New Museum Attractions and Expanded Riverwalk Top Listin the heart of Texas
This year is busy for one of Texas’ largest cities as it is trying to become a World Heritage Site.The Spanish colonial missions of San Antonio (to include the Alamo) are gaining global recognition as the United States nominates them for inclusion on the World Heritage List. Organized by United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the World Heritage List recognizes the most significant cultural and natural sites in the world.
“The Mission Reach is great for both locals and artists and is the first time that people can get out on the water,” said Shanna Smith, partner communications manager for San Antonio Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Highlights include the Culinary Institute of America’s newest campus (which offers instruction on Latin America cuisine), restaurants by some of San Antonio’s top chefs, unique retailers, the largest farmers market in San Antonio (held on Saturdays), more than 500 residential spaces, the historic Pearl Stable entertainment venue, and an outdoor amphitheater adjacent to the River Walk.
“We have a lot of historic buildings in San Antonio and we are proud that UNESCO is considering adding the city to its impressive list of top destinations around the world,” said Smith.
Visitors can generate their own take-home POWER profile to track their activity, transform their favorite meals into healthy dishes in the Demonstration Kitchen and observe the workings of a human heart and digestive system through real specimens and more.
Dan Peltier is a freelance writer from Billerica, MA who first traveled internationally at the age of 17 to Australia and New Zealand and hasn’t stopped traveling since. He studied abroad in Rome, Italy during his junior year of college and fell in love with the Eternal City along the way. Follow him on Twitter @djpeltier and visit his blog http://danpeltier.wordpress.com to read more of his work.