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An Air Force Wedding

Destination(s): San Antonio

One motivation for this trip was to see the wedding of some good friends. However, the real reason was to spend one last weekend in Texas with people who are soon moving away, to Phoenix and Utah and elsewhere. Good food, good drinks and good times (and some hot friggin' weather) were the mark of the weekend, and while there weren't any crazy adventures had or epic stories made, it's still a memory of Texas I'll have forever. read more about An Air Force Wedding

The Egg & I

The Egg & I

  • Blanco Rd. & I-410
  • 830 NW Loop 410, STE 107
  • tel:210-366-9000
  • Visit website
  • San Antonio, 78216

The Egg & 1 chain of restaurants began in Colorado and has slowly expanded to include locations in Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, Alabama and Nebraska. Known for their generous portions, fresh ingredients and friendly staff, the Egg & I is always a solid choice for breakfasts and lunches. With original versions of traditional items (greek frittata, raspberry multi-grain pancakes) as well as plenty of non-egg items, everyone will find something they like at this cozy breakfast place. read more about The Egg & I

Twin Sisters Bakery & Cafe

Twin Sisters Bakery & Cafe

  • 6322 North New Braunfels Avenue
  • tel:210 822 2265
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  • San Antonio, 78209
Tomatillo's Cafe y Cantina

Tomatillo's Cafe y Cantina

  • 3210 Broadway
  • tel:210 824-3005
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  • San Antonio, 78209
Orange Cup

Orange Cup

  • 15900 La Cantera Pkwy
  • Ste 2618
  • tel:210.558.7477
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  • San Antonino, 78256

Riding the frozen yogurt craze initiated by PinkBerry and the like, now comes Orange Cup. With a few basic, tangy base yogurts (natural, Acai, zum and more to come soon) and more extras than you can shake a stick at, Orange Cup lets you customize your frozen treat pretty much any way you'd like. They also print out the nutritional profile of your dessert (how many grams of sugar, fat, carbs, etc) so you can see just how healthy, or not, your choices are. Orange Cup stores feature futuristic interiors and the "cone of silence" - a plastic cone that hangs above your booth and acts as a personal speaker system if you'd rather listen to your ipod than the techno that normally pulsates from the speakers. The perfect treat for a hot Texas afternoon, Orange Cup is as refreshing as a dip in the Guadalupe river. read more about Orange Cup

Floore's Country Store

Floore's Country Store

  • 14464 Old Bandera Rd
  • Helotes (2 miles north of Loop 1604)
  • tel:210.695.8827
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  • Helotes, 78023

John T. Floore's Country Store is famous for its live country music, and rightfully so. For 60 years it has been showcasing some of the finest country music acts, from names we all know (Willie Nelson) to those who have yet to be discovered by the general populace (Eli Young Band). Floore's is an official Texas Historical Marker and has also been admitted to the National Register of Historic Places. With an indoor and outdoor stage, a cafe with a menu full of Texas home cooking and a friendly, if somewhat boisterous, crowd, Floore's is an authentic Texas experience not to be missed. read more about Floore's Country Store

Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio

Sheraton Gunter Hotel San Antonio

  • 205 East Houston
  • (at St. Mary's St)
  • tel:+1 210 227 3241
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  • San Antonio, 78205
Flying Saucer

Flying Saucer

  • 11255 Huebner Rd
  • #212 @ I-10
  • tel:(210) 647-PINT
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  • San Antonio, 78230

Flying Saucer is a huge, relaxed bar and restaurant in San Antonio. With indoor and outdoor seating options (perfect for enjoying a cold beer on a warm summer night), this is the perfect place to grab a brew with friends. The beer selection here is extensive, including everything from local micro brews to European ales and ciders. Big wooden picnic tables inside and out, a friendly staff and slightly saucy wall decorations all contribute to the friendly, low-key atmosphere. read more about Flying Saucer

River Walk

River Walk

  • 454 Losoya
  • (runs through downtown)
  • tel:(210) 227 4262
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  • 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

Waxy O'Connor's

Waxy O'Connor's

  • 234 Riverwalk
  • tel:210.229.9299
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  • San Antonio, 78205

Waxy O'Connor's is located on the ground floor of the historic San Antonio Loan and Trust Building in the heart of San Antonio's Riverwalk. Although the building itself is over 100 years old, the pub and its interior were actually designed and built in Ireland, then shipped to their final home in Texas. With indoor and outdoor seating options, live Irish music and friendly staff, Waxy's is one of those rare bars that allows for conversation and story telling (which is always more enjoyable after a few pints, right?). read more about Waxy O'Connor's