San Antonio

Last week we visited San Antonio, a trip we had postponed earlier because of the flood. Contrary to the downpour months ago, it was hot and dry, with temperatures near 100 degrees. Nevertheless, we did a lot of walking out in the sun, exploring the old, historic city.

To highlight the stay in downtown, we explored the area, walking along the famous Riverwalk, then ventured over to the Spanish Market, making stops along the way to San Fernando Cathedral and Spanish Governors Palace.

Afterwards we ventured out to The King William Historic District, located south of downtown. The district encompasses land that was once irrigated farm land belonging to the Mission San Antonio de Valero, commonly known as the Alamo. When the mission was secularized in 1793, the lands were divided among the resident Indian families from the mission or sold at public auction. In the 1860s the area was subdivided into lots and laid out with the present streets.

One of the historic houses in King Williams District. Oge House, neoclassical antebellum mansion, now a bed and breakfast.

We stayed at the renowned gothic hotel, Emily Morgan by Hilton, as it’s supposedly one of the most haunted hotels in Texas and happens to be right next to the haunted Alamo Mission. We joined a historical guided tour for the Alamo on a different day, but no pictures were allowed once inside. The tour was very informative and interesting. I’d recommend the guided tour to those interested in learning about Texas Revolution and history. The Alamo and San Antonio Missions were the highlights of our visit.

Emily Morgan Hotel towers over the Alamo.

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