For a good take on the lay of the land, just circle the eight panoramic panels on the observation deck of the Tower of the Americas, a 750-foot-high tower built for the HemisFair in 1968. Sitting at the equivalent of 59 stories, the deck is lit for spectacular night viewing. Also included in the price of admission: A 4D helicopter simulation “Skies Over Texas” ride. The tower also hosts the rotating Chart House restaurant with surprisingly decent food (for the revolving genre), as well as a thankfully stationary cocktail lounge.
San Antonio› Attraction
Tower of the Americas
739 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78205
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Sun–Thurs 10am–10pm; Fri–Sat 10am–11pm Transportation
Bus: VIVA lines 11, 40, and 301Phone 210/223-3101 Prices $13 adults, $11 seniors 55+, $10 ages 4–11, free for children 3 and under Web site Tower of the Americas
Map739 E. Cesar Chavez Blvd. San Antonio TX 78205 San Antonio
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