“Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection.”
San Antonio's boundaries extend surprisingly far to the north and south, especially along the interstates threading through the city. The northern hinterlands beyond the junction of I-10 and Charles W. Anderson Loop offer prime entertainment and shopping, worth braving the nerve-wracking "mix-masters" where the highways converge. To the northeast you'll immediately encounter The Rim, an immense shopping center, while farther northwest The Shops at La Cantera are located alongside Six Flags Fiesta Texas amusement park. Dining opportunities vary from bland to adventurous. If you're tired of chain franchises, try Kona Grill at The Shops, a curious fusion of American, Southwest, and Japanese, complete with an award-winning sushi bar—quite an accomplishment when you realize that to most Texans, sushi is basically bait.