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After 6 nights what should I do...

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After 6 nights what should I do...

So I have booked my first six nights in San Antonio (arriving 23rd October) at the Aloft near the airport where I a stayed last year. I check out on Monday 29th October and I am in a bit of a quandry.

Do I head down to the Gulf coast for a few days sunshine? Head off into the Hill Country for some quiet time or just stay in SA

I want to get a little more of the Halloween/Day of the Dead experience this time round and wonder whether it might just be worth staying in SA for the rest of the week and then maybe down to the coast for the end of the week.

Local Experts.....What would you do...........?

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1. Re: After 6 nights what should I do...

for Disa De Los Muertos..you should definitely check out SA..several galleries, presentations....

day trip to Austin? BBQ in Lockhart?

Hill Country ...LBJ workig ranch, state parks

you could manage a day trip to the coast....most people like Port Aransas..actually a good time to go...sparse crowds or very few..

www.texashighways.com lots of ideas

since you have visited before..yes, I would consider spending a night or two elsewhrere-just for a change in scenery

a day trip or overnight to Gruene Texas..between SA and Austin

dance hall, restaurant, general store

music nightly

www.gruenemansioninn.com

www.gruenehall.com

intro to Gruene

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKA4nm_2_8Q

Edited: 12 September 2012, 17:52
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2. Re: After 6 nights what should I do...

T-Hombre is right on.

Say Si http://www.saysi.org/ has a great fundraising event for Disa De Los Muertos on Thursday Nov 1.

I prefer the Hill Country over the Coast - There's lots to do - Vineyards, shopping, state parks. It is possible to still swim in the rivers if the weather is still warm.

New Braunfels will have Wurstfest starting Nov. 4. http://www.wurstfest.com/

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3. Re: After 6 nights what should I do...

Thanks T-Hombre and Octoboy - just what I needed and now the plan takes more shape. A little gutted that I will be missing Clint Black at Gruene but there are other options!

I am really keen to see one of the calavera processions for Dias de los Muertos but can't seem to find any details yet.

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4. Re: After 6 nights what should I do...

We'll keep a look out for you -

There's this web site (no personal experience though) www.sananto.org/index.php…

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5. Re: After 6 nights what should I do...

You have great plans for your stay. You could do a day trip to the Hill Country from SA or spend a night up there then spend a few days at the Coast. It all depends on your personal preference or criteria in a great stay.

Let us know what you decide so we can help you plan it.

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6. Re: After 6 nights what should I do...

event SAT. Oct 27

sponsored by Institute of Texan Culture

texancultures.com/events/…

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Dance with the Dead

08:00 PM - 11:30 PM

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http://www.sacalaveras.com/category/Events/

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I would visit Market Square as Mi Tierra resturant usually has decorations/alters set up at both entrances during the time of Dias De Los Muertos

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the majority of things will happen actually on NOV 2 which will be after you depart

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you can search/contact Witte Museum, SAMA the week of your visit and they should have some alters set up.

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Edited: 18 September 2012, 01:12
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7. Re: After 6 nights what should I do...

tradersvillage.com/san-antonio/events/dia-de…

October 15 thru November 4

Los Altares del Mercado (Market Square) the original produce building

Viewing of altars created by local high school

students and the Market Square community

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this is the area that you should try to get to ...you can contact Guadalupe Cutural Arts Center to see what may be happening during your visit.

sacurrent.com/arts/visualart/guadalupe-helps…

Guadalupe Street area http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YqwxYvYWPMo

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this group normally performs..Urban 15..you can contact them closer to your visit to see when they might perform if they have info about the actual gallery

http://www.urban15.org/ Brazillian style music group

http://www.centroculturalaztlan.50megs.com/

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TgPz7bZmw9w

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8. Re: After 6 nights what should I do...

more activites..contact/email these folks for details on events

http://www.lasmonas.org/

their schedule

Saturday October 20, 2012: Las Monas presents "Cielito Lindo" (Baile de los Muertos) Annual Las Monas fundraising dinner, dance, and party:

Saturday, October 27, 2012: Day of Dead performance at Trader's Village Trader's Village is a weekend flea market on Pearsall Rd. and South loop 410. 45 min parade.

Friday 2 November, 2012: Day of Dead Performance at HEB Central Market, Austin. 6 - 9 PM: Performance at HEB Central Market on Lamar St.

Saturday 3 November, 2012: Day of Dead Performance at Pineapple School 10 - 10:45 AM: Pineapple School is located just East of IH-10.

Saturday 3 November, 2012: Day of Dead Performance at Market Square Nov. 3 Market Square and La Villita 1-2:00 PM and 3:00-4:00 PM

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