If you feel the need to escape the bustle of the San Antonio, head to the nearby small towns of Castroville or D’Hanis. Stay in a quiet bed and breakfast and feel the tension ease from your body.
The St. Louis Cathedral in Castroville is a great example of the fantastic architecture you’ll find around the Little Alsace of Texas, as Castroville is affectionately called thanks to the Alsatian settlers who founded it.
Check out the annual Castroville Old Fashion Christmas, Saturday December 5. There will be arts and crafts as well as a variety of tasty foods to tempt the palate.
While in town, be sure to visit Castroville Regional Park, where majestic trees grow out of the Medina River.
D’Hanis, not far to the north of Castroville, is another charming town with Alsatian roots. Visitors will enjoy the old Fort Lincoln, along with the lovely ruins of St. Dominicus Church.