A Perfect Day in San Antonio


San Antonio is a destination many visit on their way to Austin or the Hill Country, yet few stay and enjoy the city itself except for a quick trip to the legendary Alamo. For those who do, here is what a perfect day in this top-tier Texan town could look like, one enhanced by the SELECT benefits you receive for booking through our agency.

7:23 AM

Wake up at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, a secluded resort with elegant ranch house decor, and step out onto your private balcony to see the championship golf course and four-acre water park come to life. Enjoy chilaquiles or whiskey bacon waffles at breakfast at Springhouse Cafe, a complimentary benefit for booking this SELECT hotel through our agency.

8:41 AM

To discover the city firsthand, you head straight to the River Walk. Also known as Paseo del Rio, this network of sidewalks 20 feet below street level winds under bridges and near shops, museums and restaurants. The five-mile stretch through downtown San Antonio takes on a festive atmosphere, as the walkways are filled with mariachi bands and buskers, and water taxis float along the riverbanks.

10:15 AM

While the crowds invade the Alamo, you follow your travel agent's sage advice and go to San Antonio Missions National Historical Park instead. At the four Spanish frontier missions of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, San Antonio's rich history comes alive. You're instantly transported back 300 years as you explore Mission Concepcion, Mission Espada, Mission San Juan and Mission San Jose - all of which still host regular church services.

12:47 PM

As the sun reaches its full height, you retreat to the calm serenity of the Japanese Tea Garden. Previously a rock quarry, the site was beautifully transformed into a gorgeous park and cultural center filled with blossoming floral displays, 60-foot waterfalls and koi ponds. Make your way to the Jingu House, a picturesque stone-built cafe, and enjoy a bento box or noodle bowl.

2:45 PM

Since you're smack-dab in the middle of cowboy country, you decide to learn more about the regional culture at the Briscoe Western Art Museum. The Great American West is on full display in this fascinating collection of pistols, stagecoaches, Native American relics and engaging artworks. Each piece tells a story of the rough-and-tumble cowboy life, stories you will long remember after you leave.

5:14 PM

Next, explore one of the city's up-and-coming neighborhoods, the Pearl District. Named after the historic Pearl Brewery, this eclectic area is now filled with historic buildings, trendy restaurants, gift shops and art galleries. On this perfect day, you first catch a literary reading by a local author at the Twig Book Shop, followed by a craft beer at the Boiler House.

7:31 PM

As you appreciate the unique soul of the city, you decide to dine at Restaurant Gwendolyn, San Antonio's most unique dining establishment. This farm-to-table hotspot has a decidedly historic twist: All appliances used to make the food are pre-industrial, meaning they had to be around in 1850. As such, the fare - made without electricity using Victorian-era techniques - is all sourced within a 150-mile radius and handmade to culinary perfection.

9:47 PM

End the night back at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort, where it's time to take advantage of the 50 USD resort credit you received for booking this SELECT hotel through our agency. Inspired by the wild West of the area, you head to Charlie's Long Bar, home of the longest copper-topped bar in Texas, and end the day sipping local tequila while sitting on cowhide-covered bar stools, tossing your peanut shells on the floor and still smiling from your perfect day.

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