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North American Spine is proud to provide a high quality experience for every patient. Each of our locations provides a variety of attractions, shopping opportunities and fine dining experiences – allowing you to turn your procedure into an enjoyable, and potentially life-changing trip.

Many view San Antonio as the ultimate Texas vacation destination. And, that is for good reason. Besides having a quaint, Old Southwest charm, San Antonio is full of cultural attractions, award-winning dining and entertainment options, leaving most wishing they had more time to spend in the Alamo City.

Facility Information

Victory Medical Center Landmark

5330 N. Loop 1604 West
San Antonio, TX 78249
Dr. Michael McKee

For most of us, the need for medical care is a reality and necessity of modern life. What distinguishes Victory Medical Centers from other hospitals is an almost unheard of dedication to excellence on a patient-by-patient basis. Health of mind, body, and spirit has received thoughtful consideration. The result … plush, all-private, oversized patient suites, gourmet food, 1:1 nurse to patient ratio, and a facility with first-class feel that relaxes and soothes.

Victory Medical Centers are a part of a growing network of specialized surgical hospitals throughout Texas. Our modern, comfortable hospitals include oversized surgical suites, special procedure rooms, and private inpatient suites. Each suite features complimentary wi-fi Internet, a flat-screen television, made-to-order gourmet meals, and ample room for family and other visitors.


Accommodations

Omni La Mansion Del Rio

112 College Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

This hotel is pure San Antonio and is the favorite choice of Texan out-of-towners. The core of the building was constructed in 1852 for a seminary, which later became old St. Mary’s College. Built on the banks of the River Walk, this seven-story, grand hacienda-style hotel is just three blocks from the Alamo. The unique guestrooms are individually decorated with exposed brick walls, antique-style furnishings, and beamed ceilings. Some rooms feature balconies with sweeping views of the River Walk, while others offer views of the lush courtyard, reminiscent of a European garden with native foliage and dancing water fountains.

Hotel Valencia River Walk

150 East Houston Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Classic meets hip at this San Antonio boutique hotel. Hotel Valencia River Walk is located in the heart of downtown, within walking distance of the Alamo as well as Museum Reach on the new North River Walk. Rooms are furnished with custom bedding, 42-inch flat panel LCD color TV, an oversized leather armchair, desk, and private bar. Guests can enjoy a signature cocktail in the ultra-sleek Vbar, and indulge in a culinary delight in Citrus restaurant prepared by famed Executive Chef Jeffery Balfour.

Sheraton Gunter Hotel

205 East Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Sheraton Gunter Hotel is ideally located in the heart of downtown San Antonio near historic attractions like the Alamo, the River Walk, and world class dining and shopping. Built in 1909, the hotel combines the ageless grace of the 1900s with the luxurious amenities of today. The hotel offers a wide array of features and amenities including an on-site historic barber shop, whirlpool and outdoor heated pools and fully-equipped fitness center.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

23808 Resort Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78261

This luxury resort is in the scenic Hill Country region of San Antonio, 12 miles from the airport and 18 miles from downtown. The resort is home to two PGA tour championship golf courses and the River Water Experience, a six-acre water park. Remaining true to the essential nature of the Texas Hill Country and nearby San Antonio the guestrooms incorporate metals, tooled leather, carved wood and hewn stonework into the contemporary design. Guestrooms offer the signature Marriott Revive Bed, a 37″ LCD HDTV, complimentary coffee maker, luxurious robes, and spectacular views of the Texas Hill Country. Guests can enjoy meals at any one of the seven on-property restaurants. The resort’s famed Lantana Spa features seasonal treatments using Naturopathica® holistic products and therapeutic practices from around the world.

Residence Inn San Antonio Six Flags at The Rim

5707 Rim Pass Drive
San Antonio, TX 78257

Conveniently located to The Rim and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, the Residence Inn offers guests spacious suites with a fully-equipped kitchen, living room and work space with free Wi-Fi. Guests also will enjoy complimentary breakfast and a light evening dinner with beer and wine.

Staybridge Suites NW near Six Flags Fiesta

6919 North Loop 1604 W
San Antonio, TX 78249

Staybridge Suites offer one or two bedroom suites all with fully-equipped kitchens, 32-inch flat screen TVs, complimentary high-speed internet access and a daily breakfast buffet. Other hotel amenities include an on-site fitness center, outdoor pool with barbecue pavillion and much more.


Dining

Biga on the Banks

203 S. Saint Mary’s Street, River Walk
San Antonio, TX 78205

Chef Bruce Auden’s menu is big and eclectic, and the dining atmosphere manages to be both larger than life and romantic. This casual fine dining spot on the River Walk serves international cuisine with a nod to local flavors. Fittingly, it’s located on the ground floor of the International Center building.

Gourmet Magazine named Biga one of the five best restaurants in Texas.

Cappy’s Restaurant

5011 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78209

This casual, upscale restaurant offers innovative American cuisine, including the freshest seafood from the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic and Pacific, great steaks from Allen Brothers in Chicago, and regional and seasonal specialties. Cappy’s is the place that everyone in town loves to visit for an excellent meal, but that tourists rarely know about. It’s owned by Cappy and Suzy Lawton, who also opened the first EZ’s and Mama’s Cafes in San Antonio.

Silo Elevated Cuisine

1133 Austin Hwy.
San Antonio TX 78209

Just a few miles northeast of downtown, Silo has beautiful views of the city from its sleek first-floor bar and second-floor restaurant. The dining room is modern and modestly glamorous, but not at all pretentious, bringing some of the fun up from the popular bar downstairs. Start out with the chicken-fried oysters or blue crab spring rolls, and move onto the grilled and braised Kurobuta pork shank or seared sea scallops. If you catch a table before 6:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, opt for the prix fixe three-course dinner.

II Sogno

200 E. Grayson Street, #100
San Antonio, TX 78215

Popular chef Andrew Weissman serves up well-executed Italian cuisine in an unpretentious bistro style restaurant. The daily menu offers house-made pastas, wood-fired pizzas, and decadent main courses. The ingredients are fresh and of the highest quality, and the wine list is an extensive exploration of Italy’s winemaking culture.

Fig Tree Restaurant

515 Villita
San Antonio, TX 78205
Exquisite food and impeccable service are mainstays of the comfortably elegant Fig Tree Restaurant. Their outdoor villa-style terrace overlooks the River Walk, and they offer prime steaks and fresh seafood.


Area Attractions

The San Antonio River Walk

110 Broadway Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

The River Walk is a public park, open 365 days a year. Lined by shops, bars and restaurants, the River Walk is an important part of the city’s urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right. The 2 ½ miles of waterfront was originally used by Spanish explorers as a means of supplying water to their various Texas missions, including The Alamo. After a major flood in the 1920’s that devastated the city, the area surrounding the river was rebuilt to be the multi-faceted attraction it is today. Visitors can dine on a riverboat, take a tour of surrounding downtown San Antonio, or dance the night away at a dueling piano bar. Regardless of how you choose to spend your time on the River Walk, it is sure to be an experience that combines culture, color, and class.

The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

Originally named Misión San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years. For 13 days in 1836, close to 200 Texas defenders held the Alamo from over one thousand of General Santa Anna’s troops from Mexico. The most famous of the defenders, William Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crockett, died fighting for freedom against overwhelming odds. People worldwide continue to remember the Alamo as representing a heroic struggle—a place where men made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom. For this reason, the Alamo remains hallowed ground and the Shrine of Texas Liberty. Today, the five missions (Alamo, Mission San José, Mission Concepción, Mission San Juan and Mission Espada) represent the largest concentration of Spanish colonial missions in North America, and they have been nominated for World Heritage Status.

SeaWorld San Antonio

10500 SeaWorld Drive
San Antonio, TX 78251

At 250 acres, this SeaWorld location is the largest of the Anheuser-Busch owned parks, which also makes it the largest marine theme park in the world. Fascinating walk-through habitats house penguins, sea lions, sharks, tropical fish, and flamingos. But if you’re a theme park fan, you might find even more fun in the aquatic acrobatics at such stadium shows as Shamu Adventure, combining live action and video close-ups, and Viva, where divers and synchronized swimmers frolic with whales and dolphins. The park now includes Aquatica, a one-of-a-kind waterpark that blends up-close animal experiences, waters from serene to extreme, and more than 42,000 square feet of sandy, white beaches.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas

17000 UH 10 West
San Antonio, TX 78257

This amazing mega-destination offers world-class thrill rides, the state’s only free water park, and dazzling live entertainment. With more than 50 amazing rides, slides, shows and attractions, including eight exhilarating coasters, Fiesta Texas is the perfect backyard day-cation getaway.

Brackenridge Park

3910 N. St. Mary’s Street
San Antonio, TX 78212

Brackenridge Park is one of San Antonio’s most accessible, relaxing and varied recreational destinations, where visitors can enjoy activities ranging from golf and bird watching to lunch at the Japanese Tea Garden, and a train ride. It was created from land donated to the City of San Antonio in 1899 and houses the San Antonio Zoo, Brackenridge Eagle miniature train, and the Witte Museum.

Hill Country Wine Tours

Wine and culinary enthusiasts are discovering the 9-million acre Texas Hill Country wine region, the largest viticulture area in Texas and the second largest in the U.S. The region begins just north of San Antonio, where wineries are tucked amid the historic towns, rustic farms and rolling hills of the Texas Hill Country. The main grape varieties grown in the Texas Hill Country are Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Chenin Blanc. More than 30 wineries participate in Texas Wine Trail events, hosting tastings and receptions at their wineries. The wineries span an area from 30 to 140 miles north of San Antonio, making for easy day trips from the Alamo City.


Arts & Culture

San Antonio Missions National Park

Mission Concepción, 807 Mission Road
San Antonio, TX 78210

These missions depict the story of an incredible human endeavor—Franciscan friars walking all the way from central Mexico (riding horseback or in carriages was forbidden by their vows of poverty) into the wilds of central Texas, hoping to build here a community of God, free from the corruptions then occurring in the heart of colonial Mexico. The trail starts with Concepción. The missions are within two or three miles of each other. In each you will find a park station that provides tourist information and driving directions. Of the four, make sure to see San José, the most historical and architecturally interesting, and Espada, which is still the center of a local community.

San Antonio Museum of Art

200 W. Jones Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78215

The San Antonio Museum of Art (SAMA) houses five millennia of art in a complex of buildings that was once the Lone Star Brewery. The museum is renowned for its collections of Latin American, Asian, and ancient Mediterranean art, as well as a growing and notable contemporary collection, including Texas and regional art. SAMA is on the Museum Reach of the River Walk, an enjoyable 30-minute walk from central downtown hotels with public art along the way.

McNay Art Museum

6000 N. New Braunfels
San Antonio, TX 78209

This museum, housed in a Spanish Colonial Revival estate, has grown into one of the best small museums in the country—the Wall Street Journal puts it in the top four—with a world-class collection of late 19th- and early 20th-century European and American art, along with changing exhibits in the Stieren Center for Exhibits. Past exhibits include Paul Gauguin, Vincent van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Georgia O’Keeffe, Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, and Pierre-Auguste Renoir.

The San Antonio Children’s Museum

305 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

This museum, located downtown, offers three floors of engaging hands-on exhibits and weekly science and arts activities dedicated to children. San Antonio history, population, and geography are all explored through such features as a miniature River Walk, a multicultural grocery store, a bank where kids can use their own ATM, and even a miniature dentist’s office.

Majestic Theater

224 E. Houston Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

A masterpiece of baroque splendor with Spanish Mission and Mediterranean-style influences, this 1929 movie and vaudeville theater once showcased such talents as Jack Benny, Bob Hope, and George Burns. Today the fully restored, 2,311-seat theater spotlights current and up-and coming stars while serving as a venue for touring Broadway shows like Miss Saigon, The Color Purple, and Phantom of the Opera. It is also the resident performance space for the San Antonio Symphony Orchestra.


Sports

San Antonio Spurs

AT&T Center

The 2007 NBA champs are the winningest pro franchise over the last decade and a half, led by two hall-of-famers–David Robinson and Tim Duncan–who epitomize the dignity of simplicity. Since the 1976-1977 inaugural season, the Spurs have amassed four division titles (1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007). They play as a team–precise, businesslike and gracious. Whether they are up or down, nearly 18,000 die-hard fans pack the AT&T Center every home game to cheer on all-stars Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili, and the rest of the team.