'Victory or death' letter to return to Alamo

Anniversary of famed Texas battle is Feb. 23-March 7
BY MATTHEW PRICE mprice@opubco.com Published: February 3, 2013
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The sidewalks, one story below street level, provide a walking area connecting tourist sites including the Alamo, the Rivercenter Mall, Arneson River Theatre and the San Antonio Museum of Art, among others.

A river runs through it

Trip sponsors Hyatt Regency San Antonio, 123 Losoya, completed a $20 million makeover in October 2011 with a redesigned Regency Ballroom. The Hyatt Regency San Antonio, which opened in Dec. 1981, boasts 629 guest rooms, a fitness center, and more than 40,000 square feet in meeting space. One of the hotel's most impressive features is that the Riverwalk's San Antonio River flows through the 16-floor atrium lobby. In between the Riverwalk and the Alamo, the Hyatt Regency is centrally located for a San Antonio excursion.

‘Kiddie' fun

A few minutes from the Riverwalk and Alamo rests an 88-year-old park that still packs a nostalgic thrill. Families with young children will enjoy spending some time at Kiddie Park, 3015 Broadway St. The park is a step back in time, with rides including a carousel dating to 1918. The park, which opened in 1925, claims to be the nation's oldest. The park was renovated in 2009. From March 1 to Sept. 1, the park is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday through Saturday. In the offseason, the park is open from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Fridays through Sundays.