Reporting Live from San Antonio
My dearest apologies to the rest of Texas, but San Antonio is my favorite. It just is. Which honestly has a lot to do with the fact that I didn’t have to drive anywhere the two days we were there.
San Antonio is rich in history. It is the most visited city in Texas. It is home to 5 missions that you can visit still today. And it is the birthplace of barbed wire, Texas longhorn cattle, Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders, and many other national treasures.
Seth is a history guy, so he also really liked all the San Antonio had to offer. So here are my recs for when you are reporting live from San Antonio
Where to Stay:
My best advice here is to stay somewhere that is on the River Walk. The River Walk runs 15 miles through San Antonio and makes navigating the city convenient. We stayed at the Hotel Havana during our stay in San Antonio. The hotel was built in 1914 is located on the River Walk and draws inspiration from Mediterranean Revival that was popular in Cuba at the time. The hotel is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Hotel Havana also has a restaurant, Ocho, in the back of the hotel that faces the River Walk. I liked staying here because it wasn’t in the heart of the hustle of the River Walk, but it wasn’t a far walk to get to the restaurants and shops. Our room had the cutest orange SMEG fridge and I have decided that having a SMEG fridge in our house one day is a non-negotiable.
Things to Do:
-Explore the River Walk: The River Walk was by farrrrrrrr my favorite thing in San Antonio. I loved just being able to walk wherever we wanted to go. The River Walk was also the perfect place to start our morning with a walk or run. There are tons of cute shops, bars, and restaurants to check out on the River Walk. I saw a bunch of boat tours go by, so if that's your vibe you can also take one of those while visiting San Antonio.
-San Fernando Cathedral: In the heart of San Antonio, you can find the beautiful San Fernando Cathedral. It is a short distance from the River Walk and worth the steps to visit. The church has been around for more that 281 years, and has the distinction of being the oldest standing church building in Texas.
-The Alamo: Did you really visit San Antonio if you didn't visit The Alamo?? In my opinion, no. The Alamo was an 18th century Franciscan Mission in San Antonio, Texas, which was the location of an important battle for Texans fighting for independence from Mexico. It is free to visit The Alamo, but you have to reserve a time in advance to visit. The offer audio tours or group tours for an extra cost. Fun fact, we actually routed our entire road trip across the country to visit The Alamo.
Our trip to San Antonio was quick, but we were able to explore a lot! We will DEFINITELY be back here...who knows...maybe buy a house there??? I could see myself living in San Antonio. Yee Haw Y'all. See ya next week! xoxo, Ris 🦋