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San Antonio 2-Day Hop-On Hop-Off Trolley and Double-Decker Bus Pass
"Make the most of your time in San Antonio with this 2-day pass to both an old-fashioned trolley and double-decker bus with an open-air upper deck. For two days enjoy unlimited access to both the bus and trolley hopping on and off at any of their stops (see Itinerary for a full list of stops on each tour) to visit attractions at your leisure. Trolleys depart every hour from 9am to 3:30pm and double-decker buses run every 30 minutes to an hour from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Enjoy live narration about San Antonio's rich history and top sights on both the bus and trolley tours. Visit the Alamo San Antonio's most famous landmark where Texas colonists fought valiantly against Santa Anna's Mexican troops. See where some of the heroes of that historic battle are laid to rest at San Fernando Cathedral. Explore the interactive exhibits at the Institute of Texan Cultures which tells the story of various ethnic and cultural groups that call Texas home. Stop into missions including Mission San José and Mission Concepcion
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San Antonio: The Grand Historic City Tour
"This grand city tour is both parts of a two Part tour. It is the perfect way to get a grand overview of old San Antonio its rich history & culture. Play Texas Trivia along the way. Your experience starts downtown: see Hemisfair Park original La Villita; downtown architecture Briscoe western art museum Sunset Station; St. Paul Square; Paris Hatters; theatre district; Buckhorn Saloon and Hall of Horns Briscoe Western Art Museum Alamodome; Rivercenter Mall; Alamo Plaza & historic hotels; Paris Hatters; theatre district; Buckhorn Saloon & Hall of Horns; Geekdom; JFK Parade Route on the day before his assassination; Gunter Hotel - and the history of bluesman Robert Johnson
From $109.00
 
Executive Downtown San Antonio Segway Tour
"Tour starts off with a brief training session at our store across from the Alamo Plaza area behind the San Antonio Visitor's information center. A guide will demonstrate how to operate a Segway and give safety tips to all riders before having each r home to the San Fernando Cathedral and the Bexar county court house among other municipal buildings.    From here the route goes into La Villita a historic arts village. La Villita is home to a unique outdoor theater the Arneson which overlooks the riverwalk. Many unique shops and structures are located in La Villita which is the site of various festivals throughout the year. Across the street is Hemisfair Park
From $62.00

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Las Canarias: Amazing Preparation & Service

Sophisticated Southwest Ambience with Fine Dining Service. Food and menu was exceptional and a heck of a wine list. The four of us women dined at Las Canarias on Valentine's Day evening. Expecting it to be packed, we arrived early. Bad weather in the NorthEast left quite a few no shows, so they were able to sit us early. Attention to detail with our team of servers was always paramount with the waitstaff. And the food.... yum!

There is outside seating on the riverwalk, which I imagine has to be the most romantic location when the weather is warm!

Favorite Dish Because it was a special evening (Valentine's Day!) they had a special price fixe menu at $85 per person for a five course meal. The funniest part was the first course. Foie Gras stuffed in cherries. Well, these cherries were the size of a marble and the foie gras was the size of a USED Number #2 pencil ERASER. I mean.. we were like, "WHERE IS THE FOIE GRAS?!"... A great starter, but we whined JUST a tad. ; )

Second course was a choice of appetizers. I went "Light" and went for the tuna tartare. Exceptional. Fresh, tasty and great presentation. Third corse was a palate cleanser citris flavored sorbet with peppercorns. (Could have done without the peppercorns, but I ate around them!)

Main course - which oddly, all of us ordered - was a tempura battered swordfish stuffed with blue crab. I cringe thinking of it, since I couldn't eat it all. A waste. It was the best swordfish I've ever eaten, and rates in my top three seafood entrees ever! Sublime, subtle, fantastic presentation.

Dessert was a choice of items, and differering from my co-workers who all went with the Creme Brulee, I chose the pumpkin and dried fruit glace. Yum. Kinda tasted like a frozen dessert made of pumpkin pie batter with finely finely chopped dried fruits. I totally dug it and it was a small serving, so it was even better!

This place was a little too fancy and special to bring out my camera and start snapping away... so no photos, but imagine. Better yet, GO THERE when you are in San Antonio.

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