For the longest time, San Antonio was our go-to destination for a quick get-away. I remember going to visit the Alamo with my parents and older brother. When I was in college, I would visit my friends who went to UTSA for birthdays and special occasions. Now, I consider San Antonio to be a place that I’ve come to learn really well. Besides Houston, it is probably the Texas city that I have traveled to most. Therefore, I am delighted to share my travel guide with you.
Remember the Alamo When in San Antonio
Though I’ve only been to the Alamo once as an adult, I have been numerous times as a child. I am still in awe of the history and its ability to survive and tell the story of Texas’ history. Texas’ education is aligned with Common Core on everything except for 7th grade Texas History. Because of my Texas pride, I am pretty good at recounting and remembering the information regarding Texas and its history. Getting older and visiting as an adult gave me a greater appreciation for the Alamo and the valiant people who fought for Texas’ independence.
Enough of the Texas history… the Alamo is a place for audiences of all ages. Plus, across the street offers so many other forms of entertainment. There’s the Wax Museum, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure (my best advice is to lead the line lol), the Guinness World Records Museum, etc. I have enjoyed visiting all of these places, and they are worth every bit of your time and energy. This area offers food and shopping, too. See… really, Texas does great with all-in-ones.
Six Flags Fiesta Texas, My Favorite San Antonio Experience
MAN! I am a theme and amusement park junkie. I LOVE and HATE thrilling rides that makes my heart work overtime, that chills the blood in my body, and that releases a rush of adrenaline. Intense, right? I realize how crazy that sounds as I type it, but it doesn’t make it any less true. Honestly, I love Six Flags for the rides, thrills, and FUNNEL CAKES. It’s rare that I get to indulge with funnel cakes, and I literally savor the rare moments that I do. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. Mmmm… I love them, especially when they’re fresh out of the grease-covered in powdered sugar. I don’t need strawberries, chocolate, or anything else.
Plus, during the months that permit, Fiesta Texas has water parks rides, too. If you want to try to escape some of the heat by cooling off, you have that option. Personally, I think I’ve only been to the water park once. I’m not very big on water parks… surprise! These are the thrills that I can do without. I once went on the free-falling slide… yeah, I think I can continue on without doing something like that ever again. I will say, however, that I find myself liking rides where I’m on floats with others. I can suffer from others, but I will not suffer through water rides, slides, or anything else alone.
San Antonio’s the Home of Taco Cabana
Wait! Before you judge me… this section is not what you think. It will NOT be all about Taco Cabana. Of course not! However, it is worth mentioning that this is the birthplace of Taco Cabana. Additionally, they hold my favorite Taco Cabana, where I’ve never received poor service. However, I wouldn’t be doing a good job if I didn’t mention that San Antonio offers several great foods and drink options. From late night food truck stops to karaoke bars to famous chain restaurants and hidden gems. I won’t serenade you with all of the food and drink options. Let’s face it… that’s a post all on its own. Just know… there’s no such thing as not having food options here, especially when it comes to Tex-Mex.
Everyone Wants to Visit the River Walk
The River Walk offers beautiful scenery, shopping, and dining. Surprise! It’s another one of those all-in-ones. A lot of people literally plan their vacations around visiting the River Walk. I can’t blame them! It’s a spectacular place and site, especially when it’s lit up. In the future, I hope to be able to stay along the River Walk. Visit their site to find more information about the River Walk and activities offered.
San Antonio Offers Spectacular Beauty
Before visiting my friends while in college, I never truly knew how beautiful San Antonio really is. It never occurred to me that it was part of the Texas Hill Country and that it was not a small town like I believed it was from childhood. As a child, all I ever knew about San Antonio was the Alamo and the River Walk. Boy… I was happy to learn more about San Antonio went I went beyond downtown. The hills of the Hill Country is unmatched, in my opinion. The natural, untouched areas are breathtaking (and I am NOT a nature kind of person). However, I can appreciate true beauty when I see it. San Antonio has a beauty that differs from Houston, Dallas, Austin, and other major cities around Texas. AND it appeals to audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
What are your favorite things that San Antonio has to offer? Let me know in the comments below. Until next time!0