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Things to Do in San Antonio

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Experience the Alamo City like a local during your upcoming trip to San Antonio! A truly singular American city, San Antonio's iconic Spanish architecture, vibrant dining scene, and bustling riverwalk create a unique atmosphere where the city's rich history harmoniously blends with its modern mindset. Where else other than San Antonio can you spend the morning at the Alamo, pop into the breathtaking San Fernando Cathedral, treat yourself to an artful fine dining tasting menu, and catch a world-class show at the magnificent Majestic Theatre?

Located within walking distance of some of San Antonio's most essential attractions, The Emily Morgan Hotel - a DoubleTree by Hilton puts your front and center an unforgettable trip to the Lone Star State. Whether you're embarking upon a history buff sightseeing adventure, attending a conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, or having fun along the Riverwalk, you'll always find some exciting things to do in San Antonio.

During your upcoming trip to the Lone Star State, don't miss the chance to embark upon an unforgettable San Antonio Adventure!

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Upcoming Events in San Antonio

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Winter Artisan Show
When: January 17 -19, 2020
Where:Downtown River Walk near Chamber of Commerce & Shops at Rivercenter
What: Stroll along the picturesque San Antonio River Walk while browsing handmade merchandise, including pottery, textiles, jewelry, woodwork, paintings, beadwork and more, crafted by talented local artists. Enjoy wandering among the unique wares, and don’t be shy about asking the artists to discuss their work! River Walk artisans are famously friendly, and more than happy to chat.

Food Parade of Lanterns
When: January 25 - February 28, 2020
Where: San Antonio River Walk
What: For two glorious weeks in January and February, watch as ten river floats sail by carrying magically illuminated lantern. See mystical dragons, adorable pandas, festive piñatas and other whimsical creatures from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. each night. Enjoy these magically illuminated floats from anywhere along the downtown portion of the River Walk. Asian-inspired music will play softly from each float.

Mardi Gras Festival & River Parade
When: February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020
Time: 1 p.m - 6 p.m.
Where: Arneson River Theatre & 2 1/2 mile downtown area of the River Walk
What: Come join the fun at the season’s biggest celebration! Watch as crowds of costumed revelers gather to watch a procession of festively decorated floats transforms the San Antonio River Walk into an all-out Mardi Gras celebration. Plus, enjoy live entertainment and food trucks as you party the day away. The best part? Admission is FREE.

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Freddy from Blueperk

We recently received a visit from lifestyle and travel blogger Freddy Rogriguez from Blueperk! Learn more about his visit to San Antonio and his adventures around the city, filled with San Antonio's best tacos, a few gorgeous murals, and a tour of the iconic San Antonio Riverwalk!

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Caroline from yTravel

Caroline Makepeace from the yTravel Blog made the Emily Morgan hotel her home for her recent trip to San Antonio. She soaked up history with a visit to the Alamo, reflected beneath the courtyard's historic oak tree, and savored the amazing views from her Alamo view room at our boutique San Antonio hotel!

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The Alamo

Step back in time and experience American history as you explore the legendary grounds of the Alamo. Take a tour, learn about the battle, and always remember the Alamo.

Distance from the hotel: About a two-minute walk

Visit the Alamo

Visit the Alamo

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San Antonio Riverwalk

Eat, drink, and shop your way through historic San Antonio along the nationally-renowned Riverwalk. During your adventure, take a river tour, check out the Briscoe Western Art Museum, or grab some tacos at a waterfront patio!

Distance from the hotel: About a five-minute walk

Explore the Riverwalk

Explore the Riverwalk

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Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center

With over 1.6 million square feet of convention space, San Antonio's Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center hosts some of the biggest trade shows, conferences, and cultural events in all of Texas!

Distance from the hotel: About a three-minute drive or an 18-minute walk

HBG Convention Center

Visit the Convention Center

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San Antonio Zoo

See the pandas, giraffes, flamingos, and over 750 other majestic species from around the world in Brackenridge Park's San Antonio Zoo. The zoo is open daily and tickets cost $14.25 for adults and $11.25 for children.

Distance from the hotel: About a ten-minute drive

Get Wild in San Antonio

Get Wild in San Antonio

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The Alamodome

Whether you're cheering on the Spurs as the march towards another divisional title or attending on of San Antonio's biggest concerts, you'll find the city's most electric events at the iconic Alamodome.

Distance from the hotel: About a 5-minute drive or a 20-minute walk

Catch a Spurs Game

Catch a Spurs Game

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San Antonio Missions

Don't miss some of San Antonio's most beautiful and historic landmarks during your upcoming visit! Located throughout the city, sites like the Cathedral of San Fernando, the Mission San José, and the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, San Antonio feature some of the most photogenic architecture in the United States.

See the Missions

See the Missions

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