San Antonio TX Attractions

 

I will be taking my uncle to the VA for a bone marrow transplant this week. Any suggestions on parks/wildlife areas to visit? He enjoys the flowers and birds. We will be staying a couple miles from the VA.

Thanks

Daniel

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Boy Daniel,

I haven't spent much time in San Antonio since we moved from there in '88. Breckenridge Park downtown was always nice. There are several short trips you could take into the Hill Country (North of downtown) that would be possible. We used to enjoy running north on 16 (Bandera Rd) for some nice scenery.

Canyon Lake is another area, but I understand it is highly developed now.

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Try The River Walk

The river walk is nice and a lot of shop to look into. Good Food.

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riverwalk

Yes, depending on the temps, the Riverwalk is definitely worth going to take a look at.

San antonio riverwalk

johnm405 wrote:

The river walk is nice and a lot of shop to look into. Good Food.

I always thought the River Walk was more night life than wild life. But then again...

As far as food goes, there are literally thousands of places in SAT. Some of the best Tex-Mex isn't served anywhere near the tourist trap River Walk.

As you are going to be on the near NW side near the Med Center, ask them for recommendations. If you talk with them and explain what you really want, you will get some great recommendations.

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San Antonio Zoo

If you go early in the morning before it gets to warm, the Zoo is worth a visit.

Remember

The Alamo

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Thanks

We will plan on making a trip to the Riverwalk probably. I am not sure how much more spare time we will have. The trip made us all (15 month old, 7 month pregnant wife, uncle and me) more tired than anticipated.

If the weather continues to be decent we may try a couple drives around to see the scenery.

Daniel

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Love San Antonio

Have done the Alamo, The Zoo and the Riverwalk (twice).
Love the Riverwalk. We're both in our 70's and no problem getting around. Love the boatride, just relaxing, listening to the live music and eating at a Mexican Restaurant on the 2nd story. (can't remember the name but have eaten there twice also).
Hoping to get back there next year !

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San Antonio

The area has many great parks. Most have a little bit of it all. Nature trails that range from an easy stroll to some serious hiking with easy to severe terrain. Playgrounds for the kids, picnic tables and areas for sports of all types can be found.
Medina River Park and Mcallister Park are two of my favorites
If you are into Geocaching, almost all of the parks in the area have plenty of hides to find.
There is Sea World, Six Flags, water parks, natural caverns, and the riverwalk to go get lost in.
Almost everywhere you look, there is something interesting to do in the SA area.
The riverwalk has any kind of food you might want, some of which is more than outstanding.
If you can't find something that interest you to do, in SA, you are not looking. Something can be found everywhere, with very little looking.

Wildlife can be seen in all the parks. I saw at least 15 deer within 50 feet yesterday in Mcallister Park. Have seen deer in almost every park I have been in, almost everytime I am in one.
Saw wild turkey, fox, coyote and every kind of bird I can name in Medina River park a couple of weeks ago. No need to pay to go to the zoo LOL. The zoo is nice too LOL.

Can you tell I like living in this area? LOL

My VA Hospital File

I'm sure you have loaded my VA Hospital File by now.

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Yep -

alleghany wrote:

I'm sure you have loaded my VA Hospital File by now.

Thanks

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I think

fncnca wrote:

Medina River Park and Mcallister Park are two of my favorites

Can you tell I like living in this area? LOL

I think this is what we are looking for. McAllister is only 15-20 min from where we are staying. May try it tomorrow evening.

Daniel

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