San Antonio In A Day
Do You Only Have 1 Day To Visit San Antonio?
There are quite a few cities that you need more than 1 day to feel like you have toured it. It has been noticed that not everyone has the extra travel time to spend more than 1 day in any given city, so we have compiled a 'Must Do' list for you.
In The Morning
The Patio Café – Before you head out to the beautiful city, get your breakfast at the campground's Patio Café, open 7:30am-11:30am. You may grab your tasty breakfast to go or sit and enjoy inside of Frederick Hall.
The Spanish Governor's Palace – This was constructed in the early 18th century and restored in the 1930s. This National Historic Landmark represents the last visual remnants of the Presidio San Antonio de Béjar. The Presidio was established as the result of a rivalry between Spain and France in the early 1700's for dominance of the territory that is now a part of the southwestern United States. Also, explore outside to see the lovely landscaped gardens. Address is 105 Plaza de Armas, San Antonio, TX 78205 https://www.spanishgovernorspalace.org/History-Culture
Market Square - Continue west on Commerce Street to soak in the Mexican culture at the Market Square. When you are here, you will be able to explore the carts and vendor stalls that have an abundance of arts, crafts, and cuisine. San Antonio is famous for its Tex-Mex Cuisine as well. There is live entertainment every weekend. Check out their website for activities and events going on. https://www.marketsquaresa.com
In The Afternoon
Mi Tierra Café Y Panadería - This is a landmark Tex-Mex restaurant that was established in 1941. Try the tasty tacos and sizzling fajitas. There are plenty of beverage options to sit and enjoy the atmosphere. Don't forget to grab your favorite Mexican pastries. Address and phone number 218 Produce Row, San Antonio, TX 78207 (210) 225-1262 https://lafamiliacortez.com/mi-tierra/
The Riverwalk - This is arguably the heart and soul of San Antone. You can walk, kayak, or take a boat tour on The Riverwalk. There are plenty of access points to a stairway to get down 20 feet below the city street to the famous river. Meander with the river to find plenty of bars, restaurants, shops, and hotels. https://www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com
The Alamo - Remember the Alamo! Just a few short blocks away from The Riverwalk, you will be transported back in time to see exhibits and artifacts from one of the USA's most important times in history. If you want to visit The Alamo Church (free, but you still need to obtain a timed entry ticket per person) or purchase a Guided Tour, you may do so with the following link. Address 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205 https://www.thealamo.org
La Villita – After your dive into history, go to the oldest neighborhood in the city. During the Texas war for independence from Mexico, La Villita became the site of revolutionary activity. On November 2, 1835, La Villita resident Samuel A. Maverick, who later became one of the signers of the Texas Declaration of Independence, wrote "nothing done today, but a little firing at long distances and without effect, at the picket guards of the Mexicans on the edge of La Villita." Tradition maintains that General Martín Perfecto de Cos, a brother-in-law of Mexico's President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, surrendered to the Texan commander, General Edward Burleson, after the five-day Siege of Bexar in December 1835 at the Villita Street building today called the [Cos House]. La Villita is now a vibrant arts and crafts community. https://www.lavillitasanantonio.com
Tower Of The Americas – This 750 foot tall building was built for the 1968 World's HemisFair. It is a 6 minute drive or 15 minute walk away from The Alamo. The stunning views are best at dusk. 739 E César E Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 https://www.toweroftheamericas.com
In The Evening
Chart House – Remain in The Tower Of The Americas and enjoy dining with breathtaking views. Dress code is business or dressy casual. No beachwear, gym attire, baseball caps, athletic apparel, or excessively revealing clothing will be allowed in the restaurant. Address and phone number 739 E César E Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 223-3101 https://www.toweroftheamericas.com/dining/
The Friendly Spot Ice House – For casual dining, The Friendly Spot is a 5 minute drive or 16 minute walk from The Tower Of The America's. They have a good variety of food, including burgers, fish tacos, and ice cream. There are many beers on tap and non-alcoholic options as well. This is a pet and family friendly restaurant. Address and phone number 943 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205 (210) 224-2337 https://thefriendlyspot.com