2012-11-12 11:01:40 - Live streaming New Year San Antonio, TX fireworks displays, parties, hotels, River Walk bars and restaurants. Fireworks online webcam stream NYE 2013, find the best viewing vantage points.
San Antonio is often overlooked as a popular party destination for New Years Eve, but once you realise that it is actually the 7th largest city in the whole of the United States you begin to understand why this city holds such a spectacular series of events to mark the occasion.
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For New Years Eve San Antonio serves up a set of celebrations in Texas-sized proportions, with an estimated quarter of a million revellers rolling in for one of the biggest free fiestas in the country. The popular event, dubbed Celebrate San Antonio, unfolds at HemisFair Park, set just a stone’s throw away from the buzzing bars,
restaurants and hotels of the city’s star strip, the River Walk.
The san Antonio fireworks extravaganza kicks off on the stroke of midnight. The startling pyrotechnic pageant launches off of the 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas in a dazzling 17-minute display that can be seen for miles around. For the best possible vantage point, it's worth booking well in advance a table at the tower-top restaurant, which conveys the exceptional privilege of access to the observation viewing deck.
For somewhere to stay, the most popular hotels in the city include Mokara Hotel and Spa, Hyatt Place, Drury Plaza, Riverwalk Vista, The Westin Riverwalk, Comfort Suites Alamo, Westin La Cantera Hill Country Resort, TownePlace Suites San Antonio Downtown and the Hampton Inn and Suites.
The River Walk meanders through the Downtown area. It was one of the first restorations of an urban river. Lined with numerous shops, bars, and restaurants, as well as the Arneson River Theater, this attraction is transformed into an impressive festival of lights during the Christmas and New Year holiday period, and is suffused with the local sounds of folklorico and flamenco music during the summer, particularly during celebrations such as the Fiesta Noche del Rio. Also based along the River Walk is the newly restored Aztec On The River, the only surviving exotic-themed movie palace in Texas.