Upbeat and up-and-coming, San Antonio is more than just the country’s seventh-largest city. With unique historic attractions and an extra helping of good barbecue and Texas hospitality, this landlocked city is an unexpectedly romantic destination. Here's a San Antonio travel agenda to help you plan the perfect trip.
Where to Stay: Riverwalk Vista Bed & Breakfast
Plush leather chairs, historic digs and beautifully appointed rooms make this boutique hotel a Southern escape you’ll find tough to leave — but the prime Riverwalk location might be just the thing you need to change your mind and start exploring.
What to Eat: The Cove
Good food and good feelings are the stars of The Cove’s offerings, which include a sustainable, organic and local menu, a veritable Texas beer oasis with more than 50 Texas beers on tap at all times and a quirky live music venue. There’s also a dog run for four-legged friends, but it’s the fresh burgers that will steal your heart.
Where to Go: The Riverwalk
Also known as the Paseo del Rio, the San Antonio Riverwalk is a recently revamped network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River. The tree-lined paths wind all the way through the city center and are a great way to see the city on foot.
Need to Know
- Visit Market Square, rumored to be the biggest Mexican-inspired market outside of Mexico.
- Beyond traditional attractions, the city has a growing local arts scene worth exploring.
- The brisket at Smokehouse, one hour into Hill Country, is unforgettable.