Romantic San Antonio

We’ve just completed a radio interview with WHO Radio in Des Moines in preparation for the Alamo Bowl in San Antonio later this week. As Lovetripper readers know, San Antonio is one of our favorite cities. One topic that came up during the interview was what’s new in San Antonio that returning visitors can discover; we recommended two new discoveries of ours that we think will be favorites with romantic travelers: the Watermark Hotel and Pesca on the River restaurant.

This month, we stayed at the Watermark during a trip to check out the River Walk’s Christmas lights. A sister hotel to the Omni La Mansion just across the river, the Watermark is a good choice for lovers thanks to its top notch spa (the only Mobil 4 Star spa in San Antonio). We enjoyed a couple’s massage at the spa, which was located just steps from our riverview room.

That evening, we headed downstairs to dinner at Pesca on the River, an elegant eatery with both indoor and riverfront seating. The restaurant flies in seafood from around the globe daily. Start off with a tequila tasting; tequilas are served “bandera style” accompanied by hot sauce, salt, and lime. When it comes time to make a meal selection, start with fresh oysters followed by specialties such as blackened swordfish, seared ahi tuna peppered steak or grilled aged filet mignon. From the restaurant, you can step right outside and stroll the River Walk, our vote for one of the country’s most romantic escapes.

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