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1015 Navarro St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
The roots of this Mediterranean Revival-style boutique hotel go back to 1914, when a local grocer created the tropically inspired property to house his visiting vendors. Nearly a century later in 2010, hotelier and style guru Liz Lambert added the...
10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214, USA
Mission Espada was the first mission set up in Texas, and dates to the mid 1700's. It remains an active parish today, and an interesting place to visit. Far from a relic, Espada allows visitors to experience its involvement with the local...
200-414 Alpine, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA
Transport yourself to a different place and time with a simple stroll through San Antonio’s Japanese Tea Garden, a lush expanse full of shaded walkways, stone bridges, blooming flowers, and spectacular koi ponds. The garden was originally...
San Antonio, TX 78210, USA
The Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum is the first and longest running venue for contemporary and modern art in San Antonio. It features a plethora of exhibitions each year and always has something going on at the museum. It also hosts concerts...
1320 Guadalupe St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
Guadalupe Street Coffee is where hip-hangout meets community center. Not only do they brew the best, they go above and beyond for their neighborhood by providing free WiFi, computer access, a local art gallery, job training and after school...
700 E Sonterra Blvd #1113, San Antonio, TX 78258, USA
Local Coffee is a San Antonio institution committed to carefully crafted coffee. Both locations (Alamo Heights and Stone Oak) have a hip, contemporary coffee culture vibe and are a great place to sit and sip. Local Coffee sources their beans from...
1023, 15502 Huebner Rd # 101, San Antonio, TX 78248, USA
Mildfire Coffee Roasters, in northwest San Antonio, provides more than a great cup of coffee. The small coffeehouse will even roast your beans right in the shop for you. With art on the walls and the smell of lattes in the air, it's one of the...
229 E Houston St #10, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
A recent—and popular—addition to San Antonio’s cocktail scene, The Last Word is lead by mixologist Jeret Peña, the force behind popular bar, Brooklynite. With TLW, Peña has opened a spot downtown, close to the famous River Walk, that is...
229 E Houston St #10, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
This downtown craft cocktail den is the latest bar-lounge situation from leading mixology master Jeret Pena (The Brooklynite) and serves up exquisite mixed drinks in a handsome environment a flight under Houston Street. Don't let the clubby decor...
4421 De Zavala Rd, San Antonio, TX 78249, USA
Sol Y Luna is what a local bakery should be—a winning combination of fresh breads, pastries, and confections, along with a friendly and courteous atmosphere. It's a good place to stop by for a croissant and a coffee in the morning; or even stock...
6740 San Pedro Ave, San Antonio, TX 78216, USA
While heading out to raucous clubs can be a good time every now and then, sometimes you just want to listen to some good music and chill out for the evening. Luna offers a host of live music shows (check their website for upcoming artists), boasts...
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...
1414 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA
Bike shops can be a great place for travelers to get information on unique sites and travel experiences. We often stop into bike shops in a new city to talk to the staff and find out if there are good places to ride. Marty, the manager at the Blue...
205 N Presa St B201, 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...
Mission San Jose, San Antonio, TX, USA
San José—the largest and most impressive of the San Antonio Missions—has evolved not only into a historic monument, but also a well-preserved part of modern local life. Part visitor center, part parish, part museum, and part...
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