The last thing I want to do is encourage cliches, but the last couple months have been insane! I know everyone and their mother says that, so don't get me wrong, I'm lucky and recognize I have no reason to complain. That said, after a two month marathon of wrapping up work projects, organizing our move, and prepping for our trip to Alaska, things are finally starting to wind down, and the stillness is intensely comforting.
Prior to our move, the hubs spent a month commuting between CA & TX, which meant our weekends were precious time to enjoy some our favorite destinations in TX.
If you haven't yet visited, don't underestimate TX as a getaway destination! San Antonio is one of our favorite cities to weekend, and I swear that riverwalk is magic in moonlight!
Moving forward Glitterary will feature more travel destinations with local tips to inspire and guide your adventures, and to get us started, below is a quick bucket list to San Antonio...
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Scene: Riverwalk - at night! Don't get me wrong, you should definitely visit the riverwalk in daylight - it's much better for pictures, but there is something about the riverwalk at night that seduces you - it's magic, and once you experience it, you know :)
Instagram: The Alamo A National Historic Landmark, the Alamo is an old Spanish Mission built by Catholic missionaries in 1744. Most famous for the 1836 Battle of the Alamo (Independence of Texas from Mexico), "Remember the Alamo" became the cry of the Texans for the remainder of the war.
Foodie Moment: Zinc Bistor & Wine Bar Open late, this quaint bistro is nestled in a historic building more than a century old. The menu is simple bistro fare with an upscale southwestern flare. With an french emphasis on champagne, the bar menu is endless, and the specialty cocktails are divine! If you'll be dining in the courtyard, be sure to ask about the fine imported cigars ;)
Rest & Relax : Omni La Mansion del Rio Est. 1853 as a school, which later became St. Mary's College, and in 1966 was purchased by two former students to be remodeled as a luxury hotel, just in time for Hemisfair, San Antonio’s 1968 World Fair. Did I mention it's on the riverwalk?...
Explore: Pearl District Up and coming neighborhood surrounding Pearl brewery. Here, many historic buildings have been restored as restaurants and shops with a new trendy energy. Not a tourist destination, and not necessarily representative of San Antonio's history, rather a blend of the culture that's come to be. If you want to hang with the locals, enjoy the weekend farmer's market!