San Antonio is a southwestern city in Texas. If you’ve watched the TV program THE BRIDGE you know it has the same problems of many border cities; drug smuggling and illegal aliens. But it’s also one of the most visited for vacations in Texas. If you look at some of the pictures of the River Walk they may remind you of a city on another continent.
The difference, of course, is that there’s just one river and the hotels and businesses are newer. But one can dream for a few minutes and imagine being in a gondola.
The River Walk in early morning quiet, serene, and pleasant.
Where to stay depends on how much you want to spend. Prices depend on the proximity to the River Walk.
The Mokara Hotel & Spa San Antonio has the highest rating for hotels on the River Walk and was voted by visitors on Expedia.com as the best experience. It has beautiful rooms with four-poster beds, spa baths, exercise facilities, and an Olympic size swimming pool. Located on W. Crockett St. in San Antonio, costs are $365 to $$429 per night.
The Grand Hyatt got really good ratings and it was much less expensive.
These are only two hotels but you can find any number on the River Walk or within walking distance. There are good restaurants with Mexican food as well as contemporary American food. It’s a nice place to visit for the weekend. There are several things you can do besides eat and sit outside but San Antonio offers food lovers the opportunity to visit acclaimed restaurants, local diners, farmers’ markets and specialty shops.
Listed below are a few points of interest. Every hotel has a map of the River Walk and it is easy to get around.
- River Walk
- The Alamo
- Arneson River Theatre
- Aztec on the River (Aztec Theater)
- San Antonio Majestic Theater
- Rivercenter Mall
- Plaza Wax Museum and Ripley’s Believe It or Not
- Cathedral of San Fernando
- Market Square