“Traveling is like flirting with life. It is like saying, ‘I would stay and love you, but I have to go; this is my station.'” – Lisa St. Aubin de Teran
San Antonio sure was a lovely surprise. A number of people had told me to go there because the River Walk was nice. Nice is an understatement! It was gorgeous! Stepping below street level into this wonderful maze of cafes, restaurants, bars, bridges, trees and birdlife all nestled along the sides of the river. You forget that just above you is the normal bustle of a large city.
Go there, wander around, take advantage of the numerous happy hour food and drink specials throughout the early afternoon and evening and take a boat tour at dusk on the San Antonio River Cruise (only $8.50 per person).
Aside from the river, San Antonio is also known for The Alamo (free entry). The great historic site was made famous by the brutal Battle of The Alamo in 1836 that was a pivotal point in the Texas Revolution. Despite a loss to the Texans, the battle is revered as a symbol of American freedom and bravery under fire.
The Historic Market Square is also worth a visit where one can browse Mexican inspired nick-nacks and sit down for lunch at the Mi Terra Restaurant and Cafe (their hot chocolate was ‘interesting’, but their enchiladas were amazing!)
San Antonio Tips:
– Parking under the highway near The Alamo was affordable and convenient.
– You don’t need to purchase your river cruise ticket for a particular time, just turn up at a pick up point with your ticket when you want to go.
– Everything you want to see is within walking distance. So easy!