I don't know if you are like me, but I had a pretty specific expectation of what Texas would be. I pictured lots of barn-like BBQ places, all claiming to have the best of this or the most original recipe of that. I pictured men in cowboy boots and girls with big hair and almost-too-tan skin. I pictured rodeos and tumbleweeds. Now, I am sure if you traveled all of Texas you would find all of these things somewhere, but San Antonio was not what I was expecting. If it were not for the overly hot and humid days sprinkled generously with mosquito bites, I would consider moving to this gorgeous, historical, modern city.
Take a peak at the amazing food I ate, the perfect cups of coffee, the beautiful sights I saw and fall in love with San Antonio, Texas.
Eat Some Food
One of the best panini's I have every had!
Drink Some Coffee
Don't worry, they take card despite their "Strictly Cash" signs.
I made my family pull off the road just so I could stop at this cute coffee trailer, it was so worth it and the group eventually forgave me for making them late for lunch.
See Some Sights
Downtown San Antonio, TX
I highly recommend taking bike rides through the city especially at night-time. Most of the historical sites are lit up, plus it is calmer and cooler in the evening. Plus there are easy to access B-Cycle stations everywhere in the city center.
The Pearl is an area of new and upcoming restaurants, cafes, and shops. It is filled with young families and cute old couples wandering around the farmers market and stopping in at their favorite coffee shops. At the heart of The Pearl construction is well underway on restoring the old brewery and turning it into a gorgeous hotel, called Emma. It is now a dream of mine to stay there.
If Hotel Emma is booked I guess I could settle on staying at the St. Anthony Hotel... I wouldn't mind just staying in the Lobby if they would let me. It is like a marble and gold dream of mine came to life.