San Antonio’s Tricentennial: Art, History, and 300 Miles of Community Spirit

This year marks the Tricentennial of San Antonio, which means if you ever wanted to visit Texas, now is the opportune time. The city is celebrating by offering events all year-round that highlight the city’s history, art, culture, and sense of community. With so many things to do it’s hard to list them all, so we thought we’d provide some highlights to get you started.

Unveil the Art

With public arts being revealed throughout the Tricentennial, injecting even more color and life into the already vibrant city, it’s the perfect time to see, visit, and be witness to San Antonio’s ongoing evolution. In the artistic community, local and international artists are coming together in celebration of San Antonio to tell the city’s unique story in their own creative style. Museums will also showcase a plethora of new pieces from San Antonio’s past, as well as new contemporary works.

Celebrating a Rich History

For a peek inside San Antonio’s past, look no further than the Witte Museum’s “Confluence and Culture: 300 Years of San Antonio History.” Through a mix of art, artifacts, interactive experiences, and even stories shared by historical figures, the exhibit will share detailed insight into San Antonio’s past that made it the diverse community it is today.

Creating a Healthy Community

There’s nothing like a 300-year anniversary to get a community excited and moving. With the 300 Miles challenge, San Antonio locals have the opportunity to show their local spirit by completing 300 miles of walking, running, or biking over seven months. The challenge kicked off with a 5k run in October and from there on out participants can log their miles on a mobile app provided by the city. Although the challenge is geared towards locals, if you’re an active traveler, you definitely won’t have a problem finding places to break a sweat.

The Ultimate 300 Package

Every month during the Tricentennial is going to be jam-packed with events, guaranteeing an exciting stay no matter what the season. To sweeten the deal even more, a traveler favorite, Hotel Contessa, has curated a Celebrate 300 package for visitors. The $300 per night package includes a luxury suite, $30 in daily food and beverage credit, riverboat tour tickets, and valet parking. With a prime location right on the Riverwalk, it’s our top pick to get the most out of your stay.

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