The next stop on our road trip venture was all the way in the great state of TEXAS! This was probably one of my most anticipated stops. My younger sister had been in Texas for weeks and we were finally going to visit! So, not only do I love a good road trip, but it begins to exceed excitement when you include family too! My entire family had made the journey (by plane) to San Antonio and we were all about to be in a NEW place at the same time. My jitters were filled with thrill and joy. Plus, I was pretty excited about seeing my sister for the first time in months.
We spent a lot of time while in San Antonio being with my sister and enjoying her company but we also spent a lot of time on the River Walk and in the downtown area. I'm still amazed at the uniqueness of this river that weaved in and out of streets throughout the entire town, creating a lovely tourist destination lined with restaurants and shops. During our time downtown we did many expected, and some unexpected things.
The first thing we checked out was "The Alamo." We were completely shocked at the simplicity of this tiny building. I was expecting it to be so much larger than it was. However, it was still wonderful and necessary to see. Plus, the ground surrounding the Alamo are absolutely breathtaking. The history enhances this gorgeous stop in every way, inside and out.
The weather was absolutely beautiful so we continued our downtown tour by stepping down to the well known River Walk. We chose to participate in a tour of the River Walk by boat. This was absolutely one of the best choices we had made. It was beautiful riding through the waterways but more importantly it was educational. We learned so much about the history and creating of this national landmark and we even saw well known spots where movies had been filmed such as Selena and Miss Congeniality. This was definitely money well spent.
Some of the other things we chose to do on our short visit in San Antonio was eat, walk around, eat, explore, eat, oh and eat! We did a lot of big family meals. All which were delicious. We did eat down at the River Walk but one of my recommendations would be to branch out and not just stick to the restaurants around the River Walk. While we didn't get to explore much of the surrounding areas of San Antonio due to time there were some neat spaces around that would have been a good stop too.
Some Great San Antonio Stops:
- River walk - Remember, the boat tours are amazing!
- Tower of the Americas
- Lulu's Bakery and Cafe' - Check out the HUGE Cinnamon buns
- Majestic Theater - First Air Conditioned Theater in San Antonio
- King Williams Historic District
- Check out the Worlds LARGEST boots!
- San Fernando Cathedral
- Pearl Brewery
- Jacala - Oldest original mexican restaurant in San Antonio
- Meger Bar - Oldest pub in San Antonio
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