San Antonio Suggestions

posted 3 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

There are a lot of fun things to do in the area. If you’re interested in history, the Missions National Historic Park is really interesting to visit. If you want to see some cute animals, the San Antonio Zoo is a lot of fun and we have a SeaWorld too. If roller coasters are more your speed, Six Flags Fiesta Texas is a blast.

There are also a bunch of great restaurants in the area, but I would avoid the restaurants right along the main section of the riverwalk. They tend to be more touristy and not very good. A few of my favorites in the downtown area are La Gloria (at the Pearl), Rosario’s, Blue Star Brewing Co, La Tuna Grill, Chris Madrid’s, and The Cove. As you can tell, we like to eat.

 

 

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

if it is still there go to Durty Nelly’s on the Riverwalk.  It was an awesome piano bar.  I was there for a conference and we went there in the evenings.  Afterwards, we went with the piano player for after hours at his other club.  although i was in my 20’s when i was in SA.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Callanwolde Fine Arts Center

@ajillity81:  I’m pretty sure that Durty Nelly’s is just an Irish pub now. Howl at the Moon is the dueling piano bar on the river.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

If you like museums, I love the McNay, and the Witte.

It’s a little bit of a drive, but the Natural Bridge Caverens are worth it.

And, for food, I second Rosarios, and add Liberty Bar.  Demo’s if you like Greek food, and La Madeline if you want a quick and easy chain that doesn’t feel like a chain.  If you want something fancy (and I’ll admit, pricey) go to Biga on the Banks. I’ve never been disappointed by the prix fixe menu (you have to be there after 9, I think, to get it)

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

@cheebs:  it was an irish pub then too and a piano bar but not dueling.

i looked up the website and it does still exist on the riverwalk as an irish piano bar.

it had a intimate feel, the place was tiny, compared to the commercialized howl at the moon.

when i was in SA maybe 10 year ago, HATM’s were just starting.  maybe there were 2 or 3 in the country. now, HATM wouldn’t interest me.

 

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I lived in SA for 11 years. I can handle downtown for one night at best. With the military bases and the Riverwalk it’s just too damn touristy. I loved going out to the Hill Country on a beautiful drive to wineries about an hour outside the city. November there will be perfect weather!

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@deetroitwhat:  +1

I’m a local of the hill country. New Braunfels is a great place to hang out. It’s an old German town, lots of shops and food and bakerys. Gruene (pronounced like the color green) is right in New Braunfels. You can go to the Gruene Dance Hall which is the oldest dance hall in Texas, GREAT food, great shops, you’ll love it. I grew up in SA and much prefer all the hill country and these towns have to offer.

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