January 23, 2017

Postcards from…San Antonio

I had planned to post more often, but painfully slow wi-fi the last couple of days put a damper on that plan. To be fair, we were in a fairly remote area of New Mexico, so I shouldn’t have expected super-fast wi-fi, but I couldn’t upload or download any photos, so blog posts were off the table.

We had a great time in San Antonio. We spent two nights at the Omni San Antonio Hotel at the Colonnade in the Discovery Kids Suite. Honestly, if we never left the room during our time in San Antonio, my kids would have been in heaven playing basketball in the room, munching on the chocolate chip cookies the hotel left for us and playing video games.

The Discovery Kids Suite at the Omni San Antonio Hotel was amazing.

The Discovery Kids Suite at the Omni San Antonio Hotel was amazing.

My basketball-loving girls especially loved having a basketball hoop in the suite.

My basketball-loving girls especially loved having a basketball hoop in the suite.

Outside, the hotel had a huge pool. They even had dive-in movies and snacks after dark, but sunset came too late for me and my bed was calling, so we had to pass on the poolside flicks, but I did like to stare down at the pool from our 15th floor room.

We spent our first day in the historic Riverwalk area of San Antonio, and there were two main things I wanted to do: take a boat ride through the Riverwalk with Rio San Antonio Cruises and visit the Alamo.

The short cruise did not disappoint and I highly recommend that you go just before lunch or dinner. Loads of Mexican restaurants line the Riverwalk and you will definitely want to stop in for a margarita and a basket of chips, at the very least. The amazing smells are almost distracting during the cruise.

riverwalk boat cruise

Taking a short cruise along the Riverwalk is a total must in San Antonio.

The Alamo was next. Unfortunately, that was a miss with my kids. It was hot, we had to wait in line to get in (just to get our photos taken) and there wasn’t much there to hold their interest. If you go, entice your kids with a visit to the Mirror Maze or the Guinness World Records Museum across the street.

I wish I could have spent more time at the Alamo, but the kids were ready to move on.

I wish I could have spent more time at the Alamo, but the kids were ready to move on.

Our second day in San Antonio was spent at SeaWorld. We went to a Dine with Shamu program for a buffet lunch and to watch the trainers exercise and play with the orcas before going to the Pets Ahoy and Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High programs. Both were super cute, but more on those later this week.

Meet Sakari, a 5 y.o. orca. She played to the crowd during the Dine with Shamu program.

Meet Sakari, a 5 y.o. orca. She played to the crowd during the Dine with Shamu program.

It was nice to take a break in the A/C-filled theatre for Pets Ahoy.

It was nice to take a break in the A/C-filled theatre for Pets Ahoy.

We loved the new Clyde & Seamore's Sea Lion High show.

We loved the new Clyde & Seamore’s Sea Lion High show.

We wrapped up our stay in San Antonio with a visit to SeaWorld’s Aquatica waterpark. Given how hot it was, and how not interested my son was in walking around the theme park, the lazy river and wave pool were a welcome treat.


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