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How Best to Spend 48 Hours in San Antonio

San Antonio is an underrated gem. Join us today as we take a look at the best the city has to offer.

A splash of big city living with a pinch of small town charm, San Antonio delicately blends the very best of Texas. From awe-inspiring culture, share-worthy cuisine and friendly people, San Antonio is the perfect place to visit when you only have a few days to get away.

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After checking into your hotel of choice, you’ll want to track down the obvious for obvious reasons. Where are you headed? The Alamo! For those who don’t know its iconic story, the site played home to one of the most important battles in the history of Texas. When the Mexican Army defeated the Texan soldiers in what can only be described as an epic showdown, the Texan army fell, but in their falling the people of Texas rallied together and ultimately won the war Spanish / American War. Today, the Alamo is a beautiful, well-preserved World Heritage Site that’s also quintessential Texas and an absolute must see for those visiting the city.

Alamo

After touring The Alamo (it will only take an hour or so), it’s time for a Texas-sized lunch. Head on over to the most famous barbecue restaurant in the city, otherwise known as Rudy’s Country Store & Bar-B-Q. Rudy’s is a San Antonio institution, one that provides some of the best eats in the state. Come hungry because portions are big, and you’ll probably want to devour every last morsel of grilled goodness. Can you handle South Texas barbecue? Click the photo to find cheap flights to San Antonio now so you can find out!

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After lunch, swing back to your hotel for a quick nap because you have a fun – and hopefully long – night ahead. When your nap is over, get dressed in something nice, put on comfy shoes, and head over to Copa Wine Bar for an elegant glass of red or white wine to start your night off right.

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From the wine bar, why not head to a tapas place for dancing, a light dinner, and a few more drinks? We recommended the Feast, which is located in the King William Historic District downtown. Why? Because it houses great music, chill people and a whole lot of fun.

Tired of Feast and want to head home? No way! Ask a local where the best late-night spot is, and let the good times roll. Better yet, ask your bartender, and see where that suggestion leads.

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Did you have a fun night? Are you all rested up and ready for one more day? Probably not, but that’s OK. There’s no better way to recharge your batteries than by enjoying a delicious brunch. Luckily, San Antonio may just be one of the best cities in all of America to enjoy it, and Barbaro gets our vote for best brunch in the city. Their parmesan biscuits have a lot to do with that, and once you take a bite of their buttery, cheesy, flakey goodness you’ll know why it’s a local favorite.

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After a long and hearty brunch, head over to the San Antonio Botanical Garden to see the natural side of the city and take a breather. Featuring and incredible diversity if flora, you can lean back and relax or tap your third gear and embark upon a hiking trails that will give you a good sweat. Long story short, the Botanical Garden is a lovely place to spend the afternoon, and you won’t regret going.

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Pop back to your hotel and get cleaned up because your last day in San Antonio is just about coming to an end. Luckily, you still have one more evening of fun in the city, and here’s where we want you to go… the Riverwalk! A large public park on the banks of the San Antonio River, the Riverwalk is home to restaurants, bars, hotels, and a whole lot more! No matter what day you visit, you’ll be greeted by friendly locals, fresh margaritas, and ice cold beer at every turn. Go out and explore, meet a few people, and see where the night takes you!

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As your time in San Antonio comes to an end, you can return to your hotel happy knowing that you’ve seen the best that the city has to offer when it comes to food, fun and friendship.

Until next time San Antonio. We had a blast!