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Day 22 of USA Road Trip – San Antonio 

If you’ve never been to San Antonio, GO. It’s hot, sunny and seriously pretty, making it a perfect summer vacation destination (if you prefer a pool to the beach, anyway). I could walk along the Riverwalk for hours! We entered the Riverwalk on Commerce Street and continued all the way around to do the full circuit. We came across a little art village called La Villita that was full of cute cafes and art galleries, and had a big grass auditorium on the river. Nothing was playing the day we were there, but I can imagine it’s a gorgeous place to watch a show! 

On our walk, we saw a sign advertising Free Tuesday’s at the Briscoe Western Art Museum from 4-9pm. We made a mental note to head back there that afternoon. After a quick snack break in the mall for a bit of AC, we walked towards the Tower of the Americas and came across ‘The Grotto’, a quiet, peaceful part of the Riverwalk, and saw a blue heron sunning himself. 

Next stop was the Alamo, a World Heritage Site that was the location of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836. There’s a museum inside and multiple places where you can watch informative movies about the history of the site, plus lots of cacti! I was incredibly impressed that it was all FREE! Definitely worth checking out. 

We were walking around town when we spotted a bustling bar down by the river with lots of twinkling fairy lights and servers wearing lederhosen. A sucker for fairy lights (and lederhosen), we had to pop in for a drink. Their special was a litre of beer for $5.75, which Ewan, ever the bargain hunter, ordered, even though he didn’t really rate the beer that much. He still managed to get through the litre! I had a glass of Riesling. 

Full of booze, we headed to the Briscoe Western Art Museum. Neither of us are particularly arty, but it was actually a really interesting place! It was only a short walk away from our dinner location, Rita’s on the River. Rita’s have a gluten free menu which is a little small but still great if you like Tex-Mex! I went for the chicken enchiladas and they were super cheesy… which is a huge plus for me! 

I will definitely be heading back to San Antonio one day, and would love to explore more of the local area! We also overheard a boat tour saying that one of the restaurants was known for their 32oz margaritas, which is something I’d like to go back and try!! We’re in Fort Worth at the moment and have had a great couple days, I will update you all on what we got up to tomorrow 🙂 

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