Comfort Suites Near Seaworld
8021 Alamo Downs Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78238
Phone: (210) 681-6000
Fax: (210) 682-4000
8021 Alamo Downs Parkway, San Antonio, TX, US, 78238
- Phone: (210) 681-6000
- Fax: (210) 682-4000
This bowling alley and funplex offers fun for the entire family—even the youngest members—and that is what sets it apart from the competition. One side offers a 56-lane bowling alley, including lanes complete with kiddie bumpers to keep kids balls in the lane rather than in the gutters. The other side offers a soft play area for little kids, as well as videogames, bumper cars and redemption games. Families pack the place on the weekends, but the crowd gets older as the night progresses.
Arthur Hills designed this magnificent course, which opened to the public in 1993. It is consistently rated in golfing-resort top tens. Since it is considered part of the Texas Hill Country, there are very few level lies to be found on this course. Trees, hills and dogleg fairways lead up to very fast, undulating greens, which promise to challenge even the most experienced golfer. Each golf cart comes equipped with an ice chest as well as a tip sheet on how to best attack the course. Open daily 7 am onwards.
This theme park is a treat for anyone who loves animals, roller coasters and fabulous shows. Not only does SeaWorld San Antonio have Shamu (the performing killer whale), it also has walk-through habitats where you can watch sea lions, sharks, fish, penguins and flamingos do what they would do in the wild. For those who crave being a part of the action, there is an inverted roller coaster (do this on an empty stomach), along with a variety of water rides. Check out the water-skiing shows and the restaurants, too. Be sure to stick around at night for laser shows and seasonal concerts.
Malibu Grand Prix offers all of the excitement and thrill of racing three-fourth scale formula-one racing cars. To drive the Indy cars, you must be at least 16 years old and have a valid drivers license—however, mini-cars are available for children between the ages of eight and 16. Before strapping in, drivers must purchase a Malibu racing license—this is a one-time purchase and it doesn't expire. A new indoor slot-car track was also recently installed.
What a find this little spot is! Although surrounded by the lights of the city, this planetarium and observatory captures the vast Texas sky and all its beauty, delivering it to the imagination of visitors. The planetarium's star projection show delights and fascinates children of all ages with its breathtaking images and its easy-to-follow narration. Then, the observatory opens and offers a glimpse of space and all its mysteries; weather permitting, of course.
For those looking to hone their skills or just wanting to get out and hit balls after the sun goes down, the San Pedro Driving Range and Par 3 Course is the perfect place to be in. Several flags are placed near yardage markers to allow golfers to accurately gauge their shots and practise till they feel satisfied. A practice green, chipping area and sand traps are also here for a short game. Feel like playing a round but don't have the time? ... The par 3 course might just fit the bill perfectly. No-frills golf is what's offered!
This course opened its doors to the public in 1963. Designed by George Hoffman, the course spans 6,896 yards from the championship tees and has long been a favorite of San Antonio natives and tourists alike. The clubhouse is a little weathered looking, but make no mistake, the course is in very good shape almost year round. Water, sloped greens, and many, many trees make this a pretty challenging little course. Like Mission Del Lago, this course is great for those golfers who prefer to walk.
Hop aboard one of the city's river barges and take a 40-minute cruise around the 2.5-mile stretch of the San Antonio River known as the River Walk. Narrated cruises emphasize the history of the area and depart hourly from three "ports." Don't be shy about waving to passersby, as there's something about you being on a boat that will make them want to wave to you, too. Barges are available for private tours, dining charters and custom cruises. River taxis are available for groups, as well. Reservations are accepted for seating on general public narrated cruises.
Originally created as the grounds for the 1968 Worlds Fair, this park is a favorite of locals and visitors alike. Stroll through the park's 12 acres of fountains, pools and beautifully landscaped grounds or cavort on the Downtown All Around Playground. Built entirely by volunteers, this playground features wooden play areas designed by kids, including a space tunnel and a castle—perfect for letting little imaginations run wild. Also located on the park grounds are the Institute of Texan Cultures and the Tower of the Americas.
When you think of San Antonio, two things automatically come to mind: the Alamo and the River Walk. The River Walk was conceived in 1929. Downtown had serious flood problems, and Robert Hugman suggested that the city turn the San Antonio River into an asset rather than a hindrance. Hugman's brainchild has since become the essence of the city. The city's most popular attraction, it is often crowded and filled with children, party goers, tourists and locals. In the heart of the River Walk is an area filled with restaurants, shops and nightclubs, punctuated by fountains and towering Cypress trees. The River Walk is particularly crazy during Fiesta.
The 18-hole course first opened in 1917 and is the second oldest golf course in Texas. Until recently, Brackenridge was also home of the lowest round ever posted in a PGA Tour event, a 58. The course is fairly short, measuring 6,185 yards from the championship tees, but there are plenty of trees and water to keep players from getting too greedy with the driver. Several holes require a long iron shot off the tee in order to stay out of trouble. Any golfer that visits San Antonio should play this course at least once. Tee times aren't necessary, but they are highly recommended, especially in the winter months when tourists are in town.
Keith Foster designed this San Antonio masterpiece, which opened in 1993 and has since garnered quite a reputation. A unique course carved out of an abandoned quarry, it placed among the top ten of "America's Top State Golf Courses" in Golf Digest magazine. It offers some of the best views of the city, but don't get caught sightseeing, or this course will eat your lunch. The front nine is pretty open and filled with streams throughout. Upon making the turn, you quickly find out how the course got its name. Nestled within the abandoned quarry, several holes have greens that are bordered on three sides by 100-foot cliffs, with trouble waiting on the other side. In fact, the names given to two of the holes on the quarry side, "Escape from Alcatraz" and "Reload," pretty much tell the story of the back nine. Call for tee times and more information.