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San Antonio Performing Arts When looking for things to add to your travel packages, consider one of the few remaining movie and vaudeville theaters in the country, the Majestic, which has been restored and revived as the Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St. Touring Broadway productions and concerts are presented throughout the year; phone (210) 226-3333.

Lila Cockrell Theatre at the Henry B. González Convention Center, Alamo and Market streets, is the scene of concerts, including pop, rock and jazz; phone (210) 207-8500 or (877) 504-8895 for schedule and tickets. The forum for instrumental soloists is Laurie Auditorium, on the campus of Trinity University, 1 Stadium Dr.; phone (210) 999-8119.

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Strolling mariachi bands perform in the Mexican Market area along the River Walk.

Beethoven Maennerchor Halle, (210) 222-1521, and Lila Cockrell Theatre, (210) 207-8500, feature traveling dancers, including ballet troupes.

Trinity University's drama department presents several productions a year in its Jane and Arthur Stieren Theater that are worth seeing during your travel. Ticket information can be obtained by phoning (210) 999-8515. Other colleges and the military bases occasionally produce theatrical shows.

Community theater also has a role in San Antonio's cultural environment. Presentations are held at The Playhouse San Antonio, in San Pedro Park at Ashby Place and San Pedro Avenue; phone (210) 733-7258. Harlequin Dinner Theater, at Fort Sam Houston in Building 2652 on Harney Road, also offers performances; phone (210) 222-9694.

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The most unusual of the city's theaters and fun places to go is Arneson River Theatre, where performers are separated from the audience by the San Antonio River. The AMC Rivercenter IMAX Theatre in the Rivercenter presents “Alamo…The Price of Freedom.”

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San Antonio, TX

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Travel Information

City Population

1,296,682

Elevation

650 ft.

Sales Tax

Municipalities may impose additional rates of up to 2 percent on the statewide 6.25 percent sales tax. Sales tax in the city of San Antonio is 8.25 percent; rates vary in the suburbs. The hotel occupancy tax is 16.75 percent.

Emergency

911

Police (non-emergency)

(210) 207-7273

Fire (non-emergency)

(210) 207-7744

Time

(210) 226-3232

Temperature

(830) 609-2029

Hospitals

Baptist Medical Center, (210) 297-7000; Metropolitan Methodist Hospital, (210) 757-2200; Mission Trail Baptist Hospital, (210) 297-3000; Northeast Baptist Hospital, (210) 297-2000; University Hospital, (210) 358-4000.

Visitor Information

317 Alamo Plaza San Antonio, TX 78205. Phone:(210)244-2000 or (800)447-3372

Air Travel

San Antonio International Airport

Rental Cars

Hertz, (210) 841-8800 or (800) 654-3131, offers discounts to AAA members.

Rail Service

The Amtrak station is at 350 Hoefgen Ave.; for train schedule and ticket information phone (210) 223-3226 or (800) 872-7245.

Buses

The Greyhound Lines Inc. bus terminal is at 500 N. St. Mary's St.; phone (210) 270-5868 or (800) 231-2222.

Taxis

San Antonio taxis are metered. The average fare is $2.50 when you enter the cab plus $2.60 for each mile. A $1 surcharge is added for trips between 9 p.m. and 5 a.m. Four passengers can ride for a single fare. The major company is Yellow Cab, (210) 222-2222. Boat taxis travel the river's downtown loop daily 9-9 (weather permitting). A one-way fare is $10, an all-day fare is $12, and a 3-day fare is $25. Phone (210) 244-5700 or (800) 417-4139.

Public Transportation

VIA Metropolitan Transit provides public transportation consisting of buses and streetcars. Buses are routed through all sections of town; one bus even whisks shoppers from mall to mall on I-410. Express buses run daily from 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Vintage streetcars travel three main city routes daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. or later, swinging by attractions, shopping areas and other key locations about every 10 minutes.

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