Andrew and I decided to explore San Antonio last weekend for Memorial Day. It was only a 3 hour drive for us and we got a killer deal on a river front hotel! We were able to walk or take a river taxi from our hotel which made everything so much easier. We walked and toured all around the river walk to get the history of all the buildings and art. San Antonio is filled with art! We explored the missions of San Antonio and we even crashed a wedding at San Fernando De Bexar Cathedral. It was such a fun trip and when we left, we felt like we truly explored all that San Antonio had to offer us.
The photos above were all taken while we walked around the river walk!
The Alamo was really cool to see as well. We got there as soon as it opened to avoid wasting any time in line! “The 18th-century mission church where Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie and 188 others waged their last stand against the Mexican army for Texas independence has become a state symbol. The most famous historical site in Texas, the mission has been restored to its original condition and offers tours, relics of the past, and a gift shop with memorabilia for history enthusiasts”.
We also took a River Cruise! It was exciting and entertaining narrative of the rich history of the San Antonio River! Cruises are about 35 minutes long and cover one and a half miles of the beautiful San Antonio River Walk.
We also grabbed a bear and tour at the Buckhorn Saloon! “For over 131 years, The Buckhorn Saloon has been known as a gathering place for good conversation, great food and spectacular wildlife exhibits. Today, the saloon houses a Café, Gift Shop, Shooting Gallery and our two museums, the Buckhorn Museum and the Texas Ranger Museum. The Buckhorn Museum features wildlife from all over the world; including fish from the seven seas, animals from every continent and strange animal oddities which have been collected for over 100 years!” The tour was so awesome and the history of the bar truly blew my mind. They would accept hunted animals as cash to exchange for beer and shots of whiskey. It was a gem to find in San Antonio!
We also took a double decker tour bus around the entire city of San Antonio, thanks to Groupon! It was fun to just relax, feel the breeze, and learn more about the city. The bus driver was hilarious and had everyone laughing! We took the bus drivers recommendation about trying Rosella Coffee Co. You could order coffee with a shot of whiskey! I stuck with my normal soy latte but the coffee shop was retro and unique. It was just a short walk from our hotel too. We woke up early Sunday morning and walked to the coffee shop along the river walk from our hotel. It was beautiful and so peaceful.
We also enjoyed our hotel outdoor pool and bar! We seriously saved so much time by having our hotel on the river and being able to take river taxi's that we could do everything we wanted and more in San Antonio!
Thanks to Groupon, we were able to check out the Tower of Americas! It is located in downtown San Antonio, and about 750-foot-tall. Tower of the Americas provides guests the most spectacular view of the Alamo City. It also had a restaurant, bar, and 4-D movie theater! It was so much fun and sooo cheap to do!