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Hotels: San Antonio

The Mayan Dude Ranch, an all-inclusive resort, is located about 50 miles from San Antonio near the town of Bandera. While there you can ride horses, take a hayride at dusk to toss corn kernels to herds of wild deer, and enjoy all-you-can-eat meals of skillet breakfasts, barbecue, and Texas T-bone steaks. mayanranch.com

Sleep off one too many margaritas at the luxurious Watermark Hotel and Spa. watermarkhotel.com

Sleep in style “14 steps from the Alamo” at the Emily Morgan Hotel. emilymorganhotel.com


Restaurants: San Antonio

The Traditional at La Fonda on Main is often called the best margarita in town. The citrusy concoction puts the ready-mix ’ritas at the neighborhood bar to shame. lafondaonmain.com

Get your daily serving of cream gravy (with biscuits or chicken strips) at Old Spanish Trail in Bandera. (830) 796-3836

Do-it-yourselfers will appreciate the margarita at the Scenic Loop Café and Bar. Choose from 10 types of tequila and three brands of orange liqueur. scenicloopcafe.com

Fortify yourself for a night of dancing with chorizo breakfast tacos at Rolando’s Super Taco. (210) 732-6713

The $150 Margarita del Sol at Pesca on the River combines Rey Sol tequila, 100-year-old Grand Marnier, Mer Soleil peach wine, and two fresh limes in a commemorative glass. watermarkhotel.com

Fuel up on Texas-sized sticky buns and cinnamon rolls at the Guenther House. guentherhouse.com

Swirl, sip, and spit (or not) at the 6 p.m. Wednesday wine tasting in the stylish and popular Copa Wine Bar. thecopawinebar.com


Dancing: San Antonio

Honky-tonk with the locals at Arkey Blue’s Silver Dollar Saloon in Bandera. (830) 796-8826

The largest Tejano dancehall in Texas, the T-2002 club at Graham Central Station, opens every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening. grahamcentralstation.com

Go Tejano-clubbing at Cool Arrows Night Club. (210) 227-5130


Cultural Attractions: San Antonio

Mosey up to the 120-year-old bar for a Lone Star at a classic kitsch must-see, Buckhorn Saloon and Museum. buckhornmuseum.com

Eyeball pioneer furniture, a shrunken head, and other Western artifacts at the Frontier Times Museum in Bandera. frontiertimesmuseum.org

Take a four-hour, $120 bike tour of the San Antonio missions. historyinperson.us


Fun Stuff: San Antonio

Take in a double-A baseball game with the San Antonio Missions. samissions.com

Rent a bike from the Charles A. James Bicycle Co. to explore city in a greener, healthier way. They’ll even deliver it to your hotel. charlesajamesbicycle.com




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