San Antonio Treasures  

San Antonio is the second largest city in Texas. A scene commonly viewed by tourist is that of the river side restaurants and their daily activities. This is a city that is a very popular spot to visit when visiting the state of Texas. Commonly called the Lone Star State they incorporate convenient attractions with the traditional symbol of independence the state is known for. The city of San Antonio is the location that a visitor may get the best authentic Texan experience.

With time there is always change and in recent in recent times the town of San Antonio has also undergone a few changes. The famed River Walk of the town has been significantly expanded along with the refurbish of their historical treasures. This is in attempts to attract a younger crowd of visitors. They city has seen the opening of several boutique hotels, new museums and creative restaurants and pubs. The Alamo City has a lot more to offer its visitors now.
The River Walk is by far the most striking attraction of San Antonio. Located only steps away from the very active city center this attraction features pedestrian lanes lined with flowers on their banks with stone bridges that supplies an amazing atmosphere. Visitors are drawn from all over by this spot and they come from miles away just to stroll the walk lane of the river bed. Visitors to the city also have the option to bed down in bougainvillea-draped hotel for overnights stays and to dine at the waterside restaurants the town provides. To the locals delight the River Walk has experienced a three hundred and fifty eight million dollars renovation and expansion. The recently one mile attraction that ran around the downtown area if San Antonio has been expanded to a fifteen mile Walk interconnecting the favorite dining and shopping spots of visitors.
The best time of the year to visit San Antonio is the middle of April during the Fiesta San Antonio. You will get to experience the barges completely decorated with flowers complimented by the fireworks and the brass bands that provides that something special to the spring time activities. B-cycle is the bike sharing network of San Antonio. It has about fifty stations around the town if your mode is set on go slow. The Rio San Antonio Cruises will provide a river taxi if you feel the need to travel by boat.
The River Walk is somewhat of an actual treasure map and the treasure it points to is the Pearl in the north. The Pearl is a complex that houses eateries, boutiques and design studios of all genres. This is an area that is home to a branch of the American Culinary Institute and thus creates a kind of food minded atmosphere around the area. The Pearl Brewery is the area's historic anchor. It keeps its traditional design with brick construction that dates all the way back to the eighteen eighties. The brewery features the original transport system which is a stable of horses. The brew was delivered by a horse drawn cart in the old days. Those days are long gone and the clatter of horse drawn wagons are replaced by the chatter of venders and consumers.
The Pearl is an area that will always provide you with some entertainments as the spot is always evolving. You may experience a summertime concert early in the year while your friend experiences a celebratory fests later in the year. This is the dynamics and diversity of the Pearl. Such as the Tamale festival that is held in December. The expansions that the area has seen recently has also put the microbreweries back in full swing. The gastropub Southerleigh has seen much attention. The restaurant building was originally Pearl's Brewhouse, built in 1894 and a San Antonio landmark ever since. The building was designed by Chicago architect August Maritzen in the Second Empire style. Maritzen specialized in breweries, designing more than eighty in the US, Canada and South Africa. Established in 1881 as the J.B. Behloradsky Brewery, the company was acquired in 1883 by the San Antonio Brewing Association, and by 1916 it was the largest brewery in Texas. Pearl was the only San Antonio brewery to survive Prohibition, thanks primarily to Emma Koehler's astute leadership during those lean years. The fortunes of the brewery waxed and waned over the next six decades until it was closed down in 2001. In 2002, Silver Ventures purchased the property and began the conscientious renovation and adaptive reuse process that has created today's Pearl, a vibrant culinary and cultural village.

 

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