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2022-10-05 1:39:31 PM  
Difficulty: Texas.
 
2022-10-05 3:14:22 PM  
And if you're into combining those two thoughts, you can pay by the hour.
 
2022-10-05 3:19:58 PM  
Are they as good as Chipotle?  Too bad Chi-Chi's went out of business.  You'll never top their tacos.
 
2022-10-05 3:34:11 PM  
We went to San Antonio back in 2019, and I loved it. It was November, so it was actually a little cold, which is fine. They got snow flurries on my last day, and everyone lost their shiat, which was quite entertaining. But it was a cool city to visit. We even got lucky and Billy Gibbons was playing at a local small venue. Best part is tickets were $20/each.

Don't know about living there, but it was a great visit.
 
2022-10-05 3:40:16 PM  

Mikey1969: We went to San Antonio back in 2019, and I loved it. It was November, so it was actually a little cold, which is fine. They got snow flurries on my last day, and everyone lost their shiat, which was quite entertaining. But it was a cool city to visit. We even got lucky and Billy Gibbons was playing at a local small venue. Best part is tickets were $20/each.

Don't know about living there, but it was a great visit.


San Antonio won the most humid city award away from Houston a few years ago.
 
2022-10-05 3:52:17 PM  
San Antonio hotels are cheap because San Antonio is boring. You get the Alamo, the River Walk and Six Flags. But that's it.

Spend more and visit Austin.
 
2022-10-05 4:02:37 PM  
Just watch out for the ducks on the River Walk.
 
2022-10-05 4:03:46 PM  
Texas?? Are you farking kidding me?
 
2022-10-05 4:29:56 PM  
I have 1.3 million Holiday Inn reward points so I could basically visit anywhere for a month
 
2022-10-05 4:34:38 PM  

Phil McKraken: San Antonio hotels are cheap because San Antonio is boring. You get the Alamo, the River Walk and Six Flags. But that's it.

Spend more and visit Austin.


Did both in one trip.  Yeah, SA can all be done in one day, but Austin got old after a week.
 
2022-10-05 4:41:12 PM  
Subby: " Oh, and I hear the tacos are pretty good, too."

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2022-10-05 4:49:34 PM  

drunk_bouncnbaloruber: Phil McKraken: San Antonio hotels are cheap because San Antonio is boring. You get the Alamo, the River Walk and Six Flags. But that's it.

Spend more and visit Austin.

Did both in one trip.  Yeah, SA can all be done in one day, but Austin got old after a week.


You heard it here, folks. Austin is 7 times more fun than San Antonio.
 
2022-10-05 5:12:28 PM  

Phil McKraken: San Antonio hotels are cheap because San Antonio is boring. You get the Alamo, the River Walk and Six Flags. But that's it.

Spend more and visit Austin.


It's been a while, but I remember the following being worth the time:

*The Tower of Americas
*The zoo
*McNay Art Museum
*King William District (if you like old timey architecture)
*Brackenridge and McCallister Parks
*Botanical and Japanese Gardens

If you want to do the RiverWalk, go early in the morning. The evening and night time crowds are bad. Pay for a boat ride, but don't eat there. Everything's overpriced and gross. Instead, get yourself over to Mi Tierra's, near La Villita. Best damn Mexican food you'll eat in a long time. I had mole sauce that just about made me cry. It's a busy, busy place, but they've got it figured out.

Near enough to San Antonio for a day trip - Natural Bridge Caverns, and during the summer, Schlitterbahn.
 
2022-10-05 5:22:11 PM  
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I went to San Antonio for a debate tournament in 1984. Before I left, I got a tip from a local I knew from debate camp for where to go for tacos and what to order (because as a pasty Rhode Islander, the only thing I knew about tacos was that they came in a box).

On the way back to the hotel, I stopped by a supermarket and the cashier let me buy beer even though I was 17 and looked 16. I returned to the hotel with tacos and beer and was the hero of the debate team.
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2022-10-05 6:06:24 PM  
I'm not giving Texas any of my money
 
2022-10-05 6:28:47 PM  
San Antonio is great. I lived in Texas for 14 years, most of that in Houston. Houston is great if you ain't broke. Both have sprawl, and if that doesn't work for you, if you don't drive or can't, then it won't appeal to those city lovers. I visited San Antonio often for work, and have zero problems with it. It is lively, lovely, and people are mostly the same. I find the vestiges of the CCC project of that is the Riverwalk charming, and applaud the improvements (many related to an ADA settlement). Heading out of the CBD and tourist zones I kept finding places I felt I could live. A 30 minute drive out of the city, just like in Austin can drop you in some pretty rural looking parts of the lovely Hill Country. It's Texas, but it's not the part we need to hate on. Yes, it can get jeezly farking hot and humid.
 
2022-10-05 6:29:08 PM  
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2022-10-05 6:32:32 PM  

Calamity Gin: Phil McKraken: San Antonio hotels are cheap because San Antonio is boring. You get the Alamo, the River Walk and Six Flags. But that's it.

Spend more and visit Austin.

It's been a while, but I remember the following being worth the time:

*The Tower of Americas
*The zoo
*McNay Art Museum
*King William District (if you like old timey architecture)
*Brackenridge and McCallister Parks
*Botanical and Japanese Gardens

If you want to do the RiverWalk, go early in the morning. The evening and night time crowds are bad. Pay for a boat ride, but don't eat there. Everything's overpriced and gross. Instead, get yourself over to Mi Tierra's, near La Villita. Best damn Mexican food you'll eat in a long time. I had mole sauce that just about made me cry. It's a busy, busy place, but they've got it figured out.

Near enough to San Antonio for a day trip - Natural Bridge Caverns, and during the summer, Schlitterbahn.


All great... I'd add:

San Antonio Museum of Art - I love the McNay, but the collections there are pretty impressive

Visiting the missions, since they're collectively a UNESCO world heritage site and all...

Also, if you have kids who have disabilities, they have a theme park dedicated to letting all kids participate in all the rides together.

Morgan's Wonderland

/got family down there
//SATX is a great city
///WIsh iat wasn't in TX
 
2022-10-05 6:35:05 PM  
The one & only time I was in San Antonio, the hotel we stayed at was mainly used by the military for people to stay in while waiting to be shipped elsewhere, so they didn't care how much we partied at night. The riverwalk was "meh" as I imagined it much bigger than it really is. The BBQ was good & Taco Cabana was another places with decent food, big drinks & affordable prices. Now, the mechanical T-Rex I saw on a drunken Sunday night visit to iHop was a bit of a surprise. I wonder if it is still there.

Also:

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2022-10-05 7:53:35 PM  

mcreadyblue: Mikey1969: We went to San Antonio back in 2019, and I loved it. It was November, so it was actually a little cold, which is fine. They got snow flurries on my last day, and everyone lost their shiat, which was quite entertaining. But it was a cool city to visit. We even got lucky and Billy Gibbons was playing at a local small venue. Best part is tickets were $20/each.

Don't know about living there, but it was a great visit.

San Antonio won the most humid city award away from Houston a few years ago.


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2022-10-05 10:18:18 PM  

Mikey1969: We went to San Antonio back in 2019, and I loved it. It was November, so it was actually a little cold, which is fine. They got snow flurries on my last day, and everyone lost their shiat, which was quite entertaining. But it was a cool city to visit. We even got lucky and Billy Gibbons was playing at a local small venue. Best part is tickets were $20/each.

Don't know about living there, but it was a great visit.


Here is what it is like living here from someone who grew up here and has seen it grow to double in population while here.  I will start with the pros then list the cons.

Pros:
-People here are generally very helpful.  Unlike big cities on the coasts, random people will helps you and give you accurate directions with no issue.
-Everything is contained in certain areas so you do not need to travel too much across town regularly outside of choosing to commute.
-Mild Winter weather and great fall colors NW of town
-There're a lot of nice scenic areas within a couple hours drive and the city itself has built a nice network of greenways and trails that give you options for mountain biking, walking, and running in something other than suburbia.
-Housing is still affordable in most areas.
-Food is good and inexpensive, especially hole in the wall Mexican and Tex-Mex

Cons:
-It feels like a small town despite having over a million people.  You will run into people from high school, college, old jobs, etc. no matter how much of a recluse you try to be.
-Dating is lame here as a guy because there is an endless stream of young dudes coming through basic at Lackland that makes the dating pool flooded.  You will end up going to Austin and the cities in between Austin and SA to have more luck.
-June through September are hotter than hell and you will have no will to do anything outside.  Prepare to be drenched in sweat walking to your car in the parking lot after 11 AM.
-The food is fattening and SA has very unhealthy people.  It's usually one of the top cities for obesity and you hardly see people exercising outside of the greenways.
-Food choices are getting better, but there are still a lot of chains and very similar Tex-Mex places
-The population as a whole is low education, so your social circle for more intellectual pursuits will be more limited than Austin or a bigger east or west coast city.
-Nobody knows how to drive here.  Expect to regularly see multiple lane changes into an exit in a tenth of a mile with no signal during rush hour traffic.  Driving twenty under the speed limit is not uncommon, nor is having a truck with a load secured only by some dude holding a pile of boards in the bed.
-It is a long drive to see mountains or tall trees.
 
2022-10-06 1:48:22 AM  

Phil McKraken: drunk_bouncnbaloruber: Phil McKraken: San Antonio hotels are cheap because San Antonio is boring. You get the Alamo, the River Walk and Six Flags. But that's it.

Spend more and visit Austin.

Did both in one trip.  Yeah, SA can all be done in one day, but Austin got old after a week.

You heard it here, folks. Austin is 7 times more fun than San Antonio.


San Antonio is HEB.  Austin is Whole Foods.

fark Whole Foods.
 
2022-10-06 12:48:51 PM  

Phil McKraken: San Antonio hotels are cheap because San Antonio is boring. You get the Alamo, the River Walk and Six Flags. But that's it.

Spend more and visit Austin.


But Austin is lame. And the panhandling is actually just strong arm robbery.
 
2022-10-06 12:51:06 PM  

Phil McKraken: drunk_bouncnbaloruber: Phil McKraken: San Antonio hotels are cheap because San Antonio is boring. You get the Alamo, the River Walk and Six Flags. But that's it.

Spend more and visit Austin.

Did both in one trip.  Yeah, SA can all be done in one day, but Austin got old after a week.

You heard it here, folks. Austin is 7 times more fun than San Antonio.


You couldn't pay to live in Austin.  Never mind that the poor people live in Lockhart.  fark the whole area. Jfc. San Antonio our poor actually live in San Antonio.  And the rich live in tiny cities.  Makes the whole area better.
 
2022-10-06 12:52:29 PM  

Calamity Gin: Phil McKraken: San Antonio hotels are cheap because San Antonio is boring. You get the Alamo, the River Walk and Six Flags. But that's it.

Spend more and visit Austin.

It's been a while, but I remember the following being worth the time:

*The Tower of Americas
*The zoo
*McNay Art Museum
*King William District (if you like old timey architecture)
*Brackenridge and McCallister Parks
*Botanical and Japanese Gardens

If you want to do the RiverWalk, go early in the morning. The evening and night time crowds are bad. Pay for a boat ride, but don't eat there. Everything's overpriced and gross. Instead, get yourself over to Mi Tierra's, near La Villita. Best damn Mexican food you'll eat in a long time. I had mole sauce that just about made me cry. It's a busy, busy place, but they've got it figured out.

Near enough to San Antonio for a day trip - Natural Bridge Caverns, and during the summer, Schlitterbahn.


What? No eat at Taco Martinez.
And Splash Town is better.
 
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