San Antonio: Elegant...historical...ghostly?
When in San Antonio most visitors see the Alamo or the
Riverwalk. But for a truly grandiose experience,
the Menger Hotel is something you must experience.
Established in 1859, this hotel housed famous guests
such as Teddy Roosevelt and the Rough Riders, Ulysses S
Grant, Babe Ruth, Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. Cattle
baron Richard King took up residence at the Menger and
upon his death his funeral service was held inside the hotel.
The elegance of this hotel is lavished with a wrought-iron
stairway and balconies, antique funishing, and burnished flooring. The Menger Bar is a must-see replica of London's House of Lord's Pub and is voted as Top 10 Historical Bars in the United States. Great garage parking and is adjacent to the Alamo, the Riverwalk and the Rivercenter Mall so you don't have to travel out. Spooky tales are found at the Menger so don't stay there alone. themengerhotel.com If you are a B&B fan, a must stay is King Williams Manor. Nestled in the center of San Antonio's popular district, this B&B is a winning historical treasure. We chose the casita for our stay which resembled a home on the frontier but has since been remodeled. The hospitable host was a delight as she created and served a lovely breakfast topped with a cup of conversation. Don't forget to enjoy some time in the remodeled pool.
Far, far away, tucked into the hill country sits a magical
north of Frederickburg, its winding driveway leads you up
to an old world villa backdrop and is adjacent to the
Enchanted Rock. Much to boast about, this lovely b&b is
both a family getaway and a couples romantic hideaway.
A pistol museum and wild animal statues are a must see.
But don't forget to check out the mystical chapel with a tunnel leading to a cavern replica. A front view of the magnificent Enchanted Rock is a sight to see without waiting in its long lines. Enjoy a hearty-breakfast served mid-morning but no lunch and dinner on site. A pet-friendly resort, is also home to feline frenzy.
Fredericksburg: Antiques, fine artisan crafts, and great shopping surrounds this charming city. For the RVer at heart, a sure RV campground to remember while visiting is Lady Bird Johnson RV Park. Tent camping is welcomed and so are pets!
Don't forget to happen-to-be-in-Fredericksburg during peach season(May-July). Find the markets along Hwy 290 between Austin and Frederickburg.
Check out Guest Ranches/Dude Ranches under RoadsideAttractions3 full of unique activities for the explorer in you!