Are you ready for a San Antonio Girls Trip that you will never forget? Look no further than these top travel tips! Discover the most exciting places to go, eat, play, and stay during your visit to this vibrant Texas city.
Whether you’re looking for a relaxing weekend away or an action-packed adventure, San Antonio has something for everyone. From historic landmarks and world-class museums to delicious dining options and lively nightlife, you’re sure to have an unforgettable experience in this charming city.
So grab your girlfriends and get ready to explore all that San Antonio has to offer. With these travel tips as your guide, you’re sure to have a trip that you’ll never forget!
Grab your girlfriends and plan a San Antonio Girls Trip you will never forget. Get ready for live music, delicious food, and shopping for the ultimate weekend getaway! Explore beyond the infamous San Antonio riverwalk and discover the hidden gems of a vibrant culinary hub known as San Antonio, TX. Keep reading to find out the best places to go, eat and visit!
San Antonio is a perfect place to explore with your girlfriends. Admittedly, I have visited San Antonio so many times as a child and with my kids (Read 50 Things to Do with Kids in San Antonio), but never with adults only. Visiting San Antonio with adults only is a completely different experience and one you must put on your travel bucket list.
If you are looking for a San Antonio vacation itinerary filled with popular tourist attractions, this guide is not for you. However, if you are looking for a travel guide filled with foodie favorites, shopping, and drinks, keep reading. This guide would also work for a couples’ getaway or as a bachelorette party resource!
San Antonio Girls Trip
- Why You Should Go on a San Antonio Girls’ Trip
- San Antonio Girls Getaway Guide
- Where to Eat: San Antonio’s Best Food and Dining
- Fun Things to Do in San Antonio
- San Antonio Itinerary for 3-Day Girls Trip
- More Girls Trip Travel Destinations
Why You Should Go on a San Antonio Girls’ Trip
Travel and Leisure readers recently named San Antonio one of the top destinations in the country and it’s easy to see why! San Antonio is an adventurous city rich in history and booming with modern attractions. The area offers local shopping, dining, and drinking which make for an enjoyable girls’ getaway.
San Antonio Girls Getaway Guide
This San Antonio Guide will help you plan a girls’ trip that is filled with food, shopping, and drinking!
Where to Stay: San Antonio Luxury Hotels
There are a variety of lodging options to choose from depending on your interests and budget. To help narrow down your choices, I recommend deciding your budget and whether or not being directly on the riverwalk is important to you. Also, decide if you prefer a hotel with a pool and spa.
Hotel Valencia Riverwalk
We chose to stay at Hotel Valencia as it’s a stunning boutique hotel located in the heart of Downtown San Antonio and within walking distance of the Riverwalk. Hotel Valencia Riverwalk is located in the quiet part of the riverwalk so you don’t have to worry about loud noises once you decide to go to bed. While the rates are extremely reasonable – the ambiance blends Spanish colonial and modern Mediterranean design with contemporary ideals. Please note this resort does not offer a spa or a pool.
Historic Hotel Emma
During our visit to the Pearl District, we stumbled upon Hotel Emma. It’s a stunning hotel inside and out that comes with a higher price tag. This property was once a 19th-century Brewery! It’s now a unique 146-room hotel with seven top-floor suites, a handsome bar, and club room, an excellent restaurant, a purveyor of fine foods, and stunning public spaces. You can also enjoy a drink in the rooftop pool!
Other San Antonio luxury hotel recommendations
- Hotel Contessa – An intimate, all-suite retreat set directly on San Antonio’s Riverwalk. Offers more activities such as a weekend brunch bar, a spa, rooftop yoga on Sundays, and an opportunity to check out its pool.
- St. Anthony Hotel – situated in the heart of downtown, overlooking Travis Park, this hotel offers easy access to restaurants and historic landmarks in San Antonio. Offers an outdoor pool with a cabana bar, an intimate club, and a fine-dining seafood restaurant.
- Omni Mokara Hotel & Spa – The only four-star hotel in San Antonio. This hotel is located directly off the riverwalk in the heart of the action. Guests should take advantage of the Mokara Spa and heated rooftop pool that offers spectacular city views.
- Thompson Hotel – features refined residential details like wide-plank hardwood floors, custom sofas, intimate lighting, and Texas-inspired touches offering a leisurely sense of calm. Designed by Mariana Valero of Amass & G. Luxurious amenities include the Thompson Spa and Cenote Pool Deck.
- La Cantera Resort and Spa – this resort is not located near the riverwalk, but it is the ultimate place for adults to relax and take in the beautiful sights of San Antonio.
- Mokara Hotel & Spa – The only four-star hotel in San Antonio. Fine dining, steps away from the riverwalk and a full-service spa.
Where to Eat: San Antonio’s Best Food and Dining
Come hungry when you visit San Antonio. There isn’t a shortage of delicious and unique food here. San Antonio is home to some of the best restaurants you can find in Texas. Check out the best restaurants in San Antonio that would be perfect to include during a girlfriend’s getaway.
Mi Tierra Cafe & Bakery
Mi Tierra Cafe and Bakery Mexican Food was our first visit. This Tex-Mex restaurant is open 24 hours and offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This establishment is bright, colorful and so much fun!
Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery
Located in the Pearl District, this friendly neighborhood gathering place is unforgettable. Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery boasts a curated, seasonally shifting menu influenced by the coastal classics of Chef Jeff Balfour’s upbringing in Galveston married with the comfort of southern cuisine. I highly recommend the East Texas Crawfish Roll. It’s a dish you will never forget. The wood-fired pretzel with beer cheese and sweet pickle mustard dipping sauce was a fan favorite.
The Range was within steps from our hotel. This vibrant venue offers steakhouse classics & cocktails in an elegant space. I loved JD’s Famous Kewpie deviled eggs, the crispy fried Brussels sprouts, and Creekstone farms’ garlic and thyme-basted beef tenderloin filet. The gravy on the bacon-crusted smothered pork chop was to die for!
Brunch: The Guenther House
Located in the King William district, The Guenther House serves an American breakfast. The Guenther House was originally constructed in 1859, making it one of the oldest houses in the King William neighborhood. They do not take reservations. Arrive early before 9:30 a.m. to avoid a long wait time.
More places to eat in San Antonio
- Brasserie Mon Chou Chou – features quintessential French comfort food that showcases simple, earthy, flavorful dishes from regions throughout France. This came recommended as a fancier dinner option.
- Halcyon – This is a coffee bar & lounge we went to after we discovered the wait time was too long at The Guenther House. The Chicken and Waffles were a hit!
- Battalion – an American Italian restaurant located in a historic building in Southtown that was once a fire station. Reservations recommended.
- La Margarita Restaurant & Oyster Bar – located in Market Square, this restaurant offers traditional tex-mex.
- Bakery Lorraine – Serving fresh pastries, macarons, cakes, coffee, breakfast, and lunch in San Antonio.
Fun Things to Do in San Antonio
There are so many great places to check out in the San Antonio area. Depending on how much time you have and your interests, check out these fun spots:
- Japanese Tea Garden – Admission is free! Walk around and discover stunning views including the waterfall area which is available for one-hour reservations only.
- San Antonio Missions National Historical Park – a National Historical Park and part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site preserving four of the five Spanish frontier missions in San Antonio, Texas.
- Check out more San Antonio historic landmarks including where the battle of the Alamo occurred.
- Majestic Theatre – Home to the Broadway in San Antonio series and a host of concerts and special events.
- Visit the Pearl District, a historical district and culture hub in the center of San Antonio. The property was a brewery from the early 1880s until 1999 when Pearl Brewery moved its operations elsewhere. Don’t miss the Pearl Farmers Market on Saturdays and Sundays!
- Check out the San Antonio nightlife
- Visit any of San Antonio’s popular attractions – there are so many to choose from!
San Antonio Itinerary for 3-Day Girls Trip
Our ladies’ trip to San Antonio itinerary was short, sweet, and packed with fun with opportunities for sleeping in a little. (Something us tired moms enjoyed the most!)
- Arrive at hotel
- Dinner at Mi Tierra
- Dorrego’s for drinks
- Shopping at Pearl District
- Southerleigh for Lunch
- Shopping at Pearl District
- Uber to the Historic Market Square for more shopping
- Back to the hotel to get ready for dinner
- Happy hour at Naranja Tequila & Mezcal Bar
- Walked around the riverwalk
- Dinner at the Range
- Dorrego’s for drinks
- Brunch at Halycon (because The Guenther House had a long wait)
- Head home
Where is San Antonio located?
San Antonio is located in south-central Texas. According to Wikipedia, San Antonio is approximately 75 miles to the southwest of its neighboring city, Austin, the state capital, about 190 miles west of Houston, and about 250 miles south of the Dallas–Fort Worth area. It took us a bit longer to drive to San Antonio from Dallas due to heavy construction and traffic in Waco. Be sure to give yourself extra time to travel if you are taking a road trip.
How far is the San Antonio airport from the riverwalk?
Traveling from afar? The travel time between San Antonio International Airport (SAT) and San Antonio River Walk is around 40 min and covers a distance of around 10 miles.
How many days should you spend in San Antonio?
A 4-day long weekend would be perfect to allow your group to have two full days of vacation. Our group could only travel for 3 days and we were still able to pack in a lot of fun in a short amount of time.
When are the best months to visit San Antonio?
I’ve been to San Antonio several times during different seasons throughout the year. I personally enjoy this area from November to April, when the weather is cooler. It can be miserably hot and crowded during the Summer months.
In summary, San Antonio is worth the visit whether you are with your family or friends. It’s always an unforgettable escape! There’s so much to do and discover that one trip will not be enough.
The beauty of San Antonio is that each visit offers a different experience no matter who you are with or what you decide to do. I can’t wait to go back for a spa weekend or even an active recreational visit with my family to learn more about the rich history of San Antonio.
Some of my favorite childhood memories include going to the Alamo and walking up and down the Riverwalk. Taking a trip to San Antonio with adults only made me fall in love with the city even more through a different lens.
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