#36 best destination in the world

 

San Antonio River Walk

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  • City park and network of walkways along the banks of the San Antonio River, one story beneath the streets of San Antonio, Texas.
  • Walks along the city’s five Spanish colonial missions, which have been named a World Heritage Site, including the Alamo.

Natural Bridge Caverns

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  • Largest known commercial caverns in Texas
  • The temperature inside the cave is 70°F year-round and the humidity rate is a constant 99 percent
  • The caverns are still slowly developing, due to the porosity of the limestone, rainwater travels downwards through the layers of rock, where it dissolves out calcite, a weak mineral that makes up all of the speleothems at Natural Bridge Caverns
  • After exiting the limestone, water enters the caverns where it flows and drips constantly throughout, causing the formations to retain a waxy luster that can be seen in few caverns

Cathedral of Junk

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  • Whimsical, multilevel shelter is made with 60+ tons of used furniture, home goods and other junk

Uncommon Objects

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  • Shop featuring an eclectic array of antiques, including jewelry, taxidermy, gadgets & toys

Museum of Weird

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  • Museum featuring an array of curios & oddities, from Bigfoot to shrunken heads

Texas State Capitol

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  • Houses the offices and chambers of the Texas Legislature and of the Governor of Texas
  • Constructed from 1882 to 1888
  • A $75 million underground extension was completed in 1993

Hamilton Pool

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  • Natural pool that was created when the dome of an underground river collapsed due to massive erosion thousands of years ago

Houston Museum of Natural Science

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  • Established in 1909, the museum complex consists of a central facility with four floors of natural science halls and exhibits: a planetarium, butterfly center, and giant screen theater
  • The museum is one of the most popular in the United States and ranks just below New York City’s American Museum of Natural History and Metropolitan Museum of Art in most attendance
  • Much of the museum’s popularity is attributed to its large number of special or guest exhibits

Fort Worth Water Gardens

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  • Urban park frequently billed as a “cooling oasis in the concrete jungle” of downtown
  • Built in 1974

Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza

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  • Museum that examines the life, times, death, and legacy of United States President John F. Kennedy and is located at the very spot from which Lee Harvey Oswald shot and killed the President in 1963
  • The museum’s exhibition area uses historic films, photographs, artifacts, and interpretive displays to document the events of the assassination, the reports by government investigations that followed, and the historical legacy of the tragedy
  • In 1999, the Zapruder family donated the copyright to the Zapruder film to The Sixth Floor Museum, along with one of the first-generation copies made in 1963, and other copies of the film

Costs

Number of Days: 15 days

Best Time To Fly: March-April

Airline tickets: $340

Seattle -> San Antonio (one way) = $192
Dallas -> Seattle (one way) = $148

Food: $45/day x 15 days = $675

Rental car: $121/day x 15 days = $1,815

Gas: $52

Entertainment: $110

Airbnb: $225/day x 14 days = $3,150

TOTAL: $6,142

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