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A Day in San Antonio

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How to spend a great 24 hours in San Antonio? If you're in a business trip or a lay over in San Antonio, and you just have a day in hand to tour the city, we have put up a resourceful 24 hours itinerary for you. We will get you acquainted with the city's restaurants, notable tourist spots, charming shopping centers and many other significant landmarks. An truth be told, you can absolutely manage to see a lot and do a lot in that time in SA.

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Breakfast at 8:00AM

Everyone craves for a good cup of coffee and nutritious breakfast in the morning. Step in at Denny's (903 E Commerce St) for superb wheat pancakes, nachos, omlette with hash brown or choose whatever you desire from their varied menu. Another recommendation is Pete’s Tako House (502 Brooklyn Ave). I bet you will be served one of the best Mexican breakfast here - Fresh and delish.

Heart of San Antonio's Tourism - Riverwalk at 9:00AM

The Riverwalk is indeed a riverfront masterpiece in the heart of Downton, SA. It is best described as a little slice of Europe - a charming canal, immaculately landscaped street adorned with open fresh air eatery outlets, charming shops and do not miss Rio San Antonio river cruise. A walk along the cobblestone paths will take you to the King William District, the San Antonio Art Museum and the Pearl Brewery complex.

Website: www.thesanantonioriverwalk.com

Tower of the Americas at 11:00AM

At 750 feet high, Tower of the Americas is the tallest building in San Antonio. This magnificent building offers you an observation deck at 579 feet, from where you can see the magnificent vistas of the city. That is not it! The top floor of the tower has a revolving restaurant where you can dine feeling on top of the world. Or you can watch a 3-D film with special effects, at Skies over Texas.

Address: 600 Hemisfair Plaza Way, San Antonio
Phone: 1 210 223 3101
Website: www.toweroftheamericas.com
Prices: adult/4-11yr $11/9
Opening hours: 11am-10pm Sun-Thu, to 11pm Fri & Sat

Duration from Riverwalk: 1.1 miles or 7 minutes drive

Lunch Break at 1:00PM

Sit yourself down for lunch in one of the many restaurants in downtown area.For a hearty American lunch, drop by  The Luxury (Downtown, 103 E Jones Ave) or  Cured (Tobin Hill, 306 Pearl Pkwy). If Italian is your choice, Guillermo’s (Tobin Hill, 602 Ave A) will delight you wit its fresh delish pizzas, sandwiches, pasta and more.

Historical Site - The Alamo at 2:00PM

The significant historical landmark, the Alamo will give you an insight about the important historical events that took place there. A stroll around the Cavalry Courtyard will make you feel the history, take pride of the brave revolutionaries. The Alamo encompasses the main chapel building, the Long Barrack, or watch a 17-minute-long film about the historical battle.

Address: 300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio
Phone: 1 210 225 1391
Website: www.thealamo.org
Opening hours: 9am-5:30pm Mon-Sat, from 10am Sun

Duration from Downtown: 0.6 miles or 3 minutes drive

Shop a Little - Alamo Quarry Market at 3:00PM

An 8 minutes drive from the Amlamo will take you to Alamo Quarry Market, an outdoor mall. From fancy cloth shopping to eating flavorful ice cream, there are huge amount of choices here, and ladies will love its great collections of shoes.

Address: Alamo Quarry Market, 255 East Basse Road #800, San Antonio, TX 78209, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone: 12108248885

Duration from the Alamo: 6.2 miles or 8 minutes drive

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The Queen of the Missions -  Mission Trail at 5:00PM

Beyond any doubt, Mission San Jose is pure majesty - the most beautiful and mightiest among all on the Mission Trail. Anyone who has been there will definitely agree with me. A wander around will let you explore the magnificent church and while surrounded by the thick walls, you can actually perceive what life in Mission was like.

6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio
Opening hours: 9am-5pm

Duration from the Alamo:
11 miles or 16 minutes drive

San Antonio Botanical Garden at 6:00PM

Spend a quite evening in this absolutely beautiful garden. A tranquil spot with lots of greenery, vibrant flowers, clean sidewalks. You must not miss to drop by its rainforest rooms and succulent rooms, that exhibit exquisite plants.

Address: 555 Funston, San Antonio, TX 78209
Phone Number: 210 207 3250
Website: www.sabot.org

Duration from Mission: 9.6 miles or 18 minutes drive

Magical Time - Majestic Theater at 7:00PM

After the days rambling, this a perfect place to soothe you down with some fantastic shows. The place will take you back to the yesteryear and let you have a pleasing renaissance experience. Click here to look up for shows, book tickets or for more details.

Address: 224 E Houston Street, San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone Number: 1-210-226-3333 (box office) or 210/226-5700

Duration from botanical garden: 3.2 miles or 10 minutes drive

Dinner at 9:00PM

Once you step out of the Majestic theater after watching a great show, you will find numerous restaurants that serve delectable choices of food. For a fresh Mediterranean, Modern European, you must eat at Bella On the River (Downtown, 106 River Walk St) - incredible food and great atmosphere. For steaks or seafood lovers,  Bohanan’s Prime Steaks & Seafood is the spot to be (Downtown, 219 E Houston St). Luke (Downtown,
125 E Houston St) will satiate your palate if French cuisine is what you're craving for.

Drinks and Night Scene at 11:00PM

For a thrilling night dance party, you ought to stop at Club Rive. This is the city's most happening dance party along the Riverwalk and the DJ's spin of fantastic music will keep your foot tapping all night. Another great stop is Howl at the Moon - RockNRoll duelling Piano bar that plays beautiful music to sing along. 

Club Rive

245 E. Commerce • San Antonio, TX 78210
Phone: 210-222-4700

Howl at the Moon

111 Crockett Street West, Suite 201 • San Antonio, TX 78205
Phone: (210) 212-4770

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