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.
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.
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.
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.
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.)
La Mansion del Rio Hotel in San Antonio. It is right on The Riverwalk.
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.
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.
Surf over here for more information about the missions.
Check out the new Omni hotel in Dallas (near the convention center) especially at night when it’s all lit up. Get a drink and sit by the pool or whatever. You won’t be disappointed.
I second the nomination of the Dallas World Aquarium. It is totes awesome.
Just curious before I make a suggestion. Do you have kids that need to be entertained? Are you interested in upscale restaurants or home cooking?
I will say that as far as bbq goes, I would get off of the beaten path on my way up from San Antonio and go to Lockhart. Of course taste is subjective...but Black’s is the best I have ever eaten (outside of my own, lol).
God bless Texas! Great advice on this forum. I seriously want to move there in a couple of years I just have to establish my career first.