We can't really say this is an Off the Beaten Path since you could see this tree near Commerce Street from one of the Most Beaten Path of San Antonio, the River Walk...
However you could easily miss the plate that explains the following fact : An old legend describes this twin cypress as a lookout of a mexican sniper who picked off the Texans as they came to the river for water...
This dance arena has two dance floors. The first is family oriented and has both kinds of music; country and western. The second caters more to the younger crowd and has C&W mixed in with other dance music. In between the two floors is a big indoor rodeo! Boots, jeans, belt buckles as big as your head.
Landrys Seafood downtown. I...
Landrys Seafood downtown. I used to wait tables here so I know the food is good. I loved the Crawfish Etoufee', grilled Red Snapper, Key Lime pie was the best I've ever had and I've been all over the world. The Mai-Tais are EXCELLENT!
Top Ten Things to do at SeaWorld San Antonio:
10. Ride the Steel Eel 3 times in a row when it opens at 11 AM then ride the log ride once while there is no line.
9. Ride the Rio Loco three times in a row getting drenched by the waterfall each time!
8. Ring out shirt and then ride the Great White two times in a row.
7. Eat lunch outside in the sun and start to dry off a little.
6. See the Shamu Show and sit in the "Splash Zone" to add cold salty water to the mix!
5. See the dolphin and baluga whale show "Viva" while you drip.
4. See the 4-D movie where the 4th dimension must be the surprise (shhhh!) sprays of water!
3. Ride the Steel Eel three more times in a row to blow dry!
2. Spend 2 hours at the Lost Lagoon since you obviously need to get wet now!
1. Ride the Steel Eel three more times in a row and then relax with a Frosted Lemonade
King William historic district
We spent part of an afternoon walking around the King William historic district, an area filled with gorgeous old mansions in many different architectural styles-Greek Revival, Victorian, and Italianate. We walked in the hot, hot, hot sun from our hotel to this area, a better way to get over there in the extreme heat would have been the blue line streetcar which has stops in the King William historic district.
We started at the Guenther House which houses a restaurant, gift shop and small museum and then wandered down King William Street and picked up a map at the only other home open on a regular basis, the Steves Homestead Museum. You can download the same map here.
King William Street and the historic district are named after King Wilhelm I of Prussia. The early settlers here were German immigrants including Carl Guenther who built the nearby Pioneer Flour Mill on the San Antonio River.
Some of my favorite mansions on the walking tour:
Picture 1-George Kalteyer House, 425 King William, built 1892 for George Kalteyer, a druggist
Picture 2-Steves Homestead, 509 King William, built 1876 for Edward Steves Sr., a lumber businessman