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Your Adventure in San Antonio…

by admin on November 7, 2011

from SprintMag.com article / Photography By Will Van Overbeek

San Antonio is becoming more than a destination. Yes, San Antonio is growing and this new growth is inspiring change. We see more “Live Work Play” concepts under development. Transit is a hot topic! Restaurants are peppered throughout the city …

But all that aside … It’s easy to remember the Alamo and the River Walk. But that’s not all this bustling city has going for it. Texas’ second-largest metropolis overflows with Spanish-Latino flavor. Take it in with a cooking class; by touring the Mexican market; or on a fly-by tour. Come on, let’s get a rollin’ on down to San Antone!

Close your eyes and picture the Alamo. You probably conjured up the iconic facade, right? To see Texas’ most famed battle site from a new perspective, take with Alamo Helicopter Tours . From your hovering perch, you’ll be able to make out the building’s cruciform shape, evidence of its roots as a Spanish mission. This pilot-narrated aerial excursion also affords a bird’s-eye view of the region’s expansive rock quarries—one of which supplied building materials for the Texas Capitol—as well as an overhead look at Lackland Air Force Base. And, you’ll gaze upon San Antonio’s tallest building, the 750-foot Tower of the Americas, and fly over four lesser-known missions—Concepción, San José, San Juan, and Espada—before touching down.

Stop for a Snack…

The Sandbar Sustainable seafood flown in daily and a menu that’s always changing make this upscale fish house a can’t-miss.

Henry’s Puffy Tacos Meat, cheese, and guacamole stuffed inside a puffed-masa taco shell: This crispy-crunchy SA specialty is about to be your new favorite food.

Stop for refreshments at…

Bubblehead Sample a blended beverage at this funky hangout, where baristas add chewy tapioca pearls and other “sinkers” to their creative concoctions.

Zinc Bistro & Wine Bar Find your match on the extensive global wine list, which includes some 45 varieties available by the glass.

Blue Star Brewing Co. The multitasking owners of this SA original serve their own beer, burgers, and more, as well as run the bike shop next door.

Getting Around VIA Metropolitan Transit ($1.10 one-way, $4 for a day pass) operates three streetcar lines through downtown. For access to surrounding areas, take a VIA bus. viainfo.net

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