My kids had a few days off from school last week so we decided to get away. Our family loves to travel, and we have been fortunate to visit international destinations like Vancouver and Dubai. We didn’t plan well enough in advance this time to find decent airfare for the five of us so we decided on a weekend trip to San Antonio. I love experiencing and exposing my children to history and culture and San Antonio has so much of it. My blogger friend My Curly Adventures has a whole Texas Travel Series, which I definitely used to help plan our trip. The size of the city also makes it very easy to see most sights within a weekend. Since this is a modest fashion blog, I have affiliate links to my outfits at the very bottom, so make sure to read all the way through!
Visiting The Alamo
San Antonio is best known for the Alamo. I am embarrassed to say my knowledge of Texas history is minimal at best, but I grew up in Indiana. Although my memory of Indiana history isn’t much better. Should you be interested in learning more about The Alamo before visiting, I found this article to be very informative.
The San Antonio River Walk
If San Antonio is most well known for the Alamo, next in line is the River Walk. Though touristy, our family loved it. A guided cruise down the river allows you to soak in some old architecture and new while a tour guide offers small tidbits about the city.
Historic Market Square
Market Square felt like stepping into a traditional market in Mexico. There’s agua fresca, churros, and taco stalls all around. My kids thoroughly enjoyed the variety of toys available. My Spanish is rusty these days, so I made no attempt to bargain. I’m not sure I would have been taken seriously even if I did.
Right outside Market Square is Milam Park. While the kids enjoyed playing on the playground, I was admiring the beauty and thought put into the details of simplest of things, like the park benches and light posts.
Mission San Jose
Remember I said I enjoyed history? Mission San Jose offers fascinating insight into the concept of Spain’s colonial missions spread throughout the city.
The Pearl Complex
This was by far my favorite place in San Antonio. The Pearl is an old brewery that has been turned into a shopping and dining experience. We ate at the food hall within the complex and played some corn hole and hula hooped outside in the courtyard.
Natural Bridge Caverns
Last on our list was Natural Bridge Caverns. I am always amazed by nature, and the caverns did not disappoint. It really makes you think about our perception of time and awareness of what is around us.
We were able to see so many unique sights on our weekend trip to San Antonio. With the drive being reasonable and multiple Buc-ee’s along the way, I totally plan to head back. Let me know if there’s something I missed so I can be sure to see it next time!