On the Road: San Antonio to Big Bend National Park
Immerse yourself in the best of Texas as you visit remote state and national parks, explore Fort Davis Historic Site and stargaze at the McDonald Observatory.
Rating (4.92)
Program No. 20562RJ
8 days
Starts at
17 Meals
6 Breakfasts
6 Lunches
5 Dinners
The following choices may be available when requested in advance: Vegetarian, Gluten Free
Lodgings may differ by date. Select a date to see the lodgings specific to that date.
Apr 15, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
  • Mar 04, 2018 - Mar 11, 2018
  • Apr 15, 2018 - Apr 22, 2018
  • Oct 14, 2018 - Oct 21, 2018
  • Nov 11, 2018 - Nov 19, 2018
2 nights
San Antonio
Enjoy historical elegance and spectacular views along the famous River Walk. The Drury Plaza Hotel is the restored 1929 Alamo National Bank Building, located on the River Walk, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Using Art Deco ornamentation and the principles of the Beaux-Arts, the architects designed the twenty-four story skyscraper and incorporated the Texas Stars and southwest patterns. This architectural masterpiece has been a landmark in the San Antonio skyline since its construction. The outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, on the hotel's 24th floor, features city-wide views. Also featured is a breath-taking view of sunset over the San Fernando Cathedral from hotel's 14th floor Cathedral Terrace. To make reservations for additional nights before or after your program, please call 800-378-7946. Tell the agent you are participating in a Road Scholar program and use rate code 301219. This will allow you to reserve a room at a discounted rate at either the Drury Plaza River Walk hotel downtown, or the Pear Tree Inn San Antonio Airport. You can also make reservations directly online, using the following link: https://wwws.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx?property=0130&corpid=301219
2 nights
Rated as one of Texas' top-ten small towns by Texas Highway magazine, Alpine is framed by the towering Davis Mountain range to the north and west, and the Chihuahuan Desert to the south. Located near Big Bend National Park, named for the vast curve in the Rio Grand River, the Hampton Inn® Alpine offers convenient access to some of the most unique landscape in West Texas.
1 night
Fort Davis
The Hotel Limpia, an historic, restored hotel built in 1912, is located in mile high Fort Davis, nestled in the scenic Davis Mountains of southwest Texas. We currently have 31 rooms including suites. Our accommodations are fully restored with private baths, period furnishings and free Wi-Fi. The hotel setting provides a peaceful and comfortable hideaway from the busy outside world. The courtyard garden, fragrant with roses and herbs, the glassed-in veranda with its flourishing plants, and the porches with their rocking chairs are favorite places for guests to relax and enjoy the tranquility of a by-gone era of Texas. The main building of the hotel complex was built of pink limestone in 1912. Included in the interior architecture are rounded walls upstairs and 12-foot ceilings with ornamental pressed tin. The main building houses 31 rooms and suites, including a 1100-square foot master suite–all decorated in late Victorian reproduction furnishings. For guests’ pleasure are porches with rockers, a glassed-in veranda and a parlor with a fireplace. The rest of the week coffee and pastries and a breakfast plates are available at the Hotel’s Blue Mountain Bistro.
2 nights
Lajitas Resort and Spa is a 27,000 acre private estate community set against the beauty and majesty of the Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park.
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