I have been wanting to explore San Antonio ever since I can remember. Not being near San Antonio made me love it so much more. My friend Sophia and I went on a little expedition and I began to capture just how beautiful this city truly is.I am severely directionally challenged, which ended up being a blessing today. While trying to find my way downtown, Sophia spotted this beautiful building. We just had to stop to take pictures.
After our improv photoshoot, we were back on our way. Still struggling, we ended up parking by Travis Park, crossed the street and went to the St. Anthony Hotel. This hotel was elegant and had some great views. Because we weren’t actually guests, we didn’t go in any rooms, but the rest of the hotel was amazing.
The views from the 10th floor Sky Terrace were wonderful. You can see the whole city. From the Hard Rock Cafe on the Riverwalk to the Tower of Life.
You can also see Travis Park and St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
With just 30 minutes left before our parking meter expired, we left the hotel and took a walk through the park and to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church.
The park was beautiful and green, this is unusual for San Antonio which is typically much more dry and brown? Between the tiny book shop on wheels, the food truck, a wall of art, and a giant chess board, there was plenty to keep us occupied.
Once our meter time was up, we once again, drove without knowing where we were trying to get to. Blindly, we drove until we got to Houston Street Garage. Then working without a GPS or map, we slowly, slowly found our way to the Riverwalk.
San Antonio is known for their famous Riverwalk. You can take a boat tour down the river, or you can walk alongside it while stopping at the many shops and restaurants that proudly showcase San Antonio’s Mexican culture.
You also have to make sure you walk along the streets and head toward La Villita, of course we arrived there by accident, but we got some great pictures out of it.
All in all, San Antonio is a beautiful, colorful, cultural gem. If you’re ever in Texas, you know where to go.