Exploring Texas

From the Riverwalk to the Pearl there are a ton of hidden gems to see in San Antonio including a vintage hotel with a quirky vibe.

Pearl Brewery

If you are a visitor in San Antonio make sure you check out Pearl Brewery. Such a great little area that offers some unique history and some excellent food. Imagine our delight when we stepped in to the Hotel Emma and found a gorgeous Southwestern themed Jazz club. It was the perfect spot for us to relax after dinner and enjoy a nightcap while listening to some nice music. The silos inside that were converted to seating area looked cozy and the fire in the giant hearth was inviting. The BF and I cozied up on one of the massive couches and all I was missing was a fluffy little blanket.

While this is a tourist area, it was inviting with many different options. Make sure you check out the Bakery Lorraine and get some of the delicious macaroons that they offer.

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El Tropicano

Talk about a little gem of a find. We normally stay off the beat and path to avoiding paying a higher cost for lodging and found this vintage motel/hotel. Think of a 1950’s motor lodge that has been renovated with modern day amenities. The rooms were crisp and clean and the decor in the lobby was a funky mid century modern vibe. If you are looking for something a bit different this might be the ticket for you.

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What We Did

Check Out Some Of The Great Places We Got To Explore

The Riverwalk

The iconic Riverwalk is one of those must see items on the San Antonio Checklist. It winds through the downtown of the city and is lined with retaurants and shops.

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The Esquire Tavern

This James Beard nominated bar and restaurant boast that is holds the title for the longest wooden bar top in Texas at over 100 feet.

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Historic Market Square

We took the hop on hop off bus over to this spot and decided to hop off. Filled with shops and restuarants to get your trip trinkets. Make sure you haggle!!

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The Alamo

Just like The Riverwalk, this is a must see on the list. Its a free attraction with rich history. Just remember no photos inside and check out the gorgeous trees.


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San Antonio Museam of Art

We always try and fit in some culture when we are travelling as where we live doesnt offer much. This was a great way to spend an afternoon.

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Tower of the Americas

At 750 feet in the air its hard to beat this spectacular view. Built in 1968 for the World’s Faair and designed by San Antonio architect O’Neill Ford.

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