Collected by Donna W Francis
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
You haven’t truly experienced Texas until you’ve visited the hallowed grounds of the Alamo. Established in 1718 as the Mission San Antonio de Valero, the building is best known as the site of the 1836 Battle of the Alamo, a 13-day...
303 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA
Pearl was founded in 1881 as a traditional brewery. These days, however, the bustling complex is less about beer than its 15 restaurants, dozen-plus retailers, and numerous family-friendly events, including a twice-weekly farmers’ market....
739 E César E. Chávez Blvd, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Locals and tourists alike love making their way to the top of of the Tower of the Americas. Most go straight up to the observation deck, but those in the know stay for dinner or drinks. The Tower of the Americas is the 750-foot-tall icon of San...
849 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
809 River Walk St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
A river tour with Rio San Antonio Cruises is a great, affordable, and quick (35 minutes) tour of downtown San Antonio. The boat guides are well-versed in the history of the River Walk and the city and are up to speed on current events, including...
123 Losoya St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
While exploring the streets of San Antonio, you'll discover numerous pieces of public art that illustrate the city's rich culture and support for the arts. We stopped at The Worm Tequila Bar to take some group photos in front of its mural, which...
Festive Plaza in La Villita, a complex with shops run by local artisans, offers a more unique experience than the souvenir-selling El Mercado. Aside from shopping for authentic handmade goods, you can learn about its rich history. Self-guided...
26515 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd, San Antonio, TX 78266, USA
Natural Bridge Caverns are truly some of the of spectacular caves in North America, and one of the largest in the state of Texas (which is, as we all know, known for big things). There are a number of different tour options, from their most basic...
418 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
The Arneson River Theatre is a beautiful, open-air amphitheater nestled on the banks of the San Antonio River. Live music, dance, and other performances are frequently held here. You'll often find music during the day and dance performances in the...
200 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA
There is no shortage of things to do at the Pearl Brewery Complex in San Antonio. One of the best things about the complex is that it is accessible from the River Walk trail system making it a great place to visit on the bicycle. The 22-acre site...
1414 S Alamo St #105, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA
Two of my favorite things are beer and bikes, so it was no surprise that I fell in love with the Blue Star Brewing Company in San Antonio. The beer is top-notch and all organic. It also has a stellar food menu and offers great ambiance, both...
245 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
San Antonio is famous for its mariachi, or Mexican folk music. The city hosts several mariachi competitions throughout the year and has a number of resident mariachi bands that roam along the River Walk, ready to serenade a family or couple. Don't...
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