Offsite visits will take place in the afternoon of Wednesday, November 9, 2022. There is no charge for an offsite visit but be sure to select it during the registration process to reserve your spot.
San Antonio Food Bank
Begin Biennial Conference with service, by visiting the San Antonio Foodbank. Groups and individuals work together to sort and/or pack produce, non-perishable foods, and household items, preparing them for distribution. Duties may include checking for expiration dates, opened packages and spoilage, labeling cans, and packing bags of food or household items.
Other Things to Do in San Antonio
San Antonio’s River Walk, Spanish colonial architecture, and parks and plazas make it one of America’s most picturesque cities. As one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, San Antonio offers modern convenience in the middle of a historic city with diverse culture, ethnic cuisine and exciting attractions.
Originally known as Misión San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo is a part of Missions National Historical Park—a UNESCO World Heritage site—and features interactive tours, exhibits, and a Living History encampment where you can experience and learn more about frontier life in early Texas, watch demonstrations, and get your hands on history.
THE RIVER WALK / PASEO DEL RIO
The River Walk, or Paseo del Rio, is a San Antonio treasure and the largest urban ecosystem in the nation. Tucked quietly below street level and only steps away from the Alamo, it provides a serene and pleasant way to navigate the city. Explore by foot along the river’s walking path or jump aboard a river barge for a ride and guided tour.
SAN ANTONIO MISSIONS
San Antonio Missions National Historical Park was named the first World Heritage Site in Texas by UNESCO, and includes the city’s four southernmost Spanish colonial missions—Concepción, San José, San Juan and Espada. In the 18th century, Spanish priests established these five Catholic missions along the San Antonio River to serve as the center of an ethnically diverse society. Today, the missions represent the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America.
Designed and constructed with a thoughtful, sustainable approach, The DoSeum’s features are both kid and environmentally friendly. The museum is safe place for children to get inspired and tap into their creativity and curiosity to learn and play with purpose. The majority of the exhibits at The DoSeum boast a science, technology, and mathematics (STEM) focus, which integrate with literacy and creative arts concepts.
SAN ANTONIO MUSEUMS
The Museum Reach is a three-mile section of the River Walk, home to numerous museums and cultural sites. San Antonio museums include the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum, an organization formed to collect, maintain, disseminate, and interpret authentic African American artifacts related to San Antonio history; the San Antonio Museum of Art; and The Witte Museum, a museum of natural history and the history of Texas.