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I plan to visit San Antonio for 2 full days this April. In actuality, I will be flying in shortly before 4pm prior to the first full day, and will be leaving very early after the 2nd full day (so, Ill be in San Antonio, 4 days, per se)

I will not have a rental car, and likewise, Im planning a pedestrian-style trip utilizing mass transit, riverwalk boats, etc.

I will be staying at a hotel within easy walking distance of the Alamo, in fact, the trolley picks up in front of the hotel itself, so transportation is readily available to me.

I need recommendations for not only restaurants, but how to plan the attractions I wish to see and do, and how best to do them in what order that bests maximizes time efficiency, shortest route, etc.

List of things Id like to do:

*see the alamo, * stroll on riverwalk and ride riverwalk boat, * ripleys believe it or not, *hard rock cafe, *coyote ugly, *rivercenter mall (and other recommended shopping venues), *tower of americas, *horse carriage ride

I also heard that there's a recently renovated Japanese Tea Garden, but Im uncertain how to get there using mass transit as it doesnt seem to be located in the Alamo tourist district. Is it accessible via the riverwalk boat system, or does the trolley have a stop by it, or is there a bus that takes me there? its not a necessity on my itenerary, but if time permits i would like to see it.

where does the horse drawn carriage pick up at? in front of the alamo?

im also very interested in what are some of the most recommended eateries in the riverwalk area that arent chain restaurants. something heralded by locals as being very good.

when i fly into the airport, are taxis readily available, or do i need to schedule one to take me to my hotel? is a shuttle service available? my hotel unfortunately doesnt offer its own shuttle service, so i will have to look independently for my own way from the airport to the hotel.

I am taking amtrak back home, as i thought a slow scenic train ride would be nice.

the train station is about a 12 minute walk from the hotel, but i may look into seeing if a bus can take me a bit closer, or if i should call a taxi as well. im uncertain how shady or seedy certain parts of san antonio may or may not be.

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