Top 10 Things Not to Miss in San Antonio, Boerne, Corpus Christi, South Padre Island, Laredo

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  1. Six Flags Fiesta Texas in San Antonio is introducing the world’s first theme park-based gaming experience. ESIX Gaming powered by Coca-Cola appeals to gamers of all ages with features including an event stage for live tournaments, the latest gaming console stations, a lounge with bar menu, and more!
  2. The new San Antonio CityPASS bundles admission to the Alamo City’s top attractions into one mobile ticket. Visitors can save 35% on combined admission to their choice of any four of these attractions: Go Rio San Antonio River Cruises, San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio Zoo, The DoSeum, The Tower of The Americas, and Witte Museum.
  3. Boerne is a hot spot for viewing two solar eclipse events within the next year. The annular eclipse is on October 14, 2023, during which the moon will line up directly in front of the sun so that the sun appear as a “ring of fire” around the moon. The total solar eclipse is on April 8, 2024, and the moon will completely block out the sun for a rare and awe-inspiring experience.
  4. The craft beer scene in Boerne celebrates 28 Songs Brewhouse + Kitchen at its new home at 110 Market Avenue. The team brews a range of styles, in addition to their flagship beers, to fill the 28 taps. The kitchen serves up a menu of appetizers and grilled sandwiches designed to complement the craft brews. Don’t forget dessert: give a beer float a try!
  5. Corpus Christi is ranked #53 on the 2023 edition of Leading Places: The 100 Most Loved Destinations Round the World (Tourism Sentiment Index). The Gulf Coast Capital continues to enthrall visitors thanks to its 100+ miles of beautiful beaches and a vibrant arts and cultural scene. The city is home to the Art Museum of South Texas and the Corpus Christi Museum of Science and History, and also hosts the Texas Jazz Festival.
  6. Coast into your next meeting at the American Bank Center, a state-of-the-art convention center featuring 400,000+ square feet of meeting and exhibition space overlooking the Corpus Christi Bay. Convention facilities, hotels, and major attractions are less than 10 minutes apart and the international airport is served by several major airlines.
  7. The South Padre Island Birding and Nature Center provides a unique opportunity to learn about the rich birdlife and diverse ecosystems found on the island. With a winding boardwalk and a five-story observation tower, visitors can immerse themselves in the wonders of nature.
  8. Choose from a variety of tours and excursions to explore the waters around South Padre Island. This coastal paradise offers a perfect blend of natural beauty and exciting experiences. From eco-tours to catch glimpses of wildlife in their natural splendor to deep sea fishing and watersports (kitesailing, anyone?), you can be as active as you want to be.
  9. The streets of Laredo are known for bringing together a rich history and heritage of many different influences. The San Agustín de Laredo Historic District is the oldest section, having been founded in 1755, and received national designation in 1973. Take a walking tour and visit attractions such as the Republic of the Rio Grande Museum, the Villa Antigua Border Heritage Museum, and Casa Ortiz.
  10. Ready for a coffee break, or several, during your stay? Take the Laredo Coffee Tour and find your favorite drinks and treats at the finest coffee shops the city has to offer. You can redeem a stamped Laredo Coffee Tour map for a free souvenir at the Visit Laredo Gift Shop!

Sources: Travel Texas, Visit San Antonio, Visit Boerne, Visit Corpus Christi, South Padre Island Convention Center & CVB, Visit Laredo

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