San Antonio Girls' Weekend



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This trip is all about dining and drinking with just a dash of San Antonio history and culture and an excellent photo op in front of The Alamo! Stay on the Riverwalk and downtown San Antonio is your playground. Check out these hot restaurants and trendy spots. This trip is not for the early riser, health nut, or history buff. Caution: you will definitely have to amp up your workout after this trip!

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Day 1 - San Antonio


Rent a car to get around to all the spots on this "Girls' Weekend" itinerary. Day One starts where everyone wants to go first when they get to San Antonio, the River Walk. Take a 45 minute narrated tour of the San Antonio River aboard a Rio San Antonio cruise. Board the river barge across from the Hilton Palacio Del Rio Hotel and learn all about the San Antonio River and it's rich history. After the river cruise, have lunch at Paesano's , the best Italian food spot on the River Walk. Walk off that lunch with a leisurely stroll along the water, checking out the stores and taking advantage of the great people-watching. When you are ready for a change of pace, walk up to street level and follow the signs to San Antonio's star attraction, the Alamo. You can spend anywhere from 30-90 minutes at the Alamo depending on what you want to see. I would highly recommend watching the 20 minute video on the history of the Battle of the Alamo, at a minimum. Get some group photos in front of the Alamo and then check out the surrounding area in Alamo Plaza and The RiverCenter Mall right next door. By mid afternoon you should be able to check in to your hip and trendy hotel, The Hotel Valencia. Time to get all dolled up for dinner! Boudro's on the Riverwalk is very hot and right on the water. Sit outside if you like and watch the boats go by. If you are in town between May and Mid-August, catch the "Fiesta Noche Del Rio" an authentic Mexican dance performance with live music and beautiful costumes, at the Arneson River Theater at 8:30pm. The theater is an outdoor amphitheater on the River Walk so you'll really get some real San Antonio flavor. If you'd rather see a different kind of show, ask your hotel concierge if there are any concerts or shows at the Sunken Garden Theater, a beautiful outdoor theater set in the midst of a rock quarry and not far from downtown. After the show, you can head to Club Cohiba (in the Havana Riverwalk Inn) or VBar (in the Hotel Valencia). If you really wanna get crazy, go to Howl at the Moon where you and your friends are encouraged to sing along with the dueling pianos.


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River Walk

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454 Losoya
(runs through downtown)
San Antonio, TX 78205

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tel: (210) 227 4262
fax: +1 210 212 7602
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Paesano's River Walk

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Location:

111 W Crocket St
(Suite 101)
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact:

tel: 210 227 2782
fax: +1 210 212 5346
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Alamo (The)

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300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

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tel: (210) 225 1391
fax: +1 210 229 1343
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Boudro's on the Riverwalk

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Location:

421 East Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78205

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tel: +1 210 224 8484
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Sunken Garden Theatre

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Location:

3875 North St. Mary's Street
San Antonio, TX 78212

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tel: 210 735 0663
fax: 210 207 3101
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Arneson River Theatre

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418 Villita
La Villita
San Antonio, TX 78205

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tel: 210 212 6771 / 210 207 8610
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Howl at the Moon

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Location:

111 West Crockett Street #201
San Antonio, TX 78205

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tel: 210 212 4770
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Hotel Valencia Riverwalk

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150 E Houston St
At St Mary's
San Antonio, TX 78205

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tel: +1 210 227 9700/ +1 866 842 0100 (Reservations)
fax: +1 210 227 9701
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Day 2 - San Antonio


Spend Day Two off the beaten path. It starts in Alamo Heights, a posh area just a short drive north of downtown. Have an early lunch at 11am at Crumpets, an award-winning lunch spot set among the trees with great outdoor seating. Then it is off to Patricia's Day Spa for a few hours of pampering. After your massage, facial, mani or pedi, have a light snack at Twin Sisters Bakery and Cafe, then spend the rest of your afternoon at the San Antonio Botanical Garden, Witte Museum or San Antonio Museum, exploring a little bit of art and history. Then it's back to the hotel to get ready for another fabulous dinner. Dress to impress, and head to Silo Elevated Cuisine in Alamo Heights for a great dinner. After dinner, hit Stone Werks for some live music and a few cocktails on their outdoor patio, or head back downtown for cocktails at Swig Martini Bar or Zinc Champagne and Wine Bar. Or, if you feel like dancing the night away, you really can at The Bonham Exchange. They offer a free cover before 10pm, reasonably priced drinks and several different dance floors with music for everyone. They close at 4am so Mi Tierra, a Mexican restaurant open 24 hours, might be the perfect spot after The Bonham Exchange for that late night dinner at 3am!


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Crumpets Restaurant & Bakery

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3920 Harry Wurzbach Rd
(off Loop 410 near Oakwell Farms)
San Antonio, TX 78209

Contact:

tel: 210 821 5600
fax: +1 210 821 5624
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Patricia's Day Spa

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Location:

3320 Oakwell Courts
San Antonio, TX 78209

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tel: (210) 829-1969
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Twin Sisters Bakery & Cafe

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Location:

6322 North New Braunfels Avenue
San Antonio, TX 78209

Contact:

tel: 210 822 2265
fax: +1 210 829 0159
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San Antonio Botanical Garden

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Location:

555 Funston
(at N New Braunfels Ave)
San Antonio, TX 78209

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tel: (210) 207 3250 / (210) 207 3097
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Witte Museum

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3801 Broadway
Adjacent to Brackenridge Park
San Antonio, TX 78209

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tel: 210-357-1900
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San Antonio Museum of Art

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Location:

200 W Jones Ave
San Antonio, TX 78215

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tel: (210) 978 8100
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Silo Elevated Cuisine

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Location:

1133 Austin Highway
San Antonio, TX 78209

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tel: 210 824 8686
fax: +1 210 805 8452
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StoneWerks Caffe & Bar

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Location:

7300 Jones Maltsberger Road
(near the Alamo Quarry Market)
San Antonio, TX 78209

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tel: 210 828 3508
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Swig Martini Bar

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Location:

111 West Crockett Street #205
(between Presa and Navarro streets)
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact:

tel: +1 210 476 0005
fax: 210 476 0243
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Zinc Champagne & Wine Bar

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Location:

207 North Presa Street
(between Commerce & Market Streets)
San Antonio, TX 78205

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tel: 210 224 2900 / 210 224 1313
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Bonham Exchange

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Location:

411 Bonham Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact:

tel: 210 271 3811
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Mi Tierra Cafe

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Location:

218 Produce Row
(In Market Square)
San Antonio, TX 78207

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tel: 210 225 1262
fax: +1 210 222 8566
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Day 3 - San Antonio


Day Three takes you to Southtown/King William Historic District, and a little bit of sightseeing. You will see a lot today if you can fit everything in. Head to a late breakfast/brunch first in the King William Historic District at The Guenther House. You can print out a walking map of the King William Historic District by visiting http://www.saconservation.org/tours/sitevisits_kingwilliam.htm . You can go to breakfast at the Guenther House then walk or drive through the historic district after breakfast. Next, go to the largest (and most beautiful) of the San Antonio Missions, Mission San Jose. It is approximately 5 miles south of downtown. You can easily spend anywhere from 30-90 minutes at the Mission, the largest (and most beautiful) of the San Antonio Missions . There is a lot of walking involved there as well, so bring a water bottle and a camera because the architecture is beautiful. From Mission San Jose, head back to the King William District to a late lunch at Rosario's, a fabulous Mexican restaurant. After this late lunch you can go for drinks at the Blue Star Brewing Company or La Tuna, right down the street. For dinner, head back downtown and go for a classic, the oldest restaurant on the River Walk, Casa Rio. I hope you enjoy this great Girls' Weekend!


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Guenther House (The)

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205 East Guenther
(enter on South Alamo St)
San Antonio, TX 78204

Contact:

tel: 210 227 1061
fax: +1 210 351 6372
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King William Historic District

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Location:

1032 South Alamo Street
East bank of the river, just south of downtown
San Antonio, TX 78210

Contact:

tel: 210-227-8786
fax: +1 210 227 8030
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Mission San Jose & Visitor Center

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Location:

6701 San Jose Drive
San Antonio, TX 78214

Contact:

tel: 210-932-1001 / 210-534-8833 (Visitor Center)
fax: 210-534-1106 (Visitor Center)
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Rosario's

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Location:

910 S Alamo St
San Antonio, TX 78205

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tel: 210 223 1806
fax: +1 210 223 9924
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Blue Star Arts Complex

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Location:

1400 South Alamo
(at Probrandt)
San Antonio, TX 78204

Contact:

tel: (210) 227 6960
fax: +1 210 229 9412
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Blue Star Brewing Company

Location:

1414 S. Alamo St, Suite 105
(in the Blue Star Arts Complex)
San Antonio, TX 78210

Contact:

tel: 210 212 5506
fax: 210 212 5517
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La Tuna

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Location:

100 Probandt Sreet
(behind Blue Star Arts Complex)
San Antonio, TX 78204

Contact:

tel: 210 224 8862
fax: +1 210 212 6723
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Casa Rio Mexican Foods Restaurant

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Location:

430 East Commerce St
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact:

tel: 210 226 6718
fax: +1 210 225 2216
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