✈ De Travel Experiences aims to satisfy your curiosity and unique tastes by highlighting premium spots for fun, food, and relaxation through my eyes. Here now is my take on San Antonio in Texas.
Explore tourism in San Antonio, with a mix of places to discover, wonderful people to meet, and an experience you can’t find elsewhere else, leaving you with memories you can never let go. San Antonio is a livable city, boasting a diverse population coupled with rich colonial heritage. No wonder why the city tops the national list in population gain.
THINGS TO DO
You will most certainly get carried away by the numerous beautiful attractions in San Antonio.
You probably know the “Alamo” – a significantly unique, and the only UNESCO world heritage site in Texas – is located here, a mission and fortress structure established in the 1700’s.
I can confidently say that you won’t get bored visiting the Japanese Tea Garden or the San Antonio Zoo, which hosts 3,500 fascinating animals. And let’s not forget the Spurs games.
Go to Old Mexico at the Historic Market Square, famously described as the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico. I have to bring everyone here when they come to visit. If you need unique souvenirs, shop here! The Market Square is open daily from 10am to 6pm.
The River Walk is amazing, romantic, fun, and beautiful. There is something for everyone to see, experience, and enjoy. The walk along the river is peaceful, with shaded areas and benches to sit on.
San Antonio Riverboats are the best. Catch a ride on a river taxi with Go Rio to experience the soul of the city. This is a fun way to get to know what is on the River Walk without having to stroll its entire length. My guide was informative and funny.
You can always feel at home in a city that has your appetite at heart. With the growing population, San Antonio provides her visitors, as well as inhabitants, with some of the best restaurants. These include 5 Points Local, which offers delicious, gluten-free and vegetarian food (my favorite food place in the city!); Restaurant Gwendolyn (superb fine dining experience guaranteed); The Luxury (some love it, some hate it – at least, they surely get people talking); Fig Tree Restaurant; and Biga On The Banks.
Holiday Inn San Antonio-Dwtn (Market Square) is close to all the action in San Antonio. Unfortunately, the king room was cold and wet due to apparent high humidity when Chris & I stayed there. If you don’t mind the noisiness on weekends, The Hyatt Regency River Walk delivers a quality experience. Besides, there are many good salons if you are going for business. Since you live a life where wealth can get you only the best, you might want to give San Antonio Marriott Riverwalk a try. It is ideally located along the entertainment district. The story behind the location is fascinating: It was once the site of San Antonio’s second oldest hotel, The Fairmont Hotel, which is in the Guinness Book of World Records as one of the heaviest buildings ever to be moved intact (1,600 tons!). The Fairmont Hotel was placed three blocks south of the Alamo, for the hot spot to accommodate modern lodging (Marriott Hotel). Besides, you wouldn’t mind Marriott’s lovely customer service.
The central business district of a city is the lifeblood of its economic health. San Antonio is one of the most attractive environments for businesses in the USA because of the wealth of opportunities throughout the area, such as an educated workforce and a business friendly climate. In regards to new businesses formed, growth in 2014 was 4.4% in San Antonio and 2.1% in Dallas-Ft. Worth, while Houston saw fewer firms in 2014 (-0.2%), according to the Austin Chamber.
There you have it, my take on the San Antonio scene. Please note that the spots I picked are based on my snippet of an experience. I do plan to explore the area many times in the future, so my report might be different next time. Either way, have fun if/when you visit.
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