What do you know about San Antonio?    San Antonio, Texas.  It's magical, at least for me.  I was raised in the Alamo City and have been able to see not only the usual tourist stops like the Alamo, The Tower of the America's, La Villita,  Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld and the San Antonio Spurs. But stay a little longer and you will be surprised to learn where some of the locals eat, drink, have fun, and enjoy the confluence of many cultures.  You won't have any difficulty finding good food and I'll mention a few of my personal favorites.  Indigenous people make the best food you can ever find.  The Germans have also managed to hold on to their cultural secrets and you'll find them if you look a little, especially in the bedroom communities of Boerne, New Braunfels, Gruene, Fredericksburg, Comfort, Castroville, and Helotes.   If you do not like BBQ, TEX MEX, Chilli, burgers and tacos, don't go.  In Texas, food isn't just sustenance, it's a sport and it gets very competitive.

Go local and take drive through Olmos Park, and Alamo Heights, see homes of silent movie stars, living movie starts, entertainment folks and just plain folks who have made it big.  The homes are breath taking.   Then drive on over my my boyhood home in Los Angeles Heights.  Visit the tree I planted in 1957.  It's still there looking very proud.  But respect the residents as it's not a museum....yet.

Go downtown and find the corner of Houston and Soledad.  Now you're smack dab in the middle of the area where Gunslinger King Fisher was killed.  He's buried in Uvalde, but it's only 70 miles out highway 90.  There's a story down every road.  I could tell you a lot of them.   But, be sure and stop by the Menger Hotel and see where Teddy Roosevelt and his rough riders stayed.

A favorite bedroom community of mine is Bandera, about 30 miles out Bandera Road.  It's a hoot.  On the way back stop by John T. Flore's Country Store and you in the spot where Willie Nelsen and just about everybody else played over the years.

I love San Antonio.   If you want to risk it, head over to Joe's Hamburgers on Blanco Road, about two blocks north of Hildebrand.  It's easy to miss because there is no sign.  What I'm trying to say is that, if you didn't grow up eating there, you probably haven't been.   It has about a 75 year following.   Not bad for a place with no sign.

Museums:   Go to the MacNay and the Witte on Broadway.  Then drive through Brackenridge Park

You could have paid good money from a Travel Agency and researched a lot on Google and still not come up with all these great local knowledge tips.  If you have a questions, write me.  I will either have a good answer for you or try and find out.

Enjoy the ride~