Three Perfect Days in San Antonio for Out of Town Guests
Just a few years ago, when friends came in from out of town and wanted to “see San Antonio”, we would drive them toward downtown, park in a concrete garage, and march down the stairs toward the Riverwalk. Eat at a chain restaurant, jump on a tour boat. Get out to see the Alamo (THAT’S the Alamo? Across the street from the wax museum?!)
Now, with friends coming to visit soon, the opportunity to show off my city has me EXCITED! San Antonio, all 300 years of it, is truly a remarkable home town.
These are the activities we are planning during our Boston friends’ brief pre-Fiesta visit:
East and West of downtown, there are beautiful murals everywhere you look. I’ve wondered about the stories of the artists and their creations. One morning we are going to do the San Antonio Mural Ride.
We’ll probably be pretty thirsty, hungry after that 10 mile bike ride so we will head to The Fruteria. There’s a little something for everyone there; all fresh, all delicious.
And then maybe walk around Blue Star Arts Complex because art and ice cream (I’m looking at you, South Alamode). Next day? We’re headed to the River Walk alright, but south of downtown. Maybe we will park at Espada Park and B-Cycle our way down to Mission San Juan and Mission Espada
After the missions, time for a coffee and lunch break at Commonwealth in Hemisfair Park. We will drive, not B-Cycle there because of 10 miles yesterday! Maybe after that, head down Broadway to show our friends our newest jewel of a Texas museum, The Witte. I’m especially excited to see the Confluence and Culture: 300 Years of San Antonio History exhibit. And how great is it that The Pigpen is right across the street from the Witte? Brisket nachos, beer and live music? Winner.
Day three, we will ease into the day at Local Coffee at the Pearl. Maybe take it easy and spend the morning exploring Hotel Emma. And then, because our friendship began in the world of golf, I think an afternoon at Top Golf will be a great way to let the kids be kids and the adults relax and enjoy eachother.
What would YOU do to showcase San Antonio in 3 days?