Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

What's Hot in San Antonio: History, Culture, and Adventure

Magazine article National Association of School Psychologists. Communique

What's Hot in San Antonio: History, Culture, and Adventure

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Now that you've registered for the NASP 2017 Annual Convention in San Antonio, it's time to start planning the rest of your "workcation!" San Antonio offers destinations, events, and activities for both the adult and kid in you. Whether you are looking to deeply immerse yourself in the city's culture or play among marine life, San Antonio has it all. Explore these highlights as you create your travel itinerary.

HISTORY AND CULTURE

For the history buff looking for a cultural experience, explore San Antonio's plentiful history dating back to various cultures of indigenous peoples before Spanish colonization. Navigate the Mission Trail by foot or bike to fully immerse yourself in the experience.

San Antonio Missions 6701 San Jose Dr.-A National Historical Park that is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving four of the five Spanish frontier missions in San Antonio.

The Alamo 300 Alamo Plaza- The most famous of San Antonio's missions, the Alamo is a quintessential piece of American history that still resonates today. Explore the buildings, take a battlefield tour, and even head over to the Alamo IMAX Theater to revisit the bravery of early Texans such as William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett.

HemisFair Park 434 S. Alamo St.- The official site of the 1968 World's Fair, this 18-acre park hosts many parties and events with future plans to unite urban parks among thriving neighborhoods.

Tower of the Americas 801 E Cesar E. Chavez Blvd.-A 750-foot observation tower designed by architect O'Neil Ford for the 1968 World Fair. The Tower includes a restaurant with thrilling 360 degree views of the city. The Tower also hosts the Institute of Texan Cultures, a cultural heritage museum and library.

McKnay Art Museum 6000 N New Braunfels Ave.-A modern art museum specializing in 19th- and 20th-century European and American art.

Witte Museum 3801 Broadway St.-A recently renovated museum honoring both history and science with exhibits including Earth Explorers (coming in February 2017) and the South Texas Heritage Center.

LIVE THEATER

Looking for a brief escape into another world? Visit one of San Antonio's many live theatre offerings both indoor and out.

Woodlawn Theatre 1920 Fredericksburg Rd.-A nonprofit organization devoted to creating opportunities for its surrounding community by providing quality, entertaining, educational, and affordable programming for all ages.

Rivercenter Improv Comedy Club 849 East Commerce-A local comedy gem since 1993 that highlights well-known and loved comedians as well as up-and-coming talent.

Overtime Theater 1203 Camden St.-Another nonprofit organization with the mission of providing "theater for the people" through new productions and workshops in acting, playwriting, and comedy improvisation.

Majestic Theater 224 E. Houston St.-Features touring concerts, comedians, Broadway shows, and other live events year round. Built in 1929, this beautiful theatre is a must do.

Magik Children's Theater 420 South Alamo-A professional children's theatre where books come to life on stage. All of the Magik Theatre's productions are accompanied by a comprehensive study guide, packed with standards-based activities, extending every child's theatre experience as well as broadening his or her understanding and appreciation of a story. …

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