’s annual festival weekend features four days of events filled with beer, wine, champagne, and food tastings from a variety of vendors. Visitors can enjoy some of San Antonio’s finest dining and, to top it all off, it’s for a good cause— proceeds from the event help to support local charity efforts related to the city’s food scene, such as the annual “Chefs for Chefs” brunch or bringing new sustainable farming spaces to San Antonio.
All of these reasons and more make Culinaria a must-see stop for any San Antonio visitor or resident. Getting to the city for the festival, though, can be another challenge, especially when you’re traveling with a large group. Who will volunteer their car to make the trip? Who will do the driving? What if you need multiple cars to accommodate everyone?
Options can become limited when your group numbers start to exceed 15, 20, or more. Splitting up your group into separate cars or trying to navigate public transportation might just make the organization even worse, leaving some group members to end up completely lost or arrive late.
Companies such as Longhorn Charter Bus (1-844-447-2779)
have experience in providing transportation to groups all over Texas, including in the San Antonio
area. For those traveling to Culinaria in a group, a minibus
can be a great option to help everyone stay organized as you travel to and from festival events, local restaurants, attractions, and your hotel.
Longhorn will match your group with a personal driver to take care of all driving worries, leaving you and your friends to enjoy your travels stress-free. While you’re at the festival, you’ll be free to eat and drink to your heart’s content without worrying about choosing a designated driver or feeling too tired to get behind the wheel. If you’d like to schedule a midday break from taste testing, your driver will be available to pick up your group from the festival and take you back to your hotel so that you can rest up for the remainder of the day’s events.
Public transportation and shuttle services may be available, but these will operate on fixed, predetermined routes, leaving your group to plan your day around someone else’s schedule. With a private bus
, you can choose when you want to leave, go exactly where you want to go, and always travel on your own time. If you’d like, you can even set up your own shuttle service between your hotel or home and the main festival space at the J.W. Marriott, so that everyone in your group will be guaranteed transportation throughout each day— perfect for large groups who may not agree on when exactly they’d like to leave.
While you’re not busy discovering new foods or drinking the day away, hop in your bus and see what else San Antonio has to offer. Culinaria’s a bit of a drive from downtown, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy local downtown spots such as Pearl or the River Walk. Let your driver know what you’d like to see, and they’ll be ready to take you to every stop you have planned. With a private bus, all of the city’s best attractions are never out of reach.
Need a ride to San Antonio? If you’re outside of Texas, National Charter Bus (1-844-755-0510)
services over 30 locations across the U.S., making it easy to travel to Culinaria from any major city in the country. Their charter buses
offer comfortable seating, WiFi, air conditioning, and even restrooms to make your road trip comfortable.
Contact these bus companies today so that your group can “Eat, Drink, Give” in true Culinaria fashion this year! Both Longhorn Charter Bus and National Charter Bus are available 24 hours a day.