Annual Assembly

What to Do in San Antonio

San Antonio_3_Bob-HowenBold Culture. Historic Legacies. This is San Antonio!

A city rich in history, steeped in culture; yet filled with modern attractions, San Antonio invites you to rediscover what's old and explore what's new. From spectacular parks and green spaces, to festive seasonal events, to local shopping, dining and entertainment—there’s something for everyone. Enjoy fun-filled attractions, a dynamic art scene and one-of-a-kind culinary experiences; all coupled with history and heritage. 

Here are just a few of the attractions to see in San Antonio:

  • San Antonio_4Wander along the city’s beautiful centerpiece, The River Walk. The River Walk is lined with diverse shops and unique restaurants.
  • Hungry? San Antonio has a wide variety of options for you. From bakeries to BBQ, San Antonio has something to satisfy any craving!
  • Knack for art? Check out the SAGA in Main Plaza. Explore the art experience by world-renowned artist, Xavier de Richemont.
  • Looking to explore? Delve into an informative and educational tour of the historic Alamo.
To help sort through all that San Antonio has to offer, AAPM&R has created a custom site for Assembly attendees to help plan your stay. Visit meeting.visitsanantonio.com/AAPMR for dining options, maps, discounted tickets, and more!


San Antonio Fun Facts

  • San Antonio_2_Donald-NausbaumHistoric Market Square, a 3-block complex of stores and restaurants, is the largest Mexican market in the country and is listed as one of Frommer’s best public markets.
  • Tejas Rodeo is a hidden gem just north of San Antonio. Experience a taste of Texas’ authentic heritage with an action-packed rodeo every Saturday, March through November.
  • The San Antonio River Walk, which boasts more than 15 linear miles of continuous trails in the heart of San Antonio, has 4 mission portals, allowing for easy access to the historical sites.
  • San Antonio is renowned for Tex-Mex, the unique cuisine of the Texas and Mexico borderlands. Now, a generation of diners and culinary innovators is making San Antonio a global culinary hub called Tex-Next.
  • Catch one of the public theaters of San Antonio’s impressive productions inside the San Pedro Playhouse, the nation’s oldest municipally-built theater, located in San Pedro Springs Park.
  • Musical styles associated with San Antonio include country, blues, jazz, rock n’ roll, Tex-Mex, conjunto, and the west side sound.
  • In 2017, the San Antonio River received honors from the International River Foundation, which is considered the “Nobel Prize for Rivers.”
  • The San Antonio Art League and Museum has more than 400 works in its permanent collection and offers contemporary exhibits highlighting the unique work of Texas talent.
  • San Antonio is the most visited city in Texas.
  • San Antonio is home to America’s second oldest park, San Pedro Park.