.@TeddyOutReady: Our Adventures in San Antonio, Texas - Day 1

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Our Adventures in San Antonio, Texas - Day 1

La Villita

After three relaxing days  at Hyatt Hillcrest Country Resort, we had three more days to enjoy San Antonio city. At the beginning of first day we headed to La Villita Historic Arts Village that was one of San Antonio’s first neighborhoods, located on the south bank of the San Antonio River.

La Villita

We checked galleries and shops which offer unique art created by local and regional artists. We bought real cowboy boots and hats at Mustang Grey’s boutique. We were hungry and stop for lunch at Guadalajara Grill that serves Mexican food. Food was delicious and charged us for the rest of the day.

San Antonio Food

After lunch we went to HemisFair Park that was just across the street. The park was created for the 1968 World's Fair, beautifully designed and landscaped. We liked the sculptures and historic homes in the park. There is a great playground for the kids there and Teddy spent some time navigating through massive wooden constructions. In the park there is also the Mexican Cultural Institute that hosts exhibits of art created by Mexican artists.

Tower of the Americas Tower of the Americas Tower of the Americas waterfall

The Tower of the Americas is located in the middle of park. Around the tower is a beautiful fountain comprised of cascading waterfalls. The 750-foot-tall Tower of the Americas provides the most spectacular view of the Alamo City (nick name of San Antonio). On the observation deck, besides the great views, there are some exhibits along the inner walls, full of history and Texas Pride. After we get back to the ground floor we took “Skies over Texas” 4D Theater Ride.

Tower of the Americas front Tower of the Americas San Antonio sculpture La Villita fountain

The “Skies over Texas” is a sophisticated ride that took us on a high-flying trip across the Lone Star State (nick name of Texas). It zooms in on such scenes as a Rodeo, Friday-night high school football game, working up-close-and-personal with a space shuttle at NASA, landscape and nature of Texas.

It was the scariest experience for Teddy. He fights with a bull and face to face encountered a poison snake, that escaping tail touched Teddy’s leg. We were surprised that it weren’t many people around. We wondered where the all tourists went. We found answer on our question on last day of out trip to San Antonio.

Tower of the Americas playground San Antonio Park

This post is a part of the series of our travel adventures in San Antonio, Texas in January 2014. The other post from this series can be found here: 
Our Adventures at San Antonio Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa #HR_HillCountry

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