What to do this Memorial Day weekend around the San Antonio area

If you are staying with us at Dwelling Suites over this Memorial Day weekend you don’t have to even leave the fully-furnished suite. It has everything you would ever need for your extended stay with us. Of course with all of the fun activities happening in and around San Antonio you just might want to, and we don’t blame you. Here are just a few of the awesome activities going on this weekend!

http://www.ksat.com/entertainment/san-antonio-memorial-day-weekendWhat to do this Memorial Day weekend around the San Antonio area SAN ANTONIO – There are several fun events taking place this Memorial Day weekend across the San Antonio area. Here’s a list of some ways to enjoy the holiday.

Friday only:

The Eli Young Band will perform Friday night at 9 p.m. John T. Floore Country Store. Shane Smith & The Saints and John Baumann open. Click here for more information.

Friday and Saturday only:

Fiesta Del Noche Rio is held Friday and Saturday nights at the Arneson River Theatre in La Villita. The summer outdoor performance on the River Walk features songs and dances of Mexico, Spain, Argentina and Texas. Click here for more information.

Through holiday weekend:

The Memorial Day Artisan River Walk Show will take place Friday through Monday along the San Antonio River Walk. Vendors display and sell handmade merchandise. Click here for more information.

Historic Market Square will host a three day party for Memorial Day weekend. The weekend will feature live music, food booths and kids activities. There’s never a cover charge at Market Square.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas is open for Memorial Day weekend. The park features new rides this year that include the Fireball and Hurricane Force 5. Click here for more information.

SeaWorld San Antonio recently debuted its newly renovated Discovery Point attraction. Discovery Point is the only place in Texas where you can swim with dolphins. Guests can also choose to swim alongside sea lions or beluga whales. Click here for more information.

Splashtown is offering Free Admission to all Military & First Responders during Memorial Day weekend (Saturday, May 28 – Monday, May 30). All spouses and dependent children are eligible for 1/2 price general admission before 4 p.m.. Appropriate Military or Government ID’s must be presented. Click here for more information.

Morgan’s Wonderland will be open throughout the weekend, but have special entertainment on Monday in the park including Elisabeth Giminiani singing the Star Spangled Banner, Andrea’s Flying Canines, Hartman’s House puppet show and more. Click here for more information.

 

Binge watch some Netflix in your fully-furnished, Dwelling Suite!

When you are at Dwelling Suites, doing an extended stay in San Antonio there is no shortage of things to do. Our city is filled with fun events every weekend, but sometimes you might just want to stay in, and why not? You are in one of our fully-furnished apartments with everything you could ever need right there.

Dwelling Suites is not your average hotel, we are more like home. So if you are feeling like a night at home doing some binge watching, check out these Netflix originals.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Top-20-Best-Netflix-Original-Series-Ranked-From-10889565.phpTop 20 best Netflix original series, ranked from great to phenomenal – San Antonio Express-News

There is a ridiculous number of original series available on Netflix right now — so many it’s almost impossible to keep up with them.

Even Netflix seems to have a tough time making sure its viewers know about its shows. We dug into the annals of Netflix series and plucked out the very best ones for your enjoyment.

See the slideshow at mysanantonio.com

 

Make the most of your Mother’s Day Brunch!

This weekend is Mother’s Day and you better not forget it! If you and mom are with us at Dwelling Suites for an extended stay in San Antonio this weekend make sure that you make plans to celebrate the person who brought you into this world. Nothing says I love you mom quite like brunch, check out some great locations below and if your mom isn’t with you don’t forget to call her!

http://www.mysanantonio.com/food/restaurants/article/Your-guide-to-Mother-s-Day-dining-in-San-Antonio-11119085.phpYour guide to Mother’s Day dining in San Antonio – San Antonio Express-News No need to stress over where to take Mom May 14, as area restaurants and dining establishments are pulling out all the stops for Mother’s Day. Here is a list of some of San Antonio’s best Mother’s Day offerings, complete with websites and contact numbers to make reservations, which are highly recommended.

Click through the gallery at mysanantonio.com

 

Do You Know the Difference Between Extended Stay Hotels vs. Hotels

At Dwelling Suites,  we are not your standard hotel. We specialize in fully furnished apartments and extended stay in San Antonio. Our rentals are perfect if you are planning on a longer trip and you want your hotel to feel more like your home. Do you know

Extended Stay Hotels vs. Hotels Whether in town for business or pleasure, people who intend to stay around for some time should consider choosing an extended stay hotel over a traditional hotel. Doing so makes it possible to enjoy a range of benefits that are difficult to secure with a regular hotel. In the end, you’ll find that having accommodations that feel more like home make it much easier to enjoy the day and come back to the hotel for some downtime and relaxation.

The Cost of Extended Stay Hotels While traditional hotels are fine if you plan on flying in and staying for a few days, they can be quite expensive for anyone who needs to remain in town for several weeks. Rather than spending all that money, it makes sense to locate a comfortable extended stay hotel and set up temporary housekeeping there.

It doesn’t matter why you are going to be around for a few weeks. For business people, residing at an extended stay hotel means that employers will enjoy the fact that the cost of the trip can be kept under a certain amount. If you happen to be staying in town for a long vacation, the money you save can easily be diverted to other pursuits, such as exploring the nightlife or seeing everything that the area has to offer.

Cooking During the Trip With traditional hotels, suites often include refrigerators, microwave ovens and coffee makers. While that’s fine for snacks, it doesn’t really help out much if you want a home cooked meal. By staying in an extended stay hotel, you can have access to a fully functional kitchen and cook whenever you like.

Even with smaller suites in extended stay facilities, you can look forward to having a galley kitchen that includes all the essentials. Along with the items usually provided at traditional hotels, you’ll also find an oven, range top and a few pots and pans on hand for your use.

While eating out is a lot of fun, it can eventually become tiresome if done day after day. This option can also get a little expensive. The ability to buy food and prepare it in your suite not only means you can fix something while relaxing in the evenings, but also makes it possible to keep your food budget to a reasonable level.

Personalized Services Most extended stay hotels will provide personalized services that are not necessarily available at more traditional hotels. For example, you can customize the message for your voice mail, something that most other types of hotels do not allow. For guests who are planning to stay for at least a week, postal mail services can also be established. You will often have the choice of using laundry services provided by the management or washing and drying your clothes at a coin operated Laundromat on the premises.

Between the ability to feel at home and the fact that the overall cost is very competitive with other forms of lodging, it pays to consider an extended stay hotel if you plan on being in town for a week or more. Check different hotels in town and find one that is located in an area you like and offers the amenities that will help you settle in comfortably. read more at extendedstayhotelnetwork.com

 

Are you looking for some weekend plans in San Antonio?

The weekend is once again upon us and there is no short supply of happenings in San Antonio. Guests at Dwelling Suites, doing an extended stay in San Antonio can load up their calendars this weekend with Cinco de Mayo celebrations and Kentucky Derby parties! Check out just a few of the shindigs below.

http://www.sanantoniomag.com/Online/May-2017/10-Things-to-do-in-San-Antonio-This-Weekend-May-4-7/10 Things to do in San Antonio This Weekend: May 4-7 – Online – May 2017 Urinetown
It’s the opening weekend of The Playhouse San Antonio’s latest production. Set in the not-so-distant future, the satirical musical tells the story of a town where a severe, prolonged water shortage prompted the government to ban private toilets. Those who can’t afford to use paid public toilets are exiled to the mysterious Urinetown. Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 3 p.m. The Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby Place, 210-733-7258, theplayhousesa.org

Cinco de Mayo
Market Square will come alive with live music by the Palacio Brothers, Patsy Torres, Ruben V and others throughout this free three-day Cinco de Mayo celebration. On Friday, there will also be live Cinco de Mayo performances at the Arneson River Theatre in La Villita. Friday noon-Sunday 7 p.m., Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St., 210-207-8600, marketsquaresa.com

The Art of Music
Musicians from the San Antonio Symphony will perform throughout the San Antonio Museum of Art’s Cowden Gallery as part of an event celebrating the visiting Of Country and Culture exhibition, which features Aboriginal Australian contemporary art. A cash bar also will be available. Friday, 6:30-8 p.m. San Antonio Museum of Art, 200 W. Jones Ave., 210-978-8100, samuseum.org

Cinco de Derby
Don your bowties and derby hats to celebrate Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby in one event. Enjoy games, margaritas, mint juleps, tasty eats and more. Proceeds support the San Antonio Public Library Foundation. Saturday, 3-6:30 p.m. Quarry Golf Club, 444 E. Basse Road, 210-225-4728, saplf.org

Black Swan
Violinist Tim Fain, who performed on screen and in the soundtrack for Black Swan, stars in this free concert presented by Musical Bridges Around the World. Robert Koenig, a UC Santa Barbara professor and renowned pianist, also will perform. An 8 p.m. reception follows the performance. Sunday, 7 p.m. San Fernando Cathedral, 115 W. Main Plaza, 210-464-1534, musicalbridges.org

A night at the Magik
Celebrate the past and future of the Magik Theatre during a cocktail party with pop-up performances, live music by the Latin Playerz Big Band and bites from Biga on the Banks, Piatti and Paloma Blanca. Proceeds benefit the theater’s arts and education programs. Saturday, 7-11 p.m. Magik Theatre, 420 S. Alamo St., 210-227-2751, magiktheatre.org  Read more…

 

Did you Celebrate Star Wars Day in San Antonio?

May the 4th or Star Wars day, as it is colloquially known, has come and gone but the photo evidence that it left behind is nothing short of awesome. Take a look at some of them below.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/entertainment/things-to-do/myspy/article/Photos-San-Antonio-Star-Wars-fans-celebrate-11123635.phpPhotos: San Antonio ‘Star Wars’ fans celebrate May the 4th with costume contest, movie – San Antonio Express-News The Force was strong with San Antonio “Star Wars” fans as devotees – both young and old – headed to Northwest Vista College for a May the 4th celebration.
The family-friendly event called for a costume contest, a Chewbacca call contest, games, music and a rad “Star Wars” selfie station.
Hosted by Slab Cinema, a free screening of “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” topped the starry night.mysanantonio.com

see more at mysanantonio.com

If you have been looking for a fully-furnished apartment for an extended stay in San Antonio in Alderaan places, Dwelling Suites can change that.

Extreme Heat for Battle of Flowers Parade and Fiesta

If you are going out to enjoy the festival this weekend remember to bring some water because it is going to be a scorcher! And if you find that it’s getting too hot for you there is no shame in coming back to your fully-furnished apartment at Dwelling Suites and cranking the AC!

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Heat-advisory-issued-ahead-of-Battle-of-Flowers-11103594.php?ipid=brkbarCity issues level 3 heat advisory ahead of Battle of Flowers parade – San Antonio Express-News The San Antonio Metropolitan Health District has issued a high-level heat advisory for Friday and Saturday, where temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90s for the Battle of Flowers Parade and other Fiesta activities.

The heat index will be between 90 and 108 degrees for two consecutive days, making the notice a level III advisory, a Metro Health news release states.

The Battle of Flowers parade will wind its way through downtown San Antonio around noon Friday, when the National Weather Service projects it to be 94 degrees.

Food and music was the order of the evening Friday, April 21, 2017, in San Antonio’s central suburb Alamo Heights for Fiesta’s Annual Alamo Heights Night. All the usual suspects abounded, from funnel cakes and turkey legs to sausage on a stick and gorditas.

“Particularly with all the Fiesta activities taking place on Friday and Saturday, it is imperative that people drink plenty of water to prevent complications from the heat,” said Dr. Vincent Nathan, Metro Health assistant director.

Locals began claiming prime parade spots as early as Monday morning, and sightings of chairs, campsites and bleachers have slowly appeared on Broadway throughout the week.

 

Dwelling Suites Does Customer Service

At Dwelling Suites, we provide fully-furnished apartments for your extended stay in San Antonio. We pride ourselves in giving you a place that really feels like home while you are away. That means we take care of our rental apartments and we take care of our guests. We are in the business of customer service and your needs are our needs. You don’t have to take our word for it though see what some of our guests have said about us!

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Annamarie S.
Temecula, CA
5.0 star rating
Great experience in San Antonio. We needs a temporary house for the months for business and we found this company with a house that worked and s comfortable . If we had a problem it was taken care of as soon as possible. Good for temporary housing. I recommend them. Thanks

 

Emma C.
San Antonio, TX
5.0 star rating
I stayed in dwelling suites for about six months last year and had a great experience! Not only are they reasonably priced, they’re located a little outside of Alamo Heights, which is a really nice area–and known to be very pricey to live.

The suites were very homey–didn’t feel like I was staying in an uncomfortable hotel. Nicely furnished, and had a comfy bed. Kitchen was stocked up on anything you needed to cook–which was nice not having to make last minute runs to the store for a strainer or can opener, or anything else you wouldn’t think to bring along.

I had a couple issues while there, one with internet connection and another with parking, which were resolved pretty much right away–so really weren’t much of an issue at all. Other than that, everything was good!

The staff was super helpful with anything I needed, and any issues I had were addressed right away. Totally made for a stress-free, enjoyable stay.

I would DEFINETLY recommend it, especially if you want to avoid paying an outrageous amount for anywhere else in the area!

 

What Do You Know About San Antonio?

Dwelling Suites has been offering corporate housing and extended stay in San Antonio for a while and we have come to feel like we are experts on our great city. Even with our vast knowledge, sometimes we come across some fun facts that we hadn’t heard before.

So if you need some trivia questions or just want to learn a little more about the wonderful place we call home check out the list below for some San Antonio facts!

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/texas/san-antonio/fun-facts-san-antonio/10 Fun Facts About San Antonio We all know Texas is a pretty interesting place, but just how interesting it really is might surprise you. These 10 strange and fun facts about San Antonio are almost too weird to believe, but I assure you they’re completely true.

Did you know any of these fun facts about San Antonio?

These 10 strange and fun facts about San Antonio are almost too weird to believe, but I assure you they’re completely true.

1. It was named the most romantic city in America by Amazon based on the number of romantic books and movies purchased.

2.SeaWorld San Antonio is the largest marine-life park in the entire world.

3.The Tower of the Americas is a whopping 750 feet tall and provides a beautiful panoramic view of the city.

4. Pope John Paul II deemed San Antonio the “most Catholic” city in the country.

5. Shaq first learned how to play b-ball in his San Antonio high school.

6. The first Church’s Chicken restaurant opened in San Antonio.

7. Gatorade was invented by a San Antonio native, Robert Cade.

8. It’s techincally illegal to flirt or respond to someone else’s advances with the eyes or hands in San Antonio.

9.Ozzy Osbourne was once banned from playing in the city for ten years after relieving himself on the Alamo.

10. The first five air conditioned buildings in America were located in San Antonio. See more…

 

Rest Easy In Your Fully-Furnished Dwelling Suite, Asteroid Is NOT Hitting Earth!

An asteroid is set to whiz by earth this Wednesday, April 19. All of our Dwelling Suites guests can rest easy in their fully-furnished suites though because there is no chance that it will hit the earth. If the clouds break, you might want to grab a telescope and look to the sky because the next close encounter won’t be until 2027. If you ask us that’s fine because it can be a little unsettling that a massive rock is speeding toward us.

http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Large-asteroid-to-whiz-by-Earth-Wednesday-11080568.phpLarge asteroid to whiz by Earth Wednesday – San Antonio Express-News NASA is confident the world will not be destroyed by a large asteroid that will pass Earth on Wednesday.

The asteroid is expected to pass safely at a distance of about 1.1 million miles, or about 4.6 times the distance from Earth to the moon.

The pass is the closest heavenly encounter since asteroid Toutatis, a 3.1-mile space rock, flew by 13 years ago. That asteroid came within four lunar distances from Earth.

“Although there is no possibility for the asteroid to collide with our planet, this will be a very close approach for an asteroid of this size,” according to NASA.

See what it would look like if an asteroid hit different U.S. cities, including San Antonio, in the gallery above.

Wednesday’s asteroid, roughly 2,000 feet wide, will approach Earth from the direction of the sun and will become visible in the night sky after Wednesday. NASA says it’s predicted to brighten to about magnitude 11, when it could be visible in small optical telescopes for one or two nights before it fades as the distance from Earth rapidly increases.

Sky and Telescope says “because of its size and proximity, it will be bright enough to spot in a small, backyard telescope and moving fast enough to see in real time.”

Even if you have a decent telescope and know where to look – rolling west across Coma Berenices – mostly cloudy skies will hide its passage in the night sky.

The next close encounter with an asteroid will be in 2027 when the half-mile-wide asteroid 1999 AN10 will fly by at one lunar distance, about 236,000 miles. Read more…