San Antonio: Dreams of the Future, History of the Past


By far the oldest major city in Texas, San Antonio is steeped in history. Our storied neighbor to the west, which celebrated its tricentennial in 2018, is the second-largest city in Texas and the most visited city in the state.

And yet: how well do we know San Antonio?

A few data points reliably come to mind: the Riverwalk, the Missions, and the Alamo. But today a new wave of visionaries is shaping San Antonio’s future, while rethinking notions of the past. From forward-thinking urban planning, including an ambitious expansion of the Riverwalk, to a thriving art scene that is home to perhaps the most interesting community of working artists in the state, there is much more to San Antonio in 2022 than lives in the popular imagination.

From our lodgings at the new Canopy Hotel, located on the Riverwalk, we will explore the art, architecture, history, and gardens of San Antonio. Stephen Fox, the renowned architectural historian, will join local experts who will accompany us on our tour of this fascinating city. We will visit the sprawling complex of shops and restaurants at the historic Pearl Brewery, as well as art museums, including the recently opened Ruby City, designed by David Adjaye, the McNay Art Museum, and the San Antonio Museum of Art. We will visit historic neighborhoods including Monte Vista, King William, and the Westside. We will also follow the Mission Trail, take a peek at the Alamo, and enjoy a chartered cruise on the San Antonio River.

Double occupancy $2400.00 pp/add $410.00 single supplement. Price includes transportation from Houston, lodging, and all meals. For further information, please call 713-666-9000 or email [email protected].

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