About San Antonio

San Antonio is a city full of history, bursting with culture and tons of modern attractions for visitors to discover. From the green parks and trails to the local shopping, dining and drinking, you can find it all here! San Antonio not only attracts thousands of tourists every year, but more people are moving here than ever, making it the third fasting growing city in the U.S. according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

Where we live:

San Antonio is split into 11 “neighborhoods,” that are full of different attractions for everyone! Our residents live, play, and eat in all different areas of the city.  Here is a list below…

1) Medical Center/La Cantera (North)
2) Alamo Ranch/SeaWorld (Northwest)
3) Monticello (Westside)
4) South Side
5) Eastside
6) Alamo Heights
7) Northeast
8) The Pearl
9) Downtown/River Walk
10) Southtown Arts District (Central)
11) Monte Vista/Olmos Park/St. Mary’s (Midtown)

Where we eat: 

We may be biased, but San Antonio offers some of the country’s best cuisine, and our residents love to eat. You can find it all here!

·         La Gloria: Authentic Mexican dishes (try the tacos de trompo al pastor)

·         Toro Kitchen + Bar: Love Spanish cuisine? Come try the tapas and paella!

·         Little Woodrow’s: Two locations (Stone Oak & Medical): Have you ever seen a turtle race? Come have a drink on Thursdays’ night if you haven’t

·         Alamo Beer Company: Check out this brewery/beer garden or schedule a brewery tour

·         Bird Bakery: Enjoy some delicious cupcakes/coffee from this bakery. (Try the “The Elvis” or the carrot cake cupcakes)

·          Tong’s Thai: Serves Thai & Chinese food with a nice patio

·         The Pearl Food Hall: several small local restaurants under one roof!

·         Down on Grayson: modern- American restaurant with a cool vibe

·         Lick: try some of the creative rotating flavors at this ice cream shop

·         Nonna Osteria: Amazing homemade pasta guaranteed to impress! Make sure to split the Tartufo with a friend!

·         Bar 1919: One of the essential bars to try in San Antonio, perfect for those who want to experience a bar in the prohibition era

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Where we play:                         

– Six Flags Fiesta Texas: Enjoy the rides, food, and excitement at this SA theme park
– TopGolf: Try a swing, have a drink and some food at this indoor golfing range
– The Shops at La Cantera: Have some wine-and-dine or shop till you drop at this upscale shopping center!
– Phil Hardberger Park: 330-acre former dairy farm, which is full of walking, biking, and hiking trails. Contains the Tobin Land Bridge, the first bridge that allows for safe passage of folks and wildlife over a busy roadway.
– SeaWorld: Go for a splash at this San Antonio theme park! *Waves of Honor deal allows for any active U.S. military personal one free admission. Experience Howl-O-Scream in October.
–  Mission Trail: Bike (or drive) this 15-mile trail along the San Antonio River that connects all five San Antonio colonial missions to experience the history of SA
– Alamo Quarry Market: Check out some locally owned stores, catch a movie, or get some ice cream at Amy’s
–  San Antonio Botanical Garden: A must-stop for plant lovers or anyone who enjoys the outdoors!
–  San Antonio Zoo: Check out some animals at our city’s zoo!
– Japanese Tea Garden – Great photo op and its walking distance from the zoo
– Cowboys Dance Hall: If you’re visiting Texas, you need to Two-step at least once!
– Vendor Market at the Pearl: Local vendors set up shop at the Pearl over the weekend!
– San Antonio Museum of Art: See a collection of Mediterranean, Asian and Latin America art! *Student discount is available! *
– Jazz, Texas: Speakeasy Live jazz music under the Food Hall at the Pearl (Tues-Sat)
– Alamo: You can’t come to San Antonio and not visit the Alamo at least once
– King William: Once considered the “most beautiful historic neighborhood” in Texas, take a tour of these amazing houses!
–  Blue Star Arts Complex: Complex of art studios, bars, and restaurants
–  First Friday: Monthly artwalk that starts around 1900 on the first Friday of every month
–  St Mary’s strip: This is “San Antonio’s entertainment district” with bars (Faust, Rumble), clubs, and venues (Brass Monkey, Paper Tiger).