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The last time I was in San Antonio, I was a new recruit in Air Force basic training and not allowed off the base at Lackland. That was a verrry long time ago. With a free day over the weekend available, it was time to see what the big deal was.  It was a lovely sunny day in the city. Unfortunately, it was also a special one at the Alamo with the original Col. Travis letter declaring to fight on display so the area was very crowded. I had to park half a mile away and pay $10 just for that. The line to get into the Alamo wound down the street and back around the corner which was too long for me. I had heard there wasn’t that much to see and lines were just as long inside to read each tour sign. All I really wanted was to stand there in front of it where history was made and get a picture.

Alamo squareThe Alamo

If you have lots of money, there are numerous other attractions across from the Alamo such as Ripley’s Believe it or Not, a wild Tomb Raider ride, etc. The visitor’s center is also there so stop in and pickup brochures with coupons first. I preferred to walk along the River Walk. It is as beautiful as they say. There are lovely waterfalls, fountains, flora, Spanish style buildings, etc. on the River Walk. The boat ride on the river was well worth it and inexpensive. There are numerous places to eat just about anything under umbrellas on the walk. I chose to eat at the River Center Mall court which is also river side. The various stalls gave out yummy free samples. I finally settled on a huge plate of Chinese fried rice and chicken teriyaki for lunch. Local musicians provided Mexican music to entertain us while the tourists on the boats coming by snapped pictures. After lunch, I walked almost all the way back to my vehicle via the River Walk while checking out some of the tourist shops. It was a nice day.

River Walk boatRiver Walk waterfallRiver Walk cafes, bridge, shops

San Antonio River WalkRiver Walk CenterRiver Walk fountain

If you want to see more of San Antonio, there are numerous ways to get around. There’s a water taxi on the river of course or you might try some of these other ways below.

San Antonio horse carriageSan Antonio trolleySan Antonio double-decker bus

San Antonio segway tour

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