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Romantic San Antonio

San Antonio Skyline

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The beautiful city of San Antonio is the perfect place to spend a romantic Valentine’s Day. Because V-Day falls on a Saturday this year, you can take advantage of the weekend time off, and spend the whole day together. Here’s what our perfect Valentine’s Day in San Antonio looks like:

Early Morning

After enjoying a delicious, homemade breakfast in bed (look here for some ideas) get ready to head out and explore romantic San Antonio

Late Morning

San Antonio Missions National Park

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Stroll hand-in-hand through the San Antonio Missions National Historic Park. This incredible park is home to four stunning, and historic mission churches. Take your time exploring all of them, and don’t miss walking over to the scenic Old Mill and aqueduct, which are surrounded by the beauty of nature.


Pearl Brewery Farmer's Market

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Around noon, it’s time to head to the Farmer’s Market at the Pearl Brewery. Wander the stalls which are full of fresh, local produce, gourmet treats and artisan foods. Pick the foods that call out to you most to take on a romantic picnic lunch. We bet Ms. Chocolatier has made some special Valentine’s Day goodies. When your lunch has been procured, head over to the nearby San Antonio River amphitheater and dig in.


San Antonio Romantic River Cruise

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After wrapping up you lunch, you’re right next to one of the hottest attractions in San Antonio, the Rio San Antonio River Cruise. Snuggle up close and enjoy a 40-minute guided tour of the River Walk, from the river’s point of view.


It’s time to get dressed up and enjoy a romantic, candle-lit Valentine’s Dinner at one of San Antonio’s best restaurants. The city has a ton to choose from, but here are two of our favorite romantic dinner spots:

Whiskey Cake San Antonio

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This local favorite only serves up fresh, farm-to-table cuisine. The food is always in season, so the menu changes frequently. You really can’t go wrong with any of their menu options, but if you;re comfortable getting a little messy in front of your Valentine, we highly suggest starting with the duck wings.

Luce Ristorante E Enoteca

Luce Ristorante E Enoteca

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Italian is the quintessential cuisine of love, or amore. Dig into delicious antipasto like Neapolitan meatballs and arancini, before diving into a delicious bowl of homemade gnocchi. Tonight is not the night to worry about your carb consumption.

After dinner, if you are too stuffed to carry on, head back to your room for a romantic evening in. Still feel like being out and about? Head back to the River Walk area, pick the nightclub that most speaks to you, and dance the night away.

How would you spend a romantic Valentine’s Day in San Antonio? Let us know in the comments!


3 Healthy Snack Alternatives

Healthy Snacking at InTown Suites

It seems that ever January, people are looking for healthier lifestyle options. We’ve already written about how to stay fit while on the road here, so after you’ve had your workout and are looking to settle down and watch some TV with a satisfying snack, here are three quick and healthy options to choose from.

Grown-Up Crackers

Everyone has snacked on some saltines at some point or another. Take your cracker snacking game to the next level with these grown-up crackers that will keep you full, and are full of good-for-you ingredients.


6 Sesame Crackers
1 Egg
1/2 Ripe Avocado
Salt & Pepper


1. Hard boil an egg for about 8 minutes
2. While the egg is cooling, use a fork to mash up the avocado to a desired consistency
3. Spread an equal amount of the mash across all 6 crackers
4. Peel the egg and slice it into six pieces
5. Add a slice on top of each cracker, then season with salt and pepper to taste
6. Eat immediately

Tangy Frozen Yogurt Covered Blueberries

This frozen treat will help cool you down quickly after your workout, and they are perfectly designed for mindless snacking.


1 Container Fresh Blueberries
1 Container Plain, Low-Fat, Greek Yogurt
Vanilla & Honey (optional)


1. Place a plate in the freeze for 10 minutes
2. Remove plate from freezer and cover with wax or parchment paper
3. If desired, sweeten the yogurt with the honey, and flavor with vailla
4. Using a toothpick, dip each blueberry into the yogurt to coat, then place on wax paper
5. Once all the berries have been dipped, transfer the plate into the freezer and let them freeze solid, about two hours
6. After the berries have frozen solid, transfer them to a freezer bag
7. Snack at your leisure

PB & Chocolate Chip No Bake Energy Bars

These delicious morsels will fuel you up with a lot of nutrients, while satisfying your sweet tooth!


1 Cup Oates
1/2 Cup Shredded, Unsweetened Coconut
1/2 Cup Almond Butter
1/2 Cup Mini Chocolate Chips
1/3 Cup Agave
1 Tablespoon Flax Seeds


1. Combine all of the ingredients in a bowl, mixing thoroughly
2. Similar to making meatballs, use your hands to form the mixture into small balls
3. Refrigerate the balls for 20 minutes to firm
4. Consume with abandon!

We hope you love these easy and healthy snacks! What healthy snacks are you enjoying in 2015?