Make Southtown Your New Home

Jackie
Make Southtown Your New Home

Historic meets Urban in San Antonio

So much history in San Antonio like the Missions, King William, Pearl and Lonestar Brewery. Even though all these places are historical there has been a reviving of the cultural scene making some of these attractions more Urban. Entertainment, restaurants, breweries and galleries welcome visitors from all over the world.
San Antonio is rich with history and culture. Not only can you visit the Alamo and the Riverwalk but please visit Mission Concepción, Mission Espada, Mission San Juan in Mission San Jose. These missions aren’t quite as popular as the Alamo but they’re more beautiful And less crowded!
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San Antonio
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San Antonio is rich with history and culture. Not only can you visit the Alamo and the Riverwalk but please visit Mission Concepción, Mission Espada, Mission San Juan in Mission San Jose. These missions aren’t quite as popular as the Alamo but they’re more beautiful And less crowded!
Settled by wealthy German merchants, one of San Antonio’s most beautiful first suburbs makes up 25 blocks of picturesque mansions and gardens.
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King William
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Settled by wealthy German merchants, one of San Antonio’s most beautiful first suburbs makes up 25 blocks of picturesque mansions and gardens.

Sightseeing

San Antonio has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for the best Tex-Mex, BBQ, craft beer or history it's in the Alamo City.
Located directly across from the Pioneer Flour Mill, this collection of former warehouses spanning 137,000 square feet is now home to San Antonio's most expansive collection of art galleries, student exhibits, alternative theater, and also restaurants and a brew pub.
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Blue Star Arts Complex
1414 S Alamo St
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Located directly across from the Pioneer Flour Mill, this collection of former warehouses spanning 137,000 square feet is now home to San Antonio's most expansive collection of art galleries, student exhibits, alternative theater, and also restaurants and a brew pub.
UNESCO World Heritage Site San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a must see. Don't just settle for the Alamo but also see Mission San Juan, Mission Concepcion, Mission Espada and Mission San Jose. These outposts were established by Catholic religious orders to spread Christianity among the local natives.
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San Antonio Missions National Historical Park
6701 San Jose Dr
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UNESCO World Heritage Site San Antonio Missions National Historical Park is a must see. Don't just settle for the Alamo but also see Mission San Juan, Mission Concepcion, Mission Espada and Mission San Jose. These outposts were established by Catholic religious orders to spread Christianity among the local natives.
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Six Flags Over Texas
2201 East Road to Six Flags Street
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SeaWorld San Antonio
10500 Sea World Drive
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The Museum, or library as it was originally known, now houses mill memorabilia including antique baking accessories, cookie cutters and anniversary Dresden china plates which were given to customers by the mill. After World War II, Dresden plates were replaced with American-made china until they also stopped in 1952. The restaurant encompasses the original kitchen, tea room, dining room and the outdoor arbor areas of the Guenther House. Don't leave San Antonio without having brunch at The Guenther House.
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Guenther House
205 East Guenther Street
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The Museum, or library as it was originally known, now houses mill memorabilia including antique baking accessories, cookie cutters and anniversary Dresden china plates which were given to customers by the mill. After World War II, Dresden plates were replaced with American-made china until they also stopped in 1952. The restaurant encompasses the original kitchen, tea room, dining room and the outdoor arbor areas of the Guenther House. Don't leave San Antonio without having brunch at The Guenther House.
America's oldest cathedral sanctuary is San Antonio's San Fernando Cathedral, which was founded in 1731 by Canary Islanders. Its 9 a.m. Sunday mass is broadcast across the country; it can also be seen locally on Catholic Television of San Antonio, cable channel 15. The cathedral is also well known among visitors of all denominations for its annual reenactment of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday; the Spanish language presentation draws thousands of viewers.
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San Fernando Cathedral
231 W Commerce St
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America's oldest cathedral sanctuary is San Antonio's San Fernando Cathedral, which was founded in 1731 by Canary Islanders. Its 9 a.m. Sunday mass is broadcast across the country; it can also be seen locally on Catholic Television of San Antonio, cable channel 15. The cathedral is also well known among visitors of all denominations for its annual reenactment of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday; the Spanish language presentation draws thousands of viewers.
You can't leave San Antonio without a river cruise! You have to do just once with your own professional tour guide. I live here and I love them.
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GO RIO San Antonio River Cruises
809 E River Walk
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You can't leave San Antonio without a river cruise! You have to do just once with your own professional tour guide. I live here and I love them.

Food scene

There are so many great restaurants in San Antonio and I've chosen a few that don't land on the tourist radar. I've been traveling for over 30 years and one thing I love to do is avoid the tourist scene. Medina's and My Little Taco house are filled with local residents and delicious food. I eat there exactly for that a reason. You don't find locals at hotels! Enjoy!
My daughter and I shared this pizza and it was plenty. Homemade pizza with oranges, ricotta, red onion, pistachios baked in their own brick oven! The dough is made on site. This is a must do! You can't leave Southtown without eating at Il Forno for homemade pizza in a brick oven. They even grow their own veggies in front.
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Il Forno
122 Nogalitos St
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My daughter and I shared this pizza and it was plenty. Homemade pizza with oranges, ricotta, red onion, pistachios baked in their own brick oven! The dough is made on site. This is a must do! You can't leave Southtown without eating at Il Forno for homemade pizza in a brick oven. They even grow their own veggies in front.
Ok their refried beans are Aaaamazing! I might get in trouble for this but I beg you to stay off the Riverwalk (momentarily) for so-so traditional Tex-Mex! LOL. Instead make your way to Medina’s locally owned restaurant for the best and cheapest Mexican food around! About 5 blocks from our home. As a seasoned traveler I always recommend that travelers walk out their front door and walk 3 to 4 blocks in any direction and see what you find before you head to any tourist location!
Medina's Mexican Grill
2711 South Flores Street
Ok their refried beans are Aaaamazing! I might get in trouble for this but I beg you to stay off the Riverwalk (momentarily) for so-so traditional Tex-Mex! LOL. Instead make your way to Medina’s locally owned restaurant for the best and cheapest Mexican food around! About 5 blocks from our home. As a seasoned traveler I always recommend that travelers walk out their front door and walk 3 to 4 blocks in any direction and see what you find before you head to any tourist location!
The weekends are always full of live music. The Mexican food is killer, and the margaritas give you plenty of fuel to keep moving. Rosario’s is packed on first Fridays, but is well worth the wait and the crowd. And there’s no cover charge! AYE!
Rosario's
9715 San Pedro Ave
The weekends are always full of live music. The Mexican food is killer, and the margaritas give you plenty of fuel to keep moving. Rosario’s is packed on first Fridays, but is well worth the wait and the crowd. And there’s no cover charge! AYE!
Kunstler is walking distance from our home. Easy to get to with plenty of opportunities to see some local flavor. Künstler Brewing is San Antonio’s first artisanal craft brewpub, re-inventing old beer styles into flavorful and innovative works of craft beer artistry. All beers are designed and brewed by Head Brewer and Owner Vera Deckard, and served with a fusion of German and Texan fare in a warm and welcoming neighborhood environment.
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Künstler Brewing
302 E Lachapelle
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Kunstler is walking distance from our home. Easy to get to with plenty of opportunities to see some local flavor. Künstler Brewing is San Antonio’s first artisanal craft brewpub, re-inventing old beer styles into flavorful and innovative works of craft beer artistry. All beers are designed and brewed by Head Brewer and Owner Vera Deckard, and served with a fusion of German and Texan fare in a warm and welcoming neighborhood environment.
They have the best margaritas in San Antonio. Great vibe.
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Pete's Tako House
502 Brooklyn Avenue
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They have the best margaritas in San Antonio. Great vibe.
Love. Love. Love this place. Small and quaint in a reno fire station on S. Alamo St you'll love the food and drinks. Best margarita I've ever had!
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Battalion
604 S. Alamo St.
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Love. Love. Love this place. Small and quaint in a reno fire station on S. Alamo St you'll love the food and drinks. Best margarita I've ever had!
Great Mexican food without the trendy, touristy high prices.
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Tito's Mexican Restaurant
955 South Alamo Street
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Great Mexican food without the trendy, touristy high prices.
A local favorite Stella House “farm to pizza” concept is centered on farm to table food practices and the development of strong partnerships with local growers.
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Stella Public House
1414 South Alamo Street
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A local favorite Stella House “farm to pizza” concept is centered on farm to table food practices and the development of strong partnerships with local growers.
The Blue Star Brewing Company opened in 1996 and is located at the beginning of the Mission Reach, a major bike friendly and pedestrian thoroughfare to the city’s cultural and historical features that run along the San Antonio River.
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Blue Star Brewing Company
1414 South Alamo Street
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The Blue Star Brewing Company opened in 1996 and is located at the beginning of the Mission Reach, a major bike friendly and pedestrian thoroughfare to the city’s cultural and historical features that run along the San Antonio River.
The Hill Country’s Best Day Trip Stunning views, unique buildings, mature oak trees and beautiful sunsets make the Singing Water Vineyards a favorite destination for the Hill Country.
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Singing Water Vineyards
316 Mill Dam Road
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The Hill Country’s Best Day Trip Stunning views, unique buildings, mature oak trees and beautiful sunsets make the Singing Water Vineyards a favorite destination for the Hill Country.
A little bit of that San Antonio flair goes into each and every can of beer we brew—the food, the art, the music, and culture. We make Freetail for everybody .
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Freetail Brewing Co.
2000 South Presa Street
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A little bit of that San Antonio flair goes into each and every can of beer we brew—the food, the art, the music, and culture. We make Freetail for everybody .
Swanky speakeasy-style spot where hipster bartenders mix classic cocktails & also serve charcuterie. Located at Blue Star Brewery on S. Alamo.
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Bar 1919
1420 South Alamo Street
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Swanky speakeasy-style spot where hipster bartenders mix classic cocktails & also serve charcuterie. Located at Blue Star Brewery on S. Alamo.
Super quaint coffee house and wine bar in the King William District on S. Alamo St. Love this place for coffee.
The Jewel
1102 South Alamo Street
Super quaint coffee house and wine bar in the King William District on S. Alamo St. Love this place for coffee.
Breezy restaurant in a former warehouse featuring comfort food, an outdoor bar & a camp-like vibe.
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Camp Outpost Co.
1811 South Alamo Street
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Breezy restaurant in a former warehouse featuring comfort food, an outdoor bar & a camp-like vibe.
A little bit of a drive from Southtown on the east side under the Hays St. Bridge is Alamo Beer Co. Since December 2014, Alamo Beer Company has proudly brewed the only beer to bear the ALAMO name since the start of Prohibition in 1919. Each package and style of beer has been developed to tell a story of San Antonio, The Alamo, and the fiercely independent Texas spirit. A fun, outdoor space for families and friends.
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Alamo Beer Company
415 Burnet St
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A little bit of a drive from Southtown on the east side under the Hays St. Bridge is Alamo Beer Co. Since December 2014, Alamo Beer Company has proudly brewed the only beer to bear the ALAMO name since the start of Prohibition in 1919. Each package and style of beer has been developed to tell a story of San Antonio, The Alamo, and the fiercely independent Texas spirit. A fun, outdoor space for families and friends.

City/town information

Wine Road 290. A showcase collection of wineries – intimate tasting rooms, grand vineyard views, unique tour & tasting experiences and the best Texas Wine to fit every taste. About an hour drive from downtown SA. In the Texas Hill Country and worth the drive.
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Fredericksburg
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Wine Road 290. A showcase collection of wineries – intimate tasting rooms, grand vineyard views, unique tour & tasting experiences and the best Texas Wine to fit every taste. About an hour drive from downtown SA. In the Texas Hill Country and worth the drive.

Conseils aux voyageurs

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Hop On Hop Off!

I’ve been traveling for years and one of the things I love is the hop on hop off bus tour in almost any city! It’s the perfect way to see many sites with a local guide sharing tales about San Antonio. There’s a lot to see in this great city!
Coutumes et culture

https://fiestasanantonio.org/official-fiesta-event-calendar/

Fiesta is the highlight event of San Antonio! There are tons of activities and If you have the opportunity take in a parade or 2 and visit the hundreds of vendor booths during this 10 event, April 16-26.
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VIA Downtown Trolleys

VIA Downtown trolleys, constructed like old-fashioned trolleys but with rubber tires, are a fun and inexpensive way to explore the downtown area. The red, yellow, purple, and blue line trolleys serve four routes and stop at all major downtown attractions. The small fare is well worth the cost (you can also purchase a monthly streetcar pass if you think you'll be riding a great deal.) You can pay by cash, with a streetcar token, or with a streetcar pass. Discounts are available for seniors, children, the mobility impaired and Medicare recipients. Transfers between the streetcars are free.
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https://sanantonio.bcycle.com/

I love riding bikes to get to know a new town. Bike rentals are available at various places around San Antonio. Plenty of trails.