Know Your City

Get to Know Your City with SABOR’s CEO Gilbert S. Gonzalez
as he tours various hot spots around San Antonio.

Website: uvaldetx.gov uvalde.org
Location: Uvalde, TX
A one-of-kind, rich oasis surrounded by all the adventures of Texas, including River Country, The Hill Country, state parks, hunting, fishing, outdoor recreation and more. First settled in 1853, Uvalde is located 86  miles west of San Antonio and 70  miles east of Del Rio at the junction of two of the longest highways in the country–US 90 and US 83. Uvalde County covers 1,588 square miles and the City of Uvalde covers 5.47 square miles. Other towns in the county include Knippa, Sabinal, Utopia, Cline, Montell, Concan, and Reagan Wells. The town is situated on the Union Pacific Railroad, which generally runs parallel to US 90.

Website: uvaldeoperahouse.org
Location: 104 W North St, Uvalde, TX 78801
The Uvalde Grand Opera House is one of the oldest theaters in Texas. It has a rich history having been built in the 1890’s and its architecture is typical of western opera houses of the day. The Grand Opera House was donated to the City of Uvalde by the heirs of Vice President John Nance Garner. It was later restored by generous donations from local patrons of the arts including Dolph and Janey Briscoe, former Texas Governor and First Lady. The Grand Opera House is still in use as a venue for local theater, traveling productions, and as a music venue.

Website: fsbuvalde.com
Location: 200 East Nopal Street, Uvalde, TX 78801
The Bank is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Guided tours of the collection are provided for groups and can be arranged by contacting William Dillard at (830) 278-5865. Self-guided tours can be taken at any time during regular banking hours.

Website: airnav.com
Location: 122 Howard Langford Dr, Uvalde, TX 78801 & 301 Airport Blvd, Uvalde, TX 78801
Garner Field is an airport in Uvalde County, Texas. At the airport is the Uvalde Flight Center, Hangar 6 Air Café, a Warbird Collection, and Lancair International LLC.

Website: oxhuntingranch.com & drivetanks.com
Location:
1946 Private Road 2485, Uvalde, TX 78801
Ox Ranch is legendary for it’s Native & Exotic hunting which includes whitetail deer hunting, turkey hunting, and 60+ additional species available for hunt! You will see thousands of wildlife free ranging on over 18,000 acres of Texas Hill Country. Ox Ranch is home to Drivetanks.com which is the only place in the world you can drive and shoot real WWII tanks!

Website: visituvaldecounty.com
Location: 21563 TX-127, Concan, TX 78838
The Texas Hill Country River Region (THCRR) was founded in 1998 with the mission of promoting Uvalde County as an overnight year-round tourism destination and to increase off-season occupancy in the regions’ accommodations.

Website: facebook.com
Location: 21563 TX-127, Concan, TX 78838
The Frio Float is Concan, TX’s premier sweet shop! Floats, milkshakes, sundaes, mangonadas, soft serve, Blue Bell, cotton candy and tons of candy! Better stop in!

Website: thehotelemma.com
Location: 136 E. Grayson Street, San Antonio, TX 78215

A historical hotel, authentic and welcoming, Hotel Emma was once a 19th century Brewhouse. Now it’s an extraordinary 146-room riverfront hotel and the flagship for Pearl’s culinary and cultural community on the northern edge of downtown San Antonio. When you stay at Pearl’s Hotel Emma, you’ll experience San Antonio as if you are staying at the well-appointed home of extremely interesting friends, your visit peppered with warm social experiences, genuine cultural flavor, insider knowledge, and delightful surprises unique to the hotel, the neighborhood and the city.

 

Website: philhardbergerpark.org
Entrances: 13203 Blanco Rd, 8400 NW Military Hwy, 1021 Voelcker Lane

Phil Hardberger Park is a 330-acre sustainable natural urban park, complete with a nature center, outdoor classrooms, dog parks, play areas, and trails for walking, hiking, and biking that will be used for generations to come. Hardberger Park is a natural area park, which is managed for its wildlife habitat as much as for people. The master plan calls for 75% of the park (about 247 acres) to remain in its natural state. This is the best place in San Antonio to feel the wild. With 7.5 miles of trails that connect to the 20 miles of the Howard Peak Greenway, there is much to explore. Hardberger Park is a great escape from the intense San Antonio heat in the summer, as it offers a lot of shade. When built, the park was divided by Wurzbach Parkway. Now, the Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge connects the two sides of the park and reclaims natural habitat over the six-lane highway.

There are two main entrances: At 13203 Blanco Rd and 8400 NW Military Hwy. A third entrance, located at 1021 Voelcker Lane, is the trailhead parking for the Salado Creek Greenway trails and the Voelcker Historic Homestead.

 

Website: sariverauthority.org
Location: South of Downtown San Antonio, TX 78216
Breathtaking landscapes, grand artwork, and internationally recognized National Parks are just a snapshot of the Mission Reach section of the San Antonio River Walk. This 8-mile linear park has over 16 miles of trail along the river for pedestrians and bicyclists to enjoy, plus a paddling trail for canoeing and kayaking. These trails connect to stunning Mission Portals which are large works of art serving as gateways to the San Antonio World Heritage Mission Sites.

The Mission Reach looks much different than the historic San Antonio River Walk and the Museum Reach. It is a shining example of urban ecosystem restoration. You may run into some of our River Authority landscape team members keeping the area free of trash and nurturing the native Texas grasses and wildflowers that provide seed, pollen, fruit, and nectar for wildlife. The result is a serene, natural landscape where visitors can enjoy the inherent beauty of the river. The restoration has also improved the San Antonio River’s water quality, ecosystem function, and health. The ecosystem improvements allow fishermen, birdwatchers, and other nature enthusiasts more opportunities to enjoy wildlife in an urban area.

 

Website: hondo-tx.org
Location: Hondo, TX
Hondo, Texas is fast becoming recognized as one of the most advantageously situated communities in south central Texas. As the Medina County seat, Hondo is located in one of the highest growth regions within the State. Hondo is a quality community, which possesses many desirable attributes. Gently rolling hills provide the setting for a quality lifestyle with an affordable cost of living. Excellent city services, outstanding parks and recreational facilities, safe neighborhoods, strong churches, and excellent schools all make Hondo an attractive community to consider as a place to live, work, or play. Hondo’s proximity to some of the State’s most popular tourist attractions, cultural activities and dynamic business centers provide convenient access to multiple experiences and interests.

Website: graff7aranch.com
Location: 911 US Hwy 90 East, Hondo, TX 78861
Y’all come enjoy a family adventure with food and fun for all… in Hondo, Texas! Home of South Texas Maize weekends in the Fall. Watch our calendar for spring and summer seasonal events in the Dance Barn, too. Just a short country drive from San Antonio in the heart of South Texas.

Website: venaturaexcursions.com
Location: 2530 FM 2676, Hondo, TX 78861-6072
Creating once-in-a-lifetime outdoor experiences. Over and over again. Our goal is to provide the most memorable outdoor experiences for our guests. To deliver that, we’ve collected some of the most unique and sought after properties in the world. We further enhance the trip by offering five-star accommodations and top-shelf hospitality. We believe that Venatura is so much more than a collection of extraordinary properties or another excursion company. Venatura is our spirit. A spirit that is in constant pursuit of providing the perfect experience for our guests.

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