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What to do for Seniors Moving to San Antonio

From the oldest miniature golf course in the United States, now a historic landmark, to its own version of England’s ancient Stonehenge, to a pair of - what else - the largest cowboy boots ever made towering outside the local mall, San Antonio boasts an eclectic treasure trove of destinations to discover.

Unique and charming, San Antonio is the Lone Star state’s most widely visited city. But the tourists are not the only ones who give it an enthusiastic thumbs up. By the steady influx of residents joining the active adult communities in San Antonio, it’s clear, those lucky enough to call Texas’ second largest city home are even bigger fans.

Independent Living in San Antonio

Independent senior living in San Antonio offers the best of all indoor and outdoor worlds. An abundance of green spaces creates the perfect backdrop to the city’s vibrant cultural and culinary scenes. There are also plenty of attractions to lure the grandkids in for a visit.

Check out these things to do for seniors in the Alamo City. It’s easy to see why seniors are flocking to over 55 communities in San Antonio.

River Walk

The San Antonio River Walk is a magnificent urban park, complete with wide walkways, shops, restaurants and entertainment. This city centerpiece was the vision of architect Robert H. H. Hugman. His design serves two masters, functioning as both a hub of social and commercial enterprise, while managing heavy seasonal rains to control flooding. Bustling day and night, the River Walk is the place to see and be seen.

San Pedro Park

Officially christened a public park in 1852, San Antonio’s San Pedro Park is the oldest park in Texas, and the second oldest in the nation. Its 46 acres includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, a skate plaza, and over 60 hiking trails. The park is also home to the San Pedro Public Library and the San Pedro Playhouse, home to The Public Theater of San Antonio.

Fiesta San Antonio

What began in 1891 as a parade to honor the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto, has morphed into one of the nation’s premier festivals. Celebrating the city’s rich and diverse cultural history, Fiesta San Antonio hosts upwards of 3 million people every year. The event is an April highlight, but its substantial financial impact provides year-round services to San Antonio residents.

Historic Market Square

Ask any member of over 55 communities in San Antonio where the cultural, crafty and culinary purposes intersect, and inevitably the answer will be Historic Market Square. The three-block outdoor plaza is lined with shops and restaurants, and features “El Mercado,” an area of 32 specialty shops honoring Hispanic artistry. No apartment in any over 55 active adult community in San Antonio Texas is complete without an authentic piece of décor from here, the largest Mexican market in the US.

Altitude Trampoline Park

When the grandkids give you the old “What are we going to do today?” look, you’ll be ready. Just take them to the Altitude Trampoline Park and you will guarantee a return visit. Trampolining may not be your first choice of activity, but it will be a treat to watch the kids soar. And you will be the coolest grandparents ever!
 
Overture had the whole family in mind when they built Overture Stone Oak 55+, a premier active adult community that offers stress free, turnkey, resort style living at its finest. Check out Stone Oak today.
 
Seriously, if San Antonio makes you remember only the Alamo, you ain’t seen nothing yet.