San Antonio puffy tacos - anywhere you can get them.
Shopping for trinkets and eating "raspas" (i.e., snow cones) along the Texas-Mexico border.
Bike between the San Antonio Missions of the National Park. The architecture and history are unsurpassed.
Spending the night inside Presidio La Bahia; the Spanish fort where the Goliad massacre occurred. Spooooooky!
Going to the Alamo and seeing all the reverence for the place, and the old-time guns, cooking, etc. It was really fantastic.
If I only had to pick one, I would have to say River Walk. It was just so unique, so fun, and so lively, it's really something to see and enjoy.
River Walk. I knew it was supposed to be great, but I REALLY enjoyed it very much. One of my favorite "Main St." areas I've ever been to. Brilliant.
A tailgate lunch of tamales, tortillas, chicharrones... all washed down with some Big Red!
The food. While Texas is synonymous with BBQ, I discovered a diverse world of awesome flavors last month as we explored San Antonio.
I had some of the best pancakes of my life (my stomach is growling just thinking about it) at Cibolo Moon in the JW Marriott Hill Country Resort & Spa.
The hotel décor, which was contemporary but featured a photo of a bull, so you remember that you’re in Texas.
Josephine Street: Considered by many to be one of the best restaurants in San Antonio, it might be one of the best places I have eaten in America.
I had heard a lot about the River Walk in San Antonio. It was the one place that everyone insisted that I had to visit. It has everything! Great restaurants, a ton of shopping and hotels line the river.
Riding a longhorn, of course! When the wrangler put me on top of that big ol' steer and told me to give him a good kick, I thought he was joking.
I feel like many people travel to Texas to experience the state's cowboy culture, and where better to do that than Bandera, the Cowboy Capital of the World
I had no idea you could fill a 2-week itinerary with just small towns and still not check everything off your Texas to-do list… this one of the most fun trips I've taken in years.
We enjoyed a true "cowboy breakfast" on a ranch in Bandera. We rode a wagon to a little spot with a bunch of food options cooking over a fire. Comfort food, cowboys, horses, and even some wild life. It was not something I will soon forget.
Visit Luckenbach, TX! I loved our little quiet evening there with some locals jamming out, a couple local beers, and two adorable cats.
The people. I cannot get over the kindness of just about ever person I have encountered in Texas.