San Antonio Journals

Say Hello to San Antonio

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A March 2007 trip to San Antonio by melissabowman

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Quote: On our adventure to Corpus Christi we stopped in San Antonio at the River walk going out there and coming home.

Say Hello to San Antonio

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Overview

ceiling Photo, San Antonio, Texas
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For several years I have wanted to go to San Antonio. Living only a few hours away, it just did not seem right that we had not been able to make it out there for one reason or another. Well, I finally got the chance to spend a little time out there. For spring break, we decided to go to Corpus Christi and my husband surprised me by stopping downtown on the way to Corpus. Of course, I was very excited. San Antonio has so much history and is a great tourist town to visit. I guess I had been there once when I was really little, but I had not been within the past decade and felt I needed to see things again. San Antonio has tons of great activities for all ages. There is a theme park (Fiesta Texas, which ...Read More

Mi Tierra Cafe

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Restaurant

Mi Tierra Cafe Photo, San Antonio, Texas
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"Mi Tierra is a noisy, good-smelling, visually dizzying place, hung with thousands of Christmas lights and other random decorations. It's also one of the oldest, biggest, and best Tex-Mex restaurants in San Antonio. It is placed in the center of Market Square, which is located in the downtown area. Surrounded by all things Tex-Mex it is a perfect fit in the Tex-Mex Capital of the world. And if that is not good enough, they never close. They are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and all 365 days of the year. In fact, when you come to eat there, you will see a sign that says "we never close". When you walk into Mi Terra, that is if you can get through the door, you will probably have to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on April 26, 2007

Mi Tierra Cafe
218 Produce Row
San Antonio, Texas 78207
(210) 225-1262

Things to do with the Kids

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Family Photo, San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio has a few amusement parks that would make tons of fun for the children. I have not been to any of these places, but was amazed by what was available and thought I would share this for future travelers with kids. For starters, San Antonio has Fiesta Texas. Fiesta Texas is now owned by Six Flags. Fiesta Texas is know for its huge roller coaster called the Rattler. There is also the Superman Krypton coaster, Boomerang, and Scream, all three are thrilling rides. There are plenty of family rides, fun rides, and entertainment throughout the whole park. The park offers shows and live musical performances that are at no extra cost. There are tons places to eat and lots of little...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 19, 2007

San Antonio Riverwalk

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Attraction | "River Walk"

San Antonio Riverwalk Photo, San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio's River Walk is a tourist's paradise. You will find shops, restaurants, and hotels lining the San Antonio River. With sidewalks, stairs to the street level, historic sites to tour, and boats floating lazily down the canals, you will find plenty to enjoy in this area of San Antonio. On our trip to San Antonio, we stopped here and walked around for a few hours. There is endless stuff to see and do. The first trip we made, we stopped in the early afternoon, late morning, not much was open and not too many people were out. We ended up eating at McDonald’s since is was kind of low-key and not much action going on. The McDonald’s was on a street corner at a great location to view ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 24, 2007

San Antonio Riverwalk
200 South Alamo Street
San Antonio, Texas 78205
(210) 227-4262

El Mercado-Market Square

Attraction | "Market Square"

El Mercado-Market Square Photo, San Antonio, Texas
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“Mini Mexico”, that’s how I would begin to describe Market Square. With all things Mexico, it is bright, bold, and beautiful. You are sure to find all sorts of unique and authentic treasures from Mexico. Market Square is also filled with shopping, dinning, and entertainment experiences. Inside the main shopping center are several little shops and food stops. There are all sorts of things like dresses, bags, hats, souvenirs, and many other little knickknacks to the big stuff that you would find on the streets of a border Mexican city. This shopping center actually reminded me a lot of shopping in Tijuana. Also, inside this shopping center is a huge open area with tables and plenty of roo...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on April 26, 2007

El Mercado-Market Square
514 West Commerce Street
San Antonio, Texas 78207
(210) 207-8600