Walking Tour Of San Antonio is an All Ages Award from the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Council.
WALKING TOUR OF SAN ANTONIO
To earn this patch you must visit 10 places of interest - 5 of those bolded plus 5 others. Begin your walking tour by visiting THE VISITORS INFORMATION CENTER, 317 ALAMO PLAZA, (210) 207-6700. The order in which the sites are listed is a suggested route. Be sure to take the tax exempt # and necessary forms with you!
*PRICES AND INFORMATION SUBJECT TO CHANGE* Prices and information were current at time of print (7/02). We strongly recommend contacting the site for updates on prices and conditions. *See page 3 for more information about tour sites.
THE ALAMO - Visit the Long Barrack while there. See a 15 minute movie.
Cross Alamo Plaza and walk down to THE RIVER by the Hyatt Regency Hotel.
RIVER CENTER MALL
Take the SIGHTSEEING RIVERBOAT - Tour takes about 40 minutes. 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. (210) 244-5700 Call for current prices and information.
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Walk along THE RIVER to the ARNESON RIVER THEATER.
LA VILLITA - See plaques on the outside wall of LA VILLITA ASSEMBLY HALL.
Down to MAIN PLAZA...COURTHOUSE.
CITY HALL on MILITARY PLAZA.
SAN FERNANDO CATHEDRAL.
SPANISH GOVERNOR'S PALACE. (as of 7/02: $1.50 for adults, $.75 for children, call for group rates.)
EL MERCADO - Market Square.
Catch the VIA STREET CAR (Trolley Bus) and return to ALAMO PLAZA AND EAST COMMERCE STREET. Trolley fare is $.50 exact change. (Prices as of 4/96)
** You may be ready to eat at this point. The following restaurants are located in the area.**
Burger King 335 Alamo Plaza
Pizza Hut 217 Alamo Plaza (corner of Crockett St.)
Fudruckers 115 Alamo Plaza
McDonalds 301 Alamo Plaza
Casa Rio 430 East Commerce
Food Court River Center Mall
Hard Rock Cafe 111 Crockett
Walk to HEMISFAIR PLAZA.
Tour THE INSTITUTE OF TEXAN CULTURES.
TOWER OF AMERICAS - See page 3 for more information.
PLAZA DE MEXICO - MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE.
THE FAIRMOUNT HOTEL
DOWNTOWN PLAYGROUND - Hemisfair Plaza.
Additional Downtown Attractions
PLAZA THEATER OF WAX and RIPLEY'S BELIEVE IT OR NOT - 301 Alamo Plaza, across from the Alamo. 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. (210) 224-9299 Group rates for 12 or more Girl Scouts; Contact for current prices.
ST. JOSEPH'S DOWNTOWN CATHOLIC CHURCH - 623 East Commerce St. 227-0126.
* Complete the tour by walking to EL MERCADO and riding the VIA STREET CAR (Trolley Bus) back to Alamo Plaza and East Commerce Street. Then, proceed to the Hemisfair Plaza site.
* Maps of downtown San Antonio are available at the SAN ANTONIO VISITORS CENTER - 317 ALAMO PLAZA.
* For younger Girl Scouts, you may elect to do the tour in two days.
For information such as price, availability, etc. or to order patches, contact the Girl Scouts of Southwest Texas Council Shop in San Antonio at (210) 349-2404 or (800) 580-7247, extension 244. Six weeks advance notice required for orders of 100 or more patches.
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