Enjoy a casual lunch on the balcony at Mariposa at Neiman Marcus, or grab a table at Nordstrom's Cafe Bistro. Try a cup of the crab bisque ($4.25) and a four-cheese pesto-chicken pizza ($8.95).
Have Some Fun
Even in winter, golf is a big draw at the resort that's home to the PGA Tour's Valero Texas Open in September. Hone your game with a lesson at The Academy at La Cantera, a Golf Digest School. The Resort Course, where the tournament is played, and the Palmer Course wrap ribbons of greenery around the 508-room hotel. It's a beautiful view to look out on from your balcony.
There are many other ways to enjoy the setting on one of San Antonio's highest points. Hike the nature trail that winds beneath graceful live oaks, or take a stroll around the Lost Quarry Pools, a recreation area that includes five outdoor pools (heated to 73 degrees in winter months), two hot tubs, and a water slide.
Unwind with a soothing aromatherapy massage or bask in the sauna at the Castle Rock Health Club & Spa, which gets its name from a rock quarry where limestone was once mined.
You'll find plenty more to entertain you nearby. The resort is the centerpiece of a 1,700-acre development that includes Six Flags Fiesta Texas theme park.