(Closed) Anyone been to SAN ANTONIO TEXAS ???

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Post # 3
8679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I went in June and it was ridiculously hot.  Pretty much couldn’t be outdoors after 10am.

December would be a great time to go.

Visit the Alamo, walk along RiverWalk, take a RiverWalk boat ride.


Post # 4
1186 posts
Bumble bee

@sunelake27:  Yes! I lived in San Antonio for my EMT-B in the Army. Make sure to get out to Cowboys dance hall, a blast and a half for sure! I met Rodney Atkins there before he ‘got big.’ 

Do the Riverwalk, go to Dicks for a fun dinner, take a boat ride- even if it is touristy, it’s a lot of fun. Visit the Alamo.

Where are you staying?

Post # 5
171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

The Alamo, the river walk has awesome food and shopping, theres a lot of nice hotels on the river walk too. Whats your budget as far as the hotel? I can recomend hundreds I grew up there.

Post # 6
1186 posts
Bumble bee

Oh, my favorite Hotel of them all (I had to stay in hotels on the weekend instead of going back to the barracks) was the Westin on the Riverwalk. The Marriot Riverwalk is right in the heart of the riverwalk and is a great choice as well.

December is beautiful, all the Christmas lights are up. One of my favorite times there.

Buckhorn Saloon is a hilarious redneck bar you should check out.


Post # 7
547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I live about an hour and a half from San Antonio. Been lots–you definitely have to go to the Alamo and the riverwalk like PPs said. Summer in Texas is brutal as expected. December just depends. It can be in the 70s or 30s. Seeing as you’re from Chicago, 30s with no snow is probably nothing ;). If you’re flexible I would recommend spring/fall better. But December will be great! You can eat great Mexican food right on the river and there are tons of fun stores and places to eat right there. If you can afford it, stay somewhere in that area. We’re going to do a weekend trip to San Antonio soon so I’m also commenting to follow!

Post # 8
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012 - Oak Tree Manor

@chic_and_fabulous:  Agreed, I love the Marriott Riverwalk.


Yes, Texas is great in December – it’s fairly warm (half of December it was in the 60s/70s here in Houston!) 


Read this – Design Sponge’s guides are awesome. I still go back and read their guide to Houston every few months for ideas of new things to do; I never run out of ideas haha. http://www.designsponge.com/2009/11/san-antonio-guide.html


San Antonio is a lot more laid-back than Dallas, and even Houston – I think some of the most fun things to do there are wander around cool old historic neighborhoods (DH and I love looking at houses!) and having a beer at a neighborhood ice house.


This is my favorite little ice house, in the King William neighborhood (which is gorgeous): http://www.yelp.com/biz/the-friendly-spot-ice-house-san-antonio


Also, since you’ll be there in December, go to a Spurs game!

ETA: One more thing – if you’re a shopper, there’s some great outlets north of SA in San Marcos. We love to stop there on our way to SA, they have some great deals.

Post # 9
502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I live here!! Depends on what you like to do. 

Fabulous outdoor mall – la cantera


natural bridge caverns 


amusement park- fiesta texas


Sea world


japanese tea gardens




obviously the alamo, and river walk. I would rent a car Because San Antonio is a big city. 

It’s fun to see a show at the majestic


pearl brewery



For food:


http://www.guillermosdowntown.com/ – get the sangria & pasta salad as salad! Yum. 

Rudy’s BBQ 

for breakfast- http://www.magnoliapancakehaus.com/



good breakfast tacos and the best donuts – http://www.yelp.com/biz/original-donut-shop-san-antonio ( it’s a little bit of a sketchy part of toan, but worth the trip) 

if you love beer – http://www.beerknurd.com/

For amazing Martinis – http://www.sohomartinibar.com/

that should get you started. If you have any questions let me know!!

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