“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
Back in 1968, San Antonio commemorated its 250th anniversary with a "HemisFair." The 92.5-acre HemisFair Park retains several structures built for the event, including the 622-foot Tower of the Americas, the Institute of Texan Cultures (formerly the State of Texas Pavilion), and the Federal Courthouse (originally the U.S. Pavilion/theater complex). The park's half-mile extension of the River Walk dead-ends at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, whose vast riverfront facade mosaic depicts the Confluence of Civilization in the Americas. Also passing through the park is the main channel of the Acequia Madre, an irrigation system constructed in 1718. Foodwise, you're limited to the rotating Chart House Restaurant at the top of the Tower. Luckily, the food is tasty and the view is unbeatable.