And….we’re off. #BayouTravel is headed west! Although we have featured Texas travel in the past, this visit will bring us to San Antonio. San Antonio is a wonderful destination your family is bound to like. Aside from the numerous family attraction, San Antonio offers culture, sports and museums your family will enjoy. Be sure to visit this week and next, as we take on Texas Travel with our #BayouTravel atraction recap posts.
A trip to San Antonio might bring to mind the Alamo, but there is certainly much more to see and do in this beautiful city. If you’re planning a trip to this Texas town, you might want to keep in mind a few of the following travel tips, whether you see the Alamo or not.
Choose Your Travel Dates Carefully
San Antonio is a busy, busy city. It boasts a number of institutions of higher learning and the city is a popular location for conventions and business events. Because of these things, weekends are actually the best times to visit with your family. During the week, most hotels are booked with business travelers and for family tourism, most hotels have better rates on weekends.
Planning your visit to San Antonio on a weekend will actually save you a little money.
Be sure to check local tourism websites before planning your visit to San Antonio. The city hosts a number of conventions so you will want to avoid visiting during those times. You can check with the city’s tourism site to see what dates already have conventions scheduled, then mark those dates off your calendar!
While you’re checking the calendar for the city, look for some of the local festivals and events that might be worth checking out. For example, the city hosts Fiesta San Antonio every April. This 10-day event features a celebration of the heroes and heritage that helped build the city and the state.
Go a Little Farther for Cheaper Eats
There are several restaurants located around the River Walk and other areas that are heavy with tourists. Those eating spots are a lot more expensive than restaurants that are a few blocks farther away. Go the extra distance if you’re hoping to save some money on your food.
Make Reservations with Busy Restaurants
If you’re planning on splurging a little one a dining trip to one of the restaurants along the River Walk, plan ahead. You will probably want to call ahead to make a reservation or at least find out if there is a better time to drop in to eat.
Check Out Mexican Culture
While you’re visiting San Antonio, don’t miss out on visiting the El Mercado — or Market Square. You will find a variety of things that will help you experience the Mexican culture that has been such a big influence on the city. Whether it’s delicious Mexican foods, crafts, or other homemade wares, you can find it at Market Square.
San Antonio is a unique city that offers plenty of flavor and culture. If you plan to visit, be sure to allow plenty of time to explore and see all that this beautiful city has to offer.
Be sure to check back we will have a full recap of our visit when we return.