San Antonio, TX

San Antonio, TX

We loved our weekend visit to San Antonio, TX!  Having never been there before, we didn’t know what to expect.  First impressions?  It’s smaller than we expected, but we actually loved that because that made it walkable.  While next time we’ll explore the suburbs more, this time we enjoyed walking around downtown, from The Alamo down the River Walk to the Historic Market Square.  Our hotel just happened to be in the middle of it all too, so it was a perfect location, and sized city, for a getaway with a baby that needed to take naps too!

Travel Dates:  11-14 October

Our Itinerary:  

Night 1:  Walk to the Historic Market Square for dinner.  The first night, we didn’t have time to wait, so we ate at a different Mexican restaurant at the square.  Instead, we highly recommend the famous Mi Tierra Café and Bakery.  It’s open 24/7, and may have a wait, but the food was delicious!

Day 2:  We walked to everything.  It’s very do-able, even with a baby and stroller.  Our day included The Alamo, the Tower of Americas, walking the River Walk, and Market Square. 

Tip:  At the Tower of Americas, don’t pay to go up, but go to the top for free by eating at the rotating restaurant.  If the menu looks pricey, make sure to ask for the lunch menu.

Day 3:  We enjoyed breakfast pastries from the famous La Panaderia Bakery Café, lunch at Mi Tierra (Market Square), and a river cruise.  The river cruise was a nice way to learn about the city.  Then we took a longer (~ 3 miles total) walk south to the historic King’s William neighborhood to look at the houses.  It’s a gorgeous area, and there are some great restaurants there too.  

Morning 4:  Before heading to the airport, we ate breakfast at Schilo’s, the oldest restaurant in San Antonio, and a German-American restaurant, which we loved!

Other ideas if you have more time:

  • Six Flags Fiesta Texas
  • San Antonio Zoo
  • SeaWorld San Antonio
  • Natural Bridge Caverns
  • San Antonio Museum of Art
  • Witte Museum
  • San Antonio Botanical Gardens
  • Japanese Tea Garden
  • San Fernando Cathedral
  • Brackenridge Park
  • The DoSeum
  • And More!

What did you do near San Antonio, TX that you think is a must?