San Antonio Journals

San Antonio or Austin

A May 2003 trip to San Antonio by imcarly13

Quote: Hill Country is beautiful. Even though we spent most of our time out and about, it's nice to have a home-y place to come back to.

San Antonio or Austin

Overview

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Quick Tips:

On your way to the resort, stop at a grocery store and pick up a few snacks or even meals if you plan to eat in. The resort is near a few small convenience stores, but we didn't find any larger stores with variety until we got closer to town.

Best Way To Get Around:

You will definitely need a car here. If you plan to stay on the resort grounds for your entire visit, it may be worth it to weigh the cost of a rental versus an 80-mile round-trip taxi to the airport. Most major attractions are about an hour's drive away, though the natural bridge cavens are closer.

Dick's Last Resort

Restaurant

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They call it Dick's for a reason. They do not allow childeren in after lunch since it is a bar. But it does get pretty rowdy. The idea is that all of the waiters are "dicks" and they will say that they hope your food is horrible and will tell you to "get it yourself." They are more mild mannered when interacting with a family, but it is very amusing to see. Just know what to expect and don't take it personally. I hear they have great bachelorette parties!!!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 18, 2004

Dick's Last Resort
406 Navarro
San Antonio, Texas 78205
+1 210 224 0026

Starbucks

Restaurant

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Of course, they have a Starbucks here too. . . It's just like any other and has a better view than most. It is right next to the Hard Rock Cafe and it overlooks the riverwalk.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 18, 2004

Starbucks
111 W Crockett St
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 299-4445

Casa Rio

Restaurant

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It was right on the riverwalk. It is indoor/outdoor dining with great atmosphere. The food was reasonably priced and tasted good, too!

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on February 18, 2004

Casa Rio
430 East Commerce St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 226-6718

San Antonio Zoo

Attraction

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Even though is was a wet day, the zoo was still crowded. We did an express tour of all of the exhibits, but I would have loved to stay all day. There are enough exhibits to occupy an entire afternoon.

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 18, 2004

San Antonio Zoo
3903 N St. Mary's St
San Antonio, Texas 78212
+1 210 734 7184

SeaWorld San Antonio

Attraction | "Sea World"

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This is an educational experience for any person and great fun for a family. There are many different marine animals and also interactive exhibits. Just remember that Texas is very, very, very hot during the summer!

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on February 18, 2004

SeaWorld San Antonio
10500 Sea World Dr
San Antonio, Texas 78251
(800) 700-7786

Riverwalk Boat Tour

Attraction

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The boat cruise takes about an hour. They also have dinner cruises. You will learn about the history of San Antonio and why they needed to build the complex river walk. The tour guides are entertaining and it is nice chance to relax.

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on February 18, 2004

Riverwalk Boat Tour
Riverwalk at Commerce Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Hill Country (TX)

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For my son's first birthday, I wanted to take him to San Antonio Zoo. Why? It seemed like a good excuse to check out another Silverleaf Resort. Silverleaf’s Hill Country resort is conveniently located between San Antonio and Austin TX. This area is great for all ages and interests. I love animals and the outdoors, and my husband likes to relax on the riverwalk. SeaWorld is nearby too. The natural bridge caverns are an awesome sight -- there are also rappelling packages that take you deeper into the caverns than the standard tour. The nightlife is outrageous for the young or young at heart. There is a university nearby too. OK, enough about the location. The resort itself was beautiful....Read More