How To Spend Your Weekend In San Antonio, Texas
Have you ever been to San Antonio, Texas? If you have traveled there before, it's no surprise that you are returning. The city's charm and beauty is magnetic! If you've never been to the Alamo City, you are in for a memorable adventure that will probably draw you back again. You could stay in San Antonio for over a year and still not see everything the area has to offer. However, if you plan carefully you can also see a great deal during your short weekend stay.
Where To Stay - If at all possible, stay in the downtown area of San Antonio. Be sure to get reservations ahead of time, as San Antonio is a popular tourist destination and a popular place for businesses to have their conventions and other meetings. If you stay downtown, everything you'll want to see in the historic section of town will be in walking distance. If you can't stay downtown, or if you'd rather stay outside of the hustle and bustle of the city, there are plenty of accommodations in nice areas of town and, if you don't have a car, there will be great taxi services available to take you downtown or anywhere else you want to go.
The Downtown Area - Number one on your list should be the historic Alamo. Don't be surprised at how small it is. Don't leave the Alamo without visiting the beautiful gardens there. You'll see a huge live oak tree that deserves a picture moment. From the Alamo, meander down the streets where you will see old hotels and intriguing stores. Head to the famous river walk toward the end of the day so that you can see it in daylight and then again during the dark hours. It looks like Christmas all year round! Take the trolley to the Mexican market where you can buy great gifts to take home with you. Don't plan to go to bed early, as one of the most fun things you can do is to take a guided tour of historic buildings that claim to have ghosts inhabiting them.
The Surrounding Areas - Part of the charm of the area is the small towns that are close to San Antonio. If you have your own car, you're good to go. If not, take a taxi to little towns like Boerne, Gruene, Fredericksburg, Wimberly and Blanco. If you have spent Friday evening and Saturday in San Antonio, Sunday will be perfect for visiting at least two of those towns. Taxi service, like Union Taxi, is not only affordable, but the drivers are super friendly and will often have enough knowledge of the area to give you tips on where to eat and how to get to different points of interest.
Don't forget your camera, and don't forget to wear comfortable walking shoes.