Some 600,000 readers of Conde Nast Traveler Magazine, among the world's most respected publications on travel, are giving a lot of love to San Antonio in their latest readers survey, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
In the category of 'The Top Hotels in Texas' readers named the Hotel Valencia Riverwalk as the top hotel in San Antonio and as the number two hotel in the state.
The Conde Nast readers singled out the Valencia for its location on the heart of the downtown Riverwalk, the 'imaginitive contemporary American cuisine featuring local ingredients in its Citrus Restaurant, the sleek VBar, the spa with its chocolate mint facial, and the recent completion of the Valencia's first full renovation in 14 years.
Right behind the Valencia in the category of the best hotel in Texas were the St. Anthony Hotel downtown at number three, and the Hotel Emma at the Pearl at number four.
San Antonio also got rave reviews in the category of the Best Resorts in the southwest. The La Cantera Resort and Spa ranked number one, followed by the Hyatt Hill Country resort at number two.
And in the category of the best large city in the United States to take a vacation, San Antonio ranked in the top ten.
Conde Nast readers said 'San Antonio has developed a hip side worth exploring,' citing the Pearl District, the new attractions along the Riverwalk and said 'soon, you'll understand why everyone is going on about this Texas city.'
PHOTO COURTESY: HOTEL VALENCIA RIVERWALK