San Antonio Readies for 20th Annual Valero Alamo Bowl
San Antonio offers football fans a multitude of holiday events and activities to fill their days and nights while in town for the 20th annual Valero Alamo Bowl featuring the Oregon Beavers and Texas Longhorns (December 29, 2012 at the Alamodome). Plan a few extra days before and after the Alamo Bowl to experience the sights and sounds of the holiday season in San Antonio, including the River Walk, the city's New Year's Eve bash (one of the largest in the country) and much more.
The famed River Walk will be aglow with thousands of holiday lights leading the way to restaurants, nightspots, shops and galleries along the picturesque San Antonio River. As stunning as these lights are, they pale in comparison to the city’s New Year’s fireworks launched from the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas. Here, in one of nation's largest New Year’s celebrations, downtown San Antonio turns into a giant street party featuring live music, food and family fun. Admission is free.
During the day, delve into the history of Texas at the Alamo. Located within walking distance to the Alamodome and many downtown hotels, the Alamo is one of the city’s five Spanish colonial missions. All are open to the public free of charge. For a deep-rooted immersion into San Antonio’s rich culture, grab a trolley to Market Square, the nation’s largest Mexican market. Peruse shops stocked with everything from pearls to piñatas and dine in family owned Tex-Mex cafes.
San Antonio is also known as a phenomenal golf destination with more than 50 courses. Challenging courses vary from golf resorts ranked among the best in the world to old quarries reincarnated into scenic challenges.
Request a complimentary San Antonio Travel & Leisure Guide at www.visitsanantonio.com or by calling 800-ALAMO-07.