Collected by Nick Gracilla
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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,...
555 Funston Pl, San Antonio, TX 78209, USA
San Antonio's Botanical Gardens offer much more than diverse and beautiful flora—they also provide you with a greater sense for the city and state's history. The photo shows one of several buildings in the gardens; this one an authentic Pineywoods...
21395 Milsa Dr, San Antonio, TX 78256, USA
The Friedrich Wilderness Park, not far from downtown San Antonio, allows you to escape the city along trails throughout the 200 plus acres of this natural oasis. Make your way through live oak and juniper groves, opening into meadows, and keep an...
24152 Interstate 10 West, San Antonio, TX 78257, USA
As a friend of mine once said, "The state motto of Texas should be, 'Texas: Where the barbecue in our airports is better than any you'll find in your home state.'" It just wouldn't be a visit to Texas without some barbecue beef brisket, and Rudy's...
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...
555 W Bitters Rd, Hill Country Village, TX 78232, USA
The Alley on Bitters is a great place to wander. It occupies the land where a 19th century dairy farm once stood, and there's still a great deal of character and old school charm. Meander past arts & crafts shops, antique dealers, and boutiques,...
6701 San Jose Dr, San Antonio, TX 78214, USA
Unlike many national parks, San Antonio Missions isn’t just one location. Rather, the park comprises a chain of centuries-old Catholic mission churches snaking along the San Antonio River. A daylong tour introduces travelers to several of...
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