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SAN ANTONIO DESTINATION GUIDE
San Antonio 3-Day Itinerary
With its unique blend of cultures, San Antonio is a warm and welcoming city. You’ll find plenty of things to do, from thrilling theme parks, to outdoor adventures, to a charming River Walk lined with shops and restaurants right in the heart of the city. This three-day itinerary is your guide to a long weekend full of Texas-sized adventures.
Day 1: Get A Taste Of San Antonio
Morning Start your day at family-owned bakery and cafe La Panaderia, where the “tortas are the key to your corazón.” Choose from savory options, like the chorizo and egg torta or ranchero eggs Benedictine, or opt for pan dulce, including a croncha, a hybrid of a French croissant and Mexican concha bread.
Afternoon Admire the centuries-old rock formations of Natural Bridge Caverns, one of the largest caves in Texas. After the tour, head to the oldest restaurant in San Antonio, Schilo’s Delicatessen, a German deli that’s been serving up hearty sandwiches and homemade root beer since 1917.
Evening Set below street level, the famed 15-mile River Walk is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Stroll the riverfront walking path, lined with shops and restaurants. Have dinner on the patio at Acenar, offering modern Tex-Mex cuisine and strong margaritas.
Day 2: Theme Park Thrills
Morning Fuel up at Panchos and Gringos. The no-frills diner offers breakfast classics, along with hearty Mexican-inspired dishes like huevos rancheros, chilaquiles, and chicken and waffles with habanero honey syrup.
Afternoon A memorable day awaits at one of San Antonio’s theme park attractions. Choose from Six Flags Fiesta Texas for thrill rides, SeaWorld for animal encounters, and Aquatica for water park adventures.
Evening Treat yourself to a fancy dinner at Biga On The Banks. The daily changing menu includes options like spiced Texas venison, roasted Scottish salmon, and seared scallops with Gulf shrimp. Save room for the sticky toffee pudding with English custard sauce.
Day 3: Flora & Fauna
Morning Make new friends at the San Antonio Zoo, which houses more than 750 species on 56 acres. You and your family will get an up-close look at giraffes, kangaroos, flamingos, and more.
Afternoon Explore the San Antonio Botanical Garden, a 38-acre urban oasis where you can immerse yourself in the beauty of plants, watch birds, and learn about local conservation efforts. Let a docent guide you, or meander through the gardens at your own pace.
Evening Have dinner at Rosario’s Mexican Cafe y Cantina, which adds a contemporary twist to classic Tex-Mex dishes. Favorite menu options include the shrimp nachos, tacos callejeros, and Rosario’s original frozen margaritas. Finish your meal off with homemade churros.