tourism

Louisa Jonas / Texas Public Radio

San Antonio is the No.1 tourist destination in the state and that's obvious during spring break, which brings in revenue for the city.  One of the most popular attractions this week is the San Antonio Zoo.

 

Rebecca Schloss and her family are visiting from College Station with another family.  Her daughters Hazel and Ruby are riding the zoo’s carousel.

 

Texas has 150 million acres of upland habitats – nearly 200 thousand miles of creeks, rivers and streams – over a thousand public lakes and reservoirs – four million acres of bays and estuaries – 18 national wildlife refuges and 100 plus state and national parks. So there’s a lot of opportunities to experience the great outdoors in Texas – but where to begin?

The book “Explore Texas – a nature travel guide” breaks the state down into zones and lays out the top destinations with tips on how to get there and make the most out of your trip.

Brandon Watts / https://www.flickr.com/photos/wattsbw2004/6819759428 / cc

Eileen Pace

Downtowners have been noticing some new signage pointing out major attractions in the Center City. Dozens of new signs have gone up that also help cyclists locate the nearest B-cycle station.

A lot has been going on in the first half of the "Decade of Downtown": There is Center City Development, a new Travis Park, River North, and all of the development efforts together creating a fresh crop of restaurants, bars and coffee shops and a need to get around.

Ryan Loyd / TPR News

As the city's Department for Culture and Creative Development presented its side of the argument in the ongoing discussion about La Villita Tuesday, tenants in the historic arts district sighed and shook their heads.

They are angry about a proposal by San Antonio city staff to change the structure of the village, which would call for evicting most of the businesses currently located on the city-owned grounds of La Villita.

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