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Fun Things to Do in San Antonio, Texas in March

San Antonio is full of history and art and fun things to do year round. In March visitors will surely "remember the Alamo" during their stay in San Antonio.

San Antonio wlecomes vistors. In fact, San Antonio has made it even easier for visitors to save money while visiting San Antonio with a new iPhone app. The app gives iPhone users quick access to discounts for area attractions. To get special money-saving offers, iPhone users can just show their digital coupon. From art to history to nature, San Antonio has something for everyone.

Art

The Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, located at 1300 Guadalupe Street, celebrates the art and culture of the Chicano, Latino and Native American peoples who predominately populate the San Antonio area. Begin March 2012 with the annual CineFestival. This eight day film festival celebrates the Chicano/Latino experience. It will be held next door at the Guadalupe Theater at 1301 Guadalupe Street. If you prefer dance, you will be enthralled with “Alma de Mujer,” an original flamenco dance production by the Guadalupe Dance Company. Performances are scheduled for 17 and 18 March 2012. There is an admission charge. Other March 2012 events include Cine en el Barrio and Story Corps.

History

Remember the Alamo. Originally a mission, it was released to its Native American converts. In 1793. The people continued to live there and cultivate the area. The original name of the area was Mision San Antonio de Valero and so the town took the name San Antonio and began to grow. During the Texas Revolution San Antonio, and specifically the Alamo, played a key role in the war. General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna's army arrived outside San Antonio and many Texans took up defense at the Alamo in February 1836. The morning of 6 March 1836 Lopez claimed victory as many Texans laid down their lives for the fight of independence. The Alamo continues to revered as a symbol of struggle and sacrifice. In March 2011, in commemoration with the 175th anniversary, the Alamo held the first annual “Remember the Alamo” Art Show. The Alamo is located at 300 Alamo Street and admission is free.

The Buckhorn Saloon & Museum  has been a tradition in San Antonio since 1881. The museum was founded by Albert Friedrich as he allowed saloon patrons to pay in antlers and horns. The collection was unique and grew and the museum came about from that collection. Catch a glimpse of the Wild West as well as wildlife from across America. There is an admission charge. The Museum is located at 318 East Houston Street. An addition to the Buckhorn is the Texas Ranger Museum. This museum is home to hundreds of handguns, shotguns, and other weapons as well as badges. The museums are open year round. In March, considered off season, the hours are 10 am to 5 pm.

Movies

Like any major city, San Antonio offers a choice of first run movie theaters. TheAlamo Imax Theater  is located at 849 E. Commerce Street, Downtown.

Outdoors

The Natural Bridge Caverns  welcomes outdoor enthusiasts year round. Various tours are offered throughout the caverns. Tours welcome you to walk through with your flashlight or rappel down the caverns with a tour guide. The caverns were discovered in March of 1960 by four students at St. Mary’s University in San Antonio. The students successfully proved that a large underground passageway existed under the 60 foot limestone bridge. Today the Natural Bridge Caverns Discovery Tour preserves the cavern environment to the delight of its many guests.

Rodeo

Saturday nights in March will find a crowd at the Tejas Rodeo in nearby Bulverde. The first Saturday of March 2012 begins the Pro Rodeo Season at Tejas. Enjoy a night of bull riding, barrel racing and mutton bustin! After the rodeo, grab a partner and dance all night to a live band. Historic Texas Tours offers convenient transportation to and from the rodeo from most parts of San Antonio.

Zoo

Who doesn’t enjoy a day at the zoo? Established in 1914, the San Antonio Zoo is open year round. The Zoo houses over 3,500 animals of 600 species and is one of the first “cageless” zoos in America. In March 2011, the zoo celebrated spring break with new animals, newly renovated aquarium, reopened the butterfly exhibit and offered several new interactive sessions.

Regardless of what you personally consider “fun,” San Antonio has something for everyone regardless of the time of year.

ABOUT JEANNE RUCZHAK-ECKMAN

Jeanne Ruczhak-Eckman began writing in 1985, with her work appearing in several local newspapers. From 2003-2009, she spearheaded an online newspaper company, which had two newspapers, the PA Farm News and SolancoNews.com. The latter covered everything from hometown heroes and new businesses to the Nickel Mines Shooting. She received my Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Lock Haven University, and was diagnosed with diabetes in 2009. Her interests include learning more about diabetes and how to deal with it, genealogy, history/travel, gaming and Orthodoxy. You may contact Jeanne with your comments and questions.

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Comments (4)

Very nicely done my friend. Happy Holidays to you and yours!

Well done travel guide to San Antonio Texas in March. Sorry,I am out of votes now, but will come back later.

Returning with a well deserved vote up

Thank you both! Merry Christmas to you as well, Jerry.

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