Welcome to San Antonio! As an avid traveler of the Lone Star State, I often get requests to do travel guides of fun things to do in our most popular cities. This San Antonio travel guide is the first of many that I will be featuring. Here’s some fun things to do if you have a weekend to spare.
San Antonio Historical Sites
You can’t visit this city without stepping into history. Remember The Alamo? Most of us read about it during history class in school. The Battle of the Alamo was fought between the Republic of Texas and Mexico from February 23, 1836 to March 6, 1836. You can see it up close and personal when you visit the city.
The Alamo is located at 300 Alamo Plaza and has daily tours starting at 9 a.m. They have daily programming, group tours, and interactive experiences. There is even a gift shop for all of you history buffs out there.
The Alamo Cenotaph is a memorial located near the front of the Alamo and stands to commemorate the men and women who chose to defend the Alamo rather than surrender despite overwhelming odds. It is a beautiful sight to see. I couldn’t stop taking pictures of it.
San Antonio Food & Shopping
The Pearl is my favorite food and shopping area in San Antonio. It is located at 312 Pearl Parkway. It is actually a former brewery that was transformed into a 22-acre area full of shopping, delicious restaurants, and more. During my weekend visit I shopped at their wonderful farmer’s market. There were so many vendors there. Of course I picked up a bunch of beautiful blooms.
Don’t forget to grab a bite to eat while you are visiting The Pearl. There are some great restaurants there. My favorite is Bakery Lorraine. I went for brunch and everything was fresh and delicious. Their baked good are a crowd favorite. Be sure to try their homemade pop-tarts! Click HERE for a full list of eateries.
Other San Antonio Sights
You can’t leave the city without visiting the famous San Antonio River Walk. Native Texans know what this place is all about, but for others let me explain further. The River Walk is is a city park and network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. It is filled with hotels, restaurants, and shops for you to enjoy. Everything is on the water and it is a must-see when visiting the city. Be sure to take one of the river cruises to see all the sights in the area.
More travel guides are coming soon! I’m heading to San Diego in two weeks and will have a full weekend travel guide up soon. Stay tuned to the travel guide section for the latest news!