Once again friends, it's working! The more we explore the more I'm liking San Antonio! So thanks again for your recommendations a while back...they've been a great resource. I'm going to work my way down the list of suggestions and the resource I've been primarily using so far has been the Design Sponge link to San Antonio sent from an anonymous reader. Design sponge has similar lists for cities across the country, yea, even across the world. So if you're looking to uncover some hidden gems in your city, check it out!
It started with a trip to the classic and charming Kiddie Park, followed by a trip to the crazy-fun shop Fiesta on Main (with a key-ute video of Lamp going down some steps!). Our most recent weekend explorations led us to quite possibly one of my favorite parts of town yet, the King William district. At first we went to just have breakfast at the beautiful and historic Guenther house, which wasn't that great (Maybe lunch is better?), but the grounds were beautiful! And as soon as we drove up I knew I was going to want to walk around and explore this beautiful neighborhood filled with amazing, historic homes. Some homes have actually been turned into museums and we had a hard time telling which homes were museums and which homes were still residential. Additionally this neighborhood runs along the famed River Walk. See, the only River Walk I was familiar with before was the one in downtown with all the shops and restaurants flanking both sides and tour boats going up and down the river. I actually had no idea that the River walk went on for miles in very quiet, quaint parts of town. So after breakfast we walked through the King William neighborhood and then found ourselves on the beautiful River Walk. We had so much fun Saturday morning, we found ourselves back there for a family walk Sunday Afternoon! Here are some of the few shots I got.
The houses were all decorated for Fiesta--an 11 day celebration unique to San Antonio.
A water snake, lizard and ducklings all seen along the riverwalk.
Additionally in King William we saw quite a few other places on the Design Sponge list and public bike rentals. I'm super excited to have a day-date with the Mr. and bike around the area.
Also, last week we also did a little exploring in The Pearl--a newer hotspot that's starting to fill with businesses, shops, eateries and even living space.
Now if people come to visit us I feel like I'm starting to have some cool places to take them! So what I'm saying, is come and visit us in San Antonio--just not in July.
Let's hear it for San Antonio!