San Antonio in a Day



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Here is a fabulous one-day San Antonio itinerary. It all starts with a Mexican lunch on the famous River Walk, followed by an afternoon of San Antonio history, and ending with a great Italian dinner on the River Walk. Drinks at two well-known watering holes to follow, if you have the energy!

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Author: Jennifer


Day 1 - San Antonio


This one-day itinerary starts around 11am with 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 your cruise, have an authentic Mexican meal at Casa Rio. Sit outside along the river if you can, and watch the barges go by. Walk up to street level and get ready to burn off that lunch. Walk west on Commerce St. to the San Fernando Cathedral and take a look inside the oldest cathedral in the US. Then head a few blocks further west to the Market Square, where you can find great Mexican imports and souvenirs of your brief stay in San Antonio. After the Market Square, walk east on Market St. and turn left on Alamo Street to get 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. Head south on Alamo Street now to to La Villita Historic Arts Village. Visit the galleries and the Little Church of La Villita. Cross Alamo Street to Hemisfair Park , home of the Tower of the Americas. This park is nice and if you want to get a bird's eye view of the city, go up to the observation deck at the top of the Tower and see all of San Antonio as the sun begins to set! Hopefully you worked up a great appetite for some of the best Italian food in San Antonio. Take the River Walk to Paesano's and enjoy a nice outdoor dinner. If you still have the energy, go for drinks at the VBar (inside the Hotel Valencia) or Durty Nelly's Irish Pub. Now, cry that you are leaving so soon!


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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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2

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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3

San Fernando Cathedral

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Location:

115 Main Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact:

tel: 210-227-1297
fax: 210-271-0149
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4

Market Square

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Location:

514 West Commerce St.
(at South Flores)
San Antonio, TX 78207

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tel: 210-207-8600
fax: 210-207-4287
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5

Alamo (The)

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Location:

300 Alamo Plaza
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact:

tel: (210) 225 1391
fax: +1 210 229 1343
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HemisFair Urban Park

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Location:

200 South Alamo St
Bounded by Alamo, Bowie, Market, and Durango Sts
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact:

tel: (210) 207 8572


7

Tower of the Americas

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Location:

600 Hemisfair Park
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact:

tel: 210-207-8615
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8

Villita Historic Arts Village (La)

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Location:

South Alamo at Nueva
Nueva
San Antonio, TX 78205

Contact:

tel: 210-207-8610
fax: 210-207-4390
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9

Little Church (The)

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Location:

418 Villita Street
La Villita Historic Arts Village
San Antonio, TX 78205

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tel: (210) 226 3593
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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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Durty Nelly's Irish Pub

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Location:

715 River Road
San Antonio, TX 78212

Contact:

tel: 210 222 1400


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