Student Travel to The Alamo
By Brandon Dudley April 21, 2011
As one of San Antonio’s most famous attractions, the Alamo is a top destination for tourists of all ages. But it’s especially well suited for school trips. Why? Consider…
- The Alamo is a Spanish mission that became a focal point during the Texas Revolution. Seeing the Alamo in person will better help your students to envision and appreciate the significance of The Battle of the Alamo.
- San Antonio’s renowned River Walk is just two blocks from the Alamo. The River Walk is a remarkable labyrinth of walkways lining the banks of the San Antonio River. Shops, restaurants, and boat tours abound.
- Several tours of the Alamo are provided, including a special nighttime tour called the Alamo Ghost Hunt Tour (complete with stops to a dozen haunted locations). Plus, there are Segway tours of downtown San Antonio and the River Walk.
- Historic missions other than the Alamo are also open to public tours. Mission Concepción, Mission San Jose, Mission Espada, and Mission San Juan Capistrano are all active Catholic parishes. Touring these missions provides visitors an in-depth look at historic architecture and culture.
- Across the street from the Alamo is the Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum. Dedicated to all oddities and weird paraphernalia, Ripley’s Believe it or Not museum is a must-see for all ages.
Pretty cool, huh? Before you travel however, you’ll want to remember these tips for making sure your trip is successful:
- Make tour, hotel, and dining reservations ahead of time. Many places quickly become booked during the spring, summer, and autumn months.
- Allow plenty of time for viewing the Alamo alone. The Alamo complex is made up of multiple buildings and more than four acres of land.
- Keep transportation simple and cost-efficient. Contact an account executive at The BusBank to learn how Charter Bus Rentals can meet your specific travel needs.