San Antonio Introduces Downtown Bike-Share Program

San Antonio Introduces Downtown Bike-Share Program

(Media release on behalf of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, April 14, 2011.)

With its natural beauty, temperate weather, and historic attractions, San Antonio has long been a favorite destination for bike and outdoor enthusiasts. Now the city has introduced B-cycle, Texas’ first bike-share program and a green alternative to traditional public transit. San Antonio is one of eight locations across the United States to implement the innovative program, joining cities such as Denver and Chicago.

With stations located at 14 convenient spots throughout downtown San Antonio, B-cycle offers an easy access way to tour the city’s most popular destinations while still enjoying the great outdoors. Day visitors can purchase a 24-hour pass, while memberships can be purchased for a period of one week up to one year. Enjoy early morning vistas or evening exploration? Bikes can be checked out daily between 5 a.m. and 10 p.m., and returned to any B-cycle station at any time. For more information, visit http://www.sanantonio.bcycle.com.

San Antonio also has much to offer for visitors who prefer to bring their own bikes. Hike and bike maps featuring popular routes including the Mission Trail and Museum Reach are available for visitors who wish to explore the city’s outdoor highlights. The city also offers a dedicated website packed full of helpful trail information including directions, photos and bike rack locations. To learn more, visit http://www.sanantonio.gov/oep/sabikes.

Your outdoor adventure begins at http://www.visitsanantonio.com or by calling 800-ALAMO-07.

Today Show Shines a Spotlight on JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Today Show Shines a Spotlight on JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

(Media release on behalf of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, March 14, 2011)

NBC’s Today Show has highlighted the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa as a top “Spring Break Family Getaway.” In a segment with Travel + Leisure Features Editor Nilou Motamed, the JW Marriott was named the nation’s number one Resort Getaway for families. On-site activities including family yoga classes, a daily children’s recreational program, and a six-acre water park helped make the JW Marriott a top Spring Break destination.

The JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa, the world’s largest JW Marriott resort, is ranked by Travel + Leisure as one of the Top 500 hotels in the world. Guests can golf at the resort’s two TPC golf courses, home to the PGA TOUR’s Valero Texas Open, or relax and rejuvenate at the resort’s Lantana Spa. Fun for the whole family also abounds: take a guided bike trail ride, roast s’mores over a firepit, or visit the Zoomagination Animal Show. Drop-off options for parents seeking a night on the town are also available, while teen guests can enjoy evening activities like glow basketball and movie showings.

For Spring Break family fun, few destinations can beat San Antonio. For more information on planning your trip, visit http://www.visitsanantonio.com or call 800-ALAMO-07.

Market Square Named One of America’s Best Public Markets

Market Square Named One of America’s Best Public Markets

(Media release on behalf of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, February 25, 2011)

Frommers.com has featured San Antonio’s Market Square on a new list of America’s 10 best public markets, alongside such legendary locales as Seattle’s Pike Place Market.

Market Square stands as a celebration of Mexican culture in downtown San Antonio, and the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico. Three markets make the Market Square: Farmers Market, El Mercado, and Produce Row, all offering authentic Mexican apparel, décor, gift items, and more. Market Square is also home to the famous family owned Mi Tierra Café y Panaderia, opened in 1941 as a three-table café and today a San Antonio institution seating over 500. With a wide variety of dining, shopping, and events, Market Square offers an extraordinary escape with the opportunity to find many treasures and treats.

To plan your visit to Market Square and San Antonio’s many other top-rated destinations, visit http://www.visitsanantonio.com.

San Antonio CVB and Hyatt Regency Receive Notable Inner Circle Award

San Antonio CVB and Hyatt Regency Receive Notable Inner Circle Award

(Media release on behalf of the San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau, November 15, 2010)

The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau was among only 15 convention and visitors bureaus to receive the prestigious Inner Circle Award for 2010 from Association Meetings, while the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa received the same honor in the category of hotels and resorts. The Inner Circle Award is of special value to meeting professionals, as winners are both nominated and rewarded based upon readers’ designations of the top CVBs, hotels and resorts, conference centers and convention centers.

Featuring a 27-hole championship golf course and the luxurious Windflower Spa, as well as 43,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space, team-building programs and corporate party catering, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa is an ideal destination for meeting and convention needs.

The San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau provides standout assistance for any organization planning a meeting in the city, including services such as marketing, housing, on-site materials, registration, and communication with City departments and businesses.

The meeting begins at http://www.visitsanantonio.com or by calling 866-517-7771.