September Already?

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!

Restaurant Week is Back!!

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:

Bon Appétit!


Fourth of July Fireworks!

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!

Fiesta 2012 begins!

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  and the link below has even more.

Event Summary:
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.


Fiesta and a Taste of New Orleans

Only one mile from the Inn at the Japanese Sunken Garden Theater, you can experience the Taste of New Orleans! Come on down!

April 20, 21, 22, 2012
Come celebrate with us the 27th annual “A Taste of New Orleans”. Over the years, “A Taste of New Orleans” has become one of San Antonio’s most popular Fiesta events. If you’re looking for fun with a focus on family, the “Taste” is the place to be. Pack up the kiddies, and bring Mom and Pop too; and enjoy a San Antonio Zulu Association event designed for all ages. Stroll about the grounds and enjoy New Orleans-style food and music. The “Taste” menu includes assorted gumbos, red beans and rice, shrimp creole, etouffee, shrimp kabob, jambalaya, cajun catfish, soft shell crab, crab au gratin, crab rolls, fresh crawfish boil, boudin, alligator, beignets and a host of other tasty treats. A wide assortment of beverages is also available.


Additional charges apply for all food and beverage items.
Must be 21 years or older to purchase alcoholic beverages.
Band line-up and schedule subject to change and /or cancel without notice.


3875 N. St. Mary St.
San Antonio, TX 78212