A fabulous itinerary for a luxury girls’ getaway to San Antonio!
If you’re looking for a fun and perhaps a luxurious getaway for you and your girlfriends, look no further than San Antonio. San Antonio offers something for everyone with its Texas history, vibrant culture, serene riverwalk, and Tex-Mex cuisine. Here is a great girls’ getaway to San Antonio plan to follow or get inspiration for your next trip.
Girls’ Getaway To San Antonio
This “perfect girl’s weekend in San Antonio” itinerary will help you make the most of your weekend with plenty of sightseeing, eating, shopping, laughing, and experiencing! But first, let me tell you about the best time to visit the city.
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Best Time To Visit San Antonio
Because of its location in south-central Texas, San Antonio stays mild in winter. You can literally swim in the hotel pool in February. It’s also a less expensive and less crowded time to visit. With an average temperature of 95 degrees, July and August are the hottest times to visit.
Spring is probably the best time of year to visit San Antonio regarding the weather. If you’re planning a trip and would like the best weather possible, consider March, April, and early May for a trip.
San Antonio is an easy drive from major Texas cities like Austin, Dallas, and Houston, making it the perfect location for a Texas weekend getaway.
You know that Buc-ee’s is a destination if you are from Texas! Seriously – it’s a massive gas station stop with clean bathrooms, tons of snacks and drinks, hot ready-made meals, and even a whole section dedicated to gifts, knick-knacks, clothing, and more. Stop and gas up, get some “beaver nugget” snacks, and use the “cleanest restrooms in America.”
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Travel Itinerary For A Girl’s Getaway To San Antonio
This is our luxury girls’ getaway to San Antonio. We had the best time. It’s always good to make plans to spend with your friends. Feel free to follow it as we did or mix it up. Either way, enjoy it all!
Friday Night In San Antonio
Historic Pearl District
Cocktails: After arriving and getting settled in, head to the Historic Pearl District for a blend of a historical and contemporary scene, and grab cocktails at the Sternewirth inside Hotel Emma. Try “The Three Emmas” with rose cordial, gin, and grapefruit juice or a “Professor McGonagall” with gin, honey, lime, and ginger beer.
Dinner: Then head to dinner at Cured At Pearl. Cured is a rustic-chic restaurant and market specializing in hand-crafted food. If you enjoy charcuterie boards, this is your place! The ambiance of this restaurant keeps in theme with the historic nature of the district. Much of the original building and brick is preserved inside Cured; you can even look through the floors in sections and see the original foundation.
More Dinner Options: Other great dining options in the Historic Pearl District include Boiler House (contained within the original historic Pearl Brewery boiler room) and the Bottling Dept. Food Hall.
Dessert: Craving something sweet? Head to Lick Honest Ice Creams.
Paramour at The PHIPPS
Nightcap: Next up is a rooftop nightcap and Cabaret show at Paramour at The Phipps – a rooftop lounge offering city views and an evening cabaret show. Once up top, you can go straight to the rooftop lounge area, or if you purchased tickets for the Paramour Peep Show ($15 each), you would be seated within the bar area on swanky, eclectic pods of rugs and couches. Enjoy individual acts of drag performances, lip-syncing, and aerial silk acrobatics. It’s a fun and memorable way to end the evening!
Saturday Morning In San Antonio
Mission San José
Dress in comfy, casual clothes to explore Mission San José – one of four historic Spanish missions created in San Antonio hundreds of years ago. Mission San José turned 300 years old in 2020. Known as the “Queen of the Missions,” it is the largest of the missions. It’s accessible for the public to explore.
Next, head to the main historic street – King William Street, to see all the gorgeous 1840s houses designed in Greek Revival, Victorian, and Italianate styles.
Edward Steves Homestead Museum
Lastly, in the morning, visit Edward Steves Homestead Museum, then walk northeast up the street, where you can see a few other notable houses, including Elias and Lucy Edmonds House, Carl Wilhelm August Groos House, and Sartor House.
San Antonio River Walk
Lunch: By this point, you’re probably ready for lunch. Boudro’s Texas Bistro is a solid option with delicious food with Texan, Tex-Mex, and Southwestern flavors. Reservations recommended.
Shopping: Next up is shopping in the adorable shops of La Villita. It’s a cute boutique area with artisan shops, boutiques, and a few restaurants. A couple of must-visits are Bird & Pear and Villa Tesoros.
Wine Time: Walk 10 minutes or so through Hemisfair Park from the shops to get to Re: Rooted 210 Urban Winery for some wine tasting! It opened in February 2021 as San Antonio’s first urban winery. The winemaker, Jennifer Beckmann, may pour the wine for you and tell you about her incredible blends. There are seven wines on tap – 2 whites, one rose, and four reds. Her stories and explanations of the wines and their flavor profiles make them come alive.
After a wonderful afternoon in the city, head back to your accommodations to prepare for dinner.
Dinner: Head back to the riverwalk to experience the lively area at night. Ostra at the Mokara Hotel & Spa San Antonio is a wonderful spot for dinner. Ask for a seat with views of the riverwalk while en enjoying fresh oysters, warm bread, and salted butter (for starters).
Sunday Morning In San Antonio
Maverick Texas Brasserie
Brunch: Before driving home from your girls’ getaway in San Antonio, stop at Maverick Texas Brasserie for brunch.
If you have time after brunch, visit the Alamo! The Alamo is a historic Spanish mission and fortress compound founded in the 18th century by Roman Catholic missionaries.
For more San Antonio girl’s getaway inspiration, visit VisitSanAntonio.com for all the best things to do, places to stay, places to eat, and more.
All photos are by Brittany Ryan.