Experience the local flavor and culture of San Antonio at this year’s Taste Mega Festival! This unique festival will be Labor Day weekend, and it promises to be an exciting, fun experience for all who attend. The festival itself looks to be memorable, and while visiting Taste Mega Fest, you can take in all the history and enjoy the sights of the Alamo City. With temperatures cooling down, the end of the summer is the perfect time to visit this eclectic Texas city. Before you head out to Taste Fest, be sure to read these tips to help plan your trip.
TASTE FEST DETAILS
This diverse event has something for everyone in your travel party. The non-profit event benefits both the Cancer Hope Network and Wounded Warriors. Taste Fest features so many fun, unique events, including musical performances, magicians, comedians, lectures, a car and bike show, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, a specially designed KidZone, a hot dog and a chicken wing eating contest, and much more.
This year’s event will be Aug. 31 to Sep. 2 in Pittman Sullivan Park. Ticket prices start at $25 for a general admission one-day ticket. Kids under 12 get in for free; however, there is a $5 charge to enter the KidZone.
WHERE TO STAY
Choosing one of the hotels in northwest San Antonio will give you convenient access to the Taste Fest. The Hyatt Place San Antonio-Northwest/Medical Center offers recently renovated guest rooms providing an exceptional lodging experience. This modern hotel has a peaceful outdoor pool, 24/7 dining options, and a fitness room equipped with the latest equipment.
The Omni La Mansión del Rio RiverWalk enjoys a historic location in San Antonio’s River Walk district. This Spanish Colonial-style hotel is popular with tourists who want to immerse in local stylings completely. Its authentic food, drink, and setting all make it an excellent place for visitors to experience all that Texas has to offer.
No trip to San Antonio is complete without visiting the famed River Walk. This 15-mile urban waterway takes you through the most exciting and interesting parts of the city. From the downtown area to Mission Reach to the Pearl district, this meandering guide takes you through the heart of the Alamo City. You can explore the Riverwalk via a path along the water or on a boat ride.
Along the way, you will find a plethora of the city’s best dining, shopping, and entertainment options. While you are in the area, you should also visit the historic Alamo. This free attraction is the site of the famous 1836 Battle of the Alamo and now pays homage to the birthplace of modern Texas.
ALL THE FOOD
Your taste buds are in for a treat when you visit San Antonio. Be sure to leave plenty of time on your travel itinerary to indulge in the explosion of flavors found in this foodie’s paradise. As one of the best places in the nation to experience authentic Tex-Mex food, you cannot go wrong with just picking a restaurant along the River Walk to have a meal.
If you’re still unsure, you should try local favorite Pappasito’s Cantina. They serve a mouth-watering array of enchiladas, fajita platters, and fresh seafood offerings. Although Tex-Mex reigns supreme in San Antonio, the city also boasts an impressive selection of BBQ restaurants. The County Line is a popular roadhouse-themed BBQ joint that also features live music at scheduled times.