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Remember the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas with Jessica

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No trip to San Antonio would be complete without a trip to the Alamo

I’m really excited to interview Jessica Serna of My Curly Adventures about San Antonio, Texas. Jessica’s tips for the best things to do in San Antonio are awesome because she was born and raised in the city and learned how to put a special spin on the typical tourist attractions.

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The Battle of the Flowers parade at the Fiesta San Antonio

San Antonio, Texas

San Antonio is most famous for the Alamo, but there is so much more to do in the city beyond this historic battle site. The Riverwalk is a must-do and while you’re there, keep an eye out because you might see people doing yoga on the river, find a hidden speakeasy, or discover amazing food that you can’t find anywhere else.

The city is very walkable but try to visit in the Spring or Fall to avoid the hot summer temperatures. In April, San Antonio hosts the Fiesta, which started in the late 19th-century and is the biggest party in Texas. This 10-day festival hosts many events, including a Battle of the Flowers parade, and honors the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto.

We share a lot of resources and local suggestions in today’s podcast, but you should also check out Visit San Antonio, the local convention and visitor’s bureau. They are a wealth of information and can help you plan an itinerary based on your time, budget, and interests.

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Explore the colorful streets of San Antonio

Getting around San Antonio

The local airport is San Antonio International Airport (SAT), which is about nine miles north of downtown. Use our Expedia tool below to find flight, hotel, and rental car options.

Jessica says that, if you’re staying downtown, there’s no need to rent a car. Uber and Lyft are excellent ways to get around. And the VIA Metropolitan Transit bus system is pretty great. When we visited San Antonio, I’ve personally found the downtown area very walkable.

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Stop by Lulu’s Bakery for a 3-pound cinnamon roll

Places we talked about on the podcast

Here is a map of all of the places we talked about on the podcast episode with Jessica Serna about San Antonio, Texas. You can zoom into the map and click on each dot to explore the city.

  • Red dots = best places to eat in San Antonio, Texas
  • Green dots = best things to do in San Antonio, Texas
  • Yellow dots = best places to stay in San Antonio, Texas

Who is Jessica Serna?

Jessica was born and raised in San Antonio. Growing up, she didn’t think that there was much to do in the city, but once she grew up and moved away, she began to appreciate her hometown much more.

She now lives in Dallas and writes Texas-oriented content at Jessica focuses on weekend guides and city-specific articles that will help you have a more enjoyable visit in Texas. And, although most of her writing is focused on Texas, she also writes about her adventures across the United States and around the world.

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Here are a few articles that she’s written:

You can connect with Jessica Serna at her website and on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest.


Click here to download our one-page guide of Jessica’s tips for San Antonio.

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Enjoy delicious Mexican food at one of the many local restaurants

Stay tuned for our next episode

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