Tango Diva : Travel Stories for Women, by Women

January 9th, 2010
Texas: Eat, Pray and Love in San Antonio

This summer, San Antonio invites visitors to experience their very own “Eat, Pray, Love” travel adventure – all within one city. Where to Eat, Pray, Love in San Antonio shows travelers how to dine their way to happiness, trek through centuries of spiritual inspiration and fall in love with a city that is hailed as the undiscovered paradise at their back door. Itineraries for this adventure provide visitors with ideas on what to do in San Antonio while connecting with their own personal journey:

Eat: In a city where Tex-Mex takes center stage, those exploring San Antonio’s diverse culinary landscape will not want to miss such favorites as dining on fresh, local and seasonal goods found at Pearl Farmers’ Market; experiencing the authentic Mexican street food of chef Johnny Hernandez at La Gloria Ice House; or sipping, tasting and sniffing through 26 different vineyards found along the Texas Wine Trail in Hill Country.

Pray: The journey continues when travelers immerse their soul in the rich culture and history of San Antonio. Visitors’ spiritual quest can begin at a botanica for a wide variety of healing products like “Go Away Evil” spray and “Bring Love” candles. They can then head to the Alamo or the Spanish Colonial Missions, both which date back to the 1700’s. Another moving experience can be found in reflecting in the plaza of San Fernando Cathedral, the nation’s oldest cathedral sanctuary.

Love: Falling in love in San Antonio is not just a moment in time; it’s a way of life that takes over your whole body and soul. Whether it’s a stroll at dusk through the King William Historic District, a Yellow Rose Carriage ride along the River Walk, unwinding and enjoying the beautiful floral displays at the Japanese Tea Gardens or taking time to get pampered at one of the many luxurious spas, visitors will fall in love with San Antonio.

To further the Eat, Pray, Love in San Antonio experience, visitors can enjoy discounts with these special hotel packages:

  • Hotel Valencia Riverwalk: When booking this soul searching retreat, ask for the Eat, Pray, Love in San Antonio package to take pleasure in a $50 dining credit at Citrus Restaurant, rose petal turndown service and a copy of the award winning book “Eat, Pray, Love.”
  • Hyatt Place San Antonio Riverwalk: Guests staying here will be thrilled with the Romantic Getaway Package which includes a $10 food credit, a bottle of wine, complimentary continental breakfast, parking and WiFi and early check-in and late check out.
  • Yellow Rose Bed & Breakfast: The Yellow Rose Bed & Breakfast offers a special Eat, Pray, Love package including a two night stay with in-room breakfast delivery each morning, an Italian picnic to enjoy by the River Walk, a novel, ‘The Heart of the Buddha’s Teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh,’ and one dozen yellow roses to give to your loved one.

San Antonio embodies all that is Eat, Pray, Love—a journey of self-discovery through culinary adventure, spiritual awakening and romance of the soul. The adventure begins in San Antonio.

Click here to get your own copy of Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert. Also, don’t forget to check out the film version of the story, in theaters August 13, 2010.

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