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Visiting San Antonio & Southern Plains

A San Antonio spring is the way to go. As the weather warms in River City, visitors to south Texas may stop by any number of famed historic sites – like Fort Sam Houston and of course, the Alamo – or have a splashing good time at SeaWorld San Antonio. Feel the spring breeze at the Fiesta Bay Boardwalk during a visit to Six Flags Fiesta Texas, or head straight for the real thing with a day of shopping and snacking on the San Antonio River Walk. Then check out one of the many museums in New Braunfels, or discover the nightlife in San Marcos at The Square.

The New Year has come in San Antonio, which means the 2012 San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo is right around the corner. At the AT&T Center in central San Antonio, the San Antonio Rodeo features a PRCA show, a BBQ cook-off and concert, and 2012 headliners like Keith Urban, Alan Jackson, and Joan Jett & the Blackhearts. Catch special offers this February, like College Days on Thursdays, Senior Days on Tuesdays, and Family Day on February 26th. Get comfortable for the 2012 Horse Show, and of course, the 2012 Livestock Show – complete with the Agricultural Science Fair. Check out one of Texas’ best rodeos, and check into a Best Western hotel in San Antonio, Hondo or Floresville.

It’s finally time to visit the AT&T Center for a game with four-time NBA champions, the San Antonio Spurs. Cheer on the Spurs as they take on the New Orleans Hornets in early February, the L.A. Clippers in early March, or the Phoenix Suns in mid-April. Don’t miss the big three – Manu Ginobili, Tony Parker and Tim Duncan – battle the rest of the Western Conference in downtown River City. Grab a t-shirt from the Team Shop, and show off your fandom with a night on the town San Antonio style.

New Braunfels is a must-see for history buffs looking to discover the historic sites of south Texas. Just northeast of San Antonio, New Braunfels is a fascinating German-Texan town with plenty to see and do. Explore the New Braunfels Railroad Museum for a look at historic railroad equipment, a model railroad display, and artifacts of the time. Then get in a little history on New Braunfels with a stroll through the Sophienburg Museum.

For a real look into New Braunfels’ past, pay a visit to the Lindheimer House. Found on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places and a Recorded Texas Historic Landmark, this vintage structure is the former home of Ferdinand Lindheimer – known as the father of Texas Botany. New Braunfels’ Lindheimer House is part of Conservation Village, an effort by the New Braunfels Conservation Society to preserve German Heritage in this south Texan town. History, rodeos, and basketball – that’s spring in south Texas.

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San Antonio & Southern Plains Events

August 2016

August 13, 2016
2016 Art Squared Art Market

On the 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.

September 2016

September 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.

September 29, 2016
Cold War Kids & The Strumbellas

One of the most anticipated live rock shows this summer in San Antonio is just around the corner. On September 29th, head for The Aztec Theatre to see Cold War Kids live on stage. Special guests include The Strumbellas. It all starts at 9 p.m.

October 2016

October 9, 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.

October 13, 2016
Keith Urban – Live!

Few voices in the world of country music are as distinct as Keith Urban’s, and you’ll want to see him live this fall in San Antonio. Head for the Alamodome on October 13th for an evening of Urban’s most memorable hits, and maybe a few new singles. Tickets available now – $29.75 to $69.75.

October 15, 2016
11th Annual San Antonio Beer Festival

Maverick Park is the host site of this year’s San Antonio Beer Festival. Now celebrating its 11th year, the SABF is an exceptional one-day event featuring more than 85 breweries offering up unique tastes. The San Antonio Beer Festival goes from 1:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

October 1, 2016
Taco Trample 5K Run & Walk

There will be tacos… at the annual Taco Trample 5K Run & Walk. A popular and tasty event held each fall in Floresville, the Taco Trample 5K Run & Walk will be held this year on October 1st at The Villages at River Bend. All the taco triumphs start at 8 a.m.

October 2016

October 12, 2016
8th Annual "Fore" the Blind Charity Scramble

Pack your clubs when you next visit San Antonio. Head for the Republic Golf Course on October 12th starting at noon for the 8th Annual “Fore” the Blind Charity Scramble. Enter soon and be part of one of the area’s premier charity golf events. You’ll be paired with a vision impaired-golfer. Proceeds benefit the San Antonio Lighthouse for the Blind & Vision Impaired.

November 2016

November 13, 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.

November 12, 2016
Texas State Bobcats vs. Idaho Vandals

Autumn in Texas means many things, but to many, it’s time for exciting college football games. The San Marcos area is proud to support their Texas State University Bobcats. On November 12th, head to Bobcat Stadium and catch the TSU Bobcats take on the Idaho Vandals in a thrilling match up.

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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31 Best Western Hotels
in San Antonio & Southern Plains

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    Boerne Inn & Suites

    Boerne

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    Cotulla

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    Dilley

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    Elmendorf

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Flatonia Inn

    Flatonia

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    Floresville Inn

    Floresville

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    Windwood Inn & Suites

    Freer

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Goliad Inn & Suites

    Goliad

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    Regency Inn & Suites

    Gonzales

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    Hondo Inn

    Hondo

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Kenedy Inn

    Kenedy

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    Sunday House Inn

    Kerrville

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    Lytle Inn & Suites

    Lytle

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    Inn & Suites

    New Braunfels

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Pleasanton Hotel

    Pleasanton

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    Alamo Suites

    San Antonio

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    Garden Inn

    San Antonio

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    Ingram Park Inn

    San Antonio

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Atrea Hotel & Suites

    San Antonio

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    San Antonio

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    San Antonio

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  • BEST WESTERN Plus San Antonio East Inn & Suites

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    Sunset Suites-Riverwalk

    San Antonio

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    Posada Ana Inn-Airport

    San Antonio

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    Windsor Pointe Hotel & Suites-AT&T Center

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    San Marcos

    San Marcos

  • BEST WESTERN Plus Atrium Inn

    Schertz

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    Sonora Inn

    Sonora

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    Inn-Three Rivers

    Three Rivers

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