Signature City San Antonio
Uncover the rich cultural heritage of San Antonio as you explore historic sites, discover unique museums and learn how to prepare then feast on an authentic Mexican meal!
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This was my first Road Scholar trip, and it won't be my last! The presentations, tours, and the people were all terrific. The weather in San Antonio was mild. The whole trip was very enjoyable.


The program was very well done. It was interesting and very educational. I learned a lot about Texas that I never knew before.

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Wonderful trip. If your interested in San Antonio, try Road Scholar. Great experience.. and


Our group was too big. RS sacrificed quality for quantity.


This was our first Road Scholar trip and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The hotel accommodations were excellent. We saw parts of the city we wouldn’t have been aware of had we gone on our own. We met a lot of really nice people on the tour. We had a positive experience and will likely do more tours with Road Scholar.


The San Antonio signature trip rocks! The quality of the speakers = remarkable, Their knowledge, love of Texas, delightful wit and humor made each lecture super fun. Same to be said for the awesome leader Betsy Kiker- professional, low key, with a unique and charming style that was warm and humorous, Betsy is a superb advocate for San Antonio and Road Scholar. Her infectious love for her "hometown" was the secret ingredient that made the group a cohesive, happy bunch! Millie was also quite wonderful. This tripTotally Exceeded my expectations.


This trip is great - great city, great hotel location, great leaders/instructors, great history of Texas.


This program helps you understand a very important aspect of our nations growth and development, as well as the people who took part in that event.

Mary Lou

This was a interesting program , had knowledgable staff ..... I traveled alone and found several others to sit, visit and explore with so was pleased about that.


This was an exciting program. I loved visiting a part of Texas I was unfamiliar with. San Antonio is a wonderful, diverse, open city, and very beautiful. The River Walk is exceptionally lovely. People I met were open and friendly. I recommend the trip wholeheartedly.


The program was right for me. I would highly recommend it to others.


I strongly recommend the Road Scholar Program for adults who love to travel, learn more, and meet new people, but have no travel partner. FH


I have wanted to take a trip to San Antonio for years, finally did it! I loved the entire trip. We had some wonderful presentations, my favorites were Allen Hamilton, his presentation on the history of Texas was witty and informative. I would take his class on history if I lived there. The other presenter I enjoyed immensely was Donna Ingham, Tale teller and author. Our group leader Della Savage was fun and cordial and helpful. I loved our hotel, the openness of it, fast elevators, wonderful afternoon kickback receptions at 5:30. Very generous giving everyone three free drinks of their choice and lots of happy hour food even more so with salad, soups, nacho, chips, grilled chicken or beef, salsa, hot dogs, popcorn, etc... The breakfasts were plentiful, scrambled eggs, sausage patties, pancakes, oatmeal, cereals, etc...The itinerary was interesting and we were kept busy. Many trips after dinner you have nothing to do but being on the River Walk was always interesting walking around, very colorful. Our barge ride was peaceful in the morning, the pool on the 23rd floor was very nice, great Jacuzzi. One of the highlights was one evening we enjoyed a fantastic 24 minute video on the façade of the San Fernando Cathedral, with music telling the story of San Antonio. It was mesmerizing! The Briscoe Western Art Museum was beautiful and very interesting. Our Tex Mex Cooking demonstration was fun and the variety of Margarita's were so colorful. The salsa was the best I've ever tasted. Wasn't crazy about the enchilada or puffed taco. I filled up on salsa and chips and the guacamole. Learning about the Alamo was very interesting, they have a short movie, I also went to the IMAX show, a 48 minute show on "The Alamo" The Price of Freedom. Our visit to the Menger Hotel and history was very interesting. One tip is to find someone to share a cab with, cheaper in the long run and you won't have to wait long, the shuttle is slow and not reliable.


This was definitely one of the best Road Scholar trips I have been on! San Antonio is a beautiful, fun, diverse, and cultured city. The city was only enhanced by the educational components that Road Scholar provides. The hotel, with its "free" breakfast and happy hour, and close proximity to everything was also great! Go in the spring, when everything is in bloom!


This was a wonderful program - San Antonio is a beautiful and historic city. The Riverwalk is a great walking area in the city. We had a wonderful time with a cooking demonstration, met new friends, and enjoyed every part of this program - cruise on the river, interesting and humorous speakers, and a walk through the historic King William area, to name a few of the activities.


I learned a lot I didn't know about San Antonio history AND Texas history.


This program far exceeded my expectations for a learning tour of San Antonio, a city we have visited in the past. All the presenters were excellent, both in their knowledge of their subjects and enthusiasm in presenting it to us. The location of our hotel was walking distance of most of this exciting city's attractions. This was well worth our time and money, and I recommend it to you, even if you have been to the city previously.


The Signature City San Antonio Program introduced me to the beauty of the San Fernando Cathedral, provided me with insight into the events leading up to the Alamo and introduced me to the delights of Riverwalk! I thoroughly enjoyed the trip.


This was a wonderful program, well organized, with an excellent tour guide. Della is very professional and was well prepared. Presenters are top notch. If you like history and culture and wish to learn about San Antonio and all it has to offer this trip is for you! You will not be disappointed. I highly recommend it.


What a wonderful trip! This is a not-to-miss experience!


This is a super program in the center of a beautiful city! Accommodations are delightful and within easy walking distance of interesting sights/sites. Presenters are entertaining and informative.


Great way to visit San Antonio. An intro to Texas history and that of San Antonio. Visit the major "must-see" sites. Excellent program leader (Ginger Burkholder) and presenters. Good hotel location (on the River Walk) for free time activities.


This was a wonderful program, and I highly recommend it! The group leader, Ginger, was delightful. Her enthusiasm and warmth made everything interesting. Before going to San Antonio, I did not realize how many interesting things there were to see and do there -- e.g. the Alamo, the missions, the museums, and the light show at the Cathedral (called "the Saga"--don't miss it!) The hotel is right on the Riverwalk and within walking distance of many of the sights. The restaurants on the Riverwalk have great food and a wonderful ambience. The cooking class featured authentic Mexican cuisine. I tried a prickly pear margarita for the first time and fell in love with it!!


Great tour all aspects were outstaning


Thank you for the opportunity to submit an evaluation of the great experience in San Antonio.


This was a great trip. We really enjoyed our time in San Antonio.


This was a fantastic experience from start to finish. The group leader and instructors were knowledgable and passionate about their city; the program content was varied and comprehensive with lots of history and culture; the hotel is in the heart of downtown and and convenient to everything, especially the gorgeous River Walk; and the program participants were interesting, curious and great fun to be with. We also enjoyed the added bonus of perfect spring weather for the entire 5 days! I highly recommend this program.

Mary Lisa

The San Antonio Signature City experience was undoubtedly one of Road Scholar's best. It is well planned to understand the background and present day objectives of the city. The atmosphere of the River Walk permeates the experience.


I HIGHLY recommend this trip to anyone who is interested in learning about the wonderful history of Texas and San Antonio. The trip was well organized, informative and a lot of fun! We experienced the culture and history of San Antonio, and it was truly memorable.


Wonderful accommodations in a charming city! There's a reason San Antonio is a top U.S. destination.

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