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.
Thanx. yeah will drive. Probably do lunch and a drive by in Waco.
TR Museum sounds good.
Don’t know why I thought Austin was further east.
Are the dems still hiding out? Is it safe?
be back in awhile
On the other hand, my fear of downtown Fort Worth is far less. It's "Where the West Begins" and, for the most part, a better crowd is found there.
Note that since I'm 70, I remember when downtown areas used to be nice, with motion picture houses, family-oriented restaurants and department stores. The liberal policies that began under JFK and accelerated with LBJ have killed once pleasant urban areas. I've pinged a few people from the area to get their take and to also see if they recall the brutal murder of John Chase that led to the Back the Blue campaign.
Hope you Have a good relaxing vacation. I don’t have any ideas for actual sites to see or things to do as much as a list of BBQ restaurants! LOL (I plan to do a BBQ tour of Texas in the Near future)
WHATEVER YOU DO, WHEN YOU GO TO SAN ANTONIO DO NOT DRINK THE WATER. UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES DRINK ANY WATER THERE.
(There’s nothing wrong with the water, we just don’t have any to spare.)
Just awesome burgers, fries and malts. It has been there since 1949.
The place maybe mobbed with Baylor Girls.
La Mansion del Rio Hotel in San Antonio. It is right on The Riverwalk.
You don’t hang out in Fair Park?
I second your suggestion. You will probably have a better time at the other 4 missions than at the Alamo.
I never ate at the Elite without seeing a fender bender in the traffic circle. Something about those guys that just perplex us Texans.
If you have time, touring our great State Capitol is pretty cool.
The grounds and capitol are open to the people, seeing as we own it.
It’s really a must see for anyone living here.
Yes, River Walk - Casa Rio restaurant on River Walk, eat outside, very old landmark. Also Alamo, and Mexican Market. This is the best time of year - no 105 temps.
I was a little let down with the malts.
No one makes a decent malt anymore, but the burgers and fries just rocked.
You have been given some good advice. I will say again....... that the San Antonio Missions are one of my favorite destinations. They are an easy drive from the Alamo. Ft Worth has some nice museums if you like art.
Good one. :-)
No way will I get near Fair Park any more. It was still borderline OK around 1981 or so but that whole area is doing its best to become Detroit South. I can fully understand why Jerry Jones opted to locate Cowboys Stadium in Arlington. It's a shame that the thugs have ruined that area since the "House that Doak (Walker) Built" used to be in a great, safe, family-friendly area with the intriguing Art Deco buildings.
Yeah it is a shame the architecture is cool.
Surf over here for more information about the missions.
I’m from San Diego. Well be drinking from the ocean as soon as Carlsbad puts up the plant.
I’ll put a case of cal bottled water behind the third tree on the right of the Alamo for you
Been to many missions in cal
From some of the comments may hit Daley plaza and stop awhile in austin
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