San Antonio, a fast-growing American Southwest city, is popular for a vacation getaway. Nearly 26 million people visit this spot each year, ready to be fascinated by all the attractions it has to offer. Probably the very best way to see this city in the Hill Country of Texas is to bring an RV and relax in your very own little home while you explore.
You’ll find plenty of RV campgrounds in the area. All provide nice sites where you can pull in your RV motorhome and set up a home base for your San Antonio adventure. RV camping can be quite a blessing, as you can cook your own meals, avoid expensive lodging and generally feel right at home. Pull into the Blazing Star Luxury RV Resort for plenty of amenities and Texas hospitality. Travelers World RV Resort is another great place to stay with full hookup sites, swimming pool and adjacent golf course.
One of the most popular attractions in the area is SeaWorld. Both adults and children love all the rides, shows and exhibits. You will find family rides that any age will enjoy. If you love roller coasters, you’ll find one that is part water ride and part roller coaster that is sure to get you wet. Everyone loves the penguins, sea lions, alligators and dolphins. Don’t forget to visit the 450,000-gallon shark tank! And then, for the best in theme parks, hop over to Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Here you’ll find mild, moderate or “max” rides as well as top-notch entertainment.
San Antonio Zoo awaits you! When you first arrive, get a sense of the place by taking the train around the park. This miniature railroad has been making its way along the river and through the park since 1956. If you enjoy butterflies (and who doesn’t?) the butterfly garden is the place to go. Interacting with around 20 different species of butterflies is always a unique treat. When you go to Lory Landing, you may find yourself with a small parrot perched on your head looking for a snack.
One evening you simply must go to the San Antonio River Walk and browse the many shops. There is plenty of nightlife to keep you entertained as well. During the summer months you will find local sounds that are sure to please, particularly at the Fiesta Noche del Rio where the fabulous songs and dances of Texas, Spain, Mexico, and Argentina will find a way into your heart.
In downtown San Antonio you’ll discover the world laid out in front of you once you make your way to the top of the Tower of the Americas. At the top of this 750-foot tower you can enjoy the panoramic view from the Observation Deck. Glean some history as you read about the Alamo, and find out which flags flew over Texas by studying the lovely murals lining the walls.
Next comes the San Antonio Missions National Historical Park where you start upriver to the north, head south and visit four of the missions originally begun during early Texas colonization. First you will visit Mission Concepcion, then move on to Mission San Jose. Finally you’ll tour Mission San Juan and Mission Espada.
Naturally, the fifth mission and the most popular is The Alamo. Here is where 300 years of history comes to life. The memories of Davy Crockett and James Bowie remind you of the brave ones who fight for freedom. Learn all about the battle fought here.
San Antonio Botanical Garden is a wonderful place where you can get out in the sun and savor the natural beauty of amazing flowers. Fragrances do much to wash away those day-to-day cares and woes. This 33-acre garden will enthrall you and give you pleasure as you stroll through the many different garden sections. Be sure to take the Texas Native Trail to see the many aspects of Texas plants and topography.
Whenever you are in San Antonio, you can get into the real flavor of the Old West by attending some rodeos. If visiting in February, you simply can’t pass up the San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo. This is one of the largest in the United States and offers quite a lot of excitement. Of course, you can check the Rodeo Calendar to find rodeos at any time of year when visiting. They are going on all the time.
Yes, you will never forget your RV trip to San Antonio! This will be a special experience and will hold a place in memory for many years to come.