Sightseeing in Alta Vista


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Lerner and Loewe’s six-time Tony Award–winning Broadway musical My Fair Lady adapts George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion into the tale of snooty phonetics professor Henry Higgins, who makes a wager that he can transform cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into an upstanding member of high society. As Higgins comically struggles to supplant Eliza’s chimney-sweep accent and guttural demeanor for fancy savoir-faire, a romance unfolds proving that love conquers all forms of enunciation. Audiences waltz with their armrests as classic show tunes such as “I Could Have Danced All Night” and “On the Street Where You Live” stake their claim in memory banks for future shower serenades.
1315 San Pedro Avenue
San Antonio,
TX
US
At this paranormal landmark, Terror Mansion weaves visitors through 23 scream-rattled rooms, coaxing chills with intricate setups and actual hauntings that have seized attention in local media stories. Inside the 80-year-old horror emporium, guests are greeted by the mansion's butler, who offers nauseating appetizers such as rats, roaches, and old late-fee letters from the library. Ominous, darkened corridors then lead thrill seekers through gorified chaos, including a blood-soaked meat locker and a rendezvous with sinister clowns. Bubbling cauldrons harbor mutilated cadavers in the basement, and a toxic laser room compounds confusion with baleful beams and bewildering special effects. Outside, safety continues to elude guests as horror-movie characters and obnoxious investment bankers chase groups back into the night.
414 West Laurel Street
San Antonio,
TX
US
At Nightrocker Live, you can enjoy a tasty craft cocktail or a flavorful craft beer. With its spacious interior, Nightrocker Live is a great choice for big groups and celebrations. Nightrocker Live's outdoor seating is available during the warmer months. Nightrocker Live also features live music and dancing. The music and crowds can create quite a racket at Nightrocker Live — noise levels can reach the upper registers. You may be better off finding a table during the week, as weekends at the bar tend to be packed. Dress is typically casual at Nightrocker Live, so leave the fancy duds behind for the evening. Drivers can park on the street or a nearby lot near Nightrocker Live. null
605 San Pedro Ave
San Antonio,
TX
US
The tour guides at Grand Double Decker make sure that participants will always remember the Alamo. That's because they whisk them aboard trolleys or double-decker buses for storied tours of the famed site of Texas's battle for independence. They also unveil more than 50 other points of interest, including landmarks in the Texas burg such as the Riverwalk, San Fernando Cathedral, and the Texas Ranger Museum, complete with secret portals leading to John Wayne's hat collection. In addition, tour guides lead riverboat cruises that float down the San Antonio River past boutiques, caf?s, and seasonal flowers.
875 E Ashby Pl
San Antonio,
TX
US
What evil lurks in the shadows inside Fearesta? The only way to find out is to see for yourself. Known as San Antonio's "newest/oldest haunted event," Fearesta, formerly known as Nightmare on Grayson, opens its doors for only 17 days in the dead of autumn and keeps its haunts shrouded in mystery from the public. With special effects, the element of surprise, and theatrical illusions, be prepared to scream?or at least to make that choked up sound that happens when you get the scream scared out of you.
201 E Grayson St
San Antonio,
TX
US
Scoop your salsa with a side of chips at Southwest School of Art and Craft — this low-key Downtown establishment knows how to satisfy some serious Tex-Mex cravings. You won't find any low-fat fare here, though, so leave some room to indulge. Southwest School of Art and Craft is a suitable restaurant for both large and small groups. Enjoy the vibe here with a business casual dress code. Love the food so much you want to serve it at your next soiree? No problem — Southwest School of Art and Craft offers catering. Drivers can park in the neighboring lot. Typical diners should plan to spend about $30 per person on Southwest School of Art and Craft's moderately priced fare.
300 Augusta Street
San Antonio,
TX
US
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