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Best Outdoor Dining in San Antonio

With the fall right around the corner, outdoor dining is about to kick into full swing. San Antonio is a beautiful city for outdoor dining, especially if you hit the right spots. Here are some of the top spots in the city for outdoor dining.

The Monterey -  1127 South St. Mary's Street

Those looking for value will enjoy The Monterey. It's a gastro pub found not far from the downtown arts district. Enjoy a bite to eat here and you will be happy you did. They use many fresh, local ingredients and provide an excellent outdoor area for dining.

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Segway Tours Found Near San Antonio

Segway tours are a big trend in the San Antonio area because they are such a fun way to get around town. They are common with tourists but you’ll always see locals hopping on a Segway and getting to know their city better.

It’s something anyone can enjoy from kids to older folks. Just lean forward and your Segway will move you along the side walk and stand up straight when you’re ready to stop. It’s easy to use, it’s fun and you won’t be tired afterwards like a day of walking tours. Here is a look at the best Segway tour companies near San Antonio.

Scooter Power Tours – 505 East Travis, Ste# 101, San Antonio

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Which Websites are Best for Researching Austin Schools?

Ensuring that your children receive a top notch education is important. There are a few websites available that allow you to see how the schools in the Austin area rank.

SchoolDigger.com

This website uses a 5 star rating system, which is based on test scores in all grades. This allows for a very precise comparison with other schools across Texas. SchoolDigger.com list a history of that goes back 6 to 10 years for each school.

This really helps you make a decision on rather the school is on a steady path of excellence. You will...

Restaurant Spotlight: CR Surf and Turf

CR Surf and Turf is unlike other restaurants you will find in Cedar Park. While dining establishments here boast of stylish and elegant ambiances, CR Surf and Turf has maintained a steady stream of patrons because of its family-style interiors and heartwarming food.

Every dish at CR Surf and Turf is made from fresh ingredients especially anything found on the seafood menu. Steaks, sandwiches and chowders are just a few of their specialties and it is not just about creating filling food. It is all about creating food with a home-style twist that diners will remember for years to come.

The Menu

Here are a few popular dishes from ...

Visiting the San Antonio Botanical Garden

The San Antonio Botanical Gardens is a major attraction in the city and it’s made TripAdvisor’s list of the top 15 things to do here. It’s so popular because it’s perfect for all ages to enjoy, it’s a beautiful escape from the work week and it’s interesting to any type of person, young or old.

They offer great hours opening at early as 9am and not closing until 5pm seven days a week. They are located over at 555 Funston in San Antonio featuring a wide range of plants locally and internationally. If you’re interested in discovering more about beautiful...

What should you Know about Relocating to Austin, TX?

It can be so stressful when you decide to relocate. You will need to learn all about the new city that you are moving to. However, this isn’t always the case, because we all get busy with our lives. There are many things that will go undiscovered. Plus, money also plays a major factor. Here are some things you should know about Austin, Texas when relocating there.

Neighborhoods

Probably the most important aspect of living in the Austin area, is knowing your route to work. It's important to know which roads to take, and how long it will take you to get there.

If you do not yet have a job when relocating to Austin, you will...

Top Late Night Dining Spots in San Antonio

If you’re looking for the perfect place to grab a bite to eat late at night, San Antonio has some great late night eateries. It’s the perfect way to spend an evening where you’ve been drinking or enjoying some local entertainment and are ready for something to put in your stomach before heading home for the night.

So many restaurants close their doors by 9pm which makes it difficult for those that want to enjoy a late night to find a place to still get served. San Antonio specifically is a city with restaurants that close early rather than cater to the late night crowd. Luckily, a few restaurants have taken note and have started...

Should You make a Lower Offer if the Home Needs Work?

When you’re trying to buy a home, it’s important to consider how much work the house made need when it’s finally yours. If it needs a lot of work done to it, would it be fair to offer the asking price knowing that you’ll be pulling your wallet out again soon to repair damage, replace appliances or repaint?

Some people think you should put in a lower offer when the home needs work and others think that you may lose your chance at the home if you go in too low. Typically a house that has not been updated falls into the category of a home that needs work because you may find...

Restaurant Spotlight: Bella on the River

Make your reservation for Bella on the River tonight at the San Antonio River Walk. This local and independently owned restaurant features your favorite Southern European cuisine especially from the Mediterranean. The small, intimate dining room offers a special experience at a unique spot on the River Walk.

Enjoy the creative menu full of balance quality and value brought to you by Chef Sean Fletcher and Sous Chef J.D. Mireles. When you walk inside, you may feel you’ve just entered a small Spanish bistro or an Italian grotto because of the cozy atmosphere, the natural limestone rock walls and the candle-lit tables. The service is impeccable with an attitude that treats...

Which Austin Neighborhoods Provide Homes Between $600K and $800K?

If you’re looking around for the perfect neighborhood in Austin between $600k and $800k, you are in the market for some spectacular options. These neighborhoods feature beautiful homes in top school districts of Austin and offer fabulous amenities.

You’ll be living in a great location in the city and get to enjoy more of the perks of Austin without having to travel far. You won’t have to worry about whether the kids are going to get enrolled in a great school or not and you won’t be worrying about if you are going to have a nice quality...

Restaurant Spotlight: Biga on the Banks

Known as one of the best fine dining establishments on the Riverwalk, Biga on the Banks is a New American restaurant with plenty to offer. Many have referred to the restaurant as the standard for fine dining. They offer both private dining and banquet rooms perfect for events and gatherings. Here's what you can expect when you dine at Biga on the Banks.

The Menu

There are several great items on the menu and plenty of regular featured dishes. The cuisine is full of elegance and you will have no issue finding the perfect dish for your meal. Some of the favorite choices include:

  • Griddled 13-ounce Angus...

Restaurant Spotlight: Bellini’s Texas Grill

Bellini’s Texas Grill is a great choice for a bite to eat of your favorite local Texan cuisine. Check them out in Cedar Park over at 12800 W Parmer Lane open seven days a week. You can stop in for lunch or dinner and they even feature catering options for those special events in your life or for the office party that you forgot to bring a dish for.

Grab a gift card for your friends and family on the way out and come back every day for daily specials. They feature brunch on the weekends so that you have the perfect excuse to get together with your loved ones over a delicious meal. If you love a good Texas-Tuscan Fusion, check out ...

Top San Antonio Malls

There are many great shopping malls found throughout San Antonio. Whether you are just visiting or you’re a resident, finding the best place to shop doesn’t have to be difficult. Here are some of the best malls found in San Antonio.

Market Square (El Mercado)

Market Square is the only place that provides the best Mexican heritage experience outside of Mexico and it comes with more than 25 varieties of shops and stalls. Items such as glassware, leather goods and vanilla come cheap if you are able to bargain and negotiate prices with the vendors.

Rolling Oaks Mall

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Restaurant Spotlight: J. Alexander’s

J. Alexander’s is one of the best upscale, contemporary American restaurants with locations in a number of states throughout the country. The San Antonio location is very popular and provides an excellent place for those looking for fine dining.

They incorporate a modern twist with American-style food and are best-known for their wood-fired cuisine. The open kitchen in J. Alexander’s provides an attractive layout and allows mouth-watering aromas to permeate the entire restaurant.

The Menu

J. Alexander’s takes pride in serving high quality food and providing great customer service. Only the finest seafood is used and all the steaks are hand-cut and prepared upon...

Restaurant Spotlight: Hao-Hao Restaurant

Since 1986, Hao-Hao Restaurant has been providing the Round Rock area with delicious, home style cooking. This is the place to go if you want to enjoy authentic Vietnamese and Chinese dishes. They provides dine in, take-out and delivery options with healthy cooked-to-order meals perfect for your family. Here's what you can expect when you dine at Hao-Hao.

The Menu

You will find both a lunch and a dinner menu at Hao-Hao Restaurant. Some of the items you will find on the menus include:

  • Crab Wonton
  • Egg Rolls
  • Spring Rolls
  • Chicken Wrapper
  • Wonton Soup
  • Pho
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Hottest Nightlife Venues near San Antonio

Finding nightlife in the Alamo City isn't difficult. There's a bar around just about every corner and plenty of nightclubs and restaurants to enjoy, too. Here are just a few of the hottest choices for your nighttime fun in San Antonio.

Dorcol Distilling Company - 1902 South Flores Street

A new law allowed the Dorcol Distilling Company to open a cocktail lounge on the weekends. They have a great Servian apricot brandy, but the dance club is what makes it a great nightlife spot.

You can enjoy this social hub Thursday through Saturday. The second Saturday of every month is the arts walk in the neighborhood, which always brings out plenty of people....

Where are the Historic Districts Found in East Austin?

Austin was founded in 1840 after Texas won its independence from Mexico. East Austin holds four major historic districts, each with its own charm and flavor.

Willow-Spence

One of the oldest neighborhoods is Willow-Spence. This district has homes that went up between 1900 and 1930. The homes feature the Craftsman or Bungalow architectural style but some are late Victorian. European immigrants including Armenian, German, and Italians originally settled this area.

Delwood Duplex Area

Another historic area is the Delwood Duplex area, bounded by Maplewood,...

Restaurant Spotlight: Alpine Haus Restaurant

An excellent German restaurant found in New Braunfels, Alpine Haus has something unique to offer. Most German restaurants provide a beer garden, but this one has a winegarten. It's a fine dining establishment found in the Texas Hill Country.

The restaurant specializes in Bavarian style cooking with plenty of influences from Switzerland, Germany and Austria. They serve all kinds of traditional dishes in the family-owned-and-operated restaurant. Here's what you can expect when you dine at Alpine Haus.

The Menu

With plenty of authentic German cuisine on the menu, you will certainly have plenty of great options....

Top Seafood Restaurants in San Antonio

If you love seafood, you need to know where to dine in San Antonio. There are plenty of great choices, but not all seafood restaurants are equal. Here are some of the top choices.

Sushihana Japanese Restaurant - 1810 NW Military Highway

Known as a great place for seafood and romantic dining, Sushihana is a premier Japanese restaurant in San Antonio. They serve plenty of fresh choices with beauty and finesse within every menu item. The entrees, sashimi, sushi and other menu items are very high quality.

Southerleigh Fine Food and Brewery - 136 East Grayson Street

A top spot for both seafood...

Top Gift Shops in New Braunfels

Buying gifts can be a lot of fun in New Braunfels since there are some specialty gift shops in town. These types of shops allow you to choose gifts that are unusual, unique and only found locally which makes them extra special. Your friend or loved one will know that you weren’t able to find this product at a chain store, online or just anywhere.

They will be able to see that you found this in a rare location, only in your town and you found it just for them. Whether you’re looking for something rare, cute local gifts or local food from the Farmers’ Market, look no further because these are the top gift shops that you’ll want to check out for the best finds.

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