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A Recipe For The Perfect San Antonio Weekend Getaway

The Stars at night are big and bright — clap clap clap –(sing along if you know the words) Most people in the United States can finish that song. Texas is a big state and people who live in Texas love to talk about their state. As I write this I am thinking about the Lone Star Texas flag. I am thinking about Big Tex at the state fair. I am thinking about deep fried oreos, 6th street, the Red River Shootout, cold beer, barbeque,country music, the River Walk and of course, the Alamo. There’s a city in Texas that feels like a really big town. It has historical sites, boutique hotels and an amazing food and beer scene. So if you’re visiting Texas, San Antonio is the perfect getaway.


Biking in San Antonio is the best way to get around the downtown area. If a bike ride in downtown San Antonio isn’t your thing then walking is a great alternative. Either way, staying in the heart of downtown San Antonio is the place to be.

There are a few iconic markers that visitors have to see. Additionally there are some hidden gems in San Antonio that don’t get talked about enough. So whether you are escaping the cold or just visiting to get away, we are sure you’ll find something fun to do while you are here.

First, go ahead and visit The Alamo and the Riverwalk. Walk out of your hotel and head over to the most iconic historical marker in San Antonio. You can hear about the Alamo by booking a tour or you could book a Haunted Ghost Tour of San Antonio. After you’re done with your history lesson you can take a stroll down on the river where you will find restaurants and bars, we will suggest a few in another blog. 

If you’re not into biking or walking, another recommendation would be to book a ticket with Hop-on Hop-off San Antonio. Booking this ticket will give you a 24 hour pass to venture to all of the popular spots around the downtown area. One of those spots is the Pearl area. The Pearl, once a vacant brewery on 22 acres, is the most popular area for locals to visit. Don’t feel like you have to be a local to visit here because there is plenty for out-of-towners to do. 

The Pearl can accommodate families with children as well as singles and couples. On the weekends there is a farmers market that stays open until 2:00pm. There is an open courtyard with a splash pad for kids. Within walking distance you’ll also find a brewery, a wine bar, coffee shops and restaurants. A recommendation is having that coffee, cold drink or eat at the Hotel Emma. 

Depending on the time of year it might be time to get inside and cool off. Hopscotch San Antonio is an immersive art exhibit that not only has amazing interactive art, it also has air conditioning, a bar, and on most weekends food trucks and live music. Pro Tip: Book online at and use code: MURALRIDE for 20% off your tickets.

The San Antonio Museum of Art is also a great place to escape the heat. On Sundays they offer free admission. The museum is tucked away on the northern part of the San Antonio River and is walking distance to amazing outdoor bars and restaurants. Be sure to check out their website to see the active exhibits that are happening.

Now if you have access to a car, a must see local attraction is the San Antonio Botanical Gardens. During the months of October through November 2, 2021 you can see the Frida Khalo Oasis. Here you will be able to see a rendition of Caza Azul, the artist’s blue house that currently resides in Mexico City. In the courtyard you will be able to see art inspired by Frida Khalo. If you are reading this and it’s the holiday season, you’ll be able to see LIGHTSCAPE, a one-mile lighted walk through the botanical gardens.

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1 hour 30 minutes
Group Size
At least 5

Corporate/Private – Mural Ride Bike Tour

This is the perfect experience for any company or organization that is planning a team-building activity or corporate outing. Bring your own bike or let us provide one for you and we will capture the beautiful murals that makeup downtown San Antonio. Explore a side of San Antonio that can only be experienced by bicycle and in the process create bonding team relationships. We guarantee that our Mural Ride will provide a better appreciation of San Antonio and San Antonio street art - even if you’re a local.

2 hours
Group Size
At least 2

Mural Ride Bike Tour (E-Bike)

Get ready to ride and explore the vibrant streets of downtown San Antonio with the Mural Ride Bike Tour! This epic adventure will take you on a journey through the colorful Pearl District and the iconic Riverwalk area, where you'll discover over 20 incredible murals that will leave you in awe. As we pedal along, we'll unveil the captivating stories and rich history behind each mural, shining a spotlight on the talented artists who brought them to life.

But that's not all! We've got a special treat for you along the way. Our tour includes a stop at Hopscotch San Antonio, where you'll step into their mesmerizing mural room, adorned with breathtaking works by local artists. Prepare to be amazed as these vibrant creations transport you to a world of creativity and imagination.

The Mural Ride Bike Tour is proud to support the San Antonio Street Art Initiative, a movement dedicated to showcasing and celebrating the city's diverse street art scene. By joining us on this unforgettable journey, you'll not only immerse yourself in the beauty of San Antonio's art culture but also contribute to the support and recognition of local artists.

Whether you're an art enthusiast, a history buff, or simply seeking an exciting and colorful adventure, our bike tour is the perfect way to experience the soul of San Antonio's art scene. Grab your pedals, hop on one of our comfortable bikes, and let's embark on a joyous and pedal-powered exploration of the city's finest murals.

Book your spot now and join us for a one-of-a-kind experience that will ignite your passion for art, connect you with local culture, and leave you with memories that will last a lifetime. Let's paint the town with adventure, one pedal stroke at a time!

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1 hour 30 minutes
Group Size
At least 50

Community – Mural Ride Bike Tour

If you are looking to party on your bike in San Antonio look no further. Join us and other cycling enthusiasts as we get the party started by going on a free community Mural Ride. This is your opportunity to ride with other cyclists of all levels and discover San Antonio street art.