San Antonio is one of my (Pippa) favorite mini-vacations in Texas! It is a 3-4 hour drive from Houston, depending on traffic. I always include a trip to a Goodwill store but here are a few of my other favorite things.
The San Antonio Riverwalk is so beautiful, especially early in the morning when most people are still asleep!
No trip is ever complete without a meal at Boudros! We prefer to eat right on the river so I always call days in advance for a reservation, click HERE for their information.
My favorite restaurant!
We did try a new restaurant (sorry, I did not notice the name but it is right across from Boudros, at the base of the bridge) and I had something new … Scottish eggs … DELICIOUS!!!!!!!
One more favorite, MUST TRY, restaurant is the Guenther House. I will just tell you upfront, expect to wait a minimum of an hour, but it is so worth it! They do serve coffee and the house is also a museum / store plus you are in the historic district of San Antonio, so you can walk around and explore for a while. Also, you can get a pastry to-go, while you are waiting to get in and drink your coffee. The pecan sticky roll does sell out first, can you see why? (for those readers who want to do an online tour of the house, click HERE)
No trip is complete without a stop at the Guenther House
Now onto my shopping trip!
Goodwill Thrift Store
San Antonio, Texas
Casserole dish for $2.99 at Goodwill
I always work on stocking up on dishes, platters, plates and serving ware from Goodwill, for when I take someone a meal. A similar size aluminum disposable dish was $3.49 at the grocery store, so I was excited to find this perfect size casserole dish for $2.99. (you can’t say “ewww gross” about a used dish … you eat of dinnerware from a restaurant that 1000’s of people have used!) Don’t you think that food looks more appetizing in a ceramic dish?
J CREW botanical dress for $5.99
Here is a silk J.CREW botanical print dress that I found for only $5.99.
Zara silk dress for $5.99 @ Goodwill
Here is a designer favorite, ZARA BASICS, purple silk dress for only $5.99!
Make a donation to your local Goodwill store or donation station from Dec. 1-14 and register to win a $1,000 Visa® holiday shopping spree courtesy of Generations Federal Credit Union. Visit GoodwillSA.org/grandspree to enter today.
Above all remember that all of your purchases and donations help your local community!
MISSION STATEMENT: To help change lives through the power of work. Goodwill provides career training and placement assistance for employment. We support our programs through profits generated through the sale of donated goods.
Nearly 90 cents of every shopping dollar they receive help fund educational programs and services that assist people in finding better jobs and building careers.
Here are a few of the other store reviews I have done for Goodwill San Antonio:
Goodwill, 13311 San Pedro (281 & Bitters)
Goodwill, 3401 Fredericksburg
Goodwill, 727 NW Loop 410
Goodwill, Loop 1604 and Bulverde Road
San Antonio Readers
Work It Fashion Show
KENS5 Fashion Show News Segment
Over 50 Feeling 40
Goodwill Summer Fashion Show .. LIVE!