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Escape From Reality With a Summer Vacation at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

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If you’re looking for an escape from the hot summer months ahead then the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa has got you covered. The “dog days of summer” are upon us and we all will be looking for ways to cool off during these heat waves that, unfortunately, Texas knows how to do best.

No need to go too far as the Hill Country has some of the best-hidden gems and treasures to escape reality from if only for a weekend get-a-way. The JW Marriott in San Antonio is rolling out the red carpet with some old favorite activities to dive into along with some new and exciting summer offerings it will be debuting this summer. Get lost in the sun and explore some of the fun activities below as you make the most out of your summer vacation in a Hill Country favorite destination.

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa 

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa

Photo: Courtesy of JW Marriott San Antonio

For many, the JW Marriott San Antonio is considered a rite of passage and a vacation playground for those in and around the Hill Country. The city’s premier luxury destination and a world-renowned resort in Texas. According to their website, the resort features a 36-hole TPC San Antonio golf course, Lantana Spa, a 9-acre River Bluff water park, seven distinctive restaurants, 288,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting and event space, free Wi-Fi in the lobby and more than 1,000 custom-designed guest rooms. Enough can’t be said about this home away from home mirage except for the one-of-kind family fun activities waiting for you to immerse yourself into.

“Our Resort Experience Team amazes me each year with their creative activities,” said JW Marriott San Antonio general manager, Arthur Coulombe. “Our guests are offered the uniquely difficult challenge of selecting which activity to attend because there are so many. This resort brings out the child in everyone with the wide range of experiences, as well as the choice to do absolutely nothing but relax and enjoy the views.”

New Summer Activities Debuting

JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country & Spa

Photo: Courtesy of JW Marriott San Antonio

Several new summer fun offerings with a wide range of experiences await to bring out the kid in everyone. Some of the family-friendly activities you can expect include an Agility Boot Camp (5-16 years old), a 3-D Sidewalk Chalk Gallery, a Drive-In Movie experience you won’t forget, and a Cibolo Canyon 500-an experience in drag racing at the JW Marriott San Antonio’s super speedway track.

There will also be “exciting new tech-fun experiences this summer” such as  VIVE, the chance to wash away the real world with fantastical experiences from rec room games such as ping-pong or pool to an array of adventures as guests are immersed in the world of virtual discovery. Fees will apply for this experience.

Not to be outdone, there is also a Virtual Reality Adventure. “Guests may take a 360-degree virtual adventure with JW San Antonio’s PlayStation VR and explore another dimension that will truly rock the user’s sense of reality. The VR experience is complimentary for resort guests.

Added bonus fun

JW Marriott San Antonio

Photo: Courtesy of JW Marriott San Antonio

Mom and dad will enjoy the added bonus of “Kids’ Night Out” as they get to enjoy some time alone together by the fireplace, at the pool, or on the golf course. Various themes are planned for the kids to make their night out a memorable one such as #Emoji’s and MARVELous Superhero. Both include crafts, games, and movies.

“Experiences on the property are carefully created to fit into four pillars: Wellness, Nature, the Arts, Poolside Fun and Magical Nights,” shares its website. The resort team has spared no expense in providing fun new activities along with returning favorites such as the River Bluff Water Experience, and 9-acres of water park fun.

One visit and you will know why guests return each year to this oasis in the Hill Country with picturesque views, a relaxing atmosphere, and memories you will take with you that last a lifetime. For more on this Hill Country gem visit