2. San Antonio, Texas
You can enjoy holiday-themed activities at the Riverwalk or by going to either the Historic District or downtown in order to enjoy some spectacular lights and live holiday music. San Antonio offers some of the most diverse independently-owned shops as well as hundreds of places to eat. While you’re there, you can also take in some local culture by visiting the Alamo or seeing the types of dinosaurs that used to roam the area at the Witte Museum. If you just happen to have a bit of an adventurous spirit to your personality, you can go to the top of the Tower of the Americas at Heritage Park. It’s a 750 ft ride up that gives you a panoramic view of the city, provided you can handle all the excitement.