Skip to comments.Travel Tips Welcome, Dallas and San Antonio 5 days next week (Vanity, of course)
Posted on 02/01/2013 2:42:49 PM PST by morphing libertarian
After a year of medical problems and working too many hours, taking short vacation. Dallas and San Antonio. Soliciting freeper tips and hot spots for senior tourist who can still walk.
Other sites, good food spots, etc. welcome.
Will have car and willing go out of town apiece (intentional solicitous Texas talk).
Just 5 days total.
Cheap shots, zots, derisive humor also welcome.
The River Walk and the Mercado in San Antonio for sure.
Schilo’s deli is a must stop for me in San Antonio just for a frosted mug of Spaten Optimator fom the tap or Home made root beer in a frosted mug from the tap.
The rueben is good too.
Do you have a favorite restaurant on the river walk?
Thanx. I can see I won’t miss too many meals.
Definitely the River Walk.
The Alamo is one of five missions established in San Antonio back in the day. If you enjoy historical site (as I suspect you do), check out the other four missions!
Be sure to check out the Sixth Floor Museum when you’re at Dealey Plaza.
In Dallas — Nasher Sculpture Center is very nice, as is the art museum. In all honesty, the tour of Cowboys Stadium is always a big hit when people visit us — but there’s quite a bit of walking. Drive from Dallas to Ft. Worth and catch the museums there, as well — very nice. Have a great time!
I agree on the Riverwalk and Mercado in San Antonio (and Alamo is right there anyway).
In Dallas, if you like this sort of thing, the Dallas World Aquarium is fantastic, with it’s rainforest exhibit and its not as large as going to a zoo. I took some fantastic photos there last fall with my son and grandson. Some of the birds are flying freely, plus they have a cool aquarium “tunnel” where sharks and such swim around and overhead. Of course it’s downtown Dallas. We took the train in which I don’t think I would do again. I’m not sure how far it is from Dealey Plaza as it’s been a long time since I lived in the area.
There was at one time a self-guided mission tour out of San Antonio. You get a printed guide and drive to each mission at your own pace - can be done over more than one day. Check with the Chamber of Commerce or visitors bureau in SA.
Thanx. I’m all over the plaza and want to look out THE window.
thanx for taking the time, sounds good
any JFK-LHO wonks know how the current view from the window varies vis a vis the tree branches then and now? I will ask at the time, of course.
In Forth worth the Stockyards are excellent and the zoo.
The FW Stock show and rodeo is roaring right now.
I and half a dozen Tx freepers will be there next friday night.
Billy Bob’s is in the FW Stockyards
Friday and Sat in SA.
Billy Bobs looks worth a trip over earlier.
Most of them are pretty touristy.
I like the Iron Cactus
Than there is Mi Tierra over in the Mercado (2 blocks away)
Sorry we will miss you.
There is the Texas Ranger Museum. The Dr. Pepper Museum, Dr. P was born in Waco and is older than Coke and Pepsi. Also there is the Suspension Bridge over the Brazos, it is the oldest bridge of its type in the nation and was designed by the man that designed the Brooklyn Bridge.
Also stop at the Texas Capital in Austin. The legislature is currently in session and is always good for political entertainment.
Enjoy your vacation and let us know how it turns out.
I will do more advance posting next trip. Didn’t think about freeper evenets.