Two weekends ago we planned an impromptu trip west. We ended up in San Antonio and had a blast! We did some of the usual tourist attractions and then some new things as well. I love visiting San Antonio because even though it’s a small city, it’s a lot of fun. If you’re ever planning to drive through Texas, I recommend that you stop by San Antonio and maybe check out some of my recommendations. 😉
Our first stop after checking in to our hotel was the San Antonio River Walk. We walked around a little bit so the girls could get the river walk experience. Even though we had planned to do a boat tour, we didn’t get to this time. This is another way to get around the Riverwalk if you’re not up for a walk.
Because we’re big foodies, finding a place to eat was on the list too. We have tried several restaurants in the area before, but this time the hubby had a taste for Tex Mex. So we ate at Riverwalk Casa Rio, a riverfront restaurant where we got to sit outside and enjoy the somewhat cool weather.
After dinner, we went back to the hotel to freshen up and then out for ice cream, because dessert is a must! At night, San Antonio is really pretty and you see many people walking around and others riding horse carriages. We had not planned for it but seeing the girls’ excitement at what they called Cinderella’s carriage made us decide to also do a carriage ride. This was probably the highlight of the day, it was nice to see a bit more of San Antonio this way.
We gave the girls a choice on where to spend our second day in San Antonio and they both thought SeaWorld would be fun. Because we were meeting up with my brother and niece, this also seemed like a good place to spend the day. We had all gone to San Antonio before but it was few years ago. While places like this don’t change much, the shows, splash pad and attractions were all really fun. We visited in time for the Beer Fest so the guys took advantage of that too. There’s certainly something for everyone to enjoy here.
What was really unique about this visit is that we also got to cool-off at Aquatica after we were done. This was a neat experience and perfect for the Texas summer heat. We enjoyed the wave pool, lazy river and splash pad area. We finished off our trip by meeting up with more family that night and heading to a local Miniature Golf course, which was also a lot of fun too.
This is what we did as a family, but I am curious to hear what you have done or would do if in San Antonio. Leave me a comment with your suggestions 🙂