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San Antonio Itinerary

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A Three Day Visit 

I suggest that you follow the two day itinerary but add the following into your schedule where appropriate.  It's best to adjust the actual schedule you follow to coincide with closing times of various museums on certain days or for example, to try and make a Saturday or Sunday breakfast at Estela's Restaurant:

 

Today take bus Route 7.  Catch it on So. Alamo St. at the corner of Blum and So. Alamo St., at the corner of Dillards at Alamo Plaza in front of the Menger Hotel.  You want to catch it going north bound.  It will take you to the following attractions:

San Antonio Museum of Art
Japanese Tea Garden
San Antonio Zoo & Brackenridge Park
Trinity University
University of Incarnate Word
Botanical Gardens
Witte Museum
Pioneer Hall (next door to the Witte)

You certainly can't visit all of these places so choose selectively what you prefer.  Even if you don't visit any one place it's a very easy and inexpensive way to see them from the outside.  Costs you 80 cents to ride, but for $2 get a one day pass which allows you to unlimited rides for the day.  The pass is even good for the streetcar trolleys.  If you don't want to get the pass at VIA's office it is also available at the San Antonio Museum of Art, the Witte Museum and the Botanical Garden.

Also, I highly recommend a visit to the McNay Art Museum.  If you choose to go to the McNay you have several choices depending upon whether you are going to any of the above mentioned sites on Route 7.  If you are going either to the Botanical Garden or the Witte Museum you will want to take Route 7 as far as the Witte.  There get off and catch bus for Route 14 north bound to the McNay Art Museum.  If instead you are NOT going to the Botanical Garden then take Route 7 as far as the corner of Hildebrand and Broadway (see the route maps).  There change buses and take Route 14 from Broadway St. going north bound.

If you are going to the McNay directly without stopping at any of the above sites, you may wish to catch Route 14 from downtown and go directly to the McNay.  Make sure you ask the driver to tell you when you get there as the new route goes off to the side of the Museum and it's not readily discernible from the bus. 

To return from the McNay to town catch Route 14 south bound and ride it all the way into downtown.  

Now having said all this, if you haven't yet seen the Institute of Texan Cultures or the Buckhorn Saloon you may want to do this instead of the above.  Any of these choices are good ones.

All this traveling and sightseeing should occupy your full day.
 

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