Most of us have probably dipped our chips in a bowl of delicious Pace Picante sauce, made by the good folks in San Antonio, who really know how to whip up a tasty salsa.
Question is, have you ever been to San Antonio to get a feel for the flavor and goodness that it has to offer? If not, set your sights toward this Southwestern city that’s filled with fun under the sun in all directions.
Before you go, we’ve pulled together a list of things to do, as recommended by our local San Antonio store owners, managers, employees and interns. “Yeehaw!” you’ll exclaim. “We’re having more fun than the time we splurged on a big feed at the Manger Hotel in Santone!”
The Del Sol San Antonio store is located directly across the street from the world-famous Alamo, where Davy Crockett made his last stand. It’s also walking distance to the River Walk dining, shopping and boat rides.
1.Walk the River Walk. Meander along the the San Antonio River Walk, which is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of Downtown San Antonio. It’s lined by bars, shops and restaurants one level down from the main driving street. It winds and loops under bridges as two parallel sidewalks lined with restaurants and shops, connecting the major tourist draws from the Alamo to Rivercenter Mall, to the Arneson River Theatre, to Marriage Island, to La Villita, to HemisFair Park, to the Tower Life Building, to the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Pearl Brewery. During the annual springtime Fiesta San Antonio, the River Parade features flowery floats that float down the river.
2. Remember the Alamo. When in San Antonio, visiting the Alamo is a must. The missions of the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park along with the Alamo, became part of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites on July 5, 2015. And, the San Antonio Missions became the 23rd U.S. site on the World Heritage List, which includes the Grand Canyon and the Statue of Liberty. It’s the first site in the state of Texas to be on the World Heritage List. Going on a weekday in the morning hours is the best time to go, especially if you want a fairly quiet, guided tour.
3. Enjoy the Fun Family Attractions. Being one of the largest cities in the United States, San Antonio not only has its own unique flare and flavor by way of architecture and food, but it also plays host to SeaWorld, Six Flags, the NBA’s San Antonio Spurs, and a wealth of historical museums. There’s really something for everyone.
4. Eat the Best in San Antonio Fare. Eating the delicious food that San Antonio has to offer is key to enjoying the overall experience. Here’s a list of our favorite eats, which includes everything from Southwest mix and family dining to breakfast and fine dining: Bliss, Pollos Asados Los Nortenos, Wildfish Seafood Grille, Bella On The River, La Panaderia, 18 Oaks, Chama Gaucha Brazilian Steakhouse, Biga on the Banks, Las Canarias Restaurant, Bohanan’s Prime Steak and Seafood.
5. Spelunking the Natural Bridge Caverns. One of the best adventures you’ll ever experience. You’ll see massive, otherworldly formations formed by single drops of water and the slow passage of time. Or, explore their Hidden Passages Tour, where shadows dance over delicate formations.
We’ve only scratched the surface of fun things to do in San Antonio. What’s your favorite restaurant or attraction in Santone? Let us know in the comments.