Hotel at a Glance: La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio North Stone Oak
Located about 15 miles north of downtown San Antonio, La Quinta Inn & Suites San Antonio North Stone Oak is in a quiet setting where the land has the look and small-town feel of the Hill Country. Though it’s removed from San Antonio’s central tourist zone, a number of family-friendly attractions are located nearby, including Six Flags Fiesta Texas, SeaWorld San Antonio, the San Antonio Zoo, and Natural Bridge Caverns. The hotel contains an indoor pool and hot tub and is less than a mile from dozens of restaurants and Walmart, making it an ideal place to land at the end of a busy day.
- Special perk: The complimentary breakfast includes waffles, eggs, and fresh fruit.
- Nifty amenities: Guest rooms feature microwaves, refrigerators, and free Internet access.
- Bring Fido: Pets are welcome for no additional fee.
- Distance to Six Flags Fiesta Texas: 9 miles
- Shop till you drop: North Star Mall (8 miles away) features upscale retailers including Coach, BCBGMaxAzria, and Saks Fifth Avenue. The Shops at La Cantera (11 miles away) offer stores such as Anthropologie and Gap.
- Must-do nearby: Take a boat cruise down the riverwalk, going past historic monuments and lively waterfront restaurants.
Greater San Antonio: River Walk and Amusement Parks near Texas Hill Country
San Antonio draws upwards of 20 million visitors each year. Most come to see the Alamo and to stroll along the city’s 15-mile River Walk. The downtown segment of the walk is by far the liveliest; located 15-miles from the hotel, its winding stone pathways lead to restaurants and cantinas, public art installations, and the massive Rivercenter Mall.
The Museum and Mission Reach extensions of the River Walk—added more recently—connect you to the San Antonio Museum of Art and the city’s historic Spanish colonial missions, respectively. Families might want to venture beyond downtown to SeaWorld San Antonio and Six Flags Fiesta Texas, both located on the outskirts of the city.
Go a little farther and you’ll find yourself in the rolling landscape of Texas Hill Country. The picturesque region is a playground for residents of San Antonio and other nearby cities, who come to go fishing and hiking, visit wineries, and feast their eyes on meadows carpeted with bluebonnets. An especially popular spot for hiking and rock climbing is the Enchanted Rock State Natural Area, where the main attraction is a gigantic pink-granite dome.