A Day In San Antonio, Texas

Last week Wafiq & I went to San Antonio for a couple days because the immigration office is located there and he had a meeting… I took it as a stellar excuse to get out of Austin.

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We stayed at The Crockett Hotel & what a pleasant surprise that was. Great location for everything we had to get done – cute, clean, affordable, great customer service & delicious breakfast (HA!). // Tippidy-Tip: If you plan on going, ask for a room with a window facing The Alamo.

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The Riverwalk & The Alamo are probably the most known parts of San Antonio, or draw in the largest tourist crowds. {Besides Sea World & Six Flags – but captured killer whales + sky high roller coasters aren’t my ideal situation.}

I’m all about playing tourist.

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Crockett Hotel, SA

The Alamo was part of the Texas Revolution, I can’t think of specific movies w/ The Alamo story line but I know they’re out there.  “Remember the Alamo!”

The Battle of the Alamo was the defeat a large Mexican Army had over a small group of Texan Soldiers. Bravely, the Texans managed to hold off the Mexican Army for nearly 13 days!? (I’m not a history buff so I know there’s a ton more to the story but I believe that’s the general idea for anyone scratching their heads) // v i a 

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The Alamo

We walked around outside the Alamo, as it was closed when we were in the area.  And I don’t go outside before 4:00pm, as it’s too hot. (hi)

The entire area near the Alamo is a nice walk.  The buildings are huge & older so there’s history you can easily see.

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We took a recommendation from a local friend of ours and went to The Pearl.  Very pretty, great recommendation.  We got there when the sun was setting & the river was gorgeous.  Lots of wedding & graduation pics happening, as they should be.

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Hotel Emma

I noticed Hotel Emma is all the rage in San Antonio right now.   I’d be interested to stay there on our next trip down.  We didn’t have a chance to check out the inside of the hotel, but the outside was beautiful, similar to the surrounding areas.

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Wafiq always says: “Now point @ the camera”…. ??

I also noticed, the entire area by the Pearl was extremely dog friendly.  Which, hi, yes please.

And after researching the restaurants nearby we landed on a Peruvian-Asian restaurant called Botika Pearl. New, fresh w/a light menu.  Big & open – totally our style.

Besides the unfortunately long, uncomfortable wait at the bar, the restaurant was excellent.  Our waitress was excited, knowledgeable & confident (which I notice can sometimes lack at new restaurants) and the food was gone. We ate it all. Several plates.  Fresh, light, unique and delicious.   Totally recommend.

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Chifa Ceviche – Botika

The next day we walked around the Riverwalk, walkways lining the San Antonio River, in downtown San Antonio.  I made an effort to avoid restaurants.  In such touristy locations they tend to be overpriced & freezer style food – which I can’t stand <–  It’s hurts me to eat that shit.

So we stopped at In & Out Burger on the way home. LOL! My life.

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We also stopped at the San Marcos Outlets on the way home.

OMG OMG OMG if you ever question living in America – go to that outlet mall and all questions will be answered.  I can’t stay away, thanks God Wafiq doesn’t allow me to stay for too long.  Someone savvveeee meeeee!

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And that’s it for the quick couple days in San Antonio!

Even though it was short, it felt like a long & comfortable break.  A few days of a break from your regular routine are super underrated. No matter where you go – go!

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And if you go to San Antonio let me know what you find! I can easily tell there’s a lot more to see & do.

I want to go back soon, anyone from San Antonio want to weigh in?!  I love when locals share their love for their city.

Talk to you laters, stay happy!

Xx

 

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