After ‘conquering’ Enchanted Rock we drove up to Westin’s La Cantera Resort in San Antonio and spent a few days swimming, lazing around by the pool, playing golf and enjoying the beautiful hill country sunsets. We loved the property majestically perched atop one of San Antonio’s highest points and drawing its inspiration in design and character from Texas’ legendary King Ranch, The La Cantera Hill Country Resort is a hilltop retreat that’s pure luxury wrapped in Hill Country charm. It is listed in Conde Nast Traveler Gold List of “The World’s Best Places to Stay.”
La Cantera Resort San Antonio
The resort was fabulous and family friendly, it had 5 beautiful pool, one separate kids pool with a splash area for toddlers and two water slides. A separate adults pool with a fancy poolside bar. All of the pool had cabanas you could rent and pool side service. They also have a cool kids club but our kids preferred hanging out with us, but we saw the kids from the kids club out and about doing various activities and having fun. The kids enjoyed the smores by the fire-pits at dusk, the staff provided the graham crackers and chocolate and marshmallows to roast by the open fire while we enjoyed the Hill country sunsets over a glass of Texas wine.
We took the resort shuttle to The Shops at La Cantera that features more than 120 high-quality shops and restaurants. There was an impressive lineup of stores from Neiman Marcus to Nordstrom to Urban Outfitters, J. Crew, Coldwater Creek, Zara, and Yard House and more. Me and miss Teen did some window shopping occasionally burning a hole in our wallets and also had lunch there while Mr. OutsideSuburbia and D teed off at the resorts 18 hole golf course with amazing views of the beautiful Hill country.
Photo by Riverwalk boat tours
San Antonio Riverwalk is Texas’ version of Venice. It is a network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath approximately 5 miles of downtown San Antonio. Lined by bars, shops and restaurants, the River Walk is an important part of the city’s urban fabric and a tourist attraction in its own right.
The River Walk winds and loops under bridges with two parallel sidewalks, lined with restaurants, shops, hotels and more. It connects the major tourist draws from the Alamo to Rivercenter Mall, Arneson River Theatre and the San Antonio Museum of Art, and the Pearl Brewery. It is touristy but we stopped for lunch by the river and a boat ride on the canal before heading to visit the Alamo.
Alamo Plaza is located in downtown San Antonio, Texas, the Alamo houses exhibits on the Texas Revolution and Texas History. You can stroll through the beautiful Alamo Gardens. Just a short distance from the River Walk, the Alamo is a must see for all who come to San Antonio, the site where a small band of Texans held out for thirteen days against General Antonio López de Santa Anna. Santa Anna’s cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians, both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States-to join the Texian Army. The Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution.
We toured the chapel, as well as the Long Barracks, which contains a small museum with paintings, weapons, and other artifacts from the era of the Texas Revolution. The chapel of the Alamo Mission is known as the Shrine of Texas Liberty
Enjoying a Texas Hill country sunset!
La Cantera Resort San Antonio
16641 La Cantera Parkway, San Antonio, TX 78256-2401