Top 10 Things to do in Converse, United States

December 10, 2017 Mollie Coke

Converse is a city in Bexar County, Texas, United States, 15 miles (24 km) northeast of downtown San Antonio. As of the 2010 census it had a population 18,198. It is part of the San Antonio Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Restaurants in Converse

1. Retama Park

1 Retama Pkwy, Selma, TX 78154-3808 +1 210-651-7000
Excellent
32%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
19%
Poor
4%
Terrible
8%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 46 reviews

Retama Park

Reviewed By Heather9876 - Mathis, Texas

This was a great first experience to watch live horse racing. Their web page and Facebook pages give you some info. Here's what it doesn't say: Live Races friday & saturday during certain months, Free parking (before 5:15pm at least), $2 entrance and may sit Anywhere until 5:30pm because some people pay an additional $20 for reserved seats, $2 seating includes A/C, bars, & outside grandstands, $3 programs, no draft beer or 16 oz bottles on 3rd floor but is available on 2nd floor, 12 oz beer is $4.50, 3rd floor bar has good dining options of tasty hamburger & fries ($7.50), chicken sandwich, fish & chips, salad, & free ice water, etc., Snack Bars on both floors, 16 oz soda $3,12oz soda $1.50, & you may bet 10 cents and up! Ask the people taking your bets about Exacta & Trifecta Box vs no Box; some are knowledgeable and helpful.

2. Laser Legend

7505 N Loop 1604 E Ste 101, Live Oak, TX 78233-2604 +1 210-444-9025
Excellent
36%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 19 reviews

Laser Legend

Reviewed By BruceKingshott - Cibolo, Texas

We go on Sunday when they have their specials and it is loads of fun for kids and kids at heart. Best age would be 6 and up. Large area for tag and running around. Has games outside to play and limited menu for snacks.

3. Crescent Bend Nature Park

12805 Schaefer Rd, Schertz, TX
Excellent
23%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
35%
Poor
0%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 17 reviews

Crescent Bend Nature Park

Reviewed By Joseph R - Converse

Crescent Bend will never be mistaken for McAllister Park, but if all you want to do is take a walk among nature, Crescent Bend does just fine. The trails are decent enough for the occasional walker. Serious hikers won't be impressed though. My wife likes the park during the week for visiting the two bird blinds and the nice variety of birds that can be seen there. For folks living in the Converse, Universal City, Live Oak areas it's still pretty handy for the last minute plan.

4. LoneStar Handgun Shooting Range

2661 N Graytown Rd, Converse, TX 78109-3146 +1 210-745-2956
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

LoneStar Handgun Shooting Range

Reviewed By John V

On vacation with the family in Texas. The weather and season was wrong for tubing so we decided to get lessons on shooting guns. Although there were closer ranges to our timeshare, I wanted the ambiance of an outdoor range.
Our lesson was taught by Jaime, a retired infantryman with 30 years in the military. He was awesome. He taught us about the guns, how to shoot them and gave some great advice on life. It was an honor and pleasure to learn from this man. He left us with something that his father told him, "I expect you to stand out in life but I do expect you to stand up when you see an injustice." He is also the most patriotic man I have met in a long time.
The two women in the shop were also super polite and gave us a list of suggestions of things to do.
The gun rentals were $20 but you could swap if you wanted to try another without paying more. The ammo seemed affordable at $27 a box of 50 rounds.
We had a great time and I would recommend the lone star handgun range to anyone.

5. River Walk

100 Villita St., San Antonio, TX 78205-2798 +1 210-270-8748
Excellent
67%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 21 reviews

River Walk

The Paseo del Rio is San Antonio's favorite attraction. You can shop, dine, lounge in a cafe, or simply stroll along and let the strumming mariachi soothe your spirit.

Reviewed By oldfindog - Brandon, Canada

absolutely beautiful site to enjoy fabulous texas hospitality !! really something for everyone from singles to families and everyone in between. take the cruise learn the history or just wine and dine !

6. Live Oak Main City Park

Park Drive, Live Oak, TX 78233 +1 210-653-9140
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 5 reviews

Live Oak Main City Park

Reviewed By Stephanlee1 - San Antonio, Texas

Growing up this park filled a great deal of my leisure time particularly the fishing at the pond and lake. There was really not much to this place when I first started coming as a child. By the time I left high school it had been improved significantly and over the years the city has done an amazing job making this place extremely nice for everyone to enjoy a multitude of things.

Situated on 75 acres this park boasts:
A football field, basketball court, three baseball fields, multiple playgrounds, two restroom facilities, a lake, a pond, picnic areas, bbq pit, gazebo, and a large covered open air pavilion. This park is also handicapped accessible.

Adjacent to the park and essentially considered an extension of the park is one of the best "frisbee golf" courses I have ever seen which extends through the forested areas for what I would guess to be well over a mile if not more.

Some extra special bonus's at this park. If you are off to the side of the park near the frisbee golf area during the right hours you may spot families of deer that do not spook all that easy. The other bonus is that on the backside of the earthen dam you can slide down on pieces of cardboard like a huge slide.



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7. The Alamo

300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205-2606 +1 210-225-1391
Excellent
59%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 15 reviews

The Alamo

Established in 1718 as Mission San Antonio de Valero, for over 300 years the former mission now known as the Alamo has been a crossroads of history. Having existed under six flags of independent nations and served as a garrison for five different armies, the Alamo has a rich history and a heritage to inspire Texans and people around the world. Although the Alamo is best known as the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, all 300 years of Alamo history are vital to our story. Visitors can take a guided battlefield tour, rent a self-guided audio tour, walk through the historic Alamo Church and Long Barrack Museum, listen to a history talk given by an Alamo Interpreter, participate in living history demonstrations, watch a documentary on the history of the Alamo, and much more. Admission to the Alamo is free, but there is a charge for guided and audio tours.

Reviewed By dmkm53 - Columbus, Ohio

I had heard this wasn't the best spot to visit Well, the 6 of us thought it was wonderful Going into the exhibit and seeing all the exhibits available was moving. The missions of San Antonio are a must see

8. Regal Cinemas Live Oak 18 & RPX

7901 Pat Booker Rd, Live Oak, TX 78233-2602 +1 844-462-7342
Excellent
21%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
21%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

3.5 based on 19 reviews

Regal Cinemas Live Oak 18 & RPX

Reviewed By Traveltheorient - San Antonio, Texas

Initially I was disappointed because contrary to what they advertised, they didn't have any hearing assistive devices for me. (I was told none of the worked). After I complained to the manager, it turned out they DID work but the person checking them didn't know what he was doing... I was given a couple of passes and the manager handled the situation in a very professional manner... BTW, I took my grandkids to see "The Lion" and it was an excellent movie....

9. Historic Texas Tours - Day Tours

8235 Agora Pkwy Ste 111 # 865, Selma, TX 78154-1335
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Historic Texas Tours - Day Tours

Historic Texas Tours offers guests a variety of tours. We specialize in guided tours of all 4 San Antonio Missions and restaurant tasting tours (aka Foodie Tours).

Reviewed By Linenminnesota - Minneapolis, Minnesota

This is the only tour of the missions that you should consider. After carefully looking at all the missions tours available, I picked this one for our first trip to the San Antonio area. We wanted to learn about history of the missions and be able to see as much as possible. We booked it with Shelly and she made sure that we had our tour, on time, picking us up at our hotel, giving us the details of the history of the missions, along with updated interesting details about the missions since their beginning. At each stop we were in awe to be walking along these pathways. Shelly's professionalism and knowledge made this historic tour of the missions one we will never forget. She was also able to drop us off at our next planned stop and give us some advice for a lunch stop. (Which was excellent!)

10. Woodcrest Park

11021 Forest Pass Ct, Live Oak, TX 78233-7238
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 1 reviews

Woodcrest Park

Reviewed By Heather F - San Antonio, Texas

This park is definitely a hidden gem! I just learned about it after living in the area for 3 years and it is our new favorite playground (and we have visited a TON). I love that the play area is not right by the parking lot and since it is covered in artificial turf, everything looks so pretty and green (and I don't have to worry about my toddlers throwing mulch or getting it stuck in their sandals...big plus!). The play area is huge, with shade and even a shaded area with fitness equipment for the adults. There is a playscape for younger kids and one for bigger kids, so it's perfect for my 2 and 3 year old. There are nice bathrooms, walking trails with lots of trees and picnic tables. It's really a lovely and peaceful area for everyone to enjoy- I highly recommend it!

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