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12/04/2017

WEEKEND GET AWAY WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

Weekend getaway’s are my favorite.
I suffer from wanderlust, so there are times where I will just have this urge to get up and leave somewhere.
Now my brokenness, doesn’t allow me to do this as much as I would like.
But I do try to do it as often as I can.

San Antonio Riverwalk

Every so often we all need to get away without a plan.
Vacations are awesome, but honestly they are stressful to plan.
Not to mention it can take months to plan and save for.

Our financial situations don’t allow us to just get up and leave and get away all the time.
Yet even going to a small town near your area gives you renewed energy.

It’s good for our minds to be in a different environment.

The good thing about a get away is that you don’t have to necessarily break the bank.
If you have family near you, you can always invite them and split the cost.

We decided to head over to San Antonio as a little getaway.
I went to San Antonio when I was about 17 year’s old.
This was my first time back since then.

San Antonio Texas Skyline
We often head over to Austin.
This time around we decided to make
San Antonio Texas our destination.

San Antonio Texas Downtown
I decided to invite my brother and his wife.

San Antonio is only about 4 hours from where we live, so my brother and I split the cost as well as the driving time.

We really did not have an agenda going there but we for sure wanted to stay in the River Walk area.
I researched some hotels in the area and honestly there were some pretty awesome deals for that weekend.
Tip: I use Trivago to look up good deals and TripAdvisor to look up reviews.

Keep in mind that special events will always affect good deals at hotels.

We drove to San Antonio on a Friday night, we left Fort Worth around 11 pm.
We arrived around 3 am.

San Antonio Tx Street
San Antonio Alamo
We didn’t stay near the River Walk that night.
The next day (Saturday) we woke up around 9 am.
We got ready headed over to eat. We checked in into our hotel on the River Walk and began exploring.

We weren’t in a rush to do things. We just kind of went with the flow.

We had lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe San Antonio River Walk.
Honestly, we were so hungry so we wanted fattening food.

San Antonio Riverwalk

We ordered the sampler platter which was delish.
Most of us went with a big burger for our main course.

Tip: their Lava Java burger is the best.

After dinner we headed out to our hotel, where we enjoyed a little bit of pool time.
As you all know my daughter loves the water.
She loves to travel so we can go to the pool area at hotels.

At night we were able to finally enjoy a boat ride through the River Walk. This was our first time and we had a hilariously amazing driver.
The boat ride last about 30 mins with information about the River walk.
This activity cost you around $12.00 per person.
we were the last riders for the night so we didn’t wait that long maybe around 15 mins.

Even though we were the last trip of the night it did not feel rushed.
Definitely a must-do if you go to San Antonio.

San Antonio Riverwalk Boats
River walk San Antonio

The next morning for breakfast we decided to eat at the hotel restaurant.
We had booked a package where kids eat free.
They offered buffet style breakfast and we sat near a window to contemplate the amazing rain!

After we decided to walk all through the River Walk.
It was such an amazing day to explore because it was sort of raining.
If you didn’t know we absolutely love the rain.

Holiday Inn San Antonio Riverwalk
Riverwalk San Antonio


San Antonio River Walk

La Villita San Antonio Riverwalk

On our last day we walked through El Mercado, which reminded me so much of Mexico City.

We had lunch at Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery. 
This was place was amazing! From the decor to the food and not to mention this place holds the best WHITE CONCHAS.
In my opinion the best one I’ve had in 2017.

Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery San Antonio


Market Square San Antonio

El Mercado San Antonio

We also visited a locally owned shop with amazing unique Mexican folk fine art and gifts called Casa Manos Alegres

Casa Manos Alegres
We had an amazing time in San Antonio without having to break the bank for this getaway.

We arrived to San Antonio with half a tank which still lasted those 2 days we were in town.
We split most of the cost of everything between all the people in our party (except the kids) and our get away to San Antonio was very affordable and stress free.

La Villita San Antonio

 

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2 Comments

  • alyssa

    OMG that river walk looks soooo adorable! I need to take a trip out there! Thanks for sharing and your photos are sooo beautiful.

    12/08/2017 at 1:03 am Reply
    • LifeasSayra

      It is beautiful! Hopefully you can make your way down to San Antonio Soon!!

      Thank you!!! <3

      12/18/2017 at 6:01 pm Reply

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