San Antonio via SW Comp Pass + Hyatt free nights!

Long time, no see! Sorry I’ve been gone so long, I had a super busy summer after NYC, and Fall is always busy for us (gone or had plans every weekend in September and most of October).

But I’m back and here to tell you about an awesome Labor Day weekend to San Antonio! 

My hubby couldn’t go, so I called a friend, and it was a simple matter to change my SW companion pass (you can only change three times in a year). The Hyatt free anniversary nights from our credit cards were already booked. This property is a great deal for a category 4 hotel, they even included breakfast and waived the resort fee for us! The Hyatt Hill Country Resort and Spa was part of the Rogers Wiseman Ranch and is more than 300 acres. It includes trails, pools, waterpark, lazy river, and is VERY family friendly! We had a wonderful stay…we went to the adults only pool, ate smores with the kids one night at the firepit, and just relaxed! Here are some photos, all taken on my iPhone…

Of course, if you are in San Antonio, you need to go to the Alamo, which was our first order of business. And the Riverwalk is a must, which we did multiple times and ate outside on the river twice!

A friend had suggested the Pearl, and we did that one afternoon and it was such fun…a really neat place and you can ride a water taxi all the way downtown!

 

Our last morning, we went to a hidden gem – the Japanese Tea Garden. It’s absolutely beautiful, so restful, and free! I will let the pictures do the talking.

 

I’d delayed getting a rental car because I wasn’t sure about going because of the hurricane and there were NO rental cars available. Then my son told me about Turo, like Airbnb for cars. It worked perfect and since there was no gas available (three hour waits, stations closed), our Turo renter just had us pay a bit extra when we turned it in. Good info to know…

Next up, my summer trip…here’s a hint, we share 98% of the same genes!


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