The McNay Art Museum, located in San Antonio and named for founder Marion Koogler McNay, is the first museum of modern art in Texas.
Becoming the McNay
Ohio-born heiress Marion Koogler first visited San Antonio in 1918, shortly after her marriage to Sergeant Don Denton McNay, who was called to active duty in Laredo, Texas. Later that year Don McNay died from the Spanish flu. In 1926, Marion moved to San Antonio, where she met and married prominent ophthalmologist Donald T. Atkinson. The following year, she purchased her first modern oil painting, Diego Rivera’s Delfina Flores, and the Atkinsons commissioned San Antonio architects Atlee and Robert Ayres to design a 24-room Spanish Colonial-Revival house that would one day become the core of the McNay Art Museum. Marion continued to collect 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings, as well as Southwest art from New Mexico. When her marriage to Atkinson ended in 1936, she returned to using her first husband’s name. At her death in 1950, Marion left her collection of more than 700 works of art, along with the house, the surrounding 23 acres, and an endowment to establish the first museum of modern art in Texas. In 1954 the McNay opened its doors to the public. The Jane and Arthur Stieren Center for Exhibitions, built in 2008 and designed by French architect Jean-Paul Viguier, added 45,000 square feet to the museum and created gallery space for major exhibitions, a sculpture gallery and garden, a lecture hall, and classrooms for the museum’s many educational programs.
The McNay Today
Since Marion McNay’s original bequest in 1950, the museum’s collection has expanded to over 22,000 works including:
Medieval and Renaissance art
19th- through 21st- century European and American paintings, sculptures, and photographs
One of the finest collections of prints and drawings in the Southwest
The exceptional Tobin Collection of Theatre Arts
Jeanne and Irving Mathews Collection of Art Glass
Art of New Mexico
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Nestled on the banks of the historic San Antonio River Walk, Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is a boutique hotel located in the heart of downtown within walking distance of the Alamo and only a short drive away from Sea World, Six Flags Fiesta Texas and numerous golf courses. This sophisticated 213-room hotel welcomes guests with the timeless elegance of Spanish Colonial and Modern Mediterranean design in a warm and hospitable setting.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is only steps away from the Museum Reach on the new North River Walk, where you will enjoy the city’s exciting new one-of-a-kind boutiques, popular restaurants, concerts, museums and cultural arts. Sip signature cocktails in one of our two stylish bars and indulge in a tempting menu prepared by our award-winning culinary team at Dorrego's restaurant. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk offers an unforgettable experience, whether you are on a romantic getaway, leisurely vacation or a business trip. Amenities include signature beds with Egyptian cotton linens, complimentary high-speed internet and 24-hour room service.
Selected by Gourmet Magazine as one of the "top five restaurants in Texas," Biga on the Banks delivers fine dining with a Texan accent. Enjoy Chef Bruce Auden's creative cuisine featuring seafood, Texas lamb, game and beef while reveling in the views of the River Walk. Private dining rooms with river views and barge dining available.
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Amols' has been helping San Antonio party for over 69 years! We have the experience and selection to help you throw the perfect party or event. No matter where you're located, you can shop online and find everything you need for your next celebration. Whether you're looking for authentic Mexican decorations for your Fiesta, creating a spooky Halloween bash, or throwing the New Year's Eve Party of the Century, we've got what you're looking for. Check out our thousands of great reviews.
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Our Founder, James Avery, saw beauty in the world around him and was inspired to capture it in his jewelry designs to reflect the things important in life. Our designs are timeless, their appeal universal. We offer jewelry for special occasions and everyday wear. Whether it’s a first communion cross, a wedding band or a commemorative charm, each piece in our collection is crafted with the same care and attention to detail as it was more than 60 years ago. Our Customers often have a unique connection and stories tied to their James Avery pieces.
To this day, James Avery Artisan Jewelry is a family-owned company offering finely crafted jewelry designs in sterling silver, 14K and 18K yellow and white gold and gemstones for women and men – designed by our own skilled artisans in Kerrville, Texas. There are 15 stores in the San Antonio and Hill Country area, to include at the San Antonio Shops at Rivercenter. Our company headquarters in Kerrville features a Visitor Center and Store.
The Spanish Governor’s Palace, a National Historic Landmark, is the last visible trace of the Presidio San Antonio de Bexar and the only remaining example in Texas of an aristocratic 18th-century Spanish Colonial town house. Constructed in 1749, it was used as the headquarters and residence of the captain of the San Antonio De Bexar Presidio and given the name the "Spanish Governor's Palace.” The building is a long one-story, U-shaped stone structure covered in stucco that surrounds a traditional Spanish patio and courtyard. Since 1931, it has operated as a Museum of Spanish Colonial History.
The Spanish Governor's Palace is located at 105 Plaza de Armas in San Antonio, Texas 78205. It is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00am to 5:00pm and Sunday from 10:00am to 5:00pm. The fees are $5 adult regular admission, $3 for seniors and military, and $3 for children ages 7 through 13. Children under the age of seven are free. For admission or rental information, call (210) 224-0601.
The Marriott Plaza San Antonio definitely stands out above the rest!
Sitting on six acres of natural, lush Texas landscape, guests can stroll in the shade of cypress and palm trees, or dine overlooking a courtyard that’s home to Asian pheasants and peacocks. Located just 2 blocks from the famous River Walk, our location offers convenience to The Alamo – the “Cradle of Texas Liberty”, La Villita Historic Art Village, Hemisphere Park and Tower of Americas. Shopping is conveniently nearby at the Rivercenter Mall and many museums, cultural centers, local-flavored restaurants and art galleries are within walking distance. Visitors will enjoy everything our hotel offers, including beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, a quiet and beautifully landscaped outdoor pool, 17,000 sq. ft. of function space, and close proximity to the Henry B. Gonzales Convention Center. The Marriott Plaza San Antonio is the perfect accommodation for business and leisure travelers alike.
Welcome to the restoration of the 1929 Alamo National Bank Building into the Drury Plaza Hotel
In 1929, a construction began on the $2,500,000 skyscraper, after the Alamo National Bank had outgrown its first bank building. San Antonio was at the point, the largest and richest city in Texas.
Using Art Deco ornamentation and the principles of the Beaux-Arts, the architecture firm of Graham, Anderson, Probst, and White designed the 24-story skyscraper and incorporated the Texas Stars and southwest patterns. This architectural masterpiece has been a landmark in the San Antonio skyline since its construction.
San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter invites you to experience the Alamo City in unforgettable style. Whether you're visiting the River Walk or attending a conference at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, you'll find our hotel perfectly placed in the heart of the action. Make yourself comfortable in our intuitively designed rooms and suites, which offer pillowtop bedding and picturesque views of downtown San Antonio. Elsewhere at the hotel, you can savor a delectable meal at Sazo's, our signature restaurant, or stop by The Bar for a craft cocktail. Challenge yourself to a workout in the fitness center, or take a dip in the indoor/outdoor pool. Those in downtown San Antonio for business will appreciate our close proximity to the convention center, as well as our versatile on-site event venues and terrific catering. With the River Walk, the Alamo and the San Antonio Zoo within easy reach, you'll have plenty to explore during your time here. Join us today at San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter.
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La Villita, south of the River Walk in downtown San Antonio, was originally settled nearly 300 years ago as one of the city's first neighborhoods. In 1939, La Villita Historic Arts Village was established and the neighborhood was adapted into a center for teaching regional arts and crafts and to serve as an artists market. Today, nearly 30 shops and galleries offer distinct handcrafted items by artists from San Antonio and surrounding areas. You'll find paintings, folk art, textiles, sculptures, copper wares, jewelry, and more. Plus, in the midst of these tree-lined walkways and plazas, enjoy a savory culinary experience at the area restaurants with options ranging from traditional Mexican flavors to steakhouse favorites. For individual shop listings click the website link located under the logo image on this page.
The South Bank is the largest event area directly on the River Walk hosting events for up to 2500 guests. This premier destination is a favorite San Antonio party spot with the best entertainment and most delicious food found on the River Walk! Within the lively South Bank block you will find restaurants offering varied cuisine from Texas BBQ, Tex Mex Staples, Italian Specialties, All-American favorites and sizzling Texas steaks. There is no need to rent the same old boring venue for your convention group.... Mix it up! Buy the South Bank and provide a truly unique and memorable event experience on the San Antonio River Walk!
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Established in 1996 on historic Sixth Street the Iron Cactus has been serving contemporary Mexican cuisine for over 22 years. We draw our inspiration for our cuisine from various regions in Mexico. The Iron Cactus can be found in 3 locations across Texas. Named one of the top 10 tequila bars in the country, we feature over 80 different types of tequila. With a deep passion for creating bold, unique and flavorful dishes the Iron Cactus stands apart as a premier dining and drinking destination.
Enjoy the sights and sounds of the River Walk from our beautiful brick patio! Separated from foot traffic by a large stone planter box and shaded by trees, the patio is one of the largest on the entire River Walk. This space is a casual scene with loads of San Antonio style. The Iron Cactus blends integral Mexican attributes with a progressive technique of cooking to create unique and flavorful dishes. Named one of the top ten tequila bars in the country, our signature “El Agave” has been voted best margarita.
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Peterson Entertainment provides live music and production services for the greater San Antonio community and beyond. Have an event? We understand your entertainment and production choices are important and welcome the responsibility of providing the finest live music to create memories that will last a lifetime. Our pledge to you is to uphold the highest standards of service.
We are committed to providing excellence to our clients from small weddings, to corporate events, and even festivals for thousands. Our passion for memorable events shows in our work and we have a variety of services available. We will work with you and your budget bringing to you creative thinking and innovative solutions. We will help make your event be the best it can be. Peterson Entertainment is the perfect choice for live music. Contact us today for your entertainment and production needs.
Mokara Hotel & Spa
Located in the heart of San Antonio along the world-famous River Walk, Mokara Hotel & Spa offers guests a relaxed and sophisticated oasis of calm found nowhere else in the city. This serene property features 99 elegantly appointed guestrooms, fine dining at the signature AAA Four Diamond-rated seafood restaurant Ostra, as well as a full-service spa. Mokara offers first-class amenities such as a rooftop poolside concierge service, so that guests may enjoy cocktails and food amidst San Antonio’s beautiful downtown skyline.
Just steps from all the action yet worlds away, the Mokara Spa is the most highly acclaimed destination spa in the city, and has been honored as a top spa by Travel & Leisure, Condé Nast Traveler and Forbes. The 17,000 square-foot Spa has 18 treatment rooms, private men’s and women’s sanctuary lounges and separate men’s and women’s facilities. Mokara Spa offers a complete menu of treatments and services guaranteed to restore the body and mind. Services include massage therapy, body treatments, facials, manicures, pedicures and hair care services.
Timeless sophistication and modern luxury blend seamlessly at the Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio. Ideally situated downtown, just a few steps from the iconic River Walk, our historic hotel welcomes you with contemporary amenities and impeccable service.
Make yourself at home in our stylish rooms and suites, which offer thoughtful perks and our Sheraton Signature beds. Sample farm-to-table dining at Market on Houston, or sip a cocktail at Bar 414. Enjoy unbeatable access from our hotel to a host of noteworthy downtown attractions- from the River Walk and the Alamodome to the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and the Gonzales Convention Center. Past meets present with extraordinary results here at Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio.
San Antonio’s newest all suite hotel is now open and poised to make your visit to San Antonio the best! The Hotel features everything you will need to make your vacation enjoyable – location (we’re on the Riverwalk), quality, service and VALUE.
Enjoy our daily complimentary full, cooked-to-order breakfast and nightly Manager’s Reception, the outdoor heated pool with whirlpool, pool lounge and cabana, fitness center, business center, guest laundry and Marketplace. The sounds of a gently flowing water feature in our Atrium sets the tone for the cascading waterfall that tumbles two stories into the San Antonio River. For an exciting culinary adventure you’ll want to experience Restaurant Luke by renowned Chef John Besh located in our Lobby.
Stroll the Riverwalk to the downtown attractions such as the Alamo, La Villita, the Majestic Theatre, the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center and many more plus shopping, entertainment and dining. For your conference and meeting needs our space can accommodate groups from 10-700.
Sits on the banks of the San Antonio Riverwalk, one of San Antonio’s most popular attractions
Beautiful three-story atrium
11,600 sq. ft. of San Antonio Riverwalk function space
Outdoor swimming pool and fitness center that overlooks the pool and sun deck
Luke restaurant, an authentic European brasserie
Check-in: 4:00 pm
Check-out: 12:00 pm
Parking: Self parking: Not Available
Valet: $27.00 (Valet parking only)
Pets: Service animals allowed: Yes
Pets allowed: No
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The Majestic Theatre and Charline McCombs Theatre are San Antonio’s premier performing arts facilities featuring Broadway shows, concerts, comedians and other live events.
The Historic Majestic Theatre is located at 224 E. Houston Street in the heart of downtown San Antonio, Texas. Built in 1929 by John Eberson for Interstate Theatres, the Majestic was intended to be the most modern building in South Texas and was the first in the state to be totally air-conditioned. The Majestic remains one of the finest examples of atmospheric theatres ever built, receiving National Historic Landmark status in 1993. Purchased in 1988 by the City of San Antonio, the theatre was renovated in 1989 at a cost of $15 million, and shortly after, in 1996, the stage was expanded, allowing the theatre to accommodate major Broadway musicals. Since 1989, the Majestic has hosted over 5 million patrons, all at no cost to taxpayers. Address: 224 E. Houston St, San Antonio, Texas 78205
The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre was built in 1913 on the site of the former Rische's Opera House in downtown San Antonio, Texas. Designed in the style of a European palazzo by architects Mauran, Russell & Crow of St. Louis, the Empire operated as a vaudeville house and then a motion picture theatre. The Empire's grandeur was prematurely concealed by inappropriate repairs to extensive flood damage in 1921. After a long, slow decline, the vaudeville house, turned B-run movie theatre, closed its doors in 1978. Address: 226 N. St. Mary’s Street, San Antonio, Texas 78205
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