We left home about 10:30 this morning and didn’t return until 7:30ish! We took our time – stopping for lunch, potty breaks, drink breaks and just resting on shaded park benches to people watch. Long day! My feet, ankles and back are TIRED!! Oh my!
We walked the Texas Star Trail Walking Tour which winds its way around downtown San Antonio pointing out historic buildings in the area. It’s a 2.6 mile walk with 79 historic buildings listed on the tour. The walk starts at the Alamo and if you go in numerical order (which we did) pretty much ends there as well.
We started at the Alamo (first stop on the trail), paying $6.00 each to follow the audio tour which was helpful in learning the history of the Alamo and it’s buildings. Touring the Alamo took us almost 2.5 hours…yes, we’re very slow! The audio tour was hard to follow at time as the numbers we had to follow were sometimes out of order so we had a hard time finding where we were supposed to be…but we made it and enjoyed it!
After touring the Alamo we continued onto the 2nd star on the walking trail which was once the Medical Arts Building, built in 1926. It has housed the Emily Morgan Hotel since 1985. The Emily Morgan is known for being one of San Antonio’s most haunted places.
I took several pictures of the Riverwalk along the way as we passed over it several times. We’re still planning to do some more walking on the Riverwalk…it’s so pretty.
The oldest residential structures remaining downtown, The Spanish Governor’s Palace and the De La Garza Homestead are stops 38 and 42, respectively, along the trail.
Continuing on the trail…
If you’re in San Antonio, enjoy walking and history this tour might just be for you! Our walking tour took us about 4 hours…but it could be done in much less time…we REALLY took our time!