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Travel Guide to the Area

Things to do in the Area

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The Alamo in Downtown San Antonio


Downtown San Antonio is home to a lot of great attractions. There are many historical spots, including the Alamo, that showcase Texas history. The famed Riverwalk is another great place to spend the day and enjoy the scenery. Downtown is also home to many excellent restaurants. There's a lot to do in downtown San Antonio so add it to your travel plans.
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Children fielding giraffes


Brackenridge Park encompasses 343 acres and is seven minutes east of O'Casey's. Visitors to the historic park, which opened in 1899, will find playgrounds, softball fields, historic structures, the Witte Museum, the San Antonio Zoo and Brackenridge Park Golf Course. There are also plenty of walking tails, opportunities for bird watching, fishing and many other outdoor activities. The park is free to the public and is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.
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Red and violet flowers


Another great place to visit near O'Casey's is the San Antonio Botanical Garden. This 38-acre living museum of plants offers a great escape from your busy life, allowing you to immerse yourself in natural beauty. The garden changes with the seasons and attracts many birds throughout the year. There are also numerous activities so take some time for a walk through these vibrant gardens.

Restaurants in the Area

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Mexican food


San Antonio is home to a lot of history and La Fonda on Main embodies that. It originally opened in 1932, making it the city's oldest Mexican restaurant. The menu includes many Tex-Mex options and is open for lunch and dinner. There is also an opportunity for brunch on the weekends. The restaurant offers indoor and outdoor eating at its hacienda-style location.
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Baker working with dough


Not only does Scratch Kitchen have a delicious menu but it is set in a historical home. The restaurant is open for lunch on the weekdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu includes sandwiches, soup and salads. Scratch Kitchen also offers catering options. The restaurant was originally in Edinburg but moved to San Antonio. The restaurant is a family endeavor as the baker started it with her father.
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Pizza is the main dish at this restaurant but the menu offers so much more. Offerings include seafood, salad, charcuterie and cheese boards, pastas and desserts. You can partake in the dinner menu from 4 p.m. to midnight or have some brunch from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the weekends. Barbaro has a happy hour from 4-6 p.m.  Call ahead at 210-320-2261.

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