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San Antonio in January

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San Antonio in January

My husband and I will be in San Antonio in the middle of January for business. We are going to take an extra week to see more of the area. We are trying to decide if we should stay longer in San Antonio or drive to Corpus Cristi or Padre Island. We have not been to San Antonio before and we are not sure how much there is to see. We are also not sure if it would be worth the drive to Padre Island. Any thoughts?

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1. Re: San Antonio in January

There is plenty to see and do in and around San Antonio to keep you busy for a week or more. It's the most visited city in Texas and has lots of history, culture, and excellent food. If you want to go to the coast for a few days that's also doable, but keep in mind that it is winter, and while this part of Texas doesn't get the winter you'll be having in Iowa, it's probably not going to be swimming or sun bathing weather, even down in South Padre. The average high in South Padre in January is 68 degrees.

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2. Re: San Antonio in January

Of course a lot has to do with what you like to do. Check some of the previous posts to get a good idea of fun things. FYI the San Antonio Cocktail Conference is January 16-19.

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3. Re: San Antonio in January

Corpus Christi is just over 2 hours by car and Port Aransas or north Padre Island would be a nice coastal visit. I personally love the beach at this time of the year. We do get the nasty blue northers that make walking the beach unpleasant but you could easily find great, sunny weather as well.

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Winter in Texas can be very mild and then a cold front comes down and we could be hit with very frigid temps, ice, sleet or snow. Then front passes and we go back to sweater weather within 24 to 48 hours of that front. We just never know. Also, the other thing that is sad, is that our beautiful green trees have lost their leaves and the grass is not so green. This makes for sightseeing on our Hill Country Roads fun, but not so pretty as in the Spring and Summer when everything is green again.

I personally would ditch the ocean and concentrate on the quaint Hill Country towns all around San Antonio. Here is a great website:

http://texashillcountry.com

http://texaswinetrail.com

www.mytexashillcountry.com/relocating.html

fodors.com/world/…

http://www.texaswinetrail.com

http://www.visitfredericksburgtx.com (love this quaint German town with great shopping. Look at the YouTube videos)

gotexanwine.org/texaswinetrails/hillcountry.…

http://www.gruenetexas.com

toursanmarcos.com/visitor-information/index.…

http://www.newbraunfels.com

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5. Re: San Antonio in January

Thanks! That will give me some things to think about. I would rather be going later in the spring when the weather is warmer, but I am sure it will still be nicer than it is in Iowa! I will check out the listed websites-thanks much!

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6. Re: San Antonio in January

Temps on the coast can often be considerably warmer than the Hill Country. Freezes and snow not uncommon in the Hill Country, snow along the coast is a once in a 100 year event.

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