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Top Places to Visit in San Antonio - Part II

Updated on May 27, 2009

San Antonio continued

Hope you have read part I of the "San Antonio Attractions". There are plenty of great places to visit in San Antonio, Texas and in this hub, you will see places like the tower, Japanese tea garden and the Witte Museum. Let us know your experiences in San Antonio and if you want to add any of your favorite San Antonio Attractions in the comments section below.

Tower of Americas
Tower of Americas

Tower of Americas

For more than 35 years, the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas is offering residents and tourists of San Antonio, Texas, the most breathtaking view of the Alamo City. You can dine at the Tower Revolving restaurant or enjoy the scenery from the observation deck. Among the improvements are an upscale eatery, banquet facility and a Texas-themed 4-D, multi-sensory theater.Tower of the Americas is one landmark that you surely can't miss on your trip to San Antonio.

A ground-level cafe and retail shop give visitors more ways to enjoy their day. Additional amusements, attractions and food vendors greet guests at the base of the Tower. The towe was built built in honor of the 1968 World's Fair celebrating San Antonio's 250th anniversary.

Japanese Tea Garden

In 1915, the city requested a Japanese immigrant and his wife to transform an old rock quarry into a Japanese-styled garden, and a man named Mr. Kimi Eizo Jingu agreed to the task. He started with a rock house, which still stands today and is surrounded by winding pebble walkways, stone bridges, a waterfall and tranquil pools. His work transformed the old rock quarry into a garden filled with lily ponds and lush green vegetation. With the onset of World War II and the growing anti-Japanese sentiment that surrounded it, the city council changed the garden's name to "Chinese Sunken Garden." In 1983, the original name was finally restored.

Japanese Tea Garden
Japanese Tea Garden

Witte Museum

The city's science and natural history museum has increased its remarkable popularity even more with the adjacent HEB Science Tree house: a collection of interactive exhibits and activities for visitors of all ages. Permanent exhibits include ones featuring Native American cave paintings, archaeological artifacts, an Egyptian mummy, native Texan mammals, reptiles and insects and much more. Past touring exhibits have included gowns and memorabilia from Fiesta's Order of the Alamo coronation pageants, Dinosaurs Alive! and Microbes

The mission of the Witte Museum is to motivate public interest in history, science, the humanities, and the arts through its collections, exhibits, publications, and education programs.

Witte Museum
Witte Museum

Texas Hill Country

The Texas Hill Country, west of Austin and north of San Antonio, might be the next best thing to crossing the Atlantic. The region is lush, colorful and, unlike much of the pancake-flat state, dotted with beautiful green hills that are evocative of Tuscany or the south of France. Moreover, the region is speckled with 22 wineries that buzz with food and music festivals year round. And towns like Fredericksburg offer a taste of the Old World, with German-style biergartens and schnitzelhäuser.

Sunset At Texas Hill Country
Sunset At Texas Hill Country


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      Peggy Woods 8 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Nice choices. Have you visited Los Patios? I've written a hub about it as it is one of our favorite spots in San Antonio. If you like...I can insert a link. Let me know.

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      selena 8 years ago

      this is so cool