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San Antonio MA's

Going through A School at San Antonio?

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Break down week by week

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Flights from Bootcamp to San Antonio for MA School

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Comment by pokey1042 on August 8, 2018 at 10:19am

Heather, on the River Walk there are plenty of places to eat.  You can also make reservations to eat a meal on the river walk boat tour.  SA has a Hard Rock, Paesano's (Italian Food), The Original (mexican food), Dicks (chicken/burgers), Bella (Mediterranean).  Here is a link to some of the River Walk attractions:

Hotels on the River Walk are also listed on that site under lodging.  If you decide to stay close to the base there is a Red Roof Inn and a Quality Inn by there.  

Comment by Heather on August 8, 2018 at 9:53am

Did you all leave the day after graduation. So she must have spent the night with you Fri. night?  

Any fun places you reccomend to stay or to go eat? I would love to stay on the river walk

Comment by MorningSun on August 8, 2018 at 9:14am

We stayed in San Antonio for four days.  Then had a week at home before she had to ship out to Bahrain.

Comment by Heather on August 7, 2018 at 5:45pm

How many days did she stay there til she could go home? Did she spend the night with you guys that graduation night? 

Comment by MorningSun on August 7, 2018 at 5:33pm

My daughters grad was in the morning.  No time to site see before.  She had to stay on base till late afternoon so we didn't sight see till the next day.

Comment by pokey1042 on August 7, 2018 at 9:52am

Heather, there are plenty of hotels in downtown SA that you might like.  They are off the River Walk and close to the mall and sight seeing areas.  Its about a 15 to 20 min drive to the base, but you'll have more to see if you're downtown.  By the base there are hotels, but there's nothing to see around there because its just a neighborhood.  So, downtown is your best best or you can stay off of Hwy 151 that is close to Sea World and in proximity to the malls and Fiesta TX.

@NavyMama - regarding the towels - I was told that they have towels that are given to them at Boot Camp and they bring those with them to A School.  My son said it was plenty and that they shouldn't need more because its just more to pack when they leave A School.  

@Heather - I don't know much about the A School graduation since my son is presently in A School, but what I do know is soon after the quick 15-20 graduation (pinning ceremony) they have to move out their stuff from their room that same day.  Not sure on the time frame, but do know my son's roommate who graduated was told he had to get his things and go.  

Comment by Heather on August 6, 2018 at 10:59pm

Will we be able to go sightseeing with our son before graduation or right after graduation ? What happens the day of graduation after they graduate.  

Comment by MorningSun on August 4, 2018 at 8:30am

We stayed downtown.  It was cheaper.  Chose Uber to get us to Riverwalk and back.  Inexpensive and convenient.

Comment by Heather on August 4, 2018 at 8:17am

Good morning!  I am looking for suggestions on where to stay in San Antonio during graduation.  We will be kidless, so it will just be my husband and myself.  I was looking at places to stay on the river walk? Good? Bad?  So excited!

Comment by NavyMama on August 3, 2018 at 8:57pm

OK--that's good to know!  Thanks, again for the info!


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