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Places to Stay in San Antonio, Texas

Holiday Inn OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Our breath was taken away at Hotel Contessa! It was an inviting hotel with a beautiful pool area on a roof with cabanas. Not only is Hotel Contessa elegant, it is also incredibly comfortable. The breakfast experience was also exquisite with a variety of options like eggs and
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Shopping Locations

Paris Hatters OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Our cast and crew felt like real cowboys at Paris Hatters. Our experience on set was incredible and all the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. We learned that Paris Hatters customized hats for famous individuals like Pope John Paul II, Sammy Davis Jr., and actor Tommy Lee Jones.
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Amusement Parks

Morgans Wonderland OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET In my opinion, Morgan’s Wonderland was one of my favorite attractions in all of San Antonio. It is clean, fun and had numerous attractions for the whole family. We were blown away from the start!  As soon as we walked into the Welcome Center, the environment was welcoming
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Water Attractions

Sea World OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET We were amazed by the healthy choices that were offered at Sea World! Usually theme parks are famous for offering burgers and pizza, but here your child can get sub sandwiches, home made chips, strawberries, melons and watermelons. When our crew met the chef, we were happy to
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Family Friendly Eateries

Mi Tierra Cafe and Bakery OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET The crew was blown away by the beautiful, colorful interior of the building. Combined with the food, the whole crew felt like we had traveled to Mexico! Side note – make sure you stop by Mi Tierra’s display of day of the dead, which is
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Texan Restaurants

Boudro’s Texas Bistro on the Riverwalk OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Aside from the incredible tasting food, we were able to taste some of the delicious drinks that Boudro’s has to offer. One in particular, the Prickly Pear Margarita, was loved by the crew the most. If you’re there, you might want to taste test
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Top Live Attractions in San Antonio

Tejas Rodeo OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET While filming at Tejas Rodeo, we noted that this seems to be the place where many locals congregate. It’s not a typical tourist attraction, but if you are looking for a real Texas experience, Tejas is an entertaining, fun place for anyone to stop in and see. OUR
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Outdoor Family Attractions in San Antonio

Pearl Farmer’s Market OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Filming at Pearl’s Farmer’s Market was a blast! Nearby, different chefs conducted cooking demos.  In fact, the Culinary Institute is located right next door to the market! Additionally, la Gloria (Mentioned in our Top Restaurants in San Antonio Blog) was located right next door! OUR ADDITIONAL TIP
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Educational Attractions in San Antonio

The Alamo OUR EXPERIENCE WHILE ON SET Luckily for us, we were able to jump back in time and experience life as it was back in the early beginnings of Texas. The curator of the Alamo allowed me to experience first-hand how to load and fire a black-powder gun. The blast literally threw me! It
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The Lovely Hotel Contessa

Tucked away on a graceful bend of the Riverwalk in San Antonio, is the lovely Hotel Contessa. Everything about her is warm, gracious and inviting. Hospitality and service are number one with this locally-owned hotel. Tucked away on a graceful bend of the Riverwalk in San Antonio, is the lovely Hotel Contessa. Set amidst lush
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