Top 7 Reasons to Visit Canyon Lakeview Resort
- The resort overlooks scenic Canyon Lake, located just an hour northeast of San Antonio. Eight parks scattered throughout 80 miles of shoreline allow for swimming, boating, hiking, and bike riding.
- You can interact with the resort’s local deer population—a popular onsite activity—using the deer feed included with your stay.
- Enjoy the outdoors on the property’s regulation volleyball court or in the swimming pool.
- Boulder-formed fire pits provide a unique campfire locale; firewood is included.
- One-bedroom suites feature full kitchens and spacious outdoor decks with off deck barbecue grills; propane is included.
- The Guadalupe River, famed for its tubing, rafting, and fishing, flows just 15 minutes away.
- This Groupon includes a wine tasting for two at Dry Comal Creek Vineyards and Winery in nearby New Braunfels.
San Antonio, Texas: Historic Missions near Picturesque River Walk
In the late 1920s, architect Robert H. H. Hugman designed an urban park around the San Antonio River—a space he envisioned as an American version of Venice with places for people to shop and dine along the waterfront. Completed in 1941, the 2.5-mile river walk still serves as a vital artery in the heart of San Antonio as it wends its way past cafés, hotels, bars, and stores.
Located one story below street level, the waterway is flanked on either side by stone pathways, quiet waterfalls, and towering cypress trees. The winding river-walk path reveals little surprises along the way, such as picturesque restaurants, public art installations, and cardboard cutouts of Davy Crockett. A new extension connects the river walk to the four-story San Antonio Museum of Art, where you'll find more than 25,000 sculptures and paintings that range from Roman antiquities to contemporary art.
Also neighboring the river walk is the Alamo. Thanks to the 1836 battle that made it a symbol of Texas independence, the Alamo has become the most visited tourist site in the state. It's actually one of five historic Spanish missions clustered around the San Antonio River. The largest, Mission San José, lies just 5 miles south of downtown. Its famed rose window is once again on display following an extensive renovation.