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San Antonio Romantic Getaway

Destination(s): San Antonio

You don't even need a rental car for this romantic weekend. Stay downtown at The Westin on the River Walk and enjoy the city and all the history it has to offer, while dining at the best romantic restaurants. read more about San Antonio Romantic Getaway

River Walk

River Walk

  • 454 Losoya
  • (runs through downtown)
  • tel:(210) 227 4262
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205

The River Walk is a must-see for any traveler to San Antonio. The River Walk was conceived in 1929. Downtown had serious flood problems, and Robert Hugman suggested that the city turn the San Antonio River into an asset rather than a hindrance. Hugman's brainchild has since become the essence of the city. Stairways down to the River Walk can be found on street level throughout downtown. Walk down anywhere you like, and wander and explore the great shops, galleries, restaurants and sights. To get the full story on the history of the River Walk, take the Rio San Antonio river barge cruise for a 45-minute narrated tour. It is well worth the price. read more about River Walk

Alamo (The)

Alamo (The)

  • 300 Alamo Plaza
  • tel:(210) 225 1391
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205
Guenther House (The)

Guenther House (The)

  • 205 East Guenther
  • (enter on South Alamo St)
  • tel:210 227 1061
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78204
Church Bistro and Theatre

Church Bistro and Theatre

  • 1150 South Alamo Street
  • tel:210 271 7791
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78210
San Antonio Botanical Garden

San Antonio Botanical Garden

  • 555 Funston
  • (at N New Braunfels Ave)
  • tel:(210) 207 3250 / (210) 207 3097
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78209

Take a relaxing stroll through the beautiful gardens of native Texas plants and flowers. If you want a special treat, plan to have lunch at the Carriage House Bistro on site and dine outside on the patio. For a scenic trip to the gardens, hop onto the VIA Sightseer bus #7. It is only $1 and it will take you right to the front door! read more about San Antonio Botanical Garden

Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood

Bohanan's Prime Steaks and Seafood

  • 219 East Houston Street
  • tel:210 472-2600
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205
Fig Tree Restaurant

Fig Tree Restaurant

  • 515 Villita Street
  • tel:+1 210 224 1976
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205
Paesano's River Walk

Paesano's River Walk

  • 111 W Crocket St
  • (Suite 101)
  • tel:210 227 2782
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205
King William Historic District

King William Historic District

  • 1032 South Alamo Street
  • East bank of the river, just south of downtown
  • tel:(210) 227 8786
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78210

Located just south of the downtown area, the King William Historic District is a residential area that was settled by German immigrants in the 1840s and named for Kaiser Wilhelm, King of Prussia during the 1870s. Today the area attracts visitors who admire the large, impressive houses and walk along the pecan and cypress-shaded streets. The area has also recently become known as a hip and artsy area, boasting edgy art galleries and quaint cafes. read more about King William Historic District

Arneson River Theatre

Arneson River Theatre

  • 418 Villita
  • La Villita
  • tel:210 212 6771 / 210 207 8610
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205
Villita Historic Arts Village (La)

Villita Historic Arts Village (La)

  • South Alamo at Nueva
  • Nueva
  • tel:(210) 207 8610
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  • San Antonio, 78205

La Villita means "Little Village" and it is the original home of the first settlers of San Antonio. Today, people visit La Villita for its quaint cobblestone paths, art galleries and history. It is located on the south bank of the San Antonio River and hosts many outdoor festivals and events with live music and dancing, especially in the springtime. Don't miss a weekend dance performance of Ballet Folklorico at The Arneson River Theater, an amphitheater in La Villita, with the stage located across the San Antonio River. It is quite an experience! read more about Villita Historic Arts Village (La)

Mission San Jose & Visitor Center

Mission San Jose & Visitor Center

  • 6701 San Jose Drive
  • tel:(210) 932 1001 / +1 210 534 8833 (Visitor Center)
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78214

Mission San Jose, located at the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, was founded in 1720 by Father Antonio Margil de Jesús. If you only have time to visit one of the San Antonio Missions, the "Queen of the Missions" is the one to visit. It is the largest of the five Missions and the most fully-restored. The Mission was a church-focused community, where Spanish Missionaries and their Indian converts lived during the 1700s and 1800s. Free ranger-guided tours last 45-60 minutes and are available at 10am, 11am, 2pm, and 3pm. The church still functions and visitors are permitted to attend the Sunday mass. read more about Mission San Jose & Visitor Center

Swig Martini Bar

Swig Martini Bar

  • 111 West Crockett Street #205
  • (between Presa and Navarro streets)
  • tel:+1 210 476 0005
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205
Little Church (The)

Little Church (The)

  • 418 Villita Street
  • La Villita Historic Arts Village
  • tel:(210) 226 3593
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205
San Fernando Cathedral

San Fernando Cathedral

  • 115 Main Plaza
  • tel:(210) 227 1297
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205

The San Fernando Cathedral was founded in 1731 and is the oldest active cathedral in the United States. Located midway between the city center and the Market Square, over 5,000 people participate in weekend masses at the Cathedral every week. The burial tomb of Battle of the Alamo heroes Davey Crockett, Sam Travis and Jim Bowie is also located inside the cathedral. read more about San Fernando Cathedral

Westin River Walk (The)

Westin River Walk (The)

  • 420 W Market St
  • At Navarro
  • tel:+1 210 224 6500
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205
HemisFair Urban Park

HemisFair Urban Park

  • 200 South Alamo St
  • Bounded by Alamo, Bowie, Market, and Durango Sts
  • tel:(210) 207 8572
  • San Antonio, 78205
Mi Tierra Cafe

Mi Tierra Cafe

  • 218 Produce Row
  • (In Market Square)
  • tel:210 225 1262
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78207
Tower of the Americas

Tower of the Americas

  • 600 Hemisfair Park
  • tel:(210) 207 8615
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205

Great views from over 600 feet above the city. Here's a money-saving tip. Instead of paying $10.95 for a ticket to the observation deck at the top of the tower, apply that money towards lunch or dinner at The Chart House restaurant or to just go have a drink at Bar601 (the ride is free for restaurant and bar customers). Check out the Tower of the Americas Plaza, at street level, during the summer. Every Friday night from 7-midnight, there is live music, car shows and other free events. read more about Tower of the Americas

Market Square

Market Square

  • 514 West Commerce St
  • (at South Flores)
  • tel:(210) 207 8600
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78207

The Market Square, just west of city center and walking distance from most downtown hotels, is the scene of festivals and outdoor events year-round. Market Square is at its best in April, during the city-wide Fiesta celebration. The rest of the year visitors will find great Mexican restaurants, traditional Mexican handicrafts and an indoor shopping center where you are sure to find the perfect souvenir to commemorate your trip. read more about Market Square

Biga on the Banks

Biga on the Banks

  • 203 S. St. Mary's St.
  • River Walk, International Center
  • tel:210 225-0722
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205
Boudro's on the Riverwalk

Boudro's on the Riverwalk

  • 421 East Commerce St
  • tel:+1 210 224 8484
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205
Zinc Champagne & Wine Bar

Zinc Champagne & Wine Bar

  • 207 North Presa Street
  • (between Commerce & Market Streets)
  • tel:210 224 2900 / 210 224 1313
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78205
Lone Star Carriage Co

Lone Star Carriage Co

  • 302 Iowa St
  • tel:(210) 533-3977
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78210-1746