Have dinner by the river walk at an outdoor restaurant. Enjoy the atmosphere of old Mexico and the company of a beautifull woman. The river walk is truly a magical place. During the Christmas season it is lit up like my eyes at the sight of my true love. You cannot find a more romantic place in Texas.
Fondest memory: As much as everyone may be tired of hearing it, my fondest memory of San Antonio is a person. Sitting in the 3rd row at the Majestic theatre with the most beautiful woman alive. My hand on her thigh enjoying the wonderfull music and peacefull setting. The San Antonio symphony may not be the best in the world, but with the right frame of mind and the right person at your side it can be magical at teh Majestic.
Take the time to visit the 'Towers of the Americas'. Although I haven't been up there yet, since I thought they would accept cards for the $3 entrance fee. I know it sounds lame that I went to visit a city without cash, but it one of those on the spot decisions we all make at 3 a.m one morning to drive 230 miles and drive back the next morning ;-)
From the top, you can see just about everything else in San Antonio. The observation deck offers a panoramic view of the city and the rolling hills surrounding it. And from 550 feet in the air, the view is breathtaking.
Glass-walled elevators rise more than 500 feet to the open-air observation level, where the restaurant serves up Southwestern specialties and the lounge serves pricey drinks.
Favorite thing: Be sure to keep almost a whole day for Sea World because that is how long it takes. Everything from the Shamu killer whale Show to the Seal and Walrus and so many others to the various exhibits that cover the park.. There are also two awesome roller coasters...and coming from me, you know they have to be good..
Visit the Riverwalk. The river that flows through the heart of downtown and the Rivercenter Mall is lined with a charming cobblestone pathway and accented by picturesque stone arch shaped bridges. The entire atmosphere is extremely romantic and reminds people of Europe. There are river cruises with a guide on each uncovered barge that will take you through the winding path that the river takes all through downtown. I have never had the opportunity to take one of these cruises because of time constraints and tha fact that the lines were too long, but I did get this lovely picture. They have a website at www.sarivercruise.com with a lot of information on there.
Note : This picture wasn't taken by me.
Fondest memory: You absolutely must sit down and eat at one of the many cafes and restaurants that line the river. I guarantee that you will go home with a lot more memories.
Eat Mexican food on the River Walk! Lunchtime during the week isn't too crowded, and the scenery is beautiful!
Fondest memory: Find a patch of carpet grass in the shade. It's amazingly springy and easy to nap on. Just make sure there are no fire ants around!
Favorite thing: Dine at a restaurant on the Riverwalk. Before dinner, stroll the non-commercial areas of the Riverwalk. They are carefully landscaped, well-maintained green spaces by the water where you can relax watching ducks and fish. Of course, there's the Alamo and the (Mexican) Governor's Palace.
Do a few laps of the Ramblin' River.
Take a tube, place it in the gently flowing River. Soon you will get to the bar. Pull in, order your favourite cocktail and float away with a happy grin. If you an Aussie drinking beer, you will be ready for your next drink the next time you pass the bar. Otherwise keep going around and pull in to the bar when your glass is empty. Surely this is how they drink in heaven?
Favorite thing: The Alamo: Mision San Antonio de Valero - the place every kid has heard about. Originally it was built to be a mission (a church to convert the natives) but it then became a military fort during the struggle for Texas Revolution.
Favorite thing: You must visit the Alamo and River Walk in San Antonio. Those things you must do. While you are there stop and pick up some brochures and maps to decide what else the city has to offer which appeals to you. My Becky and I spent only a day and a half sight seeing in San Antonio. The city has so much to see that we did not have time to visit all the places we would like to. On this page I've included some tips about the places we did go. Here is a list of places we wanted to go and did not have time for... SeaWorld, all of the old missions, Six Flags Fiesta Texas, The Texas Adventure, Monarch Collectibles, Art Museum, Circus Museum, Tower of Americas, Buckhorn Saloon, and Cowboy Museum. I read about these things in the brochures but there just was not time to go to every thing.
I do not have one favorite thing about S.A. I love so many things about my home. See the Riverwalk and the Alamo. Eat Mexican food. Go see the Spurs, the Missions, or the Iguannas. Fiesta Texas. SeaWorld. Take a trip into the nearby Hill Country. Bar-B-Q is pretty good around here too! Dont forget to go the the Tower of the Americas.
Fondest memory: My fondest memory of San Antonio is the night view from the Tower. There's not many things that can compare.
Fondest memory: My husband & I spent our honeymoon in San Antonio. We stayed at the Hilton, downtown. It was great! From our hotel we exited right onto the Riverwalk. Was THE location to be for such a magical night! :-)
You must go to the Riverwalk. Take a boat tour of the river during the day and then cruise the walk by foot at dusk.
Fondest memory: I treated my girlfriend & her sister to a wonderful Itallian dinner right on the Riverwalk. We ate dinner as the sun set and then music and voices began to fill the air. We enjoyed a few bottles of wine, I bought each of the ladies a rose, then we strolled along the river for several hours.
Go to the Riverwalk...it's so beautiful to see during Christmas time when it's all lit up!
Fondest memory: My foundest memory of San Antonio is hanging out with my best friend Aimee and her husband Chris!
Oh and competing out there during a choir tour one year back in highschool
The Riverwalk....will always be my favorite. It is a walkway, paved on both sides of the River. There are boat rides available, and both food and drink are available all up and down the Riverwalk.
Fondest memory: The Alamo, home of Texas' fight for Independence. And the night life, lots of parties for the public.
Visit the Alamo. Whilst very popular with tourists, it is still full of atmosphere. The visitor centre can be packed, but has interesting models showing what happened. It is worth reading up a little - a key part of Texas history.
Fondest memory: The riverwalk follows the river an canals in the heart of downtown San Antonio. It is a cool and peaceful way to get about town during the day. Alternatively, take one of the river boats to see the city from the water. In the evenings, the central riverwalk is lined with restaurants and bars. It is great to sit out and watch the people going by with a beer in your hand.