Known around the world as the proud home of The Alamo, San Antonio is a city of festivities, from the iconic week of Fiesta where floats carry locals down Market Street to the dozens of miles of greenbelt that stretch across the city’s lush perimeter. Get through downtown with ease, whether you’ve got an event to attend at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center or simply want to stay close to the riverwalk, all by paying attention to where you stay. Reserve a room at the heart of Alamo Plaza for close access to citywide trolleys and horseback carriages, one of the most popular choices being The Menger haunted Victorian space. Those looking to stay close to San Antonio International for quick flights out should book smart with a room on Connally Loop, many of the stays offering the perk of shuttles among other 3-star amenities.
Keep the beauty of the day going by keeping each moment close, something especially easy to do in a place that makes you feel like family. Start by exploring the four iconic missions sprawled across the south side, all of which are connected via greenbelt trails, the many historic churches also adding the ease of on-site bike rentals. For something more traditional, head to Brackenridge Park for easy access to quaint trails and a slew of family-friendly landmarks that include the San Antonio Zoo, Japanese Tea Garden, and San Antonio Botanical Garden, each one offering vast wildlife and exotic flora. No trip to Texas’ cultural capital would be complete without a solid meal. Get ‘r done right by having a treat at Rita’s on the Riverwalk, home to popular nachos and a happy hour that’s hard to beat, or go all out at the iconic 24-hour Mi Tierra Mexican Restaurant, located on the brim of Market Square and offering the perfect after-hours hotspot, whether it be after a long night of music on North St. Mary’s Street or an early dinner post shopping.