What to do in San Antonio this weekend?

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  1. zilla

    zilla Grand Poobah

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    I'm in SA for the weekend and have all day saturday and about 1/2 a day on Monday to hang out.

    my hotel is a stone's throw from the alamo, so i got that covered.

    is there anything else cool to do? I'm not big on amusement parks and stuff like that. are there any music visit music stores? i'd love to be able to get a locally made guitar strap if anyone down there is making them.
     
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    Adieu SS.org Regular

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    Jeez you make it sound like rural Oklahoma

    It's a modern civilized place. Looks like a cleaner, upgraded version of Southern California, but with trees and sh!t
     
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    Hanging out on the riverwalk is kind of fun, especially around this time of year. Barring that I'd say go check out the USAMEDD museum. It's really a neat place to learn about military history. The art museums there kind of blow compared to Dallas or Houston so I wouldn't personally bother with them.
     
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    zilla Grand Poobah

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    exactly. i don't have a whole lot of time there which is why i'm asking for things to do so i don't waste my time.
     
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    Sea world and the water park.
     
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    San Antonio is only an hour's drive from Austin, where you have all the clubs/venues on 6th Street, Austin Vintage Guitars, South Austin Music shop, Collings factory tours, etc.

    Plus, in Boerne, a bit north west of San Antonio, is a shop called Hearts Home Acoustic Guitars if you're into higher end luthier built acoustic guitars.

    Either way, grab some real BBQ while you're in Texas. I'd suggest Austin and Round Rock if you make the drive, but you'll find good BBQ in either city.
     
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    So what did you end up doing in San Antonio?
     
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    zilla Grand Poobah

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    Did the Alamo and fell in love with a Taylor 414ce :)

    I ended up getting in way later than expected because my flight was delayed over 8 hours in Houston (thanks united!). In retrospect I should have just driven but it was like every hour they made an announcement that the flight is delayed another hour.

    And so much bbq brisket. I’m going to be in a meat coma for the rest of the week lol
     
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    I just moved away from there. We coulda jammed.

    If anybody comes across this thread, food and hill country tourism are good options. Fredericksburg is kinda cool if you like wineries.
     
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    I’ll be honest here - I wasn’t expecting as much greenery as there was. I was expecting something way more arid and dry. I was pleasantly surprised.
     
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    Sounds like fun.


    Yeah, San Antonio and Austin are in the Hill Country region, which is pretty lush with greenery, rivers, vineyards, etc. But a bit further south and/or west and you'll hit the desert.
     
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    zilla Grand Poobah

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    The last time I was here I spent the day in pearsall and yah it was all desert. I was only in SA at night and didn’t see much.
     

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