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 poolside service.
The resort also has 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.
See this post for other things to do during your weekend in San Antonio
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
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15 thoughts on “La Cantera Resort San Antonio: An Enchanted getaway to Central Texas”
Looks like you had a great trip to Texas! I went to college in Austin and spent a lot of time wondering around. So fun that you made it to enchanted rock. I remember the first time I went I was terrified i was going to roll right off!! luckily the granite is so rough it provides good traction. Can’t wait to visit again with my son some day!
And, the missions were just added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2015!
Thanks Corinne, did not know that!
I’m from Texas (Dallas) and have never been to San Antonio. It looks like so much fun. Thanks for the detailed information. It will come in handy for a possible road trip this fall 🙂
Hi Melody – Thanks for stopping by, Hope you get to visit San Antonio on your road trip.
I live not-too-far from Enchanted Rock and keep meaning to drive out there to climb up it. Your post is giving me some extra motivation to do it. I’ve never stayed at La Cantera. You make it sound so nice that perhaps I’ll look into staying there for a few days as a quick getaway over winter break. Thanks for linking up with #WkendTravelInspiration.
Looks like a fun time! We love both San Antonio and Fredericksburg (see our Five Fun Things to Do in Fredericksburg: http://goo.gl/Z26PvB) – being based in DFW, they’re great weekend getaways for us. We haven’t stayed at La Cantera, but you’re description has us planning a visit now! 🙂
Very nice! Looks like you had a great time!
This looks like a delightful little trip! I could use a vacay right about now 😉
hmm, there is one fredriksburg in Copenhagen too
So fun! We love Enchanted Rock! Yay Texas!
Thanks for featuring Fredericksburg. We thinking of doing a weekend trip this Fall. Would you not recommend spending the night there?
Fall would be a perfect time to go, there are a few B&B places, Inn on Barons Creek looked lovely.. but since we were staying at the La Cantera we just spent an afternoon in Fredericksburg.