YES

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

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HOTELS PROPERTY NAME

FREE BREAKFAS

BAGGAGE HANDLING

COMP ROOM POLICY

CORRIDORS

YES

1:30

INDOOR

YES

NO

1:40

INDOOR

YES

Hilton Palacio del Rio 200 S. Alamo Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 Sarita Hall Sarita.hall@hilton.com 210.270.0743

YES

1:40

INDOOR

NO

Holiday Inn Express Suites Dwtn Market Area 102 El Paso Street, San Antonio, TX 78204 Roxana Morales rmorales@dreamstonemgt.com 210.277.1000

NO

1:15

INDOOR

YES

Holiday Inn North Stone Oak 19280 Redland Road, San Antonio, TX 78259 Kristie Beauchaine kristie@iridescenthotels.com 210.298.8820

YES

1:30

INDOOR

YES

Holiday Inn Riverwalk 217 N St. Mary’s, San Antonio, TX 78205 Victoria Brock Victoria.Brock@ihg.com 210.272.1512

YES

1:20

Hampton by Hilton San Antonio River Walk 118 Soledad Street, San Antonio, TX 78205 George Cantu gcantu@vistahost.net 210.526.8593

Hampton Inn San Antonio Downtown River Walk 414 Bowie St., San Antonio, TX 78205 Armando Saenz armando.saenz@hilton.com 210.990.0752

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INDOOR

NO


ST

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

MIN # FOR GROUP RATE

MOTOR COACH PARKING

POOL

RESTAURANT

TOTAL # OF ROOMS

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

NO

OUTDOOR

NO

122

YES

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

NO

169

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

NO

OUTDOOR

YES

485

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

NO

OUTDOOR

NO

78

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

INDOOR

YES

111

YES

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

YES

313

YES

WELCOME RECEPTION

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HOTELS PROPERTY NAME

BAGGAGE HANDLING

COMP ROOM POLICY

CORRIDORS

FREE BREAKFAS

Home2 Suites Downtown Riverwalk 603 Navarro, San Antonio, TX 78205 Amanda Jones amanda.jones@schultehospitality.com 210.354.4366

NO

Homewood Suites by Hilton Northwest 4323 Spectrum One, San Antonio, TX 78230 Ryan Ross ryan.ross@hilton.com 210.696.5400

NO

1:30

INDOOR

YES

YES

40:1

INDOOR

YES

YES

1:40

INDOOR

YES

NO

1:20

INDOOR

YES

NO

1:50

Homewood Suites by Hilton San Antonio Riverwalk 432 West Market Street Michelle Stephan michelle.stephan@hilton.com 210.222.1539

Hotel Gibbs San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk 105 N Alamo, San Antonio, TX 78205 Ernest Reyna ernest@tnjgroup.com 210.933.2000 Hyatt Place Northwest Medical Center 4303 Hyatt Place Drive, San Antonio, TX 78230 Suzie Persaud Suzie@iridescenthotels.com 210.561.0099

Hyatt Place San Antonio North Stone Oak 1610 East Sonterra Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78258 Sandra Poehler sandra.poehler@hyatt.com 210.499.6123

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1:25

INDOOR

INDOOR

YES

YES


ST

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

MIN # FOR GROUP RATE

MOTOR COACH PARKING

POOL

RESTAURANT

TOTAL # OF ROOMS

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

NO

INDOOR

NO

128

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

NO

123

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

NO

146

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

BOTH

NO

91

YES

10

YES

OUTDOOR

YES

126

YES

10

YES

INDOOR

NO

126

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

WELCOME RECEPTION

NO

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HOTELS PROPERTY NAME

FREE BREAKFAS

BAGGAGE HANDLING

COMP ROOM POLICY

Hyatt Place San Antonio Riverwalk 601 S. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78205 Sonia Flores sonia.flores@hyatt.com 210.227.6854 ext. 5103

YES

1:40

INDOOR

YES

La Quinta by Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk 303 Blum, San Antonio, TX 78205 Brenda Rodriguez brenda.rodriguez@laquinta.com 210.222.9181 ext. 2

YES

1:40

INDOOR

YES

YES

1:10

INDOOR

YES

Quality Inn & Suites 3817 N PANAM EXPWY, San Antonio, TX 78219 Tony Patel gmtx147@gmail.com 210.224.3030

NO

1:15

INDOOR

YES

Red Roof PLUS+ San Antonio Downtown Riverwalk 1011 E. Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205 Kelly Schnorrbusch kelly.schnorrbusch@rriwest.com 210.250.2038

NO

1:25

INDOOR

NO

Residence Inn San Antonio Airport/Alamo Heights 1014 NE Loop 410, San Antonio, TX 78209 Diana Spears southtxleadcatcher@marriott.com 210.417.2202

NO

1:35

INDOOR

YES

La Quinta Medical Center NW 4431 Horizon Hill Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78229 Nancy Myers nancy@mfhospitality.com 210.525.8090

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CORRIDORS


ST

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

MIN # FOR GROUP RATE

MOTOR COACH PARKING

POOL

RESTAURANT

TOTAL # OF ROOMS

WELCOME RECEPTION

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

YES

131

YES

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

NO

347

NO

10

YES

OUTDOOR

NO

168

NO

40

YES

OUTDOOR

NO

61

NO

10

NO

OUTDOOR

NO

215

NO

10 or 5 for 5+ nights

NO

OUTDOOR

NO

120

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

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HOTELS PROPERTY NAME Sonesta ES Suites San Antonio Downtown Alamo Plaza 425 Bonham, San Antonio, TX 78205 Marcia Caballero marcia.caballero@sonesta.com 210.323.1444

SpringHill Suites San Antonio @ The RIM 18119 Talavera Ridge, San Antonio, TX 78257 Janie Cross janie.coss@marriott.com 210.543.2000

The Crockett Hotel 320 Bonham, San Antonio, TX 78205 Marcia Sheingold msheingold@mengerhotel.com 210.293.3411

The Menger Hotel 204 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 Marcia Sheingold msheingold@mengerhotel.com 210.293.3411

The Westin Riverwalk 420 W. Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205 Tracy Ligarde wsaleads@westinriverwalk.com 210.444.6012

TownePlace Suites Downtown San Antonio 409 E. Houston, San Antonio, TX 78205 Amanda Jones amanda.jones@schultehospitality.com 210.271.3444

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BAGGAGE HANDLING

COMP ROOM POLICY

CORRIDORS

FREE BREAKFAS

YES

1:20

INDOOR

YES

NO

1:12

INDOOR

YES

YES

1:20

INDOOR

YES

YES

1:20

INDOOR

NO

YES

1:50

INDOOR

NO

NO

1:25

INDOOR

NO


ST

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

MIN # FOR GROUP RATE

MOTOR COACH PARKING

POOL

RESTAURANT

TOTAL # OF ROOMS

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

NO

220

YES

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

NO

128

NO

YES

OUTDOOR

NO

138

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

WELCOME RECEPTION

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

YES

316

YES

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

NO

OUTDOOR

YES

473

NO

NO

OUTDOOR

NO

117

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

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HOTELS PROPERTY NAME TownePlace Suites San Antonio NW 5014 Prue Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240 Mielsa Van Winkle mielsa.vanwinkle@marriott.com 210.694.5100 ext 407

Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk Museum Reach 103 9th Street, San Antonio, TX 78215 Brenda Trevino btrevino@wyndhamsahotel.com 210.515.4555

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FREE BREAKFAS

BAGGAGE HANDLING

COMP ROOM POLICY

CORRIDORS

NO

1:30

INDOOR

YES

YES

1:20

INDOOR

NO


ST

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

MIN # FOR GROUP RATE

MOTOR COACH PARKING

POOL

RESTAURANT

TOTAL # OF ROOMS

WELCOME RECEPTION

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

8

YES

OUTDOOR

NO

123

NO

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

YES

OUTDOOR

YES

131

NO

Wyndham Garden San Antonio Riverwalk Museum Reach MATURE MARKET TRAVEL PLANNER 25


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ATTRACTIONS

In a 2021 survey by the San Antonio Riverwalk ranked as the Texans’ Favorite Tourist Attraction. AT&T’s The Wave

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ATTRACTIONS ESTABLISHMENT NAME

Buckhorn Saloon and Museum 318 E. Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205 Bevin Henges bevin@buckhornmuseum.com 210.247.4000

Garcia Art Glass 715 S Alamo St., San Antonio, TX 78205 Victoria Beaver victoria@garciaartglass.com 210.354.4681

Go Rio Cruises 202 East Nueva St., San Antonio, TX 78204 Desiree Lancharic Desiree.Lancharic@GoRioCruises.com 210.227.4746

Gray Line Tours 1343 Hallmark., San Antonio, TX 78216 Anthony Perez 210.341.6000

Majestic Theatre 224 E Houston St., San Antonio, TX 78205 Sherrie Villani sherrievillani@theambassadors.com 210.226.5967

Natural Bridge Caverns 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd., San Antonio, TX 78266 Ray Martinez rmartinez@naturalbridgecaverns.com 210.323.5126

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COMP ADMISSION DRIVER/ ESCORT

FACILITY TYPE

FOOD SERVICE

2-3 hours

Café - Daily

YES

Museum, Cafe, Saloon and Gift Shop

45 minutes

NO

Glass Blowing Gallery and Hotshop

NO

YES

1 hour

NO

Outdoor Attraction

NO

YES

AVERAGE VISIT TIME

Lunch 11AM to 3PM

Boxed lunches, quick service dinning, and full service dinning can be arranged in advance

HANDI ACCESS

YES

4-8 hours

YES

Tour Operator

Varies

NO

Live Entertainment

NO

YES

2-3 hour

YES

Outdoor adventure

YES

YES

YE


ICAP HEALTH & MIN # FOR SIBLE SAFETY LINK GROUP RATE

S

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

10

MOTOR COACH PARKING

OPERATING SEASON

REBOOKING POLICY

NO

Year Round

Groups may rebook at any time without penalty

S

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

25

NO

Starting again in Winter of 2021 (Hopefully)

S

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

25

NO

Year Round

ES

S

S

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

YES

10

20

EVERY DAY EXCEPT THANKSGIVING, CHRISTMAS, AND NEW YEAR’S DAY

NO

YES

SPECIAL EVENTS & SHOW

YES

YES

N/A

NO

Saturday Live Glass-Blowing Demonstrations

YES

YES

YES

YES

LBJ Ranch, National Museum of the Pacific War, Luckenbach, Japanese Tea Garden, San Antonio Missions, La Villita, El Mercado

N/A

Handled on case by case basis

Year Round

If the show cancels or is postponed, refunds will be given

Year Round

RESERVATION NEEDED

with advance notice

YES

YES

YES

Discovery Days (Weekends in June), Fall Event (weekends in Oct), Christmas at the Caverns

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ATTRACTIONS ESTABLISHMENT NAME San Antonio Botanical Garden 555 Funston Place, San Antonio, TX 78209 Garden Registrar info@sabot.org 210.536.1400

San Antonio Zoo 3903 N. St. Mary’s St., San Antonio, TX 78212 Christopher Alvarado chris.alvarado@sazoo.org 210.686.2894

SeaWorld San Antonio 10500 SeaWorld Drive, San Antonio, TX 78251 Samantha Sargeant sam.sargeant@seaworld.com 210.523.3652 Spurs Sports & Entertainment (AT&T Center) One AT&T Center Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78219 Sarah Snyder SSnyder@spurs.com 210.444.5723 Tejas Rodeo Company 401 Obst Road Bulverde, San Antonio, TX 78163 Lindsay Holiday lindsay@tejasrodeo.com 830.980.2226

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AVERAGE VISIT TIME

COMP ADMISSION DRIVER/ ESCORT

FACILITY TYPE

FOOD SERVICE

90 minutes

NO

Botanical Garden

YES

3 hour

6-8 hours

NO

YES

HANDI ACCESS

YES

Catering and Restaurant (during operating hours)

YE

Theme Park

Executive chef for private catered events and dietary restrictions can be accomodated

YE

Fine Dining by Reservation OR Game Favorite Concessions

YES

YES

YES

Zoo

2 hour

NO

Sports & Entertainment Arena

3 hours

YES

Entertainment Venue


ICAP HEALTH & MIN # FOR SIBLE SAFETY LINK GROUP RATE

S

ES

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

15

10

MOTOR COACH PARKING

YES

OPERATING SEASON

REBOOKING POLICY

All Seasons

N/A

YES

Year Round

Available

If a private event, prior to final food guarantee; also offer rainy day ticket

ES

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

15

YES

Year around weekends and daily during peak seasons

S

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

1

YES

October May

contact group rep

Saturday Night Rodeo - (March November), Private Events Year-round

If interested in scheduling, all rebooking details will be discussed at the time of scheduling

S

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

20

YES

RESERVATION NEEDED

YES

NO

SPECIAL EVENTS & SHOW

N/A

Festival de Animales, Summer Attraction, Zoo Lights

NO

Seven Seas Food and Wine/Craft Beer Festival, Bier Fest, Fiesta del Mar, Christmas Celebration - largest light display in the state

YES

San Antonio Spurs (NBA)

YES

Saturday Night Rodeo (March-November), Private Event with Dinner and Rodeo Activities such as Line Dancing Lessons, Roping 101, Corn Hole, Horse Shoes, etc.

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RESTAURANTS

“ Trivago found San Antonio

as one of the “top seven U.S. destinations”

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RESTAURANTS RESTAURANT NAME

BREAKFAST

COMP MEAL DRIVER ESCORT

CUISINE

DINNER

Boiler House 312 Pearl Pkwy Bldg 3, San Antonio, TX 78215 Mercedes Anderson E. manderson@boilerhousesa.com T. 210.354.4644

NO

NO

TEXAS GRILL

YES

Yes - Ava Upon Re

Boudros Texas Bistro 421 E. Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78205 Jessica Howard jessica@boudros.com T. 210.224.1313 M. 210.244.8484

NO

BY REQUEST

AMERICAN SOUTHWEST SPECIALTIES

YES

Yes - Ava Upon Re

Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. 406 Navarro St., San Antonio, TX 78205 Becky McCreight bmccreight@Ldry.com M. 332.334.7409 T. 210.224.4867

YES

YES - 1 PER 25

SOUTHERN SEAFOOD

YES

Yes - Ava Upon Re

Cafe Ole 521 Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX 78205 Scott Reed scott.reed@riverrestaurants.com 210.223.2939

YES

YES

TEX MEX

YES

Yes - Ava Upon Re

MEXICAN FOOD

YES

Yes - Avai Upon Req

AMERICAN

YES

Yes - Ava Upon Re

Casa Rio 430 E Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78205 L’Lee Cameron E. lcameron@casario.com T. 210.686.5670

Cementville Grill at The Quarry Golf Club 444 East Basse Rd, San Antonio, TX 78209 Dustin Burell E. dburell@quarrygolf.com T. 210.824.4500

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NO

YES

1:40

YES

GRO MEN


OUP NUS

HEALTH & LUNCH SAFETY LINK

MIN # FOR MOTOR GROUP COACH RATE PARKING

OFF-SITE CATERING

OPERATING RESERVATION NEEDED HOURS

RESTAURANT CAPACITY

ailable equest

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

YES

10

NO

YES

MON - THUR 11AM-10PM FRI 11AM-11PM SAT 10AM - 11PM SUNDAY 10AM-10PM

ailable equest

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

YES

20

NO

NO

11AM 10:30PM

NO

ailable equest

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

YES

10

NO

YES

11:30AM 9:30PM

YES

ailable equest

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

YES

30

NO

YES

10AM -12AM

NO

1000

YES

1000

NO

225

ilable quest

ailable equest

CONTACT GROUP REP

298

CONTACT GROUP REP

200

Mon 5 PM - 10 PM Tues - Closed

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

YES

20

NO

NO

Wed- Thu 5 PM - 10 PM Fri - Sun 11 AM - 10 PM

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

YES

24

YES

YES

6AM - 10PM

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RESTAURANTS RESTAURANT NAME

BREAKFAST

COMP MEAL DRIVER ESCORT

Hard Rock Café 111 W Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78205 Ashley Verzijl E. ashley.verzijl@hardrock.com T. 210.800.8245

YES

YES

Michelinos 521 Riverwalk, San Antonio, TX 78205 Scott Reed scott.reed@riverrestaurants.com 210.223.2939

NO

Rebelle 300 E. Travis St., San Antonio, TX 78205 Leah Cerna leah@rebellesa.com 210.705.3401

Schilo’s Delicatessen 424 E Commerce, San Antonio, TX 78205 L’Lee Cameron lcameron@casario.com 210.686.5670

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GRO MEN

CUISINE

DINNER

AMERICAN FOOD

YES

YES

ITALIAN

YES

NO

NO

SEAFOOD STEAK

YES

Yes - Avai Upon Req

YES

1:40

GERMAN/ AMERICAN

YES

Yes - Avai Upon Req

Yes - Avai Upon Req

Yes - Ava Upon Re


HEALTH & LUNCH SAFETY LINK

OUP NUS

MIN # FOR MOTOR GROUP COACH RATE PARKING

OFF-SITE CATERING

ilable quest

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

YES

15

NO

YES

ailable equest

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

YES

30

NO

YES

ilable quest

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

NO

18

ilable quest

HEALTH & SAFETY LINK

YES

30

YES

NO

NO

YES

OPERATING RESERVATION NEEDED HOURS

Sun - Thu 12 PM - 10 PM Fri - Sat 11 AM - 11 PM

11AM - 12AM

Sun - Thu 5PM - 9PM Sat - Sun 5PM - 10PM

Sun - Thu 8AM - 2PM

RESTAURANT CAPACITY

YES

600

NO

1000

YES

100

YES

150

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MORE TO

explore OPTIONS

On a study of the top searched and booked destinations in March 2021, San Antonio only one of two non-beach locations and the only in Texas.

Trivago

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ARTS & CULTURE Tobin Center for Performing Arts

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/tobincenter-for-the-performing-arts/

Market Square

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/marketsquare/

La Villita Historic Arts Village

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/la-villitahistoric-arts-village/

Hot Wells Ruins

https://www.bexar.org/3057/Hot-Wells-of-BexarCounty

Spanish Governors Palace

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/spanishgovernors-palace/

San Pedro Creek Cultural Park

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/category/arts-culture/

The Alamo

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/the-alamo/

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/theguadalupe-cultural-arts-center/

San Antonio African American Community Archive & Museum

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/san-antonioafrican-american- community-archive-museum/

ATTRACTIONS Tower of Americas

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/tower-ofthe-americas/

Go Rio San Antonio Cruises

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/go-rio-sanantonio-cruises/

Confluence Park

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/confluencepark/


Tobin Land Bridge | Phil Hardberger Park https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/philhardberger-park/

Japanese Tea Gardens

SAN ANTONIO & THE TEXAS HILL COUNTRY https://www.visitsanantonio.com/san-antoniotexas-hill-country/

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/japanesetea-garden/

SAS Shoe Factory and General Store

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/sas-shoefactory-and-general-store/

Institute of Texan Cultures

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/institute-oftexan-cultures/

NIGHTLIFE Pearl

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/pearl/

Re:Rooted 210 Urban Winery

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/re-rooted210-urban-winery/

Maverick Whiskey

San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum (SAAACAM)

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/maverickwhiskey/

Weathered Souls

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/weatheredsouls-brewing-co/

The Esquire Tavern

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/esquiretavern/

SHOPPING The Shops at La Cantera

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/the-shopsat-la-cantera/

San Antonio Official Visitor’s Information Center https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/visitorinformation-center/

The Alley on Bitters

https://www.visitsanantonio.com/location/the-alley-onbitters/

Market Square

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3 DAY SAN ANTONIO

itinerary

DAY ONE MORNING

Following breakfast, immerse yourself in the number one attraction in Texas with a narrated barge tour of the world-famous River Walk. Available at various times throughout the month, the San Antonio African American Community Archive Museum (SAAACAM) provides a Black History River Tour. This hour-and-a-half tour dives into our city’s Black history, historic sites, and much more. Check with SAAACAM for dates and times.   MID-DAY

Head over to AMC River Center to watch THE ALAMO: THE PRICE OF FREEDOM, it is a stirring tribute to the 189 Texans, Tejanos and settlers who defended the besieged Alamo for 13 days against the Mexican Army of General Santa Anna. Next, you’ll want to keep history alive by stopping by the Alamo, the shrine of Texas liberty. The best way to experience this historical site is with a guided tour. Be sure to check out the recentlyadded 18-pounder cannon.

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Once you’ve worked up an appetite, check out Alamo BBQ for mouth-watering barbecue for lunch.   After lunch, head over to the King Williams District let’s swing by a vibrant community devoted to German heritage, culture, and preservation called the The Beethoven Männerchor, their purpose is to preserve German song, music, and language.  Discover a storied German singing-society beer garden/club room with live music & events.   EVENING

If you missed our rodeo in February, be sure to end the night at Tejas Rodeo Company, where they hold live rodeos every Saturday night from March – November. You can also eat like a Texan at Tejas Steakhouse & Saloon and enjoy fun, and entertainment for all.

DAY TWO  MORNING

Start your day off good and right with a coffee and a bite at Sip Brew Bar & Eatery where they’re serving you up espressos, baked goods, and sandwiches amid modern décor.  Stroll over to San Fernando Cathedral, the oldest, continuously functioning religious community in the State of Texas. While you’re immersed in history and beauty, remember that once night falls on Tuesdays, Fridays – Sundays, the facade of the cathedral transforms with lights, music, and visual arts depicting the historical discovery, settlement, and development of San Antonio, our wonderful Lone Star State, and the United States through The SAGA | San Antonio. MID-DAY

With over 300 years of history, there is no shortage of places to see and things to learn. Take a short drive to San José, a Spanish Colonial Mission and also a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Next, drive to enjoy the sights and flavors of old Mexico at Historic Market Square, a favorite of locals and tourists for generations. Shop, eat and Explore over 100 locally owned businesses that provide a unique market place experience. EVENING

Afterward, freshen up and cruise the river on a Go Rio river taxi to the Pearl for dining and shopping.  Once there, head over to the Bottling Department, where you will find a modern Pearl Brewery food hall with diverse chef-driven stands, a wine bar & courtyard seating. After dinner, take in the many offerings and amenities at Pearl before enjoying some soothing sounds from an underground jazz bar called Jazz, TX.

DAY THREE   MORNING

Fuel up for the day with some German-Texan fare at Schilo’s, established in 1917, it’s one of the oldest restaurants in San Antonio.

San Antonio Riverwalk

After breakfast, enjoy the outdoors and celebrate legendary artist Frida Kahlo at San Antonio Botanical Garden’s special exhibition “Frida Kahlo Oasis.” Surround yourself with the Mexican native vegetation that inspired so many of the artist’s works and view a rendition of Casa Azul, Kahlo’s iconic all-blue Mexico home.  MID-DAY

Drive your way to the King William Historic District, a Victorian-inspired neighborhood filled with history, charm, and friendly locals. Make sure to stop by and visit and take tours of the beautiful homes named Steve’s Homestead and Villa Finale EVENING

Lastly, enjoy dinner at Chart House Restaurant located in the Tower of Americas where you’ll take in sky-high views from the observation deck.

Tejas Rodeo Company

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ofEvents

CALENDAR SEPTEMBER

NOVEMBER

DECEMBER

WORLD HERTIAGE FESTIVAL

DAY OF THE DEAD | DIWALI

SEAWORLD

The World Heritage Festival is an annual collaborative event to celebrate San Antonio’s Spanish Colonial Missions, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The five-day celebration takes place throughout the five San Antonio Missions and surrounding areas and showcases work by local artists. Visitors can enjoy gourmet food, an organized bike tour, live music, and more.

Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) From art shows and lively processions to kids’ workshops and music festivals, San Antonio celebrates the Day of the Dead with events for everyone throughout the city. It’s the nation’s premier spot to celebrate this popular holiday!

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Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony Take in the beauty of more than a million lights illuminating the River Walk trees and bridges throughout the holiday season (occurs the fourth Friday of November). Diwali San Antonio This free festival celebrates Indian culture with colorful lights, Indian music, dancing, food, and a special lighting ceremony.

Holiday Celebration From boat caroling on the River Walk to shopping opportunities and extravaganzas at theme parks, including SeaWorld San Antonio’s over ten million lights and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, this is the year to celebrate the holiday season in San Antonio.


“2021 Best Vacation Rankings,” San Antonio as ranked the #1 in “Best Places to Visit in Texas”

U.S. News & World Report JANUARY

FEBRUARY

APRIL

JUNE

MLK

STOCK SHOW & RODEO

FIESTA

TEXAS FOLKLIFE

Martin Luther King - On January 19, 1987 the Commission and the City of San Antonio held its first official Martin Luther King, Jr. March. Each year, a variety of educational, inspirational and celebratory events honor one of the nation’s most revered civil rights leaders.

San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo The Rodeo has grown into one of the largest, most prestigious single events in the city of San Antonio with over two million visitors entering the grounds each year. Following an actionpacked PRCA Rodeo, guests can catch epic entertainment with top-of-the-charts country music, classic rock music, comedy, and more.

Fiesta San Antonio Fiesta is one of the nation’s premier festivals, and over 3.5 million people attend the 11-day celebration with more than 100 events. The 127-year-old festival has grown into a celebration of San Antonio’s rich and diverse cultures with parades, carnivals, balls, art fairs, concerts, and more.

Texas Folklife Festival This three-day annual event brings more than 40 ethnic groups together in one place to showcase their authentic food (150 dishes), great music (65 bands), colorful dance (50 folk dance groups), and authentic crafts (50 craft demonstrators and 50 craft vendors)—all of which make Texas the unique place to live and visit it is.

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MAP Y TRIP

METRO MAP DOWNTOWN MAP GROUP FRIENDLY HOTELS GROUP-FRIENDLY RESTAURANTS GROUP-FRIENDLY ATTRACTIONS

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King Williams

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PA R K ING SIGNS

OVERNIGHT PARKING LOTS LOTS

COST

CONTACT

$60 Bus Parking

Hospitality Parking (210) 223-3390

On-Street Designated Permit Fee Parking Meters

(210) 207-7755

*Prices subject to change without notice.

HEL PF UL INFOR M AT ION TOUR BUS INQUIRIES

CENTER CITY DEVELOPMENT AND OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT 210.207.3677 | downtown@sanantonio.gov SAN ANTONIO TRAFFIC UPDATES

Texas Department of Transportation transguide.dot.state.tx.us HOTEL AND GROUP TOUR INFORMATION

MO T OR CO A CH R EGUL AT IONS Please help us keep our city clean, safe and beautiful by following these Motor coach Regulations (which includes Charter and Sightseeing vehicles).

Motor Coaches may discharge waste only at permitted facilities Under City ordinance, illegal dumping on land or in waterways is prohibited. Violators will Motor Coaches may only load and/or unload passengers at the numbered areas at hotels, restaurants and other attractions. The loading and/or unloading of passengers should be completed as expeditiously as possible and should not exceed 30 minutes. Motor Coaches may not park or stand anywhere except in these designated areas. While in the parking areas, Motor Coaches may not idle engines for more than 10 minutes prior to their time of departure. Under certain weather conditions Motor Coaches will be allowed to idle their engines longer. To ensure the safety of the riding public on double-decker buses, children 10 or younger may only be allowed on the upper level when accompanied by an adult. Passengers are not allowed to stand In the upper level of a double-decker bus while the bus is moving. City of San Antonio licenses are not required for Motor Coaches that transport passengers to the City from other destinations or from the City to other destinations. 46 MATURE MARKET TRAVEL PLANNER

For assistance with group hotel reservations and attractions information, contact the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau Tourism Division 210.207.6700 | VisitSanAntonio.com THE OFFICIAL VISITOR INFORMATION CENTER

Conveniently located across the street from the Alamo 317 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205 800.447.3372 Open 9 am – 5 pm seven days a week

For information regarding motor coach rules and procedure


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SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPO Seattle

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Albuquerque

Los Angeles San Diego

Denver Colorado Springs

Phoenix

Oklahoma City

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Dallas El Paso

SAN ANTONIO MEXICO Monterrey Leon Guadalajara ©2020 THE SAN ANTONIO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT 08.2021 50 MATURE MARKET TRAVEL PLANNER

Mexico City


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NONSTOP DESTINATIONS

neapolis/St. Paul

Boston

Chicago Midway/O’Hare Kansas City

New York/JFK Newark

Detroit

Baltimore Washington, D.C./Dulles

St. Louis

ulsa Bentonville/ Fayetteville

Nashville

Charlotte

Atlanta

Love/DFW New Orleans Houston Hobby/Intercontinental

Orlando/Sanford Orlando Tampa Fort Lauderdale Miami

SAT Nonstop Service Cancun

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CONTACT INFORMATION alex gonzales manager of domestic tourism development

210.988.4571 | AlexGonzales@VisitSanAntonio.com VisitSanAntonio.com

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