Stay Near The Alamo At Menger
The Menger Hotel’s location, next to the Alamo and adjacent to Rivercenter Mall, puts guests in the heart of everything San Antonio has to offer. It’s a short and pleasant one-block walk to the famous River Walk, where you’ll find dozens of restaurants and museums, including the Witte Museum and the Institute of Texas Cultures. Just one block farther, you’ll find the Convention Center, Hemisfair Park, and the Tower of the Americas.
- Riverwalk and River cruises – nearest entrance and ticket booth River Level of Rivercenter Mall
- The Alamo – next door
- San Antonio Children’s Museum – less than a mile, Red Trolley Route
- San Antonio Museum of Art – 1.2 miles, River Taxi
- Witte Museum – 4.5 miles
- Market Square (El Mercado) – less than a mile, Red, Yellow or Purple Trolley Route
- Museo Alameda (Market Square) – less than a mile
- La Villita – less than one mile, Red, Blue or Purple Trolley Route
- Tower of the Americas – less than a mile, Red, Yellow or Purple Trolley Route
- Buckhorn Museum – less than a mile, Red Trolley Route
- Lila Cockrell Theatre – less than a mile, Yellow or Purple Trolley Route
- Magik Children’s Theatre – less than one mile, Red, Blue or Purple Trolley Route
- Majestic Theatre – less than a mile, Red Trolley Route
- San Antonio Botanical Garden – three miles
- San Antonio Zoo – four miles
- San Antonio Missions – various locations, tours offered by Alamo Visitor Center
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas – 18 miles
- Sea World San Antonio – 18 miles
Additional historical and cultural attractions near Menger Hotel include the San Antonio Museum of Art, El Mercado, Museo Alameda, Lila Cockrell Theatre, Majestic Theatre, Buckhorn Museum, and numerous Spanish missions.
Get yourself outside and enjoy the San Antonio Botanical Garden and the San Antonio Zoo. Families vacationing with kids will want to add the San Antonio Children’s Museum, Magik Children’s Theatre, Sea World San Antonio, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas to their agenda.
SPOOKY SAN ANTONIO ADVENTURES
Book a room at the Menger and plan your haunted adventures! Here are a few attractions near our hotel:
- Sister's Grimm Ghost Tours - Meet at the Alamo
- Fantom Fest - at the Menger Hotel Oct.4-5. Book your room today!
- Terror on the Plaza - Across from the Alamo @ Ripley's
- 13th Floor Haunted House - Less than a mile from the Menger
- Sea World Howl-O-Scream - Approximately a 27 minute drive from the Menger
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas Fright Fest - Approximately a 25 minute drive from the Menger
FALL & WINTER EVENTS
Formula 1 - Nov.15-17
Formula One racing at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas. The anti-clockwise track has 20 turns and a steep, uphill run into the first hairpin, which has already become the venue's signature corner. Visit Website
Oct 4-5 & 11-12: Oktoberfest San Antonio
Head over to the Beethoven Halle & Garten to celebrate the ultimate German festival! Music, food and dancing plus German specialties like bratwurst, reubens and beer will be available to help put you in the spirit! Suggested donation is $5 at the gate.
Oct. 5-27: Six Flags Fiesta Texas- Fright Fest
Each weekend in October don’t miss out on spooktacular live entertainment, chill-inducing rides and spine-tingling excitement for the whole family that will surely keep you on the edge of your seat.
Oct. 21-27: AT&T Championship
The 29th Annual AT&T Championship returns to the AT&T Canyons Course at TPC San Antonio. The tournament includes 54 holes of stroke play competition without a cut.
Oct. 31: Morgan's Wonderland: More Delightful Than Frightful
With greater emphasis on fun rather than fright, Morgan's Wonderland will be open on Halloween evening. Children ages 12 and under and special- needs individuals of all ages can wear their more-delightful-than-frightful Halloween costumes and go trick-or-treating while they enjoy the 25 acre theme park and all its attractions that are accessible to everyone.
Nov. 2: El Dia de los Muertos
Translated literally as "the Day of the Dead," this Mexican cultural tradition is a celebration in which the family welcomes back departed loved ones, sharing the joys of life with them as their memories live on. Creative and respectful altars are set up around town at galleries, cultural centers, cemeteries and restaurants to commemorate loved ones who have passed on. Poetry readings, and calavera processions (participants dress as skeletons) are typical events as well. Citywide. Some events have an admission charge. Admission.
Nov. 2: Diwali San Antonio; Festival of Lights
Diwali is one of the biggest festivals largely celebrated in India and for the second year is being celebrated in the Alamo City. Event starts at 5:00 p.m. Experience this colorful event filled with Indian music, dance, food and a special lighting ceremony as a thousand tea lights are released into the fountains at Hemisfair park.
Nov. 1-10: Wurstfest
A unique celebration rich in German culture and full of Texas fun! During this 10-day salute to sausage, you’ll find a variety of entertainment options including a polka contest, games, rides, food and drinks on the Wurstfest Grounds in Landa Park as well as special events throughout New Braunfels and Comal County. New Braunfels at Landa Park. Admission.
Nov. 17: San Antonio Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon & ½ Marathon
This one of a kind marathon features live music along each mile of the course which passes several historic missions and wraps up at the Alamodome.
TBD: Light the Way at the University of Incarnate Word
A million twinkling lights will illuminate the night sky at the University of Incarnate Word to celebrate the holiday season in style. This walking or driving experience has been going on for more than two decades and is truly a San Antonio-style holiday event. Free.
Nov. 23: Ford Holiday River Parade and Lighting Ceremony
The day after Thanksgiving, our river parade kicks off the holidays as decorated floats wind through the river in one of the country's only nighttime river parades. Admission for all river-level access. New this year, nearly 1.8 million lights will illuminate the River Walk trees and bridges throughout the holiday season.
Nov. 23- Dec. 31: SeaWorld San Antonio Christmas Celebration- Wintery Wonderland
SeaWorld San Antonio is decking the halls for its annual Christmas Celebration, a magical holiday program offered on scheduled operating days. Enjoy stunning live shows in this wintery, watery wonderland. Immerse your family in the spirit of the season, sip hot cocoa as you stroll through a sea of sparkling Christmas lights, and share laughs with a jolly sea lion.
Nov 29- Dec. 21: Morgan's Wonderland- A Wonderful Christmas
Make Morgan's Wonderland a part of your holiday tradition. Open Fridays & Saturdays. Have your picture taken with Santa, listen to Christmas carolers in the park, stop by the petting zoo, and enjoy all rides open at night.