San Antonio’s rich cultural heritage, historical significance, and natural beauty make it a great weekend destination for people of all ages. Whether you want to enjoy a romantic weekend with your special someone or have some fun hanging out with the kids, a weekend in San Antonio will not disappoint. I spent a couple of days in this beautiful city with my family once and have wanted to go back ever since. Many of the city’s main attractions are within walking distance of each other. Although I visited San Antonio in the dog days of summer, I would recommend that others plan a trip at a cooler time in the year. Those Texas summer days can get quite humid and uncomfortable. Whenever you decide to take your trip to this memorable destination, make sure that you check out the following attractions.
Visit the Alamo
A trip to San Antonio would not be complete without a visit to the Alamo. This unmistakable important landmark first served as home to missionaries. Later, it became a symbol of bravery and freedom when Texas soldiers fought Spanish forces. Admission to the landmark is free to the public and donations are accepted. The museum’s tour and artifacts are spectacular. I found myself drawn into a time long passed and discovered a new respect for the brave men who lost their lives at this hallowed site.
Tour the River Walk
The beautiful River Walk in San Antonio is a must see when visiting this city. The tranquil romantic River Walk is lined with opportunities for a fun filled day. Whether you’re in the mood for a romantic dinner, shopping at boutiques or the mall, learning some history at a museum, or spending the night at a luxury hotel, you will find what you’re looking for here. Don’t leave San Antonio without taking a short boat tour of the River Walk.
Stay at the Omni La Mansion del Rio
When I visited San Antonio, I stayed at the this hotel. Personally, this was the best hotel experience that I have ever had. The scenic hotel boasts a beautiful courtyard, restaurant, and historic charm. The Omni La Mansion del Rio is conveniently located on the River Walk and is in walking distance to the Alamo, El Mercado, restaurants, and other attractions. During my trip here, I never used my car after parking at the hotel. We walked everywhere.
Shop at the El Mercado
The El Mercado is an eclectic collection of, restaurants, shops, and music reflecting Mexican culture. In the open air shops, one can find a good deal on arts and crafts if you don’t mind a little bargain hunting. The local Mexican cuisine at and near the El Mercado is mouth-watering delicious. So, after working up an appetite shopping, enjoy an authentic Mexican meal while listening to live Mariachi bands.