Around Town: Tower of the Americas

Around Town is a series where I take you on a tour of my latest home, San Antonio, Texas, a city rich in history, culture, and Tex-Mex food. So grab your sombrero, put on your boots and let’s begin exploring!

San antonio, Tower of the Americas

Located in downtown San Antonio and standing at 750 feet tall, the Tower of the Americas is a wondrous sight to behold. The tower, constructed for the 1968 World Fair or HemisFair in an effort to symbolize the progress of the Western Hemisphere, provides spectacular panoramic views of the city.

Ascending more than 500 feet via glass-walled elevators, you will find an observation deck and a revolving restaurant/bar, which is truly an incredible experience. A little more on the expensive side, the restaurant rotates slowly as you dine in order to provide 360 degree views of the city. So if you like delicious food with a side of scenery and romance, this is the place for you! And if you’re looking for romance on a smaller budget, you can still enjoy the sunset or city lights from the observation deck for a small fee.

View of the Tower of the Americas

“I’m King of the world!!”

Tower of the Americas, San Antonio

San Antonio at Night

Romantic Dinner San Antonio, Date Night San ANtonio

I took Troy out for Valentine’s Day a couple of years ago.

Tower of the Americas dinner

Dessert – my favorite part of any meal!

What are some of your favorite places to visit in your city? Share your insights in the comment section below! πŸ˜€

  • Wow! On the first picture of the tower itself, it looked like the tower stands in the middle of nowhere or at least in a small town in the countryside and then you get that amazing view of this pulsating city. Awesome!!

    • The Tower definitely stands out downtown. It’s the tallest building in San Antonio. πŸ™‚

  • That seems like such a nice Valentine’s Day date πŸ™‚ I’m always recommending bars and restaurants to people…so I would have to say visiting one of our local breweries is a great way to spend an afternoon.

    • Visiting local breweries is always so much fun! πŸ˜€ Thanks for the recommendation.

  • There is a hotel in Atlanta that has a restaurant on top that rotates while you eat, it is called the Sun Dial. Such a cool dining experience!

    • That sounds awesome! I love being able to have a different view as the night goes along. πŸ™‚

  • Look at him, no fear :). I was in San Antonio a few years ago for work. What a quaint place. Wish I was there for that annual festival. I am looking forward to the cherry blossoms around the Tidal Basin in DC.

    • Oh, yes! The festival actually starts tomorrow, so the city will definitely be buzzing. I keep hearing about all the cherry blossoms in Korea from my students. πŸ™‚ I’m sure the ones in DC will be beautiful.

  • Love your hometown tour posts!!! Gathering ideas for next time I’m in San Antonio!!!

  • Amanda

    I haven’t visited too many places in our area but I put a lot of them on my 30 before 30! πŸ™‚

  • Woohoo! I’m all for growing in appreciation for where we live, so yay for this series! πŸ™‚ Plus, it’s a great way for us readers to learn more about it!

  • Very cool! I wish I could just take a “paid for” tour of the US and see everything!

    • Oh, I’d be right there with you! I really want to take a cross country road trip. It’s on my bucket list!

  • I love stumbling upon blogs in travel linkups who blog about the US! I am currently living in Madrid, but am really excited to move back home in July & explore our wonderful nation. I’ve never been to Texas, but have been wanting to go for a long time. Lovely finding your blog through the Travel Tuesday linkup! πŸ™‚ xx

    • Oh, wow! Madrid must be a great place to experience. πŸ™‚ But I have to admit there is so much to see in the U.S. I’ve always wanted to take a cross country road trip with my friends. I hope your move goes smoothly and that you make it down to Texas! Thank for stopping by. πŸ˜€