I was born and raised right here in good ol’ “San Antone”, or you may hear the other natives like myself, refer to it as the 210. I left for small periods, as a young child, to live briefly in both Houston and Austin.
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True Love in the 210
Ok how can you really love “the 210” that intensely? These are some of the best things it has to offer:
No matter how many times I’ve had it, my mouth waters at the thought of getting breakfast tacos, even still. Now when my mouth says “breakfast”, my brain’s actually focused on BARBACOA..or carne guisada (with cheese), OH! and we can’t forget chorizo and egg!!
The kids always get their normal boring crap, but at least they’ll eat it anytime, anywhere. And at least they’re okay with getting them at pretty much any location, that way I can decide what it is that I’m in the mood for, then choose the place.
There’s a ridiculous amount of places to choose from, but you can’t really go wrong with any of them in the 210. Almost all are fairly priced, plus, during the summer there’s plenty of places that have offers for special days you can get in cheaper, or maybe even for nothing at all.
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The children seem really excited about Morgan’s Wonderland, and the San Antonio Aquarium, with all of the hands-on activities they can do. (Plus it’s always super adorable to watch them play AND learn at the same time!) The place most like the best, is the Alamo.
My birthday’s April 20, so I always got to go to Fiesta for a good day. In the “old days” it was so much fun to plan what days we were going to do what events.
An example, driving all around town to pick up tons of folks, to head down for NIOSA (Night in Old San Antonio). The great thing is, you’ve got tons of things to choose from.
We’ve got a ridiculous amount of parks and places to hike, or if you’ve got little ones, you’ve got the pick of the litter when it comes to playscapes. With my 2 youngest home for the summer, and them being at great ages to experience new things that they haven’t before, we’re discovering the new play area of Hemisfair Park, libraries around town, parades..the list is endless.
6. We’re Family
Just to review, you shouldn’t be questioning at this point all the things this city has to do. Even better is, you kind of get used to the parking lot that’s always on 1604; North Star Mall is right smack in the middle of the city; plus you can go to the theme parks we’re lucky enough to have.
If you don’t mind paying a little bit for parking, downtown has so much fun to explore. On top of that, you can ride in the horse carriages, trollies, or of course, plenty of Ubers.
We’ve got family that lives in different parts of the country, and they all at least talk about making the trip here to see what all the fuss is about. Though we’re experiencing tremendous growth, it still feels like my little city.
One of the big reasons a lot of the younger crowd’s making their move to the 210, is this amazing school. There’s so much opportunity to further your education here.
I went here myself. Whether you’re school-age or not, you should go visit these grounds. There’s been so much built onto it even since I attended.
Our city’s identifying function, the rodeo, is fun for the whole family. I’d encourage you to find somewhere to volunteer, to get to meet some great people AND to buy yourself a free entry.
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It’s not for everyone, but definitely something you should go to at least once. I like the family day best! Who wouldn’t enjoy seeing all those cowboys, cowgirls and HORSES at the rodeo?! My youngest hasn’t been yet, but this will likely change by next year!
My family has been to some crazy intense games with the Spurs playing..our most memorable had to have been a playoff game that we went into triple overtime in – however, just to go to any live events where you can experience this whole community coming together in support of these fantastic guys, is a real treat. There’s not a whole lot better than hearing the entire family shout “GO SPURS GO!!!” over and over.
10. The Housing Market
My job’s not complete here until I mention the beautiful neighborhoods to choose from for a new home, because you might not know, but besides being a mother, and a blogger, I’m also a Realtor. Have you thought about entering into being a resident of our stunning city? The timing couldn’t be any more perfect and you’re welcome to reach out to me!!
Thanks for always keeping it real, S.A.!
Do you live here in the 210? Ever visited? What are some of the things you enjoy most about San Antonio? Leave me your experiences in the comments! And if you enjoyed this post, subscribe for more!!