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Making a weekend out of San Antonio

Thursday, November 29, 2007 | 6:15 p.m. CST; updated 2:11 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, July 22, 2008

COLUMBIA — According to locals, these are some of the restaurants you can’t miss while in San Antonio.

If you’re in the mood for a burger and malt:

THE NUMBERS

1,296,682: population of San Antonio as of Oct. 2007 21.3 million: visitors in 2004 34,000: hotel rooms in the San Antonio metro area 11,000: hotel rooms in downtown San Antonio 99,000: people employed by the hospitality and leisure industry 26,587: people who work in civil service 4: Air Force bases Source: The Greater San Antonio Chamber of Commerce


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Cheesy Jane’s

4200 Broadway

210-826-0800

Hours: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Try: ½-pound burger, $4.99, and a shake or malt, $3.99

For a taste of the Southwest:

Boudro’s on the Riverwalk

421 E. Commerce St.

210-224-8484

Hours: 11 a.m to 11 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday

Try: Guacamole for Two, prepared table side, $8. The most popular dish is the blackened prime rib, $28.

For Texas barbecue, you’ll have to drive a little further to:

Rudy’s BBQ

936 Loop 337, New Braunfels, Texas

830-609-3337

Hours: 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Try: Baby Back Ribs, $6.49

To satisfy a taco craving:

Taco Taco Cafe

145 E. Hildebrand Ave.

210-822-9533

Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. daily

Try: Any of the homemade breakfast tacos for less than $2

For family activities, don’t miss these attractions.

Buckhorn Saloon & Museum

318 E. Houston Street

210-247-4000

Highlights: A horn collection, cowboy memorabilia, a two-headed calf and an eight-legged lamb, a shooting gallery and arcade, and beverages served at a 120-year-old bar

Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily

Tickets: $12.99, however, you can use the same ticket if you want to go back the next day.

Click here for more information.

Guinness World Records Museum, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, & Davy Crockett’s Tall Tales Ride

329 Alamo Plaza

210-226-2828

Description: This trifecta of attractions features 10,000 square feet of world records brought to life, a haunted house with special effects and a ride through the life of Davy Crockett.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday

Tickets: $16.99 or $9.99, child price, for one attraction, $19.99 or $12.99, child price, for two attractions, $26.99 or $16.99, child price, for all three

Click here for more information.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not & Louis Tussad’s Wax Works

301 Alamo Plaza

210-224-9299

Description: Ripley’s Believe It or Not features more than 500 exhibits. Wax figures are organized into themes based on sections, including Hollywood, children’s land of make believe, history, horror and religion.

Hours: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday

Tickets: Adult combo tickets are $21.99; child combo tickets are $12.99


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