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The Mokara Hotel & Spa on the river walk, a great place to stay while you visit

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A beautiful cathedral near the river walk 

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The oldest bar on the river walk, The Esquire Tavern is full of charm and delicious gin drinks

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The fountains near the river walk are the perfect place to relax and enjoy a cup of joe

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Ivy and potted plants line the staircases on the river walk

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Blue Star bicycling company located in the Blue Star arts complex

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Soda on tap at Blue Star Brewery

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A little beer sampling at Blue Star Brewery

My hubby and I decided to take a spontaneous trip to San Antonio this past weekend and we had a blast. We spent Saturday morning strolling through the river walk boasting of umbrella covered tables, river boat tours, fresh margaritas, and ducks trying to make friends in exchange for a few tortilla chips (if the dogs wouldn’t be jealous, I would’ve brought them all home with me). It is really picturesque for brunch on Sunday or even a dinner out on Saturday. If you’ve never been, the river boat tour at night is really great too, you get to see the river walk lit up while learning about how the river walk came to be (and also the sun is down, so you don’t have to slather on so much sun screen you slip out off the seats).

After the river walk, we headed over to the Blue Star Arts Complex area (which is only a couple of miles from the river walk). This unique little area offers yummy food, bike riding paths, live entertainment, art, and Texas beer (it’s pretty perfect). We decided to head into the brewing company to cool down (it’s pretty hot in Texas, I don’t know if you guys know that) and relax with a few beers. My hubby and I shared (and by shared I mean I sipped while my husband finished them all) a beer sampler. The sampler is an amazing deal, $15 for a sample of all the beers on tap; I would suggest that with some of their fries.

We were there to hang out with my husband’s family, so we cut our tour stops short, but I wanted to share a few other places I love to visit while we are there:

  • A 45 minute drive from San Antonio, Fredericksburg, TX is an adorable small town to visit. It has wineries, cute shops, and the small town feel we all love.
  • The Pearl District in San Antonio is an area restored into a flourishing and trendy community. It features a brewery, walking trail, cute shops, modern apartments, foodie stops, and unique style that makes you want to move there today.
  • Boerne, TX is located 15 minutes away from the Guadalupe River State Park, which is perfect for kayaking, floating, or just relaxing. The town has cute shops to browse in and a variety of places to eat, it’s a sweet little town to visit.

Whether you stay on the river walk, drive out to Fredericksburg, or just hit up a Spurs game, San Antonio is a fun place to visit (and in the winter, if you’re needing a warm weather break, head out to San Antonio, it will probably still be 80 there).


  1. Hannah (Kelley) Cupit says:

    Aww Daniel is from there! You just gave me lots of ideas for when we go back to visit. We never do any of the tourist-y things so now I’m excited to go back and try these places out! Love this post 🙂

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