At Sandy Oaks Olive Orchard, spa and skin care products include olive-leaf soaps and the 10,000-tree orchard produces culinary olive oil, too.
Dig into buttermilk biscuits or strawberry sweet cream waffles, then take time to see how some of the city’s founders lived before you set out on a walking tour of nearby the King William neighborhood.
Take a stroll on the River Walk’s Museum Reach, north of the busy commercial downtown stretch, lined with specially commissioned artworks—giant, illuminated sunfish, for example.
Sunset is a popular time to view the lighted public art installations.
Take a picnic and hike to the top—or better yet, take a pair of kites and let the breezes fly them high. The best fall foliage around can be found roughly 95 miles outside of San Antonio at Lost Maples State Natural Area—more than 2,000 acres of pristine country along the Sabinal River. German settlers founded Fredericksburg and the surrounding Texas Hill Country, leaving behind a trove of antiques from four-poster beds to pie safes.
Go for the color, the hiking, the swimming in crystal pools … Soak up the gemütlichkeit (friendliness) at the many shops, stop by for locally made brew, sample wines from area wineries…