Wow — this weekend was crazy busy around San Antonio and at the inn. We had weddings on Thursday, Friday and Saturday and then the Rock and Roll Marathon on Sunday, which goes down Main Ave, right at our corner. Congratulations to those who participated in the event — we got tired just watching you run!
Hopefully everyone has had a good summer and fall brings you many blessings! With fall comes the opportunity to participate in more outdoor activities in San Antonio. Check out the Botanical Gardens, the many new walking trailss in our city parks, the Japanese Sunken Gardens, the zoo, new restaurants/shops at the Pearl Brewery, and the new exhibit at the Witte Museum, just to name a few right around our area.
Come relax at the Inn and the enjoy fall weather!
For some people, it’s Fiesta, others it’s Fourth of July or New Year’s, but for me, my favorite time of year in San Antonio is Restaurant Week! This is when some of the biggest (and most expensive) restaurants in San Antonio offer up a menu for a greatly reduced price. It’s worth the trip to San Antonio to sample some of the best cuisine available, and perhaps celebrate an anniversary or birthday or just get away for a little romance.
Restaurant Week (now called Culinaria, it seems) used to be over my birthday, but this year it’s a week earlier, Aug. 18 – 25th. Darn. That means I will have to eat out all week before my birthday AND on my birthday. ;-) Here’s a list of some of the participating restaurants: http://culinariasa.org/wine-festival/main/restaurants.php
One of the largest adult tennis tournaments in San Antonio is taking place this weekend, July 6-8, at McFarlin Tennis Center, which is just four blocks away from us. Come on down and watch some great tennis!
San Antonio has announced that fireworks will be allowed this year! The Chamber of Commerce is bringing San Antonio’s largest and longest fireworks spectacular to the skies over downtown for the first annual Stars & Stripes over San Antonio, an Independence Day celebration. Twenty minutes of eye-popping sky explosions will light up the night at our beloved HemisFair Park and will be visible for miles. There will be live music, food, drinks and activities.
The Inn is in a position to be surrounded by fireworks, as Woodlawn Park will also have fireworks and if Ft. Sam has them, these are also visible from the Inn. Combine the holiday with a romantic getaway and you will be seeing fireworks all night. We still have availability, so come on in and make this a memorable Fourth of July!
Just wanted to post up a pic of the celebration cake for a UTSA student. Isn’t it cute? Our daughter-in-law does a great job with the cakes!
This coming weekend (May 30-June 2) come and enjoy Othello at the Botanical Gardens. These innovative productions are always a treat, especially in such beautiful surroundings. The Botanical Garden is only a couple of miles north of us!
If you are familiar with San Antonio, then you probably know about Fiesta. For those of you who haven’t heard of it, it’s the biggest, longest party of the year. Events have already begun and there are many more to come. The River Parade was Monday night. The Battle of the Flowers parade on Friday, April 27 means the kids get a day off of school. NIOSA (Night in Old San Antonio) began on Tuesday and will continue throughout the week. And the Fiesta Flambeau Parade is the largest illuminated parade in the nation. But you don’t have to take my word for it, check out a partial schedule of events at http://www.fiesta-sa.org/events/all-events/ and the link below has even more.
Fiesta San Antonio is an 11-day celebration with parades, festivals, art shows, musical performances, games, parties, sports tournaments, and kid-friendly events. What started as a one-day parade in 1891 to commemorate the history of Texas has evolved to over 100 events. http://saevents.com/Events/Events.asp?CatFiestaSA=y
Only one mile from the Inn at the Japanese Sunken Garden Theater, you can experience the Taste of New Orleans! Come on down!
February showers bring March flowers and weddings (or something like that here in San Antonio – by May it will already be 100 degrees ).
Gregg just informed me yesterday that we have done over 500 weddings since we purchased the Inn (562, to be exact). Wow! That’s incredible. And March is already booked up for weddings since it’s such a beautiful month here with all the flowers in bloom and the trees budding and blooming. Brides are thinking spring also, as seen in this assortment of gerbera daisies.