San Antonio Texas is a nice southern part of Texas, two hours from Corpus Christi and two hours from Austin, Texas.  While it is a historic city, a lot of the things that you may want to see are all in one generalized area so that makes moving around with a disability easier.

Downtown is where the Riverwalk is located.  This is a long stretch of water created for travel and with restaurants and shopping along the sides for people to stop at.   Within the past 5 years the Riverwalk has been expanded so there is even more to see.  One of the places a tourist may want to stop to eat on the Riverwalk is the Hard Rock Café.

Downtown also has The Majestic theater and this is where acts from all over the world in all genres come to perform.  It is a stunning venue but if you’ve got a disability be sure to check with them to get a seat that you will be able to get a perfect view.

The Central Library downtown has a parking garage with decent prices for hourly parking.  If choosing to park here, you have a bit of a stroll to get down to the river, but if you are sure to make it back by the time the garage closes this might be a nice option.  Another option is to park at the River Center Mall, which is the large mall area right along the Riverwalk.  The prices are a bit higher, but if proximity is important to you this is a nice option.

Within a short distance to the Riverwalk is the Tower of the Americas.  This building is similar to the Space Needle in Seattle.  It was built for the World’s Fair, and has great views of the city.  Inside you can get gifts and there is also a restaurant.   There is, of course, an elevator to get to the top.  The prices are a bit high, but on a clear day or night this could be a nice trip.

The historic Alamo is right down the street from the Riverwalk.  It is a very popular attraction so getting a ticket for a tour ahead of time would be preferred so that you are sure to get inside.  On the property it also has a gift shop and fish ponds.  It would not be hard to park at the River Center and go there.  It is across from there is a Ripley’s believe it or not store.

The Riverwalk also has hotels to stay at if you’d prefer to mostly be in the downtown area.   There are trolley tours and horse carriage tours.  These are possible to do with a disability just coordinate with them to make sure your needs are met.

On a more northern side of San Antonio there is the Botanical Gardens.  These have parking right up front and are easy to get into.  On this side of the city there is also the Japanese Tea Gardens which have beautiful photo opportunities. Neither of these places requires too much time but they are worth a stop.

San Antonio also is home to Morgan’s Wonderland.  It boasts as the first ultra-accessible amusement park.  If you are here with family this is a nice place to stop to spend quality time together.   Plenty of parking and is on the northern part of the city so it is easier to get around away from crowds.

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