Spring Break, Fiesta, San Antonio & The Hotel Contessa

Lisa Valadez | 3/3/2017, 2:19 p.m.
Spring Break fever has been in full effect for weeks now due to the warm weather we’ve been experiencing. While ...
rooms are spacious at Hotel Contessa/credit Hotel Contessa

Spring Break fever has been in full effect for weeks now due to the warm weather we’ve been experiencing. While thoughts of tropical islands and pristine beaches may fill our daydreaming minds, let’s face it, sometimes the budget isn’t quite there to experience. But, you don’t have to entirely forgo your well-deserved vacation when the beautiful neighboring city of San Antonio is just a short drive away.

From its famed River Walk to Sea World and Fiesta Texas theme parks, to the historic Alamo and nearby Natural Bridge Caverns, the city of San Antonio has plenty for families to enjoy. In addition, there are plenty of family friendly hotels available that offer amenities and activities to keep the kiddos satisfied.

Hotel Contessa/credit Hotel Contessa

Hotel Contessa/credit Hotel Contessa

For those looking for a kid-free Spring Break getaway, there’s plenty the city of San Antonio has to offer. From touring the San Antonio Missions National Park to explore how life was in the missions during the 1700’s to the city’s fashionable King William Historic District for an afternoon stroll over a sprawling 25 blocks of cafes, shops, museums and galleries, San Antonio has plenty to offer.

For lodging, the Hotel Contessa is perfect for a relaxing solo getaway or perhaps a romantic weekend for two. Compared to other hotels on the River Walk, this boutique hotel will definitely give you more than what you pay for. Its spacious suites and indulgent amenities such as the oversized marble bathrooms create the perfect setting for all the comfort you need. The rooms’ décor is sophisticated yet subtle. The exposed brick walls, Spanish infused art and the flora make for an inviting and relaxing getaway.

sideview of Hotel Contessa/credit Hotel Contessa

sideview of Hotel Contessa/credit Hotel Contessa

Dinner and cocktails on the patio at the hotel’s Las Ramblas restaurant is a perfect way to start a romantic evening. Seamlessly nestled in a more quiet sector of the River Walk, Las Ramblas is the perfect setting to sip on a signature cocktail or local craft beer while watching the boat tours float by on the river or lovers taking a leisurely stroll. For noshing, the restaurant's award winning Portobello fries and the brussel sprouts – yes, brussel sprouts are highly recommended. The extensive dining menu offers a variation for your taste buds; however, did we mention how great the brussel sprouts are? Try them; you will thank us for it!

If you are looking for a lively scene after dinner, head on over to the Pearl Brewery area where there are plenty of bars to choose from. Our recommendation is Jazz, TX, located in the cellar of the Bottling House. This new music venue combines live music and dancing in a cozy atmosphere.

poolside at Hotel Contessa/credit Hotel Contessa

poolside at Hotel Contessa/credit Hotel Contessa

However, if you are looking for a little more quiet time after dinner, grab a cocktail from the Cork Bar at Hotel Contessa and take a dip in the heated rooftop pool. Schedule yourself a spa treatment for the day after breakfast. Indulge. Repeat.

In case Spring Break is too soon to plan your travels, the Hotel Contessa is offering a great package for Fiesta weekend.

Fiesta San Antonio 2017 will take place from April 20-30. Beginning in 1891 and remaining one of the oldest festivals in the country, more than 3.5 million participants and visitors will enjoy Fiesta San Antonio. The popular Fiesta Carnival, The Texas Cavaliers River Parade and NIOSA (Night In Old San Antonio) are considered three of the must-attend daily events. A friendly reminder: collecting and trading Fiesta medals and pins are a great way to not feel like a tourist and become one with the locals.

For the VIP experience, stay in style with the Hotel Contessa’s Fiesta Like A VIP package. Bundled with luxury accommodations in the Contessa Suite, guests will receive the royal treatment with two traditional margaritas on arrival, commemorative Fiesta accessories, two tickets to NIOSA and breakfast for two.

Package rates start at $900 per person, per night. The deal is available for a limited time only (April 20 to April 30, 2017). Visit www.thehotelcontssa.com for more deals and packages. Seriously, what are you waiting for? Book your next relaxing getaway at the Hotel Contessa now!