Saturday the 28th – is Kiss Your Mate day!


And we say that’s a wonderful day to head off on a short city break you’ve organized for your wonderful partner at the last minute! And the city you should choose is San Antonio! We’ll tell you why this little part of big old Texas is perfect in a moment, but first, rest assured Cheap Rooms has plenty of cheap hotels in San Antonio to choose from. (And to Kiss Your Mate in!)

Finding a hotel in San Antonio is easy, and so are flights to San Antonio. This beautiful city is set on the San Antonio River and the River Walk is one of the state’s top tourist attractions. It’s a delightful walk of around a kilometre and is a never-ending vista of small bars and cafes, restaurant and quirky boutiques. The local council are developing it even further and the route now stretches to the former brewery up river. This area has redeveloped itself into a thriving bar and boutique experience with plenty of places to stop and enjoy the people-watching the River Walk is famous for. But San Antonio doesn’t stop there… it also has Texas’ biggest attraction – and you really should check Cheap Rooms for deals right now to get you there!

One of the special things about the River Walk is its focus on art. Even if you don’t like art generally, the installations and public art on display are quite extraordinary. The San Antonio Museum of Art is a grand building at the end of the walk and is such a beautiful building to gaze upon and explore within. Walk it or explore it from a barge, the River Walk is a local institution that’s well worth cruising. Highlights include the Aztec Theater, the depression-era murals, the public art and the amazing La Mansion Hotel.

Texas’ biggest attraction? No prizes for guessing… The Alamo. It’s right in the middle of downtown so is easy to get to. The original chapel is a scenic monument up there with the best of them. What strikes as you approach is the simple beauty of the Mission. The history of the siege and battle will suck you in, but so will the vicious fight about restoring the monument (well worth a little research in itself!).

Do you have time for a show? Then make sure you check out the event program at the Majestic Theater. The restoration of this grand old theater just has to be seen to be believed. Harking back to a fine time in the annals of live theater, the Majestic is all frills and private boxes, soaring columns and majestic arches – all very Phantom of the Opera! The line up in coming months looks particularly good, so check it out.

Bringing the kids? Then a stop at Morgan’s Wonderland is the key to happy times for all. It was designed and built particularly to assist disabled kids of all ages to take pleasure in a theme park as much as any one else, and the result is wonderful. It’s the first special needs park in the world, but everyone can enjoy it.

Her dad took a picture a week of Lotte and then joined it all together when she was twelve. Very cool!

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