5 Historic Sights to See While in San Antonio
Are you visiting San Antonio to take in the San Antonio Fiesta? Or perhaps you’re a local looking to avoid the crowds and get more intimately familiar with this great city? While the Alamo may seem like an obvious choice, we’ve got some additional suggestions. Here’s our top picks for the five historic sights to see in San Antonio!
1. Mini golf at one of the oldest courses in the world
No scary clown heads or windmills on this course, just a walk down memory lane. Cool Crest is one of the oldest continuously operated mini golf courses in the world. Opened during the start of the Great Depression in 1929, this course was recognized by City Commissioners as a historically significant site.
2. Drink where the Rough Riders once drank
Pony up to the same bar that Theodore Roosevelt sat at while recruiting his Rough Riders in 1898 and enjoy a mint julep. Afterwards, take a tour of the Menger Hotel, known as Texas’ most haunted hotel housing over 38 afterworld guests.
3. Get a steak at The Little Red Barn
Converted from an old meat market in 1963, The Little Red Bard Steakhouse has transformed into a must-see in San Antonio. This 800-seat restaurant dons picnic tables and servers in cowboy/cowgirl gear to help immerse you in the ultimate western atmosphere.
4. Catch a show at The Majestic
Built in 1929, this Spanish Mediterranean inspired theater is a National Historic Landmark and is the home of Broadway musicals, stand-up comedians, musical acts and more. Sit back in this beautifully designed theater and get the feeling that you’re sitting in an outdoor amphitheater (really, look up and you’ll see clouds passing by on the roof).
5. Take a tour of Breckenridge Park via miniature train
The Brackenridge Eagle, now known as the San Antonio Zoo Eagle was one of the world’s longest miniature railroads when it was built in 1956. This 3 mile long tour stops at some of the most popular sights including the San Antonio Zoo, the Witte Museum, Kiddie Park and the Japanese Tea Gardens.
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