There is a reason people travel; they aim to experience the new and unexpected. When you book your stay at one of the many south Texas Castroville hotels, the last thing you’d expect is a slice of Alsace, France. But, that’s exactly what you’ll uncover. “The Little Alsace of Texas” is a hidden gem—and certainly describable as unexpected—tucked away along the Medina River just outside of San Antonio. While your feet may be planted squarely in the heart of Texas, your senses will be half way around the globe.
Whether you are lodging at a cheap hotel in San Antonio and coming for a day excursion or have a room in one of the quaint hotels near Castroville, you will be transported from present day to the mid-19th century. Create your own itinerary as you stroll past dozens of Alsatian-style cottages accented with poppies, butterflies, and songbirds. Let your saunter down sweetwood, pecan, and maple-lined streets culminate with a respite at one of Castroville’s French-influenced cafés. After filling up on smoked sausage, choucroute, and foie gras, slip behind the wheel of a Castroville rental car and venture out to the Jardin des Racines to further immerse yourself in Little Alsace. As you walk the poppy-blanketed flatlands, you’ll find the Medina becomes the Rhine as the lines between Texas and France further blur.
Travelocity can help you reserve your hotel in Castroville, TX, where unexpected experiences await even the worldliest of travelers, like yourself. You could spend thousands of dollars on a European holiday that won’t stimulate you half as much as time spent in Castroville can. You’ll bring home a refreshing bottle of Riesling, a surprise from a local antique shop, and a suitcase full of Alsace-on-the-Medina memories.