Collected by Mario Alberto Anaya
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...
122 Madison, San Antonio, TX 78204, USA
514 W Commerce St, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
Walking into El Mercado Market Square is like entering another world, with its rows of color climbing the walls and hugging the aisles. It's the largest Mexican market outside of Mexico. A San Antonio trolley will drop you off here for free. The...
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...
849 E Commerce St, 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...
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...
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...
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...
300 Alamo Plaza, San Antonio, TX 78205, USA
The Alamo is a required attraction for first-time visitors to San Antonio. It's free to visit this iconic landmark, and the exhibits provide some interesting historic and cultural information. The gardens have some shady, quiet spots that offer a...
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...
1410 Guadalupe St # 113, San Antonio, TX 78207, USA
San Antonio's west side is one of the city's cultural hubs. Latin and Mexican-American influences are vibrantly displayed through public art and murals. The area around Guadalupe Street is an especially rich place to explore. You'll find art...
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...
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...
San Antonio, TX 78210, USA
The Blue Star Art Complex is a refurbished industrial complex that now houses boutiques, drinks and the arts. This formerly unused industrial space rejuvenated not only the building, but the community and all its visitors as well. Off the San...
Avenida Guadalupe, San Antonio, TX, USA
I love street art and I seek it out in my hometown as well as in my travel destinations. I think it says a lot about a city when it advocates public art and commissions local artists to beautify the city. One of my favorite displays of public art...
303 Pearl Pkwy, San Antonio, TX 78215, USA
The Pearl is an old brewery that's been converted into a mix-use center. It houses locally owned boutiques, restaurants, and a Saturday farmers market. The Culinary Institute of America has a campus here and runs a colorful cafe full of delectable...
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...
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