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.
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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Getting around San Antonio
The local airport is San Antonio International Airport (SAT), which is about nine miles north of downtown.
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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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 MyCurlyAdventures.com. 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.
Here are a few articles that she’s written:
- Visit the France of Texas- Things to do in Castroville TX
- Discover the Whimsy of Wimberley- Things to do in Wimberley Texas
- Provence in Texas – Blanco Lavender Festival
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Stay tuned for our next episode
Listen to the next episode when Shawn Cosner of Third Rock Events tells us why we can’t miss the South End Wine Fest and where to find the best sunset views in Charlotte, North Carolina. We hope you’ll join us when We Travel There.
Learn more about Texas by listening to our other episodes:
- Texas State Fair, Sixth Floor Museum & Deep Ellum in Dallas, Texas
- Best Things to Do in Dallas, Texas with Philip Taylor
- Fiesta, The Pearl, and 3-LB Cinnamon Rolls with Shannyn
- Rodeo Houston, NASA Space Center & Blue Lagoon in Houston, Texas
- Where to find the best breakfast tacos in Austin, Texas with Noah Kagan
- Exploring Wineries & Breweries of the Hill Country in Austin, Texas
- Barton Springs, Sam’s BBQ & Broken Spoke in Austin, Texas