Make this year’s Auto Glass Week™ 2018 trip one the entire family will remember! Add in some additional family bonding time by extending your visit a day or two to take in some of these exciting experiences in San Antonio, Texas.
Auto Glass Week 2018 is a global OE and aftermarket auto glass repair and replacement event slated for September 27-29, 2018, at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
San Antonio Riverwalk
It would be hard to touch on the local San Antonio sights without mentioning the iconic Riverwalk. This enclave is enfolded just below street level by a variety of shops and restaurants. It you’re hungry for it, chances are the Riverwalk has a restaurant that offers it. From BBQ to Tex-Mex to burgers and much more, this picturesque location is like a magnet for your pallet and attention.
No visit to San Antonio is complete without a visit to the Alamo. The siege of the Alamo began on February 23, 1836 when Antonio López de Santa Anna arrived near the historic site to wage battle. San Antonio was considered a strategic location for both sides of the war and neither side was ready to back down. On March 2, 1836, while the battle at the Alamo was raging, Texans signed the state’s declaration of independence, signaling their willingness to break free from Mexico. On March 6, 1836, the Alamo fell. Among those making a stand at the historic location were James Bowie and Davy Crockett. For full details on this historic site, click here.
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park encompasses almost 300 years of rich history and culture. Within the park grounds are four separate mission sites—Mission San Jose, Mission Concepcion, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada. All four of the mission sites have active catholic parishes. The churches hold regular services in these historic buildings. They are open to park visitors during park hours, except for during special services, such as weddings and funerals. Plan your trip now.
Natural Bridge Caverns
On the Discovery Tour at San Antonio’s Natural Bridge Caverns, you will see awe-inspiring, ancient formations centuries in the making and still growing today. This includes amazing stalagmites, stalactites, flowstones, chandeliers and soda straws. This is one walk you won’t easily forget. To plan your tour, click here.
San Antonio Zoo
Take Sunday to spend with your family to appreciate the wildlife while you’re in San Antonio. Just a few of the animals you can expect to see at the San Antonio Zoo are three species of bears, caracal, clouded leopard, black-footed cats, giraffes, a variety of bird species, jaguars, an ocelot, monkeys, bats and fish. Don’t pass up this wildlife experience.
And don’t forget the excitement to be experienced at Auto Glass Week! The event features front-row seats to the Customer Service Representative (CSR) Finals, the Pilkington Clear Advantage Auto Glass Technician Competition, the GlasWeld Windshield Repair Competition in Honor of Walt Gorman, demonstrations and educational programming.