Hotel at a Glance: Wyndham Garden San Antonio near La Cantera
The Wyndham Garden San Antonio near La Cantera is about a half-hour drive from downtown, but you don’t have to stray far from the hotel to find things to do. Six Flags Fiesta Texas is just a couple miles down the road, while The Shops at La Cantera and the University of Texas at San Antonio are both right across the street. After a day of exploring, return to the hotel to relax around an outdoor fireplace in the furnished courtyard.
- In-room amenities: 32-inch flat screen HDTV, iPod docking station, microwave, Wolfgang Puck coffee and tea, and pillow-top mattresses
- Mexican cuisine is served up for breakfast and dinner at the onsite Sabor Restaurant.
- Go swimming in the heated outdoor pool and hot tub.
- 24-hour fitness center stocked with cardio equipment, free weights, balance balls, and fresh towels
- Head into the heart of the city: Wyndham Garden San Antonio near La Cantera is only 20 miles from downtown San Antonio.
San Antonio, Texas: Historic Missions near Picturesque Riverwalk
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, where people could shop and dine along the waterfront. Completed in 1941, the 2.5-mile riverwalk still serves as a vital artery in the heart of San Antonio as it wends its way past cafés, hotels, bars, and shops.
Located one story below street level, the waterway is flanked on either side by stone pathways, quiet waterfalls, and towering cypress trees. The winding 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 riverwalk 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 riverwalk 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 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.