Last week, I spent three days in beautiful San Antonio, Texas. This was my fourth visit to the River City. The weather was ideal–sunny with temps in the 70s and, thankfully, no sign of any pesky mosquitos! I attended a conference during the day and spent each evening strolling and dining along the River Walk. My friends and I also made the short walk from our hotel (Marriott Riverwalk) to the Alamo and took the obligatory selfies and group pics. There was no time to tour the fort, so I had to be satisfied with viewing it from the outside. (I have toured it in the past and find its history fascinating!) I am always surprised at how small it looks crowded in amongst the surrounding downtown buildings. We returned to Alamo Square the following evening and got caught up in the Fiesta crowd, which gathers each April to honor the heroes of the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto. In keeping with the cultural festivities, I was serenaded by a mariachi band with a rousing rendition of “La Bamba” at Rio Rio (Mexican Restaurant) on the last evening of my visit! (The band plays for tips and is quite enthusiastic and entertaining.)
See my Visiting San Antonio, Texas page under the Travel Tips and Talk link on the homepage menu.
San Antonio is easily one of my favorite places to visit in the United States–picturesque and fun! For an “insider’s view,” visit http://www.sanantonioinsider.com/index.htm.