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Visiting San Antonio & Southern Plains

San Antonio and the Texas Southern Plains are filled with a rich cultural mix of old-west and Mexican heritage. With over ten Best Western hotels in San Antonio and 25 properties in the region, make yourself at home in your San Antonio hotel and enjoy southern Texas. It’s the season for fishing and boating in Choke Canyon State Park, west of Three Rivers. The park is home to Choke Canyon Reservoir with 26,000 acres of water recreation. In San Antonio, summer brings the 2012 season for the WNBA San Antonio Silver Stars, and the much anticipated grand opening of Aquatica, SeaWorld San Antonio’s waterpark.

A double treat, Aquatica is located inside the gates of SeaWorld San Antonio and summer is the best time to visit both. Aquatica features rivers winding through grottos, waterfalls surrounded by tropical greenery and more than 42,000 square feet of sandy beaches. Spend the day in the water, relaxing in your personal cabana, and walking through animal habitats spotting birds, sea life and animals.

Music fans check out the Balcones Heights Jazz Festival hosted at the Amphitheater at Wonderland of the Americas. Concerts are held Friday evenings through July and on August 3rd. The Balcones Heights festival concerts are free, with outdoor seating on the amphitheater lawn. Food and beverages are available, making for an ideal outdoor evening of live music.

Taking a cue from the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, the Institute of Texan Cultures, at the University of Texas at San Antonio, hosts the Texas Folklife Festival. Celebrating its 41st year, the 2012 Texas Folklife Festival runs June 8th through 10th. Events are held on the grounds of Hemisphere Park in downtown San Antonio, with the River Walk and Alamo within walking distance. Celebrate the heritage and culture of more than 40 countries that make up today's San Antonio. Enjoy authentic food, performances and music over three days of festivities.

Travel south from San Antonio in any direction to experience the heritage and culture of southern Texas. Visit Floresville for a look at Mission San Francisco de la Espada, relocated near the San Antonio River and now known as Rancho de las Cabras. Downtown Floresville is centered around the historic Wilson County Courthouse, offering an authentic small town Texas experience. Historic Gonzales, east of San Antonio and south of Interstate 10, is where the first shot for Texas independence was fired. Follow the Texas Hill Country Trail west to Hondo to celebrate Armed Forces Day at the 3rd Annual Hondo Army Airfield Fly-In and enjoy real Texas fun and hospitality.

Whether your destination includes the urban excitement of San Antonio and attractions like the San Antonio Museum of Art or Six Flags Fiesta Texas, or a small town in the South Texas Plains, enjoy your travels.

San Antonio & Southern Plains Hotel Map

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28 Best Western Hotels
in San Antonio & Southern Plains

    Boerne Inn & Suites


  • BEST WESTERN Plus Dilley Inn & Suites


  • BEST WESTERN Plus Elmendorf Hotel


  • BEST WESTERN Plus Flatonia Inn


    Floresville Inn


    Windwood Inn & Suites


  • BEST WESTERN Plus Goliad Inn & Suites


    Regency Inn & Suites


    Hondo Inn


  • BEST WESTERN Plus Kenedy Inn


    Sunday House Inn


  • BEST WESTERN Plus Lytle Inn & Suites


    Inn & Suites

    New Braunfels

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Pleasanton Hotel


    Alamo Suites

    San Antonio

    Garden Inn

    San Antonio

    Ingram Park Inn

    San Antonio

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Atrea Hotel & Suites

    San Antonio

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Fiesta Inn

    San Antonio

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Hill Country Suites

    San Antonio

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Palo Alto Inn & Suites

  • BEST WESTERN Plus San Antonio East Inn & Suites

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Sunset Suites-Riverwalk

    San Antonio

    Windsor Pointe Hotel & Suites-AT&T Center

    San Marcos

    San Marcos

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Atrium Inn


    Sonora Inn


    Inn-Three Rivers

    Three Rivers

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San Antonio & Southern Plains Events

December 2016

December 10, 2016
2016 Art Squared Art Market

Each second Saturday, Downtown Square in San Marcos hosts juried art vendors showing off vibrant paintings, sculptures, woodworking, and other arts and crafts and handmade goods. It all begins at 9 a.m.

December 9, 2016
Billy Joel – Live!

See the Piano Man live in concert this winter in San Antonio. Head for the AT&T Center on December 9th at 8 p.m. for your chance to catch Billy Joel perform his biggest and best hits. Tickets available now, ranging from $52.50 to $127.50.

December 27, 2016
Moscow Ballet’s Great Russian Nutcracker

Treat the family to a holiday celebrate this season in San Antonio. Visit the Majestic Theatre San Antonio on the evening of December 27th for a live production of the Nutcracker. Presented by the Moscow Ballet, the Nutcracker is a holiday classic – tickets available now – $32.50 to $102.50.

January 2017

November 19, 2016 – January 1, 2017
Holiday In The Park

This holiday season, treat the family to a truly memorable experience. Head for Six Flags Fiesta Texas from November 19th through New Year’s Day for their annual Holiday in the Park event. The kids will love the Holiday Express Train Ride through the park, The Majesty of Christmas is a live nativity show.

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