About San Antonio
We’re so excited you’re attending Imaging USA 2017 and invite you to join us in sampling the best of what San Antonio has to offer! San Antonio is amazing city. There’s a lot to do around the convention center and in the downtown area- and there are so many ways to get from place to place. The area is both pedestrian and family friendly.
And while you’re on-site, make sure you ask a PPA staff member in the orange shirts for a recommendation! San Antonio has a lot of great places to explore and tasty spots to try!
There are tons of restaurants in downtown San Antonio! This means there are quite a few options for you to choose from. Choices range from casual to fine dining, Mediterranean to Asian Fusion. If you’re looking for a place to eat, you can search downtown restaurants here. You can customize your search to the kind of food, price range and distance in mind. Take some time to explore- you never know what delicious surprises you might find!
Market Café and El Puente Café
The Market Café is located in the Main Lobby and El Puente Café in the West Lobby of the convention center. Pop into these restaurants for a coffee, quick snack or meal, get your quick lunch and enjoy some of the scenic environments around the convention center.
San Antonio River Walk
Explore the number one tourist attraction in Texas when you check out the San Antonio River Walk. Besides being caddy-cornerto some terrific historical sites and national parks, the River Walk is home to a lot of yummy restaurants: casual dining, fine dining, take-out and even River Boat dining.
San Antonio Market Square
The Market place houses over 100 locally owned shops and stalls that are all housed in what is known as the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico. This Historic Market Square is one of San Antonio’s gems and provides places to indulge in some of their world-famous authentic Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine.
The Alamo has over 300 years of history and the staff is dedicated to educating their visitors on the historical importance of its presence in the nation. They allow fun and entertaining opportunities for their visitors to remember the Alamo’s vital role as a memorial place for those who died in the battle in which Texas fought for freedom in 1835.
Take a walk through the beautiful public park built in 1968 for the World’s Fair. Constructed in 2001, the River Walk forms an extension of the new Convention Center Expansion and connects to a miniature lagoon on the inside of Hemisfair. With new renovations in effect, this park is memorializing the past and becoming a guide for the future as it binds historic sites and the urbanization of San Antonio.
Spanish Governor’s Palace
The Spanish Governor’s Palace is a national historic landmark that symbolizes some of the last visual remnants of Presidio San Antonio de Béjar. The palace was originally built for the purpose of resident and working offices for captains of the military garrison from the early 1700s through the 1800s. Today it serves as a historic Texas site, representing some of the earliest Spanish rule. Be delighted by the beautiful landscapes of the gardens in the courtyard.
Tower of Americas
The Tower of Americas is located in the heart of downtown, just around the corner from the convention center. This downtown attraction has the most spectacular view of the Alamo and provides a panoramic view of all of downtown San Antonio. While enjoying that view, enjoy a nice meal at the Tower’s revolving Chart House Restaurant or check out their 4D Theater Ride.
Institute of Texans Cultures
This museum is in association with the Smithsonian Institution and is located downtown as part of the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Hemisfair campus. It sits nestled between the Alamo and River Walk and is home to some great exhibits that will inspire, entertain, and educate those who experience them.
The Doseum is the perfect place for your kids to learn and discover through joyful and transformative fun. Looking to educate in professional development, this San Antonio Museum for kids is a great, fun place to visit during your down time.