Texas and Howard Days 2022

San Antonio

Texas trip

The first city we will visit is San Antonio since Dallas really only is for sleeping. I didn’t know that the city was so large. It’s the second largest city in the Southern United States. Founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost in 1718. The city became the first chartered civil settlement in present-day Texas in 1731. Read more about San Antonio on Wikipedia. From Dallas to San Antonio it will take approximately 4 hours 30 minutes.

What to see or do in San Antonio?

We have actually had quite a few suggestions of what to see in this city. Some of them are:

  • The River Walk:
  • The Alamo – is on one of the spurs of the River Walk.
  • Next door is the Menger Hotel, very old and elegant. Very haunted as well. Fun just to walk through.
  • SeaWorld – pay the money and get to swim with the dolphins.
  •  The Mercado – is the big outdoor shopping place for Mexican imports. Fun walkabout.
  • The Three Sisters Drive – just west of SA
  • On the way up to Austin, just a few miles north of SA, near New Braunfels is Schlitterbahn. The best waterpark in the country, as it is spring-fed, with no chlorine.
  • For those who prefer less standing around and more sitting and drinking, you can float the Guadalupe River. A spring-fed river, this has been a Texas tradition forever. Cool, clear water, usually a decent pace but very gentle, you sit in an inner tube and just float. They also rent inner tubes with bottoms added, to hold your cooler. Can get crazy on the weekends, especially in the summer.

We’ll stay in San Antonio for 3 nights before driving off to Austin.