The UTSA Conference Center is located within a short distance of the city's cultural attractions and exciting dining spots as well as hotels, museums, shops, and galleries. Attendees can walk to the City’s Viva Metro Trolley destination and take a tour of San Antonio's famous landmarks. The Conference Center also resides close to several hallmark hotels with special hotel Conference Center guest rates.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
A National Historical Park and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving four of the five Spanish frontier missions in San Antonio. In geographic order from north (upstream of the San Antonio River) to south (downstream) the missions are located as follows: Mission Concepción, Mission San Jose, Mission San Juan, and Mission Espada.
Market Square - El Mercado
The rich culture of San Antonio abounds throughout the plazas of Market Square. Located across the street from the Conference Center, El Mercado is a three-block outdoor plaza lined with restaurants and shops, featuring hand-crafted Talavera Pottery, leather works, and other unique Mexican crafts. Market Square is the largest Mexican market in the United States.
The Institute of Texan Cultures
Located in downtown San Antonio on the UTSA Hemisfair Campus, the 182,000-square-foot complex features 65,000 square feet of exhibits and displays that tell the stories of Texans. Visitors to the museum will learn the stories of immigrants from around the globe who settled in Texas and contributed to what is today the 15th largest economy in the world.