Lost in San Antonio: Best Places to Get Kissed

Couples Travel, Featured, Featured Getaway, Texas — By on May 31, 2010 at 6:00 am

By Jennifer Baggett
LG Executive Editor

As we near the end of our Lost in San Antonio series, I feel compelled to give a special and very personal shout out to one of my new favorite cities – for without it, I might not ever have been born. No seriously, it’s true. Back in the age of disco balls and flower power, a young man named Bruce met an army nurse named April in the mess hall of Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio where they were both stationed. A few dinners, an Isaac Hayes concert and a romantic stroll through the city streets and the rest was history. First came love, then came marriage, then came the one and only Jen Baggett in the baby carriage!

Now as much as I don’t relish the thought of my parents canoodling together in the Lone Star state or anywhere for that matter (sorry Mom and Dad, nothing personal), San Antonio truly is one of the most charming and romantic cities I’ve visited. And although I didn’t have my boyfriend with me to properly test the best places to get kissed (we WILL go to San Antonio someday, Kevin!), I’d be remiss not to highlight the romantic side of San Antonio for all you future visitors.

So if you’re feeling in the mood for love San Antonio style, consider crafting an itinerary that includes these hot spots and activities:

1.  Riverwalk After Dark: A sparkling wonderland of twinkle lights, waterside tables for two and mariachi serenades make the Riverwalk one of the most romantic spots in San Antonio and sets the scene for the perfect date night. Stroll hand-in-hand along the cobblestone streets or take a sunset river cruise. Dine by candlelight in one of the outdoor garden restaurants. Steal a kiss while soaking up the smooth sounds of jazz legends at The Landing. And cap off the night with a glass of vintage port at Zinc Wine Bar.
2.  Make like Love Birds and Fly: Take a cue from one of the most popular dates on The Bachelor and book a flight for two on an Alamo Helicopter tour. Soaring above San Antonio in a mini chopper provides spectacular aerial views of the city and surrounding Texas Hill Country and the perfect backdrop for a romantic interlude in the back seat. Just remember that your head set is connected to a microphone so the pilot can hear you!

3.  Horse drawn carriage ride: Back in my hometown of Manhattan, I would write this off as too cheesy and touristy. But in charming downtown San Antonio it seemed only befitting to grab a partner and hail a cozy coach for two. And for a true fairy tale experience, book the Cinderella pumpkin coach from Yellow Rose Carriage Company.

4.  Spa Time for Two: Indulge your sensual side with a relaxing hot tub soak followed by a couple’s massage at one of the city’s numerous spas. Our favorite spot to get pampered, The Watermark, was voted the #2 Hotel and Spa in the U.S. by Condé Nast Traveler readers and offers a luxurious menu of treatments for men and women, including the Texas Two Step – a dual Swedish massage in the comfort of a private treatment room. Or if your guy is a golfer, treat him to 18 holes on a championship course topped off with a rigorous sports massage at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa.

5.  Rediscover your inner child: You know what they say. The couple that plays together stays together. And with 6 theme parks in the San Antonio area –including Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Sea World San Antonio –there’s no shortage of roller coasters, water slides and thrill rides to get any sweet hearts racing! Or combine a day of adventure with an amazing philanthropic cause by visiting Morgan’s Wonderland, the World’s First Ultra Accessible Family Fun Park designed specifically for children and adults with special needs and their families.


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