Make a list of the things you'd look for in a luxury, full-service resort, and La Cantera has it. The limestone quarry (cantera, in Spanish) on which it's built was a natural foundation for its golf course. It also offers the full compliment of resort services—including a spa, kids' programs, and tennis—and is immediately adjacent to upscale shopping, dining, and movies. On the northern edge of San Antonio, the resort is a short drive to Six Flags and Sea World,
30 minutes to the Alamo and River Walk. Its restaurant, Francesca's at Sunset, is among the best in the city and has spectacular views of the start of Texas Hill Country.