If you grew up around Mexican food then you know as well as I do that it's some of the best cuisine out there. In Texas, we're always very fortunate to discover somewhere new and delicious that you'd normally have to leave the country for. A Mexican restaurant that specializes in carnitas is saving us a trip and recently opened its first location in the U.S. in none other than San Antonio.
Carnitas' Don Raúl gained great fame after being on the Netflix series Taco Chronicles, and for good reason. Their carnitas are out of this world and knowing that, the owners decided it was time to expand outside of Mexico. San Antonio should feel very lucky because it's the only city in the U.S. that is fortunate enough to have a Carnitas Don Raúl food joint.
Pork carnitas, tacos, quesadillas, and Aguas de Sabor are all on Carnitas Don Raúl's menu. If it's your first time there, we recommend trying their pork carnitas which is what they're most known for. Though, we wouldn't be surprised if it was difficult to not order one of everything!
Everything on their menu ranges from $2.75 - $14, which is nice and affordable for customers. Once you've gotten your food, there's plenty of seating around the truck to enjoy it at.
The bridge, which hangs over Wurzbach Parkway, was put into place to connect the once divided Phil Hardberger Park and offer animals and people a safe way to cross the busy road.
The bridge will also be an amazing community hangout spot, as it connects a park that features multiple amenities such as a playground, dog park and basketball courts.
The Tobin bridge will also be connecting over 7 miles of nature trails, which will undoubtedly lead to a hike that is truly unlike any other in the state.
Of course, the opening day comes with multiple restrictions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, including limited bathroom usage and social-distancing.
The Robert L.B. Tobin Land Bridge
Address: 8400 N.W. Military Hwy. & 13203 Blanco Rd. San Antonio, TX
Why You Need To Go: This bridge is truly unlike anything you've ever seen. Connecting two parks together, you'll find it easy to spend the whole day exploring the wilderness and crossing this massive structure that is saving both human and animal lives.
We need it now more than ever, so why wait?
Mayor Ron Nirenberg
In addition to the incredible experience of simply walking up and down the path, you can also consider participating in numerous special holiday events that take place on the river.
One of these events is the "Caroling Boats," where you and your gang of friends can rent a boat and take it through the river while singing your favorite holiday tunes for all of your loyal fans.
The best part about the river walk is that not only is it open 24-hours a day, it's also completely FREE, although you might find it difficult to not stop and get some famous San Antonio tacos along the way.
San Antonio River Walk
When: Now- January 3 | 24-hours a day
Address: 849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX
Why You Need To Go: This magical Texas landmark really goes above and beyond when it comes to Christmas. The river walk is an absolute must-see for the holiday season, and lucky for you, you have plenty of time to experience it this year.