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Old 04-05-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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Default Visiting SA this weekend...please share MUST SEE's & DO's

Other than the given...already planning on seeing Alamo, Riverwalk, and Japenese Tea Gardens.

Also, what is Mission San Jose? I heard that is a must see but don't quite understand what it is. Granted, I could look it up online, but thought I would also ask here.

Thanks for any advise/help!!
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Old 04-06-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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Tell us a bit more about the types of things you like to do or see in general.
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Old 04-07-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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Stone Oak is a must see!
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Old 04-07-2011, 02:39 PM
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Mission San Jose is one of the 5 missions in the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service)

It's probably the most "touristy" of the missions and will give you the best overview of what they were about. If you like what you see there, you can always visit one of the other missions. They're each a few miles apart, mostly to the south of downtown. Mission Espada is my second-favorite mission.

The suggestion of "Stone Oak" above was offered with tongue in cheek. Stone Oak is a master-planned city within the city, basically a suburb.

If you're not into amusement parks, it sounds like you're touching the right bases of what to see in San Antonio. I always recommend that newcomers take the Riverwalk Boat Tour. You'll get more out of the visit to the Riverwalk if you get the historical spiel from the boat captains than you will just walking around and gawking at the restaurants.

You might also consider checking out the Market Square on the western edge of downtown. It's a slice of culture that's very tourist-friendly. I'm guessing it and anything else downtown will be extra crowded this weekend with Fiesta.
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Old 04-07-2011, 10:39 PM
 
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Sorry for my delayed reply....been so crazy busy!!!

Thanks for the replies!

@sshurgot - We like to eat! Not gonna lie! Heard that Mi Tierra and La Margarita are must tries (we love Mexican food). Not into the amusement parks...more into stuff like historical, beautiful landmarks; relaxing, soothing, take-it-all-in spots; and some shopping! I think Bo hit on pretty much what we were considering.

@ TXEX06 -

@ Bo - Thanks! Appreciate the input! Forgot to mention Market Square, but yeah we were planning on that too!

We're gonna stay at the Hilton Palacio del Rio, so hopefully we will enjoy some nice, relaxing time at the hotel also!
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:13 AM
 
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Take the downtown ghost tour. We went on the ghost hunt of San Antonio tour and had a good time. Nope we didn't see anything but we got a walking tour with lots of interesting stories. For anyone who goes on this, wear comfy shoes so you can keep up with the group!
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Old 04-08-2011, 10:23 AM
 
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Southwest Crafts fair.. Best low keyed paid fiesta event. Good crowd of people and it's not a beer fest....
Bo mentioned market square and that is a wonderful suggestion although this weekend is NOT the time to go because of Fiesta. It's a free event there and for the most part, there is not a good crowd of people who go there...
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Old 04-08-2011, 05:32 PM
 
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Other than the given...already planning on seeing Alamo, Riverwalk, and Japenese Tea Gardens.

Also, what is Mission San Jose? I heard that is a must see but don't quite understand what it is. Granted, I could look it up online, but thought I would also ask here.

Thanks for any advise/help!!
If you're here on Sunday, you should check out the Charreada...
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