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Planning a trip to the Riverwalk

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Planning a trip to the Riverwalk

Hello, my wife and I (in our forties) are going to San Antonio to celebrate our anniversary for 3 days (4/9 - 4/12) and would like itinerary and dining suggestions.

We plan to stay at La Quinta, 100 W.Cesar Chavez Blvd for the first two nights, then rent a car and stay the third night at Brackenridge House Bed and Breakfast, 230 Madison for one night before driving to South Mission and South Padre for the weekend to visit friends.

Thanks for any suggestions

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1. Re: Planning a trip to the Riverwalk

in walking distance of Madision Street are:

www.guentherhouse.com

for breakfast- share a plate of biscuits and gravy then a waffle or pancakes!

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Tito's for Tex Mex food..breakfast, lunch

http://www.titosrestaurant.com/welcome.html

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Madhatters Tea for a break

http://www.madhatterstea.com/

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Blue Star Art Gallery complex and Blue Star Brewery

http://www.bluestarbrewing.com/intro.html

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on the riverwalk...try Boudros for a prickly pear margarita and their guacamole made table side

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Market Square...Mi Tierra or La Margrita....hang out, people watch, sip on mango margaritas

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKUxOD0tJic

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the usual, the missions, Alamo, IMAX, San Fernando

enjoy

Edited: 6:02 am, March 30, 2013
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2. Re: Planning a trip to the Riverwalk

Happy anniversary, and you picked a great town to celebrate it in! May I suggest that on the Riverwalk, you stroll, people-watch, and perhaps stop to have a cold beverage at any of the restaurants with outdoor seating (Zocca's is our favorite, but there are a lot more).

Please visit La Villita--a collection of historic houses that have been coverted to shops featuring imported goods, hand-made wares, and a variety of San Antonio souvenirs. It is just off the Riverwalk.

Also, you might like to visit El Mercado, which has a bunch of shops featuring items imported from Mexico, and two of the iconic restaurants--Mi Tierra and La Margarita. We love to go to Mi Tierra for breakfast--migas and huevos rancheros.

If you have time, and if it interests you, go to the Institute of Texan Cultures, which has exhibits explaining the different immigrant groups that made Texas, Texas! The docents are great--and be sure to see the haunted hearse and hear its story.

For dining it is hard to go wrong--we love La Foccacia on St. Mary St., and of course Zocca on the Riverwalk. There is something for every palate and pocketbook. May I suggest that you check out the restaurant reviews for San Antonio here on Trip Advisor?

Please have a great time, and let us know about your trip!

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3. Re: Planning a trip to the Riverwalk

LadyofTexas - we will be visiting around the same time. What is proper attire for sightseeing and most of the restaurants you mentioned?

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4. Re: Planning a trip to the Riverwalk

very casual, jeans and walking shorts....due to the number of tourists, walking shorts are even acceptable at Mass downtown

dress for comfort/coolness..cloths and waling shoes!

Edited: 4:55 am, April 01, 2013
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5. Re: Planning a trip to the Riverwalk

in San Antonio, you can get away with bright colors/patterns...esp. since Fiesta is just around the corner

livinsassy.com/wp-content/…DSC_0768_1.jpg

Edited: 4:58 am, April 01, 2013
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6. Re: Planning a trip to the Riverwalk

Be warned that some restaurants (and other indoor activities) may have cold airconditioning. Often folks bring a light sweater for just such an occasion.

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7. Re: Planning a trip to the Riverwalk

If your plans include formal, romantic, celebratory dining you may also consider Las Canarias (La Mansion Hotel, riverwalk), Bigas on the Bank (riverwalk), or The Colonial Room (Menger Hotel). Each of these are located downtown and would be pricey; $100-$200+, based upon choice of food and beverage.

The restaurants are all listed in the top 10 for TripAdvisor restaurants, and each have websites including respective menus. Reservations are highly recommended. Coat and slacks would be appropriate attire. There will be diners in slacks and dress shirts and other diners in suit and tie.

Another celebratory dining experience may also include dining at the Chart House, atop the 750ft Tower of the Americas. This restaruant has some mixed reviews (mostly favorable), and the price reflects dining in the revolving tower overlooking all of San Antonio.

Hope you enjoy your anniversary celebration in San Antonio!

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8. Re: Planning a trip to the Riverwalk

You have been given some excellent choices in what to do & where to eat.

I would highly recommend doing the river tour cruise 1st to get your bearing for the riverwalk + lots of good info as well. It's a 45 min narrated cruise. www.rioSanAntonio.com

Also grab a snack or dinner @ Boudro's www.boudros.com especially get the guacamole prepared tableside with a yummy Prickly Pear Margarita so yummy !!!

If you are looking for special dinner for your anniversary I would suggest there as a thought for the special occasion.

Chart House as suggested above for a spectacular view with superior service & great food. www.toweroftheamericas.com

You could also have dinner on the river barge which is very special. www.rioSanAntonio.com you can choose which restaurant !!!!

For very fine dining with very good steaks & seafood there is Bohanan's www.bohanans.com

You also have Texas De Brazil www.texasdeBrazil.com/location/san-antonio

Las Canarias for a Sunday Champagne Brunch @ La Mansion Del Rio www.omnilamansion.com

Defintely grab breakfast, lunch or dinner @ Market Square www.marketsquaresa.com for some very good Tex Mex @ La Margarita www.lamargarita.com or Mi Tierra www.mitierracafe.com

For things to do, what is your interest so we can give you a better itinerary in what to do ????

Definitely visit the Alamo www.thealamo.org but before going you may want to see the movie "Price of Freedom" to give you the importance of the Alamo @ RIvercenter Mall www.imax-sa.com www.shoprivercenter.com

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