School is out, the summer weather has kicked in and the rain will (hopefully) be letting up soon so we can escape to the outdoors and enjoy everything the Alamo City has to offer! From local boutiques and festivals to wine tours and trendy eateries, San Antonio is buzzing with plenty of exciting adventures and unique activities to get you out and about in our vibrant city this season.
CAPTIVATE YOUR TASTE BUDS
Lounge on the broad and breezy wraparound porch while savoring classic American dishes and Southern fare influenced by local farm bounty and mesquite smoke.
“The service is first-class and the food is exemplary,” Patti says. “If you’re looking for a unique dish, I suggest the Chicken Fried Quail and Peggy’s Deviled Blue Crab Dip.”
Gather with friends under the oak trees to dine on hand-tossed pizza, beer and wine while enjoying live music.
“This is a great location for people who live in Boerne and don’t want to drive all the way into San Antonio,” Patti said. “It offers a great atmosphere, live music and is even pet-friendly! We especially love musician Josh Klaus who plays here on a regular basis.”
Dine al fresco on the patio of this stylish destination that serves delicious American fare and fresh cocktails.
“This is a frequent stop for me and my daughter,” Patti said. “We adore the atmosphere and absolutely love the Corn off the Cobb!”
Savor tasty Italian flavors on the airy and shaded patio atop the River Walk’s Museum Reach.
“What really sets Tre Trattoria apart from other San Antonio restaurants is the authentic menu and chef’s knowledge of pairing great flavors,” Shelby said. “The menu rotates seasonally but it’s tantalizing to the taste buds every time! The service, food quality and overall ambiance cannot be beat.”
EXPLORE THE CITY
Discover the Pearl
A top culinary and cultural destination, the Pearl features an array of retail and dining options, in addition to green spaces, meandering paseos, a riverside amphitheater, and the third campus of The Culinary Institute of America.
“I love taking my Goldendoodle Mac to meet my daughter and granddog on Saturdays for the Farmers Market,” Patti says. “It’s such a unique atmosphere and is dog-friendly, which we love!”
Cruise The River Walk
The Alamo City’s most popular attraction, you can walk, dine, shop and drink your way through this world-famous urban waterway! Tucked quietly below street level, the River Walk can be explored by foot or you can hop aboard a river barge for a guided tour.
“Downtown is the heart of our city,” Shelby said. “There’s so much culture to take in and so many things to do from endless restaurants and festivals to museums and outdoor activities!”
Shop Boerne’s Hill Country Mile
Spanning Main Street and running straight through the heart of downtown Boerne, the Hill Country Mile showcases locally-owned home decor shops, on-trend boutiques and a dining scene that offers everything from down-home cooking to modern Hill Country fare and everything in between. You can even peruse the walkable outdoor public art scene.
“One of my favorite shops is Daisy Pearl,” Patti said. “It has the comfortable yet elegant feel you would expect when visiting Main Street Boerne and I love the versatility of her brands such as Show Me Your Mumu, Johnny Was, Michael Stars and Dear John jeans. It just reminds me how lucky I am to live in a community like Boerne!”
Tour Wine Country
With over 50 unique wineries scattered throughout the region and a handful located less than an hour away, you can easily begin sipping your way through Texas Wine Country. For your next tasting or wine and food pairing, consider Singing Water Vineyards and Bending Branch Winery in Comfort, Saint Tryphon Farm & Vineyards and Sister Creek Vineyards in Boerne, or Dry Comal Creek Winery and Vineyard in Kerrville.
“This is a great activity for the whole family,” Patti said. “We all loaded onto the Shabby Bus and had a personal driver so we could relax, enjoy ourselves and not have to worry about driving during the tour.”