Trying to determine if late September or Middle October would be a good time to travel, Don,t want to travel when its hot.If anyone has stayed in a Military campground near there, would appreciate comments. Other than the Almo, what other features need exploring.
Have been told its a great place to visit.Thanks in advance for any info.One other item, will be pulling a toad.
Stayed at both Ft Sam and Lackland last year. Ft Sam has great sites, no cable or WiFi. Be sure to make reservations and ask about the nearby construction and closest gate. Lackland has fewer sites, no reservations, but free laundry.
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October would be the best for weather. Visit Lost Maples State Park for views of fall color and hiking, very popular in the fall. Eat at http://www.gristmillrestaurant.com/
There are many dining options in the surrounding area but they are not all in Metro San Antonio. Nearby towns offer excellent options from German, Polish, Mexican, Southern cooking etc.
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Check out the Mecado or the Mexican Market as translated lol...on the weekend it's a fun place. To be closer to town the KOA in town is only a $1 bus ride from downtown. The park is nice for a KOA but the area not so much. But the bus stop is right in front of the gate and is only a couple of miles from center city. Oh did I mention lots of good eating places..... Also got Sea World and Fiesta Texas theme park..if still hot enough Schlitterbahn up the road but not sure of operating schedules that time of year.
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There are 3 famcamps in San Antonio, 2 decent ones, Lackland and Ft Sam and 1 to avoid, Brooks City Base....If you carry in your RV or vehicle, do not try Lackland, as they make you drop your weapons at the armory. We stay at Ft Sam and have reservations there for 2½ weeks starting 9/27. Nice sites, good access to local area and events. Use the Winans St entrance off Harry Wurzbach, do not try the temporary workday entrance, on Petroleum Dr off I-35 frontage Rd. The roads, both around the base and on base are not in great condition, as there is a whole bunch of construction both on and off base, but they are doable in any RV.
Here is a link to San Antonio and IMO, the Mission Trail is one of the best historical features of the area, along with the Alamo and the Mercado.
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Definitely the Mercado and the Riverwalk. Natural Bridge Wildlife Ranch is a fun drive-through animal park, but beware of the zebras-they are aggressive. The caverns there are nice, too. Visit the Aquarena Center in Austin if you can get up there (it's not that far). The glass bottom boat ride is very interesting. If you want to try something different, head to Bullethole Gun Range and shoot some machine guns.
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The Alamo is one of 5 Catholic missions along the San Antonio River. We went to 4 of the 5. Mission San Juan Church is closed for renovations. Mission San Jose on Roosevelt Ave is the largest and has a movie that explain the history of the area. All are Free, but we donated whenever we could.
We enjoyed a day trip to Fredericksburg, up in Hill Country, so much we went a 2nd day. In and around SA, we didn't really do much. Of course, we only had weekends free to site-see, but were there for a full 5 mos on the south side of SA.
The San Antonio River Bike trail system is still in progress. They are opening up access to the biking and walking trails as they are finished. They opened the point on Roosevelt Ave next to Traveler's World RV Park over 4th of July.
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