Post # 1
Hi Bees! So my Fiance and I are honeymooning in a week to San Antonio and I need some advice on what is a must-see in the city. I have a long list of things we COULD do, but I don’t think we could fit it in our 5 day trip without running ourselves ragged. We love food and hope to hit some good restaurants, and we’re trying to decide between which theme park is worth our time/money. Any opinions from texans or someone who’s traveled there on what we should do in San Antonio? (We’re staying in a hotel on the riverwalk). Thanks!
Post # 3
I live in Texas, and have visited San Antonio plenty of times. Don’t bother with Fiesta Texas. It’s too small for the number of people who go, and the ridiculous wait for rides is a waste of time.
The Riverwalk is toursity, but it’s also a good bit of fun. There are some great restaurants down there, but there are also some horrible ones, so check yelp before you go.
Make sure you get to the Alamo! It’s impossible to miss in San Antonio, and it’s worth the little bit of wait to go inside. The Alamo complex doesn’t take an incredibly long time to go through, and it’s very cool.
Have a great honeymoon!
Post # 4
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I lived in San Antonio for awhile, and agree with the PP. Although I love Fiesta Texas, I would recommend Sea World if you’ve not been. The Mercado is a must visit. Pearl Brewery usually has some things going on. I love the Riverwalk.
Post # 5
I really enjoyed the boat tour they have of the Riverwalk the first time I went (yes, it’s cheesy, but you learn a lot of the history). The Alamo was kind of boring, but if you or your FH are history buffs you will want to check it out. If you enjoy waterparks, Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels is pretty good (and will help you escape the heat!).
My most important thing to do whenever we are in SA (husband’s family lives there) is to eat lots of Mexican. Let me tell you, the Mexican food in Ohio is not at all the same as what they have there! My personal favorite is Casa Rio, right on the Riverwalk (really good margaritas and queso, and you can watch people on the Riverwalk). Mi Tierra is also really popular.
It’s a great city, you’ll have a wonderful time!
Post # 6
I live in San Antonio. It is hot hot hot!! lol so be prepared! But yes there is fiesta texas, nice but many people! Sea world is also nice but can also have lots of people (being that its the only one down south). Like i said its hot, so a nice swimming day is a must, Schlitterbahn in New Braunfels is great! The Alamo and riverwalk of course are your tourists sites and worth stopping by. Riverwalk has alot of amazing restaurants, i love the riverwalk. (My reception is right next to it 🙂 But im sure you’ll have a nice time. Enjoy!!
Post # 7
I live in Corpus Christi (about two hours away) and have been to San Antonio way too many times. 🙂 The Riverwalk is lots of fun, but it will be HOT so dress accordingly–especially if there is no breeze that day, because the Riverwalk heats up pretty quickly. It’s a lot of fun at night too, there’s a bunch of clubs–Coyote Ugly, Howl at the Moon, Mad Dogs, etc. A fun bar that my fiance & I go to is called Sip–it’s a little martini bar but it has pretty good drinks.
Also, if you’re going to San Antonio, a must-eat-at restaurant is Bohanans. My fiance & I went with his mom & stepdad when they came down and it was fantastic. She called ahead, somehow spoke with the chef (or owner?–I think he randomly answered the phone) and told them that we were celebrating our engagement and their anniversary. They were great the whole night, the chef (owner?) stopped by to say hello, gave us free champagne to celebrate, a free grapefruit sorbet between courses, and another free drink card each to the downstairs bar. Not to mention, their food was fantastic, and the downstairs bar had a pianist (singer? Not sure, I was drunk at this point 🙂 ) and it was so much fun and very chill. So call ahead of time and tell them you’re on your honeymoon too. 🙂
Another poster mentioned Schlitterbahn–it is so much fun, you should definitely go there if you have time. It’s in New Braunfels on the river, and some of the rides (with tubes) send you down the river. It also has three different parks in the same town, with shuttles to take you between each.
Another thought: you can float the Comal or Guadalupe Rivers on tubes if you feel like doing something a little more chill. Just take a six pack and hang out on the river 🙂
The Alamo is kinda meh, if you’ve never done it before it might be exciting, but it’s really hot.
I hope your honeymoon is great! 🙂
Post # 8
One more thing: The Zuni Grill (on the Riverwalk) is fantastic for brunch! I highly recommend it 🙂
Post # 9
My fiance proposed in San Antonio on the Riverwalk! 🙂
The Riverwalk is amazing to experience at night; there are a couple of restaurants that have dinner tours on the water. You can choose from a number of entrees and they prepare it during the first half of the tour, and then you eat it for the second half. It was so much fun.
I have heard the Alamo is pretty fun, but REALLY, REALLY hot. Never done it myself as my SO lived there for a while but I never lived in TX.
Sea World is also a blast there!
Post # 10
ok you guys are definitely giving a better idea of what not to miss. Any restaurants that are a must on the riverwalk?
Post # 11
We honeymooned in San Antonio–well, for a day. We stayed in Canyon Lake and did day trips around the area…in San Antonio, we did the Missions tour (except the Alamo, since we’d both already been), and the Safari Wildlife Ranch, which was fun. Darling Husband has family in San Antonio–I’ll pick his brain more in the morning.
Post # 12
Dicks is a restaurant on the Riverwalk that is a MUST!! Have fun!!
Post # 13
@peaches13: great! can’t wait to hear what he’s got to say!
Post # 14
@almost-wifed: He suggested Natural Bridge Caverns…and Wildlife Ranch Texas. He’s blanking on names of restaurants…on to picking FIL’s brain!
Post # 15
A word of advice:
The boat ride on the river walk seems fun and enjoyable, but it is freaking hot. I live in Austin (1 hour North of SA) and the temperature today was 107 degrees. San Antonio is probably worse.
Everytime I go to the riverwalk, I always let someone talk me into the boat tour. DON’T DO IT! You get SO sweaty and gross it feels like you are sitting in a puddle of water. Probably because you ARE. Its your own sweat. nasty.
And personally I love Fiesta Texas, just go on a weekday and it won’t be as bad. The water park is fun and cool, and the roller coasters are the best (especially Superman).
Post # 16
FH lives in SA, and I make the trip there about once a month. I’m not a fan of the Riverwalk, but that’s just because I don’t like crowds! Most of the restaurants are really overrated, but there are some gems like Boudro’s. I agree to go around sunset though – spend your days out away from the Riverwalk and then explore it at night. La Villita is neat and is near the Riverwalk so you could hit up there/The Mercado easily. Instead of hitting up the Alamo (or in addition to, since you’ll be very close) I’d suggest the chain of other missions – they’re much more interesting to me and very beautiful. oh and eat some breakfast tacos at a taqueria!!!