Three magic words: Fiesta San Antonio. For 10 days in April, the city kicks into celebration mode. Fiesta has grown from an 1891 commemoration for those who died at The Alamo and in the Battle of San Jacinto to more than 100 multicultural events throughout the city. Highlights include the Texas Cavaliers River Parade (April 21), A Night in Old San Antonio (April 22-25), and the Fiesta Flambeau Parade (April 26). www.fiesta-sa.org or 1-877-723-4378.
Where To Stay
If you’ve never been to San Antonio, book a room down on the River Walk. Here are our picks.
• Drury Plaza Hotel: www.druryhotels.com or (210) 270-7799. Rates: start at $160.
• Hotel Contessa: www.thehotelcontessa.com or 1-866-435-0900. Rates: start at $199.
"¡Viva San Antonio!" is from the April 2008 issue of Southern Living. Because prices, dates, and other specifics are subject to change, please check all information to make sure it's still current before making your travel plans.