The Spurs - Get loud!
Watching a Spurs game in the SBC Center is an absolute must for any avid sports fan. The arena gets absolutely, crazy, incredibly, unreal loud. Watching them at their best (with Duncan, Parker, Ginobli, and Horry) makes it that much better.
If you go, pay attention to the following details closely:
--Prepare to pay big bucks--
Tickets for Spurs games are almost always sold out, and you'll more than likely have to deal with a scalper. So, to make it easier on your budget, go to a game that isn't as hotly contested; look for a team the Spurs are sure to kill.
--Dealing with scalpers--
If you are planning on dealing with a scalper and paying the big bucks, you might as well go to a good one. On Coliseum Rd., just down from the SBC, there is a small white building that sells tickets. It's on the opposite side of the road of the arena. Nonetheless, it's the absolute best place to go. They have good seats, decent prices (compared to others), and all the beer you can drink before the game. Just go there an hour or two early, chill in the lounge area, and drink it up.
The advertisement tells it is the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico.
It proposes all the Mexican stuff : food, clothes, hats, religious things, etc... in 125 shops.
We were not very fond of all this stuff and we did not buy any thing there.
Mexican, Margaritas and Mariachi on the Riverwalk
Everyone has to try to eat dinner on a Friday and Saturday night on the Riverwalk at least once! The crowded lilttle waterfront, extremely packed bars and LONG waiting times are all part of the "fun." No really, it's the experience that you come away with...even if you never do it EVER again. :)
So, when I went it was HOPPING on a Friday night. The waiting time was about an hour but that is about normal on the Riverwalk. But there's really no place to wait...so you're just standing along the Riverwalk dodging the walkers or you're standing in their landscaping! The bar was too crowded for me, too.
But, we did get to eat outside. The breeze was nice, even in late July, although it is a bit muggy. The majority of their seating is outdoors, though, because...you're on the Riverwalk! But it's nice to get that experience and not get stuck inside. Also, another fun part was definitely the mariachi band and the margaritas! They even have a SIXTY (60) ounce margarita! Bottoms up!
***If you're looking for a really fun, or extra special experience try one of their dinner cruises on the water of the Riverwalk. As you cruise around the river you're eating a three course dinner. I defintely have to partake on this next time. Just make sure to make reservations well in advance. You come for the ambiance, not the food. But saying that, I was very pleased with my meal. Everything tasted good and was pleasantly fulfilled.
Kangaroo Court -
Kangaroo Court is right on the Riverwalk. More of a British styled pub with the odd Kangaroo picture around to lend to the name. Service was great. You can sit inside or out on the riverwalk. The Caesar Salad was huge with roast chicken, very good. The half slab of ribs came with steamed squash and zuchini and jalepeno refried beans was also very good. The half slab was more than enough. The house wine wasn't too bad either.
Walk along the river
Most everyone that visits San Antonio wants to go see the riverwalk.
You can walk on both sides of the river. The sidewalks are lined with restaurants, bars, shops, and hotels.
A marvel of nature and inguinity, it has inspired and enriched the lives of its neighbors as well as its visitors for centuries.
It gets very crowded on week-ends plus it is hot and humid down below street level.