San Antonio, Texas, is less than a four-hour flight from Toronto and Air Canada (aircanada.com) offers direct service between the two cities with convenient connections from other gateways. The local bus company, Via, sells a day pass for just US$2.75. For children, the Witte Museum showcases a variety of interactive displays. The Mercado is a vibrant little piece of Mexico on Commerce Street, featuring three blocks of restaurants and colourful stalls where you’ll find intriguing little knick-knacks to take home as gifts. For more information on all there is to see and do in San Antonio, log onto Visitsanantonio.com.