Travel Diary: San Antonio, TX

In a last minute attempt to savor some fun from the short Thanksgiving break, my family and I decided to travel to San Antonio, Texas.  While I’ve traveled a lot internationally, I’m a bit embarrassed to say that I’m less familiar with the adventures found in my home country, but I’m also glad that I finally got around to visiting this larger than life state for the first time. It was only a 3-day and 2-night trip, but I still got to experience so much. Without further ado, here are the highlights from my trip as well as things you can expect to see if you decide to take trip to San Antonio as well.


1. River Walk


My family and I stayed at Hilton’s Palacio del Rio, which was right in front of San Antonio’s famous River Walk. This river flows through various parts of the city and hosts restaurants, shops, and historical sites along it’s banks. I took a river tour, had myself some of the best bbq chicken and steak, and got to witness their Christmas boat parade.

2. The Boat Parade


The River Walk was full of twinkling lights and colorful ornaments hung from the trees in preparation for their annual Ford boat parade and of course, Christmas. It was a gathering of the community and we even got to see famous people such as Cheryl Lang who is one of the original Charlie’s Angels.

3. The Alamo


Who goes to San Antonio and doesn’t doesn’t take a tour of the Alamo. No one, that’s who. A symbol of American bravery and heroism, the Alamo is the site of a major battle that took place in the 1830’s. I won’t go into too many details, but it was a great learning experience. They even have ghost tours happening at night for the curious at heart.

4. Tower of the Americas


This is a tall skyscraper that is similar to Seattle’s Sky Needle. It shows a breathtaking 360 degrees view of San Antonio and even has it own restaurant (reservation is highly recommended).

5. All the Meat

They say everything is bigger in Texas. Well, when it comes to portion sizes and meat, this saying hits home. The amount of meat I ate in these three days is probably enough to last me the next year, and it’s safe to say that I gained a few pounds coming back from the trip. This place is definitely a meat-lover’s paradise

My trip was short, but fun-filled. Stay tuned for my next adventure.



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