#TXAway: Game On! A Grand Way to Enjoy San Antonio

by Dawn Robinette on June 30, 2022 in General, Living Texas, San Antonio, Travels,

Looking for the perfect way to up your vacation game with a San Antonio getaway? Add some real games to your stay at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio River Walk to score an absolute vacation victory.

Ideally suited for San Antonio fun, the Grand Hyatt is right on the banks of the San Antonio River. The hotel is perfect for exploring the city’s beloved River Walk and thanks to all the hotel has to offer, it’s easy to recharge and continue your fun when you’re back in your room.

Staying at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio is a guaranteed vacation win. (Courtesy photo)

That’s if you ever leave your room. The hotel itself is a great getaway, with themed suites that provide one-of-a-kind travel experiences. For a new way to unwind and connect, enjoy ultimate family fun in the hotel’s Gamer Suite. Featuring a 75-inch flatscreen television with a connected PlayStation4, it’s a gamer’s dream. The room is outfitted with a premium gaming chair from AKRacing, Bluetooth speakers, two private arcade machines with Pac-Man (and all of the cool, retro ‘80s video games built in!) and Big Buck Hunter, board games and a foosball table.

Stay connected in the Gamer Suite which features classic arcade games and a PlayStation4. Photo courtesy Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

If you prefer to ride away your stress, check out the hotel’s Wellbeing Suites with in-room Peloton bikes, or enjoy the Entertainer Suite with billiards and more games.

The Gamer Suite is a great answer for families who want some down time included in their getaway. After exploring San Antonio, head back to the hotel for gaming action before enjoying the rooftop pool for a sunset swim, or more family fun with outdoor games by the pool. Another fantastic option:  have a swinging dinner in your own Topgolf Swing Suite indoor simulator bays.

The Topgolf Swing Suites offer virtual golfing experiences. Photo courtesy Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

Featuring a variety of virtual games, your crew can compete in Topgolf target games or enjoy Zombie Dodgeball, hockey, baseball, football, and carnival games in an indoor, simulator environment. Offering food and drink service from the hotel’s Bar Rojo, turn lunch, dinner or an evening snack into full-on fun. The menu includes kid-friendly fare, as well as a fantastic charcuterie board and more for adult snacking, plus bar service. Yes, please!

Insider’s Tip:  Reserve your Topgolf fun before your stay. And shhh … the suites are open to anyone, so even if you’re not a hotel guest, add it to your next San Antonio visit.

Summer fun in San Antonio is always a great plan, but a Fourth of July get away includes the city’s Armed Forces Parade. The River Walk is decked out in red, white and blue June 30 – July 4, and the free parade dedicated to the men and women in all branches of the United States Armed Forces is a unique way to mark the holiday weekend. Decorated floats carrying all branches of military personnel, playing music and having a great time, fill the downtown section of the River Walk, making it easy to join in the fun.

The Armed Forces River Parade honors men and women in all branches of the United States military. Photo courtesy Visit San Antonio.

To get your river bearings and see the city a different way, hop on a Go Rio cruise and enjoy a narrated tour of the River Walk. No matter how warm summer is, the river level is cool and a barge ride showcases the terrific architecture, unique history and beautiful scenery that makes San Antonio such a treasured destination.

If your crew is up for exploring more, San Antonio’s Hemisfair Park is a short walk from the Grand Hyatt, with a playground, splashpad and restaurants to explore. You can also see San Antonio from a bird’s eye view at the Tower of the Americas.

On street level, don’t miss the tree-lined walkways in La Villita, San Antonio’s first neighborhood, where you’ll find artisans and unique shopping to enjoy. On Friday and Saturday evenings through the summer, you can enjoy Fiesta Noche del Rio in the Arneson River Theatre. And for family fun, head west at the Briscoe Western Art Museum to see Santa Anna’s sword, Pancho Villa’s saddle, a terrific diorama of the Alamo battle and beautiful art and artifacts that tell the story of the American West. The museum’s McNutt Sculpture Garden is a lush oasis that is a fantastic stop on any River Walk visit.

While visiting San Antonio, don’t miss the River Walk Public Art Garden which displays many free-standing sculptures. Photo courtesy the City of San Antonio Department of Arts & Culture.

To add more art to your visit, make time to roam the River Walk. The City of San Antonio has a wide range of public art that makes the space even more beautiful, including a garden that ranges from art at the river level to a garden at street level. The latest installation, “Stargazer (CITLALI)”, crafted from volcanic stones from Mexico, is just steps away from the Grand Hyatt and makes a wonderful photo backdrop as you enjoy your visit to the Alamo City.


Cover photo from Visit San Antonio.

An award-winning writer and communications expert who runs Tale to Tell Communications, Dawn Robinette loves to tell stories about her adopted hometown of San Antonio. You can read more of her work at Alamo City Moms, San Antonio Magazine, San Antonio Woman and Rio Magazine.