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San Antonio Makes NatGeo List for Best Winter Escapes

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It may be the most wonderful time of the year for some, but for others it’s the time of year to skedaddle out of their standard surroundings and go somewhere new. National Geographic is synonymous with great travel photos and articles, and with its list of Best Winter Escapes in the United States, named San Antonio a top travel pick for the holiday season!

Dazzling Lights!

San Antonio Makes NatGeo List for Best Winter Escapes

Photo: Wikimedia

A stroll along the the River Walk will leave you in awe at the dazzling Christmas lights and the way they shimmer and reflect off the water. A riverboat ride is also a great opportunity to view everything aglow from different angles, not to mention how peaceful it is. As you stroll or ride, you’ll be pleasantly serenaded by a mix of Christmas carolers, bell choirs, and various local singing groups. With a rich history, beautiful scenery, pleasant atmosphere and amazing cuisine, San Antonio was a natural for the NatGeo list of great winter vacays.

Holiday Magic…and Maybe Romance?

San Antonio Makes NatGeo List for Best Winter Escapes

Photo: Flickr/Allen Brewer

With several other holiday options in San Antonio, you’ll have plenty to see and do. Claiming to have the largest light display in Texas, a visit to Sea World might be in order, and there’s always great shopping opportunities in the city to make sure your Christmas list is covered off while you spend a holiday. And when you wrap up (and maybe have everything wrapped up for you!), you can top it off with a fantastic meal and perhaps a hot chocolate, maybe with a little liqueur added in to spice things up! Which brings up another San Antonio tip: it was named most romantic city in the United States by Amazon in 2014!