This month’s Destination Discovery highlights San Antonio, Texas. San Antonio is located in the heart of Texas and offers a wide array of activities, attractions, and good eats!
San Antonio is the state’s second largest city and is home to one of the oldest Spanish colonization sites in Texas. In 1849, Anglo-Americans gained control of San Antonio in the fighting that gained independence for the Republic of Texas. In 1845, Texas became a part of the United States.
The Alamo & San Antonio Missions
San Antonio is rich in history and culture; in the heart of downtown, you will have the opportunity to tour the Alamo Mission and explore the artifacts of this famous Texas Mission. After you’ve conquered your study of Davy Crockett and the Texas Revolution, grab a B-Cycle and journey on over to San Antonio Missions National Historical Park to enjoy free guided tours, movies, and educational demonstrations scheduled throughout the week.
- River Walk
- La Villita
- Hemisfair Park
- Tower Life Building
- Pearl Brewery
- City of Gruene & the Gruene Dance Hall
- City of Fredricksburg
SeaWorld & Aquatica
Once you mastered the history of the “Alamo City,” it’s time to dive deep into the depths of marine life at SeaWorld San Antonio! Be astonished by the enchanted collaboration of beluga whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, colorful birds and acrobatic performers at Azul® or seek adrenaline on The Great White®, a thrilling coaster complete with 360° flips, corkscrews, and loops!
Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch
Come up to the shore and make a short drive north to the Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch, located in New Braunfels. Your car will turn into a safari vehicle as you drive through this life-size petting zoo complete with zebras, antelopes, ostriches, and llamas. Don’t forget to end your trip by feeding the famous twin giraffes, Wasswa and Nakato!
- Natural Bridge Caverns
- San Antonio Zoo & Botanical Gardens
- McNay Art Museum
- Schlitterbahn Water Park
- The DoSeum
- Six Flags Fiesta Texas
There is no better place to satiate your hunger than in Southtown. Nestled in the King William Historic District, Southtown is packed with diverse restaurants sure to please any palate.
Liberty Bar, located on the corner of S. Alamo Street in a bright pink converted convent, is known for their brunch. If you have a sweet tooth first thing in the morning, you must try the Liberty Bar French Toast, a thick slice of homemade bread that is soaked in custard for 48 hours before egg washed and placed with care on a giant plate. To counter the sweetness, make sure to order their spicy Bloody Mary – a $3 special on Saturdays!
If you are interested in catching a San Antonio Spurs game, join the locals and watch the game on a blowup screen at The Friendly Spot! The Friendly Spot is an outdoor Texas Ice House that features over 250 bottled brews and 76 craft beers on draft.
- Hot Joy
- B&D Ice House
- Local Coffee
- Blue Star Brewery
- Alamo Brewery
- Bakery Lorraine
Wineries in Hill Country
Did you know there are 46 wineries and wine trails in central Texas? From walking the self-guided wine trails to special event tastings, each winery has something special for you to enjoy!
- Dry Comal Creek Vineyards
- Singing Water Vineyards
- Bending Brach Winery
- Wimberley Valley Winery
- Duchman Family Winery
Fiesta San Antonio
Fiesta is San Antonio’s annual “Party with a Purpose!” Each April, Fiesta fills the streets of San Antonio for 10 days with parades, festivals, parties, and art and culture demonstrations. This year’s festival, April 14-24, 2016, marks the 125th anniversary of Fiesta!
- Tamales Festival
- Valero Alamo Bowl
- San Antonio Stock & Rodeo
- Ford’s Holiday River Parade & Lighting Ceremony
- San Antonio Rock n’ Roll Marathon Weekend
Nearby Resorts in the San Antonio area:
Sun RV Resorts offers a fantastic selection of resorts in a number of other very popular vacation destinations as well. Make sure to keep checking The Scenic Route for more locations in our Destination Discovery series!