San Antonio

A coupe of weekends ago our family took a trip to San Antonio.
I thought I'd share a few photos with you.
Okay, it's more than a few, but I took over 130 so trust me you're being let off easy. ;)

The hotel we stayed in was so beautiful!
It had a Spanish Old World style that I really love!

I thought these chairs in the lobby were really cool!
You know what else they had in the lobby?
Fruit water in lovely glass dispensers.
Pineapple water in one and watermelon in the other.
It was so nice and refreshing after walking around in very humid weather.

Isn't this urn just gorgeous!
They were in the courtyard of the hotel.

There were also several beautiful fountains in the courtyard.

I love these beautiful wood doors.
I hope to have a dark wood front door someday.

The carpet in the hall was pretty cool!
Our three year old, Levi, insisted on rolling the largest bag to our room.
We looked like unfit parents having their little one take care of a bag almost as big as he is.
But we figure it's better than him throwing a fit!

At the end of the hall were these pretty glass and metal doors.

There was even an old home on the hotel property.

It belonged to one of San Antonio's founding German families.

There were peacocks strutting around the property.
I was like a little kid when I saw them.
Peacocks are one of my favorite animals.
Levi loved them too.

I have been wanting to visit San Antonio for years and years.
This was my first time getting to visit.
I was so excited!
Would the famous river walk live up to all the hype?!!!
It was much, much, prettier than I even expected it to be.

Of course we took one of the river boat cruises.
We also walked up and down many times.
(probably too many times if you ask my boys!)

Quatrefoil is so popular in design right now, so I had to snap a picture of this
part of the walkway to show you.

The Arneson River Theater.
On the river boat tour you learn all about the history and attractions along the river.
It was really interesting and helpful.

Beautiful architectural features!

I can't wait to come back again!

Of course we had to visit the Alamo while in San Antonio!

It was so beautiful!
The inside is really amazing, but they don't let you take photos inside.

Thanks for coming along to visit :)


  1. What a fun trip, Lisa. We went last summer but didn't make it to the Alamo. Man, your hubby is TALL! What a cute family! Hope you are getting all settled in!

  2. Great post! I love visiting SA also! Mainly because my adorable grandchildren, son and wife are there!! :)

  3. I live in Schertz, which is just outside of San Antonio! We are actually going on a "staycation" to downtown SA this weekend. Your post has gotten me all excited to go downtown again! Isn't it funny that we live so close to a wonderful place and only go there a few times per year! I am glad that you enjoyed your visit to San Antonio!

  4. Wow, what a gorgeous hotel and grounds!!!! San Antonio is on my list of places to visit some day! Have a great weekend!!!

  5. I'm curious what's the name of the hotel? It looks very beautiful! I was in San Antonio a few years and really enjoyed it. It wasn't too hot and the River Walk was so pretty.

  6. We stayed at the Marriott Plaza. It wasn't on the river, but it was a quick walk. The first day we walked, but it was pretty hot when we were there so the second day we rode the trolley. It ended up being our three year old sons favorite part of the trip!

  7. Hi Lisa...welcome to Houston! I just discovered your blog and love it! That hotel is beautiful. Last fall I stayed and blogged about a San antonio hotel on the OTHER end of the River Walk. I'm glad ya'll had a good time...I try to get to San A. every couple of years because it's so fun and close.
    Where were you living before you moved to Houston? Happy Summer Ya'll!

  8. I have heard San Antonio is a fun place. I love the photos. Your hotel was a gorgeous place.

  9. Hi Lisa! oooh I'm so jealous, hehe. That's my hometown and I'm totally homesick! My mom,dad and sister are all leaving me in the desert and going back home for a visit on monday- im so sad... lol..I'm so happy you liked it there :0) God bless.

  10. My hometown too! Seeing it makes me homesick and crave Mexican food.....!

  11. I have been to San Antonio and to the river walk and the Alamo. We loved it!

    The place you stayed was awesome!

    Loved the pictures!

    Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

  12. I have always wanted to visit there myself! Fabulous pics...thanks for taking me along!!

  13. It was fun seeing San Antonio through your eyes and that hotel was amazing! Buzz and I lived in San Antonio for a couple of years, and felt like we were on vacation every single day. ":o)

  14. Next to you ate headed to San Antonio, I would live to meet up for lunch if you have time! Or even better if you are in Austin!! There are lots
    Of fun places I could take you out to lunch here!!!

  15. what is the name of this hotel in San Antonio? I really loved each pictures above. Such a gorgeous & cozy place.
    ~ Herman Swan