Summary: Discover fascinating and quirky things to do in San Antonio beyond the tourist traps around the Alamo
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There are actually things to do in San Antonio beyond eating at a crowded restaurant on the downtown River Walk, dodging the street vendors as you make your way to the Alamo or waiting in line for a table at Mi Tienda restaurant in the Mercado. All those things are great, but you don’t have to do the same things every time you are in the Alamo City. Since my daughter moved to San Antonio at the beginning of the year, I’m getting a chance to “live like a local” on the weekend visits.
Other Things to do in San Antonio
On this trip we would visit the other four Spanish missions, and appreciate an artfully revived industrial area. We would experience an ice cream and booze lover’s dream, rediscover a deep south treat at a farmers market and have a unique experience with reverse discrimination while we took a Comal river soak. I may never return to my old tourist stops after this.
We stayed in an older Hispanic area of small homes and fenced-in front yards. It sat just two houses from the San Antonio River. The gentrification that is slowing creeping in from Southtown and the Mission area has left this area between Probandt and Flores streets relatively unchanged. But you can tell it is on its way. With the proximity to downtown, the Blue Star area, and I-10, this is a perfect location to live in and experience San Antonio. If you don’t have family in San Antonio, find something similar to rent from great privately owned homes We’ve always had great luck renting in neighborhoods.
Update: If you don’t have a lot of time to search for a place to stay, check out AllTheRooms. I understand they’re the largest accommodations search engine and combine sites like Expedia, Airbnb, and hundreds of other sites. Sounds like a sensible way to maximize your choices. [Read more…]