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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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918 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA
We like to search for unique experiences when we travel, so when I heard about the five-pound cinnamon roll at Lulu's, I had to check it out. I should say that we prefer to travel on the healthy side and usually seek out the new health food or...
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116 Blue Star, San Antonio, TX 78204, 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...
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555 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
The San Antonio B-cycle program is one of the first large-scale municipal bike sharing systems in the U.S. There are 35 bike stations downtown, making two wheels a great way to explore a lot of the key historic sites and the many quality...
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224 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Built in 1929, the Majestic is San Antonio’s oldest and largest theater. A beloved historic landmark, it’s home to the San Antonio Symphony and hosts concerts, plays, and musicals three to five times a week. The magnificent interior...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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515 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Everything about Fig Tree Restaurant is great. The food is delicious, the menu is creative and eclectic, and the ambiance is memorable thanks to a historic building with a cozy interior and a riverside terrace. We always make a point to eat here...
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112 College St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
There's no question that Las Canarias is one of the best restaurants in San Antonio. It offers a unique, relaxed, and romantic dining experience for breakfast, lunch, and dinner (note that the restaurant is closed from 2-5:30 p.m.). Its location...
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2, 312 Pearl Pkwy #2102, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA
Even if you aren't planning to take a cooking course during your visit to San Antonio, a trip to the Culinary Institute of America is worth a visit. It's a great area to walk around in, and you can try coffee and pastries at the CIA Bakery Cafe....
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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...
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214 W Crockett St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
San Antonio's River Walk is lined with bars, but for some of the best martinis in the city, head to SoHo on Crockett Street. The stylish lounge is housed in space that used to be a bank and specializes in wines and artfully crafted martinis, some...
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San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
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...
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East Austin, Austin, TX, USA
The East Austin Studio Tour is held every November when over 100 local artists open their studios and workshops to the public. It's a great way to discover the hidden art scene in the East Austin community. From the streets, most of east Austin...
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East Austin, Austin, TX, USA
The East Austin Studio Tour is held yearly, two weekends in November when local artist's open their studios and workshops to the public. It's a great way to uncover the neighborhood's concentrated talent and unlikely art scene. I came upon this...
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East Austin, Austin, TX, USA
Plaid Pigeon's home studio was a stop on the self-guided East Austin Studio Tour. We pulled up in our car to the normal-looking residential home and were surprised to be greeted by a backyard full of playful plant art and a large greenhouse as we...
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East Austin, Austin, TX, USA
I took the East Austin Studio Tour while visiting in November. One of the stops was a warehouse shared by several wood, fabrication and print studios. They built a creative and inviting porch with a play area in the front lot complete with a...
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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...
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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....
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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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430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
La Antorcha de la Amistad, The Torch of Friendship, looms large in the heart of San Antonio. If you like the art, pull up a chair across the street at the popular restaurant Casa Rio. With bright awnings and waterfront outdoor seating, it's a nice...
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Schertz, TX, USA
Bussey's was a fun side trip on our drive from San Antonio and Austin. The flea market is open on weekends and is full of junk and treasure (depending on the eye of the beholder). The $1 parking fee was worth the picture of the giant armadillo...
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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...
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10003 NW Military Hwy #2115, San Antonio, TX 78231, USA
We saw signs that this trend is changing, but healthy food is hard to come by in San Antonio. It's a city where Mexican food, Tex-Mex, and soul food prevail. Queso and fried food tend to dominate the menus in this fine city where good, tasty food...
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6000 N New Braunfels Ave, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA
Located in the former Spanish Colonial Revival home of art collector Marion McNay, this museum opened its doors in 1954 as the first for modern art in San Antonio and has been drawing crowds ever since with its diverse, interesting...
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1401 S Flores St #102, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA
The atmosphere is as colorful and crisp as the food you are about to eat. The menu is comprised of dishes made with fresh fruit and is mainly comprised of 'botanos' or small plates for sharing. Try a little bit of everything, you won't be...
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430 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Watching the river flow by with a margarita in hand is one of the best ways to while away an afternoon in San Antonio, and at Casa Rio, you can do just that. The restaurant’s colorful umbrellas have lined the River Walk since 1946, providing...
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424 E Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
In San Antonio, you could easily have tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. But if you need a break from Tex-Mex, Schilo's Delicatessen is the place for you. Schilo's has been serving bratwurst, potato pancakes, and Wienerschnitzel in downtown...
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849 E. Commerce Street, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
While many cities have rivers, few take advantage of their waterways quite like San Antonio does. One of the city’s most popular tourist attractions, the River Walk runs along the San Antonio River and features both quiet stretches for...
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112 College St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
What began in 1854 as a high school—then grew into a college and, later, a law school—has served as one of San Antonio’s top hotels since 1968. Located near the River Walk, not far from the city’s historic district, the...
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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...
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609 S Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
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606 W Cypress St, San Antonio, TX 78212, USA
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807 Mission Rd, San Antonio, TX 78210, USA
Of San Antonio’s five mission churches, the Mission Nuestra Señora de la Purísima Concepción de Acuña resembles most closely its appearance at the time it was built (in 1755) and provides visitors a sense of the carefully considered scale and...
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9101 Graf Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214, USA
Of San Antonio's five missions, San Juan Capistrano, named for the 15th-century Franciscan friar and theologian, is perhaps the most unusual in appearance with its intimate chapel sanctuary and its distinctive belfry of triple arches set along the...
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10040 Espada Rd, San Antonio, TX 78214, USA
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318 E Houston St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
In the stagecoach days of Texas, one enterprising saloon owner decided to accept antlers, horns, rattlesnake rattles, and other animal artifacts as currency. The Buckhorn Hall of Horns soon grew into the largest collection of such specimens in the...
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200 W Jones Ave, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA
Visitors to San Antonio are witnessing a rebirth and radical repurposing of former beer factories. The old Pearl beer works, abandoned years ago, will soon be reborn as a Kimpton boutique hotel, right next to the new Culinary Institute of America...
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508 Villita St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
I love old churches and cathedrals. They often offer grandiose exteriors along with gaudy interiors, but the little church of La Villita is tiny and quaint. However, its charm makes it worth a visit if you find yourself exploring the San Antonio...
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210 W Market St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
If you’re fascinated by the Wild West, you’ll love this fantastic museum, where culture and history come together to transport you back in time. Named in honor of late Texas governor Dolph Briscoe and his wife, Janey, the museum is...
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104 N St Mary's St, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
Built in 1926, the Aztec Theatre is one of the most dazzling examples of '20s decadence and architecture in the U.S. After a period of decline, the new Aztec Theatre reopened in August 2009 as a concert venue. Thanks to being on the National...
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100 E Grayson St, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA
You don't have to cross the border to sample some of the best street foods that Mexico has to offer. Just head over to chef Johnny Hernandez's La Gloria Ice House. La Gloria, one of several San Antonio restaurants from the former Top Chef judge,...
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Take a piece of history home from this quirky little store across the street from the Alamo. The History Shop specializes in antique maps, pre-1900 weapons, and Texana books. There's also a cool Alamo Diorama that shows the development of Texas...