Due to some serious lack of time and some desire for pre-departure hurriedness, my brother-in-law chose to make a trip to San Antonio, Texas instead of Houston, Texas. He was not informed of the rich cultural heritage that awaits travelers to this unique city. As a matter of fact, prior to his trip he had already made several preparations for his “Alamo trip.” From picking out the perfect hotels, meals, and even his airfare arrangements. Thus, he left no stone unturned as far as arrangements for the duration of his vacation were concerned.
The excitement began to build as my other half prepared to depart for his tour to the “Alamo City”. I, on the other hand, became increasingly nervous as we neared the destination. My anxiety reached a climax as I imagined the long lines of people waiting to get into the various attractions in San Antonio. I imagined dirty shoes, soggy clothes, and dirty feet. These sights made me almost want to refuse to participate.
But my “special someone” convinced me to go on an “all-inclusive” tour of the historical and religious sites of San Antonio. Along the way, I discovered many beautiful restaurants and charming bars where people mingle and enjoy conversation. I witnessed the passion for food and drink, the pride of Mexican workers who prepare all types of delicacies, and exciting nightlife that are unique only in the United States. On our way to the Alamo, we were stopped by a group of children who were trying to sell their own handmade soap, a tradition held by many indigenous communities in the region. I was captivated by these children’s talents. The sight of these simple, but remarkable objects made me think about how we can help protect our children from such harmful circumstances.
While we were walking along the banks of the Rio Grande, I suddenly realized that I had forgotten to pack my camera. I quickly returned to my tour guide and asked her to take a picture of us so that I would have a record of our special experience. She obliged and went ahead to take pictures of many of the most popular attractions in San Antonio. One of these included the Children’s Park, which is one of the most visited tourist attractions in the city. The next day, I was excited to see the many delicious foods being prepared at the various restaurants in the area.
The next day, we decided to try the fabulous “Arroz con Pollo” restaurant located in Downtown San Antonio. It is a family-owned business that specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine. The wonderful staff and delicious food make your taste buds happy each time you visit. Another good stop on our trip to San Antonio was the Six Flags Magic Mountain, a theme park with extreme rides for all ages. For the children, they can even visit the Looney Tunes rides at the California Adventure.
This is just a few of the excellent attractions and sights in San Antonio, Texas. There are so many other fun things for kids and adults to enjoy when visiting this amazing town. San Antonio is definitely a must-visit city for anyone who has never been there before. The best way to get the best out of this amazing experience is to explore all it has to offer both within the city and on the outskirts.