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A little corner park in the city of San Antonio, King William Park is most notable for its peculiar, triangular shape. One of the may green patches in the city, this one stands out for its many recreational facilities and serene atmosphere. Replete with lengthy walking trails, sports fields, flower beds and the iconic central gazebo, this park takes leisure to a whole new level. During the summer, the park doubles up as an event center, playing host to several community events, festivals and gatherings.
The San Antonio Fire Museum is dedicated to educating visitors on the history of firefighting in the city, fire prevention, and fire safety. See antique fire engines, uniforms, and firefighting equipment on display. The museum also hosts educational programs for people of all ages. A donation is requested from adult visitors, but children under 12 are admitted for free.
Take a peek into the past of San Antonio. This charming district, which was originally farmland, is located on the eastern side of San Antonio River and has found a place in the National Register of Historic Districts. A few buildings, including The Guenther House and The Edward Steves Homestead, are open to public. The Guenther House houses a restaurant, museum and a store while The Steves Homestead is a museum. Self-guided walking tours can be taken so that you can leisurely stroll along the pretty lanes or drop into a restaurant or art gallery. Several events like the King William Fair and Spring Garden Tour are conducted during the year.
The Southtown Art District is a unique cultural neighborhood in downtown San Antonio which has helped keep the performing and visual arts alive in the form of concerts, exhibitions and other events that are arranged all year around. A melting pot of races, nationalities, cuisines and more, this area is one that can't afford to be missed. Live music, food festivals and walks are a regular occurrence so check out the website for more on what this cultural precinct has to offer visitors.
For lovers of history, architecture and antiques, this home is a must-see. Built in 1876, this three-story, French Second Empire-style home belonged to prominent citizen Edward Steves. The interior is decorated with original pieces from the era. Incidentally, the one-story River House behind the home housed the first indoor swimming pool in the city. Since 1954, the San Antonio Conservation Society has maintained the homestead as a historic house museum.
The Guenther House makes its home in an elegant historic mansion on the property of Pioneer Flour Mills in the historic King William area. From its not-so-humble beginnings as the home of Carl Hilmer Guenther in 1860, it has been restored into one of the more unique dining experiences in the city. The breakfast menu (served all day) offers Southern Sweet Cream Waffles and breakfast tacos, among other items. At lunch, choose from such entries as Champagne Chicken Enchiladas and Pioneer Taco Salad.