Anniversary Trip – San Antonio, TX

posted 3 years ago in Austin and San Antonio
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

Visit the Missions

Grab a bite to eat/have a drink in Southtown

Find a hole in the wall and eat some breakfast tacos.

The Pearl Brewery is an up and coming spot in town

If you’re thinking of a trip to Austin, make sure to stop at a local Winery in the Hill Country. I recommend William Chris.

That’s what I have so far!

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

OH! Visit the Menger Bar. Teddy Roosevelt formed the Rough Riders there, and it’s a neat place. Right by the Alamo. Ask about the bullet hole.

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@TheHoneyWajr:  It used to be a brewery. Now it’s been revitalized by restaurants, famers markets, shops, etc. It’s the food that I feel is the main draw. The Culinary Institute has a location there and it’s where they filmed Top Chef when it was in SA.

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@TheHoneyWajr: I did a trip to Austin and San Antonio last March! Personally, I thought there was more to do in Austin, but San Antonio is pretty neat. Austin’s food/bar/shopping scene is amazing. I loved the store Uncommon Objects. I dream about going back there to decorate my entire house!

I thought the riverwalk restaurants in San Antonio I tried were “meh” (couldn’t tell you any names) but Green and Il Sogno Osteria, both in the Pearl Brewery, were really great! In San Antonio I stayed at the Hotel Contessa. They had a really nice bar area on the riverwalk, perfect happy hour spot. Zinc Bisto is also a nice wine bar in Downtown San Antonio.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I liked San An a lot!  I was not super impressed with El Mercado, but I guess it was fun to visit.  I really liked just walking/driving around some of the really old neighborhoods – there are some awesome houses!  The riverwalk is super cool – the Mexican place with the bright umbrellas is yummy!  They gave me extra tamales and hit on me.  🙂

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

If you’re a foodie and have time, visit Central Market. I’m pretty biased but they have great food and things to take back to folks. I lived in SA and Los Barrios was good, go for dinner and sit outside. It’s far from downtown but probably one of the only places I would have to go if I went to visit. And maybe the Witte.

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

If you want mexican food in the downtown area, don’t go to the riverwalk places. Don’t know a single local who would recommend it. Try Rosario’s instead.

 

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

My husband and I like food a lot. Here are some of our favorite spots down town:La Gloria (at the Pearl), Rosario’s, Blue Star Brewing Co, La Tuna Grill, Chris Madrid’s, and The Cove.

Also, if you’re planning to go up to Austin, it might be fun for you guys to stop at Natural Bridge Caverns on the way.

Post # 14
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I got pregnant in San Antonio lol. We were only there for one night on our trip across country, and only really had enough time to explore the riverwalk. It was fun, I’m sure you’ll have a great trip!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

@cheebs:  omg, hello intense craving for chris madrid’s now…….

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