One of the great things about San Antonio is its little pockets of food, culture and crafts, where you can lose the day to great food, music and general vibes. And the Pearl District takes the crown for the most charming cultural hotspot, with fabulous architecture to admire, dotted with great restaurants (hello, Mon Chou Chou). Whether or not you’re staying at the iconic Hotel Emma, you’re sure to spend a lot of time here. Flick through books at Twig Book Shop, pop into boutique stores, and end with a snack and a drink at Bottling Dept Food Hall.
Fancy taking a boat trip to an art gallery, getting lost in fossil caverns, and strolling over a moonlit bridge? You’ve come to the right place. Once a day trip spot, San Antonio has since made a pretty big name for itself as a prime destination – a cultural hotspot with an innovative food scene, and more.
Whether you were drawn to the city for its fantastic annual Fiesta, Dia de los Muertos or even its Book Festival, there’s plenty to discover to extend your trip. San Antonio is home to districts full of character, street food and live music, and its cultural explosion many years ago made room for a buzzing arts and culture scene, with the San Antonio Museum of Art, McNay Art Museum and the DoSeum well worth checking out.
It’s also known for its many parks and green spaces, boasting everything from botanical gardens to a Japanese Tea Garden, but it hasn’t lost its Tejano culture and Texan charm along the way. So whether you’re hopping over from Austin or here for the week, check out our full guide to the city. Enjoy, folks.