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sapd

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Message Posted: May 2, 2010 1:29:29 PM

Have you visited San Antonio and if so, what are your most positive and negative memories?
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majormarket
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Message Posted: Aug 13, 2012 1:59:51 PM

Love this city. But, as a Texas resident, I know better than to trade my hot and humid Houston summer for a hot and drier San Antonio summer.

Much better to visit SA and the Hill Country in the cooler days of autumn. Of course, it will still be plenty warm for a t-shirt and shorts but you won't be scorching hot.

I've always avoided the Riverwalk since it is such a tourist trap. I prefer the north and northwest suburbs of the city since it is much prettier and hillier there. Though, Garner State Park to the west-southwest is a wonderful park to hike and camp in.
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Roteque
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 1:20:05 PM

Nope, but I am dying to go there...maybe this winter it will happen !!!!
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pig12
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Message Posted: Jul 24, 2012 7:53:30 AM

no
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Tundralimited2009
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 12:49:11 AM

All positive great food, great riverwalk, great history
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jwalkerh
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 8:40:11 AM

Yes, we visited the Alamo on a school sponsered trip.
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jwalkerh
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Message Posted: May 11, 2012 8:39:59 AM

Yes, we visited the Alamo on a school sponsered trip.
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lvskyguy
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Message Posted: May 8, 2012 5:42:38 PM

Very nice city! Riverwalk, Alamo, Ft. Sam Houston. Good Food! Not too fond of the freeway system - a map or GPS is helpful. Good website: www.visitsanantonio.com.
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Disnydad
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Message Posted: May 7, 2012 5:49:35 AM

Wife has. She loved the Riverwalk.
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tpguess
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Message Posted: May 6, 2012 3:46:32 PM

Fantastic city... tons of fun... great food
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c2bravo
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Message Posted: May 2, 2012 9:15:35 AM

Yes
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wazoo
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Message Posted: May 1, 2012 9:45:18 AM

several times...love the Riverwalk, Alamo is interesting, nice zoo.
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beetle9711
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Message Posted: May 1, 2012 8:27:22 AM

not yet
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jgs818
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Message Posted: Apr 20, 2012 6:26:53 AM

Yes, been there 2x. River Walk is so nice -- especially at night with its lights along the canal. Take the boat tour! Stayed at Hilton right on River Walk end. The Alamo is the size of small 2 car garage and was disappointing -- its lost amongst other buildings and if you didnt know it was there youd walk past it. May be rich in "history"....but eh, didnt care for it.
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Apr 15, 2012 4:21:37 PM

Twice--loved everything about the river walk area.
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agasmiser
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2012 9:29:48 AM

Yes, the Alamo was a moving experience and the Riverwalk was a very nice
place to eat and shop. We have no negative vibes from this trip.
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jackster111
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Message Posted: Mar 29, 2012 7:22:53 PM

Nope but would want to. sounds like a nice place!
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Lynn0777
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Message Posted: Mar 14, 2012 9:06:16 PM

Yes, I went to the Riverwalk, Botanical Gardens, The Alamo, Natural Bridge Caverns, and Ripleys Believe it or not. It was during the month of February of 2010. My most positive memory was that I had a week of blast for my birthday, and the negative was I was not ready to go from having so much fun there.
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dakine
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Message Posted: Mar 7, 2012 8:01:48 AM

Yes, a long time ago.
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dete49
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Message Posted: Mar 4, 2012 4:59:48 PM

San Antonio, Texas

The Alamo is one of the most historic places to visit in the San Antonio, Texas area. It is a must see.

Before you go to the Alamo, read some history about it and what happened there. Knowing the past will make the experience more memorable and meaningful. If you have kids, explain to them what happened, and why it is important in history. There are guides inside that will answer questions and give you brief summaries about the history of the Alamo. When you arrive at the Alamo, outside there is a stand where you can purchase headphones, which will give you an audio tour of the Alamo and its contents. The best time to go to the Alamo is afternoon. If you go in the morning, pictures are not as good due to glare from the sun being overhead. If you do visit in the morning or early afternoon hours, stop by the front entrance in the evening for a great picture of the sun setting and the glow on the entrance.
If you are visiting in the summer, check the hours, they are extended. Be sure to take your camera. You are not permitted to take pictures in the main building, however, elsewhere you can. There are a lot of good picture taking spots for memorable pictures. Make sure to pack some water in your bag, sometimes there are lines to get into the main building. Fix it
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agasmiser
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Message Posted: Feb 20, 2012 10:41:52 AM

The riverboat was great as was the Alamo. Also took a day trip to see
Johnsonville to visit President Johnson's ranch. No negative experiences.
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DandeNC
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 5:29:32 AM

It's on my bucket list
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jwguts
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Message Posted: Feb 19, 2012 12:42:50 AM

We loved the Riverwalk and Six Flags. We hated how hot it was in August.
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julesmiller
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2012 9:18:41 PM

i visited there for a week many yrs. ago. Love the warmth down there! Didn't site see, did alot of drinking beverages and riding horses.
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yooper1963
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Message Posted: Dec 25, 2011 11:43:08 PM

Saw the Alamo. I love visiting historical sites.
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nvwarped
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Message Posted: Dec 24, 2011 12:26:45 PM

Yes....many times...love it
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mlove5350
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Message Posted: Dec 23, 2011 11:20:30 AM

Yes 1969 basic training at Lackland AFB. Went to the Space Needle (Tower of Americas). What a view! Saw the Alamo (much smaller than the one John Wayne fought at)
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1007
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Message Posted: Dec 17, 2011 2:01:18 PM

NO
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budman1035
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Message Posted: Dec 14, 2011 3:16:03 PM

Strawberry daiquiris at a cafe on the riverwalk. Life is good!
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2111NY
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Message Posted: Oct 25, 2011 11:54:58 AM

alamo is weird
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oldhillbillyAZ
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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2011 2:12:59 AM

years ago
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gspecilk236
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Message Posted: Oct 22, 2011 11:15:02 PM

Maybe when I was little but can't recall.
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wamster
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Message Posted: Oct 19, 2011 10:05:40 AM

Two years ago. The River Walk is fun, and it's actually being expanded. The Alamo was very moving. We stopped at a fun bar too, where they have lot's of stuffed animals.
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WaWanderer
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Message Posted: Oct 17, 2011 6:34:05 PM

3 years ago on a trip to LA
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MrDmented
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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2011 2:29:17 AM

Loved San Antonio! The River Walk was very inviting and you have to go to Dick's.
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DandeNC
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2011 5:30:36 AM

I would like to go, it is on my bucket list
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bullfrog42
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2011 1:43:35 PM

It been 10 years now but I want to go back.I think I will go this fall when it is cooler.
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KURTSUNCLE
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Message Posted: Jul 21, 2011 12:24:59 PM

no
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cyclej
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Message Posted: Jul 8, 2011 8:58:48 PM

Yes, several times
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planoiceman
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Message Posted: Jul 5, 2011 5:02:41 AM

Yes. Great margaritas. La Fogata has awesome Mexican food.
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maxstar
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Message Posted: Jun 30, 2011 2:04:39 PM

No, but someday I would like to.
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bullfrog42
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Message Posted: Jun 29, 2011 4:01:12 PM

Yes,3years ago and I want to go again.
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borikua787
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2011 10:30:11 AM

Great city! SeaWorld & The Riverwalk are the few places I've been to. Looking forward to buying a home in the suburbs so I can relocate after retiring from the military.
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TheCruiseGuy
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Message Posted: Jun 26, 2011 2:15:06 AM

San Antonio is awesome! Go to the river walk. There is a restaurant on the other side of the river form the Hard Rock Cafe where part of the experience is to use foul language when talking to your wait person! Too funny! Hey Biotch, get the F*** over here and take my F'ing order you dumb Ho! LOL
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Ibagrandma
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Message Posted: Jun 9, 2011 5:47:24 PM

Oh my GOSH YES! I love San Antonio. I will be heading back there soon. I think everything in the River Walk area is so much fun. Get restaurants....visited the Alamo of course and took in all the small surrounding towns. There is so much to do around there. OF course the summer isn't fun with humidity but there is always air conditioning......
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dega266
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Message Posted: May 24, 2011 10:41:22 AM

No but want to.
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MPen60
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Message Posted: May 23, 2011 9:57:39 PM

Yes, March time frame is great for weather.
March 6 is significant for the Alamo
Riverwalk is wonderful.
TexMex and Rib Eye steaks are great.
Visiting in the summer months changes everything to the negative.
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SAVMOR
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Message Posted: Apr 10, 2011 11:57:11 AM

Yes, and enjoyed the Riverwalk and the Alamo and the good TexMex food.
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ITravelCA
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Message Posted: Apr 3, 2011 10:42:17 AM

Not yet ... hope to go someday.
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F350Grandma
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Message Posted: Mar 31, 2011 1:52:33 AM

Not yet. It is on our list of places to see.
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galah
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2011 7:27:19 AM

Like a DC visit should be govt. sponsored trip for all US kids.
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galah
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Message Posted: Mar 28, 2011 7:26:38 AM

25yrs ago. Stayed a week next to it at the Menger hotel. Teddy Rs hangout.
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