Day 8 Jun23


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San Antonio

8:30 am depart hotel for breakfast at the Guenther House
The Guenther House restaurant reflects the Art Nouveau style of the 1920s, characterized by the use of stained glass, symmetrical lines and extensive plant motifs. Constructed between 1915 and 1918, the room reflects the miller’s trade, with plaster bundles of corn and wheat used as supports for the mantel and wall buffet.

After breakfast, we take a short walk to visit Steve’s Homestead, a restored home in the neighborhood that is open for tours. Afterwards, we drive through Southtown and the King William District – the King William neighborhood is rich in history and cultural diversity. The area includes 3 local and national historic districts, as well as properties individually recognized for their historical significance.

10 am tour historical and regionally significant Alamo
Originally named Mission San Antonio de Valero, the iconic Alamo was established in 1718 as the city’s first mission. In March 1836, the unforgettable Alamo was the site where 189 Texan heroes including Jim Bowie, William B. Travis and David Crockett bravely battled General Santa Ana’s army of thousands.

10:45 am explore Market Square
Visit El Mercado Mexican Market to explore the largest Mexican Marketplace outside of Mexico for shopping. The shops and food stalls of El Mercado showcase the cultural, artistic and ethnic influences of Mexico. This is the largest Mexican Marketplace north of Mexico.


noon enjoy authentic Tex-Mex lunch at Mi Tierra Café y Panaderia
A world-famous downtown San Antonio landmark, Mi Tierra is a sprawling Tex-Mex eatery and features an extensive bakery. Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, this is the place hometown regulars and hungry tourists go for authentic Tex-Mex food and a warm Texas welcome. Mi Tierra carries the festive atmosphere of El Mercado indoors with strings of colorful holiday lights hanging from the ceiling all year round.

1:30 pm drive-through Pearl brewery
Pearl is a historic brewery and cultural gathering place where you can eat, live, learn, work and play on the Museum Reach of the San Antonio River. A variety of spaces house resident artists’ studios, one-of-a-kind boutiques and other shops offering an array of tempting goods.

2 pm South Texas Heritage Center at Witte Museum – one of San Antonio’s newest attractions
The new South Texas Heritage Center showcases the rich history of the region. When Spanish explorers came to South Texas and the lands of the Rio Grande River, they found a place ideally suited for raising livestock and ranching. This untamed country was the birthplace of ranching empires that continue today and was the crucible from which emerged the American Cowboy from his Vaquero forbearers.

4 pm visit SeaWorld and enjoy a one-of-a-kind interactive experience
SeaWorld is the world’s largest marine life and adventure park and family entertainment showplace.

7 pm enjoy traditional Texas BBQ dinner at Rudy’s
Rudy’s Country Store and Bar-B-Q has been serving up tasty food ever since 1989. The same original recipes that built Rudy’s Leon Springs’ reputation are now available throughout the Southwest.

evening enjoy nightlife and entertainment along the Riverwalk

stay Emily Morgan Hotel
Reluctantly we go to bed. It has been a great visit and we vow to come back to Texas real soon.

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