Experience San Antonio Beyond the
Innovation Summit: Software Conference


5 Things to Explore When Visiting San Antonio

1) Explore The Famous Riverwalk

Exceptional restaurants, bars, shops and attractions make the iconic Riverwalk a must-see for any first-time visitors to San Antonio. There’s no doubt that you’ll run into other conference attendees in this vibrant area of town. One of the most popular attractions is a sightseeing Rio Boat Cruise along the San Antonio Riverwalk. There is also a variety of hop-on, hop-off tours that enable you to cover popular locations in the downtown and Pearl Brewery neighborhoods such as Buckhorn Saloon and Texas Ranger Museum. And for a 4D theater ride, go to the observation deck located in the Tower of the Americas

Travel time from the Grand Hyatt San Antonio: 5-minute Walk

 

2) Visit The Alamo

Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, The Alamo is best known as the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution during which 200 defenders–commanded by James Bowie and William Travis and including the famed frontiersman Davy Crockett–held out courageously for 13 days before Mexican invaders finally overpowered them. Today, The Alamo stands as a symbol of their heroic resistance to oppression and their struggle for independence.

Being so close to the Grand Hyatt San Antonio, The Alamo is a bucket list item for anyone remotely interested in U.S. History. If you choose to take a break from the conference, be sure to stroll over and experience one of the most visited sites in Texas. You can take a guided battlefield tour, rent a self-guided audio tour, walk through the historic Alamo Church and Long Barrack Museum, catch a history lesson from an Alamo Interpreter, participate in living history demonstrations, watch a documentary on the history of the Alamo, and much more.

Travel time from the Grand Hyatt San Antonio: 10-minute Walk

 

 

3) Bring Your Family to Six Flags Fiesta Texas

In past events, many Schneider Electric Software employees and customers have taken advantage of the travel schedule by adding on a few days of vacation that the whole family can enjoy. 

San Antonio's biggest, most popular themed attraction features dozens of thrill rides, shows, and activities for your whole family. For the daring at heart, there are high-flying roller coasters such as Batman: The Ride, Goliath, and Poltergeist. For a respite from the warm Texas air, Six Flags Fiesta Texas has an awesome water park featuring a lazy river, wave pool and exhilarating water rides. And for the young ones, there are plenty of reasons to get excited, including the Buckarooz bounce tower or Zoomjets propeller planes that propel you up for a spin in the clouds.

Travel time from the Grand Hyatt San Antonio: 25-minute Drive

 

4) Experience San Antonio Missions National Historical Park 

If you only visit The Alamo, you’d be missing out on many other missions that are rich in Spanish history and architecture.  The San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is an historical area that stretches nine miles and contains four important 18th-century missions: Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada. San Jose is the largest and most restored mission. It contains the visitor center where you can experience an audio visual history lesson, and also participate in a ranger lead tour of the mission grounds. You can join a Park Ranger for a free guided tour of one of the four missions. Each site has been maintained in great condition to help you visualize the daily lives of the missionaries and the Native Americans that they protected, trained and educated.

Travel time from the Grand Hyatt San Antonio: 12-minute Drive

 

5) See The San Antonio Zoo or San Antonio Botanical Garden

Every year, over 1 million people visit the San Antonio Zoo to witness and be captivated by its 750+ species and remarkable wildlife experiences. The bird collection at the San Antonio Zoo is one of the largest nationally. In fact, two of the first cage-less exhibits in the U.S. opened there in 1929. The San Antonio Zoo is also home to a butterfly exhibit, reptile house and its newest exhibit, Africa Live!, which gives visitors a chance to experience the wildlife of Lake Tanganyika and Lake Malawi. Perfect for the family. Perfect for the animal fanatic. Perfect for anyone ready to wind down after some hands-on application training. 

Travel time from the Grand Hyatt San Antonio: 10-minute Drive 

Beyond the zoo, the San Antonio Botanical Garden features 38 acres of lush ecological treasures to explore. There’s an 11-acre Texas Native Trail with more than 250 plant species native to the Lone Star State. You can always do a self-guided tour through the many gardens, or for $11, you can take a 60-minute guided tour from one of the botanical garden volunteers.

Travel time from the Grand Hyatt San Antonio: 10-minute Drive

This year’s Innovation Summit: Software Conference promises to be as big as Texas. The question is, how big will you go?

San Antonio, TX

The Grand Hyatt | October 2-5, 2017

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